U.S. House panel expands probe of sexual abuse of young athletes

first_imgBy David ShepardsonWASHINGTON, USA (Reuters) – The U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee said yesterday it had sent requests for information to the U.S. Olympic Committee and 48 national governing bodies of various sports and Michigan State University, expanding the committee’s investigation into sexual abuse within organised sports.A Senate Commerce Committee panel sent a similar request last month as part of a separate investigation. Both committees sent initial letters in January and the House panel has said it plans to convene a hearing on the issue.“Based on information received to date, the committee is concerned that a pervasive and systemic problem exists in Olympic sports. The safety and well-being of all athletes should be the highest priority of the U.S. Olympic Committee and each of the respective national governing bodies,” House Republican and Democratic committee leaders said in a joint statement. The letters seek answers by March 21.The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has also opened an investigation and sent letters seeking more information to various entities including Michigan State.Congressional committee staff members have had briefings with Michigan State and others under investigation.Last month, U.S. Olympic Committee Chief Executive Scott Blackmun resigned for medical reasons, the organisation said on Wednesday, following months of sustained criticism stemming from the sex abuse scandal involving former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar.The USOC last month outlined reforms aimed at protecting its athletes from abuse.The scandal prompted the entire board of directors at USA Gymnastics, the sport’s U.S. governing body, to resign, along with the president and athletic director of Michigan State University, where Nassar also worked. It also spawned lawsuits and criminal and civil investigations.Nassar pleaded guilty to molesting female athletes under the guise of medical treatment and was sentenced to life in prison.Authorities say Nassar victimised more than 260 women and girls, including several Olympic gold medallists. Nearly 200 of them offered testimonies during a pair of sentencing hearings in Michigan earlier this year.Last month, Senators Jerry Moran, a Republican, and Richard Blumenthal, a Democrat, met with a number of former U.S. Olympic athletes to talk about the abuse scandal.“The young women’s stories we heard today reinforced our determination to root out abuse in youth sport governing bodies,” the pair said in a joint statement.last_img read more

