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  • Serena Williams says she ‘felt like a princess’ on wedding day thanks to Anna Wintour’s dress advice 0 CommentsPosted by Ariel Helwani on November 26, 2017 under Soccer

    When in doubt, call Anna Wintour!

    Newlywed Serena Williams revealed via Instagram on Tuesday that the Vogue?editor-in-chief played a part in her special day. According to the tennis pro, Wintour was the one who suggested that she wear Alexander McQueen while saying “I do” to Alexis Ohanian.

    “For the first dress When Anna Wintour asked me what I wanted to wear I said ‘a cape,’?I just want to wear a cape,” Williams shared. “‘Well Sarah Burton with?@alexandermcqueen?is the one for you.’ Thanks Anna. Thanks Sarah. I felt like a princess and superwoman all at once.”

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  • Andy Murray helpfully reminds reporter that, yes, female tennis players do exist 0 CommentsPosted by Pedro Gomez on July 13, 2017 under MMA

    Scottish tennis champ Andy Murray may have lost Wednesday morning in the Wimbledon quarter finals to American Sam Querrey, but he won major points for sticking up for female tennis players.

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  • Iguana wreaks havoc at tennis match, goes viral 0 CommentsPosted by Yahoo! Sports - Golf News on March 23, 2017 under Soccer

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  • Start a High School Fishing Team 0 CommentsPosted by Chris Mortensen and Ed Werder on February 9, 2017 under Fishing

    High School Fishing Teams

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    We have all experienced the Team Sports of the past, including, but not limited to Baseball, Football, Soccer, Softball, Tennis and Golf.  We, as parents, recognized early on that keeping our kids busy and involved in team sports gave our kids confidence, and skills needed to work in a “team” environment.  These are skills we knew our kids would take into college and the working world.

    If you do not own your own boat “yet”, another great way to see if your child and his, or her friends are interested, is to take them on a charter fishing.  Let them work with a guide, learn the aspects of respecting the waters, the catch and in addition, the time away from the day to day tether to their smartphones.  Charter Boat Captains can teach your teen the tricks, the popular baits and likely locations to land that fish!fish logo

    Hahnville High School B.A.S.S. Nation Team

    Most recently High School Fishing Teams have been making headlines.  Young and old, all can enjoy the sport of fishing. One of the fastest growing youth related movements across the country are high school fishing clubs, according to the Bass Federation. The Bass Federation, the nation’s oldest and organized fishing organizations, has initiated the development of the Student Angler Federation.

    One of the most noteworthy high school teams here in Louisiana, made headlines when their B.A.S.S. Nation Team was formed at Hahnville High School.   The first year (2014-2015) they did not have a team to qualify for the state tournament, but by it’s second year, they had SEVEN teams to qualify, hosted at Dorion’s Landing in Morgan City, Louisiana. The team of Andrew Melancon and Andrew Granier finished sixth, the highest placement for the Hahnville contingent.

    It has become so popular among high school youth, there is even a Facebook Page dedicated just to the Louisiana High School Bass Fishing Teams.  There is a big push now for Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA) to recognize the B.A.S.S. High School Fishing Sport, and the Student Angler Federation is helping to push this through as a recognized High School Sport.teen team

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    Information on how to start a team at your school can be found at B.A.S.S. High School Fishing Sport, and the Student Angler Federation.

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    For a two-member fishing team to compete in a state event, they must adhere to stringent rules and regulations. The boat is to have a manufactured built-in live well.  Also, have working running lights, life jackets for everyone on board  that must be worn while the motor is running. Furthermore, there is a five-fish limit, artificial lures only are allowed, you must have an emergency kill switch, and there are mandatory break times.

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  • Venus Williams had a fantastic reaction to reaching her first Grand Slam final in 7 years 0 CommentsPosted by Yahoo! Sports - Boxing News on January 26, 2017 under MMA

    Venus Williams had a fantastic reaction to reaching her first Grand Slam final in 7 years

    For the first time since 2009, Venus Williams is into the final of a Grand Slam tournament. Only fittingly, she now has to play her sister.

    On Wednesday night in Melbourne, in the first of the two women’s semifinals at the Australian Open, Venus rallied to beat the young American CoCo Vandeweghe in three sets, 6-7 (3), 6-2, 6-3. It was one of the best matches of the tournament, two of the more powerful players on tour trading massive groundstrokes and arguably bigger serves.

