MND suffering legend inspires Scotland as he delivers match ball before kickoff

first_imgMonday Nov 20, 2017 MND suffering legend inspires Scotland as he delivers match ball before kickoff There wasn’t a dry eye at Murrayfield on Saturday as Scotland legend Doddie Weir took to the field with his sons to deliver the match ball ahead of kickoff against New Zealand. Weir has been suffering from Motor Neuron Disease since being diagnosed in December.Following the traditional All Blacks Haka, a sold-out 67 000 strong Murrayfield crowd rose to welcome the popular former second rower and his three sons Angus, Hamish and Ben.Weir, 47, met and presented the match ball to New Zealand skipper Kieran Read and Scotland captain John Barclay, as well as England referee Matt Carley.It was an emotional moment, as he was clearly touched by the rousing reception. As was Kieran Read, who revealed what he told him when they met.“It’s hard to say too much. I just said ‘mate, you’re looking well’.“He got out there pretty good. Our thoughts are with him, and I know the Scots are doing a great thing for him in this game in donating their jerseys.”All of the Scotland jerseys had Doddie’s name and his cap number on them, and were presented to him after the match for him to auction off for his charity.Scotland were clearly inspired as they put on one of their best ever performances against the All Blacks, narrowly going down 22-17 after a thrilling finish to the game.MATCH HIGHLIGHTSWeir has set up a charitable foundation named My Names’5 Doddie Foundation to raise funds to investigate how to overcome and prevent MND as well as help out others who are suffering from the degenerative condition. Donations can be made to the foundation by texting MNDD05£1 to 70070 or visiting www.myname5doddie.co.ukADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another… 26 WEEKS AGO Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Country singer with local roots releases first single

first_imgThat’s what Tezza, or Tessa Victoria as you may know her, says makes her music unique. While her sound is country, she says her New York roots can be heard in her music. Not many country singers, however, can say they’re from Broome County. She tells 12 News she already has show bookings in the works for the near future. (WBNG) — When you think country music, you might think Nashville. That’s where singer Tezza lives and released her first single ‘Around the Truth.’ Tezza’s next single will be released in March. Now, as she releases her music on Spotify for the world to hear. “My song ‘Around the Truth’ I think what it’s really about is I’m from this area, I live in Nashville now, which is a big city, and I’ve lived in New York City and I’ve lived in Boston,” says Tezza. 12 News has been following the rising country music singer’s journey from when she opened for Hunter Hayes at Spiedie Fest to opening for Granger Smith at Touch of Texas. “But growing up in a small town you end up dating people and being in a small town you end up not dating those people and you end up running into them,” she says.last_img read more

