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The Natural Selection Tour and Proving Grounds are teaming up to drive the evolution of mountain biking competition.
The Natural Selection Tour (NST) has accomplished a ton on the snow, and the Proving Grounds freeride competition pushed the boundaries of mountain biking. Proving Grounds and the NST partnership aim to stimulate athlete progression while creating an event like no other.
The NST intends to merge its on-snow event organizing talents with the dirt events of Proving Grounds. These hybrid events will introduce uncharted territory and will likely bring plenty of heavy, live action.
Travis Rice, professional snowboarder and co-founder of NST, had this to say:
The best creators and riders of Mountain bike are creating an amazing property with Proving Grounds. This fits perfectly with Natural Selection’s vision to allow runners to evolve their sport in the best venues with input and collaboration.
We looked at the events and outdoor sports that have the most potential and where Natural Selection can work with passionate people to bring their vision to fruition. Proving Grounds, like NST, is “by runners for runners”, and we are very happy to support this movement!
The new hybrid event brings the freedom of slopestyle, where the snowboarder chooses their line based on their strengths and style, to mountain biking. Men and women will ride the course simultaneously, with equal chances to ride, and compete for equal prizes.
From September 9-11, 2022, the inaugural event will take place in Prineville, Oregon. Like previous natural selectionsthe NST plans to stream it live online.
Stay tuned for more from the NST and Proving Grounds on this exciting new partnership. For now, feast your eyes on the teaser above.
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Christian Wilkins is one of the nicest, likable, and funniest players the Miami Dolphins have ever had on their roster, and that isn’t going to change anytime soon.
On Monday, Wilkins was shown in a video released by the Dolphins public relations department walking out of the doors of the on-field training center and pointing to fellow defensive tackle Zach Sieler who was donning the “orange practice jersey” for the Monday training. He made his jokes about the music playlist and so on.
Today he decided to interrupt Tyreek Hill’s post-workout press conference. Wilkins walked over and put his arm around the Dolphins’ new veteran receiver, but the video is so much better than description.
Wilkins pulled out of Hill after Hill answered a question about the music playlist everywhere, in case you couldn’t hear him audio. Hill went on to say that Wilkins’ playlist included Disney songs and said at one point he thought he was at home playing with his kids.
For some reason, I’m not at all surprised by Wilkins’ musical choice. Not that he has bad taste, we probably don’t know what he listens to, but showing up for practice and getting the Disney team out on the pitch is exactly why fans keep loving it. this kid who is a hell of a player on the pitch. .
Wilkins is constantly involved on both sides of the ball, especially when celebrating touchdowns on offense. He has a great personality which goes well with his passion for football.
The Dolphins took the TD’s 5th-year option, which will at least give them a chance to keep him another year. Wilkins was thrilled to hold on in Miami and he made it clear he wanted his career to continue with the Dolphins in the future.
With the arrival of a new Miami Dolphins head coach in the person of Mike McDaniel, a new way of doing things comes. Already, we’ve seen Coach McDaniel bring a lighter, friendlier energy to the team, whether in the way he speaks in regards to players, for players or the media. But, as we know, actions speak much louder than words.
We learned last week that McDaniel and his team have implemented some kind of reward system for players who train hard and compete at the highest level during OTA sessions. The player who receives the honor may wear an orange jersey in the next practice while choosing the music that is played during the session.
Jaelan Phillips was the first Dolphins player to don the prestigious orange threads. Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa swung into the second OTA session, completing several deep passes to Jaylen Waddle, Tyreek Hill, Preston Williams and others. Thus, QB1 wore the orange jersey in the next training. One of the team’s most underrated players, defensive lineman Zach Sieler, wore the brightly colored top yesterday, much to the delight of teammate Christian Wilkins.
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I watched a guy try his first sport outdoors. He bailed out after the fourth bolt. None of his friends wanted to try the route, so an older climber asked him to thread the rope straight through the bolt hook so he didn’t have to leave a carabiner on bail. Then the older gentleman proudly told a story of how he was two lengths from a route and couldn’t complete it. Instead of leaving a real carabiner behind, he used a toy carabiner because it was cheaper. He said, “These things only hold 500 pounds. or so, but I was just too cheap to leave a real carabiner.—Kevin Kuo, via email
CLASSES: There are many ways to safely withdraw from a sports route. Threading the rope directly through a bolt hanger is usually not one of them. Take a look at the methods in the linked article and be sure to pack some carabiners or quick links in case you need to descend because you can’t ascend anymore. Although slightly more expensive (really only a few dollars), it’s more polite to leave carabiners. At best, quick links are hard to remove for the next person leading the route. At worst, they can rust and become very difficult to remove. Keep in mind that you may be able to scavenge gear by walking to the top of the cliff and abseiling, climbing the next route, or having a stronger friend climb the route.
Toy carabiners usually have something like “Not for climbing” or “Not load-bearing” printed directly on them, because they are not load-bearing. 500 pounds is a very generous estimate. They are meant to hold a set of keys or maybe a bottle of water. Absolutely not a person. If your life is worth so little to you that you’re willing to risk it instead of leaving behind equipment that costs about the price of a hamburger, then I can’t help you. You will be best advised by a therapist.
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In anticipation of Pride Month coming up in June, The North Face has just announced its “Summer of Pride” series, which was created with the goal of bringing people together and celebrating local LGBTQ+ communities while enjoying the full air. Headlining the series is a partnership between the outdoor clothing brand and LGBTQ+ activist Pattie Gonia; the brand and community organizer will partner with a series of events designed to bring attention to the outdoor LGBTQ+ community.
That’s not all, however. The North Face also continues its multi-year partnership with Brave Trails, an organization and residential summer camp for LGBTQ+ youth.
The series will visit four major cities in the United States: Portland, OR on June 11, Denver, CO on August 6, Columbus, OH on August 30, and San Francisco, CA on a date yet to be determined.
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As part of each facility, the series will include a half-day community building program led by Pattie, along with other community leaders. Participants will have the chance to meet and learn from community leaders during breakout sessions, nature walks and hikes. (Interested persons can fill out this form.)
Alongside “Summer of Pride”, The North Face will launch a collection of fashion-forward Pride-inspired apparel and accessories made from recycled materials. Adopting a holistic and empowering approach, the product shoot features models and a photographer from the LGBTQ+ community. The highlight is the Pride Outline Jacket, a windproof and water-repellent shell made from 100% recycled materials. Those wishing to purchase the full collection can find it here.
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The Red Sox showed some Celtics pride before heading out for a quick three-game trip to Chicago on Sunday afternoon.
Sox players were dressed in green — some in full Celtics uniforms — in honor of the club’s Eastern Conference Finals series against the Miami Heat.
Photos on social media caught the attention of Celtics guard Marcus Smart, who thanked first baseman Franchy Cordero and second baseman Trevor Story for wearing his jersey.
Cordero played the hero on Sunday in an 8-4 victory over the Mariners, throwing a grand slam in the 10th.
“Keep you a day, Franchy Cordero!” Smart tweeted. “Watched this grand slam live today. Red Sox SWEEP! Thanks for the love.”
Cordero replied, “Let’s get them tomorrow!” ahead of Monday’s Game 4 in the Garden with the Celtics trailing the series 2-1.
Meanwhile, Smart also pointed to Story wearing his Celtics No. 36 jersey, noting their shared heritage. Story is from Irving, Texas, while Smart is from nearby Flower Mound. The second baseman is coming off a huge weekend that saw him throw five homers, including one Grand Slam, while scoring 13 runs.
“Enjoy this Texas family love!” Smart wrote. “Big week for you man. Homers. Grand Slams. Y’all are rockin’.”
The Red Sox released a video of players heading to the bus in Celtics costume, with Smart jerseys and Jayson Tatum dominating the scene. Relievers Austin Davis and Tanner Houck donned full uniforms, the latter a No. 0 Tatum.
Third and final part of this week’s SI Fan Nation All Dolphins mailbag:
From JaSoN (@JWhat13):
With it being rumored that Flores only had young coaches in the squad and no veteran coaches to fall back on, who would you say in McDaniel’s current squad would be his go-to person for that veteran coaching advice/experience ?
Hey Jason, well, first of all, Chan Gailey was the Offensive Coordinator in 2020 and he would definitely qualify as a “veteran coach”. To answer your question, there really isn’t a “veteran coach” on staff in the sense that most people apply, but most coaches have been there for a while.
From Brice (@BricefromLA):
What do you think will be the team’s biggest weakness in 2022?
Hey Brice, good question, and I think off the top of my head that the run defense is where I might have the most trouble. I think we should also look at the offensive line because even though I expect it to be much better, it still has to come to fruition on the field.
From Ouch (@whyPhinswhywhy):
Given that you were the very first local reporter on Tua, what is your buyout plan when Tua turns out to be a player worth investing in? Can we set up a dunk tank or something?
Hey Ouch (points on originality here), let’s start by defining “out on Tua”. Unless I forget something I’ve said or written, I’ve NEVER used that term, or definitely said he’s a bust or anything to that effect. What I said was that I wasn’t a huge fan when he was fresh out of college (physical shortcomings masked by an all-star supporting cast) and didn’t see anything during the last two years to change my mind, so until proven otherwise, I’m going to have my doubts about whether he can become an elite quarterback. Second, plan of redemption? Now that’s funny. Part of my job is to provide analysis, and I don’t need redemption if I’m wrong on a player projection because – and I know it’s going to be a shock – it happens from time to time. Finally, “dunk tank”, of course, sounds fun, but we will have to charge money for the opportunity and we can donate the money to charity. And since I think that kind of thing would generate little to no interest, you should settle for something like me writing, “Well turns out Tua has become a better quarterback in the NFL than I had expected.”
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From Ken R (@krixter):
Which 2nd year player will have the most impact? Who will collapse?
Hey Ken, I think I might keep an eye out for Liam Eichenberg as a sophomore ready to take a big leap in 2022. As for who’s going to crash, man, that’s a depressing question. The best way to answer that is to start with the players who had a lot of success as rookies in 2021, and that would be Jaylen Waddle, Jaelan Phillips and Jevon Holland. Now instead of predicting who is going to ‘fall apart’ let me address this by instead telling you who I think will have the hardest time repeating what they did last season and I thinks that accolade could go to Waddle if for no other reason than there are more attacking options this season, so his target count will likely go down.
From Jamie Bazdaric (@BazdaricJamie):
0-4 is too early, 2-12 is too late… How many losses do you think we’ll be before we hear Teddy’s STRONG demands? I’m still marked by the 1-7 start last year and I also assume there is no injury.
Hey Jamie, here’s another question that will go over very well with a lot of Dolphins fans. First understand that any such change wouldn’t be strictly the result of wins and losses, knowing that quarterback play obviously plays a part in that. So to answer the question I’m not sure I can give you a definitive answer other than I would definitely think it would be closer to 0-4 than 2-12 that the Dolphins would make a change but it’s gonna be very early if the team loses and Tua shows good numbers.
From Chip Turner (@ChipTurnerPA):
Of Gaskin, Ahmed, Mostert, Michel, Edmonds, Doaks and White, which RB do you think will make the team, and how many will they carry on the 53?
Hey Chip, let’s start with how much they’ll be carrying and my best guess at this point would be four, plus fullback Alec Ingold. Then I would say Gaskin, Michel and Edmonds are pretty safe bets to make the 53-man roster. The joker here will be Mostert as he is coming back from a serious knee injury which required surgery. If he is good for the start of the regular season, it would be the fourth.
From Jake McVay (@JakeMc945):
There can’t be a faster wide receiver duo in league history than Waddle & Hill, can there, Alain? Why am I so excited? Maybe 30 years of disappointment? Yes, no need to answer the last question.
Hey Jake, I’m not sure I can answer this question definitively, but it sure could be the fastest wide receiver tandem of all time, because those two have some kind of speed. And go ahead, get excited. The possibilities are indeed exciting.
Bettye Davis East Anchorage High School Laila Tosi practically grew up in a skating rink.
She started skating a few years after learning to walk and followed in the footsteps of her older brothers, who played hockey.
“I grew up in an ice rink,” Tosi said. “There was always a sporting event going on.”
Before moving on to college to play for the Alvernia University women’s hockey team, she has some business to attend to for the Thunderbirds.
The 2022 Alaska State Championships for fast softball and track and field are less than two weeks away, and she plans to compete in both for as long as she can. In addition to being a force on the ice, Tosi is dominant in the frame as well as the throwing ring.
She is the reigning Division I women’s shot put state champion and won the CIC title Friday with a throw of 36 feet, 8.75 inches. She is also a heavy hitter for the Thunderbirds softball team. Tosi said playing multiple sports that sometimes overlap requires a lot of time management and great communication with his coaches for all three sports.
“The only reason I’m allowed to do this is because my coaches are so good at it, and I’m really grateful,” Tosi said.
She said coaches can “make or break a player” because they often want their athletes to focus on a particular sport they are training them to play – and not jump from one to another.
“At one point she was in hockey, softball and track, so I could only have her when she was available,” East pitching coach Jan Michael Leal said. “She would show up, I would work with her, and she would have to go to softball practice or finish the rest of her hockey season.”
A few weeks ago, she participated in a throwing competition in Dimond and had to cross town in time for a softball game at the Chuck Albrecht Softball Complex.
“On her last throw, she was already in her softball gear,” Leal said.
She left Dimond High School, where the meet was being held, to play against the Lynx softball team across town.
“I threw my last pitch at 10:30 a.m. and had to go to Albrecht because our game started at 10:45 a.m.,” Tosi said. “I was about 15 minutes late, so I had to rush to warm up and put on all my softball gear when competing.”
[Athena Clendaniel, a senior at Anchorage’s West High, is a star on the baseball field and in the classroom]
Training for different sports at the same time can be difficult. Tosi says she just tries to stay in the best shape possible and that hockey helps her stay in shape.
“My (hockey) coach Cristy Hickel tells me it’s about being in touch with your body, your mental health and the foods you eat,” Tosi said. “It’s a lifestyle she teaches, so I try to apply it to my other sports.”
She tries to train the same for all sports, but says athletics requires spending more time in the weight room than the other two.
Although hockey is her main sport and the one for which she received a scholarship to play at Alvernia University, Tosi says her favorite sport between her secondary sports is athletics because of the mixed camaraderie it has. offers that softball does not offer.
“I love softball, but being around the people here puts it just over the edge,” Tosi said at the CIC track meet.
She also said that the main differences between softball and track and field are team dynamics. Tosi described softball as a “great team sport” and track and field as an individual sport “because it’s only you in the ring”.
“Even though (athletics) is an individual sport, you can feel the support when you’re in the ring, in practice they’re always there to cheer you on,” Tosi said.
Tosi is set to hit state tournaments in track and field and softball. She believes that continuing to stay in tune with her body to ensure she can perform at her best in both areas is among her top priorities.
“It’s about managing my time and being in touch with my body, seeing how my arm and wrist feel, communicating with both coaches in terms of time and how I feel,” said Tosi.
She played on a men’s hockey team in East this year and suffered a wrist injury that lingers and causes pain whenever she puts a lot of pressure on it, which often happens in the sports she plays. Tosi has a strong wrist taped when she throws and still produces impressive marks in the shot put.
“There are a few times when she throws and she can’t even move her wrist and that’s a big part of throwing,” Leal said. “You have to flick the wrist when you throw, and she wasn’t really able to do that. She was throwing and her palm was just open so she let it go without tracking and still hit 36 and 37 feet.
[Slugger Emily McCutcheon is the South High softball team’s most dangerous weapon]
Tosi is a cousin of Alaska sports star Alissa Pili, who was a multi-sport star for Dimond from 2016-2019 and will continue to play women’s basketball in the Pac-12 for Utah this year after transferring from Utah. USC.
“He’s a beast in his own category,” Tosi said. “Growing up trying to chase her, especially my freshman year. She was just this figure that you try to hunt down and beat.
The two competed in shot put and discus when Tosi was a freshman and Pili was a senior. The older cousin finished first in both events with marks of 42′9″ in the shot put and 122′1″ in the discus, respectively, but Tosi wasn’t far behind.
“When I had her freshman year, she was awesome,” Leal said. “Just the numbers she had, a lot of people were like ‘Man, Alissa graduated but now we have this one (coming soon)’ because she had numbers close to (Pili).”
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Pre-game fashion has become woven into the fabric of the NBA, with some players building a reputation for their wardrobe selections.
The playoffs provided entertaining hoops on the court and eye-catching adjustments from players off it. The stars appeared in various outfits like boxing robes, vibrant coats and sweaters. Costumes, stuffed animal accessories and luxury fashion brands have also been showing up on the pre-game runway during these playoffs.
Here’s a turn-by-turn of some of the most stylish clothing worn by NBA players in the playoffs:
Jordan Poole, Golden State Warriors, Game 2
Poole had a stellar year, earning him the nickname “Poole Party” to complement the Splash Bros moniker. by Stephen Curry and Clay Thompson. Prior to Game 2 against the Mavericks, he donned a Poole Party graphic t-shirt with camouflage pants.
Before Game 5 against the Dallas Mavericks, Paul wore a jersey with Phoenix Mercury star Brittney Griner, who has been detained in Russia since February, pictured. The Suns also showed their support for Griner with on-field decals.
Tatum arrived at TD Garden on Tuesday wearing a jacket with numerous college logos. One of the featured decals is his alma mater, the Duke Blue Devils. Some other team crests sewn onto the patch include the Kentucky Wildcats, UConn Huskies, UCLA Bruins, and Georgetown Hoyas.
Jayson Tatum arrives in style for Match 2 as @celtics looking to even the series at 1-1! #PhantomCam
After the game, his Grizzlies teammate Dillon Brooks objected her outfit against Jackson.
“First of all, before you start, who is better suited: me or Trip? [Jackson]?” Brooks said.
Jackson’s form did not win over Brooks, according to reporters. The 22-year-old didn’t seem bothered by the result.
“It’s because I’m experimental…I push boundaries,” Jackson said.
DeMar DeRozan, Chicago Bulls, Game 5
Ahead of the Bulls’ win or comeback contest against the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday, DeRozan honored Illinois musical artist Juice WRLD with his outfit. The Chicago guard wore a Juice WRLD Galaxy hoodie made by fashion company Vlone. Juice WRLD, real name Jarad Higgins, died of a drug overdose in December 2019.
Ibaka has been an NBA fashion guru during his 14-year career, especially with his striking scarves during his days with the Toronto Raptors. His quirky fashion made another appearance before Game 3 against the Chicago Bulls. The relaxed fit included a brim hat, cardigan and handbag.
Smart won the NBA Defensive Player of the Year award on Monday, the first time a point guard has won the honor since Gary Payton in the 1995-96 season. Since this is Smart’s first time winning DPOY, he donned a special robe that signified his accomplishment by entering Game 2 against the Brooklyn Nets.
It ended up being an appropriate outfit choice. Maxey’s 38 points in Game 1 were the most in a playoff opener by a 76ers player since AI in 2003.
Jordan Clarkson and Bojan Bogdanovic, Utah Jazz, Game 1
Some players take an adventurous take on fashion, while others go for the classic suit and tie look. With a little customization, these jazz stars had no problem rocking the tried-and-true combination.
Clarkson donned a Midnight Studios white button-down shirt with a black tie and trousers, the leather harness adding a modern twist to an old classic.
Bogdanovic took a more traditional route with his all-black ensemble and a clutch that provided a pop of color.
Part 1 of this week’s SI Fan Nation All Dolphins mailbag:
From Reza Hariri (@Therealrezpect1):
I know it’s just a practice, but did anyone surprise you for good or bad? Guys bigger, faster or slower than you thought? Is there still a chance to sign Hicks or Foster? I think both would be an upgrade.
Hey Reza, hmm, on the first question, it was hard for anyone to really stand out because there was little work in the team drills or even the 7v7s and that’s where you can see some things. If I had to point out one thing, I would say that maybe Preston Williams ran with more fluidity than I remembered last year. As for Akiem Hicks and/or Reuben Foster, I wouldn’t necessarily close the door on the possibility of being signed, although I suspect that with Foster the training was more of a fact-finding mission in case the Dolphins would be interested in some indicate.
From Phinaholic (@dana_buice):
Hey buddy, the Dolphins should be improved in both running and passing on offense this year. Which unit do you think opposing defenses will spend the most time grabbing to start the season? Or do you expect opposing teams to provide no support for the run or pass defence?
Hey Dana, I think any team facing the Dolphins will be primarily concerned with trying to contain Jaylen Waddle and Tyreek Hill, whose speed is well established. The Dolphins’ running game should logically be significantly improved in 2022, but it could be a while before it earns the kind of respect Hill has already earned.
From Hugo’s Castle (@CastleHugo):
Melvin Ingram being a UFA… should we really expect what from him??!
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Hey Hugo, Ingram is a quality veteran who has the ability to be disruptive as a passing thrower and is also a solid running defender. He’s at a stage in his career, however, where he’s not a full-fledged player. But he was important to Kansas City in the playoffs last year. So I would absolutely expect him to come up with big plays on the Dolphins defense, even if he doesn’t produce big numbers.
From Devon Clements (@DevclemNFL):
Does Tua have the arm talent to help produce two 1,000-yard receivers for the #Dolphins offense in 2022?
Hey Devon, mate, are you trying to start an argument? The answer is an unequivocal yes, although that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s going to be bombshells. But, yes, it’s absolutely possible that Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle will both end up with over 1,000 receiving yards.
From Jorge Boyd (@raga1922):
Hi Alain, I wonder even if there is no QB competition, do you think having Bridgewater, who is a good QB, in camp motivates Tua to do better?
Hey Jorge, I certainly understand the question and having Bridgewater can only benefit the Dolphins as he definitely has the ability to win games if called. But I’m not sure I buy the idea that Bridgewater provides additional motivation for Tua. His motivation should be, plain and simple, to show the Dolphins that he has to be their quarterback going forward, not just this year. And that would be the case regardless of the replacement quarterback on the roster.
From RICHARD J. LEONARD (@SLICK6971):
I actually hate that so many people focus on the QB, but I would like to know why there is so much hate for Tua. His stats are better than many other young QBs, but it seems like a lot of people want him to fail. Why?
Hey Richard, here’s the ever-popular debate about Tua and how it’s viewed by different segments of the fanbase. First of all, I have a hard time accepting the idea that any Dolphins fan wants him to fail because Tua’s failure wouldn’t be good for the team. And I would also take issue with the idea of ”so much hatred for Tua”. I’d say there’s a difference between having doubts about his long-term prognosis as an NFL starter and hating him. Just because some people – myself included – refuse to anoint him as an elite quarterback until we see evidence on the field that he can be, doesn’t mean he’s a matter of hate. Besides, you know there are also a lot of people who love Tua and are completely behind him, right?
Leica has just announced a production of 250 units of its Trinovid 8×40 in collaboration with Icelandic-Danish contemporary artist Olafur Eliasson. Dubbed the “Life Edition,” these versions of their popular twins sport a vibrant neon green hue to the leather trim and engravings. For binoculars in shades other than black, the Huckberry x Nocs Provisions Standard Issue 8×25 is an excellent choice.
After checking Nocs Provisions regular range for the standard 8×25 number, they offer them in eight colorways. There’s squid ink, marigold, cobalt, cypress, granite, poppy, sea foam, and flat earth. Meanwhile, the Huckberry link sees the body and barrels sporting a Monterey Blue hue.
If you’re wondering, it appears mostly grayish with a hint of blue. Along with the exclusive aesthetic presentation, you get a tough yet lightweight (11.85 ounces) viewing tool ready for any tough adventure. It measures 4.25″ long, 3.98″ to 4.53″ wide, and 1.77″ thick.
You can technically slip it into your pockets, but the Huckberry x Nocs Provisions Standard Issue 8×25 is best kept inside the protective sleeve and inside a backpack or bag . When it comes to toughness, the patented textured rubber ridges on its casing provide exceptional impact protection and a reliable grip.
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Mystic – The former Mystical Toys will this year host an eco-friendly coastal clothing store selling Mystic-branded merchandise and a pop-up museum celebrating the drawbridge’s 100th anniversary.
Whaler’s Inn RE LLC, owner of the downtown Whaler’s Inn hotel, purchased the toy store at 4 E. Main St. for $1.5 million from longtime owners Frank and Barbara Sinnett last August. The toy store is located opposite the hotel across Cottrell Street.
Inn president Amanda Arling said Wednesday that the inn hasn’t made any decisions about the long-term use of the toy store, but said she can’t pass up the opportunity to to buy what she called prime downtown real estate in “a beautiful, iconic location.”
She said the hostel has now partnered with the Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce, which has created an exhibit celebrating the drawbridge’s centenary. The opening is scheduled for this week and will include the work of local artists. It will also function as a visitor center.
The store will also be the outlet for Just Mystic, run by the local brother-and-sister team of Robert Nelson and Amanda Cummings. The store is now open.
“It was a great opportunity for us to support two young local entrepreneurs,” Arling said.
On its website, Just Mystic describes how “the fashion industry is a major contributor to climate change, with 85% of the textiles we buy ending up in landfills”.
“Sustainability starts from scratch. We all need to do our part locally in order to bring about global change. With this in mind, Just Mystic decided to launch a new and exciting clothing brand Mystic based on recycled clothing, ” it is said.
“At Just Mystic, we know how lucky we are to live in this beautiful natural environment. Our goal is to keep it that way by helping to reduce waste and creating fantastic fashion that everyone loves to wear. Hoodies Just Mystic, crew necks, and t-shirts are already popular with customers, and now you can expect another fantastic new range of coastal clothing with our upcycled clothing line,” he adds.
The 2022 NFL Draft has proven to be very productive for the Georgia Bulldogs. Five Bulldogs left the board in the first round to set up a historic three-day run for Georgia, which had 15 drafted players by the time the seventh and final round was said and completed.
The Bulldogs started the draft in style with a defensive lineman Travon Walker first overall, the first of five Bulldogs defensemen to enter the first round on Thursday night.
For a while Walker and defensive tackle Jordan Davis (Philadelphia Eagles) were the only Bulldogs off the board before a trio trailed the final 11 draft picks.
Inside linebacker dock walker was picked by the Green Bay Packers with the 22nd overall pick, and six picks later had familiar company accompanying him to Lambeau. The Packers added another Bulldog in defensive tackle Devonte Wyattwho in turn became the third consecutive Georgian player Green Bay won in the first round after the team was drafted Eric Stokes in 2021.
The first round started with a Bulldog, so it was only natural that it would end with one as well.
The Minnesota Vikings traded in the first round with division rival Detroit – who landed the Alabama wide receiver jameson williams as a result – and used the 32nd and final first-round pick on Georgia’s safety Lewis Cine. Cine had been seen as a potential surprise in the first round, and several false drafts that scored him at the Vikings – albeit in the second round – proved accurate according to their predictions.
Things remained busy for the Bulldogs heading into the weekend. Two Georgian players were selected in the second round, two more in the third round, two more in the fourth round and four more in the sixth round.
Georgia set a number of records during this year’s draft. They set a program record for the number of first-round picks (the previous record was 3) and a modern-era draft record for the total number of players drafted (the previous record was 14). The Bulldogs program has garnered plenty of praise for having so many players ready for the NFL, which now leads several former Georgia stars with a chance to shine on Sundays.
Since the draft ended, all 15 Georgia players have signed their contracts and settled into life as NFL players. Part of that process was choosing their jersey numbers. Several players will be able to wear the same number they wore on Saturday in Athens; others, however, will have something of a new look when they make their professional debut.
Let’s take a look at every Georgian player drafted this year and what number they will wear at the start of their career at the next level:
The Miami Dolphins brought in a new coaching staff and several top veteran players this offseason. But the team will need some of its young, up-and-coming candidates to emerge in 2022 if they are to compete for a playoff spot in a loaded AFC.
