Unlike Canton, Terrell Owens embracing 49ers Hall of Fame invite

first_imgSANTA CLARA — Terrell Owens is going into another Hall of Fame, this one belonging to the 49ers and this time with more graciousness.A year after shunning the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s enshrinement ceremony in Canton, Ohio, Owens is “very grateful” at being elected Wednesday into the Edward J. Debartolo Sr. 49ers Hall of Fame.“That’s where I started my career, so this is only right or fitting because I did great things in the Bay Area,” Owens said on a media conference call that covered …last_img

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Halong Bay Floater — Geocache of the Week

first_img Kayak is parked. Time to search! Kayaking to the cache Location:Halong Bay, VietnamN 20° 51.047 E 107° 05.280 Share with your Friends:More View from the cache! “Roads? Where we’re going we don’t need roads.”    —Doc BrownHalong Bay is known as the most beautiful destination in all of Vietnam. There are no roads to the geocache Halong Bay Floater, only multi-day junk boat and kayak tours. This will allow you to maneuver emerald green waters between countless limestone karst formations. Talk about a D5/T5 adventure of a lifetime!   After hopping onboard your vessel, take time to marvel at the unique landscape filled with majestic Sea Eagles and the extremely rare Cat Ba Langur. Pro Tip: once you dock south of Ti-Tov (Titop) Island, kayak as close as you can to the coordinates then search for the cache from there. You’ll undoubtedly pass one of the countless fishermen who live in floating villages within about 579 square miles (932 km) of Halong Bay.Although Halong Bay is a World Heritage Site, there are still locals that dump their trash in the bay. For this reason, it is important for geoachers to represent the tourism and geocaching communities well and show their best Cache in and Trash Out skills. If you have any questions, Cache Owner, thetourguide, has led thousands of people to this gorgeous location and may be able to answer them!SNKR2006On a wonderful holiday we visited this place and found this cache. We love Vietnam and say thank you to the owner of the cache for showing us this place. Halong Bay was awesome and we meet some friendly people. We did a 3 day boat trip and had plenty of time.Best wishes from German cacherTiago.OKAsia Adventure Tour!!!!! Amazing place. It is incredible, fantástic, magic…Found with my love Xuxu.mafas and our Portuguese good friends and Geocaching godfathers: Ladas112, scosta911.TFTCThanksJ+J.auWe stayed anchored on a boat very close so we were able to hire a kayak and take a paddle to this cache, the waters here are mirror surfaced making paddling very easy and enjoyable. As we were paddling we saw a school of 5 very big fish swim past us.Everywhere you look there are picture opportunities. TFTCWhat has been the most exotic location that you have found a geocache? Happy cacher Sea Eagle Junk boats at dusk Halong Bay on a sunny day Looking for the cache Fish delivery! TraditionalGC1Q54Nby thetourguide Difficulty:5Terrain:5 Floating fishing village Continue to explore some of the most amazing geocaches around the world.Check out all of the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog. If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, fill out this form. SharePrint RelatedGeoTour Spotlight: Heritage Hide’n’Seek in OntarioAugust 18, 2016In “GeoTours”An open letterJuly 9, 2019In “Community”Concrete floats! — Betonschiff Redentin (GC15D8C) — Geocache of the WeekDecember 4, 2013In “Community”last_img read more

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Aegon International: Caroline Wozniacki edges Heather Watson to reach Eastbourne final

first_imgSixth seed Caroline Wozniacki defeated Britain’s Heather Watson 6-2, 3-6, 7-5 to reach the final of the Aegon International at Eastbourne on Friday.Wozniacki, the 2009 winner, got off to a flying start, breaking her opponent’s serve three times to seal the first set.World number 126 Watson fought back to win four consecutive games and level the match but failed to pick up crucial points in the decider as Wozniacki sealed the victory after two hours and nine minutes of play.”It could have gone both ways,” Wozniacki said after the match. “We had played twice before and they were close matches so I knew it would be difficult today. I got a little lucky.”She is a good player, has a great volley, mixes it up and serves well on grass, so a lot of credit to her.”The 26-year-old Dane will meet third seed Karolina Pliskova in the final after her opponent Johanna Konta pulled out of the final four clash with a back injury.British number one Konta suffered a thoracic spine injury after slipping on her back during her quarter-final victory over world number one Angelique Kerber on Thursday and will assess her Wimbledon prospects after a day of rest.”The most important thing for me is to look after my health in general,” Konta told reporters. “We made the decision based on the fact I’m still quite sore through my thoracic spine. Next week is Wimbledon but I make decisions for my health.”I didn’t sleep too well but I heard that’s normal. The most important thing is I rest well for the next 24 hours and then we’ll see.”advertisementKonta was seeded sixth ahead of Wimbledon starting Monday.last_img read more