USC new pants

first_img Share on other sites All Activity STL FANATIC Share this post Link to post Recommended Posts 22 51 posts Members By duma, September 6, 2006 in Sports Logo News 1 0 sacker12 Link to post Followers 0 Members Sports Logo News Sports Logos Members winghaz I never noticed that USC wore shiny pants last year, but I agree, they never should. USC needs to have the classic look. King of Consistency Members 10,716 Share this post 0 22 I like the shiny pants much better. Its like a modern take on the classic look. The ones they are wearing this year look like practice pants. Share this post 1 0 10,716 5,561 posts 0 0 10,716 Posted September 6, 2006 Link to post Link to post Share on other sites kenclark 0 kenclark Share this post 99 Share this post Members 0 Let’s Go Buff-a-lo! 0 Posted September 6, 2006 0 Posted September 6, 2006 0 Posted September 6, 2006 950 Share on other sites 22 0 duma FiddySicks Share this post Share on other sites Members All Activity Posted September 6, 2006 0 Share on other sites 529 posts Taking another look at it, I think that they need to darken the yellow a little bit. 0 1 Share on other sites Chazberg Share on other sites Members I think they look great, and a lot of teams with gold colors could take a hint (Georgia Tech…) Posted September 6, 2006 0 Link to post 0 FiddySicks Good eye. I watched all but one SC game last year, and during the game saturday, i couldnt figure out what was different with the pants. It will be an even bigger upgrade with the home jersey. Posted September 6, 2006 Share this post sacker12 Members 10,716 miken623 Location:Colorado Springs, CO Share this post sacker12 Members 0 Link to post 0 0 whitedawg22 Share on other sites KevinMcD Share on other sites Share on other sites 7 This topic is now closed to further replies. 185 posts Location:SUNY Cortland 0 (edited) USC new pants 5,531 posts Location:Collins, MS 22 145 Sign in to follow this   1 Sign in to follow this   Location:Fargo, N.D. 10,716 The artist formally known as Bucfan56 Members USC new pants (edited) Location:Sacramento, California sacker12 Members whitedawg22 Members tjpskillz34 KevinMcD 2,008 posts 99 Share on other sites Ehhh doesnt really make a difference. Now as a player id rather have shiny pants. More comfortable, and harder to tackle (slicker, trust me, HUGE difference for a defender). Mabye the slicker pants helped Reggie Bush push Leinart into the endzone @ Notre Dame 2,347 posts Plus the yellow in the helmet matches the yellow pants. It used to be a yellow logo on the helmet with shiny gold pants. Posted September 6, 2006 1 Share this post 888 sorry if this has been posted already but the forum is acting up and i want to get this post in before it shuts down again. anyway…USC has new “non-shiny” pants this year. take a look…20052006i think its a good upgrade. with the classic throwback uniforms they are wearing it fits better, just like the pants of the NY Giants. what do you call this kind of non shiny pant? King of Consistency 0 1 Mingjai Link to post Link to post Favourite Logos:Sacramento Republic FC 888 950 Location:Chicago, IL Members Members 0 statebully Yes, that’s because they all use Nike’s standard shade of athletic gold in their uniforms. I do think that USC could ditch the candy gloss finish from their helmets and either use a flat or pro-gloss finish. It seems to blend in better with the flat pants. 15,125 posts Link to post Posted September 6, 2006 Share this post 0 Share this post Share on other sites 145 0 STL FANATIC SportsLogos.Net duma Followers 0 10,716 4,646 posts Posted September 6, 2006 Link to post Posted September 6, 2006 0 Posted September 6, 2006 15,125 posts Posted September 6, 2006 Edited September 6, 2006 by bills2005 0 100 posts 0 STL FANATIC 0 7 145 Posted September 6, 2006 2,568 posts 0 Share on other sites 0 10 posts Posted September 6, 2006 The flat finish causes the yellow to be bright and garish.The shine actually served to dull down the yellow and made it look nice.This is a slight downgrade. Link to post 0 22 1 Members Ehhh doesnt really make a difference. Now as a player id rather have shiny pants. More comfortable, and harder to tackle (slicker, trust me, HUGE difference for a defender). STL FANATIC Edited September 6, 2006 by duma grubstreet I think they look great, and a lot of teams with gold colors could take a hint (Georgia Tech…)Georgia Tech’s gold metallic (or “old gold”) team color is nothing like the yellow-gold used in USC’s color scheme, so that argument is moot. I was just referring to the varitable golden shower I witnessed while watching the ND-GT game, it was almost nauseating. I just think GT would be better served to go back to that flat, darker gold, kinda like Mizzou’s; more like the color they used to wear in the old days. 145 1 0 Chazberg 0 The artist formally known as Bucfan56 Share on other sites 2,347 posts SportsLogos.Net Link to post Chazberg 145 I think it is a definite upgrade.Anytime we can get the logo and pants to actually have the same color yellow (what a conept), it’s an upgrade. 1 2,287 posts 0 Share this post Forums Home 950 Share on other sites Share this post Link to post i wonder how close the yellow in usc, michigan, and lsu’s uniforms is. all are done by nike, and all have that almost highlighter yellow feel. i know that each has its own specific color…just an observation. I’m no PANTONE, but I’m pretty sure those three schools all have different yellows. Michigan’s “maize” is a really pale yellow, LSU’s is more of a pure Crayola yellow, and USC almost has a darker, orange-ier yellow. Location:Michigan Less, but better. FiddySicks Link to post Share this post 0 MJD802 Location:St. Paul | Chicago 0 statebully FiddySicks Share this post Link to post Favourite Logos:Sacramento Republic FC tjpskillz34 Location:Chicago, IL grubstreet Share on other sites 99 0 I think they look great, and a lot of teams with gold colors could take a hint (Georgia Tech…)Georgia Tech’s gold metallic (or “old gold”) team color is nothing like the yellow-gold used in USC’s color scheme, so that argument is moot. 0 Posted September 6, 2006 i wonder how close the yellow in usc, michigan, and lsu’s uniforms is. all are done by nike, and all have that almost highlighter yellow feel. i know that each has its own specific color…just an observation. Chazberg Less, but better. 22 MJD802 31,371 posts 7 31,371 posts Posted September 6, 2006 Go To Topic Listing Members Mingjai Link to post Posted September 7, 2006 Sports Logos Link to post Share this post winghaz If they are going away from the shiny pants, they should lose the shiny helmets. 197 posts 5,531 posts 145 Members Members Link to post miken623 Posted September 7, 2006 888 USC new pants Share this post Share this post Share on other sites Link to post Share on other sites Ehhh doesnt really make a difference. Now as a player id rather have shiny pants. More comfortable, and harder to tackle (slicker, trust me, HUGE difference for a defender). Mabye the slicker pants helped Reggie Bush push Leinart into the endzone @ Notre Dame Naw it doesnt make that big of a difference, but it can make it a bit more complicated on certain tackles, especially if the tackler is waering Under Armour. Forums Home Share on other sites Members Location:Sacramento, California I think it is a definite upgrade.Anytime we can get the logo and pants to actually have the same color yellow (what a conept), it’s an upgrade. The pants seem much brighter than the logo now to me. Sports Logo News Share this postlast_img read more

