In The Spotlight – New South Wales Scorpions

first_imgWhat would you say are the strengths of your team? I’d say our strengths are the combination of young players and experienced players, as well as having coaches who are current players and extremely knowledgeable. It has allowed us to share ideas and experiences and I think this really makes us strong. Who do you expect to be your toughest opponents? Every team is going to be our toughest competitor. Every game and every team poses a different threat and so I think that this, as well as the nature of the Elite Eight series, makes it impossible to say which team will be our toughest competitor. What would it mean to you to win the Elite Eight series? It would be so awesome to win the Elite Eight series and it would be a credit to all of the hard work the girls and our coaches have done in the lead-up to the series. Also to say that we have won the first Elite Eight series would be incredible! To overcome all of the talent that will be on display would be a great achievement.Stay tuned to the website for the upcoming editions of In The Spotlight, which will feature every team in the Elite Eight series. To keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and information in the lead up to and during the 2011 X-Blades National Touch League, go to www.ntl.mytouchfooty.com and don’t forget to become a fan of Touch Football Australia on Facebook by clicking on the following link:http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Touch-Football-Australia/384949403384 How is your team’s preparation going in the lead up to the event? The Scorps girls have been training really well and we’ve had a lot of fun. Tash (coach – Tony El Takchi) is teaching us a lot and keeping us all together so it will be interesting to see how we go in a proper game.center_img In the eleventh edition of In The Spotlight, the New South Wales Scorpions’ Sarah Peattie speaks about her team’s preparation in the lead up to the Elite Eight. How does it feel to be a part of the 2011 Elite Eight series? It feels so great to be a part of a new tournament and concept for elite Touch. It is going to be really competitive and a real challenge for every team.last_img read more

Stocks slip but remain on track for another winning week

first_imgNEW YORK — Stocks slipped in Friday morning trading, as falling oil prices dragged down energy companies, but the S&P 500 remained on track to close out its third straight winning week following a brutal December.KEEPING SCORE: The S&P 500 was down 14 points, or 0.6 per cent, at 2,582, as of 10 a.m. Eastern time. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 155, or 0.6 per cent, to 23,846, and the Nasdaq composite lost 44, or 0.6 per cent, to 6,942.CRUDE CALL: Energy stocks in the S&P 500 fell 1 per cent for the largest loss among the 11 sectors that make up the index. Exxon Mobil, Chevron and ConocoPhillips all dropped more than 1 per cent.Benchmark U.S. crude oil fell 81 cents, or 1.5 per cent, to $51.75 per barrel and on pace to break a long winning streak. Oil has climbed for nine straight days, as it recovered a portion of sharp losses from prior months when worries flared about weakening demand and too much supply.Brent crude, the international standard, sank $1.07 to $60.61. If it remains down, it would be the first drop for oil in two weeks.2019 RELIEF: The S&P 500 has been clawing back gains since running to the edge of what traders call a “bear market,” when it dropped 19.8 per cent between setting a record in September and a low on Christmas Eve. Stocks have climbed on soothing words from the Federal Reserve about the future path of interest rates, plus hopes that the U.S.-China trade dispute may ease. That’s helped to at least paper over worries about slowing growth for corporate earnings and the possibility of a looming recession.Even with Friday’s weak opening, the S&P 500 is on pace for a 1.9 per cent gain this week. It would be the third consecutive winning week for the index, its longest since August. Not only that, the last three weeks of gains have all been of at least 1.8 per cent. If that holds, it would be the longest such streak since 2001.US-CHINA TALKS: Talks between American and Chinese negotiators may have ended without significant breakthroughs, but traders are choosing to focus on the positives. The fact that talks lasted a day longer than planned, conciliatory statements from both sides and the possibility of higher-level talks in the near future are driving gains in Europe and Asia. In December, U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping agreed to a 90-day tariffs cease-fire, for negotiators to soothe tensions that have unsettled trade.MARKETS ABROAD: In Asia, Japan’s Nikkei 225 index jumped 1 per cent, the Kospi in South Korea rose 0.6 per cent and the Hang Seng in Hong Kong gained 0.5 per cent. In Europe, France’s CAC 40 dropped 0.6 per cent, and Germany’s DAX lost 0.6 per cent. The FTSE 100 in London fell 0.4 per cent.INTEREST RATES: The yield on the 10-year Treasury note fell to 2.68 per cent from 2.73 per cent late Thursday.The Associated Presslast_img read more

