Yokota ends drought at Canon Open

first_imgYOKOHAMA (Kyodo) Shinichi Yokota ended a 13-year wait for his second JGTO Tour victory on Sunday, winning the Canon Open by two strokes over Ryo Ishikawa.The 38-year-old Yokota highlighted his final-round 67 with an eagle on the par-4 third hole and finished at 14-under 274 at Totsuka Country Club. Ishikawa, who began the day tied for the lead with Yokota and Hideto Tanihara, birdied five of the last six holes in his fourth straight 69.“It was surprising that I was drawing some cheers from the gallery while playing in the same final group with Ryo-kun,” Yokota said. “I failed to keep my place on the tour once, and then I learned I had to work harder on my game. I feel like years of effort finally paid off.” IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5center_img GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMESlast_img read more

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Transfer gossip: Chelsea eyeing £15m Burki deal, Sun claim

first_imgChelsea have decided against using their buy-back clause on Jeremie Boga, the Guardian reports.It follows speculation that the youngster could return to the club from Italian outfit Sassuolo.Boga is now being linked with a move to Napoli.Icardi still  being linked with ChelseaEmbed from Getty Images Some of the latest transfer speculation involving Chelsea…Embed from Getty Images Ajax’s Argentina left-back Nicolas Tagliafico could join Chelsea for £22.4m, the Daily Telegraph say.The newspaper say Chelsea have been made aware that Tagliafico could cost significantly less than Ben Chilwell.Leicester reportedly want more than £40m for England international Chilwell, who has repeatedly been linked with a summer move to west London.Hammers linked with BakayokoIt’s claimed that West Ham are interested in signing Tiemoue Bakayoko on loan from Chelsea next season.The French midfielder failed to impress following his move to Chelsea from Monaco, where he has been back on loan. He was previously on loan at AC Milan.He has been linked with several clubs amid speculation over his long-term future.And now French outlet Le10 Sport claim West Ham boss David Moyes is keen to snap him up.Chelsea linked with BenrahmaChelsea want Brentford star Said Benrahma, reports in his native Algeria claim.Winger Benrahma has been brilliant since joining the Bees from Nice in 2018.There has therefore been speculation that he could leave Griffin Park this summer, with several clubs said to be interested.Speculation over Willian’s futureTottenham and Arsenal continue to be linked with Willian.The Daily Telegraph say the north London clubs are competing to sign him on a free transfer.The Brazilian’s Chelsea contract is due to expire this summer.No Hakimi pursuit – StarChelsea have decided against pursuing a deal for Achraf Hakimi because of how much Reece James has impressed, the Daily Star now say.The newspaper has previously linked full-back Hakimi with a move to Stamford Bridge from Real Madrid. He has been on loan at German side Borussia Dortmund this season.Barkley linked with potential Newcastle moveRoss Barkley would be reluctant to join Newcastle, reports say.The Daily Telegraph recently reported that Rafael Benitez is ready to return to Newcastle and wants to sign Chelsea midfielder Barkley.Benitez, who had a spell as interim boss at Chelsea, has been touted for a return to Tyneside following a takeover of Newcastle by a Saudi Arabian-backed group.The Telegraph say Benitez is open to going back to St James’ Park and would like to sign Barkley along with Manchester City’s England defender John Stones.The Daily Star declare that Barkley is “not overly keen” on a potential move to the Magpies.The story is based on Football Insider suggesting that Newcastle might struggle to convince him to join them.Pedro tipped to join RomaRoma are increasingly confident of signing Pedro, the Daily Express reports.The Spaniard’s Chelsea contract expires this summer and he has recently been tipped to move to the Italian capital.No Chelsea return for Boga – GuardianEmbed from Getty Images Mauro Icardi is again being touted for a possible move to Chelsea.It comes after reports that Inter Milan have rejected a bid from Paris St-Germain for the striker.PSG are said to have offered £44.7m up front plus a further £8.9m in add-ons for Icardi, who has been linked with Chelsea many times during the past few years.The Sun claim PSG failing to agree a deal for Icardi could increase the chances of him moving to the Bridge.[scriptless]center_img Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook Roman Burki of Borussia Dortmund is the latest goalkeeper to be linked with a move to Chelsea.Several keepers have been touted as a possible replacement for Kepa Arrizabalaga amid speculation the Spaniard could leave Stamford Bridge.AdChoices广告The Sun claim Chelsea are “lining up a £15m bid” for Burki and that the Blues are “banking on a cut-price deal” as the Switzerland international only has a year left on his contract.Tagliafico could move for £22.4m – TelegraphEmbed from Getty Imageslast_img read more

