Bloodied Ferguson shows off wounds in hospital selfie

first_img Loading… Promoted Content7 Theories About The Death Of Our Universe10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWhat Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneBoys Deserve More Than Action-Hero Role ModelsWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemLook At Something Beautiful That Wasn’t Made By A Human BeingTop 10 Most Famous Female Racers Of All Time8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our Planet Tony Ferguson seemed in good spirits as he posted a photo in hospital after he suffered a broken eye-socket in his shock defeat to Justin Gaethje at Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC 249)Ferguson suffered his first defeat in eight years on Saturday night against Gaethje, in an event where he was originally scheduled to face unbeaten lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.But after receiving a bruising from Gaethje in front of an empty arena in Jacksonville, Florida, the referee waved off the fight in the fifth-round and Ferguson was rushed to hospital. Despite the loss, the 36-year-old smiled for a selfie with wife Cristina to celebrate Mother’s Day in the US. He captioned his Instagram: ‘Love You Babygirl. Thanks for Taking Care of Me #Happy Mother’s Day Toots.’  Ferguson also posted a video dancing in hospital, saying: ‘When You’re About To Get Discharged From The Hospital #LetMeOut.’ Gaethje delivered the performance of his career and dominated from start to finish, securing a fifth-round stoppage and thus a shot at the title against Khabib. The unbeaten Russian congratulated the victor on Twitter afterwards, saying: ‘It was so impressive, congratulations. Very smart fight.’ Gaethje landed 143 significant strikes, 100 of those to the head, as he outfought Ferguson to win the interim lightweight crown. UFC president Dana White has confirmed that Ferguson sustained an orbital fracture in the process.Battered Tony Ferguson recuperating after bloody fightFerguson himself was full of praise for Gaethje, though admitted the uncertainty surrounding his opponent at the behind closed doors event made preparation difficult. ‘It was a long camp. The weight cut had nothing to do with it. Justin’s a tough son of a b***h, I’ll be realRead AlsoWWE: Asuka, Otis win MITB briefcases after Mysterio is thrown off the roofIt was Ferguson’s first loss since 2012 and despite contesting the stoppage, his facial wounds were evidence of the beating he suffered in the main event, with White admitting: ‘I thought Tony Ferguson looked off tonight. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Former athletes planning Independence Day `Old School versus New School’ athletic championship

first_imgBy Joe ChapmanCOME Independence Day, May 26, two former track athletes from Mackenzie High School (MHS) and Christianburg/Wismar Secondary (Multi) are putting together what they term the inaugural ‘Old School/New School’ Track and Field Championship, which will be staged at the Mackenzie Sports Club ground.The former athletes Shawn ‘Baldhead’ McNeil who attended MHS and Floyd Cameron who is a past student of Multi came up with the idea as they reminisced at the good old days when they were fierce competitors.Speaking to Chronicle Sport, McNeil said, “We started at the Under-11s to compete against each other, then at secondary school and as such, over the years Floyd began giving back basically to Multi items such as running shoes and I did likewise, to get trophies for MHS athletes from time to time. So we thought instead of doing things individually, he at Multi and I at MHS, we decided to do something to let both schools benefit.”Shawn McNeilIt was from this aspect of donating to their alma mater that McNeil said, “We decided to host a championship in our names and pit the two schools against each other. We call it the “Old School, New School” track athletic championship.Events for past athletes will be the Over-20, Over-40, Over-50 and the normal events for the athletes who are currently attending school.“Our plan is to give each school nothing less than $100 000 that will go towards their individual track and field programme. That is our plan and it is also our desire to feed the athletes on the day of the championship and not let that be the task of the schools.”McNeil also hinted that while it is our plan to feed the athletes, we are looking to create a menu that is going to be beneficial for the athletes on that day.”McNeil added, “We also plan to recognise eight former athletes, two males and two females from each school. Instead of giving athletes a trophy we plan to give them a tablet and it is about six tablets which we have catered for in our budget.”The former standout MHS track and field athlete further informed that they also intend to give the two schools one Smart flat screen television to help with the track and field programme.They have already approached Multi Track Club and Ministry of Education, who are excited about the planned championship. He said, “Both schools are on board and hopefully everything works out the way it is planned to have a successful championship.”last_img read more

