September 22, 2020

Uchiyama maintains confidence before title bout

first_img GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES Uchiyama, who has been working on his defensive techniques, looked sharp in Tuesday’s session, putting a solid guard behind a series of upper cuts that had his sparring partner on the ropes.“I’ve seen my opponent and that’s got me fired up,” Uchiyama said of fifth-ranked Indonesian Mukhlis, who paid a visit to Uchiyama’s gym before practice. “If a chance opens up, I will put him down.”Mukhlis manager Temuzin Rambing watched Uchiyama’s session and was confident of his boxer wresting away the champion’s belt.“Mukhlis has more power and is no way inferior in the speed and technical departments either,” Rambing said. “I am confident of him winning.”The 30-year-old Uchiyama was crowned champion in January and stopped Angel Granados of Venezuela in the sixth round to retain his title in Saitama in May. He has knocked out his last opponents.Uchiyama holds a 15-0 record with 12 knockouts, while the 23-year-old Mukhlis is 23-2-2 (18 KOs). Takashi Uchiyama is fighting fit and ready to put Roy Mukhlis’ lights out in the second defense of his WBA super featherweight title at Saitama Super Arena on Sept. 20.“I am in excellent shape and if I can stay this way until the day of the fight, make no mistake, I will win,” Uchiyama told reporters at an open training session in Tokyo on Tuesday.center_img IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5last_img read more

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September 22, 2020

Date Krumm ousts Nakamura

first_img IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 In other second-round action, third-seeded Israeli Shahar Peer defeated wild card Ryoko Fuda 3-6, 6-1, 6-3.Iveta Benesova of the Czech Republic defeated Italy’s Alberta Brianti 6-1, 7-5.Jill Craybas of the United States beat Ukraine’s Olga Savchuk 6-1, 6-1. GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMEScenter_img OSAKA (Kyodo) Kimiko Date Krumm routed Aiko Nakamura 6-2, 6-0 on Thursday to set up a quarterfinal against defending champion and top-seeded Australian Samantha Stosur at the Japan Women’s Open.The 40-year-old Date Krumm converted six of seven break chances and needed just 52 minutes to see off her compatriot at Utsubo Tennis Center.last_img

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September 21, 2020

Former Bulldogs begin on-field Combine drills on Saturday

first_imgThe on-field portions of the NFL Combine begin today but Mississippi State representatives don’t take the field until Saturday.The Bulldogs have four players that traveled to Indianapolis for the annual evaluation of the top prospects in this year’s NFL Draft.Josh Robinson will take the field first with the running backs on Saturday. Benardrick McKinney and Preston Smith’s on-field drills are scheduled for Sunday. Justin Cox will work with the defensive backs on Monday.How NFL views the four Bulldogs invited to the CombineThe Combine began last Tuesday with the arrival of the specialists, offensive lineman and tight ends. It concludes Monday.Robinson, in group 5, arrived in Indianapolis on Wednesday as part of the Day 2 arrivals.The schedule is as follows for each group:Day One: Travel to Indianapolis, Registration, Hospital pre-exam and x-rays, orientation, Interviews.Day Two: Measurements, Medical examinations, Media, Interviews.Day Three: NFLPA meeting, Psychological testing, Bench press, InterviewsDay Four: On-field workouts, Departure.Smith and McKinney arrived on Thursday. Cox will arrive on Friday. The on-field drills will be broadcast on NFL Network beginning at 8 a.m. each day.The highlight of each combine is the 40-yard dash.Robinson will be looking to turn in a sub-4.5 second time. If he does, he could improve his sixth-round grade many experts slot him as.Twelve running backs posted times below 4.5 seconds in the last two years at the combine.A good number for Preston Smith is sub-4.7.Twelve defensive lineman finished below that time the last two seasons.McKinney will be looking to run in the 4.6 range. Anything under that time would vault him even higher in the draft. The linebacker is already projected as a first-round pick.To impress, Cox needs to run somewhere in the low 4.5-range as a safety.More areas of importance for Smith and McKinney will the broad jump as well as the bench press. While the bench press and vertical jump are self-explanatory, the broad jump can help gauge explosiveness.Here’s what to look for in each event for MSU’s best draft prospects:Bench PressRobinson: Should be satisfied with anything more than 20. He should devour this event though.Smith:Needs at least 30 to be one of the top performers. Anything over 25 is respectable.McKinney: As the LB position evolves, speed is more valuable than strength. Any total more than 20 should be good.Cox: A taller, leaner safety, anything over 12 is impressive.Broad JumpRobinson: As a comparison, LaDarius Perkins leaped 10-feet-4-inches last year. That was very good.Smith: Some question Smith’s athleticism. If he can jump more than 10 feet, he’ll turn heads.McKinney: Anything better than 10-feet will really stand out. Southern Miss’ Jamie Collins showed freak-like ability at 11-feet-7-inches in 2013 — a record.Cox: Safety is expected to be a bit more athletic. They’ll be leaping upwards of 11 feet. Cox needs to at least surpass 10 feet.last_img read more