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What Makes Us Unique

first_img Posted November 11, 2012 336 posts Forums Home Members 3,583 Share this post five boroughs, one City. 6,236 posts “People of the court, these guys are total dildos!&quot Share this post Milwaukee Brewers/Seattle Pilots: First MLB team to wear royal and yellow?Sorry, the 1950 Philadelphia A’s beat them to it. I do believe that the Brewers were, however, the first club to bring back a beloved retro uniform as an ongoing alternate. Kevin W. 423 Link to post NFL 22,644 unparalleled BigBubba Golden State Warriors: Currently the only team in the NBA that have their primary logo on the front of the jersey. Houston Rockets: Only team in the NBA that have their primary logo consisting of one colour (red). Members A bunch of psychic porn star midgets who were all nude Link to post 3 Members 16,613 posts 423 313 1,812 Recommended Posts pittsburghsports16 Link to post What Makes Us Unique 23 Share on other sites Gothamite 48 313 448 posts Posted November 11, 2012 Seattle Mariners: Only MLB team to wear a metallic silver-billed cap in regular-season play (ca. 1997-1999)First, but not only.1999.And that’s a beautiful cap, to boot.Boise State is the only football team in at least the FBS to use a blue, orange, and gray color scheme, unless I’m forgetting anyone. 0 Next 1,812 Milwaukee Bucks: Only team in the “Big 4” to wear green and red.Nope, the Minnesota Wild wear green and red. lancealot CODY’s #1 fan boy lancealot Posted November 11, 2012 Kevin W. 1 By pittsburghsports16, November 11, 2012 in Sports Logo News 26,359 posts 0 ksupilot 0 Share on other sites 0 Well at least I was right on the Packers! Let’s try this again:Milwaukee Bucks: Only team in the history of pro sports to ever rock “double green” (forest and lime).Milwaukee Brewers: First US-based team to wear German and Italian language jerseys. 53,285 posts 313 423 Next the user formerly known as NJTank Green Bay Packers: Only NFL team that wears an athletic gold (“yellow”) helmet full-time.Milwaukee Bucks: Only team in the “Big 4” to wear green and red.Milwaukee Brewers/Seattle Pilots: First MLB team to wear royal and yellow? A bunch of psychic porn star midgets who were all nude 3,583 Location:in phone 1,812 0 Kevin W. Followers 2 Share on other sites Prev 38 I thought this was some philosophical musings thread when I clicked on it.Anyhoo:Toronto Blue Jays: Only team in MLB to not have a cap with any letters on it (The Orioles still use the “O’s” cap as an alternate).Oakland A’s: On top of being the only MLB team to have a green cap, they’re the only team without a red, blue, or black cap.Nashville Predators: Only team with a yellow/gold jersey in the NHL. illwauk 1,812 0 Members illwauk 1 8,818 posts 53,285 posts 2,925 posts A bunch of psychic porn star midgets who were all nude Share on other sites Share on other sites Link to post 84 Favourite Logos:Mariners, Seahawks, Canucks stick-in-rink, Padres swinging friar, Astros current Members Washington Capitals – only primary logo with a stick AND puck (really reaching here)No, the Islanders have a stick and puck in their logo, as did the Nordiques. 48 NBA Sports Logos 23 Location:Atlanta 4,212 Share this post 4 1,812 0 All Activity Share this post 1,350 posts 423 Members Members Members Share this post Seattle Mariners: Only MLB team to wear a metallic silver-billed cap in regular-season play (ca. 1997-1999) Columbus Blue Jackets: Only team in the professional American sports leagues to contain their state flag in their primary logo. Cleveland Browns: (no brainer) Only team in the NFL without a logo on their helmet 22,644 1,204 posts rxmc89 0 23 Share on other sites Posted November 11, 2012 Link to post Sports Location:The DMV 1,812 Favourite Logos:1993 – 2001 Pittsburgh Penguins Logo Share on other sites Location:Philly metro 1,812 Share this post Sign in to follow this   1,812 Favourite Logos:1993 – 2001 Pittsburgh Penguins Logo Posted November 11, 2012 22,644 4,212 Share this post What Makes Us Unique Members We are always so critical when it comes how one team looks like another team (justifiably so many times). Whether it be vintage white, lace up sweaters in the NHL, the gray-crowned hats of the 1990s in