Miami Dolphins 2022 breakout candidates
Tua Tagovailoa, QC
The 2022 campaign likely represents Tua Tagovailoa’s last chance to prove he can be the Dolphins’ long-term starting quarterback. The fifth overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, Tagovailoa struggled with injury and ineffectiveness for two years in the NFL. If he fails next season, Miami will likely move in another direction under center.
The Dolphins have two first-round picks in 2023 due to their pre-draft trade to the San Francisco 49ers in 2021, so they’ll have enough ammunition to land a new quarterback if needed. Additionally, Miami has a new coaching staff in place, none of whom were involved in drafting Tua.
With no more excuses available, Tua needs to perform well in 2022 – and there’s reason to believe he can. Of course, the new coaching staff has no connection to Tagovailoa, but Mike McDaniel is considered an attacking genius. He will implement a creative run-after-catch-based scheme that can make the most of his new QB. The former 49ers offensive coordinator is a marked improvement over Chan Gailey, Eric Studesville and George Godsey, who each served as OCs during Tua’s first two years in the league.
The Dolphins have also developed the offensive talent around Tagovailoa. Miami sent a series of picks to the Kansas City Chiefs in exchange for Tyreek Hill, giving them one of the most dynamic threats in the league. He will team up with Jaylen Waddle, Mike Gesicki and newcomer Cedrick Wilson Jr. to form an improved set of pass catchers. Acquisitions in the backfield — Chase Edmonds, Raheem Mostert and Sony Michel — will lighten some of Tua’s load and give him options in the short-passing game.
Instead of playing behind one of the worst offensive lines in the league, Tua now has Terron Armstead at left tackle and Connor Williams at left guard. There are still issues in the other three places, but going from “atrocious” to just “below average” in the front should result in a more secure pocket.
Jaelan Phillips, EDGE
After being selected 18th overall in the 2021 NFL Draft, Jaelan Phillips broke a Dolphins rookie record by posting 8.5 sacks. He’s already established himself as a dependable NFL player, but is another breakthrough on the horizon?
Phillips handled last year’s production while playing only 54% of Miami’s defensive snaps. After being hampered by a leg injury in training camp, he got off to a slow start. In the first seven games, Phillips played under 30% snaps on three occasions. In the last 10 games, it has never fallen below a 30% rate again, and it has only fallen below 50% twice.
The Dolphins have re-signed Emmanuel Ogbah and added Melvin Ingram to their pass-rush rotation this offseason, but it will be surprising if Phillips doesn’t see more reps in 2022. Holdover defensive coordinator Josh Boyer will be able to deploy Phillips all around the roster. , using the former Hurricane’s versatility to the defense’s advantage.
Phillips was on the field in obvious passing situations a year ago, but he needs to improve as a running defender to see more action – and he realizes that. “It’s all about trust”, Phillips said in january. “My goal for next season is to solidify myself as a reliable person in the first trials.”
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Dolphins general manager Chris Grier has a mixed history of results in the NFL Draft, but he may have saved his reputation as a talent evaluator with his 2021 picks. Jaylen Waddle is already a star after posted 106 receptions in his rookie campaign, and Phillips is on track for recurring professional success. But Grier’s third pick, No. 36 overall, Jevon Holland, could become the NFL’s best player.
Holland didn’t become a full-time starter until Week 5. Yet once he started seeing the field regularly, he became a fixture on the Miami defense. Holland did a bit of everything, including lining up in the box, in the slot, or along the line of scrimmage. He even rushed the passer 65 times, second among all NFL safeties behind fellow Dolphin Brandon Jones.
However, Holland’s bread and butter is playing gratuitous safety, roaming the back as Miami’s de facto center fielder. The Dolphins shifted to more masculine coverage as the season progressed, and Holland often lined up as the one-tier safety, an incredibly valuable role in the modern NFL. If Miami continues to roll out aggressive plans in 2022, Holland will be the team’s safety blanket.
Safeties who can defend the pass and get down to play the run are worth their weight in gold, and the AFC has plenty of them. From Derwin James to Kevin Byard, Marcus Williams to Jessie Bates, the conference is already teeming with security talent. If Holland continues his upward trajectory, he’ll be level with his peers – and he has a shot at becoming the AFC’s top safety.
You can’t imagine Brooks Koepka being the superstitious type or thinking too much about the kind of weird things that happened to him recently.
Like his car out of gas back home in Florida. Or, being locked out of his car – the engine is running, but the doors mysteriously lock with a golf bag in the trunk – as happened on Tuesday as he prepared to drive to Southern Hills for his practice .
“Only me, man,” Koepka joked. “It’s like a car trouble theme. Out of gas (last week) and then this. I’m just glad it didn’t happen on Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday. . . I walked in and grabbed a hat, got out right away, then the car was locked. I don’t know how the keys got locked inside the car. That beats me. I didn’t think a car was supposed to do that, but apparently it does.
Koepka is in the odd position of heading for an uncounted PGA Championship among the favorites, his odds – usually around 40/1 – putting him as an underdog in a tournament he has won twice (2018 and successfully defended in 2019) then finished runner. -until Phil Mickelson last year.
However, he has not been seen since the Masters. Part of his absence was due to wedding planning for his upcoming wedding, while plans to play AT&T Byron Nelson last week were scrapped to ensure his troublesome knee would be fine for this latest challenge.
“The whole reason (for pulling me out of Byron Nelson) was just to make sure I’m ready for this week. I feel ready, and now I just have to play well. Simple,” he said.
And, in Koepka’s mind, he will be among the contenders this week. . . especially if he manages to heat up his putter.
Indeed, Koepka revealed his poor display at Augusta National – where he missed the cut – led him to search YouTube for footage of his major wins: “I never did that but I went back and I Watched a tape or video on YouTube of every major championship I’ve ever won and what I did when I put and picked up certain things.
“A few things setup-wise, a few things hit-wise, just to understand where the touch was. It was a bit off. Not everything felt right. But it goes back to what I feel it was, and it’s pretty much like it was in years past.
MIAMI – On Monday, the Biden administration announced a series of measures it says will “increase support for the Cuban people and protect our national security interests.”
The administration is focused on the following policies: restoring Cuba’s parole program for family reunification, which would increase consular services and visa processing; more trips to the island and increase the amount of money families can send to the island.
“With these actions, we aim to support Cubans’ aspirations for freedom and greater economic opportunity so they can lead successful lives at home,” State Department spokesman Ned Price said. “We continue to call on the Cuban government to immediately release political prisoners, respect the fundamental freedoms of the Cuban people, and allow the Cuban people to determine their own future.
Minutes after the announcement, New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez, a Democrat, criticized the Biden administration for the changes.
“I am appalled to learn that the Biden administration will begin allowing group travel to Cuba through tourism-like tours. To be clear, those who still believe that increased travel will spawn democracy in Cuba are simply in a state of denial,” Menendez said.
“For decades, the world has traveled to Cuba and nothing has changed. For years the United States foolishly relaxed travel restrictions arguing that millions of US dollars would bring freedom and nothing changed. And as I warned at the time, the regime finally laughed off any promise to loosen its iron grip on the Cuban people and we ended up helping fund the machinery behind their continued oppression,” he said. he adds.
Here is how the State Department described the changes to Cuban policy:
Facilitate family reunification by reinstating the Cuban Family Reunification Parole Program (CFRP) and continuing to increase the capacity of consular services. Limited immigrant visa processing resumed in Havana on May 3, 2022. We will reinstate the CFRP and increase visa processing in Havana while continuing to process the majority of immigrant visa cases at the US Embassy. United States in Georgetown, Guyana.
Strengthen family ties and facilitate educational relationships for the American and Cuban people by expanding authorized travel for the Cuban people. We will allow scheduled and charter flights to destinations beyond Havana. We will also implement regulatory changes to reinstate person-to-person groups and other categories of group educational travel, as well as certain travel related to professional meetings and professional research, in particular to support the expansion of the Internet access and remittance processing companies and to provide additional support. to Cuban entrepreneurs. We are not reinstating individual person-to-person travel.
Increase support for independent Cuban entrepreneurs. We will encourage business opportunities outside the public sector by enabling access to extended cloud technology, application programming interfaces and e-commerce platforms. We will explore options to expand support for additional payment options for internet business, electronic payments, and business with independent Cuban entrepreneurs. We will work to expand entrepreneurs’ access to microfinance and training.
Ensure that remittances flow more freely to the Cuban people without enriching those who commit human rights abuses. Specifically, we will remove the current family remittance limit of $1,000 per quarter per sender-receiver pair and allow gift (i.e. non-family) remittances, which will support independent Cuban entrepreneurs. We will work with electronic payment processors to encourage greater accessibility to the Cuban market. We will not remove entities from Cuba’s restricted list.
In short, the Cuban government called the change a limited step in the right direction.
The decision does not change the US embargo, the fraudulent inclusion of Cuba in the list of countries that sponsor terrorism or the majority of the consistent maximum pressure actions of the Trump administration which still affect the Cuban people, the minister said. Cuban Foreign Affairs, Bruno Rodriguez. on Twitter.
govt. the announcement is a limited step in the right direction. This decision does not modify the blockade, #Cubathe fraudulent inclusion of Trump in the list of countries sponsoring terrorism or most of Trump’s maximum pressure coercive measures that still affect the Cuban people.
“I think it’s a result or a reaction to the large number of migrants, Cuban migrants that we’ve seen,” said Andy Gomez, a retired University of Miami professor and Cuban analyst.
The US Coast Guard and Department of Homeland Security have recorded record numbers of Cubans intercepted at the US border.
The bans have been significant even along Florida’s south coast, where the desperation to flee the communist island to try for a better life in the United States has turned deadly in some cases.
The Biden administration’s plan includes rolling back Trump-era restrictions on remittances people can send to Cubans.
The previous limit of $1,000 per quarter has been lifted and the United States will soon allow flights, both commercial and charter, to fly into cities in Cuba, with the strict exception of Havana.
Gomez thinks the policy change may be too late to stop the attempted mass migration across the border by the island’s youth.
“They tell me it’s not going to help them in the long run, neither the Cuban economy nor the situation,” he said. “They still don’t see a future for them on the island, their goal is to get out of there as soon as possible.”
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The recent history of the Miami Dolphins is filled with surprising, sometimes shocking developments, and one of those chapters belonged to Arian Foster.
Now, just under six years after the fact, Foster is shedding light on his sudden retirement after just four games with the Dolphins during the 2016 season.
Foster explained during a recent appearance on SiriusXM Radio’s “I Am Athlete Tonight” podcast that it was advice from his father Carl, who had played wide receiver at the University of New Mexico, who led to an abrupt move away from the Dolphins.
“When I was a kid, I asked my dad, ‘How did you know you didn’t want to play anymore, that you wanted to leave,'” Foster said. “And he told me once and I’ll never forget. He said, ‘You’ll know.’ And we were playing, I believe the Browns or the Steelers, and I was battling a few little nicks and injuries and everything, and I was standing on the sidelines.
“It was just before we went into halftime, and it’s just a vivid thought that at the time I was reading this book by Brian Greene, who is a physicist. And I was really in the book. And I remember thinking, I was looking up in the stands and I thought vividly, I was like, I don’t care who wins this game, like, I don’t care at all I want to go home and I want to read my book I want This is the thought that crossed my mind Once this thought crossed my mind, I said to myself that it was time to leave.
After signing Foster in July, the Dolphins made him the starter, but he gained just 47 rushing yards on 16 carries in the first two games before missing the next three due to injury.
The only big play he produced for the Dolphins was a 50-yard reception after a short pass from Ryan Tannehill, although that drive ended with him stuffed with no gain on Seattle 17’s fourth-and-first.
By the time Foster returned from injury in Week 6 against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Jay Ajayi had established himself as the starter and Ajayi rushed for 204 yards that day in a 30-25 victory.
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For the record, Foster’s last game with the Dolphins was the following week, October 23, against the Buffalo Bills at Hard Rock Stadium. The Dolphins won that game 28-25 with Ajayi again rushing for 200 yards. Foster had three carries for 5 yards.
He retired two days later.
“So we finished the game, the next day I went to coach (Adam) Gase’s office, and I told him exactly how I felt. I said, ‘Look, I don’t want to hurt you. waste your time and I don’t want to. want you to waste my time. I don’t play a position where it’s like you can just randomly, you know, fake funk. Like I could hurt myself or someone else could get hurt, right? A few days. I appreciate you telling me about it. Take a few days and you come back, if you still feel like that, we’ll rock with you. I did it. I took a few days. I have one of those boats on a little river thing. I enjoyed my two days and came back, I was like, this was the worst thing I could have done. I’m definitely done.
And so it was.
It turned out the Dolphins didn’t need Foster that 2016 season. Ajayi ended up rushing for over 1,200 yards and the Dolphins finished 10-6 and a wildcard spot. in the AFC playoffs which is their last as they prepare for the 2022 season.
Do not welcome the first…nor the last
Foster was the latest in a line of Pro Bowl players who joined the Dolphins, only to see their careers come to an abrupt end.
Last was guard Josh Sitton, who suffered a serious shoulder injury in Game 1 of 2018 and never played again.
There was running back Thurman Thomas, who joined the Dolphins in 2000 after all his great years in Buffalo and contributed as running back until a season-ending knee injury – and ultimately to his career.
Other Pro Bowl players who ended their careers with a season in Miami include QB Jay Cutler, WR Cris Carter and LB Lawrence Timmons, among others.
For over 50 years, the Nissan Z has remained one of the most iconic and successful sports cars in motoring history, generating a cult following as strong as the day it shocked driving enthusiasts. in 1969. Originating from an old joint project with Yamaha in the early 1960s, the Z has gone through six generations, with the latest tying the second generation 300ZX (Z32) as the oldest series at 11 years old.
Uncertainty threatened the Z after the last generation, however. Nissan has been dealing with some corporate turmoil lately, and the automotive world is heading headlong away from internal combustion towards electrification. Simply put, Nissan has let the 370Z stagnate in a rapidly changing automotive landscape.
But with Toyota reviving its famous Supra, there was no way Nissan would let its legendary sports car succumb to an eternal rival. The Z now returns for a seventh generation, and it has some big shoes to fill. Often equated with the Japanese equivalent of the Ford Mustang or the Porsche 911, the Z serves as an archetypal sports car model, providing a solid foundation for not only pure sports car enthusiasts and driving enthusiasts, but also for tuners and motorsport racers.
On paper, the Z is everything as its original creators intended: two doors, rear-wheel drive, a front-mounted six-cylinder engine and a long-sloping fastback design. It’s a formula that defines the Z as an icon in the world of sports cars, the same way Porsche’s signature keeps its rear-mounted engine.
But many questions remain: Have regulations, technology and increasingly stringent consumer changes diluted the Z into just another device and a shadow of its once glorious past?
As the early spring sun set hard over the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, heightening the sting of the arid desert air, our caravan of air-conditioned NV3500 pickup trucks packed with automotive journalists arrived at its infield. In the distance, a dozen pre-production 2023 Nissan Z prototypes appeared, ready for their ultimate road and track test at the hands of some of the world’s toughest automotive critics.
Nissan hasn’t strayed from Formula Z
At first glance, it’s easy to think that the Z hasn’t really changed much. Nissan’s own engineers even admit that much of the base platform is shared with the outgoing 370Z “Z34”. But that’s part of its appeal, in the same way that almost all Porsche 911s look alike. The template is unmistakably preserved – indeed, this time around the designers made sure to pay more homage to the 240Z’s original aesthetic.
Dimensions are nearly the same as the 370Z, except for a few extra inches of front and rear length and a profile more reminiscent of the Zs of yesteryear. Specific details harken back to the era of the original Datsun “S30” 240Z, such as the daytime running lights mimicking the shape of the 240Z’s chrome headlight surrounds, the steeper roofline and muscular shoulder line, and a boxy rear, with taillights paying homage to the 1990s cult classic, the “Z32” 300ZX. The overall result is a sleeker, more refined and significantly sleeker exterior design than the outgoing car.
Nissan has made some key upgrades inside the Z
Stepping into the new Z is equally familiar, although the differences are all in the details. You always sit low and toasty inside the cocooning cockpit, thanks to its sloping roofline and two-seater layout. That, of course, means finding a comfortable seating position can still be a challenge for those six-footers or more, but the newer seats make it less of a chore than the 370Z.
Gone is the once unified telescoping gauge cluster that moved with the steering column, as did the bulbous center console and its recessed infotainment system. In its place, a much larger flat screen and cleaner control interface allow for a simpler layout. Three auxiliary analog gauges at the top of the console measure turbo speeds, pressure and battery charge, all of which are driver-facing for easy use and readability, and a much more consistent layout.
The new Nissan Z is significantly more capable
The day began testing the Z’s powertrain on a roughly quarter-mile straight just off the Motor Speedway starting gate. Two new Zs were on display – a base Sport model with a six-speed manual and a top-spec ‘Performance’ with the company’s latest nine-speed automatic – and behind it was a year-old 370Z final model for comparison.
Under the long, sloping hood is the twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter VR30DDTT V6 straight from Infiniti’s Q50 and Q60 Red Sport models, but retuned and modified to match the Z’s performance-oriented personality. power is rated at the same 400 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque, making it one of the more affordable cars with this amount of pop. As a descendant of Nissan’s “VR” V6 family, it can even be loosely described as a detuned variant of the GT-R’s legendary VR38DETT, giving many Z fans the chance to brag even more about this that’s under the hood.
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But this engine features a new water-cooled intake charge cooler, which helps keep incoming air temperatures low for the turbos, resulting in quicker throttle response. The snails are mounted externally and integrated into the exhaust manifold, rather than in the valley, shortening the distance the exhaust pressure travels to keep said spooled turbos going. A new boost recirculation valve also helps maintain pressure, essentially eliminating throttle lag.
It can produce the same amount of power as the Infiniti Red Sport 400 apps, but the Z’s version feels much more responsive and energetic in its movements. Nissan hasn’t released official acceleration times, but engineers on site said the 0-60 mph dash is certainly around the four-second range for the manual – depending on the how quickly you shift – and even faster with the automatic.
But the new Z might not be as engaging as the old one
Although much faster and more powerful than the 370Z, I found myself missing the naturally aspirated throttle response and high redline of the old VQ. This setup allows you to work for maximum engine power, an experience favored by those who prioritize driver engagement over forward progression. The engine note is unfortunately muted on the new model due to forced induction, and its noise is artificially manipulated by the car’s audio system.
But nonetheless, in classic evolutionary fashion, the new Z is much faster than the old Z – fast enough to satisfy those who want to give their A90-generation Supra friends a run for their money.
While the size and shape resemble the outgoing car, underneath it benefits from an 11% increase in torsional stiffness and is nearly 24% stiffer. And the results speak for themselves. Around a nearly two-mile closed-road course, the new Z felt considerably more predictable and less awkward than the old car, offering far more grip, high-speed stability and poise in mid-mountain. turn.
However, steering weighting and road feel – something the old 370Z had in spades – leave something to be desired after switching to electronic power steering. But it’s still very precise, with a point-and-shoot feel. Combined with the new large-diameter monotube dampers and increased caster angle, the new Z feels much more confident and agile behind the wheel, with no compromise in ride quality around town and on the highway.
The All-New Nissan Z: The Verdict
Simply put: the Nissan Z is back. It’s faster, more nimble, newer and much improved over the outgoing 370Z. It’s an undeniably bigger car that’s more than capable of challenging the latest Toyota Supra.
But there are concessions with the refinement and modernity found. The aging 370Z felt long in the tooth, but it still had that old-school feel that the Zs of yore provided, which you’ll be hard pressed to find in the new model. Progress always has a price.
Texans love a good t-shirt. One that is comfortable, has a great design and/or special meaning, and wears well in (more) Texas weather – but especially one with a bit of Texas pride. This list has the best shirts to show off your Texan pride all year round or until it’s too cold to wear a t-shirt.
Below are shirts from merchants across Texas, including some of the most recognized brands such as: Tumbleweed TexStyles, Tyler’s, Paris Texas Apparel Co., Chuy’s, Texas Humor, Bullzerk, the Sugar Land Space Cowboys, the Corpus Christi Hooks and of course, us here in Texas, that’s life. We have done our best to estimate the best Texas pride shirts for all of you. Discover our methodology here.
Brand: Tumbleweed TexStyles
Sizes: S, M, L, XL, 2XL
Shirt colors: antique jeans
basic shirt: unknown (custom)
Gender/Sex: Male and female
How to buy: Order online here
Brand: Texas is life
Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL
Shirt colors: Solid Black Mix, Black, Army, Olive, Dark Grey, Vintage Black, Kelly, Evergreen, True Royal, Heather True Royal, Heather Dark Grey, Heather Midnight Navy, Deep Teal, Navy, Burgundy, Red, Canvas Red
basic shirt: Bella + Canvas 3001
Gender/Sex: Male and female
How to buy: Order online here
Brand: Corpus Christi Hooks via Bimm Ridder
Sizes: S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL
Shirt colors: Orange
basic shirt: Gildan
Gender/Sex: Male and female
How to buy: Order online here
Brand: Texas humor
Sizes: S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL
Shirt colors: Marine
basic shirt: unknown
Gender/Sex: Male and female
How to buy: Order online here
Brand: Sugar Land Space Cowboys vis a vis Bimm Ridder
Sizes: S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL
Shirt colors: Light blue
basic shirt: unknown (probably Gildan)
Gender/Sex: Male and female
How to buy: Order online here
Sizes: S, M, L, XL, 2XL
Shirt colors: Blue
basic shirt: unknown
Gender/Sex: Male and female
How to buy: Order online here
Brand: Texas is life
Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL
Shirt colors: White, Coral, Deep Heather, Silver, Heather Peach, Sweet Cream, Heather Olive, Yellow, Heather Columbia Blue, Heather True Royal, Heather True Royal, Heather Deep Teal
basic shirt: Bella + Canvas 3001
Gender/Sex: Male and female
How to buy: Order online here
Brand: Texas is life
Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL
Shirt colors: Deep Heather, Black, Solid Black Mix, Olive, Vintage Black, Kelly, Heather Columbia Blue, Heather True Royal, Heather Navy, Navy, Heather Team Purple, Red, Cardinal
basic shirt: Bella + Canvas 3001
Gender/Sex: Male and female
How to buy: Order online here
Brand: Tumbleweed TexStyles
Sizes: S, M, L, XL, 2XL
Shirt colors: Gold
basic shirt: unknown (custom)
How to buy: Order online here
Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL
basic shirt: Heather gray
Gender/Sex: Male and female
How to buy: Order online here
Brand: Texas is life
Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL
Shirt colors: Deep Heather, Black, Solid Black Melange, Olive, Vintage Black, Kelly, Heather Slate, Heather Dark Gray
basic shirt: Bella + Canvas 3001
Gender/Sex: Male and female
How to buy: Order online here
Brand: Paris Texas Apparel Co
Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL
Shirt colors: The Midnight Navy
basic shirt: unknown (custom)
Gender/Sex: Male and female
How to buy: Order online here
Sizes: S, M, L, XL, 2XL
Shirt colors: Heather gray
basic shirt: unknown
Gender/Sex: Male and female
How to buy: Order online here
Brand: Texas is life
Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL
Shirt colors: White, Ash, Solid Black Melange, Black, Pebble Brown, Army, Olive, Dark Grey, Vintage Black, Teal, Kelly, Turquoise, Ocean Blue, Deep Teal, Navy, Burgundy, Cardinal, Canvas Red
basic shirt: Bella + Canvas 3001
Gender/Sex: Male and female
How to buy: Order online here
Brand: Texas is life
Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL
Shirt colors: Black, Solid Black Mix, Heather Black, Olive, Vintage Black, Kelly, Navy Blue, Burgundy, Red
basic shirt: Bella + Canvas 3001
Gender/Sex: Male and female
How to buy: Order online here
Brand: Texas is life
Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL
Shirt colors: White, Soft Pink, Orange, Solid Black Mix, Soft Cream, Gold, Army, Olive, Kelly, Steel Blue, True Royal, Brown
basic shirt: Bella + Canvas 3001
Gender/Sex: Male and female
How to buy: Order online here
Brand: Texas is life
Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL
Shirt colors: White, Ash, Heather Deep, Black, Heather Black, Stone Heather, Yellow, Kelly, Columbia Blue Heather, True Royal, Heather True Royal, Heather Dark Grey, Deep Teal, Navy Blue, Red
basic shirt: Bella + Canvas 3001
Gender/Sex: Male and female
How to buy: Order online here
Brand: Texas is life
Sizes: S, M, L, XL
Shirt colors: Deep Heather, Black, Gold, Dark Gray, Vintage Black, Heather Kelly, Evergreen, Forest, Aqua, Turquoise, True Royal, Heather True Royal, Asphalt, Heather Dark Gray, Heather Navy, Heather Aqua, Navy, Heather Team Purple, Team purple, brown
basic shirt: Bella + Canvas 3001
Gender/Sex: Male and female
How to buy: Order online here
Brand: Texas is life
Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL
Shirt colors: Coral, Deep Heather, Heather Clay, Brown, Solid Black Melange, Black, Pebble Brown, Heather Brown, Black Heather, Heather Stone, Army, Olive, Vintage Black, Kelly
basic shirt: Bella + Canvas 3001
Gender/Sex: Male and female
How to buy: Order online here
Brand: Texas is life
Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL
Shirt colors: Deep Heather, Heather Clay, Black, Heather Olive, Heather Brown, Heather Black, Dark Grey, Heather Kelly, Heather Athletic, Heather Columbia Blue, Heather True Royal, Heather True Royal, Heather Slate, Heather Dark Grey, Heather Navy, Heather Midnight Navy , purple team
Shirt colors: Deep Heather, Black, Heather Green, Dark Grey, Turquoise, Heather Columbia Blue, True Royal, Heather Midnight Navy, Heather Aqua, Heather Team Purple, Bordeaux, Heather Red, Cardinal, Canvas Red
basic shirt: Bella + Canvas 3001
Gender/Sex: Male and female
How to buy: Order online here
Figuring out the best Texas pride shirts for Texans is a difficult task. We use a variety of different data sources to help us determine this, including: Photos of Texans wearing shirt designs in Facebook groups, Seeing shirts Texans are wearing when sharing photos on other places like Twitter and Instagram, Noticing shirt designs when we go to concerts/festivals/the state fair, our editorial boards take advantage of various designs, and of course our own sales data and customer feedback.
We do not consider sales data or reviews posted on sites such as Etsy, Facebook Marketplace, Amazon, or eBay, as these are often copycat versions of shirt designs and likely do not represent Texas brands. known for creating great t-shirts.
It is not a perfect methodology and we are always working to improve it.
This list will be continuously updated to add new shirt designs and adjust the ranking. A mechanism for these adjustments will be when we see new designs created by a Texas brand. Another mechanism will ask for contributions or votes from members of our Facebook group (over 10,000 fans and growing). Join our group to make sure your voice can be counted when we ask for your feedback to update this list in the future.
Seven minutes later, the rivalry between the two clubs erupted, with the two teams exchanging pleasantries for a while, which even saw Union centre-backs join the conversation alongside the Red Bulls goalkeeper. After a break in play, New York found themselves not just a goal but a man away with Dylan Nealis showing his second yellow of the game.
With the man advantage, the Boys in Blue were looking to pounce with a chaotic scene in front of the Red Bulls goal. Santos eyed the goal with a heavy touch allowing the keeper to come off his line and close the angle. Seeing no shots, the Brazilian sent a cross to Carranza but saw his shot denied with an impressive effort from Sean Nealis.
The big disadvantage in defensive effort didn’t deter the visitors as they equalized in the 66th minute with a unique finish from Luquinhas.