Manager says Leicester want to ‘get rid’ of player’s salary –…

first_imgThe 25-year-old suffered serious injuries in 2018 and 2019, and that kept him away from the pitch for almost a year.Having recovered from the ankle injury last summer, the Ghana international has made only one appearance [against Doncaster Rovers in December] in all competitions this season.Amartey trained under Ståle Solbakken’s guidance at Danish side and the Copenhagen manager has now admitted the Leicester player wants to return to his former club.“He said he wants to go home [to Copenhagen],” Solbakken told Denmark’s BT.Embed from Getty ImagesThe player, who can operate as a defensive midfielder and a centre-back, has a contract at the King Power until 2022.Solbakken has revealed the Premier League side want to cut ties, but his wages would make his return to Copenhagen difficult this summer.When asked if the Danish side have the budget to accommodate Amartey, Solbakken said: “No, they wouldn’t. Not [even] close. But I don’t think he’s going to be expensive in the transfer market because Leicester want to get rid of his salary. But I don’t think it’s going to be here and now.”With Leicester willing to get rid of Amartey and Solbakken ruling out his return, Brendan Rodgers’ man will have to find a new club in the summer.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending Today聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoHero WarsGetting this Treasure is impossible! Prove us wrong!Hero WarsUndo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoCoworking Space | Search AdsThe cost of shared office in Hong Kong might surprise youCoworking Space | Search AdsUndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystDigitization in Banks Is No Longer About Efficiency, but Business Resilience. Don’t Get Left Behind.StanChart by CNBC CatalystUndoCNN with DBS BankWhat Banks Did To Help Corporations Mitigate Future CrisesCNN with DBS BankUndoLoans | Search AdsNeed a loan? Search hereLoans | Search AdsUndoDating.comWhere do attractive singles find each other in Tung Chung?Dating.comUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥Undo Daniel Amartey moved to Leicester City from FC Copenhagen in January 2016 and has only accumulated 31 league starts since then.last_img read more

Covid-19 tests are negative for all ‘Tour de France’ participants and…

first_imgThe third Covid-19 test showed negative results for all participants of the prestigious multi-day cycling Tour de France, according to the International Cycling Union (UCI). Content will continue after the ad Advertising True, Covid-19 infected contest director Christian Prudom, who will have to spend the next week in self-isolation. Also, one representative from Cofidis, AG2R La Mondiale, Ineos Grenadiers and Mitchelton-Scott have to leave the competition due to positive tests. One technical service technician has also been infected with Covid-19.The tests were performed on September 7 and 8, but the fourth round is scheduled for the next day of rest – September 14. A total of 841 inspections were performed.If at least two infections were detected in one of the teams, the tour of that unit would most likely have ended. To limit the spread of Covid-19, the team was reduced to 30 people, but some units arrived with only 25 people.Earlier, Covid-19 was found in the Lotto-Soudal team, which had infected two mechanics. The virus was also detected in two of their roommates.On Monday, the athletes had a holiday, but on Tuesday, a distance of 168.5 kilometers along the plain must be covered. Latvians Toms Skujiņš and Krists Neilands are also taking part in the prestigious cycling ride, who have been happy to take part in the first nine stages, and on Saturday Skujiņš won the second place in the eighth stage. The Tour de France, which is rightly considered one of the largest sporting events in the world, is celebrating its 107th anniversary this year.In total, the French tour is scheduled for 21 stages this year, finishing on September 20 in the Champs Elysées.last_img read more

