South Africa swept 26 medals in swimming at the just ended swimming tournament in the 2nd Africa Youth Tournament in Gaborone, Botswana.South Africa finished first with 13 gold, 8 silver and 5 bronze medals for a total of 26 medals in the swimming event.Egypt came second with 22 medals — 10 gold, 4 silver and 8 bronze medals, while Namibia finished third with four medals — 2 gold, 1 silver and a bronze.Host Botswana could only afford sixth position with 3 medals — Naomi Ruele’s two silver and David Van Der Colff’s bronze.Liberia’s two representatives at the event did not make any significant impact as they complained that they only practiced in Lake Piso and not in any swimming pool.It was in the table tennis tournament, however, that Liberia’s table tennis gem, Lasana Weh, made a mark for himself and his country.Weh, 15, earned the feat by winning his first two straight sets, according to a dispatch from the president of the Liberia National Olympic Committee (LNOC), Philibert Brown.Wizkid, as he is affectionately called at the Liberia Table Tennis Association, defeated his challengers from Benin and host Botswana in two of their five best series.Though Weh lost to South Africa, Ethiopia and Ghana, his earlier two victories were enough to book Liberia’s ticket for the 2nd Summer Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China, scheduled for 16-18 August 2014.Weh is an 8th grade student of the Newport Junior High Public School.For five years Weh has won several tournaments, including the Toyota Cup and the President’s Cup and emerged runner-up twice in the Chinese Ambassador’s Cup.Weh’s interest in table tennis grew as he won cash prizes from the various tournaments.“But, as time went by, Wizkid developed passion for the game and emerged first in every tournament amongst his peers,” someone who has witnessed the boy’s growth told the Daily Observer.The president of the Liberia Table Tennis Association (LNTTA), Amos Korvah, said the association is grateful for Weh’s superb performance.Meanwhile, Liberia’s two swimmers who hail and reside in Grand Cape Mount expressed shock when they saw the Olympic-sized swimming pool, because they have not seen or practiced in a swimming pool.The two, fourth and seventh graders, practiced in Lake Piso. Liberia also failed to advance in boxing.The athletics team is expected to wear their red-white-and-blue to participate in three events which will begin today.The on-going tournament has 2,500 athletes from 54 African countries, and the games included football, athletics, basketball and netball. It is a multi-sport competition held every four years.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Walk-on freshman defensive end Cade Smith from Pleasanton, Texas, has endured three heart surgeries this offseason. And following his most recent surgery, he announced via twitter that he has been cleared to play, despite a doctor telling him otherwise just weeks ago. Here’s what he posted to his twitter account on Wednesday:After three heart surgeries and the wildest ride of my life…I’m finally cleared! It’s been a bumpy road to start my college football career, but God helped me on every bit of it! From a doctor saying I’ll never play again a couple weeks ago, to returning next week. Can’t wait to put the pads back on, and thank you so much for the prayers! Love the OSU family!Walking with God!?? #NeverGiveUp pic.twitter.com/kuA2whNG7Q— Cade Smith (@5cade) August 10, 2016 Following a visit to Stillwater last year with his twin brother Zach (also an OSU football player), Cade told PFB that, “I took an unofficial visit to Stillwater and just fell in love.” Adding later that “There was just something about Stillwater that no other place in the nation could compare to. I felt it was the best fit for myself and my brother. I’m very happy with my decision and don’t have any second thoughts.”Cade is listed as a 6-4, 230-lb. freshman on the okstate.com online roster and as he noted above, is returning next week. Pretty cool and unlikely story about a Cowboy getting another chance to saddle back up.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!
