Tim Tebow buys second home in Jacksonville

first_imgFormer Florida Gators quarterback and current Syracuse Mets left fielder Tim Tebow has purchased another home in the gated Jacksonville neighborhood, ‘Glen Kernan Golf & Country Club.’Tebow reportedly paid $2.99 million for an almost 8,300-square-foot, two-story house on 1.49 acres.He purchased his new home which comprises of five bedrooms, a wine room, home theater, an entertainment room, a saltwater pool, outside living and entertainment spaces and a five-car garage, among other features, on Friday.Tebow also owns a smaller two-story house in the same neighborhood.He purchased the property in June 2014 for $1.4 million.The 31-year-old was a star football player with the University of Florida where he won two national championships and awarded the Heisman trophy.He then played in the NFL for three years with the Denver Broncos, New York Jets and New England Patriots before transitioning to the New York Mets minor-league system in 2016.Tebow is not only known in the sunshine state for his athletic achievements but also his philanthropic efforts.In 2012, he founded the Jacksonville based Tim Tebow Foundation.The organization puts on the ‘Night to Shine’ event every year, which holds celebratory proms for individuals with special needs.Tebow is engaged to South African model and Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters.It’s unclear whether the couple will be residing in the new home together.last_img read more

Kone, Tymoczko Get Wins For Bucks

first_img Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015 Latest Posts HAMPDEN — On Friday at Hampden Academy, the Bucksport Golden Bucks finished a close second to Class A Bangor, trailing the Rams by just five points.Dominic Kone and Vincent Tymoczko each had a pair of wins for the Golden Bucks and shared in a third.Kone placed first in the 100-meter dash in 11.57 seconds and won the long jump with a distance of 21 feet, 5.5 inches.Tymoczko won the 400-meter dash in 52.03 seconds and the 200-meter dash in 23.25 seconds.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textThe two combined with Jon Goodin and Nate Warren to win the four-by-100-meter relay in 45.97 seconds.Team scores were Bangor 136, Bucksport 131, Hampden Academy 97, John Bapst 72, Dexter 47, Penquis 29, George Stevens Academy 26, Piscataquis 24, Narraguagus 8 and Fort Kent 8. State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 Latest posts by admin (see all) Bio Bangor dominated in the girls’ meet with 236 points, followed by John Bapst 122, Hampden Academy 103, Fort Kent 50, Bucksport 22, Dexter 21, Piscataquis 18, GSA 6 and Penquis 4. For more sports stories, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American. admin House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014last_img read more

Tennis News Roger Federer clinches 101st ATP title with win over John Isner in Miami Open

first_img Miami: Swiss great Roger Federer has refuted claims by Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas that the most experienced players on the ATP Tour receive preferential treatment from officials. Federer, speaking after landing the 101st title of his career at the Miami Open with a straight sets triumph over defending champion John Isner, strongly disagreed. He acknowledged that umpires might interact differently with players they are more familiar with, but said it didn’t amount to preferential treatment. “It’s a tough one but what I do feel sometimes is that on the outside courts, more than just preferential treatment to the top guys, they are tougher on the rules,” Federer told AFP. “You do something – bang, warning. It’s like there is no messing about. But with the umpires with the top guys on the main courts, I think the umpires know the top guys, they know their problems, they know how they behave and how they will react, so they know what acting stupid or silly means and what normal is. So because we know each other very well, I think it’s easier for an umpire to handle a top player who they know over an up-and-coming guy like Tsitsipas or a young guy and that sometimes gets lost in translation and maybe bad mistakes can happen. “But I don’t see preferential treatment, there shouldn’t be,” Federer said.  “If I get warnings — I got one recently — it’s normal. So they should just, based on what happens, take those decisions and I really feel the umpires do that. “I am sorry that Stefanos feels that way.” Tsitsipas, 20, shocked Federer in the fourth round of the Australian Open and was runner-up to Federer in February in Dubai, where the Swiss great claimed his 100th career ATP title. He was ousted in the fourth round of the Miami Open singles by Canadian teen Denis Shapovalov. But playing in the doubles final with Wesley Koolhof on Saturday he accused umpire Gianluca Moscarella of granting “privileges” to American opponents Bob and Mike Bryan “like you do with Roger and everybody else”. Tsitsipas elaborated on Twitter in response to a question from a Twitter follower, saying that despite Federer being his “favourite” the 20 time Grand Slam champion, along with the likes of Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, are protected by umpires. “I think players that have been doing really well over the years, players that are generally much respected in the tennis world have privileges when it comes to certain rules and umpire decisions,” the world number 10 wrote. “I felt this couple of times when playing these guys and I think it’s a bit unfair. “Roger Federer is always going to be my favorite player no matter what. I don’t want to drag him into this. It’s not his fault or intention, it’s the umpires that are trying to protect them more than they are supposed to. Nothing more than that.”   Roger Federer is eight titles away from qualling Jimmy Connors’ record of 109 ATP titles.Roger Federer won his fourth Miami Open title.Roger Federer lost in the final of the Indian Wells tournament. highlights For all the Latest Sports News News, Tennis News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Taarabt passed fit for Liverpool game

