World Tour to resume with Denmark events in October, says BWF

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FILE PHOTO: Thomas Lund, secretary general of the Badminton World Federation, speaks at a news conference during the London 2012 Olympic Games August 1, 2012. REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad/File Photo

(Reuters) – The Badminton World Federation (BWF) on Thursday announced a revised tournament calendar with the World Tour set to return with back-to-back Super 750 events in Odense, Denmark beginning on Oct. 13.

The two-week European leg will be followed by two Super 1000 tournaments in Asia and the prestigious World Tour Finals. The locations of the three Asian tournaments are yet to be announced.

The BWF also confirmed that the Thomas and Uber Cup Finals in Aarhus, Denmark will take place as scheduled from Oct. 3-11.

“Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was not possible to implement the revised international tournament calendar for the HSBC BWF World Tour as originally envisaged,” BWF Secretary General Thomas Lund said.

“Managing travel logistics between

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Jack Murphy, jewel thief and convicted killer known as ‘Murph the Surf,’ dies at 83

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What made him famous, though, was his life as a criminal.

After dropping out of college, Mr. Murphy moved to South Florida and became known as a charming, charismatic hustler, teaching tennis, swimming and scuba diving at high-class Miami Beach hotels.

He worked as a stunt diver with a troupe of aquatic acrobats and, during his off hours, put his agility to work by climbing the walls of high rises, sneaking in through windows and leaving with stolen jewels and artwork. Other times, he and his crew broke into waterfront mansions, making their escape by boat. His share of a single night’s haul could be as much as $15,000.

In October 1964, Mr. Murphy and two accomplices drove a Cadillac convertible to New York, living it up for a few weeks in a hotel while plotting a caper that remains one of the biggest and most audacious jewelry heists in

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Pelicans coaching candidates: Will Weaver takes a modern approach | Pelicans

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With the 35th pick in the 2019 draft, the New Orleans Pelicans took Didi Louzada, a Brazilian wing who at the time of his selection was still a teenager.

Louzada needed to develop before he was thrown into the NBA fire. So he signed with the Sydney Kings of Australia’s National Basketball League in what is commonly referred to as a “draft-and-stash” maneuver.

In Louzada’s first season as the Pelicans’ stash, he played under Will Weaver, who before coaching one of New Orleans’ draft picks worked closely with one of the team’s key decision-makers.

Before he took over in Sydney, Weaver worked with Pelicans general manager Trajan Langdon. In 2019, they both helped run the Brooklyn Nets’ G League affiliate, the Long Island Nets. In 2018-19, Long Island went 34-16 and lost to Rio Grande in the G League Finals. Weaver earned G League Coach of the Year honors, while

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‘An icon’: Mike Tilleman, Hi-Line football legend and former NFL star, dies at 76 | University of Montana Grizzlies

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“We’re not here without him,” third-year MSU-Northern coach Andrew Rolin told with a heavy heart on Friday. “I’ve got a lot of gratitude for what he’s done.

Rolin said Tilleman was the first community member he met when interviewing for the job two years ago.

“And for very good reason,” he said. “He was an icon not just in Havre but the entire Hi-Line. There’s no Northern football without the Tillemans, and without Mike Tilleman specifically. He had a huge impact on a lot of lives in this area.”

Rolin, who said he hopes to honor Tilleman again in the spring when the Lights return to action on the field, added: “The guy, you could tell he just loves football. And I think he just really appreciated those who have the love of the game he did. He was a winner, a guy who wanted to win in

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The diversified exhibition areas of World Winter Sports (Beijing) Expo 2020 brings a Frozen Experience

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BEIJING, Sept. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — In this September of the golden autumn, it was possible to sample the spells of ice and snow in advance, to understand the most advanced culture and technology of ice and snow and of course, to start a different “Frozen” experience. On September 5, the World Winter Sports (Beijing) Expo 2020 (“WWSE”), sponsored by the International Data Group, opened at the China National Convention Center in Beijing. More than 500 Chinese and foreign brands came with demonstrations of ice and snow achievements in technologies, equipment, winter tourism, talent development and so forth, enabling visitors to get closer to the power of ice and snow.