Tiger Woods Eyes October Return After Knee Surgery

first_imgTiger Woods Masters champion Tiger Woods is seeking an October return after revealing he had a knee operation last week.The 43-year-old, who ended an 11-year wait for his 15th major in April, said arthroscopic surgery repaired minor cartilage damage in his left knee.The world number eight hopes to play in the PGA Tour’s new event in Japan, the ZOZO Championship, from 24-27 October. Woods, one short of Sam Snead’s 82 PGA Tour wins, has had four previous knee operations and four back surgeries.The latest operation was performed by Dr Vern Cooley, who said: “I expect Tiger to make a full recovery. We did what was needed and also examined the entire knee. There were no additional problems.”After winning his fifth Masters title in April, Woods missed the cut at the PGA Championship and Open.He withdrew from this month’s Northern Trust shortly before his tee time citing a mild sprain, but returned for the BMW Championship at Medinah Country Club.However, his 37th-place finish meant he did not qualify for the Tour Championship finale, which he won the year before to end a five-year spell without a PGA title.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Eunisell Boot Joint-winners Boost Eagles Squad for Togo Clash

first_imgCHAN 2020Eunisell Boot 2019 joint winners Sunusi Ibrahim and Mfon Udoh are amongst players in the camp of the Super Eagles ahead of their CHAN 2020 First Leg, final round qualifier against Togo, on Sunday.Both players were celebrated at an impressive ceremony by Eunisell, earlier in the year, as part of the brand’s desire to boost the quality of domestic football in the country. Sunusi Ibrahim and Mfon Udoh Udoh, who plays for Akwa United said: “I feel great. I feel excited and grateful. The Eunisell Boot has enhanced my profile.“It shows I have been recognized for hard work.”Ibrahim, who scored his first goal for Nigeria on his second cap for the U23 team is equally excited.“A lot has happened to me since the Eunisell Boot coronation and I dedicate this invitation to Eunisell,” he said to Eunisell Football’s Twitter account: @EunisellFball.Conceived by Nigeria’s leading chemical and specialty fluids and Production Solutions Group, Eunisell, the Eunisell Boot seeks to raise the standard of public interest in the top flight by rewarding the outstanding top scorers in the domestic top flight with cash incentives.With the 2019/20 NPFL season about to kick off, top stars have continued to score goals in pre-season tournaments across the land to indicate their readiness for the Eunisell Boot 2020 Award.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Schelling: Students’ voices hopefully change policy for better