Union fought back with City courage on their hearts, pushing until the final whistle and scoring another goal in the 80th minute. After a Cory Burke header was saved at the post on another second ball chance, Carranza smashed the ball which sent Subaru Park into a frenzy. As the ball raced back into the center circle, the referee kept his hand to his ear and was called in for a look by the video assistant referee. After a long look, the referee retreated to the field and knocked down the goal due to offside.
As the visitors sought to see the clock with some play, the Union continued to press for the green light. With seven long minutes of added time in the final half, Union created one last chance to score against the former Union keeper. Hometown Jack McGlynn created the chance, floating a perfectly weighted ball over Burke. The Reggae Boyz forward netted a left-footed try but was again denied by the keeper who saw the two rivals score just one point.
The Boys in Blue continue their busy May schedule on Wednesday night as they host Inter Miami CF. Tickets for the midweek match are still available, so be sure to secure your spot now by clicking here! Coverage will begin at 7 p.m. ET with Union Pre-Kick Live exclusively on PhiladelphiaUnion.com with PHL17 taking over at 7:30 p.m.
After the Miami Dolphins wrapped up their two-day rookie minicamp on Saturday, the team announced some roster changes.
Among them, Arkansas rookie offensive lineman Ty Clary was waived with a “physical failure” designation.
To replace him, the Dolphins signed freshman offensive lineman Cole Banwart, who attended rookie minicamp on a trial basis. An undrafted free agent himself out of Iowa in 2021, Banwart spent time last season on the practice squads of the Minnesota Vikings and New York Giants.
Banwart was a second All-Big Ten selection and a third All-America team as a senior in 2020.
That was Banwart’s draft scouting report from NFL.com analyst Lance Zierlein: “Tall, forward-looking goaltender with a slightly heavy frame whose body type and style of play is classic football. Iowa. He’s compact and brings a bit of pop in his first touch. His game strength is average and he might need some help dealing with bigger NFL defenders. Despite his length, he allows too much blocks from getting away from him during the holding and finishing stages because he tends to leave his feet behind too often, getting beaten by athletic rushers from time to time, but he’s adequate in pass protection. He doesn’t stand out in any area but has potential as a backup inside lineman with centre/guard flexibility.
With the start of rookie minicamp, the Dolphins’ four 2022 draft picks and all 13 rookie free agents (not including Clary) have received their jersey numbers.
For those who score the points at home, here is the recap:
LB Channing Tindall—51
WR Erik Ezukanma – 87
LB Cameron Goode – 53
QB Skylar Thompson – 19
RB ZaQuandre White — 47
WR Braylon Sanders — 86
TE Tanner Conner—48
OL Kellen Deische — 61
OL Blaise Andries — 71
DL Ben Stille — 90
DL Owen Carney—93
LB Deandre Johnson – 56
S Verone McKinley III — 32
CB Elijah Hamilton – 33
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CB Kadeer Kohou — 38
P. Tommy Heatherly—59
It should be noted here that Conner, who is 6-3, 226, is listed as a tight end after playing wide receiver at Idaho State.
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In addition to draft picks and undrafted free agents, the Dolphins’ minicamp rookie roster also included 21 players who went on tryouts.
Along with Banwart, the players on trial included five players with NFL experience.
Most notable among them was cornerback Sam Beal, whose career fizzled out after the New York Giants took him to the third round of the 2018 NFL Supplemental Draft. Beal played six games with three starts in four years with the Giants, though he spent his entire rookie season on IR and pulled out of the 2020 season due to COVID-19.
The other three with NFL experience were running back Kerrith Whyte (six games with Pittsburgh in 2019), wide receiver KJ Hill (21 games as a returner for the Chargers in 2020-21), linebacker Tuzar Skipper (10 games with the Giants and Titans in 2019-20) and defensive back Kareem Orr (nine games with the Titans and Rams from 2019-21).
The other players on trial at the Dolphins rookie minicamp were:
WR CJ Riley, North Carolina State
WR Bryce Singleton, Florida international
TE De’andre Washington, Arkansas-Monticello (not to be confused with RB DeAndre Washington, who was a member of the Dolphins in 2020)
Home » Motors » Electric Snowmobile Revolution: Taiga Nomad Review
We got to spend some time on the snow with the first mass-produced electric snowmobile to hit the market, the Taiga Nomad. We came away impressed with what our future of electrified motorsports looks like.
In March, Taiga Motors delivered its first Nomad electric snowmobiles. Later this year, it will also ship its Ekko electric mountain sled, Atlas hybrid sled and Orca watercraft.
Electrified powersports machines of all types are finally hitting the mass market, and we’re excited. The Nomad is the first mass-produced electric snowmobile and the very first product from Taiga Motors, a Quebec-based electric vehicle manufacturer.
Taiga’s staff is made up of industry outsiders who are unrelated to older combustion engine designs. Think of the ex-Tesla, Rivian, and Ford engineers interested in building the best electric sports vehicles and the people who have decades in the powersports industry and want to develop the next-generation products.
“The delivery of our Nomad snowmobile is the realization of a seven-year vision to provide riders with an electric snowmobile that does not compromise performance while preserving the environment,” said Taiga CEO Sam Bruneau.
“Our customers can now experience first-hand the revolutionary technology and cutting-edge design that make Taiga a sustainable alternative while outperforming traditional powertrains.”
I took taiga nomad for a spin on Smuggler’s Notch, a steep, winding, unplowed mountain road that connects Stowe to Underhill, Vermont.
Short: The nomad delivered. It had great features for workhorse duties and trail riding. The maintenance-free powertrain, customizable ride settings and ultra-precise throttle control make it accessible, useful and fun. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced rider having a good time or trying to get some work done at a ski resort or elsewhere, the Taiga Nomad is worth considering.
Taiga Nomad Electric Snowmobile Review
The Nomad I drove had a 90 horsepower permanent magnet electric motor powered by a 23 kWh lithium-ion battery. According to Taiga, the Nomad travels about 62 miles per charge. Go for the larger battery, which is part of Taiga’s $2,000 performance package, and the range is up to 83 miles.
According to Bruneau, the Nomad recovers a lot of energy on the descents. Regenerative braking also extends brake life while giving the rider more control – the lock-in braking system modulates quickly and minimizes fishtailing, a first for snowmobiles.
How many miles you actually get on a charge depends on your riding style and the terrain, but the ‘regenerative’ braking is sure to be a help.
The Nomad’s range is likely to be the biggest limiting factor for riders who enjoy long-distance adventures. Taiga plans to build a network of trailside charging stations across Canada and the United States, possibly as early as 2025.
For now, you need to charge the machine by plugging it in at home or at an EV charging station. Many restaurants, hotels, and even retail stores in icy, snowy locations also have parking outlets, placed there to plug in diesel engine heaters, which could also run while commuting.
Cockpit design and magnetic key
The two-up Nomad’s cockpit looks a lot like any other snowmobile, with the brake on the left and the throttle on the right. A circuit breaker turns off the machine. The same goes for a magnetic tether which is also key. Wear it on your wrist and if you get thrown out of the machine, when the tether pulls out, the machine shuts off.
There’s also a switch for Range and Sport riding modes, a kind of throttle to give more control to new and slower riders. A 7-inch digital display shows speed, kilowatt consumption and range.
With the magnetic key attached, I pressed the green start button and the machine turned on silently. Taiga plans to program the machine to make a sound when turned on for safety reasons. I loved the calm.
Why electric snowmobiles?
Electric powersports vehicles are irresistible because they’re quiet and don’t pollute the air like gas-powered machines do. This opens up the market to new users, especially recreational backcountry users who didn’t want to burn fossil fuels when commuting from a ski slope, for example.
“Fundamentally, Taiga’s mission is to accelerate electrification in the off-road space — snowmobiles, watercraft, side-by-side,” Bruneau said. “It comes down to creating the best product at the best price for mass market adoption. We aim to continue to improve range, increase performance and reduce price, while building curbside charging infrastructure track.
It also offers powersports travelers the ability to extend their day once the machine’s range expands, or there’s the ability to recharge.
Some destinations don’t allow sledding after curfew to minimize noise for people who live nearby, but that could change as these near-silent machines hit the trails.
Safe and precise control
Because Taiga snowmobiles have no gas engine, there is little to no maintenance, which saves time and money.
You could also argue that the Nomad is safer than a comparable gas-powered snowmobile. Its systems allow for precise control, it has an extremely low center of gravity for stability and predictability, and the low-power “Range” mode acts as a regulator for entry-level riders.
Switch to high power mode, however, and you unleash the machine’s full power almost instantly. The Taiga Nomad electric snowmobile can hit 60 mph from a standstill in less than 3 seconds.
It’s fast enough for any level of rider!
I opened it while descending Smuggler’s Notch and experienced a thrilling ride. It made me want to take the Nomad for an even longer ride in more open terrain to really get a feel for its capabilities. The power, stability and handling I experienced were all impressive.
Taiga Nomad: Challenges
Cooling and thermal management are the biggest challenges in powersports, whether gas or electric, according to Bruneau. I experienced this myself last winter while snowmobiling over Colorado’s Independence Pass in low snow conditions.
Both my machine and my partner’s machine overheated, even though we stopped to shovel snow into the engines.
A combustion engine gives off a lot of heat. Run a gas-powered snowmobile in light snow conditions or on ice, and it will overheat because the snow isn’t being packed into the engine by the track to keep it cool.
Taiga’s electrical system does not create much heat, as it is very efficient. And the onboard heating/cooling system captures the heat it creates to keep the batteries warm.
Surprisingly, cold weather battery performance is not an issue for the Nomad and other Taiga sleds. Bruneau explained that you don’t lose range if a battery gets cold. You only lose range when using a battery when it’s cold.
Leave the Nomad plugged in overnight and the battery will be warm in the morning. Or don’t, start it in the morning and wait a few minutes before you start driving. The machine heats up efficiently with its multi-mode heating and cooling system designed to ensure optimal operation in all conditions.
“We’re just beginning to push the limits of what our technology can do and are focused on accelerating snowmobile deliveries,” Bruneau said.
The work-focused nomad we tested starts at $17,490.
Taiga also now ships the Ekko Mountain Sled and the Atlas hybrid sled. Currently, deliveries of new orders take 6-12 months, so place your order now if you’re hoping to be electric snowmobiling next winter.
Kyrie Irving’s signature shoe line has long been among the most popular shoes in the Nike catalog. Stop by any asphalt court or seedy gymnasium in the country and you’re bound to see beaten Kyries.
But, according to ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne, Irving may not be part of the Nike family for a long time. Irving’s contract with the company expires after the 2022-23 season.
And amid uncertainty over Irving’s future in the NBA, it seems unlikely that Nike will renew their contract with the 30-year-old.
ESPN sources with @RamonaShelburne: Kyrie Irving has long owned one of Nike’s most popular and profitable signing shoes, but uncertainties surrounding his NBA future leave Nike with little chance of extending him to a similar signing deal beyond next season: https://t.co/RbGJMYVbLC
Irving has had a lucrative deal with Nike since joining the league in 2011. According to Forbes’ Kurt Badenhausen, Irving raked in $11 million in 2019.
However, the seven-time All Star has been mired in controversy for the past two seasons. Irving has remained unvaccinated against the coronavirus throughout the year. Due to New York terms and Brooklyn Nets team politics, Irving was rendered inactive for much of the season. Eventually, the Nets changed course, granting Irving part-time status and allowing him to play games on the road. New York City’s mandates also eased, allowing Irving to play home games late in the season and through the playoffs.
But, the show had an impact on Brooklyn. The seventh-seeded Nets were summarily swept by the Celtics in the first round. And the questions surrounding Irving’s future have only intensified. Irving, who has averaged 27.4 points and 5.8 assists in 29 games this season, has a $37 million player option with the Nets for the 2022-23 season.
Irving’s relationship with the sportswear titan has also seemed to sour in recent years. In July, Irving criticized Nike for the design of the latest edition of its signature shoe, the Kyrie 8.
Irving called the shoe “trash,” saying he had “nothing to do with designing or marketing” the sneaker.
He walked back his comments shortly after, but it seems any lingering doubts about Irving’s long-term future with the company have been justified.
In the world of professional sports, teams are known to emulate successful organizations in the hope that following in their footsteps will lead to similar results.
This can sometimes mean adopting similar game plans or ideologies, and it can sometimes mean pulling players away from other teams.
Another way teams often try to shine on each other is by hiring key decision makers from outside other organizations. It looks like new New York Giants general manager Joe Schoen is doing just that with the Miami Dolphins.
Schoen has hired several former Dolphins employees as part of his team in New York, Chris Rossetti being the most recent.
Latest addition to the Giants front office:
Chris Rossetti of the Miami Dolphins is the new director of pro scouting. Heard only good things. Worked with general manager Joe Schoen in Miami.
In 2021, Rossetti was the assistant director of professional scouting for the Dolphins. His primary duties were in player evaluation throughout the NFL regarding free agency, preseason, trades, practice squads, and waiver wire. He was also responsible for scouting future opponents for the Dolphins.
Without a doubt, he played an important role in building the Dolphins roster as it currently exists. Although the Dolphins haven’t gotten over the hump and qualified for the playoffs for several years, the moves they’ve made this offseason so far will hopefully be more than enough to finally qualify for the playoffs. the playoffs.
As for the Giants, they have a lot to do before they become legitimate playoff contenders. New York surely hopes that Rossetti will help the organization get closer to that goal in the coming seasons.
ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) – High school boys’ volleyball will continue to be a club sport.
On Tuesday, the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) rejected efforts to make men’s volleyball a sanctioned sport.
It was a 31-17 vote. The board needed 32 votes or two-thirds to pass the initiative.
“I was disappointed it wasn’t sanctioned, but it just gives us a better feeling that we have to show them they were wrong,” said Isiah Brennan, a men’s volleyball player from Kasson- Mantorville.
“I just think it’s hypocritical not to even think about making this a sanctioned sport,” said Fischer Paulson, a men’s volleyball player from Kasson-Mantorville.
“Being able to play at your school is a whole different caliber than playing for a club,” said Jaxson Lester, a Mayo High School volleyball player.
For a player, volleyball is the only sporting activity that attracts him.
“I tried every other sport possible at school, but nothing ever worked. I have never felt more passionate about any other sport or academic than volleyball,” said Hunter Paulson, a male volleyball player from Kasson-Mantorville.
Players also said men’s volleyball as a sanctioned sport could help develop their athletic careers after graduation.
“Next year I’m going to Iowa State to play volleyball,” Lester said. “If it’s a sanctioned sport, it would be like a huge building block to be able to compete at a higher level. It could also lead to us starting younger and really developing the skills needed at the higher levels.
Since men’s volleyball is a club sport, students and their parents must pay for equipment and equipment themselves.
As a sanctioned sport, the school would help fund these things.
The MSHSL may revisit the decision in the future.
“It will absolutely be a possibility to be brought up in the future,” said Erich Martens, executive director of the Minnesota State High School League. “What you see, if you go the volleyball route, is both the growth in terms of the number of participants and the number of schools that have the programs. As more schools join us and some of the issues raised by the caucuses can be resolved, I think we can cross that threshold.
Callaway Golf raised its earnings and sales outlook for the year after announcing that first-quarter earnings were well above expectations. Demand for its golf equipment and soft product lines remained robust as Topgolf rebounded towards the end of the quarter after being impacted by early Omicron spikes.
In the quarter ended March 31, sales jumped 59.6% to $1.04 billion, beating the company’s forecast of between $1,005 and $1,025 million provided on February 10 during the publication of fourth quarter results.
First quarter 2022 adjusted EBITDA increased 32.9% to $169.8 million, far exceeding company guidance in the $130-145 million range.
“These results clearly show the continued momentum of our business and give us growing confidence as we look to the full year and the long term,” said Chip Brewer, president and chief executive officer, on a call with officials. analysts.
Topgolf achieves sales of $322 million in the first quarter Topgolf, acquired on March 8, 2021, had sales of $322.0 million in the first quarter compared to $92.6 million in the 23 days of ownership a year earlier.
“Team Topgolf had another outstanding quarter,” said Brewer.
As noted in the fourth quarter earnings report, Topgolf venue activity in February was impacted by reduced traffic and lighter event activity due to Omicron; however, as the quarter progressed, this early weakness was replaced by a recovery in demand. Same-site sales in March were up about 10% from 2019, pushing full-quarter same-site sales up 2%, slightly beating Callaway’s February earnings call forecast. .
Site openings remained on track with the opening of a new owned-and-operated site in Ontario, California, as well as a franchise site in Germany during the quarter, and a site opened in El Segundo, in California, in mid-April. Said Brewer, “I am pleased to report that all of these venues are exceeding expectations as the venues team continues to impress and our brand appears to be gaining momentum.”
Due to the improving trend, Callaway is increasing its same-site sales projections for the second quarter and the rest of the year for Topgolf to high single digits from 2019, representing growth at a medium to high figure for the whole. year.
Topgolf’s operating profit reached $6.5 million, compared to $4.0 million a year ago. Operating margins “remain healthy” as Topgolf took the prize and drove both increased event activity and overall venue efficiency. Says Brewer, “This combination allows our overall margins to overcome all inflationary pressures, while maintaining a superior customer experience.”
At its golf technology company Toptracer, 1,159 new bays were installed in the first quarter and a total of 8,000 or more bays are on track to be installed this year. Says Brewer, “Feedback on product and demand remains strong, and we are building resources to accelerate our installations.”
Brewer said that in 2022, Topgolf will be Callaway’s largest segment by revenue and is expected to represent more than half of the company’s total adjusted EBITDA by 2025. According to Brewer, “ Topgolf is the keystone of our modern golf thesis. It is already the dominant leader in the dynamic off-course golf industry, and we believe it will maintain that position given its significant growth prospects ahead.
Golf equipment sales jump 24% In the golf equipment segment, sales jumped 24.2% in the first quarter to $468.0 million, reflecting continued strong demand for golf clubs and golf balls coupled with improved ‘offer. Golf Equipment operating profit increased 18.7% to $100.8 million amid strong sales.
Brewer said Callaway continues to see golf equipment sales increase 10% this year on top of strong gains during the pandemic.
“We continue to see strong global demand for golf equipment, particularly from avid golfers,” Brewer said.
He noted that according to Golf Datatech in the United States, despite relatively bad weather this year, sales of durable goods in the first quarter fell only 2.8% compared to 2021 and remained up 44 .5% compared to 2019. Outside of the United States, in key markets such as Japan, Korea and in Europe, sales of durable goods in the first quarter increased year-over-year. Market share gains were seen for its 2022 products, particularly Rogue ST Drivers, Ferry Woods and Chrome Soft golf balls. For the first quarter, Callaway finished as the No. 1 durable goods brand in the United States, and in March achieved a new US golf ball market share record of 22%.
Brewer added, “On the manufacturing side, our supply chain continues to function well. And although supply has yet to catch up with demand, we believe that our strong partnerships, scale and regional diversification have provided and will continue to provide a competitive advantage in being able to deliver products to our customers.
37% increase in clothing, equipment and other income In the Apparel, Equipment & Others segment, sales jumped 37.4% to $250.2 million, driven by a 45.2% increase in apparel sales and a 28.8% increase in sales equipment and others. Strong apparel sales were driven primarily by the TravisMathew and Callaway brands, while Jack Wolfskin performed relatively well given the macroeconomic situations in Europe and China.
Apparel, Equipment and Others operating profit increased 30.2% year-on-year to $26.7 million.
“Callaway’s business remained strong globally, with our Asia apparel business performing well and our equipment business, namely golf bags and gloves, driving both market share and revenue. revenue increases,” Brewer said of the Callaway brand’s apparel and bags business.
TravisMathew continued its strong momentum across all channels with owned retail sales up 50% in the first quarter. In addition, the brand plans to launch its first collection dedicated to women’s ready-to-wear. Brewer said: “While this first rollout is more of a preliminary collection and not yet a major source of revenue, with women representing over 25% of purchases made through TravisMathew’s direct-to-consumer channels, we are both confident and excited about the opportunity here. Throughout this year, we plan to continue testing and expanding the offering, and we have a stronger launch plan for 2023.”
Brewer said Callaway continues to see the TravisMathew brand eclipse $300 million in revenue and $50 million in adjusted EBITDA by the end of this year. Brewer added: “They have impressive momentum and we see a clear path to continued growth ahead.”
Brewer said Jack Wolfskin “continues to make good progress. As a European-based brand, they face a number of macro headwinds, but I’m happy to report that their new brand campaign and new products are very well received, both based on sales of current products and pre-books for the future.”
GAAP operating income increased by 23.9% to $94.3 million and non-GAAP operating income increased by 9.8% to $106.0 million, in an environment strong sales in all segments. Price increases, volume differentials and efficiencies have generally been able to offset the pressures exerted by exchange rate changes, increased transportation costs and other inflationary effects.
GAAP net income for the first quarter of 2022 decreased 68.2% to $86.7 million, or 44 cents per share, primarily due to Topgolf’s non-cash gain of $252.5 million in the first quarter of 2021 , partially offset by a $65.4 million favorable corporate tax change. valuation allowance from period to period. On a non-GAAP basis, which excludes, among other things, the Topgolf gain and the change in valuation allowance, non-GAAP net income decreased 7.4% to $70.9 million , or 36 cents per share. The first quarter 2021 results do not include Topgolf’s $27.8 million pre-tax loss for January and February, which occurred before the merger closed.
Elevated outlook For the current year, sales are now expected to be between $3,935 million and $3,970 million, up from the previous forecast of $3,780 million to $3,820 million. Sales on a proforma basis were $3,276 million a year ago.
Adjusted EBITDA for 2022 is expected to be in the range of $535-555 million, up from previous guidance in the range of $490-515 million. In 2021, adjusted EBITDA on a pro forma basis was $448 million.
A Heat fan is courting attention for her fashion sense. Fans are encouraged to wear white during the Miami Heat’s playoff push, but one fan is taking court tailoring to a new level.
Miami fans are getting “heat” from some on the internet for arriving late to home games, but we’re about to introduce you to a woman who doesn’t arrive “late fashion.” It just happens in fashion.
On the court it’s always an uphill battle, but on the court the results are there: Miami style reigns supreme.
Am I right, sleepy sixers fan?
Radmila Lolly, subscriber to the Heat: “I love our team. The Miami Heat is so much fun to watch.
Enter Radmila Lolly, the Heat season ticket holder and super fan who turned heads in the home playoffs with her tailored dresses. She wore that red dress in round two, game one, and that hot white number in game two.
Radmila Lolly: “I remember preparing for that day. I was like, tonight I’m gonna wear this, see how people react.
People reacted well.
Radmila’s “Fashion Meets Fandom” was noticed by Sports Illustrated and lit up on social media.
Radmila Lolly: “’Wow, she’s a queen of the court.’ I would say 98% were so positive, and it’s so nice to see that in the comments. »
Radmila is not a blind fan. She’s actually had courtside seats for three seasons now after moving from New York to Miami.
When she was new to basketball soonce she started going to Heat games, it was first-rebound love.
Radmila Lolly: “I remember I started going there, and I was like, ‘Wow, this is a whole new world that I didn’t know.’ Now I understand.”
Radmila is an opera singer, performing the national anthem, accompanied by a string octet and choir at the Heat and Lakers game in January.
She is also a composer and has her own fashion line.
Radmila Lolly: “I started designing costumes for the movies, and I started designing a unique one for the Grammys, for the Emmys, because I don’t do anything twice, which means it has to be one of a kind design.”
Speaking of one-of-a-kind designs, Radmila wouldn’t let us quit her high waistline without first revealing a few secrets behind “the dress.”
Radmila Lolly: “As you can see, different jerseys, and then we have fabric, for the lining.”
Each has 14 extra large heat jerseys cut, sewn together, and “made in Miami” by two seamstresses.
Radmila Lolly: “I love fashion, obviously, because I’m a fashion designer, and I was like, what can I do to make a statement and still be a real Heat fan, but be authentic?”
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MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — Michael Andretti walked through the Formula 1 paddock literally door-to-door. He wants to join the most exclusive club in motorsport and has figured pleading his case with current team bosses is his best bet.
By the time he reached the end of the paddock, Andretti’s chances looked bleak. He left his chat with Red Bull chief Christian Horner – held in the outdoor and open space of Red Bull Hospitality – with just two signatures. Horner did not sign.
Andretti told The Associated Press he had an encouraging meeting with F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali. He said the same to new FIA President Mohammed Ben Sulayem during their pre-race speech.
“We finally have a direction,” Andretti told AP. “This is the first time we’ve been given instructions on how to make this happen.”
Just when it looked like Andretti had no chance of breaking into the country club — there’s a $200 million entry fee — he was given hope. It must have been encouraging that Sulayem, who was elected head of F1’s governing body in December, not only acknowledged Andretti but stopped to lean into his ear for an exchange in which Sulayem spoke the more.
Andretti’s effort to field an American team was discussed at F1’s first race in Miami. The North American market has finally embraced the series – Sunday’s race on ABC was the most-watched live F1 race in US history – and Andretti wants to expand the famous racing name.
Mario Andretti, Michael’s father, is the 1978 F1 champion and one of the greatest drivers in motorsport history. But there hasn’t been an American driver in F1 since Alexander Rossi in 2015. The only current American team is Haas F1, which is owned by Californian businessman Gene Haas, partially headquartered in North Carolina. but which does not employ any American pilot.
Michael Andretti, who spent the 1993 season shuttling between the United States and Europe to drive for McLaren in F1, wants to put IndyCar driver Colton Herta of California in his seat.
Andretti maintains that he is committed to a genuine effort and argues that an American team with an American driver can only add to the financial value of F1. He believes Andretti’s involvement will help all existing teams court North American sponsorship.
Wolff has yet to see any benefit in extending the grid to anyone and believes current successful F1 teams have “invested over a billion in Formula 1 projects over the years”.
“We have 10 entries today, we are dividing the price between those 10 entries,” Wolff said. “If a team arrives, how can you demonstrate that you bring in more money than it actually costs? The 11th team means a 10% dilution for all others. So if anyone is able to demonstrate this, then we should all be sitting on the table and cheering for such an entry. But this has not yet been demonstrated.
McLaren Racing chief Zak Brown has joined Alpine CEO Laurent Rossi as the only F1 team principals to sign Andretti’s Miami form. Brown, a Californian, has a long relationship with the Andrettis and announced on Tuesday that he would let Mario Andretti drive a McLaren F1 car at the United States Grand Prix in October.
He thinks Andretti Global would be an advantage.
“A very credible race team with a credible brand, with the right resources, I think it’s additive to the sport,” Brown said. “That seems to be what Michael has set up. So, on this basis, we stand together.
Rossi said he thinks the addition of an American team “goes hand in hand with the expansion into the United States.” There are two F1 races in the US this year for the first time since 1984, and a 2023 trip to Las Vegas will put three US races on the schedule.
“An American team will directly generate interest in the United States, and therefore revenue,” Rossi said. “We have to show that it’s enough to compensate for the dilution that Toto was talking about. By instinct, visceral? I think he would.
In addition to expanding product availability at Target, the sportswear-only laundry brand is launching a new gear wash kit at sports specialty retailers
BALTIMORE, May 10, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — HEX performance®the award-winning laundry brand known for its unique formula designed to clean and protect activewear, announces the expansion of HEX performance Laundry and Antibacterial Fabric Protector, in both Fragrance Free and Fresh & Clean fragrances, at Target stores across the country. Plus, the laundry brand is launching a solution-focused solution Dual Action Gear Wash Kitdesigned to clean the impossible to clean, digging deep to rid sports gear of tough odors and leaving a protective shield for long-lasting performance, available at specialty sports retailers.
