By Chadwick Matlin, Neil Paine, Kate Fagan and Jody Avirgan Welcome to this week’s episode of Hot Takedown, our podcast where the hot sports takes of the week meet the numbers that prove them right or tear them down. This week, we discuss the start of March Madness and what the FiveThirtyEight men’s and women’s brackets reveal; whether Chip Kelly is a free-agency genius; and the retirement of 49ers linebacker Chris Borland at the age of 24.Stream the episode by clicking play above, or subscribe using one of the podcast clients below. More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed Links to what we discuss in this week’s show:FiveThirtyEight’s March Madness predictions.Ken Pomeroy’s college basketball ratings.Seth Davis’s story in Sports Illustrated about the pace of play in men’s college basketball.The UConn women’s team’s incredible margin of victory this season.Neil’s conversation with Benjamin Morris and Walt Hickey about Chip Kelly’s mad spree.Chris Borland talks about his decision to retire from football. Embed Code If you’re a fan of our podcasts, be sure to subscribe on Apple Podcasts and leave a rating/review. That helps spread the word to other listeners. And get in touch by email, on Twitter or in the comments. Tell us what you think, send us hot takes to discuss and tell us why we’re wrong.
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Then-sophomore defender Zach Dobey battles for space during a game against Indiana Sept. 23, 2012 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. OSU lost, 2-0.The Ohio State men’s soccer team will host Indiana University-Purdue University at Fort Wayne Tuesday at 7 p.m. for the team’s second preseason exhibition match of the season. The match will be played at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.The Buckeyes will look to capture their first victory of the preseason, after falling 1-0 to West Virginia in the team’s first match on Sunday. The lone goal of the match came in the 75th minute when Mountaineer junior forward Andy Bevin scored off of a free kick just outside of the penalty area. The Mountaineers outshot the Buckeyes 14-6 and junior goalkeeper Alex Ivanov was the only Buckeye to play the full 90 minutes and registered three saves. A total of 17 players participated in the game for OSU, including eight that made their debut for the team.Last season, OSU managed a 6-10-3 record on the year, but failed to win a single conference game going 0-4-2 in the Big Ten. The Buckeyes lose their top two goal scorers, including Chris Hegngi who was selected by the Portland Timbers in the MLS Supplemental Draft. The team ended the year on a sour note, falling to No. 2 seed Northwestern in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten tournament 2-0.The Buckeyes will be playing against a Mastodon squad that went 4-15-1 last season and is returning five of its top six goal scorers. IPFW will be hoping to build off of the momentum from late last season when they won four of their last six matches to become the final team to advance to the Summit League Tournament. The Mastodons were defeated by a score of 5-1 in the first round of the tournament by top-seeded Oakland.The Buckeyes are scheduled to finish their preseason slate in South Bend, Ind., with a match against Notre Dame Aug. 26, and will open their regular season with back-to-back matches at home Aug. 30 and Sept. 1 against UNC-Wilmington and Northern Illinois, in the Wolstein Classic.This article has been revised to reflect the following correction:Correction: Aug. 20, 2013An earlier version of this story stated men’s soccer would play at Tulsa Sept. 6 in their regular season opener.
Germany boss Joachim Low is certain that they still require Mesut Ozil and his “creativity” after dropping him for their 2-1 win over Sweden on SaturdayOla Toivonen’s deft first-half lob had given Sweden the lead to ensure a tense first-half for Germany before Ozil’s replacement Marco Reus then equalised and restored hope for the defending world champions.Despite Jerome Boateng’s late sending off, Toni Kroos then scored a late winner to hand Germany their first win of the World Cup.However, Ozil remained on the bench for the entire game with Julian Brandt and Mario Gomez having been named as the substitutes.Top 5 Bundesliga players to watch during the weekend Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 11, 2019 With the international activity cooling down for the next month, we go back to the Bundesliga’s Top 5 players to watch next weekend.The German…But Low insists that the Arsenal playmaker remains a valuable part of his plans.“We have strong competition with us in the squad,” said Low, according to the Daily Mirror.“We will still need his creativity in the tournament.”The victory marked the first time Germany had come behind at half-time to win a World Cup match since 1974, which also came against Sweden.
Amazon documentary has revealed Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola’s touchline row with Arsene Wenger.The former Barcelona boss had a touchline row with the former Arsenal boss during last season’s Carabao Cup final at Wembley.Pep is overheard criticizing Arsene’s treatment of referees and he was also filmed watching the semis between Arsenal and Chelsea were he said ‘Arsene gets all the luck sometimes’.The Spanish manager was overheard slamming the French gaffer’s touchline behavior.From the bench, he shouts at Wenger: ‘All the time the referee. All the time. Shut up, you!, as quoted by Daily Mail.Guardiola then made a gesture with his hand to imply that Wenger was talking too often.Premier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…City won that final at Wembley in February 3-0 to capture the first trophy of the Guardiola era.And during the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final against Liverpool, Guardiola storms onto the pitch.He moves his players away from the officials before saying to referee Antonio Mateu Lahoz: “It was a penalty! It was a goal and it was a penalty! Shut up! It was a penalty!”The 47-year-old was sent to the stands for his actions.During a heated dressing room discussion, he says: “That is bulls***, guys. That is not the point.”On another occasion, he states to the players: “The real belief is to convince you, when this is s***, I will tell you it is s***’.”