first_imgMark your calendars now: Student football tickets go on sale June 22 at 8:30 a.m.Set five alarms or stay up all night with a case of 5-Hour Energy if you have to, because tickets will once again be first-come, first-served — just like the good ol’ days.Now before you criticize the Athletic Department based on the rapid sellout and communication issues in the past, keep in mind why it made the change.According to the press release, the decision to change (or go back to normal) was made “after considering substantial feedback from students.”I guess all the complaining everyone did about the lottery system worked after all.So, this means you don’t have to win a lottery to get the opportunity to buy tickets this season, and you won’t have to wear wristbands like the start of last season after the success of the “Fuck the wristbands” chant. So, that’s the good news, but what about the bad news?Well, with the introduction of a complete first-come, first-served system, the Athletic Department has put everyone on equal ground. That’s right — whether you’re on your victory lap as a fifth-year senior or an incoming freshman, you have an equal opportunity to buy season tickets to watch Bret Bielema’s new punt formation.That means your friend’s roommate’s little brother, who may not have even set foot on campus before now, has just as much chance of buying tickets as you or I.So while you’re toiling away at your summer job or internship with another “case of the Mondays” on June 22, be careful not to let some bright-eyed and bushy-tailed incoming freshman who has yet to appreciate the beauty of thousands of drunken students singing “Sweet Caroline” swoop in and take away your tickets.Sure, they’ve always reserved some tickets for freshmen, but in doing so, they kept the playing field level among returning students by making them compete only with each other while incoming freshmen had to win a lottery to get tickets. This meant there were more tickets available to sophomores, juniors and seniors, and they were all but guaranteed to anyone who remembered the date and time of the sale.If you’re a graduate student, however, you’re in luck.Rather than hope to beat out the countless number of students trying to buy tickets at 8:33 a.m. on June 22, you can conveniently stroll over to www.uwbadgers.com on July 6 and buy one of 1,700 tickets reserved for graduate and professional students.Wait, what?That’s right, apparently graduate students are more coveted attendees of Wisconsin football games than undergraduates. And it’s not like they will have a lottery for graduate students to buy tickets — they can buy one of those 1,700 in the same first-come, first-served fashion as everyone else.Of course, if the graduate students decide 1,700 tickets is too many for them as a collective unit to purchase in four days, they will become available to the general student body on July 13.Why the three-day gap between the end of graduate sales and the reopening of the tickets to undergrads? Sometimes I think the people that think these systems up just pick random, arbitrary dates for everything and hope everything works out for the best.Although the new-old ticketing system employed by the Athletic Department for the upcoming season is a step in the right direction, it leaves plenty of room for improvement. And although I will not need tickets to the football games in the fall — barring any unforeseen change in my job description — I offer a few suggestions.First, reserve a specific (read: small) number of tickets for freshman.The number should be somewhere in the same range of the freshman lottery in the past and those tickets, like all the rest, should be first-come, first-serve among new students.In doing so, the UW would give at least a small amount of priority to students who have actually sat through a power lecture before, rather than group them in with all incoming freshmen who held their high school graduation party the night before buying tickets.Second, student IDs should be scanned at every game to determine who is using their tickets and who is simply selling them off to someone else.It seems inevitable tickets will sell out at a record pace with the new system, so to make things fair, those that scalp tickets for obscene amounts of money should be punished in future seasons.It’s simple: Track everyone who buys tickets and check to see if they actually use their tickets or if they sell to someone else. If someone buys tickets and fails to attend a single game, do one of two things next year: Either prevent them from buying tickets altogether or make them wait a day or two to purchase tickets.Finally, make sure everyone with any potential interest in purchasing tickets receives the e-mail announcement this year. I don’t care if you flood my e-mail inbox with a reminder every day from now until June 22 — if that’s what it takes to ensure that people don’t “forget” about the purchase date, so be it.As long as everyone has an equal chance to watch John Clay and company crush the likes of Wofford, Northern Illinois and Fresno State, I’m confident this system will be better than the lottery I had to wait out last June.Jordan is a junior majoring in journalism and political science. Think the new system will work? Have any creative plans for making sure you wake up in time? Let him know at jschelling@badgerherald.com.last_img read more

Syracuse basketball recruiting: 5-star 2017 point guard Quade Green chooses Kentucky over SU