As the activewear market continues to grow at an exponential rate, no-shift laundry options will no longer suffice. Pioneer in the category of often stagnant detergents, HEX performance The expansion gives consumers more options to test out the proven HEX formula. May’s beginning, HEX performanceLaundry in Fresh & Clean and Fragrance Free (50 loads for $11.99) and Antibacterial Fabric Protector fresh and clean and fragrance free ($6.99) will be available in nearly 500 target locations (CA, GA, PA, TX, IL, NC, SC, FL, CT, RI, VA, MD, MA, NJ, NY, OH).
As part of its continuing mission to provide quality linen care to athletes around the world, HEX performance also announces the launch of its Dual Action Gear Wash Kita two-part cleaning solution comprising a To do the housework and one Protect wash, designed to replace your detergent and fabric softener in a standard laundry cycle. As a standout product for its revolutionary ability to bond with high-tech complex fibers, HEX performanceDual actionSpeed Wash Kit features patented HEX technology, which uses anti-odor technology to attract and eliminate odors. The innovative kit comes in two different sizes, 4oz (from $12.99) or 16 oz (from $24.99), which can be used to wash notoriously difficult-to-clean sportswear such as gloves, elbow pads, ski jackets, gear bags, base layers and more. HEX performanceDual actionSpeed Wash Kit is available online and will soon be available at select sports retailers nationwide, including DICK’S Sporting Goods. Besides, HEX performance 16 ounces Air freshener spray ($12.99) known for its proven abilities to eliminate bacteria-related odors in a flash, will grace the shelves next to the Dual Action Gear Wash Kit.
“Athletes’ dedication to their sport has always been the driving force behind what we do at HEX performance,” mentioned Drew WesterveltFounder of HEX performance. “HEX performance understands that quality gear is an essential part of any active lifestyle and taking care of these essential pieces is key to an athlete’s performance.”
Similar to how sportswear is enhanced for performance, HEX performance formulates products to advance the laundry industry, so that the comfort and performance of sportswear actually improves with every wash. To learn more about HEX performance and the products they offer, please visit www.hexperformance.com.
About HEX Performance Founded by a former professional athlete, HEX Performance® is a premium portfolio of revolutionary modern cleaning solutions including laundry detergents, fabric conditioners, antibacterial fabric protectors, wet dryer sheets, and stain and deodorant sprays that have been specially formulated to clean and protect synthetic-based fabrics. HEX performance leverages unique technology to meet changing consumer needs by preserving and protecting performance fabrics while effectively eliminating odors and eliminating stains. HEX performance the products are eco-friendly, skin-friendly and biodegradable. To learn more about the HEX performance laundry care regime, please visit www.hexperformance.com.
Wide receiver Will Fuller signed a one-year contract with the Miami Dolphins, but only ended up playing two games in the 2021 season. He missed the first two weeks through suspension and a personal issue, then was dropped from the final 13 games due to a broken finger. This injury occurred in week 4 during a game against the Indianapolis Coltsand he was not seen again for the remainder of the season.
Fuller underwent surgery on his finger earlier this year and is expected to make a full recovery before 2022 training camp even begins. The Dolphins had hoped he would return during the 2021 season, but it was eventually announced in December that he would not return after some setbacks in his rehab.
The 28-year-old receiver didn’t have much to show for the Dolphins in the 2021 season, seeing just eight targets for 26 yards in his two games with Miami. He was set to have a breakout season in 2020 as he caught 53 balls for 879 yards in just 11 games, but that campaign ended early due to a six-game suspension handed down by the NFL. for violating the league’s drug policy. He spent five years with the Houston Texans uniform before moving to the Dolphins ahead of the 2021 season.
Fuller is a free agent again and will be looking for a team to give him a chance next season. Last year was his fifth consecutive season where he missed at least five games, which certainly made teams in the league hesitate when considering signing him. Assuming he ends up signing another one-year deal, whether it’s with Miami or someone else, he’s a solid WR2 in just about any roster.
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Red Bull’s Formation event returns to Virgin, Utah this year. Watch the one-of-a-kind freeride MTB progression session and check out the roster of riders, mentors and more.
Freeride mountain biking is a bold and exploratory side downhill where only the most experienced and daring can go. Red Bull athletes conceptualized the training to help more women gain confidence in their abilities – and show the world that women have the skills and drive to ride on this type of terrain.
In Beyoncé’s words: “OK, ladies, now let’s get in line.”
Who to watch in Red Bull’s 2022 roster
The third iteration of the event returns May 8-15, 2022, with 12 runners, double the number from the original 2019 event. These runners are ready to push themselves – and their sport – to the next level. And we can’t wait to watch.
Virgo, Utah, one of the discipline’s flagship destinationsopens the way to Formation, as in previous years.
Top athletes like Vinny Armstrong, Hannah Bergemann and Casey Brown will be back. They and a host of other talented mountain bikers (see the full list) will deliver a huge dose of female freeride firepower.
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Charles Leclerc put his Ferrari on pole position for the inaugural Miami Grand Prix.
The championship leader kept his cool in the scorching 33 degree heat, with Carlos Sainz completing a Ferrari front row.
Max Verstappen wasted his chances for his second pole in as many Grands Prix when he made a mistake on his last run.
“I don’t care,” the world champion said on the radio. Lewis Hamilton qualified sixth.
Verstappen got his title defense back on track after a dominating performance at Imola a fortnight ago.
And the Red Bull star looked set to start Sunday’s run in the box to eat away at Leclerc’s 27-point advantage at the top of the standings.
But Verstappen will now be on his back after running wide in the first sector of his last dice roll in qualifying.
Leclerc improved to take pole with his final lap – the perfect tonic for his spin at Imola which took him from third to sixth – while Sainz also passed Verstappen.
“It’s amazing to be here in the United States and see how the sport has grown,” said Leclerc.
“The last race wasn’t great because I made a mistake but we’re starting on pole here and I have to finish the job tomorrow.”
Verstappen, who missed Friday’s second practice session with mechanical gremlins, added: “Being so competitive in qualifying was a bit of a surprise. Of course you want to be on pole but I think we did a good job and we have to make the weekends less difficult for ourselves.
“We have a good chance for tomorrow, so I’m looking forward to it.”
Former First Lady Michelle Obama led the cast of celebrities attending F1’s first qualifying session in Miami, with a number of A-Listers – including LeBron James, David Beckham and Pharrell Williams – expected to be here for Sunday’s 57-lap race at 3.36 miles. circuit built around the Hard Rock Stadium.
Mercedes have brought a new low-drag rear wing and a revised front wing from across the pond in a bid to remedy their early season issues.
While Hamilton significantly improved from his starting place of 14th at Imola, Russell failed to reach Q3.
The young Briton, who had an impressive start to life at Mercedes, blundered in Q2, running wide on his first moto before turning just well enough for 12th.
“Sorry, I just didn’t have confidence in the car today,” said Russell, who dominated practice here on Friday.
For Hamilton, the seven-time world champion will take some pleasure in qualifying ahead of his teammate, whom he leads by 21 points in the standings.
But he will barely shout from the rooftops after finishing eight-tenths off the pace.
At McLaren, Daniel Ricciardo’s rather torrid time with the British team continued. While Lando Norris will start eighth, seven-time Grand Prix winner Ricciardo could only manage 14th, seven tenths behind his team-mate in Q2.
Four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel is another struggling for form, qualifying just 13th, three places behind Lance Stroll in the other Aston Martin.
Esteban Ocon could not participate after having damaged his Alpine following a fall during the last tests.
Michael Deiter has technically never earned a starting spot with the Miami Dolphins.
During his rookie season, his status as a 2019 third-round draft pick allowed the former Wisconsin star to elevate the depth chart faster than he deserved, placed in the starting lineup in as a left guard before he was ready, and this forced promotion led to his coaching job [Pat Flaherty] being fired a week into training camp – a day after saying Deiter wasn’t ready.
Deiter struggled as a starter that season for seemingly the worst line in franchise history, and was later replaced in the offseason by rookies, and moved to center, where he sat and watched all but one game of his second season.
Fast forward to the 2021 season and Miami let veteran center Ted Karras go as a free agent, signed veteran starting Matt Skura, but wouldn’t let him compete with Deiter for the center spot during camp. ‘coaching.
Skura was cut late in camp as Miami traded for Greg Mancz to serve as a backup. Deiter started the first three games of the season before suffering a foot and calf injury that sidelined him for nine weeks.
At that time, the Dolphins needed to use three centers just to get through Deiter’s absence, and Miami coaches later acknowledged that lackluster play from the center position was holding the offense back. When Deiter returned for the final five games of 2021, he delivered an uninspiring performance for another disappointing Dolphins offensive line.
This is the story of Deiter’s NFL career.
“I’m thrilled to have the chance to come here and compete and play for the Dolphins another year. That’s all I can focus on,” Deiter said after Wednesday’s practice. “I just need to get ready to compete again this year.”
But with who ?
If the Dolphins’ rebuilt offensive line fails — again — I’d put my money on center being the reason why, and that’s because Deiter has yet to prove himself an NFL starter.
And what’s troubling is that the Dolphins haven’t added any legitimate competition for Deiter this offseason. Not in free agency, and not in last week’s draft.
It’s not too late to do so, given that some quality centers are still available as free agents. Many of them will likely continue their job search until training camp opens in late July.
But what harm would there be in adding a player like JC Tretter now, giving the 31-year-old the same amount of time to learn this new offense and forcing Deiter to outperform the eight-year-old veteran, who started 90 games and was a leader for one of the best offensive lines in the NFL over the past four seasons?
There are not any. Yet general manager Chris Grier has yet to do so.
“Just because the draft is over doesn’t mean we’re going to stop looking to improve the roster,” Grier said last week. “We will continue to work on this all spring and all summer.”
Maybe the plan is to move another lineman – Solomon Kindley, Robert Jones, Liam Eichenberg or Greg Little – to center like Miami did with Deiter two years ago, and have them battle it out. Perhaps the Dolphins are keeping quiet about this master plan or the ongoing experimentation.
Let’s hope that’s the case because I find it problematic that Deiter is the only person on Miami’s roster who doesn’t have a legitimate backup, and the only player outside of quarterback Tua Tagovailoa who will apparently be gifted his spot. start – again.
That can’t be a wise approach, even with a new coaching staff.
Miami shouldn’t wait to see these offensive linemen in the pads before concluding: “We have a problem! as they did last year at the end of training camp when he traded for Little and Mancz before the start of the regular season.
Didn’t Grier sniff enough trying to rebuild that offensive line? Deiter is entering the final year of his rookie contract, so this cannot be about the financial investment made.
Is this about Grier proving he wasn’t wrong in his initial assessment of Deiter? That wouldn’t be the right approach given his recent history with offensive linemen.
I would hedge my bets at center if I was the Dolphins. If Deiter is going to be the 2022 starter in this important position, let’s hope it’s a role he truly deserves.
WEST LAFAYETTE — When Carolyn McLaughlin and Ana Gomez-Sierra started riding their bikes on the streets and roads of Tippecanoe County, it took them back to their childhood.
Although they grew up in different parts of the globe – McLaughlin in small town Illinois and Gomez-Sierra in Cartagena, Colombia – these nostalgic retrospectives were quite similar.
“I grew up riding my bike on country roads,” said McLaughlin, 29. “It brought back the feeling of being young and having fun again.”
Gomez-Sierra, 28, said she remembered amazing rides as a young girl in her neighborhood until she moved out, and the increased traffic made driving too dangerous for youngsters. And like most teenage girls, the two women traded their two-wheelers for video games, swimming and going out with friends.
But their paths led the women to Lafayette, Indiana, where they found the Wabash River Cycle Club. Different friends told them about the club’s Monday Night Women’s Ride, and they decided to give it a try.
McLaughlin bought a cheap bike at Target, and a friend gave Gomez-Sierra a used bike. But after less than a year of riding with the group, the two women realized that the quality of the bike had a huge impact on the pleasure of riding.
So when the cycling club decided to award two grants in the form of new bikes and gear, McLaughlin and Gomez-Sierra jumped at the chance to upgrade. When they found out they had been chosen to get new bikes, they both said they were thrilled.
“I let out a cry of joy and started crying,” McLaughlin said.
Britt Huff, Women’s Ride Coordinator, and Cameron Monroe, Club Treasurer, established the WRCC Ride Bursary in Spring 2021 to address issues of accessibility and diversity within the cycling community. When they started reaching out to the community and businesses for cash and equipment donations, they raised $2,100, three new bikes and lots of gear.
“We didn’t expect this,” Monroe said. “We were worried about raising enough to fit one person with a new bike, let alone two.”
Companies and individuals who donated to the scholarship fund included Virtuous Cycles; Mobile bicycle repair Velo Wrench; Lafayette cycling polo shirt; L&M Dixon Farms; Erin Easterling and Brad Dilger; DarkNoon Acres – Steve and Lydia Trott; and Connie Deerman-Eckard.
The club, which was founded in 1978, received 23 applications and the selection committee considered applicants they believed would be committed to long-term cycling. The cycling club has around 350 members and around 150 regularly take part in group rides.
“We wanted to focus on their involvement with the club and their enthusiasm for the sport,” Huff said.
McLaughlin is a veterinary nurse at Purdue University Large Animal Hospital, and she said horseback riding relieves work stress.
“I love the group aspect,” she added. “There’s so much support from everyone.”
Gomez-Sierra, a philosophy student working on her doctorate in college, doesn’t have a vehicle, so she rides her bike everywhere.
“The bike has been amazing for me in so many ways,” Gomez-Sierra said. “Within the first five minutes of my first outing with the band, I just loved it.
“I realized that I wouldn’t be here without the city’s cycling community. They want you here.
In 2022, the WRCC Ride Scholarship is back for its second year and will be calling for applications until May 15. This scholarship invites applicants who identify as female, transgender, or non-binary. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older. Preference will be given to those who belong to an ethnic or racial minority and whose financial needs prevent their participation in the sport. Details on how to apply can be found online at wrcc-in.org.
The 2022 scholarship was made possible by generous donations from community members and local businesses, including Velo Wrench Mobile Bicycle Repair, Tippecanoe Mountain Bike Association, Tippecanoe Animal Hospital, and Connie Deerman-Eckard.
Author, J. Eric Eckard, embarked on a 2019 cycling trip from Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, to West Lafayette, a one-way trip of approximately 700 miles, in honor of her brother, who died of cancer in November 2018.
Delta Clothing (NYSE: DLA) had another very strong quarter, and the reported capacity expansion indicates that the coming quarters should be even stronger.
True to form, management was very conservative in its guidance earlier this year. The comment during that conference call was probably conservative because Good. DLA increased its revenue by more than 20% this quarter (partly due to inflation), but is adding even more capacity. This capacity momentum, along with other COVID-related supply chain disruptions benefiting DLA, means the business will likely see sequential growth of around 5% in the remaining quarters of the year. which means revenue for the year will likely hit $550 million, a total ten percent above what DLA had forecast at the start of fiscal 2022, and operating leverage will amplify that. FY23 will likely be even more promising.
DLA described an approximately 40% unit capacity expansion from FY22 to FY24 in its March investor materials. This is an unprecedented rate of expansion in the company’s history, it is likely driven by DTG2Go. Since DTG2Go has a significantly higher unit price than blank t-shirts, a 40% increase in capacity could mean an increase in revenue of around 60%, especially given the impact of inflation. . This means that DLA’s revenue may approach $800 million in FY24. FY23 would look something like $650 million and FY24 $750 million.
The management of the DLA has always been extremely conservative, it is possible that the stated plans for capacity expansion are conservative.
For now, we know that the last two quarters of FY22 should be even stronger. Management said it added just under 10% capacity at the end of the quarter and is adding more now. Since there is a lag between when the garments are made and when they are recognized as revenue, a very small portion of the capacity expansion would have been recognized in the revenue performance of + 21% this quarter, but it was more due to an inventory build-up during the December quarter (which caused a drop of more than $10 million in cash flow from operations during this quarter).
Given that the reported capacity expansion will affect revenue in the next two quarters, it is very likely that revenue will exceed $140 million, likely in both quarters, and it seems possible that DLA will start FY23. at nearly $150 million per quarter. The effect of this level of income on operating leverage will be very significant.
As the capacity expansion indicates, DTG2Go has a potentially huge ramp. Comments on the call also supported this. CEO Robert Humphries said, “Fanatics had their own fairly large digital printing facility in Jacksonville, Florida that contained Kornits. And during the quarter, they shut down that facility.
Management also revealed that Fanatics helped develop the M&R printing machines and that DTG2Go was the only organization in the world with both Kornit and M&R machines on a large scale. M&R machines represent a global breakthrough in digital printing capability as it is indistinguishable from screen printing. This was extremely important for the Fanatics as they needed to get the perfect color shades for each team.
Fanatics spent a year perfecting the process with DTG2Go and M&R. They wouldn’t have spent so much time if they hadn’t planned to generate a large amount of revenue. Fanatics is aiming for $6 billion in revenue in 2022 (and $10 billion in a few years) and isn’t planning anything on a small scale.
Fanatics also has a supply center in the exact same city in Honduras (San Pedro Sula) where Delta produces blanks for DTG2Go. Fanatics is currently posting eight jobs for the exact same city in Honduras.
Management made it clear in the call that in addition to Fanatics, there are at least two other (presumably even bigger) players who are accelerating DTG2Go. They also mentioned that they might expand outside of the United States. European football is a big opportunity that Fanatics might be interested in pursuing with DTG2Go.
I think it’s also very possible that Fanatics decides to completely acquire DLA or at least DTG2Go, leaving DLA to focus on Salt Life. DTG2Go is potentially strategic for Fanatics, and they would like to have significant control over it, they would not want to compete with other big national players for DTG2Go capacity. The fact that they have a large manufacturing center in the same city as the DTG2Go source factory adds to the appeal. They would also benefit from increased pre-IPO revenue, which would help them with the valuation they receive upon IPO. Fanatics have been extremely greedy.
The activity remains a very strong risk reward outside of DTG2Go also due to the dynamics of global trade which strongly benefits North American manufacturers. Large-scale shutdowns in China’s two largest cities will be a significant benefit for DLA this quarter, as they will reduce the amount of clothing available from competitors. European supply chains could also be disrupted by the war in Ukraine. In the long term, the attractiveness of garment production in North America should continue to grow.
At the highest level, DLA is a logistics platform, and the importance of logistics platforms has greatly increased and continues to grow. For example, Shopify (SHOP) just acquired Deliverr for $2.1 billion.
Although management is primarily focused on expanding capacity and scaling DTG2Go, Salt Life remains a significant opportunity. DLA may continue to open physical Salt Life stores for many years to come because the brand is both very mainstream and unique. There should be a great opportunity to create 20% operating margin revenue with Salt Life E-Commerce, and that has a very high ceiling. There’s no reason DLA can’t generate between $20 million and $40 million in operating revenue from Salt Life’s online sales at some point over the next five years. In my opinion, management is probably distracted from Salt Life right now because they’re so focused on DTG2Go and expanding capacity, so Salt Life’s growth rates should reaccelerate at some point.
DLA has a lot of operating leverage. As overall capacity grows and margins grow from DTG2Go, operating leverage means that every 10% revenue growth equates to approximately 3-4x more profit growth. Given announced plans to expand capacity by 40% by FY24 and beyond (and into much higher margin space), there is an extraordinary opportunity at hand.
NFL Hall of Famer Deion Sanders once said, “If you look good, you feel good. If you feel good, you play good,” and even though Sanders played football and you can’t play track, you can still look good running around the oval. or participate in an event on the ground. Drip – meaning cool, fashionable clothes for those who may not know it – can be found everywhere, especially in athletics.
Some people may think all athletics uniforms look alike, but that does a disservice to the large, iconic uniforms featured on programs across the country. There’s a lot of detail behind many of the outfits worn at meet-and-greets across the country.
No list of great athletic uniforms could be complete without featuring Oregon. The Ducks have what seems like an endless combination of uniforms, rarely lacking when it comes to what they wear on the track.
A favorite has to be the black top. The details are marvelous, highlighting the silhouettes.
Oregon was one of the most popular replies to the tweet, as athletes who didn’t even attend Oregon had to admit where they saw drops in Eugene. Take a look at some of the eye-catching combinations below.
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The Bayou Bengals have a fantastic color combination of purple and gold. All of LSU’s coveralls or solid color uniforms are top notch. Still, black uniforms are special, thanks to the way the tiger print pops out of the clothes.
The city of Chicago has a beautiful skyline. UIC features their hometown on their uniform with a white outline of Chicago’s skyscrapers on a baby blue background with the nickname, Flames, written in cursive.
Northern Arizona is located in the Arizona Mountain Range, and you’ll be able to tell that from the details on its uniforms. On the one hand, the middle of the A features a mountain. Then the summit changes from gold to blue, with the mountains creating a dividing line. A smooth transition.
A few schools have signature colors that let everyone know which school it is from the color of the uniform alone. Whether it’s the oranges of Tennessee or Texas in the shadow of Kentucky Blue which was quoted in a Drake song, solid color combinations are iconic. Don’t forget Tulane’s sky blue uniforms either.
MIAMI — The Miami Dolphins had four picks in this year’s NFL Draft, including just one in the first three rounds. But in the third round (102nd overall), they grabbed a player who suits their defensive scheme perfectly.
Georgia linebacker Channing Tindall flew somewhat under the radar playing on a defense that included linebackers Nakobe Dean and Quay Walker. In fact, he was the ninth of 15 players selected by the Bulldogs last weekend.
Despite the star power around him, the Dolphins never lost sight of Tindall throughout the pre-draft process.
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“He was a player we had been targeting throughout the process,” general manager Chris Grier said. “We met him in Indianapolis [at the NFL combine] and really enjoyed our time with him. We brought him here on a [top] 30 visit, spent a lot of time with him here too. For us, it’s versatility, speed is what we like. He can play, he has the capacity to play the three tests and also to face special teams.
“Talking to [Georgia coach] Kirby Smart just the other day about him he was just talking about the tremendous speed and toughness and the character of the child and how Kirby really loved [Tindall] and thinks he’s going to be a really good player in the NFL.”
After playing sparingly in his first three seasons with the Bulldogs, Tindall had his best collegiate season as a senior in 2021, posting 67 tackles, 5.5 sacks and 7.5 tackles for loss.
He called his production surge the result of extra time with Georgia linebackers coach Glenn Schumann and a renewed mentality early in the season.
“I just took more time and watched a movie with him. I felt like I knew what I had to do,” Tindall said. “I was on a mission before the season started…like I had to. I would say the most important thing is probably just my mindset. My mindset was do or die.”
The way Tindall was used last season helps decipher what his role will be with the Dolphins, especially as a rookie. Grier said Georgia took advantage of Tindall’s 4.47 speed in the 40-yard dash, using him as a passer, quarterback spy and as cover.
Miami blitzed 38% of opponents’ losses last season, the second-highest rate in the NFL. This type of aggression is why Tindall feels his skills are a perfect fit for his new team.
“The way they use their linebackers is different,” he said. “They use their linebackers everywhere. They put them on the edge sometimes, they put them on the line, they put them on Mike, Will. They’re very versatile and I feel like I fit in.”
As appealing as his skill set is, Tindall’s shortest path to early playing time will come on special teams, where Grier said he expects him to contribute. He will rival Elandon Roberts, Duke Riley and Brennan Scarlett for defensive reps at inside linebacker, but his ability to cover sideline to sideline sets him apart. He’s likely to be added to the Dolphins rotation as soon as he figures out the pattern.
Miami also added seventh-round outside linebacker Cameron Goode, who has an uphill battle to crack the initial 53-man roster but could squeeze into the team’s rotation with a strong summer camp.
With only four picks to work with and an unwillingness to part with any of their five picks in the first three rounds of next year’s draft, the Dolphins had to take what they could get, no matter what. how the painting fell.
They left their establishment on Saturday delighted with how it went.
“You want to feel good about the players you add,” coach Mike McDaniel said. “The bottom line is that we need Miami Dolphins that our locker room can embrace and that can make the players we have better and make the team better.
“That’s what we did and we feel very good about it.”
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MIAMI — Jazz Chisholm Jr. found some competition in the speed department Tuesday night when Formula 1 driver Charles Leclerc stopped at LoanDepot Park for a game between the D-backs and Marlins. Leclerc, who races for Ferrari, is in town for the Miami Grand Prix, which takes place this weekend at the Miami International Autodrome.
Before the first pitch, Leclerc played with outfielder Avisaíl García and took pictures with him, main owner Bruce Sherman and reliever Steven Okert, who is an F1 fan. Southpaw Jesús Luzardo and reliever Anthony Bender joined the group soon after. At the time of the national anthem, Leclerc was standing along the third base line with the Marlins.
It was then a meeting of the superstars, Chisholm and Leclerc exchanging equipment: Chisholm presented Leclerc with a white Marlins jersey with No. 97 (Leclerc’s birth year) and his name on the back, while Leclerc presented Chisholm a long-sleeved Ferrari jersey. with number 16 (his car number).
As the Marlins took to the field for the start of the first inning, Leclerc told the crowd, “Let’s start your engines and play ball!”
“I’m impressed,” said Leclerc, who was watching his first baseball game. “It’s so big. I’ve seen it a few times on TV, never in real life. It already looks huge on TV, but even bigger in reality. Just to experience the sport. I don’t I don’t know much about it. So first experience for me tonight, and I’m really looking forward to it.”
The Monaco native enters the weekend at the top of the F1 driver standings. Red Bull’s Max Verstappen of Germany (second) and Mexico’s Sergio Pérez (third) are set to take part in Wednesday’s home final. Monday night, the Briton George Russell (fourth) went to Game 1 of the NBA playoffs between the Heat and the Sixers.
“For me, it’s amazing,” Leclerc said of Miami. “The place is amazing. It’s my first time in Miami, day one. I’ve been around town a bit, and you can see they’ve done everything to make it a huge event, as it always is in the US Americans in general are so passionate about the sport, and now to have a second week of racing, in Miami in particular, is going to be huge. so that we can have a good weekend and put on a good show for the fans.”
The Miami Dolphins’ 2022 NFL Draft likely won’t go down in history unless there are big surprises, but going into the weekend there were questions. Did they get an answer?
When the Dolphins finally came on the clock at the end of the third round, many of the prospects fans were clamoring for were long gone. It was planned. The best offensive tackle prospects have been gobbled up, as have most other positions. The fact that Miami walked away with all the players they wanted was a surprise in itself.
At the end of the draft, the Dolphins stuck with their four draft picks. They haven’t traded up or down and haven’t made moves that cost them draft capital next season. Miami left with four prospects.
Channing Tindall – LB – Georgia
Erick Nzukanma – LB – Texas Tech
Cameron Goode – LB – California
Skylar Thompson – QB – Kansas State
Did the Miami Dolphins improve, even on paper, after the draft ended?
That’s a hard question to answer, because if you think they’ve gotten worse, you’re just one of those half-glasses. No team gets worse because of who they draft. They just don’t get better.
In the case of the Dolphins 2022 draft, Miami added players who should help and grow. They added players who adapt to the rolls on both sides of the ball and that’s important.
Miami entered the draft with very few needs, so they had the opportunity to add players they believe in.
Have the Miami Dolphins added top caliber players?
Looking at this year’s draft class, it’s hard to see a single player becoming a full-time starter this year, but the Dolphins didn’t need any starters at the moment.
Channing Tindall may be the closest of the bunch to seeing the field consistently game after game, but he too needs to develop before becoming a linebacker every game. Erik Ezukanma should spend some time on special teams, but this receiver is more about delivering quality depth to a WR unit that gets slim the more you look at it.
Later in the draft, Miami took on Cameron Goode who, for now, seems to be used as a pass-rush specialist given his talents.
Did the Miami Dolphins fill the gap?
First, we need to define their “needs”. Miami entered the draft needing a linebacker, an offensive line assist, depth at wide receiver, and a running back.