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September 20, 2020

Video | QB Towles on accuracy, chasing UK road win

first_imgPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video was not found. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_VIDEO_NOT_FOUND Session ID: 2020-09-18:7f11a36c936e42e5f17ac3b5 Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-688755-4473202424001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDoneClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Kentucky Quarterback Patrick Towles says he is ready to help the Wildcats grab a road win in South Carolina.last_img read more

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September 20, 2020

College football: LSU routs Utah State, raises record to 5-0

first_imgWide receiver Justin Jefferson led LSU with nine catches for 155 yards and two touchdowns, while tight end Thaddeus Mosscaught five passes for 39 yards including an 8-yard TD that gave LSU the final margin with 13:23 to play in the fourth quarter. LSU had a 41:03 to 18:57 advantage in time of possession, as the Tigers ran 90 plays and converted 11-of-17 third downs. LSU’s 248 rushing yards were its most since gaining 275 against Georgia in 2018.  Utah State fell to 3-2 on the season. The Aggies’ quarterback, NFL prospect Jordan Love, was limited to 15-of-30 passing for 130 yards with three interceptions. Utah State managed only 19 rushing yards on 22 attempts. He was sacked twice. Todd Politz, LSU Director of Digital Media Aggies placekicker Dominik Eberle made first-quarter field goals of 30 and 47 yards to keep the game close, but the Tigers scored twice in the second quarter and led 21-6 at the half. Two more LSU touchdowns in the third quarter put the game on ice. Defensively, LSU took advantage of its open date and came back looking like the squad the Tigers have been known to be. LSU allowed only 1-of-12 on third downs, recorded 10 tackles for loss and interceptions by Grant Delpit, Derek Stingley Jr. and Kary Vincent Jr. BATON ROUGE — Fifth-ranked LSU outgained Utah State, 601-159, on its way to a midday victory that wrapped up non-conference play for the Tigers, 42-6, on Saturday in Tiger Stadium. Overcoming a pair of turnovers, LSU (5-0) was again led by quarterback Joe Burrow, who completed 27-of-38 passes for 344 yards with five touchdowns. His interception midway through the first quarter came on a tipped pass. Burrow also ran for a 1-yard score early in the second quarter. Clyde Edwards-Helaire carried a game-high 14 times for 72 net yards, while Tyrion Davis-Price(11 for 53) and John Emery Jr. (8 for 45) also saw action. Patrick Queen led the Tigers with six tackles, as Utah State ran only 53 plays. The Tigers return to action Saturday, Oct. 12, when Florida comes to Tiger Stadium for a 7 p.m. CT kickoff. Tickets and parking for the remaining games of the schedule are available at www.LSUtix.net.Perfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?Perfect-Dating.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoNews gadgetThis watch takes the whole country by storm! it’s price? Ridiculous!News gadget|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Trick Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unlock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Secret Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unblock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAspireAbove.comRemember Abby from NCIS? Take A Deep Breath Before You See How She Looks NowAspireAbove.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCelebsland.com9 Celebrity Before-And-After Plastic Surgery DisastersCelebsland.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img read more