MLB, the teal invasion of the 1990s, BFBS in the 2000s, the retro movement of the 2010s, or other trends that group together identites instead of separating them, we can talk about them at will for hours. After all, isn’t the point of a uniform or logo to be able to identify one team from the other? This is the thread to celebrate how your favorite team is unique from the rest of the league (NHL, NFL, MLB, NBA, Division 1, Division 2, MLS, etc.). Still, as we are sure to see in this thread, your teams uniqueness might not exactly mean it’s a good idea.Rules:1) Any sport or league is fine.2) Only include primary logos, alternate logos, and jerseys. Anniversary logos, stadium logos, and other miscellaneous things don’t count.3) It might be an identity trait that no other team in that league shares. Mistakes are fine and everyone is welcome to point them out when they happen, but that’s the general rule for this thread.4) Present and past uniqueness is welcome. However, keep present examples lined up in the same era. For example, the Baltimore Orioles are the only team wearing a white front-paneled cap from 2012 – Present. Obviously there have been white-paneled caps in the past, but for now, the Orioles are the only one. For past examples, keep in mind that the present counts with it. If something unique happened in the past but that characteristic is here in the present, you should not use that as an example. Theres the present, active characteristic, then there is the past.5) Finally, you can include any characteristic, but please try not to include incredibly obvious example like “The Eagles are the only team in the NFL to have an eagle as a logo”. Try to give it a little bit more effort than that.My Examples:Baltimore Orioles:Past: Team with the longest tenured run of not depicting a letter on their primary cap logo. (1964 – 2011)Present: Only team wearing a white front-paneled cap. (2012 – Present)Boston Red Sox:Past: Only team to have a certain color predominately appear on a home jersey, but be completely gone on a road jersey. (Red from 1979 – 1989)Present: Longest tenured active home script depicting the team name. I understand this is a little controversial, but I don’t consider the small tweak made in the 1970s to be enough to make the earlier version a different script from the present-day, modern version.(1933 – Present)Chicago White Sox:Past: Only team to ever weart shorts in a major league game (1976)Present: Only team to not sport a color other than black, white, and the tones in-between. (1991 – Present)Cleveland Indians:Present: Only team to sport a cursive script at home and a block script (That’s block, not a script with serifs on it) on the road. (2011 – Present)Detroit Tigers:Past: Only team to have a certain color predominately appear on a road jersey, but be completely gone on a home jersey. (Orange from 1972 – Present)Present: Longest tenured home chest script in MLB. (1934 – Present)Houston Astros:Past: Only team to depict a sports venue in their primary or alternate logos. (1965 – 1994)Present: Only team to have block scripts (no serifs) on both the home and road jerseys. (2013 – Present)Kansas City Royals:Past: Only team to wear a colored alternate uniform with a base color that does not appear in the hat at all. (Black, 2006)Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim:Past: Longest tenure of depicting a state in their primary or alternate logos. (California, 1970 – 1992)Present: Only team where a logo appears on an entire uniform four or more times (2012 – Present)Minnesota Twins:Present: Only team with a logo depicting an actual baseball player. (2002 – Present)New York Yankees:Oldest active cap in MLB. (1913 – Present)Longest tenured active road script in MLB. (1973 – Present)Only team to have a primary color appear in their logo, but not appear anywhere on their jerseys. (1947 – Present)New York Mets:Present: Only team to sport a cursive script at home and a serifed script on the road.Miami Marlins:Past: Only team to have a completely teal cap.Present: Only team to have 5 or more colors on a wordmark.Colorado Rockies:Past: Most alternate uniforms for one year (4 in 2005)Oakland Athletics:Present: Only team in MLB to primarily sport the color green in