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[Bearbeiten] Earnhardt to race at Kil 4

html模版Earnhardt to race at Kil7/4/2013 7:00:00 PMEarnhardt to race at Kil-Kare Friday

GREENE COUNTY One of the biggest names in stockcar racing will be in action when the ARCA truck series makes its annual stop at Kil-Kare Speedway Friday. Bobby Dale Earnhardt has filed an entry to race in the 100 lap event.

There is a reputation that precedes the name Earnhardt in the world of NASCAR. The reputation is one of grit, determination, and a fierce desire to finish first. Fortunately for NASCAR fans, the Earnhardt name will continue to be a fixture on the racetrack for many years to come through the new Earnhardt blood pursuing a racing career.

Bobby Dale Earnhardt, the first grandson of Dale Earnhardt, Sr. and son of Kerry Earnhardt, is out to prove that he too deserves a chance to lineup on race day,Lake Wenatchee opens Saturday for sockeye, side-by-side with today s best drivers.

He is starting his racing career the same as his grandfather, Dale Earnhardt, Sr. Bobby Dale intends to earn his way onto the starting field of the biggest stages in motorsports with determination and hard work.

Bobby Dale wants to build his racing career on the merit of his talent and not because of the name on his driver s license. Today the Earnhardt name lives on in NASCAR through Dale Earnhardt, Jr., but Bobby Dale Earnhardt is next in line to continue the family tradition.

Last year was the first of his three-year plan. His aim is to gain driving experience, earn respect, and create the opportunity to drive NASCAR.

His grassroots effort is something in which he has pride. I m working to raise the money on my own and start in the development series like everyone else, I m no different than anyone else, he said.

Bobby Dale Earnhardt recently moved from his hometown of Rockingham, North Carolina, to Charleston, West Virginia, to pursue ARCA TRUCK racing because he believes the short track high action will sharpen his driving skills for his ascent to the big stage. There he has been cultivating sponsorships and laying the groundwork to achieve his goal of building a NASCAR race team.

Now that the 2013 ARCA Truck Series is here he intends to add his own chapter to the Earnhardt legacy one race at a time until he earns a hefty branch on the Earnhardt family tree. He is currently 7th in points, coming off a strong finish at Winchester Speedway last week.

The NASCAR Whelen All-American Racing series weekly Kil-Kare racers will also be in action. The late models, modifieds, street stocks and compacts will join the ARCA trucks.

[Bearbeiten] NASCAR suspends use of aerial camera systems 0

html模版,Bellevue waterfront rules making wavesNASCAR suspends use of aerial camera systems7/20/2013 11:03:00 AMNASCAR suspends use of aerial camera systems DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) NASCAR suspended the use of aerial camera systems Friday,Carolina Panthers Jerseys China, nearly two months after a Fox Sports cable snapped and injured fans and damaged some cars at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Ten people were injured during the Coca-Cola 600 when part of the drive rope landed in the grandstand. Three people were taken to hospitals, and were checked out and released soon after.

NASCAR has decided, in collaboration with its broadcast partners, to suspend all media partner usage of aerial camera systems that hang over race tracks, NASCAR said in a statement. The safety of our competitors and our fans remains NASCAR s No. 1 priority, and until total evaluation and analysis have been completed,Wholesale Dumervil Elite jerseys, usage of this particular technology enhancement and any similar enhancements, has been suspended. 

Fox successfully used the CATCAM system at the Daytona 500 and the Sprint All-Star race at Charlotte. ESPN.com said Friday that ESPN had planned to use the Batcam system next weekend for the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis and the Aug. 11 race at Watkins Glen, N.Y.

We have an excellent working relationship with NASCAR and totally understand their position, Rich Feinberg, ESPN s vice president of motorsports production, told ESPN.com. We look forward to beginning our NASCAR Sprint Cup schedule at Indianapolis and televising 17 great weeks of racing.

[Bearbeiten] Bills Break Camp and Break Character

PITTSFORD, N.Y.- It's the reason we start playing sports. Not for the money or the fame but to have fun. And that pure basic principle was on full display during the last day of Buffalo Bills Training Camp.

"They're giving us the freedom to have fun," said Bills receiver Stevie Johnson,nike nfl jerseys from China, crediting the coaching staff. "As long as we put in good work on tape, we can have as much fun as we want. That's what we want as natural athletes: to have fun and play football."

The "fun" started before practice with what Johnson likes to call, #SlamCam.

"They dunked on me today. It was... it was embarrassing," admitted Bills head coach Doug Marrone. "And all of a sudden [T.J. Graham] put [a small basketball hoop] over my head and next thing I know, Fred Jackson is coming over and dunks on me and the whole place is going crazy. So, they got me."

replied Jackson. "And after you get dunked on, you got to go against the biggest and baddest in the yard. And I figured that was Coach Marrone. He set it up perfectly. He walked in the locker room,Poor Oral Hygiene Linked To HPV; Brushing Diligently Could P, and I told the guys, 'y'all get ready man,Pittsburgh Steelers Jerseys China, I'm going after coach'. Everyone around here is having a lot of fun and he's included in that."

Johnson summarizes the day's lesson: "Coach Marrone said it best, 'Don't get dunked on'."

'Don't get dunked on'. Words to live by. But that's the new motto for the Bills. New attitude, new team, new faces- but still everything to prove when the regular season begins.

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[Bearbeiten] 2015 and the APC challenge

THE newly-registered All Progressives Congress (APC) is not leaving anybody in doubt that not only has it come to stay but also to give the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) a run for its money in the build up to the 2015 general election. Demonstrating its seriousness to take over the political leadership of the country from the crisis-prone Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the biggest opposition party hit the ground running shortly after its registration about three weeks ago, and its national headquarters in Abuja has since been a beehive of activities.