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10 months agoLiverpool defender Van Dijk: My Alisson wind-up after Man Utd win

first_imgLiverpool defender Van Dijk: My Alisson wind-up after Man Utd winby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool defender Virgil van Dijk admits he enjoyed a dig at Alisson after victory over Manchester United.Such is the strength of spirit in the dressing room, Van Dijk felt comfortable jokingly admonishing the Brazil international afterwards.”I said to him “We have no clean sheet because of you!” No, I made a joke out of it. He’s been fantastic for us,” he said.”It happens, everyone makes mistakes. Maybe I didn’t react as well as maybe I could have. It happens sometimes.”It’s how we react and he did brilliantly in the second half. He didn’t get nervous. We had to all bounce back and we did. I said to him, ‘Just keep going, keep your head up and we’ll be fine.'” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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11 days agoReal Madrid veteran Luka Modric eases injury fears

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Real Madrid veteran Luka Modric eases injury fearsby Carlos Volcano11 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid veteran Luka Modric has played down an injury suffered in action for Croatia last night.He left the Wales clash injured with two minutes remaining. Modric collided with Harry Wilson while attempting to halt a counter-attack by the hosts.The Madrid midfielder was able to get back onto his feet and after receiving treatment from Croatia’s medical team, asked to be taken off. He limped off the field without hardly being able to walk on his right leg.But he has since stated this morning: “I have a bruise, which hurts a little and is swelling. It’s big, but I think it’s not serious and I’ll be fine in a few days.”It is an injury that Dr. Jankovic (the Croatian national doctor) said was unpleasant, but should not be long. He immediately communicated it to the doctors of Real Madrid.” last_img read more

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Ricky Hatton Calls It Quits After Vyacheslav Senchenko Loss

Ricky Hatton, a former two-weight world champion, has announced his retirement for a second time after his comeback defeat to 35-year-old Vyacheslav Senchenko Saturday night.The 34-year-old Hatton previously announced his retirement in July of 2011, but had not fought since 2009. Hatton wanted to see if he could still compete in the sport that he loved.“I needed one more fight to see if I had still got it – and I haven’t” he said. “I couldn’t have done any better.”Hatton started the fight aggressively, but as the match progressed fatigue began to set in and he began to let his guard down. A body shot delivered by Senchenko to Hatton’s ribs in the ninth-round ended the fight and he knew his career was done.“A fighter knows and I know it isn’t there anymore,” Hatton said. “I have got to be a man and say it is the end of Ricky Hatton.”Hatton admitted after the fight that he was in the best shape he could be in, but even if the hit to body would not have occurred, he would have barely been able to finish the fight.“It’s too many hard fights, I’ve burned the candle at both ends, I’ve put my body through the mire in and out of the ring,” he said.This is Hatton’s second disappointing defeat. He was knocked out in his previous fight by Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas in 2009 and retired following the loss.After the Saturday night defeat, Hatton said he accomplished his goal by seeing if he could mount a comeback without being eliminated in the early rounds.“I have got the answers I needed,” Hatton said. “I can look at myself in the mirror and tell myself I did my best.”Matthew Macklin, the former European middleweight champion, feels Hatton made the right decision.“It is the right thing to do,” Macklin told BBC Sport. “He was a shadow of his former self on Saturday night.”Hatton’s career has had a lasting impression on Macklin and boxing community. Macklin said that instead of mourning his loss, that his career should be celebrated.“We should talk about how good he was,” Macklin said. “He is one of the greatest British fighters, certainly one of the most exciting, and he is a former two-time world champion.”Hatton ends his career with a lifetime of record of 45-3. read more

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Ohio State football outlasts Buffalo 4020