As the world’s top expo of ice and snow, this edition of WWSE has attracted nearly 20 winter sports powers such as Austria, Norway, France, Japan, Italy, Finland, Iceland

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Paolo Barelli Confirmed As President Of Italian Swimming Federation

Paolo Barelli has been confirmed as president of the Italian Swimming Federation for a sixth term until 2024 after winning more than 70% of the vote at the XVII ordinary elective assembly in Rome.

The assembly was held at the Olympic Stadium in the Italian capital where Barelli garnered 71.54% of the votes while 30% of the federal council was renewed with Annarita Blosi, Amelia Mascioli and Luca Piscopo the new appointees.

Barelli was born in Rome on 7 June 1954 and is a two-time Olympian, competing at Munich 1972 and Montreal 1976 and won bronze with the Italian men’s 4×200 free at the World Championships in Cali in 1975.

He has been president of the Italian Swimming Federation since October 2000 and was vice-president of the technical commission at European governing body LEN from 1990 to 2000, FINA honorary secretary from 2013 to 2017 where he is still vice-president

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NFL Week 2 game picks, schedule guide, fantasy football tips, odds, injuries and more

The Week 2 NFL schedule is stacked with great matchups. Our NFL Nation reporters bring us the keys to every game, a bold prediction for each matchup and final score picks.

Additionally, ESPN Stats & Information provides a stat to know for each game, and the Football Power Index (FPI) goes inside the numbers with a matchup rating (on a scale of 1 to 100) and a game projection. ESPN Fantasy’s Kyle Soppe and ESPN Chalk’s Dave Bearman hand out helpful nuggets as well. It’s all here to help get you ready for a loaded weekend of NFL football.

Let’s get into the full Week 2 slate, including a Sunday night showdown between Bill Belichick and Pete Carroll.

Jump to a matchup:

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Thailand men’s and women’s teams withdraw from Thomas and Uber Cups

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Coronavirus Outbreak: Thailand men’s and women’s teams withdraw from Thomas and Uber Cups

Bangkok, Thailand: Thailand have withdrawn from badminton’s Thomas and Uber Cups after former world champion Ratchanok Intanon and other players pulled out over coronavirus fears, an official and her coach said.

Taiwan — the team of women’s world number one Tai Tzu-ying — and Australia are also skipping the tournaments, which will be played in a bio-secure ‘bubble’ in Denmark in October, the Badminton World Federation said.

The twice-postponed Thomas and Uber Cups, the men’s and women’s world team championships, will be the first international tournaments since the pandemic brought badminton to a halt in March.

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Thailand had blamed its withdrawal on “special circumstances related to Covid-19 in addition to injuries to key players”, the BWF said in a statement.

Badminton Association of Thailand president Patama

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Jamaican Michael Gunning a Role Model for Black and Gay Communities

When Michael Gunning started swimming as a kid, he never assumed there was anything different about his presence. The native of Kent, England, didn’t see a lot of fellow people of color in the greater London area where he swam. He didn’t see Black faces alongside him on the Great Britain youth national teams.

But to him, that was mere coincidence. He didn’t feel different on pool decks, didn’t perceive different treatment from coaches, didn’t feel an inherent sense of otherness because of the color of his skin, even as it stood in contrast to the default whiteness of British swimming at the time.


Michael Gunning; Photo Courtesy: Joe White

It wasn’t until he got older, when other people’s assumptions and stereotypes were foisted upon him, that he realized the difference in how he saw his swimming identity to how others viewed it.

“It was mainly at school where I

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Breaking down Florida State basketball recruiting: Men’s and women’s

As you may have heard, Florida State basketball has been making serious moves on the recruiting trail. The men currently hold the top class in the nation for the 2021 cycle according to the 247Sports composite rankings while the women have just wrapped up a top 20 class featuring three top 100 players. This success has produced hope, relief and outright giddiness among other emotions in many FSU fans. Let’s discuss this recruiting success and the ramifications that it could have for both programs.

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These are real questions posed by real people in the sense that they are actual questions (they end in a question mark) and I am a real person (I have written all of the questions).

Let’s start with the basics.

Who are the members of the Florida State 2021 recruiting classes?

The men currently boast a five player class (all rankings

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