Raiders’ Antonio Brown reportedly loses second grievance, is at practice

first_imgThe … ALAMEDA — When the Raiders went through warmups and drills Sunday before practice, wide receiver Antonio Brown was present, accounted for and wearing a helmet.Brown has been working with the NFL and going through proper channels in an effort to wear a preferred brand of helmet. The NFL Network is reporting that Brown has lost a second grievance procedure.Source: #Raiders WR Antonio Brown has lost his grievance for his helmet. Again.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 25, 2019last_img

Ntando Makwela: The Dynamic Kid

first_imgPhoto supplied by Ntando MakwelaPlay Your Part Ambassador, Ntando Makwela is a 16-year-old author and motivational speaker from Mulbarton, Gauteng.  He co-hosts a  show on an online radio station called Brand Live, where he motivates and inspires young South Africans to build their future now by focusing on growing and developing their talents.Published in December 2017, his book “The Dynamic Kid: 9 Keys to Unlock Your Future” is a self-help book  providing the reader with step-by-step guidance to becoming a dynamic person.Ntando is an aspiring physicist and spends a lot of his time reading, researching and writing books. He believes Africa is the future as it has more than 200 million young people between ages 16 and 24. He believes that young people can do anything they set their minds to.Ntando has partnered  with another young author, Megan Werner,  to build a sling aeroplane supported by 20 teenagers who will be selected from High Schools around Gauteng. Together they plan to fly the aeroplane as co-pilots from Cape Town to Cairo. The group will land in various countries throughout the continent where they will have public speaking sessions, sharing the stage with other leading young people to inspire, motivate and challenge young Africans from the South to the North of Africa. Prominent historic and tourist attractions will be visited to add adventure, fun and flavour to the trip. This adventure will be aired on a television series called “Molo Africa: From Cape to Cairo” (http://moloafrica.co.za/).Keep track of Ntando’s endeavours on Twitter at @NtandoMakwela15last_img read more

Big money for SA mountain bike race

first_img30 April 2014The sixth edition of the Bridge Cape Pioneer Trek international mountain bike stage race is set to be the best yet in the history of the event, which has been accorded UCI status by world cycling’s governing body.The event’s elevated status means it will attract more big-name professionals when it takes place from 12 to 18 October. As a UCI-graded race, standards relating to the racing end of the field, including the amount of prize money amount and depth, as well the awarding of UCI rankings points to top finishers, is assured.DistanceCovering 550 kilometres in seven days and taking in three different eco-regions of South Africa’s Western Cape province – the Great Karoo, the Klein Karoo and the Garden Route – the event includes the richest single stage in all of mountain bike racing.Although the route for the 2014 edition of the race is set to be announced by the end of next month only, it will still include the event’s trademark mountaintop finish of stage two, the Queen Stage, which will see the riders ascend the formidable, majestic Swartberg Pass.Equal prize moneyThis will be the first year that the first women’s team to the summit finish will receive the same prize money as the men.Bridge, the event’s title sponsor, has committed a total of R250 000 (about $25 000) to the stage, with the first men’s and women’s teams each receiving R125 000 (about $12 500).‘Absolutely delighted’“I’m absolutely delighted about the news of the equal prize money on the big mountain-top finish stage,” said Swiss marathon champion, Ariane Kleinhans, who, with RECM teammate Anika Langvad, won the event’s Queen Stage and the women’s race overall in 2013, said in a statement.“It is a demonstration of the organisers’ respect towards us ladies’ performances and their motivation to increase female participation in our great sport. Equal prize money will attract more top riders to the race and push us to a higher level. Us ladies will definitely do our best to make it an exciting race,” she added.‘Even more rider-focusedCarel Herholdt of Dryland Event Management, the company that founded and manages the event, commented: “Each year we fine-tune the Bridge Cape Pioneer Trek to be even more rider-focused,” said Carel Herholdt of Dryland Event Management, the company that founded and manages the event.“At the Bridge Cape Pioneer Trek, our focus is on quality, not quantity. Our stages aren’t long just for the sake it. They’re designed to offer as much reward as they offer challenges. They’re real mountain-biking routes that include some of the Karoo and Klein Karoo’s greatest natural spectacles.”SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Joshua Pacio vows to put on convincing performance in ONE strawweight title rematch

first_img“I have to dominate the fight so even if it goes to the judges it would be a clear win,” said Pacio. “But if I get the opportunity to end it early, then I’ll do it.”Pacio admitted that what he showed against Saruta wasn’t his best, and he’s determined to change that in their next fight.“For me, it’s hard because I know I didn’t fight at the best of my abilities,” said Pacio (13-3). “I wasn’t able to execute some parts of our game plan, so this time I have another chance of executing it perfectly.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next READ: Joshua Pacio admits to shortcomings in close title loss to Yosuke SarutaONE’s top honcho boldly said just a few days after their ONE strawweight bout last January that Pacio should’ve won that fight and a rematch is definitely going to happen.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“I’ll prove in this rematch that the judges won’t hesitate to give me the win,” said Pacio in Filipino Thursday at Gloria Maris in Gateway during Team Lakay’s media lunch. View comments Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Sean Anthony baffled by another PBA All-Star snub Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Pacio admitted that there were areas in their game plan that he failed to execute against Saruta but the split decision verdict was too close of a call for him, and apparently for Sityodtong.But the controversial loss did not dampen Pacio’s spirits and it instead fueled his inner fire to prove that he deserves the title.ADVERTISEMENT Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Team Lakay’s Joshua Pacio. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOMANILA, Philippines—In just three months since yielding his belt, Joshua Pacio is getting his chance to avenge that painful loss to Yosuke Sarurta.A rematch has been set between Pacio and Saruta for April 12 at Mall of Asia in the co-main of ONE: Roots of Honor headline by Martin Nguyen and Jadamba Narantungala, true to ONE Chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong promise.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes MOST READ P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbedlast_img read more

Vijender Singh beats Mike Snider to clinch 11th consecutive victory

first_imgIndian boxing star Vijender Singh remained an unstoppable force, clinching a Technical Knockout over the more experienced Mike Snider on his debut in the US professional circuit here.In what was to be a super middleweight eight-rounder on Saturday night (early Sunday morning in India), the 33-year-old from Haryana prevailed in four rounds for his 11th consecutive victory in the circuit.The triumph came in the second minute of the fourth round when Vijender cornered Snider with a flurry of straight punches, prompting the referee to stop the bout in the Indian’s favour. This was Vijender’s eighth knockout win in all.The 38-year-old Snider was flailing his arms without any significant force in his punches for most of the bout.Vijender, on the other hand, was sharp as ever despite fighting his first bout in more than a year.The Indian never looked threatened by the local favourite and thwarted his feeble attacks quite easily.Vijender, a former WBO Asia Pacific champion, recently fought and lost in the Indian general elections from the South Delhi seat.Snider came into the fight with an overall record of 13-5-3.Vijender would be aiming to compete in two more fights this year after signing up with Hall of Famer Bob Arum’s Top Rank Promotions.Also See:last_img read more