February PV sales dip 111 may miss fullfiscal forecast

first_imgNew Delhi: Domestic passenger vehicle (PV) sales dropped 1.11 per cent in February, making it the seventh decline in eight months, prompting auto industry body SIAM to suggest that it will miss even the scaled down forecast of 6 per cent for the ongoing fiscal.The Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) said uncertainty ahead of elections coupled, weak market sentiment and unfavourable factors like high interest rates and insurance cost are continuing to affect sales. In its latest data, SIAM said domestic PV sales were at 2,72,284 units in February, down from 2,75,346 units in the same month previous year. Also Read – Maruti cuts production for 8th straight month in Sep”What we are seeing is that the market sentiment is subdued. Interest rates are still high and we have not been able to recover from the impact we have had earlier on the year,” SIAM Director General Vishnu Mathur told reporters here. The sales decline in February is the seventh instance in the last eight months, with the only positive growth since July last year coming in October, he added. In the April-February period this fiscal, PV sales have grown 3.27 per cent at 30,85,640 units as against 29,87,859 units in the year-ago period. Also Read – Ensure strict implementation on ban of import of e-cigarettes: revenue to CustomsWith people postponing discretionary spends like buying cars ahead of the elections, coupled with the current subdued sentiments, Mathur said it was unlikely that March sales will be high. “So we are more or less looking to end the year at around 3 per cent growth which we have witnessed so far,” he added. In the beginning of the fiscal, SIAM had projected 8-10 per cent growth for PV sales but it was revised to around 6 per cent after dip in sales from the third quarter onwards. In February, PV market leader Maruti Suzuki India posted 0.19 per cent increase at 1,39,912 units. Hyundai Motor India saw its PV sales decline by 3.13 per cent to 43,110 units. Mahindra & Mahindra, however, posted 16.86 per cent growth at 26,106 units. SIAM said domestic car sales were also down 4.33 per cent to 1,71, 372 units as compared to 1,79,122 units in February 2018. MSI’s car sales were down 3.25 per cent at 1,00,513 units. Hyundai Motor India also witnessed a decline of 6.43 per cent at 32,792 units. Honda Cars India, however, posted a jump of 46.53 per cent at 10,920 units in February this year. Total two-wheeler sales in February were down 4.22 per cent to 16,15,071 units compared to 16,86,180 units in the year-ago month, SIAM said. Motorcycle sales last month declined by 0.58 per cent to 10,47,486 units as against 10,53,596 units a year earlier. Market leader Hero MotoCorp posted 1.65 per cent increase in its bike sales in February at 5,44,073 units. Rival Bajaj Auto also posted a growth of 6.28 per cent at 1,86,523 units, while Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) witnessed a decline of 11.66 per cent at 1,45,260 units. Scooter sales in February stood at 4,92,584 units as against 5,60,653 units in the same month last year, down 12.14 per cent, SIAM said. Scooter market leader HMSI saw its sales dip by 19 per cent to 2,63,299 units during the month. Similarly, Chennai-based TVS Motor Co also witnessed 8.68 per cent drop in scooter sales at 83,543 units during the month. Hero MotoCorp posted 19.36 per cent decline at 56,543 units. Sales of commercial vehicles was also down 0.43 per cent to 87,436 units in February, SIAM said. Vehicle sales across categories registered a decline of 3.65 per cent to 20,34,768 units from 21,11,804 units in February 2018, it added. Meanwhile, Hyundai Motor India said on Friday that it would launch a subscription model initially in six cities across the country as part of its partnership with self-drive car-sharing firm Revv. Hyundai Subscription aims to provide an opportunity to the customers to experience Hyundai product portfolio, with hassle-free ownership, flexibility and limited commitment through subscription-based ownership model.last_img read more

Star power doesnt matter in web space

first_imgAfter creating a niche in the film industry with her versatility, passion, and love for acting, Isha Koppikar is now working to leave her impression on the web space. The actor says she is always in search of good content and that’s all that matters to her. “My focus has always been ‘good content’. I want to do roles that are substantial, roles that one can reckon with. I want to play characters that will allow me to experiment and grow as an actor. The idea is, whatever you do, make sure you choose good content. When you work on a good project, you experience a high. I want to be in that high all the time,” says Koppikar. Also Read – The Puja carnivalOn how star power doesn’t really matter in the web business, Isha says, “In web, we care more about good actors who can justify the role. Content is the sole king here. This is because unlike movies, numbers are not an aspect to be concerned of.” The actress is currently working for ALT Balaji’s upcoming web series Fixers. She will be seen playing the character of Sub-Inspector Jayanti Javdekar, a typical Marathi woman who lives in a modest house with her young son and husband. Also Read – Wave City brings special offers this NavratraFixer tells the thrilling story of a tainted ATS officer from Delhi who is drawn into the murky underbelly of Mumbai movie mafia and industrialists and becomes a fixer. Exuding immeasurable power and strength, Jayanti is the one who Malik relies on for any information or arrangements. Besides, Hindi cinema and web space, the actress has proven her acting potential in Kannada, Telugu and Tamil movies including ‘O Nanna Nalle’, ‘Jodi, Surya Vamsha’, ‘Prematho Raa’ to name a few. Being a part of this industry for more than two decades now, she has seen how the audience and their demands have evolved over the years. Isha feels, today, the audience is much smarter and it is difficult to cater to their demands and match to the level of their expectations. “This new generation has got immense exposure because of technology, as a result of which their thought process is changed. They are glued to information and are constantly looking for something meaningful. This is one of the reasons why reality-based web shows and movies are doing well,” says Koppikar who wishes to play a character like a warrior queen Wonder Woman in her career. However, in the real world, she is indeed a wonder-woman balancing a hundred things on her plate. She is not just an actor, but a wife, mother, an entrepreneur, a politician and a lot more. Sharing her mantra of managing everything so well, Isha says, “We all have to balance for better. It is all about how much you value your time as well as the time of others who are important to you. Also, it is important how you utilise that time. Like, I have a 4-year-old daughter. I can be with her all day but if I am not participating in her day-to-day activities, how am I adding value to her life as a mother,” “I believe, we all have time… we make time for what is important,” she concludes.last_img read more

Asteroid makes close approach to Earth NASA

first_imgNEW YORK – NASA stated Friday a newly discovered asteroid made a close approach to Earth on September 16, which “could be back in Earth’s neighborhood in 2032”The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) stated Friday a newly discovered asteroid made a close approach to Earth on September 16, which “could be back in Earth’s neighborhood in 2032”.Published on NASA’s official website, the statement said the asteroid named 2013 TV135 was initially estimated to be about 400 meters (1,300 feet).The scientists said the asteroid made it’s closest approach as about 6.7 million kilometers (4.2 million miles), whose orbit carries it as far out as about three quarters of the distance between the Moon and the Earth.Scientists, who made observations for an orbital period that spans almost four years, stated its future orbital path was still quite uncertain. NASA’s Near-Earth Object Program Office noted the probability this asteroid could then impact Earth was only one in 63,000.The asteroid was discovered on October 8, 2013, by astronomers working at the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory in Ukraine. As of October 14, asteroid 2013 TV135 is one of 10,332 near-Earth objects that have been discovered.“To put it another way, that puts the current probability of no impact in 2032 at about 99.998 percent,” said Don Yeomans, manager of NASA’s Near-Earth Object Program Office at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. “This is a relatively new discovery. With more observations, I fully expect we will be able to significantly reduce, or rule out entirely, any impact probability for the foreseeable future.”NASA detects, tracks and characterizes asteroids and comets passing close to Earth using both ground- and space-based telescopes. The Near-Earth Object Observations Program, commonly called “Spaceguard,” discovers these objects, characterizes a subset of them and identifies their orbits to determine if any could be potentially hazardous to the planet.JPL manages the Near-Earth Object Program Office for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate in Washington. JPL is a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena.last_img read more