their logos and jerseys.Atlanta Braves: Past & Present: Only team to not have some form of baseball equipment in any of their logos (alternate and primary).There’s plenty of examples in every sport. Have fun. Be sure to point out any mistakes I’ve made. Pictures are encouraged if you want. New York Jets: First major pro sports team to revert back to retro/throwback uniforms full-time.What about the NY Rangers after the ill-advised Ferguson redesign?Arkansas Razorbacks: Only major sports team in the US to have a type of swine as their nickname. Location:Wisco 0 DC in Da House w/o a Doubt Share this post Posted November 11, 2012 0 Posted November 11, 2012 Members The Mojo Maniac Page 1 of 6   16,613 posts Posted November 11, 2012 6 1,812 1,264 5 Members Link to post Share this post Link to post Share on other sites Posted November 11, 2012 2 pittsburghsports16 StillS Share on other sites Posted November 11, 2012 Location:Wisco Link to post Board Man + Young Trece 786 Members Share this post jerseys 2 Location:Pittsburgh Share this post NHL 22,644 SportsLogos.Net New York Jets: First major pro sports team to revert back to retro/throwback uniforms full-time. ksupilot 23 0 Prev 0 Minnesota Wild: The only team with one unique front logo per jersey. (2007-present) Gothamite Location:Middleburg Heights, OH Posted November 11, 2012 786 Sports Logo News Posted November 11, 2012 Kevin W. Posted November 11, 2012 23 pittsburghsports16 Seattle Mariners: Only MLB team to wear a metallic silver-billed cap in regular-season play (ca. 1997-1999)First, but not only. 1999. Share on other sites All Activity Posted November 11, 2012 GriffinM6 5 0 Posted November 11, 2012 Link to post 38 Lights Out Link to post Share on other sites 4,212 one of a kind 16,613 posts pittsburghsports16 336 posts Gothamite Link to post Link to post Location:Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Steelers: Only NFL team to use a logo on one side of their helmet. Miami Hurricanes: Only FBS team to have a logo with a letter not representing their team name or nickname. 423 Members 8 Kevin W. 31,030 posts Share on other sites 48 Share this post Members Members Chicago Cubs: First MLB team to wear vests (1941). Posted November 11, 2012 1,264 BigBubba Members 0 A bunch of psychic porn star midgets who were all nude Port Adelaide Power of the afl (Australian football league)present- the only team in afl history to sport teal past- the only team to sport block numbers in the afl Cujo Link to post 12,353 posts Share this post Share on other sites Share on other sites 0 Share this post The Mojo Maniac Posted November 11, 2012 Cujo Favourite Logos:Sonics BullsWarriorsParramatta Eels (NRL) Members 786 “People of the court, these guys are total dildos!&quot Link to post 0 Share this post Location:Denver, Colo. Share this post Favourite Logos:*Devil Rays alternate cap logo, 1998*Red Sox cap logo*Chargers primary logo*Lake Elsinore Storm cap logo Sign in to follow this   22,644 4,356 Share on other sites Sports Logo News 4 Sports Logos 0 84 Peachy 84 Members Favourite Logos:Pensacola Blue Wahoos Primary 22,644 DC in Da House w/o a Doubt Posted November 11, 2012 8 Lights Out Share this post 8 Share on other sites 1,812 Members 1,812 Go To Topic Listing Share this post Link to post 4,356 rxmc89 Share this post SportsLogos.Net 38 Gothamite logos Link to post Washington Redskins – only NFL logo that offends peopleWashington Capitals – only primary logo with a stick AND puck (really reaching here)Washington Nationals – only team with a home alternate that uses the away hat. illwauk 4,356 Share this post 1,264 Link to post sᴘᴏʀᴛsʙᴀʟʟ ᴄᴏᴍᴍᴇɴᴛᴇʀ 0 1,812 1,259 posts Page 1 of 6   Share on other sites Location:Australia Share on other sites Link to post GriffinM6 MLB 3 16,613 posts 10,968 posts Share on other sites five boroughs, one City. The Blue Jays’ BP uniform is the only uniform in MLB that doesn’t have any words or letters anywhere on it. illwauk individuality 12,353 posts 23 Kevin W. StillS 423 2 Posted November 11, 2012 Kevin W. Members 6 Link to post This topic is now closed to further replies. 0 Followers 2 3,583 Kevin W. Link to post Forums Home Share on other sites Posted November 11, 2012 What Makes Us Uniquelast_img read more