Serving Seniors: Benefits of exercise January 7, 2019 Posted: January 7, 2019 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Health, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, San Diego (KUSI) – There are countless benefits to exercise, no matter what age. For older adults, many studies point to how exercise is important for the mind and the body.The Serving Seniors’ Walkers is a club made up of low-income seniors who walk every Tuesday and Thursday.Paul Downey, president and CEO of Serving Seniors, shared tips on how to put one step in front of the other heading into the New Year on Good Morning San Diego.6 TIPS TO GET SENIORS WALKING IN 2019:1. Find a friend. Walking is easier, and safer, with a friend. Setting a walking date can keep you accountable and socially engaged.2. Visit the mall. Many shopping centers open early to allow walkers to take advantage of the indoor square footage. Or, visit during shopping hours to leisurely browse and people watch as you get some steps in. Most malls have plenty of public seating, providing a respite when you need a break.3. Join a local health club. If you are unsure of how to start, a local health club is a wonderful option. Professionals can help keep you safe by creating a walking or exercise program to suit your needs. And, most treadmills have handrails to help stabilize yourself while you walk.4. Go grocery shopping. You may not even realize it but running errands can really rack up the steps! From the car to the store, and from aisle to aisle, running an errand daily is a simple way to get exercise as well as get out and about. Use a shopping cart to help stabilize yourself as you walk – and remember to wear good walking shoes.5. Volunteer. Finding a volunteer activity can keep you social and physically active. The humane society may need help walking dogs. Volunteering as a local museum docent can give you a chance to help visitors. Here at Serving Seniors we have volunteer opportunities like helping serve meals to seniors, assisting in the computer lab or fitness room, and of course there are leadership positions on our board6. Take some laps in the house. If you are housebound, there are ways to still get some daily walking in. Set a timer to remind yourself to get up every thirty minutes and take a lap from room to room. Or, every time you use the restroom, touch each of the four walls of your house before returning to your seat. Small activities can make a big difference in your cardiovascular health, and before long you’ll have more stamina to walk further.For more information click here.
Sara Ali Khan on Femina coverPR Handout’Rising Star’ Sara Ali Khan is grabbing the eyeballs as she rules over all the August issue of a leading magazine- looking every bit of beauty that you cannot get your eyes off.The actress looks gorgeous as she wears a light green- off white saree giving it a twist to the regular way, wrapped around the waist. The saree is paired with a puff crepe blouse, letting her hair down the shoulder with nude makeup.Femina announced their August cover girl as, “Rising star @saraalikhan95 stuns in all her ethereal glory on our latest cover”.The magazine also launched the digital cover and how aptly they define the cover star, “Ambitious, feisty, straightforward, and raring to go, @saraalikhan95 brings vivacity and innocence like no other on our digital cover!”Sara Ali Khan has been one of the most talked-about and successful debutants of 2018 with her two films Kedarnath and Simmba, which released within just 15 days smashed records at the box office and the talent and flair of the actress made it all larger than life.The actress has hardly had any time to spare since then with continuous work schedule line ups, having film shoots, doing promotions along with brand shoots. The testimony of the same is the continuous brand announcements where Sara Ali Khan has become the face of many leading brands, right after the successful release of her films.Sara chose the unconventional path as she made her debut in the Hindi film industry right after she finished her education. Only after the release of her films, Sara chose to get featured on the covers of the leading magazines. Spotted always with a smile and greeting everyone the actress comes across as the warmest celebrity.Sara Ali Khan, who is just two films old in Bollywood, has become a sensation within such a short span of time with marketers betting big on her and filmmakers seeking to sign her.The actress already has 11 brand endorsements in her kitty, with an estimated annual revenue of over Rs 30 crore, this year alone and the brands range right from a sports brand to a jewellery brand. With a massive appeal amongst the audience, Sara is not just a youth influencer but has created all the buzz ever since she stepped into the industry hence, being hailed as the “buzz girl” of Bollywood.The actress will be next seen in the recently announced Imtiaz Ali ‘s film alongside Kartik Aaryan and with Varun Dhawan Coolie No. 1, both of which are slated to be released next year.
