Michellie Jones joins the Advitam Sports Performance Team

first_imgAdvitam Sports, the high-end sports/fitness retreat specialist, has welcomed Michellie Jones to its performance team. As the company points out, ‘Michellie is a world-class Australian multi-sport athlete. She is an Ironman World Champion, an Olympic silver medalist, two time ITU World Champion, two time ITU World Cup Champion and a Xterra World Champion.‘We are extremely pleased to have her as a partner. She will be a wonderful addition to our already outstanding performance team. Our shared vision of wellness in the future makes Michellie and Advitam Sports the perfect match.’www.advitamsports.com Relatedlast_img read more

Reggae Boyz to take on Nicaragua in world cup qualifier match

first_imgHoping to give fans a local “treat”On Friday, September 4, the Reggae Boyz will play Nicaragua in their opening World Cup qualifier at the National Stadium in Kingston, Jamaica.Hoping to replicate their historic, Gold Cup and Copa America performances, Reggae boy Darren Mattocks wants the team to give local fans a treat.In the Gold Cup, Jamaica topped a group, including Costa Rica, before beating Haiti 1-0 in the quarterfinals and the United States by the same margin in the semi-finals.The performance pushed the Reggae Boyz ranking in the FIFA standings to 55, making them firm favourites to get by the 144th ranked Nicaragua.That fact, Mattocks says, is not a factor in the way the team will prepare for or approach the match on Friday.Midfield Je-Vaughn Watson, who had a standout performance in the Gold Cup, mimicked Mattocks’ sentiment, saying the side would not be taking Nicaragua or any other team lightly. According to Watson, the aim of the qualifiers was to win every game.last_img read more

PSG beat Saint-Etienne 1-0 in the French Cup final

first_imgPSG beat Saint-Etienne 1-0 in the French Cup final. The only goal of the Stade de France was scored by Neymar in the 14th minute. Thus, the “princes” added a second trophy of the season after winning Ligue 1. In a week, Thomas Tuchel’s team will face Lyon in the final of the League Cup.However, Parisians could lose Killian Mbape for a long time. The striker was injured after a sharp entry by Liok Peren after half an hour of play and was forced to leave. Mbape’s right leg was splinted. The Greens could have taken the lead in the 2nd minute. Amuma then took the ball from the opponent and found Buanga. The Gabonese shot diagonally, but the ball hit the crossbar. Source: TwitterIn the 14th minute PSG took the lead in the result. Mbape was dropped from the defense, advanced and struck hard, which Moulin saved. The ball reached Neymar, who with a powerful shot under the crossbar scored for 1: 0.In the 25th minute Di Maria received a pass behind Fofana and shot from a difficult position, but the goalkeeper of Saint-Etienne with a glamorous intervention took a corner.PSG – Saint-Etienne 1: 0, red card for the “green and whites”The clash of the “Stade de France” begins at 22:10A minute later, Loic Perrin fouled Killian Mbape in the ankle. A fight ensued between the two teams, after which the referee showed several yellow cards. The captain of the “greens” Peren, for whom this was the last match for the team, was expelled after the intervention of VAR. Mbape failed to continue the match and was replaced by Pablo Sarabia.In the next few minutes, the nerves continued to rule. Throughout the first half, Di Maria tried to surprise Moulin from a direct free kick, but the goalkeeper was careful. Shortly afterwards, Icardi fired from a small angle, but again the guard managed. Source: TwitterThe first serious danger in the second half was in the 58th minute. Then Di Maria received the ball in front of the penalty area and struck a blow that ricocheted past the crossbar.After an hour of play, Buanga tried an acrobatic performance, but shot over the door. In the 72nd minute Moulin predictably overtook Di Maria, who was left alone against him. A minute later, the goalkeeper saved a shot by Sarabia.In the 85th minute, Gay’s long-range shot went past the door. Source: Twitterlast_img read more