On Wednesday, the creme de la creme of the party leadership, elders and elected public office holders gathered at the Ladi Kwali Hall, Sheraton Hotel, for their first interactive meeting. There, the party’s Interim Executive Committee (IEC) was inaugurated under the leadership of Chief Bisi Akande. At the event, virtually all the leaders present took turns to berate the PDP, describing it as the bane of national growth and human development.

The APC Interim National Chairman, Chief Bisi Akande, in his welcome address, did not mince words as regards the intent and purpose of the party as he declared that it came on board to save the country from total collapse and reposition it on the route to a modern and stable democratic nation.

He said, “The philosophy underpinning the coming into being of the APC, therefore, is the determination to bring the country back from the brink of collapse, despair and possible disintegration; reposition it decisively on the route to emerging into a modern stable democratic nation, with a productive economy that is based on equity and justice for all citizens.

“Trapped in a vicious cycle of political crises, social upheavals and economic under-development, Nigeria has become not only one of the most unstable countries in the world; it is also, regrettably, one of the poorest despite its huge human and material resource endowments. We believe that at the core of the paralysing challenges confronting Nigeria today is the failure of governance which is manifested in the continuing inability of the Nigerian State to meet the basic requirements and aspirations of the nation and of its citizenry.”

The APC chairman said the party would be able to achieve the daunting task through the harnessing of what he described as the abundant energies, enterprise and intellect of all Nigerians.

“Confronting these issues in a single-minded manner is the raison d’être for the formation of APC. The task before our party, therefore, is clearly cut out – to create a partnership with the people to decisively change both tone and substance of governance in the country. The Nigerian State must not only be strengthened but reconstituted to become the veritable tool of resolving and managing the fundamental challenges confronting the nation,” he had said.

Addressing newsmen on how he hoped the party would go about its mission to take over the reins of government from the ruling party in 2015, a confident Akande said it would require three things; namely: discipline, integrity and transparency. He confidently declared that the present crop of APC leaders would take over power from 2015, saying there was a general ambience of discipline, integrity and transparency among the leaders.

“What we are witnessing here today is a sense of discipline in the conduct of the APC meeting. It has not been possible for parties to merge in the country in the 53 years of its existence. But over 500 leaders that gathered here today made it possible. These set of leaders will take over power from 2015. Discipline, integrity and transparency are the virtues the APC leadership wants to give Nigerians. Nothing will stop APC from taking over from 2015,” he said.

The APC chairman also went further to say that the immediate duty of his committee, whose tenure he said would be short, was to commence the registration of members across all parts of the country.

Going down the memory lane, he said the President Goodluck Jonathan-led PDP government in 2011 invited the opposition to form a Government of National Unity (GNU). According to him, while the defunct Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) turned down the invitation outright, the other parties – the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) and All Nigeria People’s Party (ANPP) – honoured the invitation but refused to be part of the GNU as they were not interested in further compounding the problems of Nigerians under the PDP-led government.

Speaking on the conduct of the membership drive and registration, he said the interim national leadership of the party would handle it, adding that, like it did in Anambra State which lasted only three days, the exercise would not take long.

He, however, did not comment on who would contest for what position, as he said that had been clearly provided for in the party’s constitution, which he said he had no power to change.

Akande also failed to clear the air on the presidential ambition of General Muhammadu Buhari, who many Nigerians have come to regard as a veteran presidential contestant, having been in the race since 2003.

When the former Military Head of State was asked to comment on his ambition ahead 2015, Akande stopped him, saying “I overrule General Buhari from answering any question on his ambition because this is a press conference organised by me. Anybody who wants to contest the presidential election can call and organise his own press conference.”

Speaking with newsmen on the meeting, Governor Ibitunde Amosun of Ogun State, said the attendance and calibre of people present was an indication that APC was poised to take over the Presidential Villa by 2015.

“They say that picture doesn’t lie, and with the way we are going, we are leaving nobody in doubt as to our genuine intention, our courage, determination and steadfastness to take the county to the Promised Land. It is now for us to do those things that have (sustained) us up to where we are now.

“When we started, they said we would not agree on the name of the party, on the flag, on the symbol, even on the interim merger we have. But somehow, because we mean well for Nigerians, all of our leaders selflessly forego their individual interest, personal ego to just say we must bury all of these things that have debarred us since the creation of Nigeria for progressives to come together. And I am sure we are determined now; we are ready and Nigeria will be better for it.

So, good governance is just around the corner. APC will be in the Villa,Carolina Panthers Jerseys China, Insha Allah,” he said.

On his part, Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State described the APC as the instrument that would bring about the change.

He said, “Former British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, said, ‘We do not know whether if we change things will improve, but for things to improve, we must change’. APC is the change agent that we are lucky to be part of. We are the changers; PDP is the change that you get when you change things and throw away. I don’t want people to abuse PDP at all. Any time we are here, let’s not abuse any party. We are very lucky.

“When you are fighting a man and you want to abuse each other, the man is shorter than you, he cannot see, he can’t walk and he cannot run and you start abusing each other. What is he going to use to abuse you? If PDP is not there, nobody will appreciate APC. People say ‘show me your friend and I will tell you who you are’. A man is known by the quality of his friends and the quality of a man is known by the content of his character. (In the same way, a party is known by the personalities that make up the party. Tell me,NFL roster cuts 2013- Da'Rick Rogers, four others released b, which other personalities are better than those that are here?”

