Thursday, August 30, 2018

Meghan McCain Breaks Down in Tears Over Her Father's Casket as Senator's Funeral Services Begin



Meghan McCain


 Sen. McCain will lie in state at the Arizona State Capitol on Wednesday and the U.S. Capitol Rotunda on Friday before being transported to Maryland for a private service at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis on Sunday.
The former Republican presidential nominee and maverick politician graduated from the acclaimed naval academy in 1958.
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Cindy McCain

Cindy McCain walks into the Arizona State Capitol with sons James McCain and Jack McCain
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The family and friends of John McCain paid their respects to the late senator on Wednesday, during a private memorial service at the Arizona Capitol in Phoenix.


Meghan McCain, the senator’s daughter, and Cindy McCain, his wife of 38 years, were both at the service and wept over his casket. At one point, Cindy tenderly placed her cheek against the flag draping her husband’s coffin.
The McCain family announced on Friday that the six-term Arizona senator had decided, “with his usual strength of will,” to discontinue medical treatment for stage-four brain cancer.
Just one day later, Sen. McCain died at the age of 81.
Sen. McCain will lie in state at the Arizona State Capitol on Wednesday and the U.S. Capitol Rotunda on Friday before being transported to Maryland for a private service at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis on Sunday.
The former Republican presidential nominee and maverick politician graduated from the acclaimed naval academy in 1958.
Daughters Sidney McCain, Meghan McCain and Bridget McCain(right) follow the casket of their father, U.S. Sen. John McCain, for his memorial service at the Arizona State Capitol


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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

U.S. Open Highlights: Wins for Williams Sisters; Big Loss for No. 1 Halep

US Open Tennis 2018 Results: No. 1 Simona Halep Upset in Monday's Early Play


World No. 1 Simona Halep fell in the first round at the 2018 U.S. Open on Monday as she was defeated 6-2, 6-4 by Estonia's Kaia Kanepi.  The French Open champion looked to have turned the momentum in her favour when she levelled from a double break down to 4-4 in the second set. But she was then broken again before world No. 44 Kanepi secured a momentous triumph.  In the men's draw, eighth seed Grigor Dimitrov was the biggest casualty in Monday's opening session as he lost 6-3, 6-2, 7-5 to three-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka.  Elsewhere, Andy Murray came through in four sets against James Duckworth, but his fellow Brit, Kyle Edmund, was downed by Italy's Paolo Lorenzi.

World No. 1 Simona Halep fell in the first round at the 2018 U.S. Open on Monday as she was defeated 6-2, 6-4 by Estonia's Kaia Kanepi.
The French Open champion looked to have turned the momentum in her favour when she levelled from a double break down to 4-4 in the second set. But she was then broken again before world No. 44 Kanepi secured a momentous triumph.
In the men's draw, eighth seed Grigor Dimitrov was the biggest casualty in Monday's opening session as he lost 6-3, 6-2, 7-5 to three-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka.
Elsewhere, Andy Murray came through in four sets against James Duckworth, but his fellow Brit, Kyle Edmund, was downed by Italy's Paolo Lorenzi.
Meanwhile, defending women's champion Sloane Stephens and two-time winner Venus Williams both prevailed in their opening round matches.
Here is a selection of results from the opening day of action in New York:
              
Men's Singles
Stan Wawrinka bt. (8) Grigor Dimitrov: 6-3, 6-2, 7-5
Andy Murray bt. James Duckworth: 6-7 (5), 6-3, 7-5, 6-3
(11) John Isner bt. Bradley Klahn: 7-6 (3), 6-3, 6-4
(25) Milos Raonic bt. Carlos Berlocq: 7-6 (4), 6-4, 1-6, 6-3
            
Women's Singles
(16) Venus Williams bt. Svetlana Kuznetsova: 6-3, 5-7, 6-3
Kaia Kanepi bt. (1) Simona Halep: 6-2, 6-4
(3) Sloane Stephens bt. Evgeniya Rodina: 6-1, 7-5
(12) Garbine Muguruza bt. Shuai Zhang: 6-3, 6-0 
          
Full results and schedule available via the U.S. Open's official website.
Per Sports Illustrated, Halep's predecessors as top seed at the U.S. Open had all enjoyed first-round success, and she now holds an ignominious record:






DOWN GOES NUMBER ONE!