first_imgAdel Taarabt has been passed fit for QPR’s vital game against Liverpool after recovering from a minor hamstring problem.Rangers expected the Moroccan to pass a fitness test prior to their recent defeat at Bolton, only for him to miss out.But Taarabt has returned to training and will be in the squad for Wednesday night’s clash at Loftus Road, which the R’s badly need to win as they battle against relegation.AdChoices广告Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

Around the nation: Your guide to Week 2 in college football

first_img Published on September 9, 2016 at 12:21 am Contact Justin: jmatting@syr.edu | @jmattingly306 Facebook Twitter Google+ Check out the games for some of the ranked teams around the nation.Utah (1-0) vs. BYU (1-0)The Holy War. It’s a Utah thing. There’s Utah, the state’s second-largest public school, against Brigham Young, the most prominent Mormon institution in the country. The two teams have been playing this game since the 1800s. Come Saturday, BYU will be looking for revenge from last year’s crushing bowl loss to the Utes.Game time: Saturday at 7:30 p.m.TV: FoxBetting line: Utah -3No. 5 Michigan (1-0) vs. Central Florida (1-0)AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMichigan scored 63 points in Week 1 — tied for the fifth-most among FBS schools. Freshman running back Chris Evans has quickly emerged as a popular target in Jim Harbaugh’s offense. There is a bright spot for Central Florida: The Knights have already won more games this year than they did last.Game time: Saturday at noonTV: ABCBetting line: Michigan -35.5No. 1 Alabama (1-0) vs. Western Kentucky (1-0)Despite a quarterback controversy, Alabama cruised to a win over then-No. 20 USC in Week 1. Western Kentucky is coming off an impressive win of its own — over conference foe Rice. The Hilltoppers averaged just over 9 yards per play in that game but will now face an Alabama defense that’s regarded as the best in the country.Game time: Saturday at 3:30 p.m.TV: ESPN2Betting line: Alabama -28.5No. 6 Houston (1-0) vs. Lamar (0-1)Houston grabbed the national spotlight and moved up to No. 6 in the AP poll after a 33-23 win over Oklahoma. The Cougars have now won consecutive games against top 10 teams dating back to last year. Lamar isn’t a top 10 team.Game time: Saturday at noonTV: ESPN3Betting line: OddsShark.com does not have any odds posted for the game.No. 4 Ohio State (1-0) vs. Tulsa (1-0)The show is J.T. Barrett’s and Barrett’s alone now. And he didn’t disappoint in Week 1. Barrett was named the Big Ten offensive player of the week after leading Ohio State to a 77-10 win over Bowling Green. He accounted for seven touchdowns, an OSU record, and threw for a career high 349 yards. Tulsa’s next.Game time: Saturday at 3:30 p.m.TV: ABCBetting line: Ohio State -29Three statistical quick hits from Week 11. Even with the departure of star quarterback Keenan Reynolds, the Navy offense is thriving. It averaged 9.48 yards per play in Week 1, tops in the FBS.2. On the other side, Baylor’s defense was in complete shutdown mode in Week 1, giving up just 1.32 yards per play against Northwestern State.3. Syracuse ran 81 plays in Week 1, a speed Orange fans haven’t seen in recent years. But 28 schools were faster, including Missouri, which led the country with 100 plays. Commentslast_img read more