    Vandeweghe, just 25, had rolled through the reigning Australian and French Open champions en route to her first career Grand Slam semifinal, but Venus pulled it out.

    Here, for your viewing pleasure, is her celebration:

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    As ESPN noted, it is almost hard to remember now that just six years ago, Venus was diagnosed with Sjogren’s syndrome, an autoimmune disease that severely truncated her ability to train. As Serena continued to stake her claim as one of the sport’s best ever, for a long time it looked like Venus might bow out of tennis altogether.

    And now in 2017, with the win, Venus becomes the oldest woman to ever reach an Australian Open final.

    “Oh, my gosh, it means so much, mostly because she played so well,” Venus said afterward, praising Vandeweghe. “That moment was just joy. It was a heartfelt match. If the match is 6-2, 6-2, you know, the moment is kind of clear that it’s going to happen. But she played so well. There was never a moment where she wasn’t just hitting the ball amazing and striking the ball with just such precision.”

    At her press conference, Venus closed with a wish.

    “I would give anything,” she said, “to see [Serena] across the net from me on Saturday.”

    Serena, in a cool 50 minutes, made sure that happened.

    “A total inspiration,” Serena said after her 6-2, 6-3 semifinal victory over Mirjana Lucic-Baroni. “My big sister, she’s basically my world and my life. I was so happy for her, really.”

    “For us both to be in the final is the biggest dream come true for us.”

    For Serena, a win on Saturday would give her 23 Grand Slam titles, the most ever in the Open era. (She is currently tied with Steffi Graf.) Venus, meanwhile, is in search of her eighth.

    To put it another way, regardless of which sister wins on Saturday, the Williams sisters will earn their 30th grand slam title.

    Here’s how they stack up head-to-head in grand slam finals:

    “I just feel like no matter what happens, we’ve won,” Serena said. “She’s been through a lot. I’ve been through a lot. I look forward to it.

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  • Giant snowballs in Siberia might be connected to a frosty U.S. winter 0 CommentsPosted by Ariel Helwani on December 8, 2016 under Nascar

    Giant snowballs in Siberia might be connected to a frosty U.S. winter

    This Siberian snowball fight requires some serious upper body strength, and a helmet.

    Giant frozen orbs recently appeared along an 11-mile stretch of Siberian coastline. The largest of the naturally formed snowballs measured nearly 3 feet across, according to Russian news reports.

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    This frosty phenomenon is connected to ongoing weather events that could bring heavier snowfall in parts of North America and Western Europe this winter.

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    News of the icy beach balls first emerged after residents in the village of Nyda, which sits on the Yamal Peninsula above the Arctic Circle, posted images to social media.

    A village administrator told The Siberian Timesthat the snowballs formed in late October after water in the Gulf of Ob rose up onto land and covered the beach in ice. As the water retreated, chunks of the ice rolled over in the wet sand, forming orbs the size of tennis balls, bowling balls and basketballs.

    Siberia is near record cold for this time of year, and snow cover is at around the highest level for this time of year since at least 1998.

    These developments might lead to a snowy winter in parts of the U.S., particularly the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, as well as in Western Europe.

    Some U.S. meteorologists use Siberian snow cover levels in October to forecast how key weather patterns will likely evolve downstream.

    Siberia’s abundant snow cover last month, and the faster advance of that snow cover, might be linked to a weaker winter polar vortex, which could cause more frequent incursions of cold air into North America and Western Europe.

    Perhaps that will bring more giant snowballs to the U.S. Great Lakes.

    Icy boulders have similarly appeared in Lake Michigan in recent winters after ice sheets on the lake broke off into chunks and rolled onto shore.

    At Good Harbor Bay, Michigan, officials said a 2013 event brought ice balls weighing more than 50 pounds.

    Mashable science editor Andrew Freedman contributed reporting.

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  • Nadal aims to carry Olympic boost into US Open 0 CommentsPosted by HeadlineNews on August 28, 2016 under Soccer

    Nadal aims to carry Olympic boost into US Open

    Dinner with tennis great Rafael Nadal

    Rafael Nadal was exhausted yet exhilarated following his emotional return to action at this month’s Rio Olympics after an injury-absence and is looking forward to gearing back up for the U.S. Open starting on Monday.