first_imgPHILADELPHIA — Class of 2017 point guard Quade Green has chosen Kentucky over Syracuse, he announced Saturday night before a few hundred friends, family and community members in the Neumann-Goretti (Pennsylvania) High School gym. The five-star high school senior selected UK over offers from Syracuse, Duke, Louisville and Villanova, among others.Green signed his National Letter of Intent on Wednesday, but waited until Saturday night to make a formal announcement. His final decision came down to Syracuse and Kentucky, Neumann-Goretti head coach Carl Arrigale said. There was a 39 percent chance he’d pick SU and 52 percent chance he’d pick UK, 247Sports’ Crystal Ball predicted. Published on November 19, 2016 at 9:33 pm Contact Matthew: mguti100@syr.edu | @MatthewGut21 Facebook Twitter Google+center_img AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“He wants to be the one that says what it is,” Arrigale said Saturday morning. “He feels strongly about both places.”When SU offered Green in summer 2015, following his sophomore year, he was the 43rd-rated prospect by ESPN. Now, he’s rated No. 22 in the class and No. 2 in Pennsylvania. Neumann-Goretti alumni to come to SU include Rick Jackson and Scoop Jardine. Dion Waters and Rakeem Christmas have also come from the Philadelphia area.The 6-foot-1, 170-pound Green would have joined forward Oshae Brissett as Syracuse’s second commit from the 2017 class. Brissett, ranked with four stars by ESPN, picked SU last week over Oregon, Memphis and Southern California. That Green did not come to SU means the Orange still has only one commit from the 2017 class.Green liked Syracuse and had a good relationship with SU assistant coach Gerry McNamara, Arrigale told The Daily Orange this summer. Green attended Syracuse’s season opener in the Carrier Dome earlier this month, and he sat courtside at Kentucky’s game at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday, when UK beat Michigan State by 21.Green would have been Syracuse’s 22nd ESPN Top 100 commit since 2010. In that time, Kentucky has landed the most ESPN Top 100 recruits. The Wildcats’ 36 beats Duke (27), Arizona (25), Syracuse, UCLA and Texas (all three with 21).Next season, Syracuse has five available scholarships if all eligible players return. SU’s guards eligible to play in 2017-18 are Frank Howard and Tyus Battle. The Orange will have 11 scholarships — rather than the typical 13 — as a result of the NCAA’s sanctions against SU.Green’s announcement capped off a Midnight Madness event at the school, where he competed in a 3-point shootout, slam dunk contest and scrimmage before choosing the Wildcats over the Orange. Commentslast_img read more

Irish in Paralympics action

first_imgOn the equestrian front, Helen Kearney goes in the Grade 1-A team test. Sonar sailors John Twomey, Ian Costelloe and Austin O’Carroll take to the water for their first race at 25-to-6. And the 7-a-side C-P footballers take on Great Britain in their final group game from 8.15. Shooter, Sean Baldwin is the first Irish athlete into action on day 5 in Rio, competing in the R-7 50-metre rifle qualifier. Just after 2 Irish time, Deirdre Mongan begins her campaign in the F-53 shot put. Nicole Turner and James Scully are back in the pool from 3.30, in the S-M-6 Individual Medley and the S-5 50-metre freestyle respectively. last_img

PKL 2019: Jaipur Pink Panthers vs Bengaluru Bulls Match Preview

first_img Devika Pawar LIVE TV Also Read | PKL 2019: Puneri Paltan Knock Telugu Titans Out Of The Playoffs Jaipur Pink Panthers and Bengaluru Bulls will be playing a match in the PKL on Friday, October 4. The match will be held at Tau Devilal Sports Complex, Panchkula (19:30 IST). Bengaluru Bulls recently qualified for the PKL playoffs after their game on Wednesday, October 2. Jaipur Pink Panthers, if they win this game, might have a chance to move up the points table and qualify for the PKL playoffs. Written By Also read | PKL 2019: Bengaluru Qualify For Playoffs With Win Over HaryanaPKL: Bengaluru BullsAlso Read | PKL 2019: Telugu Titans And Puneri Paltan Break Pro Kabaddi RecordBengaluru Bulls are currently basking in the success of Pawan Kumar Sehrawat’s latest record of 39 raid points in a single PKL match. He has been their star performer with 281 raid points. Their left-cover defender Mahender Singh has 50 tackle points to his name. Bengaluru Bulls have won both of their last two games.  Also read | Dream11, Jaipur Pink Panthers Vs Bengaluru Bulls: Player PredictionsPKL 2019 Jaipur Pink Panthers vs Bengaluru Bulls: Match previewPKL: Jaipur Pink PanthersAs per the current PKL points table, Jaipur Pink Panthers are ranked seventh with 52 points. Their captain, Deepak Niwas Hooda, has a total of 158 points for PKL 2019. Sandeep Kumar Dhull is their top defender with 67 tackle points. Deepak Narwal and Nilesh Salunke have also performed consistently throughout the season. Amit Hooda has also earned 36 tackle points, proving to be a valuable asset for Jaipur’s defence. Jaipur Pink Panthers lost their last game to Telugu Titans 31-51. WATCH US LIVE COMMENT Last Updated: 4th October, 2019 14:56 IST PKL 2019: Jaipur Pink Panthers Vs Bengaluru Bulls Match Preview As the PKL 2019 playoffs are rapidly approaching, Deepak Hooda and Pawan Sehrawat will face each other on Friday, October 2. Here is the match preview First Published: 4th October, 2019 14:56 IST SUBSCRIBE TO US FOLLOW USlast_img read more