Former SU guard Josh Pace’s worldwide journey to becoming a head coach

first_imgJosh Pace scanned the Beer Barrel restaurant and started to chuckle. His Manawatu Jets teammates and their Taranaki opponents filled into tables and chairs around him, a National Basketball League postgame meal setup different from the other leagues and countries Pace had played in before. He liked that about New Zealand.During Pace’s 2012 season with the Jets, Beer Barrel, a sponsor restaurant, often served lamb during the shared meal — one of the country’s staples. Other times, it was just pasta and salad. But this one was special. It was just hours after Manawatu had notched its first berth in the NBL’s final four in nine years with a 27-point drubbing of Taranaki. Pace turned back toward Ryan Weisenberg, Manawatu’s head coach.“Coach, this crap would never happen over in the States,” Weisenberg recalled Pace saying, “because they’d just end up in fights all the time.”It was the last postgame victory meal the Jets had that season — a year in which Pace led the league in scoring and helped turn the Jets, a perennial bottom-feeder, into one of the NBL’s top teams. And through the 12 rounds of games, a job offer had surfaced: If Weisenberg ever received a Division I head coaching position, Pace had an assistant spot reserved for him.Three years later, that opportunity arose with Pepperdine. Their relationship that had started when Weisenberg worked with the Los Angeles Lakers, scouting the 2003 NCAA National Championship Pace won with Syracuse, blossomed in New Zealand and became an eventual coaching avenue for Pace. Four years with Pepperdine women’s basketball turned into an associate coach job with the Western New Mexico women’s team. And on March 31, the former SU point guard was promoted to head coach — his first chance to lead a program rebuild and construct a culture similar to the one he helped build at Pepperdine.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“His path was set for him because he always made the right choices of who he wanted to play for, where he wanted to play, and then soaking up everything that was taught to him,” Weisenberg said.When Pace first arrived at Pepperdine, he was immediately tasked with guards and recruiting. He incorporated drills that Weisenberg said resembled the player he coached with Manawatu, the one with strong court vision and at-the-rim finishing. Floaters, in-and-outs, reverse layups and left-hand layups all became tactics Pace focused on with the Waves’ guards, including Barbara Sitanggan and Malia Bambrick, two of their top three scorers in 2018-19 when they won the program’s first postseason games in the modern era.Those same skills helped Pace carve out a backup guard role on Syracuse’s 2003 National Championship team, scoring 34 points in the last four games of the Orange’s title run. After graduating in 2005, he bounced around the American Basketball Association and the NBL for the next 10 years, some years timing the seasons to play in both. He earned All-Star Five honors during his first season out of college with the NBL’s Nelson Giants, an award he earned twice more throughout his career — including the 2012 season with Manawatu.In Pace’s first year at Pepperdine, Weisenberg poked his head into Pace’s office from time to time and invited him to train with DeLisha Milton-Jones, a former Los Angeles Sparks player, in the offseason. When he did, Pace became the workout partner for Milton-Jones — then a WNBA free agent who drove up with her husband to use the Waves’ facilities. And when she retired after the 2016 season, Milton-Jones joined Pace on Weisenberg’s Pepperdine bench. She eventually took over as head coach before the 2018 season, serving as the next prepper for Pace to eventually take over his own program.“I allowed him to really spread his wings and get his feet wet in a lot of things … a few times I let him run practice in my absence or draw up the practice plan,” Milton-Jones, now a women’s basketball assistant coach at SU, said. Opportunities away from Pepperdine initially started with high schools and academies. Then, they turned into offers like Western New Mexico right before the 2018-19 season. But Weisenberg urged him to ask for more, even the associate head coach title, before Pace was lured away as an assistant for the Division-II Lone Star Conference program. He knew Pace didn’t want a head coaching position until he was ready yet still wanted him to leverage his West Coast Conference years with the Waves.And on March 27, almost a year and a half later, Weisenberg’s phone rang. He’d been a reference for Pace after the WNMU head coach resigned, one of the last calls the Mustangs’ athletic director made before offering Pace the vacancy. When Weisenberg lured Pace away from the professional leagues, he figured it’d only be for a year or two. High-major programs and head coaching jobs were inevitably going to start arising. Their year in Manawatu, he observed hints Pace gave that suggested future coaching jobs, hints like the way Pace directed younger players on the court and the way he hung out in the coaches locker room after games — cracking open New Zealand beers and talking about the games for so long they often showed up late to those shared team meals.Pace’s four seasons at Pepperdine — two which overlapped with Weisenberg and three with Milton-Jones — brought out those hints. That’s what Weisenberg told everyone who called him. He and Pace talked through details of the WNMU offer, similar conversations Pace had with Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim and his family, among others.“I probably jumped out there earlier than I had to,” Pace said, “but I think at the end of the day, it made sense for me.”At the end of their call three days later, though, their conversation’s topic switched. After leaving Pepperdine, Weisenberg became more involved in the high school basketball sphere, and Pace knew that. He’d just accepted the job, but wanted to get started on recruiting.“If you want to be a head coach, you gotta start somewhere. And I felt like one day, even if this isn’t the opportunity … why not now,” Pace said. “At the end of the day, why not now.” Comments Published on April 16, 2020 at 11:13 pm Contact Andrew: arcrane@syr.edu | @CraneAndrew Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Michael Cahill rules himself out of League semi-final