On his website Monday, Tiger Woods wrote that his recovery from back surgery on March 31 is a “slow process” and that he is uncertain when he will compete in another PGA Tour event.“I made the decision to have surgery because physically I just couldn’t make a golf swing,” Woods wrote. “That pretty much sums it up.“I’m doing everything I can and listening to my doctors and working on a strength program, and then we just have to see how my back is. Some people heal up in three months, some people take longer. I just don’t know.“I haven’t used a sand wedge yet. I’ve just done putting and chip-and-runs using the same length of motion. I haven’t really rotated yet. As far as taking a full swing, I have conference calls with my doctors every couple of weeks to see how my progress is and just kind of chart it out from there. Basically, you just follow a program. It’s tedious because it’s little rehab stuff, but you still have to do it.“That’s where I think the experiences of having gone through the surgeries in the past have really helped because you have to lay the foundation down first before you can do the more arduous activities and then return to form. I’m walking and able to cycle now and started swimming last week.”Back pain at the Honda Classic in March forced Woods to withdraw during the final round. He rehabbed the back and tried to play the following week at the WGC-Cadillac Championship and shot a final-round 78 to finish 25th. Two weeks later, he pulled out of the Arnold Palmer Invitational and then withdrew from the Masters.“I’ve missed major championships before, so this was not a new experience,” he wrote. “It helps when I’m physically unable to play the game. That’s when it’s easy for me, and I don’t have a problem watching. It’s when I’m playing and closer to getting back out there is when I start getting real antsy about watching events: ‘Can I play, can I not play?’ But when I’m physically unable to play, like in 2008 after my knee surgery, it makes things so much easier.“Once I begin swinging a club again, I’m not sure if I will have to make any changes to protect my back,” Woods said. “That’s up to [coach] Sean Foley and me on what we do. As far as limitations, it’s a building process, just like when I came back from my knee and Achilles injuries. You start from the green and work your way back: putting, chipping, pitching, wedging, mid-irons, long irons, woods and eventually playing. That’s all a process and takes time. We have to make sure my back heals fine and I have the strength and mobility going forward.”One the personal front, Woods said he had the same procedure as the Dallas Cowboys’ Tony Romo and has spoken to the quarterback. He also said he has been rehabbing with girlfriend Lindsey Vonn, the Olympic skier who is recovering from knee surgery. Woods added that he has spent quality time with his children, Samantha and Charlie.
Italy manager Roberto Mancini has recently shared his verdict on the Serie A title race suggesting the race is far from overJuve would host third-placed Inter in the Derby d’Italia on Friday night, with the Bianconeri holding an 11 point advantage over Luciano Spalletti’s men.“It will definitely be a beautiful match,” Mancini predicted, speaking to Football Italia.“Juventus and Inter are two good teams with a lot of great players. In the fans’ imagination, it’ll be [Cristiano] Ronaldo and [Mauro] Icardi who make the difference, and it probably will be like that.Maurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.“I think it’s open to any result, Juventus are always very good and Inter are growing.“Would a Juventus win end the title race? No, but it would be more difficult for Inter.“It seems to me though that Napoli is there, they had another excellent match yesterday and the league is still long.“There are too many matches and too many points to be won for it to be over.
Posted: February 12, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsLA JOLLA (KUSI) — A dead man found floating in the ocean off the coast of La Jolla over the weekend has been identified as a musician who fell from Crystal Pier three weeks ago and disappeared in the surf, authorities reported.A fisherman in a boat came across the body of 27-year-old Taylor “Tay” Watts several miles from shore about 7:30 a.m. Sunday, according to the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office.At about 5:30 p.m. on Jan. 21, Watts was with friends on the pier at the foot of Garnet Avenue when he climbed over a railing, grabbed a nylon rope attached to the structure and leaned back over the water, the county agency reported. Apparently losing his grip moments later, he plunged backward into the sea, possibly hitting his head on part of the pier on the way down, witnesses said.Lifeguard divers and U.S. Coast Guard personnel conducted an intensive search for the singer-songwriter — a Texas native — in the ocean and along the shoreline for several days, finding no sign of him. KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom Updated: 3:51 PM February 12, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Body found off coast of La Jolla identified as missing 27-year-old who fell off Crystal Pier