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In this day and age of advanced technology and analytical evaluation, it is very easy to be caught in a web of paralysis by over analysis. Many times I have witnessed the young ball player focused on data and information that contributes zero to the advancement of his feel for the art of pitching. This data overload has taken us away from the focus of winning baseball games and in a pitching sense, executing the next quality pitch. The advancement of technology has created an excellent way to analyze performance but it has not improved the concepts of coaching and instruction for youth baseball players, especially pitchers. The concept of analyzing performance is a good one, but the need to understand what the feeling of a particular motor skill or movement pattern that goes results in a positive performance should be the primary goal.
On Friday, Jan. 16, the University of Kentucky hosted the first day of the Rod McCravy-Jim Green Invitational in the Nutter Field House. The Kentucky Wildcats are competing against Cincinnati, Eastern Kentucky, Louisville and North Carolina A&T.
Usually the Jim Green Invitational and Rodney McCravy Memorial meets are two separate events but because of the crazy times of a global pandemic due to COVID-19 we are fortunate to be having an indoor track season at all.
During the postgame press conference of a Friday night matchup between the Golden State Warriors and the Los Angeles Clippers on January 9, 2021, Warriors forward Draymond Green was asked this question, “Do you wish defense was seen, like, in a sexier way? That like, being in good position, or staying vertical...that’s just as good as, potentially, hitting a splashy 3, but it’s the 3 that ends up on the highlight reel?”
Some big-name allstars have come off the list of available players to trade for, for the Raptors. Recently, Giannis Antetokounmpo signed a 4-year deal to stay in Milwaukee. Yesterday, former Rockets allstar James Harden was traded to the Brooklyn Nets, a team in which he wanted to go to. There were rumours that the Raptors showed interest in bringing one, if not both players to Toronto. Getting any of the two players and putting solid players around them would have likely put the Raptors back in title contention. So what now for the Raptors?
I’m walking around the outside of the arena, dragging my fingers along the damp stone wall and kicking water up into the very humid nighttime air when I hit a puddle. I can feel the moisture making my hair frizz up like a halo around my head. It’ll be a mess of curls when I finally head inside.
Hockey finally is back! For those of you unaware, I was born and raised in Vegas and I still live here. I do not foresee myself leaving Las Vegas any time soon. So obviously this article will be incredibly bias. Here are my predictions for my Vegas Golden Knights this upcoming 2020/2021 NHL season. And yes I'm aware this season didn't start until 2021, so it really should be called the 2021 season, but who cares? I'm sticking with tradition.
National Scoring Leaders as of Jan. 11, 2021 Anastasia Hayes, Middle Tennessee, Senior, 28.6 Anastasia Hayes is averaging the most points in the country. She has played 34 minutes or more in every game this year including two games where she has played a full 40. She has scored 28 or more points at least six times. Hayes also is averaging five assists per game.
AMA Supercross Championship is a Motorcycle Racing competition founded by the American Motorcyclist Association. The Supercross Championship races are held from January through early May. Supercross is a variant of motocross. The tracks of Supercross are usually constructed inside a stadium. The accessibility and comfort of these stadiums improved the popularity of Supercross over the motocross championship in the United States. The fans of Supercross are now spread around the world. Eli Tomac is the current champion of the AMA Supercross Championship.
No matter the sport, I absolutely love sports. Minus soccer, I'm sorry but I never can appreciate soccer no matter how hard I try. It's just not for me. Again, I'm sorry. Anyways throughout history there are some crazy matches that for one reason or another we were robbed of. Now let me explain which events I will be including, very simply these athletes would have needed to be active during these hypothetical events. So, for example I will not be discussing Bill Russell vs Shaq to see who the better center is. Or like, Mohammad Ali vs Tyson Fury. However, I will bring out the time machine for a future article if this article gets some good feedback.
My name is Vince Morales, I'm a mixed martial artist fighting and competing in the UFCs bantamweight division. Being a professional athlete was always a dream of mine. Zero clue that meant I'd be locked in a cage with some of the most savage human beings from all over the world. In retrospect these moments are insane and I'll forever be grateful where my life has taken me. In the moment, personally, I'm more focused on the task at hand. That's what I'm writing about. We may never know what really goes through each fighters mind while being in there but this is a small collection of the thoughts that fly through my own mind every split second of the fight. This was my first big UFC fight and it was taken on two weeks notice. I get the offer and I fly directly to Beijing to take on one of their hottest prospects who happens to be coming off three knockout wins. Each one of those knockouts earning him a fifty thousand dollar bonus. This is what fighting is all about. Despite the circumstances, realizing the only thing that matters is what's in front of you and you have to overcome the obstacle. Everything I ever wanted.
August 27th, 2019 is a day etched forever in the hearts of Bury FC. This was the day their club was expelled from the football league. For 135 years the people of Bury have been going to support their team. In administration and failing to find a buyer the EFL made the decision to remove them from league one.