The first wide receiver has been addressed and Ezukanma should become a valuable asset, but he will always be the guy playing behind Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle. He will also likely be the guy to replace DeVante Parker as they have similar skills despite Ezukanma being much faster.
Miami didn’t help themselves along the offensive line or at running back. The Dolphins moved to both positions in the draft. This surprised a lot of fans, but given the way the boards were set and the draft unfolded, it seems some of the players the Dolphins wanted were simply not available. The Dolphins stuck to their own boards rather than reaching.
At linebacker, the Dolphins have improved, but the players they’ve added are considered depth players at the moment. Of the two drafted, Tindall should have the biggest impact both immediately and going forward solely because his skill set appears to be higher.
ATHENS, GEORGIA – OCTOBER 10: Channing Tindall (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Should the Miami Dolphins expect first-year impacts?
The short answer is no, but the Dolphins didn’t really need to sign impact players this draft.
The Dolphins didn’t draft early enough to take players who should be starting day one. Tindall, again, comes closest to being able to contribute early and often, but to think he’ll start on day one is a stretch. Come mid-season he should be playing a lot more and have a bigger role, but he definitely has a place in defense given his speed and athleticism. Because of that, Tindall should get plenty of playing time, but I wouldn’t list him as a starter just yet.
Ezukanma, on the other hand, has the opportunity to get some good playing time if he can stay ahead in the Dolphins WR room. It has potential and that, for now, is enough, but a one-year impact is asking a lot. Still, there should be enough opportunities for him to see the pitch.
Have the Miami Dolphins addressed the future?
That last question is one that can’t be answered yet, but on paper they’ve done a pretty good job of filling some holes and meeting some needs for the future.
Tindall is expected to become a starter and possibly replace Elandon Roberts. It’s hard to see where Cameron Goode will actually fit in given the extension of Emmanuel Ogbah and the existence of Jaelan Phillips. He will bring depth but I don’t see a firm role in the future.
At WR, Ezukanma should develop and possibly get more playing time and could have a specific role in attack. Many fans think he can evolve into a “Deebo Samuel” type role, but that’s a bit too much to hope for at the moment. There is an opportunity for him to grow and it’s a start.
Skylar Thompson is one player we haven’t mentioned yet and that’s because he doesn’t really belong on the roster right now. It would be absolutely shocking for Miami to carry three quarterbacks in September, which means Thompson will be cut.
His future, however, is in the practice squad and he could very well become Tua Tagovailoa’s replacement after the 2022 season when Teddy Bridgewater leaves next off-season.
ROSS CAMPBELL is expecting an entertaining encounter at Links Park tonight as the Montrose assistant manager prepares for another Championship playoff run with Club Angus.
The League One side host the Airdrieonians tonight ahead of the second leg in Lanarkshire on Saturday and Campbell feels there will be very little to separate the two teams.
Ian Murray’s men secured second place in the Scottish third tier on a remarkable 20-game unbeaten streak, but even if the form book is in the Diamonds’ favour, Campbell insists he and his players have their own reasons for feeling quietly optimistic.
“We’re excited,” he said. “I feel like the season has been mixed. We thought we had a team that could compete for the league, but Airdrie was ahead of us and Cove was even further ahead, so we accepted that. Maybe in the last 10 days it got real.
“The last encounter was really open and open and I think that’s symptomatic of the other times we’ve played them this season. Three of the four games were high and open.
“It will be interesting with the pressure of the play-offs whether it is like that or not. We are two pretty strong and solid teams.
“[Airdrie’s form] been brilliant but we don’t mind that much because we had a similar race earlier in the year. Congratulations to them, but that doesn’t really enter our thinking. If we look at our games against them over the past three years, they’ve always been close.
Montrose’s title tilt crumbled in the second half of the season as they once again settled for a play-off spot. It’s a testament to the work done by manager Stewart Petrie and his No.2 that the achievement has barely raised eyebrows, such are the high expectations at the part-time club these days.
“Stewart came on when we were bottom of League Two and since then we’ve been in the play-offs, then winning the league, then four years in the play-offs,” Campbell added.
“Airdrie works full time. Queen’s Park are full time. Dunfermline are full time. Cove has a budget that probably exceeds full time. So, all things considered, we’re immensely proud but not complacent. We are not moving forward. »
The Philadelphia 76ers travel to South Beach to take on the Miami Heat in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals Monday night at 7:30 p.m. at FTX Arena.
The two teams split the season series at two games apiece, with Philadelphia winning the final game of the regular season 113-106 at the Wells Fargo Center on March 22.
Here are my picks and predictions for who will start off on the right foot in Game 1 of this second-round matchup. Odds provided by Tipico Sportsbook.
Spread: Heat -7.5 (-110)
With the loss of Joel Embiid for at least the first two games in this series, I’m going with the Heat to cover that big gap in the opener. They covered that number in three of their four wins in their opening round game against the Atlanta Hawks with wins by 24 points in both Games 1 and 4 and a 10-point victory in Game 2.
While the Sixers won their first round game, their two losses were by eight or more points in a 110-102 loss in Game 4 and a 103-88 loss in Game 5 to the Toronto Raptors.
Despite the season series split, the 76ers are just 1-4-1 ATS in their last six meetings in Miami, including a 99-82 loss in their last game at FTX Arena on March 5.
Philadelphia is 3-9-1 ATS in its last 13 road games and just 6-14 ATS in its last 20 after an ATS win. It’s a high number but I would put the points with the Heat in this first game.
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Over/Under: Under 208.5 (-110)
Even though it’s a very low total, I’m under the total in this one. The Sixers aren’t alone on the injury front, as Miami has a ton of players who might not be able to adapt to this one as well.
The total has fallen below that number in three of four matchups this season and four of the last five overall. The under has hit in five straight games for the Heat and is 13-3 in Miami’s last 16 playoff games as a favorite.
For Philadelphia, under bets have cashed in nine of the Sixers’ last 11 games as an underdog on the road and four straight games in the conference semifinals.
With Embiid and Kyle Lowry already ruled out and many questionable players to be available for the Heat, I think the underlying is a no-brainer here and you should bet on it ASAP before tipping because it could drop even lower if more players are excluded.
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Moneyline: Heat (-370)
No surprise here, but I’m going with the heavily favored Miami Heat to win Game 1. There are simply too many question marks surrounding the 76ers and how they will play without their best player and arguably NBA MVP in Embiid. Can Harden carry the load and shoot the ball effectively like he did in Game 6 against the Raptors? How will Tobias Harris and Tyrese Maxey fare against one of the best defenses in the entire NBA?
I see more questions than answers with Philadelphia going into this series so I’d give Miami the juice to win Game 1 pretty convincingly at home.
A value play I like on Tipico Sportsbook is the Heat up in the double digits currently at +145. Miami has won by 10 or more points in four of its last six wins over the Sixers in South Beach.
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Prediction: Heat 101, 76ers 90
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Rutgers now has another pair of former players with a shot at making an NFL team. Less than 24 hours after the 2022 NFL Draft ended, the former Rutgers defensive end Mike Tverdov and linebacker Tyshon Fogg have the opportunity to show off their skills in a minicamp for recruits. Both players have accepted an invitation to attend the Miami Dolphins rookie minicamp.
Neither Tverdov nor Fogg have signed a free agent contract but will have the chance to earn one during the three-day minicamp. This will precede OTAs and allow each team to fill their roster with 90 players.
Both Tverdov and Fogg were multi-year starters at Rutgers. Tverdov started a total of 33 games at Rutgers while Fogg had 29 career starts. Tverdov finished with 130 career tackles while Fogg had 293 during his time at Rutgers. Both players recently played in front of NFL scouts at Rutgers pro day in March.
“Life has a funny way of doing things. I would be selfish to say that I didn’t do this alone,” Tverdov said after his performance on the pro day. “As Michael Jordan’s coach would say, ‘There’s no balance between winning. Winning wants you all. So that’s been one of my mindsets throughout this training process. You have given to make sacrifices to win. That’s something I’ve learned from this program, something that starts to grow in me as I get more mature and older. It’s definitely a surreal feeling. You don’t Never think the day will come when you make your own professional day. But when it does, you have to be ready. And I was ready and I performed.
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Southern Illinois currently sits 26-10 this season, 4-2 against opponents in the Missouri Valley Conference. Junior Cody Cleveland said SIU has a real shot at winning the conference and vying for a college World Series bid.
“It’s one series at a time right now,” Cleveland said, “But the end goal is to get into a region because anything can happen when you get into the playoffs.”
The Dawgs are coming off an 11-4 loss to Austin Peay on Tuesday, April 20, a team they’ve struggled with this season.
“As a striker, I feel like we have to produce a lot better. I know we are going to have games like this, but we have to make sure we are always competitive,” said second Kaeber Rog.
However, before their game against the Governors, the Salukis managed to defeat two of their fiercest rivals: Southeastern Missouri State and Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville.
In fact, SIU’s win over SEMO was their first win in a quadrant of the season. Cleveland said that particular game helped give the Salukis more confidence.
“Coming out of there with a win was great. It was also a great RPI increase for us,” Cleveland said.
The wins over SIU-E came on the weekend of April 16, where SIU defeated the Cougars by an aggregate of 11-6. Rog said the home fans really helped the SIU and gave the team an edge.
“Going to the game and seeing a crowded hill gives you energy. You want to play well for the fans,” Rog said.
According to the Salukis, it’s been like this all season. “The Hill” has been a long-time SIU staple, and they’re terrifying teams that come to Itchy Jones Stadium.
Southern Illinois is a remarkable 17-5 at home, and Cleveland credits a lot of that to the fans who come out to support their team.
“It’s such a cool atmosphere. It’s so much fun to play,” Cleveland said.
The Salukis are comfortable anywhere, in any situation, according to head coach Lance Rhodes. He said his team had done a great job all season playing under pressure.
“We’ve been playing some tight games lately, but I like the way our guys react in those kinds of situations,” Rhodes said.
Cleveland said every player did their part in the offseason to improve from last season. The team has benefited a lot from this development.
“I really enjoyed playing with those guys and I really enjoyed the team that came out this year,” Cleveland said. “I think we’ve only gotten closer, we’ve gotten better over the season.”
Rog said he has made a lot of improvements since last season. The work he has done over the past two months has helped him improve in all areas of his game.
“Coming here, the coaches told me that they needed me a lot on the offensive side. Individually, I feel like I’ve improved a lot,” Rog said.
Rhodes gave his personal endorsement to players like senior Gray Epps and second Nathan Bandy. Epps was an all-or-nothing hitter. Now he managed to get to the base much more often.
“He has done a great job this year. I think the ability has always been there,” Rhodes said, “His approach has been phenomenal throughout the year.
Rog said he thrives on the success of other players around him. Players like senior JT Weber and Bandy motivated him to be better as a hitter.
“Having other players on the team who hit well helps me a lot. They motivate me to keep going, to keep hitting every day,” Rog said.
The Salukis have an important weekend ahead with a series against conference opponent Dallas Baptist. DBU currently sits at 23-13, so it should be a pretty even game.
To win this weekend, Cleveland said, SIU players just need to focus on themselves.
“They’re a talented team and they’ve shown that all year. But I think to win we just have to play our game and not focus on what they’re doing,” Cleveland said.
With about a month remaining in the regular season, Rog said the goal is to stay consistent.
“We just have to keep doing what we’re doing. We have to continue to trust the pitchers, our offense and our defense. If we do that, everything will be fine,” Rog said.
Last season, the Salukis went 40-20 during the regular season. Rog said 40 wins was now the norm for this team.
“We hope to win 40 games. This is expected in the locker room,” Rog said. “Some games we didn’t participate in enough, but most of the time we play well and work well as a team.”
Cleveland said a major factor in SIU’s success going forward will be everyone’s willingness to be on the same page and support its goals. From the team, to the fans, to the athletic department.
“If everyone buys and pulls in the same direction, it makes the game so much easier and it makes it so much more fun,” Cleveland said.
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The last day. That’s how LSU gymnastics coach Jay Clark refers to his team’s shocking and abrupt departure from their NCAA regional appearance in April at NC State. A No. 6 national seed was knocked out of national competition before they even reached the regional finals, let alone the NCAA championships.
It was the latest in a string of disappointing postseason meetings for LSU over the past two seasons, including the 2021 NCAA National Semifinals and this year’s SEC Championships.
It would be wrong to say that LSU’s program has become non-competitive. This is certainly not the case. The Tigers beat two of the four teams in this year’s NCAA Finals, Auburn and Utah, and gave Florida everything it wanted on the road.
But post-season encounters have always defined gymnastics. No one knows that better than Clark.
“We don’t overlook the good things that happened throughout the year,” Clark said. “But at the end of the day, we realize the overriding thing that will be on everyone’s mind is how this ended.”
Clark and his coaching staff are making things happen. They’ve already begun their offseason plan that’s long on total team accountability and careful consideration of everything that’s done on LSU’s schedule, no matter how small the details.
“The next two weeks we’re going to take the entire program – everything from clothing to our training processes to our conditioning – the things that we need to tweak on our end,” he said. “We have difficult conversations and we asked the children to do the same. We’ll be returning to the gym with the same intention we had in this one, but hopefully with an improved and more consistent mindset.
Clark said one of the frustrations LSU started with last fall was that many Tigers showed up with varying levels of fitness and readiness. He and his staff have been working on developing a system where that won’t happen this year unless someone recovers from injury.
“When we come back, we will have strength and fitness tests that will determine whether or not we can start doing gymnastics,” Clark said. “We are either going to pass these tests as a team or fail as a team. There will be no special circumstances. Obviously, if someone is injured, there are exceptions. But the exception can’t be, ‘I haven’t done anything all summer.’ ”
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The 2022 Tigers featured five seniors who returned for their fifth “Covid” year. A total of six seniors are gone, with gymnasts like NCAA vault finalist and All-American Kiya Johnson entering her senior season and 2021 NCAA vault champion Haleigh Bryant beginning her junior campaign. Four freshmen arrive: Annie Beard, Lilly Lippeatt, Bryce Wilson and Ashley Cowan.
Clark said he does not anticipate any transfers before the May 1 deadline. This also applies to coaches. He worked to retain assistant coach Garrett Griffeth and his wife, volunteer and former Olympian Courtney McCool Griffeth, who were sued to coach Clemson’s new program which will begin competing in 2024. Former LSU All-American Ashleigh Gnat also comes back.
The 2023 calendar is ambitious. The Tigers open in Utah then at home against NCAA champion Oklahoma, host Florida and travel to Auburn and Alabama among their seven SEC meetings.
“We’re going to be tested early and often,” Clark said. “Part of our preparation will be the regular season. No one on this tier at nationals was undefeated.
Despite “the last day” and the playoff struggles of the past two seasons, Clark said he doesn’t feel any outside pressure for next season. The pressure to perform from within is more than enough.
“Despite how this year ended, I feel like we’re not far from where we want to be,” Clark said. “I am confident in the direction we are trying to go and confident in these coaches and these young women to learn from what we have been through and to be able to improve. That does not guarantee that we will win the national championship this year, but we’ll get the conversation back in. If we can stay in the conversation, we’ll make it right.
“It’s not a question of if, but when.”
Senior on the rise Kai Rivers underwent surgery to repair a shoulder injury that bothered her the most last season. … Senior Olivia Dunn also has a shoulder problem that might need surgery, but has decided against it. … two commitments for LSU’s Class of 2023, Konnor McClain and Zoe Miller, helped the American team win the prestigious trophy for the city of Jesolo in Italy in April. McClain, a prime contender for the 2024 U.S. Olympic team, also won the all-around, balance beam and floor titles while Miller won on uneven bars. Jesolo’s former all-around champions include Olympic gold medalists Simone Biles, Gaby Douglas and Auburn gymnast Suni Lee.
Sebastian Maniscalco was lucky enough to be on stage during the NFL Draft and, along with former Bears star running back Matt Forte, announced the team’s second-round selection Friday night.
The Chicago-based comedian, who is performing in Las Vegas this weekend and into May, understood why Bears management wouldn’t allow him to make his choice.
“They’d probably have a better shot if I had picked him,” he said of the pick, which was Washington cornerback Kyler Gordon at No. 39 overall. “Historically they haven’t been doing so well, I’m a bit disappointed there hasn’t been much to look forward to the last 10-15 years.”
However, Maniscalco does not hesitate to let the so-called experts take care of the drafting.
“I am 48 years old and I have two children aged 5 and 2,” he adds. “I’m in Las Vegas and it’s amazing how many grown men are walking around in football shirts and it’s their life. God bless them. I don’t have time to look at who caught 600 balls at the college level. I watch, but when they have me on these shows, I think they have me because I don’t know anything.
When Maniscalco appeared on ESPN’s Game Day and was asked to make college game predictions, the reaction wasn’t so nice from some fans.
“I was shredded by the diehards,” he laughs. “How dare you have a comic?”
If there were a smattering of comedians, however, Maniscalco would be right at home. His material is generally family-based, and many of his picks go that route as well.
“Bill Burr and I had a history, he’s actually the first guy I met when I moved into my apartment complex in Los Angeles. He’s in the elevator, I knew his work, so I said, ‘You’re Bill Burr, I just came from Chicago, I’m just starting out as a comedian. He said, ‘Come see me at the Laugh Factory’ and he was kind enough to bring me in and I loved it.
“Jim Gaffigan, Jerry Seinfeld, their material is very clean and very relatable and observational. Taylor Tomlinson, she does theaters and tours and on Netflix.
From the past, it designates Don Rickles and Johnny Carson.
“In the current climate, would Rickles be as successful? I don’t know,” notes Maniscalco. “I think most people would like to hear it because if you can’t laugh at yourself and others, what’s the point?
“With Carson, I loved his ability to be quiet and funny at the same time, with impeccable timing. You don’t see that timing in a lot of comedians today. A lot of comedians, it’s a constant flow.
Currently on tour, Maniscalco recently completed a Netflix film “About My Father”, which he wrote and stars in himself. He hosted the Lionsgate CinemaCon presentation on Thursday in support of the film.
He and co-writer Austen Earl sent the script to Robert DeNiro, thinking it was a long time for the iconic actor to show interest. Not only did DeNiro like the script, but he insisted on meeting Sebastian’s father, Salvatore.
“He wanted my dad’s phone number to start looking for his brain and then meet my dad,” Maniscalco says of Salvatore, a hairdresser by trade. “My dad went to Oklahoma to spend three days with him, and I can’t believe this is happening. Then my dad teaches him how to do a dye job, and is on set and teaches the whole process in this hair salon. It was really crazy to witness.
On Friday, Maniscalco got to witness the madness of an NFL Draft from a unique perspective. Forte is one of his favorite former Bears, and they were able to share Chicago’s first selection in 2022 because the team traded first-round spots to the Giants last year for quarterback Justin Fields.
“Choice is a big deal,” he says. “I’ve got people from Chicago calling me, saying, ‘This is it bro, if he’s a Hall of Famer, they’ll show a video of you choosing him forever.’ People already think this pick will be a fantastic addition to the team.
“You know, doing these special things, whether it’s the choice or doing a movie with Robert DeNiro or the MTV clips, it’s very enjoyable and steeped in history. It’s kind of a family story.
“My youngest child isn’t yet 3. I just hope my career is as successful when he’s 15 and he doesn’t say, ‘You were making the pick for the Bears and now you’re playing in a restaurant in New Jersey?’
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Inter Miami CF is on its way to a new downtown stadium after a key vote by the Miami City Commission.
The committee approved a 99 year lease for the land currently occupied by Melreese Golf Course in a 4-1 vote – paving the way for the MLS club owned by jorge mas and David Beckham build a 25,000 seat stadium and a new development area, Miami Freedom Park.
The development will include a 58-acre public park, public soccer fields, a 31.4-acre commercial area, offices and 750 hotel rooms.
Mas said the team aims to complete the project by March 2025in time for that year’s MLS season.
Thursday’s negotiations raised the ground rent floor to $4.3 million annually from $3.57 million. The city will order two additional property assessments that could drive up the rent.
The two parties have agreed to a provision that provides the city with 5-6% of the area’s gross revenue, with the exact figure determined by comparing this figure with the rent floor.
Miami Freedom Park has yet to clear some procedural hurdles, such as golf course rezoning, and may face lawsuits.
At the suggestion of city commissioner Joe Carollo, the team will also consider making the new stadium the home of the University of Miami football team.
The Hurricanes are under contract to play at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, home of the Miami Dolphins and next week’s Formula 1 race to 2033.
Here are your headlines from Leeds United on Friday, April 29.
Expert suggests Whites have ‘other equipment’
Leeds United have picked up 11 points and gone unbeaten in Jesse Marsch’s last five games. However, while the points are flowing smoothly, it feels like the Whites have been lacking in their last two performances when it comes to their use of the ball.
It was a 0-0 draw for Leeds at Crystal Palace on Monday and pundit and former Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard said he expected Leeds to move on to ‘a different outfit’ in the game and that he still believes they have that equipment to find in future performances. He told the Premier League on NBC:
“I think it’s a good result, one point closer to safety. I said at halftime, I think they have another kit, I still think they have another kit but they didn’t show it to us.”
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While Leeds couldn’t find that equipment against Palace, Howard was confident of his ability to protect himself. He claimed that ‘things are looking good’ for Los Blancos.
Mateusz Klich’s Leeds United heart to heart with Jesse Marsch
Mateusz Klich was substituted at half-time against Palace on Monday, with Robin Koch replacing the Poland international. Sky cameras captured what looked like a heated debate between Klich and Marsch at one point during the first half and, in his press conference on Thursday, the Leeds manager revealed that he and the midfielder Polish pitch had discussed how the match had gone for Klich following the match.
“First, it wasn’t anybody’s best game. Klichy and I talked after the game and talked about things that could be better, and then we also discussed how to handle the tough times.”
He explained the thinking behind the defensive change to Koch: “Obviously Mateusz is a more attacking player and Robin is a more defensive player, but there are different needs for different situations. I could see in the game that we struggled with the ball and even though Klichy normally helps us in those situations, I knew the defense at that point was going to be the most important factor because Crystal Palace sometimes had the ability to throw us off balance.”
Every word Marsch said in his pre-match press conference
On Thursday, Marsch gave his press conference ahead of Leeds’ clash with Manchester City on Saturday. The American spoke out on a wide range of topics and revealed he still believed Patrick Bamford would be likely to return in Leeds’ final fixtures.
Marsch said: “I suspect and can probably expect him to be on the pitch next week. So let’s see, we have to be careful, but we’re all optimistic for Patrick at this point.” Read here for the rest of Marsch’s answers.
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HDS, Pittsburgh, recently announced that it has entered into a multi-year strategic partnership with the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Top 50 branding agencies will provide the Steelers and their sponsors with NFL-licensed co-branded promotional merchandise and apparel.
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This year’s NFL Draft prospects reluctantly recall their personal experiences with COVID-19.
Some see them as inspiring reminders of obstacles already overcome. Others are more reminiscent of old war stories. And as the stories change, each comes with unforgettable details and heartfelt emotion about an uphill two-year battle to pursue their dreams.
Pandemic protocols barred Alabama wide receiver John Metchie III from seeing his Canadian family for two years. South Dakota State running back Pierre Strong played 24 games in 10 months. Minnesota tackle Daniel Faalele tipped the scales at 405 pounds after retiring for the 2020 season. Kentucky guard Darian Kinnard practiced flipping logs while his mom took care of the hospitalized patients and that UConn defensive tackle Travis Jones was dealing with the cancellation of an entire season.
None of this has been easy.
“I’m glad my family stayed safe and everything,” Metchie said in March. “Not seeing my mother for two years was difficult. I knew I would see her again eventually. it’s not the same as seeing them in person or being around them in person, but it really helps.”
This class project arrived on campus with the exuberant expectation of a traditional college experience and instead used video calls to socialize, isolation to continue playing, and pure courage to deal with rules, regulations, and restrictions. constantly evolving.
He lost the spring 2020 football schedule and scheduled individual training with whatever they could find nearby. Even when they returned to campus, the uncertainty remained.
Some schools in the Big Ten actually started practicing in pads before college presidents pulled everyone off the field and announced that no games would be played. When the SEC and other leagues failed to follow the Big Ten’s lead, Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields and his Buckeyes teammates called on conference officials to reinstate the season.
The effort worked – sort of.
“It’s crazy,” Ohio State tackle Nick Petit-Frere said. “The season was canceled, came back, games were canceled. We played one of the craziest seasons you could imagine in college football history and somehow the Ohio State Buckeyes were in the championship game ( national). … It’s a once-in-a-lifetime two or three-year experience.”
But in some cases, the physical and mental assessment has a cost.
Strong faced a monumental hurdle when the Football Championship Division decided to play a spring and fall season in 2021. He helped the Jackrabbits make the playoffs both times, recording 371 runs and 2,393 yards from mid-February to mid-December. Still, he ran a 4.37-second sprint for 40 yards, tying Rutgers’ Isaih Pacheco for the fastest time among running backs at the annual NFL scouting combine.
While Kinnard took the usual measures of extra hand washing and social distancing to help keep his mother healthy, the 6-foot-5, 322-pound offensive lineman, like many people, was unhappy with being ‘locked in’ as he ran hills to stay in shape.
In Louisiana, it was worse for tackle Max Mitchell who spent two weeks in isolation after a COVID-19 test showed he had antibodies. He returned in October and finished the season, but the impact lingers.
“It was frustrating to say the least,” Mitchell said. “I never tested positive and they came and took me off the pitch in the middle of training. If you have been sick, I understand that you need to take care of yourself. But when you feel good, there’s a feeling of guilt when you’re not there.
It’s not just what happens on the pitch either.
When league officials announced during the combine that all COVID-19 restrictions would be lifted this fall, the feeling of the vast majority of the more than 300 guests was gratitude.
“One, nobody wants that stick in their nose,” Auburn linebacker Zakoby McClain said. in their nose.
For a player like Metchie, who was born in his mother’s native Taiwan, lived in Ghana until he came to Canada at the age of 6 and attended high schools in New Jersey and Maryland as a The son of a Nigerian father before choosing Alabama, the easing of travel restrictions would be a welcome respite – especially as he is coming back from a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.
But for anyone hoping to get drafted, the life-changing twists and turns on the way to this year’s draft will help keep football in perspective.
“To think about the end of it all, I’m talking in front of you guys, with an NFL microphone, an NFL nameplate, a combine with a chance to do what almost every little kid, or every athlete dreamed of. , to go run a 40 in Indy,” Petit-Frère said. “When I think about it and think about where I am now, I can’t quite imagine how it happened.”
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The Miami Dolphins were more than happy to select Laremy Tunsil with the No. 13 pick in the 2016 NFL Draft after a video posted to his Instagram account that depicted the offensive line prospect smoking with a gas mask.
His agent claimed his account was hacked, but that didn’t stop teams before Miami from removing him from their draft board, giving the Dolphins the opportunity to grab a potential franchise-altering tackle.
Now, after six years and a few Pro Bowl seasons, Tunsil is still being asked about the moment that cost him his fall in 2016. However, Tunsil took to Twitter on Wednesday to say he was ready to move on from the sadly famous video. He explains that he will mint one NFT and donate a portion of the proceeds to charity.
I’m officially moving on and putting this moment in the past. I hit a 1 on 1 NFT of the infamous gas mask video to list. A portion of the proceeds will benefit @lastprisonerprj which supports those incarcerated for cannabis-related offences.
Tunsil may not have been with the Dolphins long term, but they’re still seeing the effects of his trade nearly four years later. Now someone is lucky enough to own a piece of NFL history that will never be forgotten.
PETALING JAYA: Petronas is set to enter the Indian motor racing scene after securing an agreement with TVS Motor Company, a reputable manufacturer of two and three wheelers, to become the title partner of TVS Racing, the premier team of factory run in India.