Honourable Adekunle Adeyemi, a member of the House of Representatives, said APC had come to stay, noting that from the inauguration of the party’s IEC, it “will move forward and we will make sure we do the needful for us to put smiles on the faces of the people. Reconciling the divisive tendencies is not an issue, but let me just say that when we get to the bridge, we shall cross it. We have (taken) the first step; all other things will follow, and I believe that with the help of God, together we shall all get to the Promised Land.”

Senate Minority Leader, Senator George Akume, was also convinced that APC is the ‘Noah’s Ark’ as he said, “What we are celebrating today is the best of APC, given the fact that they never expected us to succeed. But by a dint of hard work and with the support of God, we succeeded. This is a new train about to take off.

We invite all of you to join. Why do you have to join this train? You have to join this train because, for the first time in the history of this country, change is about to take place.

He said, “The progressives in the past never came together to get united and wrest power for the purpose of delivering quality leadership to this country. 2015 is a

date with history; it is a date with destiny. 2015 has no political space for pockets of embers of hate and disunity. Great Nigerians, APC has come from three political parties and we are now one. Nigeria is a country of many ethnic groups and yet, given the transformational leadership, we will turn these crops of nationalities into one united family.”

Akume, however, acknowledged the daunting task ahead, saying that the real challenge was not about the successful registration of the party but the task of winning elections.

“Don’t forget, we have crossed a stream that is littered with crocodiles. But a river that is littered with hippopotamuses and more crocodiles is still ahead of us and that is the actual elections. So, we have a lot of work to do. Let us go back to the grassroots and start massive mobilisation and registration for the betterment of our APC,” he said.

Senator Ahmad was more critical of the PDP as he heaped the blames of the woes of the country on the ruling party.

Ahmad said, “The governor of Oyo State said we should not abuse the PDP. Your Excellency, permit me; I will abuse PDP because PDP abused Nigeria and Nigerians. So, I will abuse PDP. The party told us that they have been transforming Nigeria and yet after 14 years, they have to go round the states and local governments to show the projects of others. They have failed. It is obvious that they have no visible project to show. In fact, there is a popular saying in Hausa that if you go round and tell people that you have performed, that means you have not performed. People should feel it and people should have benefitted from it.

“They told us the economy is sound and that it is growing by seven per cent; one of the fastest growing economies in the world. Yet, more and more Nigerians are sinking into poverty. Insecurity dominates our lives; (there is) so much kidnapping. This is a fallacy and the PDP has failed. The ground can never be more fertile than it is today; the climate can never be more conducive for change as it is today. It is therefore an opportunity for us in APC to ensure that we unite and make the sacrifice that is required of us to make sure that we give Nigerians what they have been crying and yearning for all these years.

“PDP administration, no doubt, is jittery. They say we are not going anywhere. Initially they thought registration was not going to be possible. But now we have been registered. They say we are strange bedfellows; yet we have united. In fact, the leaders of the former parties sacrificed a lot, knowing fully well that they will lose their seats; yet,Baltimore Ravens Jerseys China, they ensure, with others, that we have APC. That is the hallmark of obvious sacrifice that we all have to make at a point.”

While the APC has become a registered politically party and while it is also putting all measures in place to ensure that it fares well in the forthcoming elections, the question remains: Can the various interests in the party shelve their individual interests and allow the new party to give PDP the real challenge in 2015? Time will tell.

[Bearbeiten] 5 children, 1 adult injured in accident on I

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- An accident on I-77 Sunday evening sent five children and one adult to the hospital.
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Authorities said one of the children got out of their car seat and the adult driver turned around to tell the child to get back in the seat. The driver over corrected and lost control of SUV.
 


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[Bearbeiten] US woman stabbed to death in front of Beijing shoppers

A knife-wielding man killed two people, including a woman from the United States, in an attack in China’s capital, state media said on Thursday.

The stabbing happened outside a shopping mall in downtown Beijing on Wednesday, Xinhua news agency reported,Judge frees Mexico drug boss who oversaw torture murder of D,http://www.jerseys-online.org/sitemap.html, citing local police.

Police detained a 27-year-old man surnamed Xiao from eastern China following the attack, which was witnessed by hundreds of bystanders, the report said.

The suspect is unemployed and has claimed he is mentally ill, the report said. It did not give the names of the dead but said the other victim was a Chinese male.

China had a murder rate of 1.0 per 100,000 people in 2010, according to the United Nations, among the lowest in the world.

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[Bearbeiten] McNeill- Blazers G Damian Lillard Talks Offseason Improvemen

Ryan McNeill of BulletinBoardMaterial.com interviewed Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard about his offseason and the upcoming 2013-14 season. .

Here's a partial transcript.

How can you improve next season?

The best thing I know to do is keep working. That's what I've been doing this summer. I've made some improvements on some skill stuff, I've gotten stronger, I've watched film on myself when I was successful and when I struggled. I think I'll be judged -- the level of player I'll be, people will base that on how my team does from now on. My main goal is to try to help my team get further and have a better record than we did last year.

How much will the new bench help?

I think it will help us a lot. We added some really good players. Guys that fit into the team we had already. It won't be as much pressure on our starting five to perform, play a bunch of minutes and still have to produce at a high level. We'll have guys that can come in and produce and make sure we get the amount of rest that we need to be at the top of our game.

How can you keep pace in the Western Conference?

It's always tough in the West. This year, a lot of the teams in the West have gotten better but we're one of them. It's all on paper. At the end of the day, every team that has gotten better on paper and put good guys on their roster, they have to put it together on the floor. It's a matter of who can put it together on the floor the best.