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Raiola set to travel to Manchester United, Pogba has rejected renewal…

first_imgDuring the last international break, Pogba was asked about potentially playing for Zidane at Madrid and explained that the club is a dream for all footballers, and even more so with the former Ballon d’Or holder being there.Quizzed on the player on Saturday, Zidane said: “I like Pogba a lot, because I also know him personally and what I say is not new, that’s why I can say it with sincerity.“He’s different, there are those that know how to attack, others defend, but he does both. He has qualities that allow him to do things that very few can do. He knows how to do everything.“Having said that, he has a contract with Manchester United and we have to respect that, but if there is ever a possibility beyond United for him, he has always said that Madrid was the club that interested him the most.”This is clearly getting serious as far as transfer rumours go. There’s claimed interest, the player has given his view and now so too has the manager.Saturday’s Marca claimed Mino Raiola had offered the player to Real Madrid in two recent telephone conversations, which doesn’t take a great leap of faith to believe.On Sunday, as well as covering Zidane’s comments, the Spanish newspaper say Pogba rejected a Manchester United renewal offer in January. That’s harder to believe – that the offer was actually made – but it’s not difficult to suppose that Madrid, and by extension Marca, have been told that.The report also states that Raiola is set to travel to Manchester to speak to United and find out the club’s ‘exact position’.There’s ‘moderate optimism’ at Real Madrid, which could be shaken somewhat when met with the answer from Old Trafford… depending on what that answer is.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this City-Building Game is a Must-Have. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoDating.comThe Most Handsome Men In Hong Kong On This Dating SiteDating.comUndoPerfect-Dating.comReveal Tung Chung As The Best City to Date for Love & RomancePerfect-Dating.comUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥Undo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoSingles50Hong Kong: A 40+ Dating Site That Actually Works!Singles50UndoCoworking Space | Search AdsThe cost of shared office in Hong Kong might surprise youCoworking Space | Search AdsUndoInstant Voice Translator43 Languages Instant Voice Translator Flying Off Shelves in Hong KongInstant Voice TranslatorUndo Paul Pogba has been the subject of two Marca front pages in two days, and it was hardly going to be any different after Zinedine Zidane praised the player and brought up the midfielder’s comments about Real Madrid.last_img read more

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1216 people in distress breathing camps and 4206 people in Bangalore

first_imgConcept: The district has been in the doldrums for the past few years Of the 1216, 79 of the 4206 people in Bangalore were shifted to relief camps. Bungalows for 3009 under the leadership of Koota District Distance Management Authority 10,555 were relocated to other homes. Of the 2872 people in the disaster risk areas, 9420 are relatives in Bangalore. 548 people in Bangalore have been shifted to rented houses and 137 to Bangalore. Posted by. 587 were transferred to the old age home.Transfer as many people as possible to safer areas. District Collector Dr. The last few days have been marked by vigilance under the leadership of Adila Abdullah. Munda kai urul pottali ala paiyam ni latti. Major damage including two houses and two bridges were washed away. 179 including the night before the accident was forecast in Lunda Yenki. Tum bangs were removed from the EV.Southerners who are in the safety zone are also on the bridges. There was a situation where the day was shrinking. They were the ones who were put out by the rescue operation. On the recommendation of the District Collector, the President of Meppati Grama Panchayat, K.K. Representatives of the people under the leadership of Sahadin, Vaithiri Hazildar T.P. Abdul Haris, Dep. Razak, Sandeep Kumar and White Rimala Village Officer Balan. The new team is led by DFO Ranjith Kumari. The group evacuated people on the same day.In addition to rescue operations following a landslide. Message Collector Vikalp Bharadwaj, ASP Vivek, Deputy Collector K. AJISH, JILLA FIRE OFFICER P. Fire Rescue Team led by Anoop, National Disaster Response Army members, volunteers from the charity The year has passed.last_img read more