Egypt presidency hails high turnout in key referendum

first_imgCAIRO- Egypt’s presidency hailed on Thursday the “high turnout” in a constitutional referendum, billed by the military-installed government as an endorsement of the overthrow of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July.The president’s spokesman “remarked, on the high turnout in the referendum, that it was a beautiful day for Egypt and democracy,” a statement said.Official results for two days of voting that ended Wednesday have not yet been announced.last_img

Umpires Are Less Blind Than They Used To Be

Umps are getting better, and they’re also remarkably consistent. An ump who makes more accurate calls in one year will likely do the same the next; an ump who misses more calls in a given season will likely be as bad the next. Umpire accuracy is more steady than a player’s batting average or a pitcher’s ERA, and as consistent as OPS (on-base plus slugging) and wins above replacement.To see how this works, look at the performance of Lance Barksdale and Tim Welke. While they both follow the league’s general trend of increased accuracy — more about that later — they have, respectively, been one of the best and one of the worst umpires over the past seven years. The difference between Barksdale and a league average ump is about five correct calls per game; the difference between Barksdale and the league’s worst umpire is closer to 10 calls a game. On average, that’s about one judgment call per inning that a good ump is getting right and a bad ump is getting wrong. That might not sound like much, but if once every six outs a batter gets another swing after a third strike that wasn’t or a pitcher strikes a hitter out on a pitch that’s actually a ball, you can start to see the impact.Given their differences, umps develop reputations. Near the end of infielder Mark DeRosa’s 16-year career, he knew what to expect from the umpire calling balls and strikes. “You gain knowledge over the course of being in the big leagues for the course of a couple of seasons,” he said. “You understand which umpires are a little bit wider in their zone, who are a little bit more north-south, who’s going to force the pitcher to come tight.”Before games, he and his teammates would even talk about what they could expect during the game: “A comment would be passed back and forth, whether we should be pulling the trigger tonight or ‘this guy is normally a hitter’s umpire and likes to force the pitcher to come back over the plate, so let’s be a little bit more picky with what you’re going to swing at.’ ”An umpire who understands what calls he is missing is an ump who can improve. “It was amazing how my perspective of the strike zone changed when I got this technology,” Dellinger said. “I thought pitches were on the plate, until you get that data back. You see that some of those pitches were not on the plate. It wasn’t something that was done intentionally. It was just your perception of the strike zone. I was able to quickly make adjustments based on having that information, which was huge to me.”Seeing the data, however, can make fans less charitable. “They see a pitch that is out of the box, and they think, ‘Aw, he’s a bad umpire,’ ” Dellinger said. “I’m thinking, ‘You should have seen it 15 or 20 years ago.’ ”He’s right — ump accuracy has improved since 2008. But it has been on only one type of pitch: strikes.While umps call balls no differently than they did seven years ago, they’re accurately gauging strikes at much higher rates. This distinction is so large that Brian Mills, a professor of tourism, recreation and sports management at the University of Florida, cites the increasing size of the strike zone as accounting for about half of the league’s 50-point drop in OPS since 2008. In other words, steroid testing isn’t the only change responsible for MLB’s drop in offensive output. It’s also more called strikes.While the league and the umpires association have access to data showing that specific umps tend to be better at calling balls and strikes, it does not appear that they use this information to reward those who are the most accurate with choice assignments, like the All-Star Game or the postseason.2MLB declined to make specific umpires available for interviews but did let Peter Woodfork, senior vice president of baseball operations, and Randy Marsh, director of major league umpires, talk.According to Peter Woodfork, senior vice president of baseball operations, balls and strikes play a role, but don’t write Lance Barksdale’s name into your World Series scorecard just yet. “Once you meet a standard, you’re in the mix,” Woodfork said, likening the selection process to that of the NCAA tournament. Assignments are doled out using a mix of analytics and judgment: “Balls and strikes is taken into account along with field work, rules, instant replay and handling situations. Professionalism also factors into grading umpires. The plate work may carry more weight in the evaluation, but they are all important.”If plate work is important, it hasn’t shown in playoff assignments. According to numbers from BaseballSavant.com, umps who were No. 70, 71 and 76 in the accuracy rankings (out of 79) called balls and strikes in the ALCS last year, with only one of the top 10 umps receiving a league championship series or World Series spot. And this more exhaustive look at umps also finds that postseason spots do not appear to be linked to regular-season performance. “Like any other profession, you can go up and go down, but the consistency over time often helps,” Woodfork said. “We don’t ignore what you’ve done in the past, but that year carries the most weight.” If that’s true, expect our old friend Barksdale to receive a high-profile opportunity, as his 90 percent accuracy rate through July 1 is far and away the best single-season number in our data.But while decisions on postseason spots won’t come for several weeks, MLB has already had one opportunity to reward an umpire for past performance, getting to pick a home plate umpire for July’s All-Star Game. It chose Tim Welke — the same Tim Welke who has consistently had one of the league’s worst rankings since 2008. Dusty Dellinger knows how difficult it is to be an umpire. “There’s an old saying that they expect you to be perfect from day one and get better,” the former Major League Baseball official said over the phone. As the director of Minor League Baseball Umpire Development and the Minor League Baseball Umpire Training Academy, he knows how elusive perfection can be.Correctly calling 140 pitches flying 90-plus mph and breaking six inches or more is a near-impossible standard. And when mistakes are made, players and managers aren’t bashful. Jonathan Papelbon said D.J. Reyburn should “go back to Triple A” after a confrontation over balls and strikes. Joe Girardi complained about inconsistency. Larry Andersen did too after he retired, labeling the men behind the plate arrogant. You don’t have to look too hard for more examples.That’s led plenty of people to wonder when robots will come for the umps’ jobs. But lost amid those blue-sky dreams is what’s happened to the way we judge the blue behind the plate. Technology has changed how we can evaluate umps. It shows that umps are getting better, that there’s a significant gap between the best and worst, and that the best umps aren’t working the biggest games.After every game, umpires receive a report from the league office that informs them about their accuracy, their correct calls, and the ones they missed. Pitchers, hitters and fans have near-instant access to information on an umpire’s accuracy, too. The chart below shows the accuracy rates for calling balls and strikes for each ump since 2008, when MLB installed the PITCHf/x tracking system in every stadium.1The data was collected from BaseballSavant.com. Umps in the data set saw at least 3,000 pitches (called balls or strikes) in each season, with a smaller restriction (1,800 pitches) for 2015. read more