What do you guys need to do to "put it together" next season?

First of all, guys need to show up and be ready. When guys are working in the offseason and show up in shape and everybody is ready, we all can figure out what we want to get done. Everybody has to be bought into what we want to get done. Guys have to understand what their role is, what the teams need from them,Baltimore Ravens Jerseys China, and embrace it. I think the best teams have guys that embrace what the team needs from them, sacrifice themselves for the best of the team. Once we can get that,Baltimore Ravens Jerseys wholesale, guys can figure what the team needs from them, I think we should be a really good team, a playoff team.

Sean Highkin of USA Today Sports also got  from Lillard about his workload and the Blazers' offseason additions.

"Sometimes when you're out there (playing) so many minutes, your body can wear down,Defendant in slaying takes plea deal," Lillard told USA TODAY Sports. "So you're not always productive at the highest levels because you might be worn down."

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Lillard is happy with the extra help he's getting.

"It was definitely what we needed," he said. "We needed size and we got that. We needed more depth, and we definitely got that.

Lillard also  with Slam Magazine this week.

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[Bearbeiten] Stop what you're doing and read Rolling Stone's feature on A

By now, we're all familiar with the circumstances surrounding the arrest of former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez. Hernandez a Connecticut native faces first-degree murder charges and the possibility of life in prison without parole for allegedly shooting and killing semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd back in June.

, drumming up reports of heavy PCP use and paranoia leading up to the tight end's revelation and subsequent confession to head coach Bill Belichick that he feared for his life.

Solotaroff does not do Belichick any favors with his feature, painting the coach as the head of an Evil Empire who knowingly accepted risks with a number of players in exchange for tallies in the win column.

Time was, the Pats were the Tiffany franchise, a team of such sterling moral repute that they cut a player right after they drafted him, having learned he had a history of assaulting women. But Beli-chick, the winner of three Super Bowl titles and grand wizard of the greatest show on turf, had decided long before he got to New England that such niceties were beneath him. Over a decade, he d been aggregating power unto himself, becoming the Chief Decider on personnel matters. He signed so many players bearing red flags they could have marched in Moscow s May Day parade (Randy Moss, Donte Stallworth,Five players to watch, et al.), and began drafting kids with hectic pasts, assuming the team s vets would police them. Some of this was arrogance, some of it need: When you re picking from the bottom of the deck each spring, you re apt to shave some corners to land talent.

highlights the evolution of Hernandez from a polished high school standout to a violently paranoid thug. It details his run-ins with the law,seattle seahawks 3 jerseys cheap, features anecdotes about Hernandez toting a shotgun around for protection, and paints a pretty clear picture of how the DA's case could fall well short of a conviction. It also reveals that Hernandez had blown off Tom Brady this offseason and received an ultimatum from Belichick regarding his off-the-field problems.


This past spring he skipped out on team training drills, going to California to rehab an aching shoulder and take a much-needed break from New England. But while out there, according to the source, he blew off sessions with his therapist, Alex Guerrero, and stood up Tom Brady, who was running a camp for Pats receivers. Worse, the police were called out to his Hermosa Beach rental on March 25th, summoned by his fiancee, Shayanna Jenkins, after a loud dispute during which Hernandez put his fist through a window. No arrest was made, but word got back to Belichick, who exploded and tendered notice: Any more disruptions and he d be traded or cut at the end of the 2013 season.

But, perhaps, the most interesting part of the feature focuses on Hernandez's family history. His mother's arrest for her involvment in a sports book. Her affair with a coke dealer who was married to her husband's niece. Hernandez's father's rough history, second chance, and untimely death following a hernia surgery.

He might have held it together, or handled the fallout better, if Dennis had been around to see him through it. But in January 2006, Dennis checked himself in for a hernia repair at a local hospital. Something happened on the table, though, and he contracted an infection; two days later, he was dead. He was 49, in otherwise splendid health, and beloved by virtually everyone in town. His funeral, at the Church of St. Matthew, was like an affair of state: 1,500 mourners packed the biggest church in Bristol, and hundreds more waited to view the body. DJ was inconsolable, sobbing over the casket, but Aaron, 16 and shocked beyond tears, sat stone-faced. Friends tried to console him or draw him out; instead, he locked down, going mum. He d open up the tiniest bit, then say nothing for weeks,nike seattle seahawks 3 jerseys, like it was a sign of weakness to be sad, says Beam. His brother was at college, and the only other person he would really talk to was the one who was taken away.

Whether or not Hernandez actually pulled the trigger and killed Odin Lloyd on June 17th, is worth 15 minutes of your Wednesday, if only because it offers a look at the systemic non-action, the unfortunate adolescent traumas, and, most importantly, the terrifying moral compass and haunting personal choices of Aaron Hernandez that allegedly left at least one man dead and led one of the NFL's best tight ends to a prison cell that he might call "home" for the rest of his life.  []

[Bearbeiten] College football 2013- Predictions for every Week 1 Top 25 g

Last college football season,Bills looking at a scary situation, I released my predictions for each Top 25 game on a weekly basis and finished the year with a modest record of 200-55 (not including bowls).
We re switching it up a little bit for 2013. Now, a few members of the FanIQ.com writing staff will be joining me to add their game predictions in order to compete for the pick em title.
Site manager Dan Bohm (), featured columnist Patrick Gordon () and a weekly guest will have their (unlikely) chance to beat me, Tyler Waddell (), in choosing the potential winners of each Top 25 game.
We would like to give a warm welcome and thank you to BleacherReport.com s NFL and NFL Draft Lead Analyst Matt Miller () as our first-ever guest picker,Indianapolis Colts Jerseys China. .
 

