U.S. Olympic gold medalist Jesse Diggins, center, looks around at the State Capitol as she walks to be recognized during a session of the Minnesota House in St. Paul on Thursday, April 12, 2018. Diggins, a member of the U.S. women's cross-country ski team for the 2018 Winter Olympics, also held a news conference with Rep. Tony Jurgens, R-Cottage Grove, to discuss bringing an International Ski Federation Nordic World Championship to Minnesota. (Jean Pieri / Pioneer Press) … [Read more...] about Gold medalist Jessie Diggins returns to Minnesota, leads charge to bring x-c skiing World Cup here
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Marta is playing in her fifth World Cup, She has also played in four Olympics for Brazil, but so far, a championship has eluded her in both tournaments. The 33-year-old has the most World Cup goals with 15, one better than both Wambach and Germany's Birgit Prinz. … [Read more...] about 5 Players to Watch at the Women’s World Cup
“Boxing always had an appeal to me from a classical standpoint of a pure sport with an extraordinary lineage,” he says. Bogdanos remembers walking into the famed Gleason’s Gym—a world-renowned boxing gym in Brooklyn—as a teenager and seeing posted on the gym’s wall the quotation from the poet Virgil: “Now, whoever has courage, and a strong and collected spirit in his breast, let him come forward, lace on the gloves and put up his hands.” … [Read more...] about These lawyers battle in the boxing ring as well as the courtroom
Washington, D.C., lawyer William L. Monts III, who represents the six automatic qualifiers and Notre Dame, says the alliance also sends the other conferences added income they wouldn’t otherwise see. And despite complaints that they have no realistic chance of playing in a BCS bowl, Monts says that’s better than no chance at all, which is what the five smaller conferences had before the BCS system was introduced. In the end, he adds, the BCS couldn’t function unless it could offer conferences benefits they can’t obtain themselves. … [Read more...] about Illegal Procedure?