Russell Westbrook Is The Greatest TripleDouble Machine In Recorded History

D. Green2016GSW99.619.213.310.4 G. Hill1997DET84.530.913.010.5 D. Cousins201595.435.518.75.215.2 C. Paul200987.832.47.915.715.9 M. Johnson199194.126.69.617.216.4 R. Westbrook201696.834.011.314.917.9 L. Bird1985101.634.312.67.915.1 Data through April 6, 2016.Source: basketball-reference.com L. James2009CLE88.740.810.910.4 J. Kidd2008NJN91.516.011.414.7 O. Robertson1962124.926.710.89.914.2 J. Kidd2006NJN89.819.110.412.1 M. Johnson1982LAL103.122.511.711.6 L. James201291.238.111.18.815.5 M. Johnson1987101.631.18.215.915.9 M. Johnson1983LAL103.821.110.913.2 R. Westbrook2015OKC95.741.110.612.5 L. James201190.936.410.29.615.2 G. McGinnis1975105.133.716.17.115.7 But Westbrook’s triple-double splurge — and the league’s as a whole — is way more impressive than it appears on the surface. That’s because Magic’s “Showtime” Lakers teams from the ’80s played at a much faster pace, giving players more possessions per game to score, assist and rebound. Ditto for Oscar Robertson: The Big O played in the early 1960s, a time of breakneck back-and-forth play that allowed him to pick up a mountain of box score stats.Adjusting for pace shows that Westbrook is in rarefied territory in averaging a triple-double per 100 possessions; and he did it last year, too. It’s an exclusive group: Only eight players have ever done so for a season, and just four of them — Westbrook, LeBron James, Jason Kidd and Magic Johnson — have done it for multiple seasons. Also on this list: Draymond Green this season. What are the greatest points/rebounds/assists seasons? M. Johnson1989100.128.710.116.416.8 PER 100 POSSESIONS Where is Oscar, though? While the Big O’s 1961-62 season remains the only time a player managed to average a triple-double per game for an entire season, he’s not included in this list. His Cincinnati Royals played at an incredible pace: nearly 125 possessions per 48 minutes. And because of that, Robertson fell just short of averaging a pace-adjusted triple-double that vaunted season — his stat line was 26.7 points, 10.8 rebounds and 9.9 assists per 100 possessions. That said, Robertson averaged a ridiculous 30-10-10 per game over his first six seasons.Not all triple-doubles are created equal, though. Westbrook isn’t just barely notching triple-doubles, he’s getting them by huge margins. To better capture a player’s excellence in all three categories — scoring, rebounding and assisting — we can calculate an “impressiveness” score, by taking the geometric mean of the pace-adjusted averages.2In this case, the geometric mean is the cube root of the product of the three categories, per 100 possessions.This way of looking at seasons penalizes players who perform really well in a few categories but poorly in others. So a scoring- and rebounding-heavy forward who doesn’t rack up many assists won’t rank highly. By calculating impressiveness scores for all players, we capture the occasional season — like Michael Jordan’s in 1988-89, for example — that fall short of the arbitrary triple-double threshold but are astounding nonetheless. (Note to the young ’uns: That Jordan season was an absurd 40 points, 9.9 rebounds and 9.9 assists per 100 possessions.)The table belows shows the top 20 player seasons by impressiveness in all three categories, as indicated in the “Weighted Score” column. Also included, for comparison, is the best year for Wilt Chamberlain (his 1963-64 season ranks 47th overall in impressiveness) and Oscar Robertson (his famed triple-double season is 86th). No offense to those all-time greats, but their triple-double abilities aren’t as impressive when pace is factored in. — at least for points-rebounds-assists triple-doubles. Chamberlain was a prolific shot blocker, but we don’t have the stats from that time to track triple-doubles with blocks. L. Bird198798.633.611.09.215.0 PLAYERSEASONPACEPTS.REBOUNDSASSISTSWEIGHTED SCORE PER 100 POSSESSIONS Players who have averaged a pace-adjusted triple-double Russell Westbrook is a force of nature. Westbrook has wreaked havoc on opposing NBA teams, piling up 17 triple-doubles so far this season, which ties Magic Johnson’s 1988-89 season for the most in the last 33 years.1According www.basketball-reference.com, which tracks triple-doubles going back only to the 1983-84 season.Westbrook sucks opposing defenses into the paint before dishing to Kevin Durant, Serge Ibaka or a Thunder shooter waiting in the corner. Or he can just score it himself. Westbrook was last season’s scoring leader and is this season’s No. 2 in assists. While averaging 24 and 10, he’s also having one of the greatest rebounding seasons ever for a guard — without the aid of deferential bigs on the team.Westbrook is not alone, though. The NBA is in the middle of a triple-double boom. The 73 triple-doubles posted this year are five shy of the leaguewide regular-season record since 1984. But the league has expanded since then, offering more games and therefore more potential triple-doubles. The rate of triple-doubles per 100 league games is 6.2 this year, the third-highest over that span. Besides Westbrook, Draymond Green has 13 and Rajon Rondo — collecting his stats in a considerably less aboveboard manner than Russ and Dray — has a half-dozen, one shy of his single-season best. L. Bird198897.937.611.67.715.0 M. Johnson199096.330.08.915.416.0 L. James201091.440.09.811.516.5 R. Westbrook201595.741.110.612.517.6 But hot damn, look at Westbrook! His last two seasons are the most impressive scoring-rebounding-assisting seasons in history, when all three are weighed equally. Despite his team’s playing at a slower pace, Westbrook’s last two seasons have managed to surpass Oscar Robertson, Jason Kidd, Magic Johnson — you name it. Russell Westbrook is the greatest triple-double machine on record.Neil Paine contributed research assistance.Check out our latest NBA predictions.CORRECTION (April 11, 5:45 p.m.): An earlier version of the chart in this story had mislabeled y-axis tick marks. The chart has been fixed. R. Westbrook201495.435.79.411.415.6 J. Kidd2005NJN89.121.010.812.1 L. James201390.737.511.210.116.2 K. Garnett200589.131.419.18.016.9 PLAYERSEASONTEAMPACEPOINTSREBOUNDSASSISTS K. Garnett200489.033.219.06.816.3 D. Walker1990WSB99.412.912.010.9 M. Johnson1981LAL102.727.210.910.8 L. James201693.336.110.89.815.6 K. Garnett200391.929.617.37.815.9 K. Love201497.335.517.06.015.4 K. Malone199790.040.014.46.515.6 R. Westbrook2016OKC96.834.011.314.9 L. James200890.239.610.49.515.7 M. Jordan198997.040.09.99.915.8 J. Kidd2007NJN91.418.611.713.2 D. Robinson199490.139.214.16.315.1 G. Hill199784.530.913.010.516.2 M. Johnson1989LAL100.128.710.116.4 L. James200988.740.810.910.416.6 T. Boerwinkle1975CHI99.713.815.611.1 L. James2013MIA90.737.511.210.1 J. Kidd2002NJN91.820.710.213.8 Weighted score is the geometric mean of points, rebounds and assists (per 100 possessions). Data through April 6, 2016.Source: basketball-reference.com W. Chamberlin1964115.133.320.24.614.5 read more