Koinonia Baptist Church will celebrate its 25th church anniversary with community leader and B.U.I.L.D organizer, Bishop Douglas I. Miles whose celebrating his 50th year in ministry, Bishop Miles and Koinonia Baptist Church will celebrate their anniversaries with a Silver and Gold banquet at Martin’s Valley Mansion on October 19. Call Tiara Jenifer at 443-627-0802 or send an email to email@example.com, for more details.
By George Kevin Jordan, Special to the AFROLonnie G. Bunch III has been named the 14th Secretary of the Smithsonian, making him the first African American to hold the position, in its 74-year history. The Smithsonian Institution’s Board of Regents announced Bunch’s new appointment this week, which officially starts June 16th.Lonnie G. Bunch III has been named the 14th Secretary of the Smithsonian, becoming the first African American in history to hold the position. (Courtesy Photo)Bunch holds the title of founding director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, which opened in September 2016. Bunch, has spent more than 35 years in the museum field and oversees the nation’s largest and most comprehensive cultural destination devoted exclusively to exploring, documenting, and showcasing the African American story and its impact on U.S. and world history.“I am humbled and honored to become the 14th Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution,” Bunch said of the new position.“Lonnie Bunch guided, from concept to completion, the complex effort to build the premier museum celebrating African American achievements,” said John G. Roberts, Jr., Smithsonian Chancellor and Chief Justice of the United States. “I look forward to working with him as we approach the Smithsonian’s 175th anniversary, to increase its relevance and role as a beloved American institution and public trust.”“I am excited to work with the Board of Regents and my colleagues throughout the Institution to build upon its legacy and to ensure that the Smithsonian will be even more relevant and more meaningful and reach more people in the future.”The Regents’ Board Chair, David Rubenstein, and Vice Chair Steve Case, led an 11-member search committee.“Lonnie is a deeply respected scholar, educator and leader,” Rubenstein said. “In looking for someone who would shepherd the Institution into the future, we wanted to find a special person with equal parts talent and passion. Fortunately, the ideal choice for our next Secretary was already an integral part of the Smithsonian family.”“After working at the Smithsonian in various capacities over three decades, and then birthing a wildly successful startup within the Smithsonian, Lonnie has the benefit of knowing the Smithsonian intimately,” Case said. “Now Lonnie will bring his insights and passion to reimagining the Smithsonian of the future, and creating a culture of agility and innovation to expand the Institution’s impact. The Regents stand ready to support Lonnie’s vision for driving cross-institutional collaboration to create a virtual Smithsonian that can reach everybody, everywhere.”Under Bunch’s leadership, the National Museum of African American History and Culture came to life. When he started as director in 2005, he had one staff member, no collections, no funding and no site for a museum. Driven by optimism, determination and a commitment to build “a place that would make America better.” Today the museum welcomes about 4 million visitors and compiled a collection of 40,000 objects. The museum is the first “green building” on the National Mall. He rallied donors of every level and worked with Congress to fund the museum through a public-private collaboration.Previously, Bunch was the president of the Chicago Historical Society, one of the nation’s oldest museums of history (2001–05). There, he led a successful capital campaign to transform the Historical Society in celebration of its 150th anniversary, managed an institutional reorganization and began an unprecedented outreach initiative to diverse communities.Bunch’s Smithsonian experience spans three museums: the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the National Museum of American History and the National Air and Space Museum.Bunch received his master’s (1976) and bachelor’s (1974) degrees from American University in Washington, D.C., in African American and American history. He is married to Maria Marable-Bunch, associate director for museum learning and programs at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian.Bunch began his Smithsonian career as an education specialist and historian at the National Air and Space Museum from 1978 to 1979.Bunch was curator of history and program manager for the California African American Museum in Los Angeles from 1983 to 1989. While there, he organized several award-winning exhibitions, including “The Black Olympians, 1904–1950” and “Black Angelenos: The Afro-American in Los Angeles, 1850–1950.” He also produced several historical documentaries for public television.Born and raised in surrounding parts of Newark, New Jersey, Bunch has held numerous teaching positions at universities across the country, including: American University, George Washington University, both in Washington, D.C.
Mark Thompson, the director general of UK public broadcaster the BBC, could step down by the end of year according to local press reports.The Guardian newspaper claims that Thompson has told senior colleagues that he is ready to quit after the Olympics and could step down by the end of 2012. The news has been fuelled by comments from Chris Patten, chairman of the BBC Trust that governs the BBC, that he had hired headhunting firm Egon Zehnder to start preliminary work on finding potential successors to Thomson.Speaking at the Oxford Media Convention earlier this week, Patten said he expected Thompson would leave the corporation before he is due to step down from the Trust in 2015. In a statement released after Patten’s comments, the BBC said: “Whilst speculation is inevitable, as the BBC chairman has made clear earlier this week this is sensible succession planning and does not signal an immediate vacancy.”Thompson was appointed director general of the BBC in May 2004.