Badgers preparing for Border Battle

first_imgThe last time the Wisconsin women’s hockey team lost a game, it came at the hands of Border Battle rival Minnesota. Since Feb. 11, the Badgers have won 18 straight contests, including a 3-0 win in the national championship game over the Golden Gophers.This weekend, it will be Minnesota visiting the Kohl Center to try to derail the 6-0 Badgers.”I’m sure the girls are quite excited,” Badgers coach Mark Johnson said of his team’s undefeated start during his Monday press conference. “My big thing is to make improvements, not just every game, but every weekend; so it’s nice to be 6-0, but we’ve still got a long way to go in the season. It’ll be nice this weekend having Minnesota come in because we’ll get tested.”The Badgers came away with a pair of 3-2 road victories last weekend against Ohio State. On Friday the Badgers led 3-0 and had to hang for the 3-2 victory, and on Saturday the Badgers came back to win after being down 2-1.”I wanted them to come out hard, I wanted them to compete; we got a little comfortable on Friday,” Johnson said. “I also saw a lot of positive things.”Part of the Badgers’ Friday struggles may have stemmed from early morning exams taken by several of the team’s players. With exams taking place throughout last week, three Badger players had to take tests at 7:45 a.m. Friday at Ohio State’s academic facility.Badgers Learn from Early Season GamesThough they’ve won all six of their opening games, the Badgers have played against contrasting styles of play. Johnson believes that all of the team’s games this season have served as an opportunity for the Badgers, and especially the freshmen, to learn and grow as a team.”I liked our games against Quinnipiac; they played hard, they competed hard, and we became a team because of those two games. In our games last weekend against St. Cloud, we had to find a way to win and we did that,” Johnson said. “At Ohio State, to have our first road trip down there, to get challenged, we grow as a team.”The six games featured all kinds of contests, including a comeback victory, a blowout, and an overtime win. Lawler, Zaugg to Join Johnson at Four Nation’sThis week the announcement was made that leading scorer Jinelle Zaugg and Erika Lawler will both join Johnson on the USA team in the Four Nation’s Cup taking place Nov. 7-11 in Ontario, Canada.”It will expose [Zaugg and Lawler] to a higher level,” Johnson said. “It’ll be a good experience … they’ll become better because of it.”Johnson, who will coach the squad, is confident that his role in the tournament will not interfere with his responsibilities at Wisconsin.”My number one priority is the team at hand here at Wisconsin,” Johnson said. “The way the league is structured, we take that week off in November because we have so many players in our league that participate [in international competition]. My two assistant coaches will be able to handle the four days I’ll miss in practice.”Johnson will also coach the USA women’s national team later on this year.last_img read more

SA swimmers stun the world

first_img16 August 2004Roland Schoeman, Lyndon Ferns, Darian Townsend and Ryk Neethling took the four-by-100 metres freestyle relay by storm on Sunday night, beating some of the biggest names in swimming and shattering the world record to take South Africa’s first Olympic gold medal since the marathon in Atlanta eight years ago.Schoeman, Ferns, Townsend and Neethling smashed the previous world mark by half a second, clocking 3 minutes 13.17 seconds. It was a dominant performance by the South African quartet, and it started with Roland Schoeman, who destroyed the opposition with a devastating first leg that gave the South Africans a lead that was never closely challenged.The further the race progressed, the clearer it became that the four swimmers were about to land South Africa’s first gold medal since Atlanta, where Penny Heyns won double-gold in the pool and Josiah Thugwane captured a shocking win in the marathon.When Neethling touched to complete victory by more than a second over The Netherlands, with the USA in third, there was pandemonium in the South African lane.That the win had come in world record time was simply icing on the cake. The South Africans had crushed the best the rest of the world had to offer. Defending champions and world record holders Australia, with Ian Thorpe and Michael Klim, could only manage sixth place. An unbelievable final leg by Pieter van den Hoogenbrand still left the Netherlands almost a full second behind SA.And the United States, despite drafting Ian Crocker and Michael Phelps for the first two legs and world number one Jason Lezak for the final leg, had to settle for bronze.Hard-fought win in hockeyIn the men’s hockey competition, South Africa opened up with a hard-fought and courageous victory over Argentina, ranked six places above South Africa in the world rankings.Craig Jackson and company fell one behind the South Americans after Mario Almada netted with a great reverse stick shot. However, from that point on, Jackson in central defence, and goalkeeper Davie Staniforth, put up a wall the Argentinians couldn’t break down.Striker Greg Nicol then did what was necessary to secure victory, firstly scoring from a penalty corner, then adding a second goal with a shot from the field. It is his final international tournament before retirement, but Nicol proved that he remains one of the world’s greatest strikers ever.Archery: Lewis advancesArcher Kirsten Lewis overcame strong winds and India’s Dola Banerjee to advance in the round of 32 in the women’s individual 70 metres. Lewis won 141-131 against the thirteenth-ranked India star; no mean achievement considering that she’s ranked fifty-second.In other events South Africans fared less well. The beach volleyball pairing of Leigh-Anne Naidoo and Jula Willand went down to second seeds Adriana Behar and Shelda Bede of Brazil, while Gareth Blanckenberg finished twenty-second and sixteenth in the first two races of sailing’s laser class.Anriette Schoeman struggled with the heat and failed to challenge in the women’s cycling road race, and badminton’s Chris Dednam was thrashed 15-1, 15-0 in the men’s singles.last_img read more