Renamed Petronas TVS Racing Team, the outfit will don a new livery as part of the effective alliance this season.
Petronas is also set to supply its high performance engine oil, Petronas Sprinta, to the team which will compete in road racing, supercross and rally formats including the Indian National Motorcycle Racing Championship (INMRC), Indian National Supercross Championship. (INSC) and the Indian National Rally Championship (INRC).
TVS Racing, a pioneer in motorsport building in India since 1982, has played a vital role in the growth of racing performance culture.
The partnership will further boost the popularity of racing in India.
Executive Vice President and CEO Downstream of Petronas Datuk Sazali Hamzah said his organization continues to move up the value chain in India.
“Examples of significant portfolio improvements include the supply of LPG through IndianOil Petronas Pvt. ltd. (IPPL), supply of rooftop solar panels through AmPlus Energy and today we have sealed a stronger partnership with one of India’s most respected OEMs, TVS Motor Company, with the launch of the team Petronas TVS Racing Team,” he said.
TVS Motor Company CEO KN Radhakrishnan said he was delighted to have Petronas as a partner for TVS Racing.
“Petronas offers many progressive technology solutions, backed by significant victories in premier racing events. I am confident that Petronas’ global expertise and strong motorsport presence, combined with four decades of strong TVS Racing race, will take us to greater heights.
DENVER, CO – Truewerk, a leader in high-performance workwear, and The Build Show Network, a fast-growing video media platform dedicated to building science, have announced a new workwear collaboration. The partnership will position Truewerk as a workwear sponsor for The Build Show Network (BSN) founder Matt Risinger and the BSN team. Additionally, Truewerk will host the BSN storefront and manage all aspects of e-commerce for co-branded apparel for sale on the Truewerk.com site.
The collaboration will bring the unparalleled performance of Truewerk’s adaptive workwear systems to expert BSN contributors on the digital media platform and provide Build Show fans with long-awaited access to popular Truewerk Build branded merchandise.
“Today’s skilled trades professionals employ creativity, passion, skill and hard work in their everyday lives,” said Brian Ciciora, co-founder and CEO of Truewerk. “We are longtime fans of Matt Risinger and The Build Show Network and admire how they elevate the trades through digital storytelling and engaging, insightful educational content. We are extremely excited to partner with this group, providing innovative and tailored workwear for every Build Show project, as well as bringing the BSN name to fans coast to coast.
“We’ve seen craftsmen wear Truewerk garments on our construction sites for years,” said Matt Risinger, host of The Build Show and founder of the Build Show Network. “The performance and fit of their garment systems is top notch and the brand’s mission to empower trades is a passion we share. This partnership is a great way to connect both brands to today’s professionals. today and tomorrow and to provide our Build Show fans with the Build apparel we are in demand on a daily basis.
Launching April 26, the online collection available for purchase will include a Build-branded B1 Sun Tee, a lightweight, moisture-wicking work t-shirt with UV protection and 4-way stretch, M2 Grid Pullover, a durable fleece top layer with four-way stretch and thermoregulation properties and a BSN branded trucker hat. For more information, visit truewerk.com/buildshow and to see The Build Show team in action, visit buildshownetwork.com.
The NFL Draft is days away, so everyone is talking about the upcoming selection process and those that have happened in the past.
We’ve already looked at the best and worst draft picks since Chris Grier was promoted to general manager in 2016, but there’s been no discussion of who was the worst pick.
That was until Maurice Moton of Bleacher Report compiled a list of each team’s worst selection in the last five drafts. For Miami, he ranked offensive lineman Austin Jackson the worst.
Here is what Moton wrote about Jackson:
“The Miami Dolphins may have prematurely propelled Austin Jackson into a starting position.
As a rookie, Jackson struggled at left tackle and battled a foot injury that sidelined him for three weeks at the start of the 2020 season. quickly a mistake they had made in a privileged position.
They selected Liam Eichenberg in the second round of the 2021 draft, slotted him into left tackle for most of the season and moved Jackson to left guard.
Jackson has played in every game during the 2021 season, but he hasn’t shown much improvement, committing 12 penalties on 1,096 offensive snaps, per Focus on professional football.”
Jackson has a big test in 2022. He will likely fight with Eichenberg for the open right tackle position against newly signed left tackle Terron Armstead. If he wins the job and plays valiantly with a new offensive system and offensive line coach, that pick would be thought of very differently.
Kendal Ewell has homered fourth and fifth in the last two games, and Ron Franklin Jr. hit a pair of homers in one inning, as EKU finished a 3-game sweep over North Alabama with a 15-8 victory Sunday at Earle Combs Stadium.
The Colonels, who now occupy a top spot in ASUN’s Western Division, will host Morehead State on Tuesday at 6pm. For Lace Up 4 Pediatric Cancer, EKU and the Eagles will be wearing yellow laces in support of pediatric cancer awareness.
After hitting three home runs on Saturday, Ewell tied the game 1-1 with a solo shot on his first at bat of the game.
The Colonels (26-13, 12-6 ASUN) trailed away with nine points in the second. Franklin started the frame with a solo dinger to the left wall. Logan Thomasson had an RBI single. Conner Davis drew a walk loaded with bases. Roderick Criss drove in two with a single down the middle. Franklin capped the inning and made it 11-1 when he sent his second shot of the inning over the wall to left center with two runners.
With one out and no one in fifth, Ewell homered for the fifth time in two games with a shot over the wall into left field for his 12th of the season. The sophomore outfielder also scored a run in the eighth. He finished Sunday’s game 3-5 with two runs and four RBIs. In the last two games combined, he’s 8-for-10 with five home runs, 10 RBIs and six runs scored.
Franklin had a 2-on-4 game with two runs and four RBIs. Charlie Ludwick went 1 for 2 with three walks and two runs.
The bullpen trio Vladimir Ceverino, Antoine Vargas and Will Brian combined for three no-hitter innings to end the game.
Austin Thrasher was 2-for-4 with a run and three RBIs for North Alabama (9-28, 2-16 ASUN).
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama— Birmingham Stallions strategist J’Mar Smith hasn’t lost a game he’s played in since November 2019, but that winning streak hasn’t been easy. In fact, it took a certain amount of heroism on the part of the elders Louisiana Technology signal-caller.
For the second time in as many weeks, Smith did just that, leading the Stallions to a 33-28 win over the Houston Gamblers on Saturday night in front of their hometown crowd in the Double Down Derby.
USFL highlights: Birmingham Stallions go 2-0
The Birmingham Stallions beat the Houston Gamblers, 33-28, in the highest-scoring game of the season. It also included the longest touchdown of the season when J’Mar Smith connected with Marlon Williams for a 65-yard touchdown.
The Stallions remain undefeated and top of the South Division standings (2-0, 1-0). They will be tied with the winner of Sunday’s contest between their division rivals – the New Orleans Breakers and the Tampa Bay Bandits.
Smith needed a few sets to find his groove when he replaced injured Alex McGough against the New Jersey Generals in Week 1, and he started slowly again Saturday night.
In the first half, the Stallions called 18 passing plays and came away with 60 yards for their effort. Smith, who hasn’t played in a game since the last time he led La. Tech to a win over Miami in the 2019 Independence Bowl, said he’s still getting back into shape.
“My fundamentals are out of whack,” Smith said. “I just have to get back to work this week.”
He threw for 214 yards, going 19 of 29 with two touchdowns and one interception. But 108 of those yards came on his two touchdown passes.
Osirus Mitchell ends the touchdown with a bold celebration
After catching a touchdown pass from J’Mar Smith, Osirus Mitchell fired a penalty for his celebration.
One of those came on a fade to 6-foot-5 Osirus Mitchell, which the former Mississippi State wide receiver rode and got for his second 34-yard touchdown connection in as many weeks. .
With the extra point, the Stallions took a 19-18 lead with 13:26 left in the third quarter. After forcing Houston to a three-and-out, Birmingham beat the Gamblers in the next series.
Behind an offensive line that found Houston’s first seven mobile for the first time all night, the Stallions rushed for 78 yards in 11 plays — including seven points — to take a 26-18 lead with a rushing TD. former Coastal Carolina star CJ Marable with 5:33 left in the third quarter.
Marable finished the night with 76 yards on 16 carries to lead the Stallions, who were left with 169 rushing yards after running the ball just 12 times in the first half.
“Actually,” Stallions coach Skip Holtz said, “I came out in the second half and said we’re going to start running the ball. I’m going to try to slow the game down.”
The Gamblers cut the lead to 26-21 late in the third quarter, but the Stallions pulled back.
J’Mar Smith joins Marlon Williams for a 65-yard touchdown
Birmingham Stallions quarterback J’Mar Smith joins Marlon Williams for a 65-yard touchdown pass through midfield.
Smith again hit a big pass, this time finding a serial Marlon Williams for a 65-yard touchdown pass to extend Birmingham’s lead to 33-21 with 12:55 remaining. Williams, who recorded his first catch against the Gamblers, finished the night with 89 receiving yards.
Thorson up and down like the Gamblers
Gamblers quarterback Clayton Thorson, meanwhile, personified the Gamblers’ back-to-back struggles. One of the most accomplished quarterbacks in Northwest history, Thorson made both heroic plays and some he’d like to play back, going 13 of 27 for 141 yards, two touchdowns and three interceptions.
Among the good guys: Thorson made a play from scratch, dodging a sack, rushing to his left and finding the wide Tyler Simmons for a late 44-yard score – a play that brought the Gamblers within five and a created the highest scoring game in USFL history.
Among the bad: He made two throws that felt rushed, forced and out of control. One was a pass that killed a last-minute player when he was knocked down and intercepted with 1:01 left.
The defenses came to play
The first two touchdowns of the game came on explosive defensive plays.
Early in the first quarter, Stallions cornerback Brian Allen picked off Thorson and sent him 48 yards into the end zone.
Birmingham and Houston intercept for touchdowns
The Birmingham Stallions and Houston Gamblers each picked up a first-quarter six pick on Saturday night.
Minutes later, Gamblers defensive back Will Likely picked off Smith and sent him back 62 yards for a touchdown. The nickel back also added six tackles and a forced fumble, and he even returned kicks and punts for the Gamblers.
“Will tells me every week that he wants to play offensively,” Gamblers coach Kevin Sumlin said.
If he keeps catching passes like this, he might get his wish.
Each defense acquitted itself well, responsible for a total of 12 of the 53 points scored. They also accounted for five total turnovers – including four interceptions.
For the second game in a row, Gamblers linebacker Donald Payne had a record 15 tackles, giving him 33 in two games. Former Tulsa star Manny Bunch had 12 tackles.
Stallions linebacker Nate Holley recorded 11 tackles and Demarquis “The Dentist” Gates had nine, including a sack.
Gates, who joined Smith and Holtz at the postgame press conference, donned aviator sunglasses and a choice of dental floss after the session ended.
A kicker who can kick?
Stallion kicker Brandon Aubrey had never played football until April 16, having played football at Notre Dame and later Major League Soccer.
In only his second game as a Birmingham specialist, he stopped former Pac-12 standout returner Victor Bolden to return a kick home, dropping his head to make the first tackle of his life.
After the first “real” football game of his career, FOX Sports’ Brock Huard asked Aubrey how he made the game.
“I just passed out and put my head down,” he said.
Holtz said he didn’t know what he had in Aubrey and that he loved her that way.
“I learned to leave the specialists alone,” Holtz said. “And I’ve learned not to coach them too much. Don’t get in their head. Specialists are unique. And I said that last week, I don’t know what we have right now. In Brandon , I don’t know “. But I watch them throw those field goals and watch him score those extra points, watch him drop and make a tackle. I think he’s a guy I have to keep leaving alone. That’s my mindset at the start. I I will stay back.”
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Update, 7:30 a.m. Sunday:Clarksville police say detectives have filed a particularly aggravated juvenile robbery petition on a 16-year-old Nashville boy.
The teenager lived in Clarksville and detectives are working with other agencies to locate him. The two individuals detained by officers immediately after the theft were questioned.
“It was determined that they were present but not responsible for the shooting/robbery and have not been charged,” Beaubien said.
No further information has been released.
CLARKSVILLE, TN (NOW CLARKSVILLE) – A man was shot dead at a hotel on Wilma Rudolph Boulevard on Saturday night.
At 9:28 p.m., Clarksville police received a 911 call from a man staying at the GuestHouse motel saying he had been shot in the leg, according to a press release from police spokesman Scott. Beaubien.
Responding officers saw three men fleeing the scene on Wilma Rudolph Boulevard. After a short chase, two of the individuals were arrested, but the third was not located. No arrests have been made at this time and the investigation is ongoing.
The victim was transported by LifeFlight helicopter to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.
No further information has been released.
Anyone with information or video footage is asked to contact Detective Henry, 931-648-0656, ext. 5343. To remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward, call the Clarksville Montgomery County Crime Stoppers tip line 931-645-8477, or go online and submit a tip at P3tips.com/591.
It’s already been a drama-filled offseason. There have been exchanges, rumors and reports – some real, some not – that have captivated NFL audiences around the world.
The Buccaneers, and Tom Brady in particular, have been at the center of many of these reports. More recently, the suggestion that Tom Brady [when retired] was orchestrating an opportunity to join the Miami Dolphins as a minority player and owner.
Every member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers organization has either been firm in their denial of these reports or at the very least pleaded ignorance.
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Just when it looked like the Brady Miami rumors were finally starting to die down, former Buccaneer quarterback and current NBC Sports analyst Chris Simms opted to throw some more fuel on the fire and to bring the subject back into the headlines.
“They were going to trade a second-round pick to Tampa Bay to get Brady. [The Bucs] weren’t going to hold him hostage. Sean Payton and the Saints, that was going to be a first-round pick to get this deal done,” Simms confirmed during his appearance on god bless footballa podcast hosted by Stugoz from The Dan Le Batard show.
Rick Stroud, a prominent Bucs reporter for the Tampa Bay Times, and someone who is very into the Buccaneers organization, was quick to challenge Simms’ claim.
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The accuracy and/or relevance of Chris Simms’ most recent statement should certainly be questioned. His motivations for reporting such a hot topic? Not really. It feels like he’s simply following in the footsteps of his NBC sports media mentor, Mike Florio.
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In doing so, he appears to be more focused on getting his own name in the headlines than imparting accurate information when it comes to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and their current quarterback, Tom Brady.
We’ll see if Jason Licht, the Glazers or anyone else in the Bucs organization feels compelled to respond to Simms’ latest report, as it’s pretty much a guarantee they’ll be asked about it.
I guess they won’t. Neither should they.
Why? Because Tom Brady is a buccaneer. That’s all the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and their fans need to worry about.
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But Ange Postecoglou insists Celtic have already provided the answer to the Rangers legend this season.
Ferguson threw down the gauntlet on these pages yesterday. Do Celtic have the bottle to cross the Premiership finish line?
In fairness to the Save sport columnist, he admitted he had little doubt that this Hoops team had the stones.
But suspending the query there just ratcheted up the heat and an extra notch as it is already starting to get stifling in the Premiership title race.
Postecoglou is not a man to get caught up in some of the off-court fun and games that surround the intense struggle to be crowned champions.
And somehow suggesting the stomach on his side for the battle prompted the kind of raised eyebrow we haven’t seen since Roger Moore got into a fight with Bloefeld.
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Celtic have not lost in the league since last September. They also drew just three games in 33, to sit six points clear at the top – and with a colossal goal difference – with five games remaining.
But defeat to Rangers in the Scottish Cup semi-finals last weekend gave a glimmer of hope that there could be a Premiership stumble on the horizon.
Maybe even against Ross County at Dingwall on Sunday.
When Postecoglou was told that the Celts haven’t lost consecutive domestic games this season, he was quick to check the facts.
“We haven’t lost in 33 games, mate,” said the Aussie. “I think it’s a testament to the resilience of the group along the way and their strength, their mentality of making sure they perform at a consistent level.
“You don’t get the kind of form that we’ve had for the last six months unless you’re really strong mentally.
“Last week didn’t really change that. It was a narrow loss. It could have gone either way. We are disappointed that he did not follow our path.
“But that doesn’t really change the fact that we’ve been in a strong position for a long time and played well for a long time.”
Postecoglou believes that the pressure is for the tires. This part of the season needs to be embraced – though fans might want to buckle up.
He said: “I don’t think it’s unhealthy for people to feel anxious or nervous. That’s why we love it.
“If you could guarantee everyone that we will win the next five games, I’m sure some would be happy.
“But they would also get a bit bored and probably lose interest after a while.
“The excitement of sport, football and supporting a team is a bit unheard of, we’re on the edge.
“That’s why you appreciate it all the more when you get the success you deserve.
“Because you know you must have been white-handed all along.
“The last thing I want is for our fans to be flattened out, cheering and going home without thinking about it.
“I’m sure it’s been a difficult week for our supporters and we take responsibility for that.
“We want them to feel better over the coming week and hopefully when you leave the ride at the end it will be worth it.”
The heat is there but Postecoglou will not sweat under his trademark sweater. He lives for this stuff – and he demands his team feel the same way.
The 56-year-old has won championships in his homeland and Japan – with Yokohama F Marinos – and they’ve generally gone straight to the wire, with the grand final in Oz and a final showdown in the J-League when the top two teams met on the last weekend of the season.
Postecoglou said: “It came down to the very last game of that year in Japan. It doesn’t always work that way.
“But I tried everywhere I went to create programs and environments where you play your best football at the end of the year.
“That doesn’t mean you start slow, but whatever your starting point, you should finish strong.
“It’s because of my experience in Australian rules football where the winner is decided by a grand final at the end of the year – after a final series.
“So it was pointless to finish first (in the regular season) and then stumble in the final because you wouldn’t become champion.
“I think all my teams played their best football at the end of the season and I think that’s why I was successful.
“That’s how we hope it’s designed here and I hope that’s what happens.”
“It’s obviously not guaranteed, but again when I talk about mindset and resilience, we build that throughout the year.
“We are constantly creating these kinds of pressure situations for the players on a daily basis.
“So when we come to that last part, it’s nothing new to them because they’ve embraced it from the start.”
He will need clear minds and fresh legs. That’s why some Celtic fans were worried to hear Reo Hatate talking about having jet lag-induced double vision and feeling physically and mentally zapped.
The Hoops looked uncharacteristically jaded in Hampden on Sunday, but Postecoglou has no fitness concerns.
As for Hatate, he said, “He is fine. With him, Daizen Maeda, Yosuke Ideguchi and Matty O’Riley, they’ve only been here for three or four months. Whenever you enter a new environment, it’s always a challenge, especially when you come to a new country, but Reo is fine. He trains well.
“He’s all good.
“You are kind of guided by them, how they play and how they train. I didn’t feel the need to brake any of them.
“Since their arrival in January, they have been exceptional.”
As consumer interest in women’s sports gains momentum, media studio Fast Studios has entered into new partnerships with four sports leagues and organizations to flesh out programming for its upcoming Women’s Sports Network.
This is a landmark year for women’s sports, due to the 50th anniversary of Title IX, a federal civil rights law that protects people from discrimination based on gender in educational programs or activities. who have received federal financial assistance. The network plans to launch in June to commemorate this landmark anniversary of the passing of the 1972 legislation.
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Fast Studios is investing several million dollars in the company, which aims to accelerate the growth of women’s sports opportunities in media. Working with as wide a range of content partners as possible, the Women’s Sports Network tries to create a diverse range of sports and athletes. It will also provide partners with branded advertising offers.
Live and archival games, an assortment of documentary series and original content will be offered via the new Los Angeles-based streaming service, as well as “Game ON: Women’s Sports Daily”, which will be a daily news program and weekly and a talk show that also features sports highlights. The show will be hosted in a dedicated studio in LA
The free 24-hour streaming service will feature ads and focus solely on women’s sports. An addition to the network is Athletes Unlimited, a consortium of leagues featuring Olympians and other world-class athletes, including professional softball, volleyball, lacrosse and basketball.
The Women’s Football Alliance became a league partner, joining the previously announced Ladies Professional Golf Association, US Ski and Snowboard and the World Surf League. On another level, sports and entertainment agency Octagon will provide social content showcasing their top sports talents.
Quattro Media, an action adventure sports company, is on board with the network’s team of collaborators, which includes Sports Innovation Lab, GoodSport and Empower Onyx.
The company is also bolstering its operations by hiring former Senior Vice President of Global Purpose at Adidas Nicole Vollebregt. The executive serves as interim director of merchandising and sits on the Fast Studios Women’s Sports Network Advisory Board. She left Adidas last year to serve as a mentor, investor and advocate for female entrepreneurs. Vollebregt is founder and co-CEO of We Are On Purpose.
Additionally, Olympic gold medalist and Sports Innovation Lab co-founder Angela Ruggiero has joined the Women’s Sports Network Advisory Board, which is led by ESPN veteran Carol Stiff and includes Allyson Felix and LaChina Robinson, among others.
According to Fast Studios CEO Stuart McLean, Sports Innovation Lab estimates that women’s sports could account for more than 30% of total global sports activity. As to whether the network plans to sell apparel in any format or partner with brands, a company spokeswoman said, “We anticipate strong collaborations with many brands in the world. clothing.”
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The Buffalo Bills have the bulk of the roster for the 2022 season, which is still over four months away. Free agency has ended and the only major roster moves remaining are the NFL Draft next weekend and rookie free agents.
The Bills were extremely busy in free agency. General manager Brandon Beane has made plenty of moves to bolster the roster, especially on defense. The Bills added five new defensive linemen, including stat edge rusher Von Miller.
The Bills also signed wide receiver Jamison Crowder and traded backup quarterback Case Keenum and brought back fan favorite Matt Barkley as the third quarterback.
Barkley’s addition is more for a locker room voice and he’s good friends with Josh Allen, which always helps.
The Bills have a ton of players with new jersey numbers. Barkley has worn No. 7 or No. 5 for most of his career, but will switch to No. 11 for his second stint at Buffalo.
Here are the rest of the new jersey numbers for the Bills in 2022.
Von Miller keeps his #40, while Keenum will wear #18. Like Barkley, he too usually wore No. 5 or No. 7 in the NFL. Those numbers are now echoed by wide receiver/kick returner Marquez Stevenson and cornerback Taron Johnson, who have gone from No. 24 to No. 7.
Shaq Lawson and Jordan Phillips retain their respective jersey numbers.
For some players, their uniform number doesn’t matter. For others it is extremely important and often has a special meaning for them.
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In a joint letter filed by attorneys for Brian Flores and the NFL, the league announced its intention to dismiss the former Dolphins coach’s race discrimination lawsuit or move it to arbitration.
The league has denied the racial discrimination claims, saying the charges are to be arbitrated as part of the employment contract with the NFL and its teams. The NFL also said the allegations have no legal basis because it must be proven that Flores would not have suffered discrimination had he not been black, which the league says is impossible under a trial.
“Mr. Flores himself alleges that he was fired by the Dolphins for reasons clearly unrelated to his run, including his alleged refusal to intentionally lose games or violate NFL rules,” the authors wrote. league lawyers.
Flores’ attorneys have pushed back against a motion to move the dispute to arbitration, saying it would remove transparency and stifle efforts to improve diversity in the NFL. They said the league denied their mediation efforts with the inclusion of a neutral third party, including retired federal judges and members of the legal and civil rights community.
NFL attorneys said the league is “committed to ongoing efforts to improve diversity among coaches and staff, and would welcome the involvement of plaintiffs and other Black coaches and executives in these efforts.”
Flores, who was fired by the Dolphins in January and later hired by the Pittsburgh Steelers as an assistant, accuses the league of racial discrimination in its hiring and firing practices, as well as allegations that several teams reportedly conducted mock interviews with him for head-coaching job offers.
Two black coaches, Steve Wilks and Ray Horton, joined Flores’ lawsuit earlier in the month, accusing the Arizona Cardinals and Tennessee Titans of racial discrimination, respectively. Wilks, who served as the Cardinals’ head coach for the 2018 season and was fired after a 3-13 result, was hired as a “bridge coach and had no significant chance of success.” Wilks, who is black,” was replaced by Kliff Kingsbury, who is white and had no NFL head coaching experience.
Horton, who is also black, claims he received a “completely fictionalized interview” for the Titans opener in January 2016. In a 2020 podcast interview, Mike Mularkey, who was hired over Horton, says the Titans management informed him that he was getting the job even though interviews were still ongoing.
Lawyers for the league said the two did not “identify[ied] any particular employment practice that disparately impacts black coaches or coach candidates.
Flores also accuses Dolphins owner Stephen Ross of offering $100,000 per loss during the 2019 season, allegations he has denied.
A first pre-hearing conference is scheduled for April 29.
This story was originally published April 21, 2022 6:52 p.m.
Daniel Oyefusi covers the Dolphins for the Miami Herald. A native of Towson, Maryland, he graduated from the University of Maryland: College Park. He previously covered the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.
The Northants got their season off to a good start with a first draw against Gloucestershire at the County Ground
John Sadler’s side opened their campaign a fortnight ago with a hard-earned home draw with Gloucestershire, then treated themselves to the luxury of a week off as they weren’t involved in the second round of matches.
But they are back in LV=Insurance County Championship action today (Thursday) against Yorkshire at Wantage Road, and it’s the start of a turbulent run of five games in less than five weeks.
After the clash with the White Rose, the Northants will face three away games at Essex (April 28), Surrey (May 5) and defending champions Warwickshire (May 12), before returning to base to play in Kent on May 19.
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The squad has been bolstered by the arrival of overseas signings Will Young and Matt Kelly, and Sadler is also blessed with the fact that he has no injuries to settle for.
But he knows next month will be a turbulent time for him and his players.
“It’s going to be tough, and it was important that we gave the guys some time,” the head coach said.
“We also managed to have some great family time over Easter which is virtually unheard of for a group of cricketers during the cricketing season.
“But that is now behind us and we have a solid five week block of fairly comprehensive and intense cricket that we are all ready for.
“We want to stay stuck, play good cricket, and hopefully the results will come too.”
Antonio Brown has done a lot in the months since his infamous release from the Buccaneers. One of the best receivers of his generation has appeared in high-profile sporting events, including a Grizzlies-Nets game in Brooklyn that took place a day after his midgame exit against the Jets.
Brown was also involved with Donda Sports, an agency and clothing company founded by Kanye West.
And on Wednesday morning, Brown released a rap album titled “Paradigm.”
The project features a host of high-profile artists, many with Western ties, including Fivio Foreign and Young Thug. Brown has also enlisted the help of more melodic vocalists, such as Keyshia Cole and Jacquees, whose suave tones provide a refreshing contrast to the rasp and harshness of Brown’s voice.
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Brown spits out bars on a variety of topics, including his controversial departure from the Bucs in January. In “Business Boomin”, Brown raps, “Sorry I ran off the field / I’m thriving. Gotta get my money back. I’m thriving.”
On “Put That S— On,” Brown adds, “Get out of your b— life like I’m off the pitch or something / AB, why you got the GOAT retiring? What’s your problem or something that?”
Brown delivers barbs throughout the project, including a reference to his failed trade with the Bills in 2019. Overall, the tape seems to indicate that Brown’s pursuit of a career in music is serious – before his Last fall, Brown hadn’t released a project since 2020’s “Himmothy.”
Despite his checkered football career, Brown’s skill on the pitch has been a constant in his musical endeavors. In 2020, Brown released a song called “Andrew Luck”, which featured a photo of Luck and Brown on the red carpet. “Pit Not the Palace”, his only single from his latest album, depicts both sides of Brown on the cover. One wears a crown while the other wears a football helmet.
Brown, 33, still hopes to return to the NFL, he told TMZ in March. But the four-time All-Pro receiver is recovering from an ankle injury, which he doesn’t expect to fix soon unless he’s offered a spot on an NFL team.