    “If you’re not excited about the U.S. Open, you’re not a tennis player,” Nadal told reporters.

    Injuries are affecting several top players heading into the last grand slam of the year in a season made even more hectic with the Olympics squeezed into the schedule.

    Men’s top seed Novak Djokovic, like Nadal, is also dealing with a wrist injury and women’s number one Serena Williams is coping with a sore right shoulder.

    Lefthander Nadal, sidelined after being unable to play his third-round match at the French Open because of an injured left wrist, decided to test himself in Rio.

    “I was two months and a half outside of the competition, and not only outside of the competition, outside the practice courts. I couldn’t practise,” the Spanish fourth seed said at Flushing Meadows on Friday.

    Nadal, 30, said he was determined to give it a try in Rio and ended up feeling good enough to compete in singles, doubles and mixed doubles.

    “The motivation, the passion, sharing moments with the team helped a lot,” said Nadal, who reached the Rio singles semi-finals and won gold in doubles with his friend Marc Lopez.

    “Winning a gold medal is always something unique, and I think I enjoyed it as much as I can during the whole event,” he said.

    “I finished the tournament completely exhausted … no more energy inside of my body.”

    Nadal carried on straight from Rio to Cincinnati where he won his opening match before losing to teenager Borna Coric of Crotia.

    “I am better, I am a little bit better,” said Nadal. “It’s true that the wrist bothers me a little bit less every day. I need to understand again to hit my normal forehand. During the wrist injury, always you try to find movements to avoid the pain.

    “Today I can start the forehand, I think my normal forehand, but still needs time to feel that I am more confident on my wrist. But I am practicing well and I am competing well.”

    Nadal hopes his Rio elation carries over to the Open, which he won in 2010 and 2013.

    “I have been playing at a very high level. So that helped me to play well in the Olympics, and I hope it’s going to help me to play well here,” the 14-times grand slam winner said.

    “When you go to the Olympics and finally you win a medal, it’s just the most important thing that you can do. So I’m just very happy for that, one medal for my country.”Nadal will play his first-round Open match against Uzbekistan’s Denis Istomin, who reached the fourth round in New York in 2012 but is 7-20 this season.

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  • Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray Bring Building Slam Rivalry To Wimbledon Final 0 CommentsPosted by John Clayton on July 7, 2013 under Soccer

    LONDON — Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray are building their own Grand Slam rivalry, one that perhaps someday will merit mention alongside Roger Federer vs. Rafael Nadal, or Djokovic vs. Nadal.

    When the No. 1-ranked Djokovic faces No. 2 Murray to determine Wimbledon’s champion Sunday, it will be their fourth meeting in a major final – and third in less than a year.

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  • Serena Williams: Steubenville Rape Victim ‘Shouldn’t Have Put Herself In That Position’ 0 CommentsPosted by Yahoo! Sports - Golf News on June 19, 2013 under MMA

    Fresh off her landmark triumph at the French Open, Serena Williams is garnering attention for the wrong reasons.

    The 31-year-old tennis star made insensitive remarks about the victim in the widely publicized Steubenville rape case that appear in an upcoming issue of Rolling Stone. During an interview with Rolling Stone contributor Stephen Rodrick, a television news segment prompted Williams to discuss the case involving the sexual assault of a 16-year-old girl by high school football players.

    “Do you think it was fair, what they got? They did something stupid, but I don’t know. I’m not blaming the girl, but if you’re a 16-year-old and you’re drunk like that, your parents should teach you: Don’t take drinks from other people,” Williams said to Rodrick. “She’s 16, why was she that drunk where she doesn’t remember? It could have been much worse. She’s lucky. Obviously, I don’t know, maybe she wasn’t a virgin, but she shouldn’t have put herself in that position, unless they slipped her something, then that’s different.”

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  • Djokovic Beats Nadal To Win Monte Carlo Masters 0 CommentsPosted by admin on April 21, 2013 under MMA

    MONACO — Novak Djokovic kissed the clay and marveled at this sudden turn.

    The top-ranked Serb won the Monte Carlo Masters, and for the first time in nine years the trophy belonged to someone other than Rafael Nadal. The Spaniard’s record reign at this tournament ended Sunday with a 6-2, 7-6 (1) loss in the final.

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