The Ohio State football team started its 2013 season in winning fashion Saturday, defeating Buffalo by a score of 40-20.The Buckeyes got off to a fast start, scoring the first 23 points of the game on their first three drives.Less than five minutes into the game, junior quarterback Braxton Miller connected with teammate Devin Smith on a 47-yard touchdown pass. OSU wasted no time getting its special teams unit on the field, and backup senior quarterback Kenny Guiton took a direct snap and scored a two-point conversion by running into the end zone.OSU coach Urban Meyer said that the play calls in the first quarter were scripted, and that he was happy with the results.“You can’t play much better than our guys did (in the first quarter),” Meyer said. “We’re pushing the ball down the field, guys making plays. Special teams, I thought our kickoff was outstanding.”Guiton said that running two-point conversion plays are “pretty cool,” and that he enjoys being the head of the unit that runs them. Having coaches that are willing to make decisions like going for two are something that he said the players enjoy.“We love that. That’s something you do in a video game,” Guiton said. “So being able to do it out here is a lot of fun.“Senior wide receiver Chris Fields was the beneficiary of OSU’s next drive, scoring on a wide open seven yard pass from Miller. Guiton rushed the special teams unit on the field again, completing a screen pass to redshirt-senior Jordan Hall who ran into the end zone untouched.Just before the end of the opening quarter, Hall struck again but this time from the ground. A 49-yard burst through the middle coupled with an extra point from senior kicker Drew Basil gave OSU a 23-0 lead.A fast start was something that Meyer said was important, because it was something that his team struggled with last year.“Momentum is an amazing thing in college football,” Meyer said. “A lot of new young guys that I saw a little bit of hyperventilating out there, but I thought they came out of the chute fast.”Offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Tom Herman said the way the first quarter went was “really close” to the way he wanted it to.“I think we did a heck of a job coming out of the gates, which was something that plagued us last year,” Herman said.Despite the fast start, turnovers on OSU’s next three drives changed the momentum and kept Buffalo in the game.A fumble by freshman Dontre Wilson gave the Bulls a short field, and quarterback Joe Licata found tight end Matt Weiserfor a score on the ensuing drive. Buffalo’s star linebacker Khalil Mack then intercepted a screen pass from Miller on OSU’s next drive, returning it for a touchdown. OSU led 23-13 after a failed two-point conversion pass attempt by Licata.After Wilson’s turnover, Meyer said his team did not respond to the adversity the way he wanted. “The players must learn from mistakes that are made and how to deal with such things,” he said.“We’ve gotta learn to fight through those momentum shifts,” Meyer said, adding that being able to work through those problems reflects on a team’s maturity level.“The more mature your team is, momentum’s only about seven points, I consider it,” Meyer said. “But if you’re immature, especially at certain areas, momentum is a 14-point shift.”Wilson was able to bounce back from the fumble though, returning the ensuing kickoff 51 yards to Buffalo’s 37. On the very next play, Hall broke through for his second touchdown run of the day, giving OSU a 30-13 lead at halftime.Hall, who ran for a career-high 159 yards, said he does not remember ever having a game quite like this one. Theredshirt-senior said he was surprised with how big the hole was on his 37-yard scamper.“I was just like, wow,” Hall said. “I don’t know if they (Buffalo) messed up or the O-line just did what they do but I just (saw) it and took it.”Hall added that with the way the Buckeyes came out in the first quarter, he thought they were going to score 100 points, but that they need to do a better job of putting teams away.“We probably got a little complacent,” Hall said. “We probably thought that Buffalo was going to slow down. But give them credit, they fought ’til the end of the game.”On Buffalo’s opening drive of the second half, Licata found senior receiver Alex Neutz in the end zone. The extra point cut the lead to 10 again midway through the third quarter. That was when the heat of the August day started getting to some players.With temperatures in the upper-80s throughout the game, multiple OSU players suffered from cramping. That prompted Meyer to say “It was a hot mother out there” on the field, and that he was worried about how much his players cramped.“It’s a concern, yeah,” Meyer said. “I know our strength staff and training staff work hard on the hydration, and I’m not sure if Buffalo cramped. That’s the thing I keep asking myself.”Miller was unable to avoid having his legs tighten up, and with the Buckeyes only leading by 10 had to be replaced byGuiton near the end of the third quarter. Guiton responded like he has in the past, leading OSU to a score on that drive, finding Fields for a 21-yard score to give the Buckeyes a 37-20 lead.Guiton said he is “always ready” to step in if Miller goes down, and that his preparation on the sideline is key in case he has to relieve him.“I try to make sure I know everything that the defense is doing throughout the game and I try to make sure I know what the game plan is and what the like to do in certain situations,” Guiton said, adding that it helps him once he’s on the field because he is able to tell what the defense is doing when they move.“It’s a lot easier if you know where their guys are going to be,” he said.The teams traded possessions for the rest of the game, save for a 39-yard field goal by Basil midway through the fourth.Miller finished the day with 178 yards on 15-22 passing with two touchdowns and an interception. He also finished with 78 yards on the ground.Even though his team is now 1-0 on the 2013 season, Meyer said there are still things that “gotta get fixed,” but the good thing is that the season is just barely underway.“When you score 40 points out of almost 500 (yards), 460 or something like that and you’re disappointed, that’s a good sign,” Meyer said. “The bad sign is we’ve got a long way to go.”OSU is scheduled to take on San Diego State Sept. 7 at 3:30 p.m. at Ohio Stadium. read more