Ohio hurricane relief efforts

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest This is not a comprehensive list, but here are some options for those wanting to help those dealing with hurricane damage.CPS semi load from Mt. Gilead (Sept. 11)In response to the devastating floods in Texas, Crop Production Services in Edison and Mt. Sterling, along with Jim Bartlett of Morrow County, are partnering up to send much needed supplies to Houston.Crop Production Services – Mt. Sterling Distribution will be taking a semi load of supplies directly to Houston by Sept. 11 and is currently looking for donations to help fill up the truck.“I couldn’t imagine going through what the folks of Texas are going through right now so I am asking you to please donate and show the Texas folks that Central Ohio cares, said Brandon Nace, Crop Production Services facility manager. “Thank you for your attention to this and any donations that you can provide.”A CPS semi-trailer will be parked in the Drug Mart parking lot next to Kroger’s in Mt. Gilead through Monday Sept.  11. The load will be taken directly to the Northside Christian church in Spring, Texas.Supplies needed include: baby formula, diapers, nonperishable food, bottled water, soap/ shampoo, tooth paste/ tooth brushes, hand sanitizer, cleaning supplies, new underwear and socks, new bedding, toilet paper, paper towels, and school supplies.Texas Farm Bureau ag assistanceThe Texas Farm Bureau has established a relief fund to address the agricultural losses inflicted by Hurricane Harvey. The category four storm struck Texas with a vengeance, flooding Texas farm communities, small towns and major cities. Those farm and ranch families are now left facing overwhelming odds following high winds and unprecedented rainfall. Click here to make a tax-deductible donation: http://texasfarmbureau.org/texas-farm-bureau-hurricane-harvey-relief-effort/last_img read more

Mercedes’ Hamilton secures pole position for Japanese GP

first_imgMercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain takes off his glove during qualifying for the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix at Suzuka Circuit in Suzuka, central Japan, Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017. (Kazuhiro Nogi/Pool Photo via APSUZUKA, Japan — Championship leader Lewis Hamilton secured pole position for the Japanese Grand Prix, leading a 1-2 finish for Mercedes drivers on Saturday.Hamilton posted a lap record time of 1 minute, 27.319 seconds to finish 0.332 ahead of Valtteri Bottas.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Hamilton’s title rival, Sebastian Vettel, was third but the Ferrari driver will move up to second afterBottas’s penalty for an unscheduled gearbox change. Bottas drops to seventh.Hamilton struggled for pace in the previous race in Malaysia but that wasn’t the case in Saturday’squalifying.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“It’s been a really great day, every lap was fantastic, I never really got a great balance in the past so never did a great qualifying here,” Hamilton said.Hamilton smashed Michael Schumacher’s qualifying lap record, set during Q2 in 2006, by 1.365 seconds to take his 71st F1 pole and first in 10 attempts at this circuit. Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City View comments Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president “It has been a great car in qualifying this year, and qualifying for me is the most enjoyable part of the weekend,” said Hamilton, who had previously secured pole at every current F1 circuit except Suzuka.“It’s incredible for me, 10 years or whatever it is and my first pole at Suzuka,” Hamilton said.With five races remaining, Hamilton leads Vettel by 34 points in the drivers’ championship.Hamilton has won twice before here at Suzuka, in 2014 and 2015, and was runner-up to former Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg in last year’s race. Hamilton also won the Japanese GP with McLaren in 2007 when it was held at the Fuji Speedway.A win in Suzuka would move Hamilton a step closer to a third F1 title in four years with Mercedes and his fourth overall.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police 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 Games Pasaol ready for ‘unli rice’ after torching UST BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Vettel was happy to be on the front row after starting the Malaysia GP from the back of the grid and working his way up to a fourth-place finish.“The car is quick and, as last weekend shows, if you start out of position you can still get back,” Vettel said.Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo was fourth fastest — and now starts third — just 0.026 clear of teammate Max Verstappen, who won last week’s Malaysia GP.Kimi Raikkonen was sixth but, like Bottas, will also drop five places on the grid after requiring a new gearbox.Esteban Ocon edged Force India teammate Sergio Perez to finish seventh, while Williams driver Felipe Massa and McLaren-Honda’s Fernando Alonso rounded out the top 10.last_img read more