Thorn: Isiah Thomas never discussed for Dream Team

first_imgIsiah Thomas calls the Dream Team omission the biggest hole on his basketball resume and insists he should have been part of the 1992 United States Olympic gold-medal roster. Thomas believes players, including rival Michael Jordan, influenced the decision of the personnel executives who assembled that team, including Rod Thorn.Thorn was responsible for putting the team together but said yesterday he never talked to Jordan or anyone else about Thomas’ inclusion.Isaiah ThomasThorn, who served as general manager of the Chicago Bulls when Jordan was drafted third overall in 1984, said he did call Jordan. However, Thorn said Thomas never was brought up in their conversation. He also said no other players on the Dream Team mentioned Thomas to him. “My conversation with Michael was strictly about Michael, about Michael playing,” Thorn said yesterday in an ESPN interview. “Obviously, the committee was hopeful that Michael would play, because he was the No. 1 player in the league at that time and the No. 1 player in the world and the most popular player in the world at that time.”The situation has come to light recently because of the docuseries “The Last Dance,” which featured an episode on the Bulls-Pistons bad blood and will also have a look at the 1992 team that blitzed the competition in Barcelona to win gold.Thorn said Thomas wasn’t the only “great player” left off the 10-man roster. Atlanta Hawks perennial All-Star Dominique Wilkins, Indiana Pacers shooting guard Reggie Miller, and Jordan’s friend and college teammate James Worthy (Los Angeles Lakers) were also part of the cut. Thorn said there was no specific reason any of those players didn’t make it, but the selection committee focused on the best 10 players.“That’s a good question, because Isiah was a great player, a fantastic player,” Thorn said. “There was some controversy with the Pistons regarding not shaking hands with the Bulls — there was some bad blood, obviously, there. … But when we ended up going with the first 10 guys, he did not end up making the team.”Thomas said Monday he would be more disappointed today to find out he didn’t make the team because of the handshake controversy. The Pistons walked off the court in Detroit after a four-game sweep by the Bulls in the 1991 Eastern Conference finals. “I thought I should’ve made that Dream Team,” Thomas said Monday. “However, I wasn’t a part of it — that hurt me. Looking back, if I’m not a part of the Dream Team because a lapse in emotion in terms of not shaking someone’s hand — if that’s the reason why I didn’t make the Dream Team, then I am more disappointed today than I was back then when I wasn’t selected.”—Field Level Medialast_img read more

“A story with no end”: Marvel movie & TV stars assemble in NYC to pay tribute to Stan Lee for future TV special

first_imgABC/Richard Cartwright(NEW YORK) — Marvel maniacs united at New York City’s New Amsterdam Theater Monday night to pay tribute to the man whose imagination launched the Marvel Universe: Stan Lee. As the creative force behind Marvel Comics, Lee created or co-created Spider-Man, Iron Man, The Fantastic Four, The X-Men, Thor, The Hulk, Doctor Strange and many other characters.  He also had cameos in nearly every Marvel film.Marvel Celebrates Stan Lee, filmed for a future ABC TV special, was hosted by Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D star Clark Gregg, whose character Phil Coulson was first introduced in Iron Man.The evening featured heartfelt speeches by Marvel movie and TV stars, as well as Lee’s Marvel Comics colleagues and friends, interspersed with video montages featuring Mark Hamill, Evangeline Lily, Kevin Smith, Elizabeth Olsen, Mark Ruffalo, Lou Ferrigno, Seth Green, Jimmy Kimmel, and rappers Method Man of Wu-Tang Clan and Darryl McDaniels of Run-DMC.One such tribute quoted Avengers: Endgame by concluding with the words “Stan, we love you 3000.”Before the filming started, Marvel’s Daredevil star Charlie Cox gave opening remarks, and his Daredevil co-star Deborah Ann Woll later spoke about how Lee’s creations have completely changed pop culture as we know it. “Ten years ago, could you have imagined that the average person on the New York subway would have strong feelings about The Winter Soldier?”  she asked.  “Or that the woman who cuts your hair would have a crush on The Winter Soldier…and on Loki?”Gregg’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. co-star Ming-Na Wen spoke about how Lee was one of the driving forces behind making Marvel Comics more inclusive, while Loki himself, Tom Hiddleston, spoke about how Lee became just as big a star as the heroes he created.“Stan Lee’s in more movies than I am!” Hiddleston marveled.Paul Bettany, who plays Vision, thanked Lee for “giving us freaks and weirdos a place to belong.”But perhaps Hiddleston said it best.“Stan Lee started a story with no end, and it changed the world,” he noted. “We couldn’t stop it now if we tried. ‘Nuff said.”So far, there’s no airdate for the special.Marvel, like ABC News, is owned by Disney.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reservedlast_img read more