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Statement: Kevin Prince Boateng

first_imgThe Ghana Football Association has received a letter from player Kevin Prince Boateng on his decision to resign from the senior national team, the Black Stars.According to Kevin, the physical demands of playing for both club and country at high levels are taking a toll on his health.The player also explained that in order to remain healthy and stay off any injuries, he has consulted his doctors and family over the matter and has decided to take the decision to excuse himself from national duties since he is on a special training that he has to interrupt to honour national invitations.The Ghana Football Association is yet to take a position on the decision of Kevin Prince Boateng.last_img read more

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More than a dozen arrested after pro-Trump and anti-Trump protesters clash in Berkeley

first_imgKGO-TV(BERKELEY, Calif.) — At least 20 people were arrested after supporters and opponents of President Trump clashed in Berkeley, California.According to Berkeley Police Officer Byron White, the rally started on Saturday with an event called “Patriots Day,” created online by pro-Trump demonstrators. The event at Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park was met by anti-Trump protesters, and soon violence began to break out.Fireworks were set off in the park and major brawls erupted, with some of the fighting moving to an adjacent street. According to the Berkeley Police Department, paramedics treated 11 people with injuries, including seven who were transported to local hospitals.There were reports of different gases, but police said they believe it was pepper spray set off by demonstrators clashing in the street.“A member of the crowd released some kind of gas into the air and that gas…one of our officers was exposed to it and the officers have since put on gas masks to protect themselves,” White said. “That officer has been treated and released at the scene.”Police said they seized several prohibited items from the protesters including, flagpoles, signs attached to poles, a knife, and a stun gun, according to ABC station KGO-TV.There were no reports of damage to downtown business and no injuries to anyone not involved with the event.In March, Berkeley experienced similar brawls after several of the same groups planned rallies to protest and counterprotest. KGO-TV reports 10 people were arrested then and police are still trying to identify suspects.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Relatedlast_img read more

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Jalen Ramsey officially active for Jaguars vs. Titans

first_imgJalen Ramsey wants to be traded, but he will still be active for the Jaguars’ matchup with the Titans on Thursday, the team announced. “All I care about is winning, man,” Ramsey told reporters. “I want to f—ing win. Straight up. Excuse my language, but everybody knows that. That’s who I am. That passion, that fire, that heart, that’s what y’all love, and I’m going to continue giving that as long as I’m here.”According to ESPN, every team in the NFL has contacted the Jaguars about acquiring the cornerback. Related News A.J. Bouye and Cam Robinson are expected to play and start tonight against the Titans.Tonight’s inactives ⤵ pic.twitter.com/wjzvf6z930— #DUUUVAL (@Jaguars) September 19, 2019Ramsey, who has asked to be moved, said in a press conference Tuesday he is still focusing on Thursday’s game. Jaguars’ Jalen Ramsey to play against Titans, Doug Marrone says Jalen Ramsey trade rumors: Raiders have ‘checked in’ with Jaguars about deal for cornerbackcenter_img Jalen Ramsey trade rumors: ‘Almost every team’ has called Jaguars about cornerback Jaguars’ Jalen Ramsey on trade request: ‘I want to f—ing win’ Jacksonville has also reportedly asked for two first-round picks in return for the two-time Pro Bowl player.last_img read more

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Study: Kids are less fit than their parents were