Atletico stun Real Madrid to clinch Spanish Super Cup after 29 years

first_imgMario Mandzukic sealed the winner in Atletico’s 2-1 aggregate win over Real MadridA 2nd-minute goal by striker Mario Mandzukic gave Atletico Madrid a 1-0 win against Real Madrid in the second leg of the Spanish Super Cup on Friday and overall victory with a 2-1 aggregate score.The first match was a 1-1 draw.A long kick by Atletico goalkeeper Miguel Moya was headed skywards by Madrid defender Raphael Varane and Atletico’s midfielder Antoine Griezmann then directed the ball toward newly-signed striker Mandzukic, who beat goalkeeper Iker Casillas with a powerful shot.Atletico had already begun strongly with two fast-paced attacks in the first minute.Madrid’s new signing James Rodriguez began the match on the left wing with Cristiano Ronaldo rested on the bench alongside new goalkeeper Keylor Navas.It was not until the 25th minute that Madrid threatened Moya’s goal with a shot by Rodriguez.The Super Cup is a two-legged match-up played before the Primera Liga season starts between the champions of the previous Liga – Atletico this year – and the winner of previous season’s Copa del Rey – Madrid.The last time Atletico won the Super Cup was 29 years ago.”To have won this match against a rival as important as Real Madrid gives us energy to focus on what will follow,” said Atletico coach Diego Simeone, whose team lost to Madrid 4-1 in the Champions League final in May.Angel Di Maria and Sami Khedira were not included in the squad by Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti. The Italian coach had previously said Di Maria had rejected Madrid’s offer for an extension and was hence looking to transfer to another club, with Manchester United reportedly keen on the Argentine winger.advertisementFrance winger Griezmann hit a long shot in the 15th minute that was deflected for a corner, a move that led to a period of pressure on Madrid’s goal.With Atletico defender Juan “Juanfran” Torres off the field receiving treatment for a cut lip that had stained his jersey with blood, Madrid launched a rapid attack that ended when Moya saved Rodriguez’s 25th minute shot.Shortly afterward, the referee ejected Simeone for dissent after the Atletico coach had vociferously called for Torres’ rapid reincorporation onto the field because his treatment had finished.Madrid tried to keep the pressure up and Rodriguez headed just wide of the post in the 36th, and two minutes later Gareth Bale shot just wide from a pass supplied by the Colombia forward.”We lost control of the match trying to play too many long balls without enough possession,” said Ancelotti. “The second half was more complicated, we gave Atletico more chances to defend just as they wanted to.”Raul Garcia hit a long shot in the 44th that forced a save from Casillas. A minute later Garcia narrowly missed with a header from a corner kick just before Rodriguez countered with his third attempt on goal.Ronaldo came on in the second half but Atletico maintained the pressure and Garcia came close to scoring the second when his 48th-minute shot was tipped by Casillas onto the frame of the goal.Madrid threaded a skillful passing attack past Atletico’s midfield in the 61st, but it ended with Moya saving Ronaldo’s shot.With Simeone pacing in the stands, Ronaldo hit a free kick into the defenders’ wall in the 68th.This was followed by another period of pressure from Atletico that saw two shots go just wide in three minutes.Midfielder Luka Modric was ejected on a second yellow card in stoppage time and teammate Sergio Ramos just missed a header that could have led to extra time.last_img read more