Steelers’ Mason Rudolph benched amid dreadful performance vs. Bengals

first_imgCould this be the end of the Mason Rudolph era in Pittsburgh?It’s been a tumultuous week and a half for the Steelers’ backup-turned-starter. Days after he was clocked in the head with his own helmet late in Pittsburgh’s loss to Cleveland last week, courtesy of Browns defensive end Myles Garrett, he was accused of speaking a racial slur to the Browns defensive end, prompting the viral brawl. (The NFL “found no such evidence” Rudolph uttered a racial slur, per ESPN.) On Sunday, he was benched in the second hald of Pittsburgh’s 16-10 win over hapless Cincinnati. Rudolph had an 8-for-16 line for 85 yards and an interception vs. the Bengals.😤 @Carlos_Dunlap with the tip ➡ @36SLY36 with the pick 😤#PITvsCIN | #SeizeTheDEY pic.twitter.com/xuDmiWYd7e— Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) November 24, 2019Devlin Hodges entered the game to play QB for the Steelers, and the move paid immediate dividends: Hodges was 2-for-2 passing with a touchdown in his first series on the field.Rudolph entered Sunday’s matchup with a 4-3 record, 12 touchdowns and 8 interceptions on the season, replacing the injured Ben Roethlisberger.”I saw enough of what I need to see,” Steelers coach Mike Tomlin told reporters after the game when asked about the decision to bench Rudolph. “Thought we needed a spark.” Mike Tomlin on all questions related to QB change from Mason To Duck #Steelers pic.twitter.com/hM022Pd7bo— Steel-Videos (@sdextrasmedia) November 24, 2019When asked who would start at QB in Pittsburgh’s Week 13 rematch against Cleveland, Tomlin would not say.Rudolph, who helped cause the Steelers-Browns fight by attempting to take Garrett’s helmet off, won’t be suspended but did receive a $50,000 fine, according to NFL Media. Rudolph did not admit fault while addressing the media with a prepared statement Nov. 20.“The way I saw it, on the final play of the game with the game in hand the way it was, it had been, we had already lost two of our players to targeting penalties from the game,’’ Rudolph said. “As I released the ball, I took a late shot. Did not agree with way he took me to the ground and my natural reaction was to get him from off on top of me. And again, I should have done a better job of handling that situation.”last_img read more