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Hernandez insists that goal was no fluke

first_imgWest Ham’s Javier Hernandez has revealed that his stunning equaliser against Chelsea on Sunday was no fluke and is hopeful that his strong display will not have gone unnoticedThe Mexico international equalised for West Ham in their 1-1 draw against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, after Cesar Azpilicueta had put last season’s Premier League winners in the lead during the first-half.Hernandez scored a stunning curling shot into the bottom corner of the net, just moments after coming on as a substitute for Edmilson Fernandes, to earn a much needed point for David Moyes’ side.“Marko made a good run and then a clever pass behind him, because I think it was like a ‘no-look’ pass and the ball came to me and thankfully I decided I would score and I did!” said Hernandez, according to the club website.“When I saw the ball coming, I know where I am and when I’m looking back to the ball to shoot it, I saw a blue shirt, Cahill I think, moving to my left, so I decided to shoot it at the near post. I also knew Courtois was on the other side, thinking I was going to shoot the long way, but I shot at the near post and thankfully the ball went in.”“After that, in the final ten or 15 minutes, we created two or three more chances, but unfortunately we didn’t take one. Chelsea also created some good chances, but Joe was the MVP with his unbelievable saves.”The former Manchester United and Real Madrid striker is hoping that his strong display will convince Moyes of giving some much needed game time.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“I’m looking to play 90 minutes every game. I want to give a headache to the manager so he has to decide, like all the squad. You can see Patrice Evra also came in and did a good job.” said the forward.“We have some players who are injured who are trying to come back and we have a very good squad and we all want to play more than 20 minutes, that’s for sure. We also know that everybody wants to give everything to help the team.”Hernandez, who has won the Premier League twice with United, is aiming to continue West Ham’s recent strong form in a bid to avoid relegation at the end of the season.“We are all happy because, after the good performance the team put in against Southampton at home [in winning 3-0], we wanted to show consistency and I think we did it.” said the 29 year-old.“We showed consistency in our concentration and Joe put in a great performance, as did the rest of us, and we got a very important point.“With this point, it’s going to be pretty good this week. We can work with confidence after getting three points at home and a good point at Stamford Bridge, knowing how difficult it is to go there, and now we have a very important match, another final, against Stoke. So, we’re going to fight to get another three points at home and that can take us out of the relegation battle completely.”last_img read more

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We have plans to deal with racial abuse – Southgate

first_imgEngland’s World Cup squad coach Gareth Southgate has said he has a “tight-knit” group and have plans in place to deal with any racial abuse aimed at any members of the travelling party.This statement is coming after Dany Rose said he asked his family to stay at home and not come to Russia due to fear of racial attacks. The Three Lions will leave for Russia next week ahead of their opening game with Tunisia on June 18, but Danny Rose’s family will not be following them.Southgate says he sympathises “100 percent” with Rose’s situation and confirmed his squad have discussed the issue during their recent training camp, according to Goal.“I wasn’t aware of the conversation he had had with his family,” Southgate told a media conference. “Everything else he has said he talked to us about because we had a meeting with the players a few nights ago.Southgate explains why he started Jadon Sancho Taimoor Khan – September 11, 2019 Jadon Sancho was given a start ahead of Marcus Rashford in England’s win over Kosovo and the manager explained why he went down that…“No one knows what is going to happen in Russia but he felt there could something his family experiences and he thought that might distract from his football.”Southgate’s stance on the issue is clear, and he is confident the players will receive sufficient support should they be subject to any abuse.“The biggest impact we can have is as one of the most diverse squads to have left England and the way that they all get on and hopefully that message will come through.“The players, like everyone else, doesn’t really know what to expect. We have had conversations explaining that. We are all hopeful that it will go well, but we are having conversations in case it happens. We have a plan in place. We have personal support, team support and official protocol in place.”last_img read more

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Rose revealing mental health discussion can help other players

first_imgFormer Liverpool goalkeeper Chris Kirkland insists Danny Rose revealing his mental health can help other players.He also believes players talking about their mental health should be a norm.Before the World Cup which took place in Russia earlier in the summer, the Tottenham Hotspur defender revealed he dealt with a period of depression in 2017 after suffering a serious knee injury and the death of his uncle.It is highly uncommon for a high-profile footballer still involved in active football to speak out on their mental health issues, but former goalkeeper Chris Kirkland hopes Rose’s comments can help give other players confidence to come out and speak.When asked if he thought Rose was brave to comment on his depression, Kirkland said to Sky Sports: Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“Yeah I do, but that should be normal. Just because he’s a footballer, he shouldn’t not be able to do that.”“That should just be normal now and, hopefully, it will give other players the confidence to do that because there are many, many players who are struggling and won’t come out.”“But hopefully if one more does come out from that, that’s what we’re doing it for.”Kirkland who also played for Wigan Athletic and the England national team also revealed how his battles managing his mental health started and how it affected him on a daily basis.last_img read more

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