“I’m a gamer first,” Brown told TMZ. “I couldn’t even be in this position without being a footballer. So I never want to take that for granted. I would like to continue my career. I have a lot of game left.”
During the pandemic, many companies and governments have taken steps to implement “contactless” systems. For many restaurants and bars, this has meant moving away from paper menus. For others, it has manifested in steps to stop accepting cash payments.
The pandemic served as an accelerator for these “contactless” and “cashless” movements, as at first it was unclear whether COVID-19 could be transmitted after touching an infected surface. But this assumption has been carefully erased by further researchwhich finds an extremely low likelihood of infections being spread through touch.
COVID-19 is almost exclusively aerial.
Yet, as we look around us, the shift to “contactless” and “cashless” systems has not slowed down. During the pandemic, cashless businesses have more than doubled, according to to point-of-sale company Square.
Credit card companies and point-of-sale companies have been inspire and incite change, since cashless transactions allow them to take a set percentage from each sale. On the other hand, companies claim that it enables automation, which in turn reduces labor costs for companies.
Philadelphia became the first city in the United States to ban “cashless” businesses in 2019. New York, San Francisco, and the states of New Jersey and Rhode Island monitoring combination. Massachusetts has required all businesses to accept cash payments since the 1970s.
As the pandemic has accelerated the movement, other cities have followed suit, saying consumers who don’t have bank accounts and rely on cash are being kicked out of markets.
Miami-Dade County may be the next major metro area to ban most cashless businesses. County Commissioner Rene Garcia, a former state senator and Miami-Dade Republican Party chairman, introduced an ordinance that would impact the entire county.
WLRN recently spoke with Garcia about his order, which has already passed a committee hearing. The interview has been lightly edited for clarity.
WLRN: You introduced an ordinance that could pass later this year that would require most Miami-Dade retail businesses to accept cash. What made this issue an issue you decided to address?
GARCIA: I think from personal experience. Not too long ago I had a problem in Coral Gables with a parking situation that I ended up getting a ticket for. The machine was not working. And then I didn’t have the app. It’s just that the system was down or I couldn’t access a line and I ended up getting a ticket for it. I found it a bit frustrating.
And then pay attention to what happens. Everywhere you go, you start to see us go from legal tender to cashless situations.
I just think the only one who benefits from it, it is the banks. I’m not saying get rid of cashless and get rid of other payment options, but it shouldn’t eliminate cash. You should be able to accept legal tender.
Tens of millions of Americans don’t have credit cards or bank statements. You’re overlooking the ability for people to buy items because they don’t have the technology with them. It’s a. Second, the reason I say banks take advantage of this is that ultimately when you use a bank card or a credit card — most credit cards — you’re going to pay interest on top of that. And who does it hurt? Minority communities. Lower economic communities. That’s why I have serious problems.
Do we have a rough estimate here in Miami-Dade County of how many people use cash primarily?
No studies have been conducted on this. The only thing I know is what I see in my own neighborhood in the city of Hialeah – I represent Northwest Dade, which encompasses Hialeah, Miami Lakes and other areas. You see a lot of people who don’t have a credit card and are forced to not be able to buy simple items.
One of the reasons why some companies say they no longer use cash is that it helps automate much of the administrative work that comes with running a business. So, for example, instead of having an employee who manages and counts the money, he can automate it to some level and he feels that this can maximize the money he makes and maximize his profits. How would you respond to a business owner who might not like what you are trying to do?
I’m not telling them that they have to get rid of their automated processes. They can continue to have that. But until we change the lawful currency to the United States of America, you should be able to accept dollars. And that’s where I have some consternation and I think we’re getting into very murky waters when we start to eliminate money – our own money – from our own economy.
Is that something you would like to see focused on Tallahassee? Something done at the state level?
There was a law that was presented this year in Tallahassee, but unfortunately did not move. But I know other jurisdictions across the country are starting to realize that’s a problem.
Los Angeles Rams star receiver Cooper Kupp said Tuesday he’s not looking to reset a wide receiver market that has already exploded this offseason.
Kupp, who just completed a season in which he was named Super Bowl MVP and Offensive Player of the Year, is signed through 2023 with salaries of $14.5 million in 2022 and $14.25 million in dollars next season. The Rams have expressed that they would like to sign him for an extension.
But the receiving contract market has exploded this offseason with Davante Adams of the Las Vegas Raiders ($28.5 million per season) and Tyreek Hill of the Miami Dolphins ($30 million per season) each signing record deals at a week apart. Stefon Diggs of the Buffalo Bills, Christian Kirk of the Jacksonville Jaguars, Mike Williams of the Los Angeles Chargers and Chris Godwin of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers also signed lucrative contracts.
Kupp, 28, said he’s excited to see other wide receivers sign contracts this offseason because the wide receiver market is “stale.” But, when asked if he wanted to top those offers, Kupp said it wasn’t important to him.
“I don’t think that’s really the kind of approach I take,” he said. “I really think there’s a place where you want to be. There’s a place where you feel right. A place for me and for this organization. … I’m not trying to beat anybody. I don’t try to compare myself to anyone else, it’s more about being in a place that’s perfect for both parties.
Rams coach Sean McVay said Tuesday there had been “good dialogue” with Kupp and star defensive tackle Aaron Donald regarding new contracts and said reaching deals with the two “was always in the forefront of our thoughts”.
Sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Monday that San Francisco 49ers star Deebo Samuel, Tennessee Titans wide receiver AJ Brown and Washington Commanders wide receiver Terry McLaurin are looking for new contracts and should not participate in any field work during their respective teams’ voluntary offseason. .
Kupp, however, attends the Rams program and explained why it’s important to him.
“Well, I think it’s important to be here, to be with the guys and to be with this team,” he said. “The goal at the end of the day is to win a world title. Anything that’s going to get us to a place where we can compete for another world title, put us in a better position where we can be a better football team , that’s the goal. I think the best thing I can do is be part of it…”
Kupp led the NFL in receptions (145), receiving yards (1,947) and touchdowns (16) en route to being named the league’s top offensive player, then had two touchdown receptions in Win 23 -30 from the Rams over the Cincinnati Bengals – including Matthew Stafford’s game-winning reception with 1 minutes and 25 seconds left – to earn Super Bowl LVI MVP honors.
Birmingham Stallions quarterback J’Mar Smith guided the team to the first win in United States Football League history on Saturday night 28-24 over the New Jersey Generals.
Smith, who entered the game for starter Alex McGough, guided the Stallions to a 10-play, 59-yard drive that ended with a 2-yard rushing touchdown by the quarterback.
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J’Mar Smith #6 of the Birmingham Stallions reacts on the sidelines in the third quarter of the game against the New Jersey Generals at Protective Stadium on April 16, 2022 in Birmingham, Alabama. (Carmen Mandato/USFL/Getty Images)
During “Fox & Friends Weekend” on Sunday, Smith told co-host Abby Hornacek, “sometimes the quarterback just has to play for his team.”
He was 11 for 21 with 156 passing yards and one touchdown pass. He added 13 rushing yards and the game-winning touchdown. He told Hornacek his last game with Louisiana Tech at the 2019 Independence Bowl was what he was thinking about after running for the score. In that game, he scored on an 8-yard run in the fourth quarter to beat Miami.
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J’Mar Smith #6 of the Birmingham Stallions looks on during warm ups before the game against the New Jersey Generals at Protective Stadium on April 16, 2022 in Birmingham, Alabama. (Carmen Mandato/USFL/Getty Images)
“The clip that came to mind was the last bowling game we played,” Smith said. “The crowd really went crazy when I scored the last touchdown before the last moment of the bowling game in 2019. But it was just very electric to see the fans here – the USFL fans, the fans of the Birmingham Stallions was just long to return to this ground for sure.
Smith was among the first players to play in the new USFL and earning a win meant more to him.
“Being part of history, as you can tell, feels good. To get this win because we have meetings today, so that feels good,” Smith said. “But like I said, I just got out there and put on a show in front of the fans and the people who support us, there’s no better feeling than doing it for sure.”
J’Mar Smith #6 of the Birmingham Stallions looks to pass the ball in the second quarter of the game against the New Jersey Generals at Protective Stadium on April 16, 2022 in Birmingham, Alabama. (Carmen Mandato/USFL/Getty Images)
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Birmingham will look to go 2-0 on Saturday when they take on the Houston Gamblers at 7pm ET on FS1.
The Miami Dolphins likely won’t make any significant signings by the draft, but once the draft is over, things will change.
Miami will enter the 2022 draft without a first- or second-round selection and that suits them. Chris Grier and Brandon Shore handed out mega contracts to Tyreek Hill, Terron Armstead and Xavien Howard, no early picks lessen the financial blow for incoming recruits.
Despite that, don’t think Miami doesn’t have the money to spend. They do, and if they need to, they can always create more space by terminating some contracts, restructuring some deals, or even trading players. While I don’t see much coming during the draft, I do believe that a surge of interest in available free agents will occur after draft weekend.
Is there a timeline? Probably not strict. Miami will draft what they have and then add undrafted players to their roster. This year, I expect the number of players to be lower than in past years. It is after this Sunday when the UDFAs are added that Miami should return to the market.
Miami will have a better idea of what still needs to be met and salary demands tend to start to come down post-draft when players start accepting one-year contracts. This is where a JC Tretter type could be added to the roster.
For the Dolphins, the biggest window will come from mid-May to mid-June when OTAs and mini-camps take place. Then the long month without football starts from mid-June to the end of July when training camp begins. In the days leading up to camp, any lingering free agents who are still in the market will receive more interest, possibly from Miami.
For those watching or following, here’s the timeline we should expect to see potential additions ahead of training camp.
OMAHA, Neb., April 15, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Rally House, the trusted, locally-inspired, family-owned sports and merchandise retailer, continues to expand by entering a new market in Nebraska with locations to come in greater Omaha. This continued growth of the business will result in several new stores, beginning with Rally House Shadow Lake and Rally House Metro Crossing. Rally House is now looking to hire many positions as they prepare for store openings.
With roots in Kansas City, dating back to 1989, it’s impressive to see Rally House grow into a highly respected multi-state retailer with over 100 locations. The company is delighted to provide an assortment of local and team products to residents of the Omaha region.
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By offering an assortment of merchandise from name brands such as Nike, New Era and RALLY Brand™, Nebraskanians will have no trouble replacing fan-favorite programs and franchises with high-quality merchandise. Rally House also has a full selection of products available online at www.rallyhouse.com.
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The owner of a snow bike business in Cromwell says it was ‘a kick in the gut’ that thieves cleaned all his gear from a storage container just before the start of the winter season.
Hamish Goodall started Snowmoto in 2018 with a shipping container full of gear after discovering his dream sport in Canada. He arrived at his shipping container late Thursday afternoon to find it empty, with nearly $100,000 worth of gear he needs to operate this winter.
“I went to the storage container to do a few things and just realized it was all gone,” he says. “Everything was as I left it, but I opened the doors and was blown away. There was nothing left. From completely packed to nothing.
Goodall says his first reaction was “all profanity”.
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” I could not believe it !
“It’s a bit of a hectic start to winter.”
Although he’s partially insured, Goodall says that won’t be enough to cover the cost of the goods. It is offering a $10,000 reward for the return of all stolen equipment, which includes four specialized Kawasaki bikes as well as new winter safety gear, avalanche backpacks, helmets, goggles, boots and tools.
Goodall says the theft won’t stop him from operating for his fifth season. It already has over 100 pre-season bookings from mid-June. That’s as much business as he did for the whole of last season despite having just ‘gotten out of it’ due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and the border closure. A good pre-Covid season was 300-400 reservations.
“Sounds good,” he said. “I will be able to keep functioning, but it will just be a battle to get up to speed with all the gear.”
Goodall says he has a good relationship with his suppliers and is confident they will be able to help him.
“We will come back bigger and stronger. We will get there.
“It’s a huge obstacle that we don’t really need at this time of year before winter. It won’t affect any operations this winter, but it’s just a kick in the gut.
He posted details of the theft on Instagram and Facebook, garnering over 1,000 shares and huge support.
“Hopefully the power of social media will get some of that back, and then I’ll just have to work really hard and do some special orders and try to replace some things, but we’ll be back for the winter,” he says.
Goodall imports the equipment to build his bikes and estimates there are less than 20 bikes in New Zealand, and he knows all the owners.
The shipping container was in a remote location and he last visited it a few weeks ago. Half of his bikes were in another shop and luckily he already ordered more Camso track kits as he was planning to expand.
Goodall says the business was his dream since he was living in Canada, and it was great to be able to share the experience with other Kiwis and tourists. He started the business with six bikes and added to his pitches and expanded into night tours staying in cabins in the mountains.
Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa knows results are in store now that he has a stronger supporting cast around him. And he apparently embraces that.
Asked on The Fish Talk podcast if the increased attacking cast is putting pressure on him, Tagovailoa told hosts Seth Levit and OJ McDuffie:
“I think the pressure is everywhere, especially in any professional industry,” Tagovailoa said in his first extended comments since the end of the season. “Either you’re going to take this opportunity with the guys we have or you don’t. It is what it is. I look forward to taking advantage of this opportunity.
What did he think of the attacking additions – including Tyreek Hill, Terron Armstead, Chase Edmonds, Raheem Mostert, Connor Williams, Alec Ingold and Cedrick Wilson Jr?
“I guess the only word that can describe this is exciting,” Tagovailoa said. on the podcast, which was released on Thursday. “It’s an exciting time for all of us. Aside from the guys we’ve acquired, it’s going to take some work for all of us. We have to do the most important thing we are here for, which is to win games.
Tagovailoa addressed other issues:
▪ On his first impressions of coach Mike McDaniel, who publicly supported Tagovailoa:
“To get to know the coach as a person and to hang out and have conversations with him is who he is. Same person with just him and me talking. I find that quite unique.
“You are brought into this world where you have to be politically correct when the media speaks to you. With guys, you talk differently. You have two voices… The cool thing is that Coach McDaniel is still the same…
“He’s a person you can relate to in a lot of things. He makes you feel comfortable.”
▪ He said he didn’t know the crew was filming – or recording McDaniel’s audio – during the conversation McDaniel had with Tagovailoa when McDaniel was flying to South Florida to sign his contract for become a head coach.
“I never knew it was being filmed,” he said. “We were supposed to have a FaceTime call earlier today, but the coach got caught up in some stuff and I was playing golf. He told me to tell me when you’re done. He said, can we fix this time because I’m going to be on a plane to Miami…
“And I think what kind of plane is it, the WIFI must be strong. We FaceTimed on the plane. I was telling him how excited I am. I thought he was a pretty unique personality when I I heard him speak for the first time. It’s something I’ve never seen, especially since he’s the leader. He’s so optimistic, so positive.
▪ On the fact that he had six offensive coordinators in six seasons, including his time in Alabama: “It was difficult, but that’s football. Everyone has their own terminology of what they call a post, what they call a corner.
▪ On McDaniel’s staff and the atmosphere in the building: “Coach McDaniel did a great job, not only with his staff but with everyone. The new players, the guys we kept. Everyone in this building is optimistic. Everyone has a lot of character in the building. That says a lot about Coach McDaniel, a lot about Chris Grier – the communication between coach and Chris.
▪ On his relationship with Dolphins executive Dan Marino:
“It is extremely significant. The fact that someone like Dan attends our meetings, since it dates back to my rookie year, says a lot about Dan as a person. He has Dan Marino Boulevard or whatever. Dan knows who he is. For him to sit in our meetings, stop the tape and tell us his experiences, he shares these things. Success leaves traces.
No matter how much the game has changed, it’s still football. I think it’s amazing.
Tagovailoa spoke to McDaniel taking the stage at his charity event, his interest in musical instruments, advice from his father, his charitable foundation and other topics in this animated podcast with Levit and McDuffie.
Here’s my 6-pack of Thursday Dolphins with draft nuggets or more news.
This story was originally published April 14, 2022 6:23 p.m.
Barry Jackson has written for the Miami Herald since 1986 and has written the Florida Sports Buzz column since 2002.
eople between the ages of 5 and 22 experience a sports-related injury. This translates to 20 million lost school days and an estimated $33 billion in healthcare costs, according to the assistant secretary for planning and evaluation.
This month is National Youth Sports Safety Month, the perfect time to raise awareness about safety at athletics competitions, ball games and playgrounds at school and in communities. .
To keep children in the game and having fun, it is important that their safety is the number one concern of parents and coaches.
“We are approaching the spring sports season and it is important to be ready to change or increase our activities”, says Colleen Dupuis, DO sports medicine physician for Aspirus Health. “Preventing sports injuries starts with getting to a basic level of fitness, slowing down the intensity and frequency of activities, learning proper techniques for your sport, wearing the proper equipment appropriate, hydration, good nutrition and appropriate warm-ups and cool-downs.”
There are several ways to keep kids active while protecting them from potential injury.
Here are some helpful tips for training before the next big game:
Gear up – When kids are playing active sports, make sure they use protective gear, such as helmets, wrist guards, and knee and elbow pads, in addition to any other adaptive sports gear to their activity or their position as a player.
Use the right things. Make sure sports protective equipment is properly maintained and in good condition, for example, with no missing or broken buckles or compressed or worn padding. Ill-fitting gear can be uncomfortable and not provide adequate protection.
It is practice makes perfect. – Ask the children to learn and practice skills relevant to the activity they have chosen. For example, proper tackling technique is important in preventing injuries in football and soccer. Proper biomechanics, or movement and alignment, also plays a role in injury prevention in baseball, softball, and many other activities.
Be well conditioned – Be sure to slowly and safely increase activities to improve your physical fitness; being in good condition can protect participants from injury.
Pay attention to the temperature – Allow time for child athletes to gradually adapt to hot or humid environments to avoid heat-related injury or illness. Parents and coaches should pay close attention to ensure players are hydrated and dressed appropriately.
Be a good role model – Communicate positive safety messages and role model safe behavior, including wearing a helmet and following the rules.
“It’s important to teach your children to listen to their bodies and avoid playing through the pain,” said Doctor Dupuis. “Children should also take breaks during training. And they should have at least one day off a week to play sports so that their body can recover.
For more health insights, tune into Dr. Dupuis’ podcast on running safely.
For more information on injury prevention resources, visit Safe Kids | Aspire Healthcare.
Following a collaboration with Megan Thee Stallion for her inaugural collection, Cash by Cash App’s second apparel collection focuses on sustainability for a collection called Future Nature, inspired by the “richness of nature”.
By launching apparel, Cash App, a leading financial app in the United States, shines a light on how practicality and finance fit into everyday fashion. In particular, the Future Nature collection addresses convenience, affordability, style and eco-consciousness.
With the collection, Cash App said all proceeds from the collection will go to the Power Shift Network, a nonprofit group made up of youth-led social and environmental justice organizations working together to build the youth movement for clean energy and climate.
“Our new collection is inspired by the shapes, patterns, colors and textures of nature,” said Cash App Executive Creative Director Blažo Calovic. “With a number of limited-edition items that incorporate the concept of Bitcoin, our latest collection aims to bring a refreshing, organic, and unexpected aesthetic to the intersection of money and fashion.”
Notably, Cash by Cash App is designed in-house by the Cash App brand studio team and produced in Los Angeles. With sustainability in mind, the team has been very selective in sourcing materials from the Future Nature collection, using biodegradable materials and recycled fabrics. Utility was also a factor in the designs and can be seen particularly with handy hidden pockets for storing a cash card or cell phone.
The Future Nature collection features 34 ready-to-wear pieces ranging from staples to on-trend looks. Printed t-shirts, floral jumpsuits, knitted cardigans, patterned ponchos and more have a price range from $25 to $180.
Consumers can explore the collection through an immersive digital experience that includes an option to view the garments in 3D. On the Cash by Cash app website, shoppers can scroll through looks via augmented reality and drop off models wearing the clothes at a salon, park, or wherever they choose to explore for a 360-degree look. on the clothes. details.
With this playful digital shopping experience, the company aims to give consumers the opportunity to interact with the collection in a tactile way. Customers can also click to buy for a seamless checkout process that only takes seconds.
The Future Nature drop marks Cash Apps’ first integrated retail experience with Afterpay, allowing customers to buy now, pay later or purchase items with their payment card. Customers who purchase the new clothes using the Cash App will receive a 25% discount.
LSU’s most decorated female student-athlete will become the first in school history to earn her own statue, the school announced.
The statue of women’s basketball legend Seimone Augustus will stand in front of the Pete Maravich Assembly Center and join portraits of Pete Maravich, Bob Pettit and Shaquille O’Neal as former Great Tigers honored in this manner, it was announced Monday officials. Augustus’ No. 33 jersey has hung from the center rafters since Jan. 26, 2010, when she became the first female student-athlete at LSU to have her jersey retired.
During her college career, Augustus was one of the deadliest scorers in women’s basketball history. She is one of five Tigers to surpass the 2,000-point mark, ending her career with 2,702 points, the second-highest total in program history. In 391 WNBA regular season games, Augustus scored over 6,000 points and ranks among the league’s top 10 all-time scorers.
“A statue of Seimone Augustus befits a student-athlete whose talents, accomplishments and impact will forever stand the test of time,” LSU Athletic Director Scott Woodward said in a press release. “Seimone came to LSU as one of the most heralded recruits in school history, and she left a legacy on our campus, our state, and the sport of basketball that will never fade. “
The Minnesota Lynx selected Augustus as the No. 1 pick in the 2006 WNBA Draft and she went on to help the franchise win four championships during her 15-year WNBA career. She was named WNBA Rookie of the Year in 2006 and MVP of the 2011 WNBA Finals. She was also an eight-time All-Star and won three gold medals as a member of the United States Olympic Team in 2008, 2012 and 2016.
“Seimone Augustus is one of the greatest players in the history of our game. She has been successful at all levels of basketball and what she has done for this program and this university deserves recognition. I am proud that we are able to honor Seimone with a statue where our fans can forever reflect on her impact and greatness,” said LSU women’s basketball head coach Kim Mulkey.
Already cast, the statue will be unveiled in the coming months.
“Words cannot express the gratitude I feel in my heart,” Augustus said of the recognition. “Leaving a timeless legacy of inspiration for generations to follow is a lifelong goal, and with this announcement I am humbly honored. Representing Louisiana has always been and always will be a driving force in my continued quest for greatness.
Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jaylen Waddle is ready to take on new teammate Tyreek Hill, who has long been one of the fastest players in the NFL.
waddle says Omar Kelly of South Florida Sun Sentinel he wasn’t surprised Hill put down the gauntlet when he arrived in Miami, with the former Kansas City Chiefs star saying, “The Cheetah still has to prove he’s the fastest on the team.”
“I already knew it was coming,” Waddle said.
The 2021 first-round pick said his preparations for this matchup began 24 hours later.
“The next day I said [to myself], ‘I know he will try to run. Let me get on those legs real quick,” Waddle told Kelly. “I already know a race is coming.”
Regardless of who wins the race, which will likely take place during training camp, the Dolphins now have the chance to field one of the most dangerous receiver tandems in the league.
Waddle recorded 104 receptions for 1,015 yards and six touchdowns as a rookie.
Hill is a six-time Pro Bowl selection who recorded a career-high 111 catches for 1,239 yards and nine scores in his final season with the Chiefs.
Their game-changing ability will be important in what could be a breakthrough year for quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, who enters his third NFL season without having firmly established himself as a franchise QB.
If Tagovailoa is able to take this next step in his development with Waddle and Hill at his disposal, the Dolphins could become a contender for the AFC.
Home » News » From office to adventure: Suunto adds titanium to its 9 Peak sports watch
This week, the adventure watch specialist has supplemented its high-performance 9 Peak series with a high-end variant for smooth transitions from the office to the outdoors.
Suunto has long sought to dominate the sports watch pack with high-tech models that also prioritize weight and portability. Now, its new 9 Peak Full Titanium Black edition targets more refined tastes.
And it’s one of the few times we’ve seen titanium used to make gear. heavier. Here are the details.
Suunto 9 Peak full titanium GPS watch
The most recent update to the top of the Suunto range is the 9 Peak fitness watch, which offered a best-in-class 170-hour battery life and over 80 sport modes. And all this in a package that is almost 40% lighter than its predecessor.
Down that? Suunto goes there with the new titanium successor, in the only way possible: with steez. The watch’s “diamond-shaped” beveled titanium cuff is striking enough to stand out in the sports category, yet understated enough to feel like it belongs there.
And bonus points for the brand: it forged the new 9 Peak using 100% renewable and carbon-neutral processes.
Titanium for the boardroom, silicone for the backcountry
Replace the silicone wristband and you’re ready to run, bike, hike, kayak, SUP, swim, ski, circuit – even climb, paraglide or cheerleader – and run. one of 80 built-in sports modes.
The 9 Peak Full Titanium Black comes with all the features that made the original Suunto successful sports watch. Water resistance up to 100m, Suunto app integration, advanced GPS navigation, immense battery life, various fitness monitors and one-hour quick charge are all on board.
“With this new top-of-the-line Suunto Peak model, users have an all-in-one watch to pursue cutting-edge experiences in nature and simultaneously deliver a sleek, elevated look off the beaten path,” said Heikki Norta. , president of Suunto.
“The Suunto 9 Peak Full Titanium Black truly reflects our design ethos of creating high quality and durable sports watches without compromise with a minimalist Nordic aesthetic, and we are thrilled to bring this new offering to market.”
Availability and prices
As a luxury gem, Suunto plans to launch the watch with a multi-tiered approach. It granted pre-order access to select markets via Suunto.com April 5. Next, the company will expand its availability through a limited number of European partners on April 12.
The mere mortals among us can expect to get our paws dirty on the Suunto 9 Peak Full Titanium Black in May 2022. The whole set – watch, titanium band and silicone sports band – costs $1,099 MSRP.
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Some Etsy sellers are going on strike to protest higher seller transaction fees because they believe selling in the marketplace has gotten tougher in recent years.
On Feb. 24, Etsy CEO Josh Silverman told investors the company was raising transaction fees for sellers after record sales. Etsy is expected to increase its fee from 5% per sale to 6.5%, marking a 30% increase.
“We’re investing more than $50 million in customer support this year and growing our team by more than 20%,”wrote Etsy’s version regarding fee increases. In response, thousands of Etsy sellersorganized to strike by closing their stores between April 11 and April 18.
The strike organizers listed demands that include reversing the latest fee increase, cracking down on resellers and ending the Star Seller program – which has been criticized for requiring sellers to meet specific sales and shipping metrics. A number of sellers have told Modern Retail that while they will participate in the strike by closing their stores, it may be difficult to permanently stay off the platform; Etsy’s reach is unique when it comes to owning handmade goods or a vintage business.
Some of these sellers have tested other e-commerce platforms, such as Shopify and Big Cartel, but found themselves returning to the platform due to its wide following and streamlined international fulfillment. In turn, the strike has further raised concerns about Etsy’s hold on artisans and their income.
An Etsy spokesperson told Modern Retail that “the success of our sellers is a top priority for Etsy. We are always receptive to feedback from sellers and, in fact, the new fee structure will allow us to increase our investments in the areas described in the petition, including marketing, customer support and removal of listings that do not comply. our policies. The spokesperson added that the company is “committed to delivering great value to our 5.3 million sellers.”
Increasingly unmanageable costs
Over the past two years, Etsy has evolved from an e-commerce platform for artisans selling homemade items to a more sophisticated global e-commerce platform. At the end of its fiscal year 2021, Etsy had 7.5 million active sellers, up 72% year-over-year.
During the pandemic, its sales grew thanks to the influx of purchases of masks and decorations from customers. Between 2019 and 2020, Etsy’s revenue jumped 111% to $1.7 billion, according to the company.
Since then, the company’s strategy has focused on international acquisitions and the development of its advertising network. Since taking over as CEO in 2016, Silverman has grown Etsy to compete with Amazon by improving product search and advertising capabilities. However, these improvements have also resulted in increased additional costs for many sellers over the years.