first_imgDALLAS | Today’s kids can’t keep up with their parents. An analysis of studies on millions of children around the world finds they don’t run as fast or as far as their parents did when they were young.On average, it takes children 90 seconds longer to run a mile than their counterparts did 30 years ago. Heart-related fitness has declined 5 percent per decade since 1975 for children ages 9 to 17.FILE – In this May 13, 2007 file photo, boys participate in 100 meter race during two-day World Athletics Day meet in Bangalore, India. An analysis of studies on 250 million children around the world finds they don’t run as fast or as far as their parents did when they were young. Research featured at the American Heart Association’s annual conference on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, showed that on average, children 9 to 17 take 90 seconds longer to run a mile than their counterparts did 30 years ago. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi, File)The American Heart Association, whose conference featured the research on Tuesday, says it’s the first to show that children’s fitness has declined worldwide over the last three decades.“It makes sense. We have kids that are less active than before,” said Dr. Stephen Daniels, a University of Colorado pediatrician and spokesman for the heart association.Health experts recommend that children 6 and older get 60 minutes of moderately vigorous activity accumulated over a day. Only one-third of American kids do now.“Kids aren’t getting enough opportunities to build up that activity over the course of the day,” Daniels said. “Many schools, for economic reasons, don’t have any physical education at all. Some rely on recess” to provide exercise.Sam Kass, a White House chef and head of first lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move program, stressed the role of schools in a speech to the conference on Monday.“We are currently facing the most sedentary generation of children in our history,” Kass said.The new study was led by Grant Tomkinson, an exercise physiologist at the University of South Australia. Researchers analyzed 50 studies on running fitness — a key measure of cardiovascular health and endurance — involving 25 million children ages 9 to 17 in 28 countries from 1964 to 2010.The studies measured how far children could run in 5 to 15 minutes and how quickly they ran a certain distance, ranging from half a mile to two miles. Today’s kids are about 15 percent less fit than their parents were, researchers concluded.“The changes are very similar for boys and girls and also for various ages,” but differed by geographic region, Tomkinson said.The decline in fitness seems to be leveling off in Europe, Australia and New Zealand, and perhaps in the last few years in North America. However, it continues to fall in China, and Japan never had much falloff — fitness has remained fairly consistent there. About 20 million of the 25 million children in the studies were from Asia.In China, annual fitness test data show the country’s students are getting slower and fatter over the past couple of decades.Experts and educators blame an obsession with academic testing scores for China’s competitive college admissions as well as a proliferation of indoor entertainment options like gaming and web surfing for the decline.China’s Education Ministry data show that in 2010 male college students ran 1,000 meters 14 to 15 seconds slower on average than male students who ran a decade earlier. Female students slowed by about 12 seconds in running 800 meters.Tomkinson and Daniels said obesity likely plays a role, since it makes it harder to run or do any aerobic exercise. Too much time watching television and playing video games and unsafe neighborhoods with not enough options for outdoor play also may play a role, they said.Other research discussed global declines in activity.Fitness is “pretty poor in adults and even worse in young people,” especially in the United States and eastern Europe, said Dr. Ulf Ekelund of the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences in Oslo, Norway.World Health Organization numbers suggest that 80 percent of young people globally may not be getting enough exercise.___Online:Healthy lifestyle guidelines: https://bit.ly/16ZnV7e___Marilynn Marchione can be followed at https://twitter.com/MMarchioneAPlast_img read more

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Moats ready to bring pressure to Steelers pass rush

