Olympic gold medalist Shawn Johnson just announced the birth of her first baby

(CNN)First, let’s take a moment to marvel over the tiny, wide-eyed wonder that former US Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson and her husband, Andrew East, just brought into the world. View this post on Instagram Awww! “She’s the best thing ever,” Johnson said in an Instagram video. The gymnast said she was excited “to be home and to have the greatest little daughter ever.” Johnson won four Olympic medals and also came out a winner in a season of “Dancing with the Stars.” In 2012, she said she would be retiring because of recurring knee problems. The past few days of enjoying their daughter have been “heaven,” East said. “We’ve just been cuddling and talking and having family time.” The couple …

Record breaking Nike sneaker sparks competitive advantage debate ahead of New York City Marathon

Eliud Kipchoge runs on his way to break the historic two-hour barrier for a marathon in Vienna, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019. Eliud Kipchoge has become the first athlete to run a marathon in less than two hours while wearing the Nike Vaporfly shoes. (Jed Leicester/The INEOS 1:59 Challenge via AP) OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST KIKKAN RANDALL OPENS UP ABOUT HER CANCER BATTLE, RUNNING NYC MARATHON In 2016, the top three contenders in the men’s marathon at the Rio Olympics were all wearing a prototype version of the Nike Vaporfly that’s made with a unique fusion of Pebax foam with a curved carbon fiber plate, according to Outside. Shalane Flanagan won the New York Marathon in 2017 and told Reuters that runners …

Lewis Hamilton clinches sixth F1 world title with second place in US Grand Prix

(CNN)Lewis Hamilton clinched his sixth world title with second place behind Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas in the US Grand Prix Sunday to become the second most successful driver in Formula One history. READ: Vettel defends Hamilton over environmental social media posts “What an incredible weekend, I can’t believe it, I really can’t believe it,” said Hamilton over race radio at the finish of a punishing race. Only Michael Schumacher with seven world titles stands ahead of Hamilton, who has surpassed the legendary Juan Manuel Fangio in the all-time list. Bottas, who started from pole, with Hamilton only fifth on the grid, was winning for the fourth time this season, hitting the front for the final time with three laps to …

Matildas reportedly secure landmark deal to earn equal pay as Socceroos

Australian mens and womens national football teams reportedly to receive even share of commercial revenue under new deal The Matildas are set to receive a massive financial windfall under a landmark pay agreement with Football Federation. The agreement, which is expected to be finalised by the end of the week, will result in commercial revenues being split equally between the Socceroos and Matildas. Both teams will receive 40% of commercial revenue and prize money associated with senior and national teams under the agreement, according to Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

‘We are a special country’: South Africa hopes World Cup win can bring unity

South Africans celebrated long into the night after the Springboks win over England but many were already looking at the bigger picture South Africans continued to celebrate their Rugby World Cup triumph on Sunday, with many in the sometimes fractious and troubled nation echoing Ramaphosa, who took power last year, said.It is a moment that is embedded forever in our national memory. Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the Nobel prize winner and leader of the decades-long struggle against the racist, repressive apartheid regime, said the Springboks had restored a self-doubting nations belief. The win has provided a welcome moment of optimism, Tutu said. Though there has been much progress since the dark days of apartheid, South Africa remains one of the most …

Make yourselves at home: the meaning of hospitality in a divided world

The long read: The act of welcoming and feeding strangers can transcend borders. Priya Basil discovers the power of unconditional hospitality We begin as guests, every single one of us. Helpless little creatures whose every need must be attended to. Creatures who, for a long time, can give nothing or very little back, yet who in the usual run of things nevertheless insinuate ourselves deep into the lives of our carers and take up permanent residence in their hearts. Our early dependence is indulged in the expectation that we, in turn, will become dependable. Maybe reaching adulthood really means learning to be more host than guest: to take care more than, or at least as much as, to be taken …

South Africa stuns England to win Rugby World Cup and inspire a nation

(CNN)Twelve years ago, Siya Kolisi sat in a township tavern and dreamed. READ: Rugby World Cup final — as it happened The picture of Kolisi holding the glistening gold Webb Ellis trophy high above the Yokohama sky after South Africa’s 32-12 win over England will adorn the front and back pages of newspapers across the world. It is a picture that will become part of history, but also perhaps, a glimpse of the future. “It is really special and it was more than just a game for us,” Kolisi told ITV after the game. “We are really grateful to have our families here and all I want to do is to inspire my kids and every other kid in South …

Bulgaria ordered to play one game behind closed doors over racism

Bulgaria have been ordered by Uefa to play their next competitive home game behind closed doors after the racist chanting which marred the Euro 2020 qualifier with England Bulgaria have been ordered by Uefa to play their next competitive home game behind closed doors, with a further match suspended for two years after the racist chanting which marred the Euro 2020 qualifier with England this month. The sanction was swiftly criticised by the anti-discrimination network Fare, which said it was disappointed Bulgaria had not been expelled from qualifying, while Kick It Out said Uefa had missed an opportunity to send the right message. The prime minister, Boris Johnson, was among those to Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival …

How Murdoch’s many Suns play to both sides of Brexit

London (CNN)On September 5, as the UK’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson and opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn brawled in Parliament over Brexit and when to hold a general election, The Sun newspaper took a predictable stance, attacking Corbyn. Alongside an image of Corbyn’s face superimposed on the body of a chicken, the headline said “Corbyn clucks up Brexit! Is THIS the most dangerous chicken in Britain?” One of the peculiarities of media in the British isles is the many faces of The Sun, the best-selling newspaper in the country, owned by one of the most powerful media moguls in the English-speaking world, Rupert Murdoch.