Tiger Woods Used To Be One Of Golfs Longest Hitters — Until

What once was a massive distance advantage that Woods used to rack up a -13 score relative to par on par-5s at the 1997 Masters is now nothing special. These days, just about everyone hits it like Tiger — if not better.So what happened? For one thing, pro golfers took Woods’s lead and became much stronger and more athletic. Although Daly was a freak of nature — he never worked out and bombed drives while chain-smoking and pounding Diet Cokes — today’s top players have a lot more in common with current World No. 1 Dustin Johnson, who stands a lean 6-foot-4, hits the ball 305 yards per drive and proudly posts shirtless Instagram photos. As we’ve written before, Woods’s current pursuit of majors has been made more difficult by an influx of younger athletes to the game that he himself helped inspire. And a big part of that younger generation’s success is linked to hitting the ball really far.But another, even bigger factor is a drastic improvement in equipment over the years. Before the 1990s, driver clubheads were significantly smaller, made of heavy material like persimmon (instead of metal) and attached to the ends of shorter, heavier metal shafts (as opposed to graphite). As more and more players began switching to modern clubs — the last major won with a persimmon driver was Bernhard Langer’s victory at the 1993 Masters — the tour began to see a massive increase in driving distance (and, interestingly enough, a decrease in driving accuracy). More than just the introduction of fitter players, established golfers were also hitting the ball harder: The 60 players who qualified for the PGA Tour driving leaderboard in both 1995 and 2005 saw an average increase of 18.6 yards per drive over that span.Simply put, lighter clubs with a longer shaft and larger clubhead surface area generate more power. As a fun exercise last year, YouTuber and PGA club pro Rick Shiels hit 10 drives with both a top-of-the-line club from about 20 years ago (the Ping TiSi Tec) and 2018 (the Ping G400 Max) and measured the results using tracking analytics. On average, Shiels estimated to have hit the ball 16 yards farther in the air (and 19 yards farther in total) with the modern driver, thanks in part to a ball velocity 4 mph faster off the clubhead:Of course, the ball itself has also made it easier to drive for huge distances. The introduction of Titleist’s Pro V1 model in 2000 — which features a “multilayer” design with a solid rubber core and thin polymer casing — instantly revolutionized the way balls were manufactured, optimizing power without sacrificing accuracy. When Shiels ran a similar test between 1998 and 2018 golf balls (using the same club for each), he drove the ball 11 yards farther through the air — and 12 yards farther in total — with the current Pro V1, thanks again to a nearly 3 mph boost in velocity off the face.These clear technological improvements have led to questions over whether such advantages should be dialed back at the pro level to make the game harder again. Although the golf ball debate rages on, many top-tier courses have been remade since the ’90s, “Tiger-proofing” themselves by adding more distance to their layouts. Par-72 major championship courses in the 1990s averaged 7,006.1 yards in total length; by the 2000s, that average became 7,319.3 yards, and this decade it’s 7,456.6 yards — a 6.4 percent increase that mirrors the change in average driving distance since the early 2000s. With Tiger Woods restored to his familiar place among golf’s major winners, it’s tempting to allow the sports nostalgia to seep in. Tiger’s back! It’s just like the 1990s again! But as is the case in every sport, the game that Woods played 20 years ago is very different from today’s version and, if anything, makes his win at the Masters last month all the more impressive.Perhaps the biggest difference involves the sheer power of modern hitters. In 1995, Woods’s last season before turning pro, the average qualified PGA Tour golfer hit the ball 263.6 yards per drive; the leader, John Daly, checked in at 289.0 yards per drive. So far this season, the average is 292.9 yards per drive, and tour leader Cameron Champ checks in at 315.7. That’s right — the average drive distance from 2019 would have led the PGA Tour each season through 1996. Woods’s mark in 19971The first year Tiger played enough as a pro to qualify for the PGA Tour’s leaderboards. of 294.8 ranked second only to Daly’s 302.0. A 294.8-yard average today would rank just 86th of the 214 golfers on tour — tied with the slumping former World No. 1 Jordan Spieth. And just like the existing players increased their power through technology, existing major hosts have added length to offset it. Sixteen courses hosted a major in both the 1990s and 2010s; those courses averaged 7,011.6 yards back then and 7,307.9 yards now — an increase of 296.3 yards on average. Even the Black Course at Bethpage State Park in Long Island, which hosts this weekend’s PGA Championship, has increased its length by 222 yards since it hosted Woods’s U.S. Open victory back in 2002.We should note that both the boom in driving distances and the Tiger-proofing craze have largely leveled off since the mid-2000s. The average PGA Tour drive continues to creep up by a couple of yards every few years, but today’s long-drive leaders, such as Champ, Johnson and Rory McIlroy, are mostly hitting it the same distance as Bubba Watson and Robert Garrigus were a decade earlier. In that sense, the game Woods left when his 11-year major drought began in 2008 was actually similar to the one he climbed to the top of again last month.Just the same, when Tiger tees off Thursday at Bethpage in the PGA Championship, the modern sport’s power will be on full display. Woods might still smash it a solid 300 off the tee like he did in the late ’90s, but he won’t be vying for the tour lead in distance; instead, that part of his game makes him just another golfer in the middle of the pack. read more