first_imgThurles-Sarsfields clubman Cahill says he’s not ready to line out in Nowlan Park this Sunday.Throw-in on Sunday is at four o’clock and Tipp FM will have full live coverage in association with Ormond Tiles, Summerhill, Nenagh and Kenyon Bar, Kenyon Street, Nenagh. Tipperary Senior Hurler Michael Cahill has ruled himself out of contention for game time this weekend in the League Semi Final against Waterford.The corner back has been struggling with injury for much of this season and while he is now back training, he says he’s not match-fit just yet.Eamon O’Shea has plenty injury worries ahead of the weekend’s clash, with Kieran Bergin, Cathal Barrett and goalkeeper Darren Gleeson all out of contention.last_img

Ireland take on Sweeden in Euro2016 clash

first_imgElsewhere in Group E, Belgium face 2012 runners-up Italy in Lyon at 8pm.Belgium captain Eden Hazard limped out of training on Friday after being trodden on but is expected to be fit.Italy may start with Antonio Candreva and Stephan El Shaarawy as attacking wing-backs.Italy are unbeaten in their three games with Belgium at major tournaments.First up, two-time defending champions Spain begin their campaign against Czech Republic in Toulouse at 2pm.David de Gea is in contention to start their Group D opener after receiving the backing of manager Vicente Del Bosque.The Manchester United goalkeeper has been forced to deny allegations about his private life after reports in Spain linked him to a sex scandal.Spain are unbeaten in their last 12 games at the European Championships. They meet Sweden in their first match in Group E in Paris at 5pm.Manger Martin O’Neill is hopeful that Jonathan Walters, who has been struggling with an Achilles problem, will be available for the clash.Midfielder Stephen Quinn says the squad will have a relaxing day ahead of kick-off.last_img read more

Fifa sees UAE going far with Under-17 World Cup

first_imgFifa’s Deputy Director of Competitions Inaki Alvarez is confident the UAE will be in prime position to reap abundant benefits by hosting the Fifa World Under-17 World Cup in Dubai in less than two months’ time.“It’s pretty much the same situation as in 2003 when the UAE organised the Fifa Youth World Cup. Over the past few years, we have all seen the benefits this country has reaped while winning the Gulf Cup on a couple of occasions and making their maiden appearance at the Olympic Games in London last year,” Alvarez told Gulf News at the UAE Football Association (UAE FA) premises in Dubai on Thursday.Alvarez is part of the Fifa delegation inspecting the six venues scheduled to host the Fifa U-17 World Cup, which is being held in the UAE from October 17 to November 8. Besides the Mohammad Bin Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi that will host a semi-final and final along with the UAE’s three group matches, another five stadiums in Dubai, Sharjah, Al Ain, Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah are being spruced up to match Fifa standards to host the competition.“Such a tournament is about what it can do to raise the profile of football in the country. It’s about getting the youth excited, activated and involved to carry forward the message of football to future generations,” Alvarez remarked.“We have witnessed what the current crop of players has achieved through their triumphs in the Gulf Cup and their appearance at the London Olympic Games last year. And now a tournament like the U-17 World Cup can reap similar benefits.”The draw for the tournament will be held in the presence of team delegates from the 24 participating teams in Abu Dhabi on August 26. “We’ve got to be ready to host all the team delegates in another three days, and give them a feeling of oneness and solidarity as we head towards D-Day in exactly 55 days,” Alvarez said. The UAE competition will miss some of the traditional ‘super-powers’ of football, including Spain, Germany, France and England but will feature other top European teams such as Austria, Croatia, Italy, Russia, Slovakia and Sweden.Prominent South American teams such as Brazil and Argentina have qualified along with Uruguay and Venezuela, while Iran, Iraq, Japan and Uzbekistan will be representing Asia along with the hosts.“Though the tournament is still quite some days away, we are already in operational mode. We will have the best 24 teams in the world in this age group and that’s exciting enough.We can now look forward to see how we can involve and get the UAE youth excited in this tournament and join us in the celebrations in creating a truly World Cup atmosphere,” Alvarez saidlast_img read more