Ravens tight end Gillmore to undergo MRI for hamstring injury

first_imgOWINGS MILLS, Md. — Ravens tight end Crockett Gillmore will undergo a magnetic resonance imaging exam for a hamstring injury suffered in the latter half of Friday’s practice.It’s unclear how Gillmore hurt himself, but he was spotted walking off the field with a member of the  training staff less than an hour before the conclusion of the morning workout. The third-year tight end was limited to 10 games last season as he dealt with back, shoulder, and calf ailments. He underwent shoulder surgery in the offseason, but the 2014 third-round pick returned for spring workouts.The Ravens are fortunate to have a deep group of tight ends that also includes veterans Benjamin Watson and Dennis Pitta as well as second-year options Maxx Williams, Nick Boyle, Darren Waller, and Daniel Brown. Gillmore emerged as a legitimate threat at the position last year, catching 33 passes for 412 yards and four touchdowns.“He’s just got to improve on everything, really,” said tight ends coach Richard Angulo about Gillmore’s development. “Execution of the small things. For him and all the other guys, I just want them to be great at all the little things. Stats and touchdowns are just byproducts of what you do with all the details.”Early rookie standoutsThe Ravens have only worked out in helmets, shells, and shorts over their first two days of training camp, but a pair of rookies have turned heads during the non-contact practices.Wide receiver Chris Moore has shown impressive burst on vertical passes and caught a 60-yard touchdown from quarterback Joe Flacco on a play in which the rookie sprinted past cornerback Jimmy Smith. The fourth-round pick from Cincinnati has already made a number of plays down the field and has taken advantage of the current absences of older receivers on the roster.“Chris made some plays today,” head coach John Harbaugh said. “We made a little snafu in the secondary there. I was really happy that the offensive took advantage of it, and I was really ticked off that the defense let it happen. Such is the nature of training camp.”Fourth-round cornerback Tavon Young also shined, intercepting a pass on a deflection in the middle of the field and picking off quarterback Ryan Mallett on a deep sideline pass intended for Kaelin Clay. With veteran slot cornerback Jerraud Powers still needing to pass his conditioning test, Young has receive dmore reps at the nickel spot with the first unit than veteran Kyle Arrington.Steve Smith still on mendVeteran wide receiver Steve Smith remains on the active physically unable to perform list and observed a few minutes of Friday’s practice, but it’s unclear when he will be ready to return to the field.As Bleacher Report’s Dan Pompei noted in an excellent piece about Smith’s horrific injury and the long recovery, the 37-year-old’s right calf is still noticeably smaller than the left one after the muscle atrophied in the injured leg. This certainly isn’t abnormal, but it does illustrate how long and difficult the rehabilitation process has been and how Smith’s return to the practice field isn’t imminent.Fortunately, Smith has just over six weeks until the season opener against Buffalo and the Ravens aren’t concerned with him returning in time to play in the preseason.First fightRunning back Buck Allen and linebacker Patrick Onwuasor got into the first fight of the summer as Allen took a couple swings at the Portland State rookie after the two were engaged in an aggressive pass-blocking drill.Order was quickly restored, but Onwuasor was the defensive player who shoved rookie running back Kenneth Dixon out of bounds on Thursday. Dixon suffered a Grade 1 MCL sprain and did not practice on Friday.last_img read more

Sachau wins Stuart’s Bones Memorial

first_imgBy Josh ReynoldsSTUART, Iowa (Aug. 11) – Jake Sachau was the $1,000 Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod winner at Stu­art Speedway’s Bones/Richard Welch Memorial Friday night.Josh Sink and Nelson drew the 1-2 chips to make up the front row. Colton Nelson led early over Sink and Doug Smith.Following a lap four restart it was Nelson, Austin Luellen and Hunter Longnecker at the front with Chase Rudolf and Jake Sachau battling it out for fourth. Sachau took that place on lap 10, then worked Longnecker over for third on lap 15.At this point it appeared Nelson was well on his way to the win but cautions came out on laps 22 and 24, the second yellow setting up a two-lap dash for the cash.Nelson led at the white flag but his car pushed severely and allowed Luellen to get up beside him. Mean­while, Sachau snuck it in on the bottom in turn three as Nelson pushed up the track again.Sachau squared off the corner and beat Nelson to the line to take the win and the $1,000 payday. Nelson finished second with Luellen third, Longnecker fourth and Ethan Braaksma fifth.Jeff James was the IMCA Modified winner and Marcus Fagan was first to the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car checkers.Jamie Schirm made what proved to be the winning pass on lap 10 of the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock fea­ture and John Gill prevailed in a four-lap dash to the finish in the Mach-1 Sport Compact main.last_img read more

