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Sports World: Indonesia’s Olympics 2032 hopes rest on an Asian Games legacy that benefits the people – and it starts with education for all. The feel-good factor over Indonesia’s successful hosting of the Asian Games still flows through the hearts of its citizens and those who attended the festival in Jakarta and Palembang. The 31 gold medals won by Indonesian athletes, praise for its largely efficient handling of 11,000 athletes and thousands of media and the prospect of an Olympic bid for the 2032 Games is helping to sustain a buzz that has resonated ever since the awe-inspiring opening ceremony at the Gelora Bung Karno Stadium on August 18.

The refrain that echoed across venues and streets on September 2 as visitors said their goodbyes was “See you at the Olympics!” Indeed, Jakarta showed it was more than capable of managing, facilitating, accrediting and transporting tens of thousands of people as it would need to do to stage an Olympic Games. While there were complaints that the stadium was mostly empty for the athletics events, thousands milled around outside, many claiming ground-space to have family picnics.

Sports World: Asian Games: South Korea may seek change in controversial military exemption for athletes. South Korea may seek to revise its military exemption programme for athletes amid calls for stricter rules after the country’s soccer and baseball teams earned the reward with gold medals at the Asian Games over the weekend. Military service is a highly contentious issue in South Korea, where all able-bodied men must complete about 21 months of service as part of efforts to maintain a deterrent against the North. Exemptions are offered to athletes who win titles at the Asian Games or medals of any colour at the Olympics, however, and Tottenham Hotspur striker Son Heung-min along with his teammates earned that right when they struck gold on Saturday. Nine baseball players who had not yet completed their service also received the exemption after winning the Asian Games title in Jakarta on Saturday, but they could be among the last athletes to be so rewarded.

“We’re planning a comprehensive re-examination of the system in the areas of sport and art,” Ki told Yonhap. Sports World: Scoring is skyrocketing in high school football. But not against this team. What’s the secret? Pop quiz: 69-29. 46-39. 56-27. Are those football or basketball scores? Believe it or not, those came on the gridiron the past two weeks as defense has all but disappeared from the 5A and 4A Southern Idaho Conferences. The Treasure Valley’s 19 large-school programs have surrendered an average of 30 points per game to start the season, 4.2 points ahead of last year’s pace after two weeks and 6.1 points more than 2016. That’s a touchdown more per game for each team, or 12.2 additional points on the scoreboard every night. It’s no mystery why as spread offenses have flooded the SIC. But one program cuts against the grain.

Rocky Mountain, the 5A SIC’s top defense a year ago, remains one of the few programs snuffing out all those explosive attacks. Rocky Mountain runs its own spread attack, but its identity remains centered on defense. “We’ve always tried to be challenging to the offense,” Rocky Mountain coach Chris Culig said. The Boise performance came as no surprise. Sports World: Indonesia’s Olympics 2032 hopes rest on an Asian Games legacy that benefits the people – and it starts with education for all. Sports World: NBC Sports Philadelphia creates partnership to bring "4th and Jawn" podcast to the network.

Philadelphia, PA (September 4, 2018) – NBC Sports Philadelphia today announced a newly formed partnership with Eric Emanuele and Gayle Saunders to bring the popular “4th and Jawn” podcast under the network’s umbrella. As part of the partnership, Emanuele and Saunders will continue to produce the content starting September 20, which will live as part of NBC Sports Philadelphia’s podcast offerings on “We are thrilled to welcome Eric and Gayle and their fans to the NBC Sports Philadelphia family,” said NBC Sports Philadelphia President Brian Monihan. “By adding the ‘4th and Jawn’ podcast to our robust lineup of Eagles programs, it continues our mission of providing authentic voices and content to the Philadelphia sports community.”

“Gayle and I started our podcast to break the mold of how teams are covered in the NFL - not from the press box, but from the stands,” said Emanuele. About NBC Sports Philadelphia: Sports World: Hokie sports. Virginia Tech coach Justin Fuente hasn't abandoned the tradition established by former coach Frank Beamer of having one of the top special teams units in the country. That decision paid dividends again Monday night when the No. 20 Hokies blocked a punt for a touchdown late in the second quarter of a 24-3 win over No. 19 Florida State. .

“We did want to go after one early that was kind of what we were thinking if the down and distance presented itself,” Fuente said, after the game. The team spent weeks leading up to the season-opener working through all the various punt formations they thought Florida State might use under new coach Willie Taggart. Fuente couldn't help but laugh pointing out what happened when the Seminoles came out to punt for the first time late in the first quarter. “They came out in a completely different punt formation than we practiced,” Fuente said. “I just did what I was coached to do,” Virginia Tech tight end Chris Cunningham said. Sports World: Alastair Cook set to sign new three year Essex deal. Surrey have closed the day on 255 for four against Essex at Chelmsford. The runaway leaders of Division One will be pleased with that considering how difficult batting was in the morning, with England hopeful Rory Burns the standout batsman as he battled his way to 90 from 217 balls to take his tally for the season to 1,051 Championship runs.