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September 17, 2020

Player ‘isn’t convinced’ by Aston Villa’s first offer – Situation ‘at…

first_imgIt was explained talks to sign the goalkeeper had ‘developed in recent hours’, with Tuttosport even claiming he was ‘keen’ on the moveGazzetta dello Sport on Friday, however, see it a bit differently.The pink newspaper, while confirming the interest from the Villains is there, report that Perin ‘isn’t convinced’ with the first offer made by Dean Smith’s side and the whole situation is currently ‘at a standstill’.It seems that if Aston Villa want to bring in the Juventus shot stopper, they are going to have to up their proposal when it comes to personal terms.Corriere dello Sport also cover the story briefly, but there’s no mention about a disagreement between the newly promoted Premier League side and the goalkeeper, merely stating the €15m price and hoping it has a better outcome than the previous failed move to Benfica.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameBuild a City, Trade With Your Neighbors, Play With Your FriendsForge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo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.asiaUndoMisterStocksThese Hilarious Photos Were Captured On The SubwayMisterStocksUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndo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UndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥UndoDating.comFind out where single guys are hanging out in Tung ChungDating.comUndoSmart Tech TrendEveryone with Bad Vision Needs Those Revolutionary Adjustable Glasses!Smart Tech TrendUndoCoworking Space | Search AdsThe cost of shared office in Hong Kong might surprise youCoworking Space | Search AdsUndo On Thursday, we did an article on the Mattia Perin to Aston Villa situation, and everything looked rather promising.last_img read more

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August 28, 2020

Ryan Reynolds loading romantic action comedy ‘Shotgun Wedding’

first_imgABC/Rebecca Lobo(LOS ANGELES) — Deadpool series star and producer Ryan Reynolds is bringing an romantic action comedy called Shotgun Wedding to theaters, courtesy of his production company Maximum Effort, Mandeville Films, and Lionsgate, which produced his sleeper hit The Hitman’s Bodyguard.Deadline reports the project will center on a young couple whose destination wedding is interrupted by international criminals, forcing the pair to save their family and re-discover how much they really love each other.Pitch Perfect director Jason Moore is calling the shots on the project.Reynolds will next be heard — but not seen — as the voice of the little yellow Pokemon hero, in the family film Detective Pikachu, which comes to theaters May 10 from Warner Bros.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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August 28, 2020

‘Avengers: Endgame’ tops 2019 People’s Choice Awards

first_imgChristopher Polk/E! Entertainment(LOS ANGELES) — As if being the highest grossing movie of all time wasn’t enough, Avengers: Endgame topped the 2019 People’s Choice Awards, which were presented Sunday night from Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California.The film, from Marvel Studios, which is owned by ABC Audio’s parent company Disney, collected wins for the “The Movie of 2019,” as well as “The Action Movie of 2019” — and one of its leads, Robert Downey Jr., was honored as “The Male Movie Star of 2019.”Incidentally, the MCU also was given the nod via its hit Sony Pictures co-production Spider-Man: Far from Home, which helped Ol’ Web Head himself, Tom Holland, snag the “The Action Movie Star of 2019” trophy. His co-star Zendaya was named “The Female Movie Star of 2019.”Here’s the complete list of winners:The Movie of 2019Avengers: Endgame     The Comedy Movie of 2019  Murder Mystery            The Action Movie of 2019    Avengers: Endgame The Drama Movie of 2019   AfterThe Family Movie of 2019    Aladdin The Male Movie Star of 2019          Robert Downey Jr.         The Female Movie Star of 2019       Zendaya           The Drama Movie Star of 2019       Cole Sprouse     The Comedy Movie Star of 019     Noah Centineo  The Action Movie Star of 2019       Tom Holland     The Show of 2019     Stranger Things The Drama Show of 2019    Stranger Things             The Comedy Show of 2019   The Big Bang TheoryThe Animated Movie Star of 2019  BeyoncéThe Reality Show of 2019    Keeping Up with the KardashiansThe Competition Show of 2019      America’s Got Talent     The Male TV Star of 2019     Cole Sprouse     The Female TV Star of 2019 Millie Bobby Brown       The Drama TV Star of 2019 Zendaya            The Comedy TV Star of 2019Kristen BellThe Daytime Talk Show of 2019      The Ellen DeGeneres ShowThe Nighttime Talk Show of 2019  The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon The Competition Contestant of 2019        Hannah Brown The Reality Star of 2019 Khloé Kardashian          The Bingeworthy Show of 2019     OutlanderThe Sci-Fi/Fantasy Show of 2019    Shadowhunters The Male Artist of 2019       Shawn Mendes The Female Artist of 2019   Billie EilishThe Group of 2019    BLACKPINKThe Song of 2019      Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello — “Señorita”The Album of 2019    Taylor Swift — LoverThe Country Artist of 2019Blake Shelton    The Latin Artist of 2019      Becky G The Music Video of 2019      Kill This Love The Concert Tour of 2019   BLACKPINK       The Social Star of 2019       David DobrikThe Beauty Influencer of 2019       Bretman Rock The Social Celebrity of 2019Ellen DeGeneresThe Animal Star of 2019      Doug the Pug    The Comedy Act of 2019       Kevin HartThe Style Star of 2019         Harry Styles      The Game Changer of 2019  Simone BilesThe Pop Podcast of 2019      Scrubbing In with Becca Tilley and Tanya RadHONORARY ICON AWARD RECIPIENTS: The People’s Icon Award of 2019Jennifer AnistonThe People’s Champion of 2019P!NKThe Fashion Icon of 2019Gwen StefaniCopyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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August 28, 2020

