India teen Tanisha Crasto stars as India sweep Dubai badminton competition

Dubai: International player Tanisha Crasto was the standout performer as India made a clean sweep of all the titles on offer in the badminton competition of DSC Dubai Sports Community Clubs’ Tournament that concluded at the Dubai Sports World at Dubai World Trade Centre on Friday.

The 17-year old Crasto, who is one of India’s top-ranked junior doubles players and has represented the country at the World Junior Badminton Championships, showed great resilience on the day, winning all eight of her matches in front of an appreciative audience.

Last month, Crasto was included in the Indian Government’s Target Olympics Podium Scheme (TOPS) that assists athletes to carry their dreams for medals at future Olympic Games.

A Grade 12 commerce student at the Indian High School, Dubai, trains at the Prime Star Sport Academy while balancing her time between studying for her Board Examinations next year and the postponed BWF World

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Bill Dorenkott Names Kyle Patnode, Mike Sullivan As Volunteer Assistants For Ohio State Swimming & Diving

Ohio State director of swimming and diving Bill Dorenkott announced on Friday that Kyle Patnode and Mike Sullivan will serve as volunteer assistant coaches with the program this season. Patnode and Sullivan are both familiar with Big Ten swimming as they were four-year letterwinners at Iowa and Wisconsin, respectively.

“I’m excited for Mike Sullivan and Kyle Patnode to join our program for this upcoming season,” said Bill Dorenkott. “We believe that both young men have the human qualities to take them far in the profession. To be a coach at The Ohio State University is a privilege and comes with great expectations. Our program values our volunteer assistant position and is dedicated to helping coaches grow professionally. Personally, I was provided similar opportunities at the start of my career and, in turn, have committed to pay it forward to the next generation to lead our sport.”

Patnode was a four-year

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The Paralyzed World War II Veterans Who Invented Wheelchair Basketball | History

On an unremarkable Wednesday evening in the spring of 1948, 15,561 spectators flocked to New York’s Madison Square Garden to watch two teams of World War II veterans play an exhibition basketball game.

The servicemen who took to the hardwood that night were as extraordinarily ordinary as any group of veterans. They could have been the “mud-rain-frost-and-wind boys” from Ernie Pyle’s Pulitzer Prize–winning columns, or “Willie and Joe” from Bill Mauldin’s Pulitzer Prize–winning cartoons. They were your brother, your neighbor, your best friend from high school.

Except, they were different. The home team consisted of paralyzed veterans from Halloran hospital on Staten Island. The visitors were paralyzed veterans from Cushing hospital in Framingham, Massachusetts. All of the players rolled onto the court in shiny wheelchairs.

Behind the sharp-shooting wizardry of Jack Gerhardt, a wiry paratrooper who was wounded at Normandy, Halloran took a 12-9 edge at halftime before

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Texans-Chiefs about much more than just football

This is about the team that blew a 24-0 lead in a playoff game returning to the football home of Patrick Mahomes, Andy Reid and the reigning Super Bowl champions.

a person standing on a baseball field: Bill O’Brien, wearing a mask during a recent scrimmage, and the Texans kick off a unique season on Thursday in Kansas City that will be about more than football.

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Bill O’Brien, wearing a mask during a recent scrimmage, and the Texans kick off a unique season on Thursday in Kansas City that will be about more than football.

This is round three between Deshaun Watson, the Texans’ 24-year-old franchise quarterback, and Mahomes, the Kansas City Chiefs’ 24-year-old franchise QB, during the same year they received life-changing contract extensions totaling an absurd $659 million.

And this is the all-powerful, all-consuming NFL back on your TV screen during a season when seventh-year head coach Bill O’Brien will officially double as the Texans’ general manager, Tom Brady is a proud member of the remade (again) Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Bill Belichick enters Week 1

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Marshawn Lynch Makes His Move Into The World Of Sports Betting

OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The man who made Beast Quake and the phrase “I’m just here so I won’t get fined” part of the sports lexicon is bringing the power of BeastModeⓇ to  The free sports betting news and information hub today announced a content partnership with Marshawn Lynch – the former All-Pro running back who is known for his outsized personality off the field nearly as much as his 10,413 rushing yards and 85 career touchdowns.

The content partnership marks the first in the rapidly growing sports betting landscape for Lynch’s video production company, Beastmode Productions, LLC.  It will highlight SportsBettingDime’s betting tools, analysis, and advice with BeastMode’s signature spin as the site’s oddsmakers and betting experts set the lines for Lynch to take on some unorthodox challenges in a variety of different sports.

The first video in the series is available at

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