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[Bearbeiten] Kosar For GM- Please No.

Bernie Kosar did more in the NFL with less talent than anyone I have seen in the 45 years I have been a Browns fan. He was able to do that or one reason: football intelligence. Anyone who has heard him do the color on TV knows that he can disect a defense in a heartbeat. He also has to have tremendous innate intelligence. After all,Wholesale Dumervil Elite jerseys, he graduated from the U with a double major in finance and economics (not basket weaving and coaching football) in 3 years! How many people do you know who have done that? Anyone who understands the basics of business knows that bankruptcy is as much a business decision as it is an indicator of failure. Bernie apparently had some personal issues (a vindictive soon-to-be-ex-wife among others) that probably played into the bankruptcy significantly. Regardless, the Browns have the people in place to handle the salary cap and contract issues. I don t think there is a person in the NFL who handles all those issues by themselves.

Does Bernie have the experience to run an organization by himself? Probably not. But he has the knowledge and instincts to learn, and he has some experience, though limited, with the Gladiators. Put someone experienced,Carolina Panthers Jerseys China, like Accorsi,Why were no Republicans at the March on Washington rally-, in charge of mentoring Bernie and I believe we will have someone who can take us to the promised land. I jsuggest you google Bernie Kosar to see his history. Bernie is an untapped resource that has been ignored and wasted for too long. GET HIM INVOLVED NOW!

[Bearbeiten] The worst trades in WNBA history

During the Sparks-Shock game last night, Rebecca Lobo suggested the trade that brought Kristi Toliver to Los Angeles was one of the most one sided in league history. Bad trades have been subject for debate among WNBA fans since Mikiko Hagiwara was traded to the Mercury in 1997. I even back when WNBA.com was sponsoring fan blogs and Kristi Toliver was just the hero of the Final Four. Let's update things and see where the Toliver trade ranks and see if any other recent trades are as bad or worse. Here are the top 10 worst trades in WNBA history:


  1. 10 March 2010 A three way trade. The Chicago Sky traded Candice Dupree and a second round pick to Phoenix. The Mercury send Cappie Pondexter and Kelly Mazzante to New York. The Liberty send Shameka Christon and Cathrine Kraayeveld to Chicago. The pick the Merc got turned out to be Ashley Houts. Even at the time it looked like Chicago got the short end of the stick, giving up the steady Dupree for the inefficient Christon. No one could have forseen that Christon would only play 10 games for the Sky due to multiple injuries. If we did a statistical ranking of bad trades, this one would rank much higher on the list. Since the degree of badness was mostly caused by bad luck, it stays down here.


  1. 9 December 1999 The Utah Starzz traded Elena Baranova and a first round pick to the Miami Sol for Kate Starbird and a second round pick. Starbird never amounted to much in Utah. Candi Harvey wasn't much of a bench person even in the best of circumstances, she certainly wasn't going to give time to frail, 37% shooting wings. Baranova sat out 2000 to play for the Russian Olympic team, which is what made this trade happen, but she played quite well for Miami in 2001. The Sol traded the pick to Minnesota for Marlies Askamp, who was quite solid for them in 2000 and not bad off the bench in 2001 before being traded to Los Angeles for a first round pick in the 2003 draft. Utah used the second rounder to get Jameka Jones.


  1. 8 June 2008 The Atlanta Dream traded Camille Little to the Seattle Storm for a second round pick. The pick turned out to be Shalee Lehning, who was not terrible for Atlanta. Little, of course, blossomed into a very good starter for the Storm and was key to Seattle beating Atlanta in the 2010 Finals. Like #10 above, this deal was precipitated by player demand. Little had broken up with her boyfriend, , who played for the at the time. She requested a trade to avoid having to see him at their shared facilities all the time.


  1. 7 May 2010 The Chicago Sky traded Kristi Toliver to the Los Angeles Sparks for a second round pick. The pick turned out to be Angie Bjorklund. Toliver was constantly butting heads with then Sky coach Steven Key and was generally considered to have an attitude problem. She improved a little in LA, then really blossomed when the Sparks brought in Carol Ross to coach. Bjorklund never got on the floor for the Sky or any other WNBA team.


  1. 6 March 2004 The Washington Mystics traded Asjha Jones to the Connecticut Sun for Tamicha Jackson. Jackson actually came from Phoenix, this was a three way deal in which the Mercury got a first round pick from the Sun. It's hard to see what the Mystics were thinking here. They already had Stacey Dales and Coco Miller, both of whom were clearly superior to Jackson, and they spent their first round pick on Alana Beard a couple of weeks later. Even if they were suckered in by the Reverse Asjha Jones Theory of Mystic Success*, they should have been able to get more for a capable young front court player than someone to be the 4th guard on the roster.


  1. 5 May 2003. The San Antonio Silver Stars traded Natalie Williams and Coretta Brown to the Indiana Fever for Sylvia Crawley and Gwen Jackson. The SASS realized, correctly, that Williams had started on the downside of her career. Somehow they failed to see that the same was true of Crawley, odd given the way her numbers had been steadily declining. The difference? Williams is a Hall of Famer, her downside is still all-star level play. Crawley's downside is a coaching career. As for the rookies,nike seattle seahawks 12 jerseys, Tired Legs Jackson played well in 2003 but had nothing but upheaval and disappointment in her career afterwards. She was traded away midway through 2004. Brown had some moments that year,nike nfl jerseys from China, but never amounted to more than a deep bench player.