John Schneider doesn’t think Bubba Watson took the Confederate flag off of his General Lee

John Schneider and Bubba Watson “I’ve heard that he took the flag off, but, honestly, I have no reason to believe that that’s true,” Schneider said. The actor was promoting his new independent film “Christmas Cars,” in which he defends the General Lee against claims that it is an inherently racist symbol. A longtime fan of the show, Watson called it his “dream car” and often drove it in public, but the Confederate flag painted on the roof soon became an issue when NASCAR decided to cancel a scheduled parade lap by him and the car before the Phoenix race that year. “The image of the Confederate flag is not something that should play an official role in our sport as we …

Wind and rain dislodge boat trapped on rocks above Niagara Falls for 101 years

(CNN)A boat stuck on rocks above Niagara Falls for more than a century has been unmoored by high wind and heavy rains. The story of how the barge came to rest just above the falls is part of local lore. It involves the rescue of two men from nearby Buffalo, according to Hill, who is the senior manager of heritage with the Parks Commission. In 1918, a vessel known as a dumping scow became disconnected from its tug boat — with two men aboard — during a dredging operation, according to the Commission, an agency of the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. The scow got stranded in the Niagara River, some 650 yards shy of Horseshoe Falls, one …

Inside the six-figure project to solve the mystery of NBA flopping

Could a group of scientists help refs by figuring out when basketball stars were acting? Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban wanted to find out… Ken Clark did it for science. It was 2014, and Clark, then a doctoral student at Southern Methodist University, was part of a biomechanics group tasked by Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban with studying and perhaps fixing flopping, basketballs dark, daffy art of fooling referees into calling fouls that arent. Like all researchers, the SMU team needed data. Specifically, collision data. The underlying idea, Clark tells the Guardian, was what if we just imagine people like billiard balls and go from there? And thats how Clark, his colleagues, and some hardy student volunteers found themselves in …

This Barber Shop Opens Its Doors To Abusive Men Where They Can Share Their Past Trauma So It Doesnt Affect Their Relationships

If you’ve been unfortunate enough to experience physical, emotional or sexual abuse or any other kind of traumatic experience – you know how hard it is to overcome these experiences. They tend to live inside of you, eating up your self-esteem day by day. However, as these days, mental illnesses and hardships get more and more attention, it becomes easier for those who are wounded to open up about their hardships. Nevertheless, many stereotypes still prevail, especially when it comes to men’s mental health. Matt Brown is a barber whose mission is to help men heal from their past traumas Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: The movement is empowering men to address their past traumas through honest conversations sheisnotyourrehab …

Granit Xhaka says Arsenal fans rejection pushed him to boiling point

Granit Xhaka has admitted he reached boiling point after being targeted by Arsenal supporters during the draw against Crystal Palace Granit Xhaka has admitted he reached boiling point after being targeted by Arsenal supporters during the draw against Crystal Palace and blamed his angry response on abuse he had received, including physical threats and taunts that urged him to kill your wife and wished his daughter would get cancer. The Switzerland midfielder gestured and swore at the crowd after he was jeered as he was substituted in the 2-2 draw against Palace on Sunday with his manager, Unai Emery, later admitting the club had suggested the captain should apologise to the fans. However, four days after the incident that was …

‘The reality is we suck’: Warriors suffer second blowout loss in two games

The Oklahoma City Thunder recorded a 120-92 victory over a Golden State Warriors team facing up to a changed NBA landscape The Golden State Warriors still have a lot to figure out. Stephen Curry scored 23 points on Sunday, making seven of 18 shots while his teammates made just 23 of 74. Golden State were coming off a season-opening 141-122 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers. At least that defeat was against pic.twitter.com/itJIROvLG1 Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

Tiger Woods no longer thinking short term as his brilliant year continues | Ewan Murray

Drawing level with Sam Sneads PGA Tour victories record set in 1965 with win Japan is a fine achievement but Woods has his sights set on greater milestones to come We may never know the extent to which Tiger Woods really values matching the record for PGA Tour victories. Whereas now, quite understandably, the haul of 82 achieved decades earlier by Sam Snead is uppermost in golfs vernacular, it is the figure of 18 the number of Jack Nicklauss major wins that has always seemed to be Woodss barometer. What can be said without fear of contradiction is that Woodss latest success, achieved by three shots at the Zozo Championship in Japan on Monday morning, adds to his extraordinary year. …