Why are Logan Paul and KSI fighting? A history of the YouTube stars’ long-running feud

first_imgWhen KSI took over the mic, he mocked Paul’s dog, Kong, who died earlier this year after being eaten by a coyote.”In this fight, you’re going to be Kong and I’m going to be the f—ing coyote,” KSI said.Paul seemed genuinely upset by the comments responding, “That was f—ed up. You ruined my day.” Even though Paul and KSI have said some really nasty things to each other in the buildup of each fight, it’s pretty much an act to draw interest in the fight.Join DAZN to watch Logan Paul vs. KSI live on Nov. 9How did Logan Paul vs. KSI start?KSI started his boxing career before Paul, fighting YouTuber Joe Weller on Feb. 3, 2018. After winning via knockout in the third round, KSI called out the Paul brothers (Logan and Jake).”If any YouTuber wants it, you can come get it,” KSI said after the win. “Jake Paul, Logan Paul, any of the Pauls, I don’t care.”KSI was initially scheduled to fight Jake, but after some discussions, Logan became the opponent.The two YouTube stars agreed on a two-fight contract, with the first fight organized by KSI’s team and the second fight to be run by Paul’s team.A few months before the first fight started, KSI admitted to TMZ Sports he viewed Paul as a way to help launch his professional career. “I wanna squeeze out every bit of relevancy from him, and then move onto my bigger goal which is to go pro and be a professional fighter,” KSI told TMZ. “Right now Logan Paul is just a stepping stone.”But even though KSI is leveraging Paul’s fame for his own benefit, that doesn’t mean he and Paul haven’t had their run-ins. The press conferences for each fight have been filled with controversial statements and actions.Join DAZN to watch Logan Paul vs. KSI live on Nov. 9Logan Paul storms out of press conferenceIn the buildup for the first fight, during the second press conference both KSI and his brother Deji hurled insults at Paul’s girlfriend and family. For instance, KSI made fun of the fact Paul lost 15% of his testicle during a stunt.”Apparently you only have 85% of your testicle,” KSI said. “Let me give [your girlfriend] the extra 15. Let me show her a real man.”He also mocked Paul’s “ludicrous mom” and “disgusting, delusional dad.” After several other exchanges, Paul eventually left the press conference early.i would rather be vocal with silence than vocal with ignorance pic.twitter.com/OJGTOjkz0B— Logan Paul (@LoganPaul) July 19, 2018Warning: video has explicit languageLogan Paul and KSI diss tracksLogan PaulKSIPaul and KSI both make music so it wasn’t exactly a surprise when the two made diss tracks for one another. KSI’s track made fun of Paul’s controversy where he filmed a corpse hanging in Japan’s “Suicide Forest.”Join DAZN to watch Logan Paul vs. KSI live on Nov. 9Logan Paul and KSI rematch press conferenceJust like with the first fight, things got very heated between the two YouTubers during their press conference. Warning: video has explicit languageDuring the first press conference for the fight, Paul made several references to KSI’s family drama. KSI and his brother, Deji (who fought as a co-main event during the first fight), have had a public falling out. Deji accused KSI of physically and emotionally abusing him since they began making videos together in 2012. Deji also claimed KSI hit his mother, which is something KSI emphatically denied.”Your brother doesn’t like you,” Paul said. “Where’s Deji at? Where the f— is Deji at? Where’s your family at? Last time I remember, you were hitting your mom on Christmas and you got kicked out of the house for that.” You may know about Logan Paul and KSI’s initial fight, and their rematch scheduled for Nov. 9, but you may not fully understand why they’re fighting one another.Yes, they’re both famous YouTubers, but they own different markets of the YouTube community. Paul got his start with comedy sketches and daily vlogs while KSI started as a gaming YouTuber who ventured into music. It doesn’t seem likely that these two would cross paths to the point where they’d want to fight each other. And that’s basically true.last_img read more