But the straw that broke the camel’s back for many sellers was the latest fee increase.
An Etsy seller, who asked to remain anonymous, said he runs a niche shop studded leather jewelry sale was particularly difficult due to supply shortages. “Sales are further reduced by the price increases I have to implement to pay for my supplies and labor, in addition to fees.” She said she would join the strike “and probably quit Etsy altogether” if the new fee policy is implemented.
“When I opened my shop about seven years ago, the fees were minimal,” she said. “But now I find myself short after every sale.” Etsy’s ad program alone costs the seller about $50 a month, she said feels she needs to participate to generate substantial sales.
As an example of the magnitude of the impact these sales have had on her business, the anonymous Etsy seller said that right now a $40 Etsy sale would result in a profit of about $16. after various costs. Previously, the same transaction brought him income close to 80% of the total sale, or about $32.
International sellers are another group that has been particularly hard hit by rising costs in recent years.
Spain-based Etsy seller Ian Torres started selling stickers on Etsy in December 2018, earning him revenue every month. “2020 was a big year for me selling patches, and 2021 was even bigger,” he said. “However, fees start accumulating every time you sell a product,” Torres explained.
“Last year, I paid around €3,000 in seller transaction fees alone,” he said. “Etsy has a great marketplace, but I don’t think the fees match the quality of service.” Torres specifically pointed out the additional hurdles of being a non-US-based store. For example, Etsy encourages sellers to offer free shipping on orders over $35. “They reward ads that add that functionality,” he said, but for stores like his, he ends up losing money paying shipping out of pocket. “The other option is to raise prices to balance these charges, with customers outside the US paying more for the same item.”
Overall, Etsy’s anonymous seller called the increased fees a “sign of corporate greed,” instead of investing in helpful tools for sellers. “Treat people who make crafts – often in their spare time – like Amazon and expect sellers to be available to customers 24/7, ship orders immediately and offer free shipping is cruel,” the seller said.
The reality of leaving Etsy for another platform
The anonymous Etsy seller plans to create a Shopify, Squarespace “or even a WordPress site” to sell her handmade jewelry.
But that’s easier said than done; “Other sites offer a similar platform, but none have the reach or name recognition of Etsy for handmade items,” she said.
For sellers, other platforms trying to compete with Etsy have several limitations. Running a Shopify store, for example, has lower transaction fees, but requires the seller to pay their own cross-border fees, such as European Union VAT.
Torres agreed, saying adding an accompanying shop takes more work and often generates fewer sales than Etsy. “If you have the audience to start with, you can thrive outside of Etsy,” Torres said. Often, sales derived from social media come from a fluke, he said. “Sometimes you have to pray the algorithm,” he continued.
Still, Torres created a Shopify page in 2021 to sell clothes, which he said was “a struggle” to fit his preferences.
But he said, “I’m glad I did [the Shopify store]as I will now have a much smoother transition when I leave Etsy, which I plan to do when the strike ends.
Other sellers who spoke to Modern Retail said they’ve tested platforms other than Etsy with mixed results.
A second anonymous seller — who uses the pronouns they/them — told Modern Retail that they launched their illustration-based shop on Etsy in 2015. In 2018, they switched to Shopify when Etsy grew their 3.5% to 5% seller transaction fees. Then, in 2020, they experimented with moving their store to Big Cartel.
In Shopify and Big Cartel, the anonymous seller faced the same challenge: Generating sales depended on building a following on social media platforms like Instagram and Pinterest, since neither Shopify nor Big Cartel have a marketplace. like Etsy. And the seller didn’t have many followers – less than 5,000 followers across all platforms combined.
Ultimately, the second anonymous seller chose to return to Etsy last year because of another issue: He wanted to better serve the needs of his international buyers who were having trouble with Big Cartel VAT charges. “The increased fees didn’t bother me much anymore, as I felt it was manageable,” they said.
“Most sellers maintain an Etsy shop for ease of international shipping, VAT taxes, and passive advertising,” the second anonymous seller explained. “But if sellers are well organized with their inventory, it’s definitely worth looking to other sites like Shopify, Big Cartel, or Ko-fi.”
Still, for many Etsy sellers, the idea of switching to another platform is great. “I’ve thought many times about leaving to start my own shop, but Etsy’s embedded audience feels like it would be too big a loss, especially after spending so many years building my business on the platform. shape,” said Etsy seller Alex Kittle. Kittle opened his Etsy shop in 2010, but quit his day job to focus on his full-time art business in 2019.
She also highlighted her store’s high star rating, accumulated sales and loyal customers. “Starting from scratch at this point is a lot of work.”
However, if the new fees are implemented, Kittle plans to finally test a non-Etsy platform she wanted to try: Ko-fi. The creators’ platform is similar to Patreon and last year introduced an e-commerce option to attract sellers, Kittle said. “While it’s definitely more stripped down than Etsy, the fees are minimal and the set-up experience is simple,” Kittle said. “I just hope people come.”
British author Jack Higgins, who wrote ‘The Eagle Has Landed’ and other bestselling spy thrillers and novels, has died. He was 92 years old.
Publisher HarperCollins said Higgins died at his home on the island of Jersey in the English Channel, surrounded by his family.
Born Henry Patterson in Newcastle, England, in July 1929, Higgins served in the army before studying sociology at the London School of Economics. He became a teacher in the northern city of Leeds and a writer in his spare time, with novels selling modestly from the late 1950s.
That changed with the publication in 1975 of “The Eagle Has Landed”, about a fictional World War II plot to kidnap British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. In a 2010 interview with The Guardian, Higgins recounted a crucial call from his accountant.
“He asked me what I wanted out of my writing,” Higgins said. “I replied that I wasn’t really sure, before adding jokingly that it would be nice to make a million by the time I retire. He then said, ‘Well you’re a fucking dick. ‘fool. Because you just made so much this week. What are you going to do about that?'”
He was advised to leave England due to 1970s tax rates and settled with his family in Jersey.
“The Eagle Has Landed” became more popular after the release of the 1976 film adaptation. Michael Caine, Donald Sutherland and Robert Duvall were among the stars of the eponymous film which was a box office success.
In a statement, HarperCollins chief executive Charlie Redmayne said Higgins’ death marked “the end of an era”.
“I’ve been a fan of Jack Higgins for longer than I can remember. He was a classic thriller writer: instinctive, tough, relentless,” he said.
“The Eagle Has Landed and his other books by Liam Devlin, his later series by Sean Dillon, and so many others were and remain absolutely unassailable.”
Patterson has written nearly 80 books, most under the pseudonym Jack Higgins. Other Higgins tracks include “The Eagle Has Flightn”, “Angel of Death”, “Day of Reckoning”, and “A Darker Place”.
According to his publisher’s website, the novels have sold over 250 million copies and been translated into dozens of languages.
His survivors include his wife, Denise, and four children from his previous marriage.
Running backs don’t normally deserve consideration for a team’s first draft pick. They shouldn’t either, as I’m in the camp that a fullback isn’t a premium choice unless it’s exceptional and a competitor’s missing piece.
But again, most teams that make that decision do so on Thursday night with their first-round pick. Miami doesn’t have that problem, thanks to the trade with superstar WR Tyreek Hill. The Dolphins don’t pick until the third round with overall pick #102.
So, is the running back worth considering there? Although the Dolphins have made two signings this offseason at this position, I would still say it’s at least worth considering, especially when there’s a player like Dameon Pierce potentially waiting there. (Yes, I can hear you IOL/LB stans pounding your keyboards right now.)
Pierce is built like a tank at 5’9″, 220 pounds, and he runs like that. Hard to tackle, he averaged 5.5 yards per carry in 48 games at Florida. However, he was grossly under- used by Florida staff, only carrying the ball 329 times over 4 years, so he has some tread left on the tires.
What I love about Pierce is that he’s built to run between tackles at 220lbs with a low center of gravity – and he certainly can do that…but he might be at his best when he’s running off tackle. He has good vision and seems to find the optimal path to open up space. He’s also been involved in the passing game during his limited time on the field, catching 19 passes for 216 yards and 3 touchdowns last year. By comparison, UTSA-used Sincere McCormick — another intriguing runner — carried 298 times last year while making 22 catches for 184 yards.
He is also more than capable of protecting Tua Tagovailoa:
Running backs you can trust in pass protection have never been more valuable in the NFL than they are today
The question remains: is a running back worth considering when Miami just signed two fullbacks and has other needs? Given who they signed, I’d say that’s still the case. Chase Edmonds was very effective in Arizona, but shared with (and was the thunderbolt of) James Conner. Raheem Mostert – whose skills I love – has lacked the most important ability throughout his career: availability. Not to mention that he has a one-year contract. Neither player seems to fill an early, long-term role.
Long story short, I think Pierce has the makeup and the skills to run smart, hard, and efficiently in the NFL, as well as contribute to the transmission.
What do you think, Miami fans? Would you be satisfied with this selection, whether at 102 or 125? Or are you giving up on running back altogether, given the reduced number of choices and other needs? Let’s listen to this.
The Prison Service benefited from a display of several items of cricket equipment from the Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board which will be used in inmate rehabilitation programs.
The handover was made on Tuesday by TTCB Chairman Azim Bassarath to Prison Officers 1 Sean Ramnarine and Stephen Farrell at Balmain’s National Cricket Centre, Couva. It is expected that the donation of Windball bats and balls will greatly assist in recreational activities in which inmates and officers participate.
Bassarath said he was very pleased to be involved in the prison services initiative to provide activities for prisoners to contribute to their health and well-being as well as to prepare them for their eventual release into the prison. society.
The cricket boss said it was important for the TTCB to create opportunities in sport for everyone and become truly inclusive regardless of status. He said it was not the first time the national cricket organization had partnered with the prison service.
“You may recall that the TTCB had piloted a project with the Association of Arbitrators to train inmates and officers in arbitrating, which was very successful. It was the hope that inmates upon their release could progress and adopt the specialized training they received to earn a decent income officiating cricket matches,” Bassarath said.
The President of TTCB commended the Prison Service for its keen interest in channeling the interest and energies of inmates into wholesome and useful activity. He pledged the full support of the TTCB in similar efforts in the future.
ALPHARETTA, Ga. – North American Properties announced five new brands coming to Avalon from Alpharetta in the coming months.
The list includes Aerie and Offline, Allbirds, Electric Gamebox and Freebird.
“Our team’s ability to create experiences that continually attract top retailers to seek space in Avalon is unmatched,” said Adam Schwegman, Partner and Senior Vice President of Leasing, North American Properties. “Avalon is already home to nearly 100 retailers and restaurants, and we look forward to bringing these new concepts to complement our suite of premium offerings.”
Retail brands Aerie and Offline by Aerie sell women’s clothing with a focus on inclusivity and body positivity.
Allbirds is a sustainable clothing and footwear brand whose products are made with environmentally friendly materials. The Allbirds store and community center is set to open in May, taking over the space that once housed Lululemon.
Electric Gamebox also joins Avalon, a virtual reality gaming experience where players use their bodies as controllers. Electric Gamebox offers a variety of play options for ages 5 and up.
Freebird, a Denver-based shoe brand, prides itself on its handcrafted, well-constructed shoes.
More recently, Lilly Pulitzer joined Avalon earlier this month with a grand opening celebration. Rowan will hold a grand opening on April 15. North American Properties said Makers Marker is also expected to open later in the spring.
For more information on new openings at Avalon, visit experienceavalon.com.
Andrew McCutchen got the first hit of the year, against the still-dormant Ivy at Wrigley Field. He delivered as the designated hitter in the National League. Also wearing a Roberto Clemente No. 21 patch.
A little later on Opening Day, Nico Hoerner hit the first home run of 2022. He connected to a pitcher who used an electronic bracelet to receive his signals from the catcher.
Shortly after, in another yard, the Cleveland Guardians took the field for the first time.
New season, and definitely a new look throughout Major League Baseball.
And if the weather wasn’t quite summery in some places on Thursday, well, who cares?
“It can be cold, it can be windy. But it’s opening day,” Cardinals fan Mary Welsh of Belleville, Ill., said at Busch Stadium before St. Louis hosted Pittsburgh.
Near Disneyland, where temperatures were approaching 100 degrees, AL MVP Shohei Ohtani kicked his heat to 100 mph and took his swings for the Los Angeles Angels.
Late night in Phoenix, after Padres starter Yu Darvish tossed six no-hitter innings, rookie Seth Beer homered three-run in the ninth to give Arizona a comeback win on the Day national beer in the United States.
In Atlanta, the Braves celebrated their World Series championship with a pre-game parade. At every stage, referees began to have their say – this year they joined referees from other sports in announcing replay review decisions to the crowd.
As seats filled up in rainy Washington, chilly Kansas City and more, it looked like fans had decided that the owners’ 99-day lockdown that delayed spring training and pushed back Opening Day by a week wouldn’t deter them from coming back.
Wearing an Ernie Banks jersey, Philip Lijewski, 23, of Guthrie, Oklahoma, enjoyed the view at Wrigley as the Chicago Cubs and Milwaukee Brewers relaxed. He said the anger and acrimony over the labor dispute hadn’t dampened his enthusiasm for the game.
“Not really,” Lijewski said. “I’m glad they reached a conclusion sooner rather than later. I was disappointed that we couldn’t do it on April 4th. But today is April 7, so not too many days later.
More than eight months after announcing a new change, Cleveland played its first regular season game as the Guardians. Known as the Indians since 1915, the club made the switch in the interest of social justice.
Cleveland wore their road uniforms for the game in Kansas City, with the city’s name on the jersey.
“Supporting the city is what matters,” star pitcher Shane Bieber said a day before the opener. “Going out there with my teammates, doing it the right way is really all we can do. It was a bit different getting used to the change, but I would say we are all getting used to it day by day. “
Many stars from other sports were at Kauffman Stadium to watch top prospect Bobby Witt Jr. and the Royals beat the Guardians 3-1. Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid and several of his players were in attendance, as were members of the Kansas basketball team, which rallied against North Carolina in the men’s championship game at the NCAA Monday night in New Orleans.
A strong wind made it feel much colder than the 47-degree temperature during the game, and intermittent drizzle turned into streaky ice pellets during the national anthem.
After earlier rains at Yankee Stadium and Target Field, the Brewers-Cubs game became the first of the season.
It was a raw 44 degrees when Chicago right-hander Kyle Hendricks threw the first pitch, which Kolten Wong threw for a wind-blown popout.
McCutchen doubled in the second inning for the first hit of the season, then singled and scored in the fourth for the first run. NL MVP in 2013, McCutchen, 35, was Milwaukee’s designated hitter.
As part of MLB’s working agreement, the National League has now permanently adopted the designated hitter – the American League began using him in 1973, and the NL added him for the 2020 season shortened by the pandemic before returning to let the pitchers strike last year.
Before the Cubs hit in the bottom of the third, the video card in left field showed a clip dedicated to pitchers hitting with Sarah McLachlan’s “I Will Remember You” serving as the soundtrack.
“Thank you pitchers. See you soon,” he said at the end.
McCutchen is among several active Roberto Clemente Award winners who will wear number 21 — the number worn by the late Pirates Hall of Famer — on the back of their hats and helmets for the rest of their careers.
MLB said it was a “special tribute to his enduring legacy.” The announcement was timed for the 50th anniversary of the year in which Clemente, Puerto Rico’s Pittsburgh great, died in a plane crash during a humanitarian relief effort.
“It’s a privilege. An honor,” said Nationals slugger Nelson Cruz, the most Clemente Award recipient. “He means so much to baseball in general. He was an example to follow – how to be professional, on and off the pitch. A remarkable player and a remarkable human being who lost his life trying to help others.
“He paid the ultimate price, and whatever we do is not enough,” he said.
Hoerner threw the first homer, a two-run drive for the Cubs from NL Cy Young Award winner Corbin Burnes. Brewers catcher Omar Narváez and Burnes used the new approved electronic pitch calling system – Narváez could press a button on his wristband to signal what he wanted to pitch, without fear of wiggling his fingers and getting robbed the sign.
Not that Hoerner needed any help, apparently.
“Who had Nico in the first group of circuits?” Cubs manager David Ross joked after the 5-4 win.
In St. Louis, Tommy Edman’s drive became the first play that resulted in a referee announcing the result of a replay check.
“Upon review, the call is affirmed. Home run,” team manager Jim Reynolds succinctly told the cheering Cardinals crowd.
AP baseball writer Jay Cohen, AP sportswriters Tom Withers and Dave Skretta, and AP freelance writer Steve Overbey contributed to this report.
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Part 1 of the latest SI Fan Nation All Dolphins mailbag:
From Reza Hariri (@Therealrezpect1):
Hi Alain, being a former SDSU, I approve of taking our bettor in the 5th round. I still think we need to address edge, C, ILB and big back. Do you see the draft as the way to fill these holes or are we going to tap into Tier 2 FA? Some intriguing names at LB, C & Edge. We have dollars to spend.
Editor’s Note: This question was sent before the Dolphins signed veteran punter Thomas Morstead, which supports the idea of signing Araiza. The Dolphins are returning their top 15 defensive players by snaps played in 2021, so I don’t think there’s a major need right now beyond adding depth and potential future contributors. As for a center, yes, I could see the Dolphins picking up a veteran for depth in the second wave of free agency and I could definitely consider someone Cole Strange or Luke Fortner available at the end of the third round.
From Jorge Boyd (@raga1922):
Hi Alain, will the Dolphins current roster RBs be good enough to propel the offense to be a 15th best offense this season?
Hey Jorge, I would answer that with a resounding yes, provided they stay healthy because Chase Edmonds and Raheem Mostert both have big play ability and they should complement the big play potential of wide receivers like Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle. Let’s face it, Mostert-Edmonds looks like the best Dolphins RB tandem in a few years.
From Phinaholic (@dana_buice):
Hey my friend, after this incredible offseason how strong are the Dolphins? Attack or defence?
Hey Dana, that’s a very interesting question and I’d say it’s very close because I believe the offense has (almost) caught up to the defense with all the off-season additions. If I had to pick one now, I think it could go with a slight advantage on defense, but that could easily change.
From Mcdrip’s twin (@TheGreatPhinsby):
Yo Alan!! What is the energy so far in the building? Who was a pleasant surprise for you?
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Hey GP (Great Phinsby), understand that all the Dolphins did this week after opening the offseason program was strength and conditioning, and it wasn’t done in front of the media. So I can’t tell you who was a surprise. When it comes to energy, it’s always a good time of year as things start fresh and this year there’s the added element of having a new head coach.
From Scott Eckenrode (@snake21104):
Why this lack of interest in JC Tretter? It would be a clear and not so expensive upgrade. We know that the five starters will not play 17 games.
Hey Scott, Tretter earned $9.1 million in base salary with Cleveland last year, so I’m not sure where we get the “not so expensive” part. Additionally, he hardly ever practiced during the season due to knee issues, despite managing to play (and start) in 16 of the Browns’ 17 games. So, no, it’s not as simple as saying, “Tretter’s over there, so let’s sign him.”
From Kerry Patrick (@coachgavin):
Both X and Ogbah referred to a different, more positive vibe around the establishment. Was that obvious to you as well, and how do you think that will manifest once we get into the thick of the season?
Hey Kerry, this is a topic that’s come up fairly recently and I’ll just say this: it should be pretty obvious by now that Mike McDaniel is a lot more of a player’s coach than his predecessor, so it would make sense that there would have a more positive vibe but I would caution against overdoing it right now because it’s also April when all the players are doing strength and conditioning work and X and Ogbah have just signed lucrative new contracts , so they have every right to be happy about everything these days. In the final analysis, the idea that a “positive vibe” will affect what happens in the regular season probably doesn’t apply. As proof, New England has been known for a long, long time as not exactly a great place to work, but the Patriots certainly haven’t seen their bottom line suffer.
From E-Rod (@phinfan2003):
Does Queiroz Neto or Coleman have a chance to be part of this team in this attack?
Hey E-Rod, I’m sorry to let you know that Durval Queiroz Neto isn’t even on the list anymore. His contract with the practice squad expired and the team didn’t bother to re-sign him to a “term” contract. As for Coleman, before he spent the whole of last year on IR, he looked very overwhelmed in practice, so I’d put him as a long shot to make the team.
From Brian Dougherty (@BrianBoru619):
Any chance the Dolphins take over Araiza? We don’t have much choice but this guy could really help us.
It was a question sent before the Dolphins signed veteran punter Thomas Morstead, and his arrival pretty much ended the idea of using a draft pick on Araiza — no matter how good a kicking prospect was. clearance.
SCOTT have announced new additions to their roster of 2022 Pro Triathletes, and with it solved one of the mysteries of the sport over the past 12 months…why doesn’t Magnus Ditlev have a bike sponsor?!
What’s interesting to note is that all of the athletes below have been signed for two years, a great sign of confidence both in the athletes and confidence in the prospects of the sport at large.
No change for Sebastian
While there are a few new names added below, SCOTT’s oldest and hottest athlete will remain on their roster until the end of his career. It is of course that of Germany Sebastien Kienlethe two-time IRONMAN 70.3 World Champion and 2014 IRONMAN World Champion, who is one of the sport’s most respected and decorated athletes for the past decade-plus.
2022 represents the “last dance” for Sebi in terms of pursuing championship success, before he ends a spectacular career in 2023, competing in some of his bucket list races.
Kienle has been riding a SCOTT Plasma for so long that I have absolutely no memory of him racing on anything else. It’s a great brand combination from a partnership that has stood the test of time. A win-win all around.
“I am happy to end my triathlon career as it began, with a solid company like SCOTT behind me. It has been a pleasure working with them over the past 12 years and I look forward to seeing what the future may bring.
More duct tape for Magnus?!
Based on statistics from the PTO ranking at least, Denmark Magnus Ditlev is currently considered the strongest cyclist in the sport. Despite being just 24 years old, he’s proven he’s good at so much more than fast bike splits, scoring victories at IRONMAN 70.3 Cascais and Challenge Budva, as well as a host of podium finishes. in 2021.
Eighth place in the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship gave a glimpse of his future potential.
Early last year, we took a detailed look at Magnus’ previous journey – which included tape, cardboard and yoga mat customizations (!) – somewhat confused that someone with so much talent and obvious future potential, was not supported by any of the major brands. We are happy to see that his performances are now rewarded.
“By partnering with SCOTT, I’m thrilled to have the chance to work with a team that has the same ambitions and a dedicated attitude towards every aspect and detail of their bikes. When I’m at the finish line in a racing, I want to be sure that I’m running with the fastest equipment available, and I truly believe that SCOTT delivers that.
Aussie Ashleigh’s new bike
This one is of course not a surprise, because ashleigh sweet opened a new chapter in his triathlon career – on the SCOTT Plasma 6 – with a landslide victory last month at CLASH Miami.
Fourth last weekend at IRONMAN 70.3 Oceanside, Gentle will surely be in contention for a spot on Team Internationals later this year at the second edition of the Collins Cup.
There’s clearly plenty of talent in Scandinavia at the moment, as joining Magnus Ditlev in SCOTT’s new addition is the Swede Rasmus Svenningsson.
Mainly focused on iron distance racing in 2021, Rasmus was victorious at Lake Placid, second in Austria and third at IRONMAN South Africa. Already the #15 ranked athlete in the PTO at the time of writing, he is still a relative novice in the pro ranks, with his best yet to come.
“The pedigree of success can only be achieved through an uncompromising passion for absolute world-class performance. I have always practiced this exact no-compromise approach, I feel beyond excited to partner with a brand that shares these fundamental values so sincerely.
Nick Auditore Represents (NAR) began its journey in 2012. Our mission is to passionately advocate and commercially optimize every brand we represent. Our vision is to bring the power of the global and local leagues we represent to life, from the stadiums to the streets, by creating products that allow every fan to wear them in their own way.
The exciting brands and leagues we partner with include Major League Baseball (MLB), National Basketball League (NBA), National Football League (NFL), National Hockey League (NHL), National Rugby League (NRL) , the Australian Football League (AFL) and the Federation de Ligue de Football (FFA).
Can you imagine having the opportunity to design trendy streetwear for Mitchell & Ness? Think classic Chicago Bulls t-shirts or vintage NFL Raiders tops.
We have an exciting and rare opportunity for an experienced senior designer to join our passionate and talented team. The role will be to set the direction for the new season based on market trends and themes for the Mitchell & Ness brand. The successful candidate will have knowledge of emerging trends and the ability to come up with new design ideas.
Lead the design of seasonal assortments with style, SKU and build needs to enable the company to exceed its financial goals
Communicate with business design management and lead new product design opportunities
Respond to design needs on time
Work in collaboration with the Product Line Managers/Coordinators to meet the product needs of the seasonal ranges
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Make technical and precise drawings for the production of garments
The successful candidate will have:
5+ years of design experience
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Awareness and knowledge of manufacturing experience, relationship with licensing departments and league portal experience (desirable)
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Bachelor of Design (mandatory)
This is an exciting and rare opportunity for an experienced apparel designer to join our friendly team. Reporting to the Design & Trend Manager, your role will be to design and deliver in-house creative and production services across our brands. The successful candidate will be up to date with current and emerging fashion trends to ensure that the graphics created remain relevant and appealing to our clientele.
Design and create graphics for NAR’s clothing lines
Liaise with various stakeholders to understand briefs
Development of mood boards, color palettes and range plans
Work in collaboration with the Production & Development team to ensure the delivery of technical packages
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Support senior designers in the team to ensure products meet our customer expectations, target markets and price points.
The successful candidate will have:
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“Ozark” will release its final seven episodes of the series on April 29, summing up the story of a couple, played by Jason Bateman and Laura Linney (Marty and Wendy Byrde), whose family moves to Missouri and descends further and further. deeper into a life of money laundering, drugs and murder.
Tom Pelphrey (Ben) is no longer on the show, but his character left a lasting mark. The character of Pelphrey was introduced in season three as Wendy’s brother. Tortured soul with a heart of gold, Ben suffered from bipolar disorder and stopped taking his medication. His resulting erratic behavior threatened the Byrde’s underground operation.
Spoiler alert: In the Season 3 finale, Wendy left Ben in the path of a hitman and the show has since run as if the character was dead (although fans hope that’s not true) .
A pivotal scene for Pelphrey and for viewers was that of Ben in a taxi. He talks to the driver for over four minutes, in a very non-linear pattern, quickly changing the subject while crying at times, highlighting his mental illness.
“As an actor, you don’t want anything more or there’s nothing more than to have good material,” Pelphrey recently said on Zoom. “I had had weeks to prepare, so I memorized it back and forth and top to bottom, and I knew as well as I knew my name. We did this speech so many different times from so many in different ways and each time they let me go.
Pelphrey was already on an upward career trajectory entering ‘Ozark’, but he admits that ‘it was a game-changer’. Later that year, he also appeared in David Fincher’s “Mank” and co-stars next with Josh Brolin in the supernatural mystery series “Outer Range” for Amazon Prime, which also debuts that month.
Filming began on “Outer Range” in January 2021 in New Mexico, when the pandemic and restrictions kept many people indoors. Safety protocols on set were strict, and Pelphrey describes it as “a strange feeling of being completely isolated, juxtaposed with the most amazing actors”. He says the filming bubble has brought the actors together and they all stay in touch.
The job keeps Pelphrey moving. He likes to go to his filming locations with his faithful dog, Blue. He just shot a limited series with Elizabeth Olsen and Jesse Plemons called “Love and Death” for HBO Max. He also has a role in “She Said” based on the book by New York Times reporters Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, about their investigation. in Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein and sexual misconduct.
New Jersey native Pelphrey says he’s not sure what’s next. “Fortunately, I had a very good race recently. But it also means. I haven’t really been home for a long time. I am completely at peace and grateful.