Rory McIlroy likely to play in 2020 Olympics for Ireland

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Ben Simmons ready to play for Australia’s Boomers The Olympics decided in 2009 to bring back golf for the first time since 1904.McIlroy, who won the PGA Championship in 2012 and ’14, said that made him start questioning who he was and where his loyalties lie.After Justin Rose of England won the gold medal at the Olympics, McIlroy said he texted him and said it would have been hard for him to listen to the British national anthem played had he represented Ireland or vice versa. McIlroy had been scheduled to play for Ireland in 2016 until announcing that June he would not be going.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “So why would it be any different just because it’s a different golf tournament or because it’s a different arena or a different environment?” he added. “That was basically what it came down to. I mean, I had an unbelievable amateur career, and I don’t mean that in terms of results, but I mean that in the experiences I had and the trips that I had and the friendships that I made and the friendships that I still have to this day. That was all because of playing for Ireland and getting close to some of those guys.“I’m excited to be going to the Olympics. I’m excited to play for Ireland,” McIlroy said.McIlroy also is thrilled because Neil Manchip is the Irish national coach. He was the national coach when McIlroy was first selected to play for Ireland and he also is excited at the prospect of playing with some of his former teammates.McIlroy, who has a win and eight top-10 finishes in 10 events this year, said he is not totally committed to playing in the Tokyo Olympics.“More likely than not I will play,” he said. “I think it would be a great experience. We’re going to play the (British) Open and then probably go back to Memphis and then go to Tokyo. So it’s sort of going to be one of those deals where we probably get in on Tuesday, tee it up on a Thursday, and then we’ve got to get ready for the rest of the season. It’s just one of those things where it’s just in the middle of a really busy stretch.”ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Rory McIlroy chips onto the seventh green during a practice round for the PGA Championship golf tournament, Tuesday, May 14, 2019, in Farmingdale, N.Y. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)FARMINGDALE, N.Y. — Rory McIlroy will likely go to the 2020 Olympics and represent Ireland.The 30-year-old from Northern Ireland disclosed his decision Tuesday, two days before the start of the PGA Championship at Bethpage Black.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games messcenter_img View comments MOST READ Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:42PH 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss McIlroy skipped the Rio de Janeiro Games in 2016 in part because he felt the Olympics were forcing him to decide whether he would represent the United Kingdom or Ireland. Northern Ireland is part of the United Kingdom.McIlroy cited the outbreak of the Zika virus as part of his concern in attending the Rio Games, but he also said making a choice about which country he would represent wasn’t worth the hassle.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThe four-time major champion has settled his internal issue.“I’ve thought about that for a long time, and in the end, it was the fact that when I was a little boy and I got that first call-up to the national squad to go on to Citywest and be a part of the youth system or the boys or whatever, you know, and making that team and playing in home internationals, I was so proud to do that,” McIlroy said of playing for Ireland. LATEST STORIES DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anewlast_img read more

a month ago​Inter Milan look to China for new shirt sponsor

first_img​Inter Milan look to China for new shirt sponsorby Ian Ferrisa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveChinese real estate group Evergrande could become the main shirt sponsor of Inter Milan’s in 2021, according to Gazzetta dello Sport, reports, www.sportspromedia.com/.Exploratory talks have reportedly taken place between the two parties over potential partnerships in the future, including Evergrande possibly replacing long-term shirt sponsor Pirelli when the tyre brand’s contract with the club expires in 2021.The Italian club have had Pirelli’s logo on their kit dating back to the 1995/96 season, which currently earns them €10.5 million (US$11.6 million) per year, but Gazzetta says Inter owner Zhang Jindong is seeking greater revenue opportunities for the team as they bid to stay in touch with the rest of the European elite.Apparently helping Evergrande’s cause is that it has in the past worked closely with Jindong’s company Suning Holdings Group, which acquired a majority stake in Inter for a reported €270 million (US$299 million) back in June 2016.Evergrande is already closely involved with soccer after buying Chinese Super League team Guangzhou Evergrande in 2010, currently managed by former Inter defender Fabio Cannavaro. TagsSerie A NewsAbout the authorIan FerrisShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more