  1. 4 June 2002. The Minnesota Lynx traded Betty Lennox and a first round pick to the Miami Sol for Tamara Moore and a second round pick. Lennox really couldn't get along with then Lynx coach Brian Agler. After this trade she said she felt "betrayed" by him and called him a "con man" and a "liar". Anyway, Moore mostly sat on the bench for the Lynx and left at the end of the season. Lennox went on to be finals MVP for Seattle. The draft pick never got taken, the Sol folded, but anyone Minnesota could have gotten in the 2003 lottery would have been an improvement over half a season of Tamara Moore. Even adding in Jordan Adams, which is who the Lynx got with the pick they received from Miami, Minnesota blew this move. Oh, and Agler was fired a few weeks later, so there was really no need to trade Lennox at all.


  1. 3 May 2000. The Portland Fire traded Tari Phillips to the New York Liberty for Carolyn Jones-Young. Of course the worse move was Orlando leaving Phillips available in the expansion draft for Portland in the first place, but then Carolyn Peck did a lot of things that didn't make sense. The Tarnado went on to four all-star appearances and pretty much carried the Liberty to the 2000 finals. Jones-Young played a handful of minutes for the Fire in 2002, fewer than Phillips had played for the Miracle in fact. Given what Phillips had done in the ABL, I can't understand why Orlando and Portland didn't see the value she had. This was the gold standard for bad trades for years.


  1. 2 May 2009 Another three way trade. The New York Liberty sent their first round pick to the Minnesota Lynx. Minnesota sent Noelle Quinn to the Los Angeles Sparks. LA sent Rafaella Masciadri to the Lynx and Sidney Spencer to the Liberty. The pick turned out to be the #1 overall pick, which the Lynx used to acquire Lindsay Whalen from the Connecticut Sun. The Sun used the pick to take future MVP Tina Charles. Spencer had a decent rookie season in 2007, even getting some votes for Rookie of the Year, but had regressed in 2008. She barely played for Lib over the next 2 1/2 seasons before getting shipped out. The Liberty had little reason to expect the pick to be a lottery pick. They had practically everybody back from a team that was one basket away from the Finals in 2008. Instead their offense collapsed as the rest of the league figured out Pat Coyle's game plan and they finished last in the East. The Sparks had to be kicking themselves for letting Minnesota into the trade instead of dealing Spencer for the pick straight up. Quinn was an upgrade over Spencer, but she's not Tina Charles.


  1. 1 July 2005. The Minnesota Lynx traded Katie Smith and a second round pick to the Detroit Shock for Chandi Jones, Stacey Thomas, and a first round pick. When this trade first happened, I did my best to defend the Lynx end of it. I liked Jones and there was a fair chance that the pick would be a lottery pick. Smith was at that early 30's age when so many two guards drop off the face of the earth (see Merlakia Jones, Ruthie Bolton, Nikki McCray, Kelly Miller, etc) and was coming off of a knee injury, plus the Shock already had a really good two guard in Deanna Nolan. Jones occasionally showed flashes,HANAHAN, S.C.- Teen hit by off duty SC sheriff's deputy, but never turned into the player some thought she could be. Thomas played three minutes in a Lynx uniform. The pick Minnesota got wasn't a lottery pick. They used it on Shona Thorburn, who was a bust. Smith wasn't what she used to be, but she was still very, very good. Her play was a big part of what took the Shock from barely making the playoffs in 2004 and 2005 to the 2006 2008 titles plus the 2007 Finals. The pick the Shock got was Ambrosia Anderson, who got cut. The Shock got the missing piece they needed for another title run, and got it very cheaply. That makes them the big winner in the worst trade ever.



  • What the heck is the Reverse Asjha Jones Theory of Mystic Success? It's a statistical anomaly from 2002, Jones' rookie season. The more minutes Jones played for Washington that year, the worse the team's record was. When she played 20+ minutes they were 6-11. When she played 10-19 minutes, they were 7-3. When she played fewer than 10 minutes, they were 4-1. According to the theory, this meant that the Mystics were better off not playing her very much, regardless of matchups or other factors. It's really an example of how statistics can fool you if you let them. Anybody who watched the Mystics that year could tell that Jones wasn't hurting the team by being on the floor.

[Bearbeiten] Cmcinaz's 53 Man Roster Projection

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The QB position (2):





Mendenhall is clearly the #1 running back but dealing with knee issues all throughout TC, it has to worry the coaching staff. Thank god for who has really taken his game to another level in TC this year and will be backing up Mendy. The two rookies are a lock and the much publicized could make a case to be the 5th RB this Thursday. If having to choose between a 5th RB, a 5th TE or a 6th WR; I'd go with Ryan Williams at this point pending his performance on Thursday.


The RB position (4):



Stephan Taylor


  • Ryan Williams Bubble


Tight end has gone greatly unnoticed during TC. The club has given DC Jefferson a lot of reps, Housler has been kept under wraps, Sperry has looked good in TC but not great catching the ball in his first preseason action, King has been sidelined most of TC with a knee, and Dray has been solid not spectacular. Now they've brought in Quinn to have a shot. My thinking on the TE position is that it's probably the easiest position on the team to backfill so I think they go with four and make it work. This is another bubble position however.


The TE position (4):




DC Jefferson

  • Korey Sperry


We all know the top 3 but just to highlight one thing on the top 3; Roberts has to stop dropping the ball. Beyond that, I think Brown and Hawkins edge out and I'm ok with that. Brown has been the most consistent of all receivers in catching the ball and could be a reliable red zone and 3rd down target. Hawkins brings an element to this receiving core that no one else does. He finds a way to get open, catch the ball and get YAC.