WWE issues open letter to NFL player Michael Sam

first_img The following is an open letter by Stephanie McMahon to NFL player Michael Sam concerning WWE’s invitation to Sam to appear on next week’s 9/8 WWE RAW in Baltimore, courtesy of WWE.com:Exhibiting class and dignity rarely shown in professional sports, Michael Sam, WWE invites you to next Monday’s Raw to speak of your struggles to succeed, lessons you have learned along the way, the courage it takes to be yourself and the prospects of your continued journey.You are a role model, who, by example, can encourage everyone to stand up and openly be themselves.Signed,Stephanie McMahonCBO, WWE WWE Hall of Famer “politely refused” invitation to next Monday’s RAW Reunion Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img Facebook NFL’s George Kittle on trying to make it to TLC, Watch Baron Corbin get beat up last night Google+ Former NFL star returning for NXT TakeOver pre-show panel, Killain Dain on change in ring attirelast_img read more

WWEs plans to invite Michael Sam to RAW already in doubt

first_img ESPN Adds 15 More UFC Fights Disney, Twitter Announce New Business Partnership Mickelson Wants To Duel Tiger Woods WhatsApp Facebook ESPN Makes Historic Exclusivity Deal With UFC Now Playing Up Next Twitter The Undertaker appears on ESPN College GameDay Saturday morning Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Nextcenter_img Pinterest Google+ Discrimination Lawsuit Filed Against ESPN Now Playing Up Next Michael Sam, who was cut by the NFL’s St. Louis Rams this past weekend and was invited to next week’s 9/8 WWE RAW in Baltimore, is scheduled to meet with the Dallas Cowboys on Wednesday to undergo a physical according to a report by ESPN.If Sam passes the physical, he will be signed to the practice squad. This means any chance of Sam accepting WWE’s invite on Monday won’t be possible.Source: ESPN.comRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipESPN Adds 15 More UFC FightsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:34/Current Time 0:00Loaded: 2.61%0:00Remaining Time -0:34 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Now Playing Up Next Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Jon Moxley vs. Kenny Omega made official for AEW Full Gear on November 9 from Baltimore AEW announces Full Gear PPV tickets go on-sale this Friday to the general publiclast_img read more

Article on NFL players who have gotten into pro wrestling

first_imgFacebook Now Playing Up Next Google+ Pinterest Odell Beckham Jr. WhatsApp Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next WWE Live returns to China this September, Will hold tryouts this July in Shanghai Now Playing Up Next Odell Beckham Can’t Wear His 250 Grand Watch On The Field Anymore Rob Gronkowski Admits To An Alarming Number Of Concussionscenter_img Twitter Joshua Stewart passed this along.As the NFL kickoff awaits, here’s 25 pictures featuring NFL alumni who found a home in pro wrestling:Newsday.com: NFL players who became pro wrestlersRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipOdell Beckham Can’t Wear His 250 Grand Watch On The Field AnymoreVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 1:03/Current Time 0:05Loaded: 100.00%0:05Remaining Time -0:58 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Videos Articles NFL’s George Kittle on trying to make it to TLC, Watch Baron Corbin get beat up last night Now Playing Up Next Dolphins Defense Gets Roasted In Fantasy Projections Before Patriots Matchup Julian Edelman Launches Youtube Channel ROH announces Death Before Dishonor PPV and TV tapings for Las Vegas this September Now Playing Up Next Antonio Brown Breaks Speaks Out About Rape Allegationslast_img read more

Update on report about Warner Bros and WWE library

first_img In an update to an earlier story by TheWrap.com about Warner Bros. looking to purchase the entire WWE library, it is said according to a new report by Dave Meltzer that the story is not true. However, Warner Bros. is in negotitations with Cinedigm, the home video distributor for WWE, about the home video distribution rights to the entire WWE library. Source: The Wrestling Observer/Figure Four Online Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Pinterest WWE Network to be updated this week with a new design, simpler navigation, search tools Google+center_img ROH announces Death Before Dishonor PPV and TV tapings for Las Vegas this September Facebook WhatsApp Rey Mysterio to return this Monday on RAW, update to tag team match stipulationslast_img read more

NXT talent scheduled for next weeks WWE TV tapings

first_imgFacebook NXT talent Sami Zayn, Tyler Breeze and NXT Champion Adrian Neville have been scheduled to appear at this Monday’s 9/15 WWE RAW in Lafayette, Louisiana and this Tuesday’s 9/16 WWE Smackdown TV tapings in Biloxi, Mississippi according to a report by Mike Johnson.It is said that more talent from NXT have been scheduled to appear at WWE TV tapings over the course of the next several weeks as well. It is unknown as of this writing what the NXT talent will be used for on WWE television. Source: PWInsider.com Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WWE RAW Results – 8/19/19 (King of the Ring Tournament begins, United States Title match) WWE announces King of the Ring Tournament Matches for Monday Night RAW WhatsAppcenter_img Twitter Pinterest Google+ Sami Zayn hosting stand-up comedy benefit event during SummerSlam weekendlast_img read more