MLB spring training 2020: Pitcher, catcher reporting dates for all 30 teams

first_imgFeeling cold yet?In addition to the freezing winter temperatures, the emptiness of no baseball has fans chilled to their core and makes the wait for baseball season feel like forever. TeamFirst pitchers and catchers workoutFirst full-squad workoutAtlanta BravesThursday, Feb. 13Tuesday, Feb. 18Baltimore OriolesWednesday, Feb. 12Monday, Feb. 17Boston Red SoxWednesday, Feb. 12Monday, Feb. 17Detroit TigersWednesday, Feb. 12Monday, Feb. 17Houston AstrosThursday, Feb. 13Monday, Feb. 17Miami MarlinsWednesday, Feb. 12Monday, Feb. 17Minnesota TwinsWednesday, Feb. 12Monday, Feb. 17New York MetsWednesday, Feb. 12Monday, Feb. 17New York YankeesThursday, Feb. 13Tuesday, Feb. 18Philadelphia PhilliesWednesday, Feb. 12Monday, Feb. 17Pittsburgh PiratesWednesday, Feb. 12Monday, Feb. 17St. Louis CardinalsWednesday, Feb. 12Monday, Feb. 17Tampa Bay RaysThursday, Feb. 13Tuesday, Feb. 18Toronto Blue JaysThursday, Feb. 13Monday, Feb. 17Washington NationalsThursday, Feb. 13Tuesday, Feb. 18Cactus League in ArizonaTeamFirst pitchers and catchers workoutFirst full-squad workoutArizona DiamondbacksWednesday, Feb. 12Monday, Feb. 17Chicago CubsWednesday, Feb. 12Monday, Feb. 17Chicago White SoxWednesday, Feb. 12Monday, Feb. 17Cincinnati RedsSaturday, Feb. 15Tuesday, Feb. 18Cleveland IndiansThursday, Feb. 13Monday, Feb. 17Colorado RockiesWednesday, Feb. 12Monday, Feb. 17Kansas City RoyalsWednesday, Feb. 12Monday, Feb. 17Los Angeles AngelsWednesday, Feb. 12Monday, Feb. 17Los Angeles DodgersFriday, Feb. 14Tuesday, Feb. 18Milwaukee BrewersThursday, Feb. 13Tuesday, Feb. 18Oakland AthleticsWednesday, Feb. 12Monday, Feb. 17San Diego PadresThursday, Feb. 13Tuesday, Feb. 18San Francisco GiantsWednesday, Feb. 12Monday, Feb. 17Seattle MarinersThursday, Feb. 13Tuesday, Feb. 18Texas RangersWednesday, Feb. 12Monday, Feb. 17Spring training locations for all 30 teamsGrapefruit League in FloridaTeamLocationVenueAtlanta BravesNorth PortCoolToday ParkBaltimore OriolesSarasotaEd Smith StadiumBoston Red SoxFort MyersJetBlue Park at Fenway SouthDetroit TigersLakelandJoker Marchant StadiumFlorida MarlinsJupiterRoger Dean Chevrolet StadiumHouston AstrosWest Palm BeachFITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm BeachesMinnesota TwinsFort MyersHammond StadiumNew York MetsPort St. LucieFirst Data FieldNew York YankeesTampaGeorge M. Steinbrenner FieldPhiladelphia PhilliesClearwaterSpectrum FieldPittsburgh PiratesBradentonLECOM ParkSt. Louis CardinalsJupiterRoger Dean StadiumTampa Bay RaysPort CharlotteCharlotte Sports ParkToronto Blue JaysDunedinDunedin StadiumWashington NationalsWest Palm BeachThe Ballpark of the Palm BeachesCactus League in ArizonaTeamLocationVenueArizona DiamondbacksScottsdaleSalt River Fields at Talking StickChicago CubsMesaSloan ParkChicago White SoxGlendaleCamelback RanchCincinnati RedsGoodyearGoodyear BallparkCleveland IndiansGoodyearGoodyear BallparkColorado RockiesScottsdaleSalt River Fields at Talking StickKansas City RoyalsSurpriseSurprise StadiumLos Angeles AngelsTempeTempe Diablo StadiumLos Angeles DodgersGlendaleCamelback RanchMilwaukee BrewersPhoenixMaryvale Baseball ParkOakland AthleticsMesaHoHoKam StadiumSan Diego PadresPeoriaPeoria Sports ComplexSan Francisco GiantsScottsdaleScottsdale StadiumSeattle MarinersPeoriaPeoria Sports ComplexTexas RangersSurpriseSurprise Stadium But soon — very soon — the soothing sounds of mitts popping and bats cracking is going to warm baseball fans around the country, while the fuzzy, warm blanket of hope is going to embrace those same fans for all 30 teams.MORE: Your favorite spring training clichés, explained, dissected and translatedThere is a reason that hope “springs” eternal, after all.Here’s everything you need to know about 2020 MLB spring training, When does 2020 MLB spring training start?The first spring training game in 2020 will be played Feb. 21 between the Royals and Rangers at Surprise Stadium in Surprise, Ariz., to begin the Cactus League schedule.The Grapefruit League opens the next day with eight games.MLB spring training report datesGrapefruit League in Florida last_img read more