The WR Position (5):





Juron Brown

  • Mike Thomas bubble


The injury to Coop has created a roster spot on offense that wouldn't have otherwise been there. I think this group is all locked up at this point.


The Offensive Line (8):

Levi Brown

Daryn College

Lyle Sendeline

Paul Fainaka





  • Johnathan Cooper PUP


Defense - 26


Dockett has said that D-Line is the strong point of the defense. I'd have to agree to a certain extent. I think it should be the strong suit with this formidable group but they have yet to show their dominance.


Dline (7):



Calais Cambell



Matt Shauganassy

Frosty Rucker


The D-Line is going to have to keep up with the LB's if they want to be the strong suit of the defense. This is another solid group that has much to prove and won't be at full strength until DWash gets back in week 5. Either way it's pretty solid.


Linebackers (8):





John Abrahams



Alex Oakafor

  • Reggie Walker DWash Suspension Survivor
  • Kenny Demons PS
  • Kevin Rowe PS


There are a lot of new faces in the secondary and this could be the reason for some of the breakdowns we have witnessed in the preseason. I have no doubt that their talented enough but they will need to come together real soon and get some early help from the missing pass rush if we're going to get off to a good start. And yes, my boy Jefferson makes the 53.


Secondary (11):



Johnathan Amaya



Jeraud Powers





Jamell Flemming


Hopefully this old reliable group and the only group completely unchanged from the previous regime can continue to do what they have done in the past. In the future though, the cards have to develop a long snapper at another position. Taking up a valuable roster spot with the only skill set being a long snapper is just asinine.


Special Teams (3):


Mike Leech



I will be keeping my eye on the TE position, the RB position and the WR position in the upcoming Thursday night preseason game. Specifically Ryan Williams, Jeff King,seattle seahawks 3 jerseys cheap, DC Jefferson, Korey Sperry, Richard Quinn, Juron Brown, Charles Hawkins and Mike Thomas.


Who will you be watching ? Do you think I missed on any of the positions here ? Should they keep two QB's or three ?



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Since his story first broke, Carter has received a significant amount of support from people who think his treatment has been grossly unfair. Carter is currently in prison on $500,000 bail and could be sentenced to upwards of 8 years in jail. This past month Carter has been on suicide watch as he's grown despondent over the situation.

"The law enforcement, the sheriff's department, the district attorney's office -- nobody wants to be the one that let him go," his lawyer Donald H. Flanary said. "They don't think about the person or the crime or the lack of crime ... they don't want to take responsibility for something happening in the future."

Carter isn't the only one, however. Josh Pillault who was 19 last October in Mississippi for a similar offense, when he threatened a player while playing the video game Runescape. He had been told to kill himself by an antagonizing player,Giants Jerseys China,Revisiting my Tony Jefferson Fanpost, and from there said he would kill not only himself, but take the whole school with him.

"His doctors have said he wouldn't hurt himself or anyone else," his mother wrote. "We actually have teachers who were willing to testify that they knew it wasn't a true threat as soon as they found out it was Josh. Even his fellow inmates and guards have commented on how they can't believe he is still in there."

Still, Pillault was kept in prison despite maintaining his innocence. Eventually he was advised to plead guilty in hopes of getting a lighter sentence,Carolina Panthers Jerseys China, as his case was looking increasingly grim. Now, he's facing up to ten years in jail and a fine of $250,000.

"Instead of being home with his family, he spent his birthday and the holidays behind bars," wrote his mother. "We all worry about him constantly. I barely sleep anymore because I am worried about him."

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It took only a brief study of this image of assorted women in winter casualwear to determine what is really wrong with this M S ad, part of its new campaign called Leading Ladies. Twiggy, Dannii, Myleene and co have been flung aside in favour of an entire cricket team of estimable females who have done something . No, it s not that there are no plumpies present (Daily Mail), or visible grey hairs (historian Mary Beard), or enough women of colour (Woman s Hour). Nor is it the fact that the company s marketing man, Steven Sharp, when asked a predictable question about whether the shoot was feminist, flannelled: It s a womanist campaign . . . designed to celebrate women. To whom clothes are presumably important.


Not empowering anyone: The 'Leading Ladies' pose for a photograph in the new M&S campaign

This was a statement that was hacked to pieces almost before it left his mouth. The charges against him were that he failed to grasp the true meaning of womanism (Google it), and managed to miss a heaven-sent cue to gush, insincerely, Of course this is a feminist campaign! Feminism is what we at Marks Sparks DO, as if the aim of the multi-million-pound exercise was not to sell winter coats, but to support the sisterhood, which would have shut everyone up.

And, finally, it s not even the fact that the pictures are gloomy and the clothes are quite boring. No, what s wrong with the ad is the Leading Ladies themselves. With the exception of one or two of them, I don t think they should have touched it with a barge-pole. And they think so, too. You can see it in their eyes. This is why. When it comes to a model, an actress or an athlete, for example, it s absolutely understandable that they need to market their faces and bodies in the cause of their careers and bank balances. So sportsmodel Maria Sharapova can do what she likes if she wants to be the face of Evian or change her name to Sugarpova to sell sweets, then that s fine by me. If you trade on your looks  and athletic ability, or you re  a female actor (as Working  Girl star Melanie Griffith, 56, has just complained, youth-obsessed Hollywood ignores older women) then for you, summer s lease hath indeed all too short a date. So I concede that it s fair enough that actress Helen Mirren, boxer Nicola Adams, and model Karen Elson appear in this shoot,Baltimore Ravens Jerseys China, and also that photographer Annie Leibovitz takes the pictures, because that is her job. But the rest of them? I look at the pictures and inwardly I howl: Grace Coddington of Vogue, you were the star of The September Issue, the world s greatest fashion stylist, so why do you appear in a series that you yourself would have styled so much better? And Tracey Emin, of the unmade bed, you re an edgy, provocative artist, not a mum in a knitted cardie. And Monica Ali! You re beautiful. You re brilliant. But you re a novelist, not a model! The problem here is that women who are celebrated, and have always been celebrated, for what they DO are inviting themselves to be valued on how they LOOK instead.