912 WWE Results White Plains New York Cena vs Kane

first_img Madison Square Garden Pays Tribute to Roman Reigns Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Videos Articles Glenn “Kane” Jacobs will not be appearing at WWE Live Events despite being advertised Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Videos Articles Triple H WhatsApp The Miz Matt Hardy Says John Olivers WWE Claims Are Outdated Twitter Pinterestcenter_img Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next 9/12 WWE Results: White Plains, New York* Mark Henry def. Cesaro.* Stardust def. Kofi Kingston.* The Great Khali def. Heath Slater.* WWE Tag Team Champions The Usos def. Luke Harper and Erick Rowan.* WWE Divas Champion Paige def. Natalya.* Big Show def. Bray Wyatt.* John Cena def. Kane in a street fight match.Source: Prowrestling.netRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipMadison Square Garden Pays Tribute to Roman ReignsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:34/Current Time 0:02Loaded: 100.00%0:02Remaining Time -0:32 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Vin Diesel and John Cena share ‘intense’ scene Facebook Why Total Divas Didnt Change Their Name After WWE Rebranded WWE stars join “Brawlhalla” as Epic Crossovers in SummerSlam game event Xavier Woods Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next WWE Superstar John Cena announced as part of cast for Suicide Squad Sequel Vince McMahon Sends Supportive Message To Roman Reignslast_img read more

Listing schedule for WWE Network for September 19 2014

first_img Now Playing Up Next Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest WWE Watch Along to stream live on social media during Clash of Champions PPV WWE Network live-stream schedule for 9/19/14:10:00 am ET – WWE NXT: 9/18/14. The future is here. Witness the entertainers, the leading men and women, the Superstars of tomorrow — this is NXT!11:00 am ET – WWE Superstars: 9/18/14. WWE Superstars features the best of the best in matches you’ll have to see to believe. You never know what to expect – so expect everything!12:00 pm ET – Total Divas: 11/30/13. Ariane forces Vincent to try out for WWE; Nikki struggles to feel comfortable in her new home; Trinity’s dad moves in and Jon is bothered.1:00 pm ET – WWE NXT: 9/18/14. The future is here. Witness the entertainers, the leading men and women, the Superstars of tomorrow — this is NXT!2:00 pm ET – WWE Superstars: 9/18/14. WWE Superstars features the best of the best in matches you’ll have to see to believe. You never know what to expect – so expect everything!3:00 pm ET – WWE Beyond The Ring: 10/9/12. A look inside the life and career of CM Punk from his early success in ECW to the top of the WWE.5:00 pm ET – WWE Countdown: 9/16/14. Counting down the top ten moments from the Royal Rumble PPV events.6:00 pm ET – Journey to SummerSlam: 8/19/14. Witness the journeys of Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose, and Roman Reigns – from their humble beginnings to the biggest event of the summer!7:00 pm ET – WCW Monday Nitro: 9/25/95. On this episode of WCW Monday Nitro Macho Man Randy Savage looks to take down Kevin Sullivan. Hulk Hogan has a proposition for The Giant.8:00 pm ET – WWE Beyond The Ring: 10/9/12. A look inside the life and career of CM Punk from his early success in ECW to the top of the WWE.10:00 pm ET – WWE Countdown: 9/16/14. Counting down the top ten moments from the Royal Rumble PPV events.11:00 pm ET – WWE Beyond The Ring: 10/9/12. A look inside the life and career of CM Punk from his early success in ECW to the top of the WWE.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Lists The Shields Top 10 WinsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:01Loaded: 100.00%0:01Remaining Time -0:29 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Shawn Michaels Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Videos Articles Twitter Facebook WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Wins Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next WWE Confirms The Shield And Ronda Rousey At Super Show-Downcenter_img Videos Articles WrestleMania Could Be Biggest Ever Roman Reigns Is Back, But Not Fighting For Belts Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Ronda Rousey Now Playing Up Next Google+ ROH announces Death Before Dishonor PPV and TV tapings for Las Vegas this September WhatsApp Seth Rollins WWE Live returns to China this September, Will hold tryouts this July in Shanghailast_img read more

WWE WrestleMania 31 travel package information released

first_img Impact announces tickets remain for this weekend’s End of Summer Tour in California Now Playing Up Next Roman Reigns is in Remission Videos Articles Google+ WWE issued the following information yesterday about the travel packages available for Wrestlemania 31 on March of 2015 in Santa Clara, California:California Dreamin’ Package available next Monday, Sept. 29:Prices starting at $5,500All seat, row and sections assigned on a first-come, first-served basis by travel package tierWrestleMania 31 Ticket – Ringside Seating and a Collectible Chair. Your section and row will be provided 1 business day after purchaseAttend One Premium VIP and One VIP Session at WrestleMania AxxessExclusive Reception with WWE Superstars prior to WWE Hall of FameWWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Ticket – Floor or Premium 100 Level SeatingMonday Night Raw Ticket – Ringside or Floor SeatingEnjoy a trip to a California Vineyard with WWE Legends in the Taste of the Valley ExperienceRound-Trip Rail Transportation to WrestleMania 31WrestleMania 31 Dine-Around Card for various restaurants in the San Jose areaHotel Accommodations in the San Jose areaVIP Package Available MON, Oct. 6:Prices starting at $3,250All seat, row and sections assigned on a first-come, first-served basis by travel package tierWrestleMania 31 Ticket – Ringside Seating and a Collectible ChairAttend two VIP sessions at WrestleMania AxxessWWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Ticket – Premium 100 Level SeatingMonday Night Raw Ticket – Ringside or Floor SeatingRound-Trip Rail Transportation to WrestleMania 31WrestleMania 31 Dine-Around Card for various restaurants in the San Jose areaHotel Accommodations in the San Jose areaPlatinum Package Available MON, Oct. 6:Prices starting at $1,650All seat, row and sections assigned on a first-come, first-served basis by travel package tier. Preference of section for WrestleMania 31 ticket will be solicited after purchase while supplies last.WrestleMania 31 Ticket – Entrance Ramp or Premium Central Floor Riser SeatingAttend Two General Admission Sessions at WrestleMania AxxessWWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Ticket – Premium 100 Level SeatingMonday Night Raw Ticket – Premium 100 Level SeatingRound-Trip Rail Transportation to WrestleMania 31WrestleMania 31 Dine-Around Card for various restaurants in the San Jose areaHotel Accommodations in the San Jose areaGold Package Available MON, Oct. 6:Prices starting at $1,150All seat, row and sections assigned on a first-come, first-served basis by travel package tierWrestleMania 31 Ticket – Central Floor Riser SeatingAttend Two General Admission Sessions at WrestleMania AxxessWWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Ticket – 100 Level SeatingMonday Night Raw Ticket – 100 Level SeatingRound-Trip Rail Transportation to WrestleMania 31WrestleMania 31 Dine-Around Card for various restaurants in the San Jose areaHotel Accommodations in the San Jose areaSilver Package Available MON, Oct. 6:Prices starting at $900All seat, row and sections assigned on a first-come, first-served basis by travel package tierWrestleMania 31 Ticket – 100 Level SeatingAttend Two General Admission Sessions at WrestleMania AxxessWWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Ticket – 100 Level SeatingMonday Night Raw Ticket – 100 Level SeatingRound-Trip Rail Transportation to WrestleMania 31WrestleMania 31 Dine-Around Card for various restaurants in the San Jose areaHotel Accommodations in the San Jose areaRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipJoan Jett Set To Perform Ronda Rouseys Entrance At WrestleMania 35Video Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:00Loaded: 100.00%0:00Remaining Time -0:30 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Is WWE Losing Its Audience? Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Facebook Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasionscenter_img Now Playing Up Next Ronda Rousey Now Playing Up Next Joan Jett Set To Perform Ronda Rouseys Entrance At WrestleMania 35 Pinterest Twitter Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Impact offers Military Personnel free entry to this weekend’s California events WhatsApp SPOILERS: WWE Smackdown Live TV taping results from Fresno to air on Christmaslast_img read more