Lawton Speedway adds IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars

first_imgLAWTON, Okla. – The first IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car track champion crowned in Oklahoma will earn that title at Lawton Speedway.Opening night on the 3/8-mile red clay oval is scheduled for April 7. The IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing point season continues on Saturday nights through Sept. 29.The growth of RaceSaver nationwide helped pique the interest of co-promoters Kyle Ezell and his mother Marcy Davis but its economical rules is what ultimately sold them on the class.“What we really like is the rules package with the sealed motor,” Ezell explained. “IMCA RaceSaver rules give everybody the same chance to win and be competitive. You can’t just outdollar somebody. The outcome of the race is determined by the driver and setup and not just how much money you spend.”As a promoter and RaceSaver driver himself, Ezell has seen the effects high costs have had on car count numbers for a non-IMCA series in the state.“It’s no fun when you know you can’t win or finish in the top five any night,” he said. “RaceSaver is more appealing to everybody. The weekend racer can compete with anybody.”The Sprint Series of Oklahoma made a single visit to Lawton last season and returns for three shows this year, on April 14, July 7 and Aug. 11.Ezell grew up working at the race track. His grandfather was legendary promoter and Chili Bowl Midget Nationals co-founder Lanny Edwards.“I learned a lot from him,” said Ezell. “He taught me about business in general and the business of racing in particular.”“Lawton Speedway is in a traditional Sprint Car area,” said IMCA Vice President of Operations Jim Stannard, “and what’s even more exciting is the opportunity to work with another generation of the Edwards family.”last_img read more

J.P. Weigand: 1010 Myles Court custom home for sale

first_img1010 Myles Court in Wellington.A true value! Welcome to this custom home on a double lot in the wonderful Coyote Ridge addition. Stately, red brick home with side-loading 3 car garage and covered front door entry. This home is not just beautiful on the outside with a nicely manicured and well-landscaped yard but also great care and detail have been considered inside. Grand entry and foyer, 11′ ceilings, formal dining room, hearth room, and lots of living space–over 3700 square feet finished. Master bedroom ceilings are 11.5′ and double doors open to the grand master bathroom with double vanities, walk-in shower, private water closet, and a walk-in closet room. The kitchen features beautiful wood cabinetry, granite countertops, a pantry, and all appliances remain.The oven even has a warming drawer and you will enjoy the instant hot water on demand. The main floor laundry room with a washer and dryer also included. Amazing basement features another full kitchen, rec room, family room, dining area, 2 more bedrooms, a full bathroom, and a huge unfinished storage/craft room. Gas fireplaces on each floor for warmth and coziness. The home also features an intercom system, heritage roof, and plumbed for the central vacuum system.Extra insulation in the walls and floors make this home almost sound-proof and you will also enjoy the peace and quiet of this neighborhood and cul-de-sac. The back yard features a privacy fence and covered patio for quiet evenings or for entertainment. Listing agent must be present for all showings and total taxes including special assessments should be verified with the county. Any info should be independently verified. Call for your private showing today!  More photos/info available @ https://cathysheets.weigand.com/property/450739902/1010-myles-ct-wellington-ks-67152/last_img read more

Spurs must start stronger next season to compete for title

first_imgTottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino believes his team must be quick out of the blocks next season if they are to challenge champions Manchester City and the other top-six rivals for the Premier League title.City beat Spurs 3-1 at Wembley on Saturday before West Bromwich Albion’s shock win at Manchester United confirmed Pep Guardiola’s side as champions the following day.The defeat ended Spurs’ impressive 14-match unbeaten run in the league but it was a poor start to the campaign which saw their title bid go off the rails, slipping 21 points behind City following a 4-1 defeat at the Etihad Stadium in December.“We feel very disappointed because (on Saturday) we lost to one of the best teams in Europe, and surely the best team in England,” Pochettino told a news conference on Monday.“That’s part of our ambition, how we’re thinking now – we believe were capable of beating any team. That is good. But it’s not easy to be consistent through the whole season.“The challenge for us in the next few years is to be consistent, try to start the season better. City started the season really well – we started with a lot of problems. We were very unstable in the way we started the season.”Fourth-placed Spurs are competing with Liverpool and Manchester United for second place, and they can move a point behind Jose Mourinho’s side with a win at Brighton and Hove Albion on Tuesday.Pochettino said defender Toby Alderweireld, who has not featured in the league since October after a hamstring injury, will return to the squad at the Amex Stadium.“Toby will be in the squad,” the manager added. “But I will decide if he plays tomorrow.”last_img read more