Artistic? These women are asking to be judged on their appearance, says Rachel Johnson

If you don t want women to be judged, as they are continuously, on how they look, then it is a cause for regret that such women of real achievement and distinction are trading on their appearance. We have all been asked to do things that we probably shouldn t do. A few years ago, I was asked to do a shoot for a gentleman s glossy (hard to believe, I know), and I am still invited to grace reality TV shows most recently I rejected the chance to appear on Splash with diver Tom Daley on the grounds that I look hideous in a bathing cap. Although the money is tempting and it s always lovely to be asked, I have so far managed to say no. If you want to be taken the slightest bit seriously for your day job (I agree this yearning is a stretch in my case) you have to decline. This is why these lovely, strong,Buffalo Bills news, 8-30- roster cuts loom following 35, high-achieving women have made a bad call by saying cheese. Even if they didn t need to do it for the money and were motivated by some other reason, they have sold their right to say Don t judge me on my appearance due to the fees they have received to appear  in this campaign. (M S has declined to release details of the budget). These new faces of Middle England are enriching only themselves and not empowering anyone else with their lucrative, late-onset, career move into modelling. I know everyone has their price. And we are all vain. But these wonderful women are helping to build the M S brand at the expense of their own. Leading Ladies may turn out to be a giant leap for Marks Spencer. But it is a small step backwards, in high heels, for womankind.   It s my birthday soon, and when family members ask me for present ideas I close my eyes as if in pain. We have so much stuff already, I m surprised Channel Four hasn t come knocking to do a whole secret-hoarders-style documentary.
I reply that they should select a stray object from our over-stuffed Victorian semi (say, a saggy sofa, or the dead PlayStation) and find it a new home.  Whining never wins the day I am anti-fracking but I am also, after the Battle of Balcombe, now anti anti-frackers. One dreadlocked white female in a gaping vest with luxuriant armpit hair whined on BBC News: It was terrible, they crushed the meditation tent, which put most right-minded people on the side of the police.
It makes me wonder what is the actual point of these very physical, noisy protests? What do they achieve apart from getting attention-seekers on telly?
Cruise missiles. Newbury bypass. Winchester bypass. Tuition fees. Hunting ban. Iraq War. Each was a fait accompli,nike nfl jerseys from China, we can see in retrospect.
I do hope that the oppo to the doomed, daft HS2 is comparatively silent . . . and also FAR deadlier.  


Sweet appearance: Nigella Lawson finally broke her silence when she took to Twitter with this slice of Victoria sponge


So, Nigella has broken her silence. YUM! she said, as she settled down to watch the new series of the Great British Bake Off, an epochal televisual event she marked by tweeting a photo of a piece of blackcurrant Victoria sponge.
Which I studied carefully. It looked suspiciously dainty to me more of a sliver than a slice.   More...

[Bearbeiten] 2013 WNBA Draft prospects- 13 players to watch

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[Bearbeiten] Jeff Teague Ready for Larger Role with Atlanta Hawks in 2013

Just about a month ago Jeff Teague was still a restricted free agent, not knowing where he would be playing next season. The Bucks wanted him; the Hawks didna�?t want to lose him. He claimed to be fine with either situation, playing for his former coach Larry Drew in Milwaukee or staying put in Atlanta the only NBA city he ever called home. The latter of these two options ended up occurring with Atlanta matching Milwaukee s qualifying offer to lock him up for the next four years. Now, Teague is positioning himself for a loftier role.

In an interview with Steve Kyler of HOOPSWORLD,New York Jets Rumors- Mark Sanchez Fears IR, Geno Smith Read, Teague said he s????with the Hawks in the 2013-14 season.

Teague made a name for himself last season as one of the better point guards in the NBA and really made improvements to his game from 2011-12. He bumped up his scoring from 12.6 ppg to 14.6 ppg, his assists up from 4.9 to 7.2 per game, and his foul shooting from 75.7% to 88.1%. His 45.1 field-goal percentage ranked among the top-10 point guards in the league. These numbers from a fourth year player are very promising, but it seems Teague might be called on to do even more in the upcoming season.

Many credit Teaguea�?s statistical jump to the departure of Joe Johnson at the end of last season, as it gave Teague more flexibility to run the team. Now it s Josh Smith (and his 15 shots per game) that has left Atlanta, leaving a void that Teague will be partially responsible for filling. It is a responsibility that Teague claims he is ready for and one that he certainly will not shy away from.

Others also responsible for filling that void left by J-Smoove will be returning Hawks Al Horford, Kyle Korver and Lou Williams. New additions Paul Millsap,women nike seattle seahawks 12 fan white, Elton Brand, DeMarre Carroll and first-round draft pick Dennis Schroder will also be called upon to help fill the void as well.

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Lamar Odon has checked himself into rehab.

The 33-year-old basketball star was arrested and charged with DUI in Los Angeles on Friday following weeks of speculation surrounding his marriage to Khloe Kardashian and his alleged drug abuse – and now it appears he’s taking action to get clean.
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Odom has admitted to drug use in the past – he violated NBA drug policies in 2001 and spoke candidly of his marijuana use in 2003.
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