Details on script rewrites for 922 WWE RAW in Memphis

first_img Videos Articles Facebook Twitter John Cena Says WWE Doesn`t Need Him This week’s 9/22 WWE RAW taping in Memphis was described as being “far more crazy than usual” per a new report by Dave Meltzer. Vince McMahon reportedly decided to rewrite the entire show a little over an hour before it was going live on the USA Network. The script still wasn’t finish when they went live. WWE had originally advertised Randy Orton vs. Dean Ambrose earlier in the day and dropped those plans in favor of having John Cena vs. Randy Orton close the show and have Ambrose face Kane.Source: The Wrestling Observer NewsletterRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Lists The Shields Top 10 WinsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:02Loaded: 100.00%0:02Remaining Time -0:28 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list WhatsApp Shawn Michaels Chad Gable advances to the finals of the King of the Ring to be held on this Monday’s RAW Seth Rollins Now Playing Up Next WWE Superstar John Cena announced as part of cast for Suicide Squad Sequel Videos Articles WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Wins Google+center_img Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Ronda Rousey Now Playing Up Next Becky Lynch `WWE 24` Documentary Premier Date Announced Now Playing Up Next Celebrity Shortlist: Top 3 Actors You Didn’t Know Could Rap Videos Articles WWE RAW Preview: King of the Ring Final Match, Fallout from WWE Clash of Champions Vin Diesel and John Cena share ‘intense’ scene Now Playing Up Nextlast_img

WWE issues apology over Russian flag incident on RAW

first_img Velvet Sky WWE RAW Preview: King of the Ring Final Match, Fallout from WWE Clash of Champions Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems Now Playing Up Next Twitter Videos Articles Wrestleview Weekly: Predictions for tonight’s Clash of Champions event in Charlotte Now Playing Up Next Bully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On Twitter Google+center_img Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Roman Reigns is in Remission Now Playing Up Next Facebook WWE Draft confirmed to be taking place as a two-night event starting on October 11 WhatsApp Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It WWE issued the following statement on Tuesday.“We at WWE would like to apologize to the Russian people for the incident on Monday Night Raw that could have been construed as disrespect for their nation’s flag.”WWE: WWE issues apology for Russian flag incidentRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipBully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On TwitterVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:06Loaded: 100.00%0:06Remaining Time -0:24 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the listlast_img read more

Bray Wyatt talks WWE 2K15 cheers from the WWE audience

first_img Vin Diesel and John Cena share ‘intense’ scene Now Playing Up Next Clash of Champions Highlights: Luke Harper returns, Rollins/Strowman, Becky against Sasha Videos Articles Videos Articles Has John Cena Left WrestleMania? Now Playing Up Next Celebrity Shortlist: Top 3 Actors You Didn’t Know Could Rap John Cena Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Google+ Pinterest Twittercenter_img Brian Fritz passed this along.WWE superstar Bray Wyatt talks with Brian Fritz about being in his first video game in the upcoming WWE 2K15 game, action figures when he was growing up, how his entrance has blown up, crowd response and whether he is a babyface or a villain, finding the real him in his character now, the past year and feuds with John Cena and Chris Jericho and what is yet to come.http://www.sportingnews.com/sport/story/2014-09-30/bray-wyatt-wwe-2015-wyatt-family-john-cena-chris-jerichoHere are some excerpts from the interview:On being in the new WWE 2K15 game:“I think the game is pretty cool. As far as my appearance in the game, I think it’s pretty spot on. They could have made me a little more jacked, that would have been more realistic. My muscles are a little smaller in the game than they are in real life so I’m a little upset about that but as far as from an entrance perspective and gameplay, wow, it’s just breathtaking.”On getting cheered by audiences:“I don’t think I’m a category. I can’t be put in a category just because I don’t feel like there’s good people and bad people in real life. I think there’s good people who do bad things and bad people who do good things. There’s no such thing as good and bad. There’s just this collage of humanity that society has portrayed. You dress like this when you’re in front of people but behind closed doors, who knows who you really are.”On the past year in the WWE:“It’s been tremendous but it’s not enough. It’s never enough. So it’s like the tenacity to move forward and jeep moving forward. And the things I have planned that are coming up are going to be alarming for the rest of the world, the free world.”Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipVin Diesel and John Cena share ‘intense’ sceneVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 1:05/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:05Remaining Time -1:01 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Facebook Vin Diesel Elias Pokes Fun At John Cena’s Hair In WWE Performance Why Total Divas Didnt Change Their Name After WWE Rebranded Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Charlize Theron WhatsApp Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlottelast_img read more