first_imgNow, the veteran outside linebacker wants to return the favor on the field as one of the leaders of a revamped Steelers defense.“To feel like you’ve been compensated for your efforts, it feels good,” Moats said. “But ultimately you have to produce and that’s what I’m excited about.“I look at it as a chance for us to establish ourselves as a new Steel Curtain.”An effective pass rush has always been an integral part of past Steelers defenses, but it’s an area that has lacked in recent years.Pittsburgh finished 26th last season with just 33 sacks, four years removed from a league-best 48 sacks.“That goes with the history of the organization and the success they’ve had defensively,” Moats said. “Last year wasn’t near that type of level. We definitely have a chip on our shoulder.”The Steelers signed Moats to a three-year, $7.5 million deal in March, one year after bringing him in as an unrestricted free agent from Buffalo for the league minimum. He joins a group that features Bud Dupree, this year’s first-round pick, in addition to 37-year-old James Harrison and Jarvis Jones, the team’s first rounder in 2013, who is healthy after missing nine games last season with a wrist injury.“I feel good about our outside group,” Moats said.When Moats re-signed, he did with the intent of competing for the starting job at left outside linebacker.“We definitely talked about it and I told them that I wanted the opportunity to compete for that spot and play,” Moats said. “That was my biggest thing and that’s what I’m getting, so I have to make the most of it.”The Steelers have discussed a potential pass rush rotation once the regular season begins between Moats and Dupree on the left side and Jones and Harrison at right outside linebacker.It’s a plan that’s welcome to Moats.“It’s our full understanding that once the regular season starts we’re going to rotate because we know we’re going to be a better group that way,” Moats said. “It’s going to make us have to compete with each other, which is going to make us a better defense.”Moats played in all 16 regular season games in 2014, making 10 starts.Perhaps his most important contribution came in December at Cincinnati when he forced and recovered a fumble that led to the Steelers’ go-ahead touchdown. It was the start of a regular-season-ending four-game winning streak and part of an 8-2 stretch that helped the Steelers capture their first AFC North title since 2011.“Defensively, we got hot and we started playing a lot better and ultimately that’s what it’s going to take for us to be successful,” Moats said. “You can’t take plays off because all it takes is one bad play to give up a touchdown.”Moats is encouraged by this year’s group though and believes the strong finish last season could set up the Steelers for big things this season.“I felt like last year we should’ve made a longer run in the playoffs, but we came up short,” Moats said. “Ultimately, I feel like we’re hungry and we have the talent. It’s all a matter of staying healthy and executing.”NOTES: The Steelers activated QB Bruce Gradkowski (shoulder) from the physically unable to perform list and he practiced on Sunday. … S Mike Mitchell (hamstring) practiced for the first time in pads on Sunday and S Robert Golden (knee) the first time in more than a week. … LB Lawrence Timmons (toe) missed Sunday’s practice and WR David Nelson left early with a shoulder injury.___Online:AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and AP NFL Twitter feed: www.twitter.com/AP_NFL,Now, the veteran outside linebacker wants to return the favor on the field as one of the leaders of a revamped Steelers defense.“To feel like you’ve been compensated for your efforts, it feels good,” Moats said. “But ultimately you have to produce and that’s what I’m excited about.“I look at it as a chance for us to establish ourselves as a new Steel Curtain.”An effective pass rush has always been an integral part of past Steelers defenses, but it’s an area that has lacked in recent years.Pittsburgh finished 26th last season with just 33 sacks, four years removed from a league-best 48 sacks.“That goes with the history of the organization and the success they’ve had defensively,” Moats said. “Last year wasn’t near that type of level. We definitely have a chip on our shoulder.”The Steelers signed Moats to a three-year, $7.5 million deal in March, one year after bringing him in as an unrestricted free agent from Buffalo for the league minimum. He joins a group that features Bud Dupree, this year’s first-round pick, in addition to 37-year-old James Harrison and Jarvis Jones, the team’s first rounder in 2013, who is healthy after missing nine games last season with a wrist injury.“I feel good about our outside group,” Moats said.When Moats re-signed, he did with the intent of competing for the starting job at left outside linebacker.“We definitely talked about it and I told them that I wanted the opportunity to compete for that spot and play,” Moats said. “That was my biggest thing and that’s what I’m getting, so I have to make the most of it.”The Steelers have discussed a potential pass rush rotation once the regular season begins between Moats and Dupree on the left side and Jones and Harrison at right outside linebacker.It’s a plan that’s welcome to Moats.“It’s our full understanding that once the regular season starts we’re going to rotate because we know we’re going to be a better group that way,” Moats said. “It’s going to make us have to compete with each other, which is going to make us a better defense.”Moats played in all 16 regular season games in 2014, making 10 starts.Perhaps his most important contribution came in December at Cincinnati when he forced and recovered a fumble that led to the Steelers’ go-ahead touchdown. It was the start of a regular-season-ending four-game winning streak and part of an 8-2 stretch that helped the Steelers capture their first AFC North title since 2011.“Defensively, we got hot and we started playing a lot better and ultimately that’s what it’s going to take for us to be successful,” Moats said. “You can’t take plays off because all it takes is one bad play to give up a touchdown.”Moats is encouraged by this year’s group though and believes the strong finish last season could set up the Steelers for big things this season.“I felt like last year we should’ve made a longer run in the playoffs, but we came up short,” Moats said. “Ultimately, I feel like we’re hungry and we have the talent. It’s all a matter of staying healthy and executing.”NOTES: The Steelers activated QB Bruce Gradkowski (shoulder) from the physically unable to perform list and he practiced on Sunday. … S Mike Mitchell (hamstring) practiced for the first time in pads on Sunday and S Robert Golden (knee) the first time in more than a week. … LB Lawrence Timmons (toe) missed Sunday’s practice and WR David Nelson left early with a shoulder injury.___Online:AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and AP NFL Twitter feed: www.twitter.com/AP_NFL Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Arthur Moats (55), left, goes though a blocking drill with tight end Heath Miller (83) during NFL football training camp in Latrobe, Pa., Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)LATROBE, Pa. (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers gave Arthur Moats a new contract during the offseason.last_img read more

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