Kaia Kanepi beats No. 1 Simona Halep 6-2, 6-4.

it's the first time in the Open era that the top-seeded woman has lost in the first round at the U.S. Open.
The Romanian went into the U.S. Open as one of the favourites, but she was outclassed by Kanepi at the Louis Armstrong Stadium as she was broken on five occasions.
Halep only had nine winners in the match compared to Kanepi's 26, and she won just six points behind her second serve.
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 27:  Kaia Kanepi of Estonia celebrates her women's singles first round match victory against Simona Halep of Romania on Day One of the 2018 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 27, 2017 in the Flushin
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She was blown away in the opener, not forcing a single break point on Kanepi's serve and losing her own twice.
The underdog then secured a double break in the second before Halep rallied back to 4-4.


With the momentum back in her favour, it looked as though the 2015 semi-finalist at Flushing Meadows might save herself from a shock exit.

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Mikaela Mayer batters Edina Kiss, forces her to quit in fourth-round TKO

Mayer is currently 6-0 for her professional career, and is looking to make that a 7-0 after her fight with Edina Kiss Saturday night at the Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona.

5. Mayer Says That Fighting Live on ESPN is a “Dream Come True”  & Can’t Wait to Showcase Her Skills on the “Greatest Sports Network in the World”

The Mayer vs. Kiss fight will be part of a special world championship event featuring Ray Beltran’s WBO lightweight title defense against Jose Pedraza and Isaac Dogboe’s WBO junior featherweight title defense against Hidenori Otake, according to Round by Round Boxing.  “Fighting live on ESPN is a dream come true and something I have been looking forward to since I made the decision to leave the amateur ranks and turn pro with Top Rank,” Mayer told RBR. “I gave up my dream of an Olympic gold medal to step onto a bigger stage and to help take women’s boxing to the next level. Now, after years of fighting out of the limelight, I get to showcase my skills on the greatest sports network in the world.”


Unbeaten lightweight Mikaela Mayer utterly dismantled Edina Kiss in a third-round TKO on a Friday edition of Top Rank on ESPN at Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona.
The skill differential was clear from the opening second.
The 2016 Olympian Mayer (7-0, 4 KO's), 28, who was born in California and trains in Colorado Springs, knocked down Kiss with a big right hand.
Mayer charged right at Kiss and brought the fight to her, landing hard jabs, upjabs, and precise body shots, but Kiss had nothing for her. In the third round, Kiss even turned her back and ran the other direction to give herself some breathing room, but Mayer ran her back down.
After getting the kiss knocked out of her for three rounds, Kiss opted not to come out for the fourth-round.
This is Mayer's fourth bout of 2018 and her second knockout of the year. She scored a first-round knockout of Maria Semertzoglou in March and scored points victories over Baby Nansen and Sheena Kaine, respectively, in May and June.
When asked what she wants next Mayer said: "I want to start going for the belts. I think I am ready. I had a lot of experience in the amateurs. I'm doing what my coaches have told me to do in the pros; they've seen me step up, so I am ready to start taking those belts at 130."
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KSI vs Logan Paul - LIVE: Build-up and latest updates with hours until YouTube stars' enter boxing ring

KSI vs Logan Paul: Fears YouTube stars' fight 'will promote violence, sexism and gambling to children'