“Truly trippy”: A “pretty stoned” Seth Rogen live-tweets ‘CATS’

first_imgABC/Randy Holmes(LOS ANGELES) — (NOTE LANGUAGE) Celebrities have been doing their best to keep fans entertained amid the COVID-19 coronavirus, and Seth Rogen is no exception.He’s gone viral with a, shall we say, “chemically assisted” live-tweet session documenting his first viewing of the infamous box-office bomb, CATS. “I’m pretty stoned and watching Cats,” the Superbad writer and star admitted. “I’ve never seen the Broadway show. It is truly trippy.”As the movie continued, Rogen tweeted, “Also, the scale is bizarre. The behind-the-scenes features, which are amazing, said the set is 2.5 times scale, but that would mean cats are like 60 pounds in real life!”He adds, “These cats are like 2 feet tall in this world. That’s a huge f**king cat.”Rogen commented, “Judi Dench is in a cat fur coat which I can only assume is socially APPALLING in this world.”Rogen continued, “Am I supposed to know what a Jellicle is? They’ve said it 200,000 times but I don’t know what’s happening haha.”Over the weekend, CATS cleaned up at this year’s Razzie Awards, which “celebrate” the worst in film achievements over the past year.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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August 28, 2020

Lonzo Ball injury update: Lakers guard ‘tweaks’ ankle in practice, may miss game against Kings

first_img“We felt last year when (Lonzo) got hurt, we were searching for that guy,” Walton said. “This year… we have guys who we’re very confident can play that point guard position for us. Lakers coach Luke Walton on addition of C Tyson Chandler: ‘We needed the help now’ Paul Pierce says he thinks Duke could beat the Cavaliers Lonzo Ball may not be on the floor for the Lakers on Saturday.The 21-year-old Los Angeles guard tweaked his ankle in practice when he landed on a teammate’s foot during a scrimmage, coach Luke Walton told reporters Friday. He said he was unsure of Ball’s status for the team’s game against the Kings.center_img “Hopefully it’s nothing serious,” Walton said. “We got him out of the end of practice. He went in and got some treatment.”The Lakers added star LeBron James as well as Rajon Rondo, among others, this summer. Walton said the team now “has options” to replace Ball as the primary ball handler if he misses time. Related News “I think it’s great to have these guys on the team with (Ball) right now … We have two of the best playmakers in the league with Rondo and LeBron on the team.”Ball has averaged nine points as well as 4.8 rebounds and 4.5 assists in 26.1 minutes per game this season. The Lakers will head into their game against the Kings with a 5-6 record.last_img read more

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