Logan Paul, left, and KSI square off in the guym ahead of their You Tube fight

The waiting is over!
After months of bickering, social media sensations KSI and Logan Paul will touch gloves tonight.
The pair will clamber through the ropes at the Manchester Arena in a bid to settle their long-running feud.
It was KSI who light the blue touchpaper back in February when he called Paul out following his win over Joe Weller in London.
His American rival eventually posted a video on YouTube (where else) accepting the fight, and since then the pair have gone back and forth with petty insults.
But the only thing being traded tonight will be leather as these influencers bid to show they are not just full of witty one-liners.
Here is everything you need to know about the fight...
KSI vs Logan Paul: YouTube heavyweights ready for boxing showdown

KSI vs Logan Paul: YouTube heavyweights ready for boxing showdown


KSI and Logan Paul at their weigh-in
KSI and Logan Paul, YouTube stars with 37 million subscribers between them, will take their beef into the boxing ring on Saturday for a fight billed as "the biggest event in internet history".
KSI or Logan Paul?
YouTube fans around the world have chosen whose side they are on, and will be watching when the pair of social media heavyweights step into the ring at Manchester Arena.
Both are wildly popular, both are massively divisive, both have highly controversial pasts.
KSI is the brash 25-year-old British gamer, comedy vlogger and rapper whose videos have racked up 4.4 billion views despite heavy criticism for lewd comments towards women in some of his clips.
Logan Paul is the 23-year-old US prankster (and former state wrestler) who made his name on Vine before moving to YouTube, where he's had 3.9 billion views, and who caused outrage earlier this year for showing the body of an apparent suicide victim in Japan.
Both have cultivated a frenzied online feud in order to hype up this bout, which will be streamed pay-per-view on YouTube.
Their brothers Jake Paul (4.9 billion views) and Deji (3.3 billion) will fight on the undercard.
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KSI vs Logan Paul: YouTube 

New England Patriots 2018 roster breakdown: #86 WR Paul Turner

It would be a surprise if the 25-year old survived roster cuts

The New England Patriots currently have 88 players on their active roster. However, only 53 of them will be able to survive the cutdowns on September 1 and ultimately make the team. Over the course of the offseason, we take a look at the players fighting for those spots to find out who has the best chances of helping the Patriots recapture the Vince Lombardi Trophy.

The New England Patriots currently have 88 players on their active roster. However, only 53 of them will be able to survive the cutdowns on September 1 and ultimately make the team. Over the course of the offseason, we take a look at the players fighting for those spots to find out who has the best chances of helping the Patriots recapture the Vince Lombardi Trophy.
Today, the series continues with one of New England’s wide receivers
Name: Paul Turner
Position: Wide receiver
Jersey number: 86
Opening day age: 25
Experience: 2
Size: 5’10, 195 lbs.
2017 review: After appearing in four games during his 2016 rookie season and catching nine passes for 126 yards, Paul Turner was unable to make the second-year jump in 2017: he injured his shoulder early during the Philadelphia Eagles’ training camp and was forced to miss all of the team’s preseason. As a result, the Eagles opted to release him with an injury settlement in early September. It would take Turner four months to find a new team.
After remaining unsigned throughout the 2017 season, the former undrafted free agent signed a one-year futures contract with the New Orleans Saints in January.
2018 preview: Turner failed to establish himself with the Saints and was let go again after mandatory minicamp. This time, it would “only” take him one month to find new work: in late July, the Patriots brought him on board. Joining a crowded wide receiver room at the time, Turner was projected as a long-shot to actually make New England’s 53-man roster. And even though the position has changed quite a bit since last month, Turner’s roster outlook has not.
The 25-year old currently appears to be at the bottom of the depth chart, having played only 10 offensive snaps during the Patriots’ first three preseason contests. Turner, who also played 13 snaps in the kicking game, failed to register any statistics or stand out in any way. The best case scenario for him therefore appears to be the following: after his inevitable release, he gets signed to New England’s or another team’s practice squad.
In order for that to happen, though, he will need to perform well during the preseason finale next week. Judging by his last three games, this is not guaranteed to happen.