Ollie Pope may have been retained in England’s squad for this week’s fifth Test against India at The Oval but, having been cleared to play the first two days here, he was out for just 21. Peter Siddle, the Australian who also bowled Burns, was the bowler who had Pope caught at second slip as he produced a carbon copy of the loose shot outside off stump that did for him in his last Test innings at Trent Bridge last month. At stumps, Ben Foakes and Will Jacks had an unbroken stand of 22 and Surrey will hope the fifth-wicket pair can build on that come the morning. Just an update on the Alastair Cook contract situation.

Sports World: Russian clubs struggle to maintain World Cup momentum. The national team made an incredible run to the World Cup quarterfinals, but Russia’s clubs have struggled to show any momentum in European competitions this season. Spartak Moscow was knocked out of the Champions League by Greek team PAOK Thessaloniki, while Zenit St. Petersburg scraped past and Norwegian teams in Europa League qualifying. FC Ufa’s Europa League debut ended last week in a frustrating loss to a Rangers team playing with nine men. Gone are the days when b could spend more than 80 million euros ($92 million) in a single day to sign Brazil striker Hulk and Belgium midfielder Axel Witsel, as it did in 2012. The billionaire, local governments and state-owned companies which fund many leading clubs have tightened their purse-strings after a drop in the ruble made foreign deals more expensive Transfer spending has been modest, with the best-known arrivals being veterans trying to rebuild their careers.

Financial instability has long been a feature of Russian soccer. Sports World: Florida State football. Florida State’s offense could not get much going in an opening day loss to Virginia Tech, spoiling Willie Taggart’s debut as head coach. Despite preaching “lethal simplicity” all offseason, FSU’s offense struggled to get the ball moving. Deondre Francois, making his first start since last September, made some nice throws and Cam Akers busted a long 85-yard run in the third quarter, but Florida State’s offense sputtered often. The ’Noles failed to reach the end zone for the first time since last year’s 35-3 loss to Boston College. The issues with Florida State’s offense started with the run game. The ’Noles averaged 5.2 yards per play but more importantly, 3.4 yards per rush. Akers and Jacques Patrick struggled to run the ball against a stout Virginia Tech defense.

Outside of Akers’ long run, the pair combined for 37 yards on 20 carries. Injuries to the offensive line were added adversity for this team. Florida State particularly struggled in the red zone. 1. 2. 3. "We battled. Sports World: Ohio State football. Game day is finally here and Ohio State football is back! That also means the return of a weekly game day feature, "Players That Must Step Up", in which Bucknuts picks players that must elevate their game in order for Ohio State to get a win over their opponent that week. In the past, this has included five players, but in 2018, we will include 10 players, as oftentimes it's difficult for just a handful of the Bucks to be accountable for what is the ultimate team game.

Want daily inside scoop on the Buckeyes? This year's team motto is "Win The Moment", and while all of the nine units on the team, as well as the coaching staff, will have to work in unison to get a victory each and every week, the focus of those units "winning the moment" could depend on certain individuals who need to "bring it" in the upcoming match-up. An opening drive ending with a score would do wonders to boost the team out the gate, as well as Haskins' individual confidence.

Sports World: Alabama football. The No. 1-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide will play both Jalen Hurts and Tua Tagovailoa in their season opener against the Louisville Cardinals at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida, on Saturday night. "I think we have two guys that are weapons, and they've both played well, so the plan is to play both guys in the game," head coach Nick Saban told ESPN's Chris Fowler in an interview that will air Saturday, according to "So the only issue is who plays first, and we'll decide that when the time comes. " Tagovailoa only attempted 77 passes as a freshman, but he made them count. Appearing in eight games last season, the former 5-star recruit completed 63.6 percent of his throws for 636 yards, 11 touchdowns and two interceptions.

Those numbers were bolstered by a heroic display in January's national title game against Georgia. After throwing 23 touchdowns as a freshman, Hurts completed 60.4 percent of his passes for 2,081 yards, 17 scores and a single interception last year. Sports World: Texas Tech football. 100% red Zone efficiency on offense Last year, Texas Tech was the worst red zone offense in the Big 12 and one of the worst in the nation. The Red Raiders finished No. 125 in the nation in offensive efficiency due to atrocious place-kicking and poor quarterback play. Against Ole Miss, points may likely be more difficult to come by given the fact that Tech will be breaking in a new quarterback and three new receivers. Thus, any foray inside the Ole Miss 20-yard-line must result in points. Tech must score on 100% of its red zone trips, whether that be either a touchdown or a field goal.

With McLane Carter at quarterback, there is reason to believe that Tech will have better success inside the twenty. That is an area where 2017 starter Nic Shimonek struggled last season as he was often uncertain with his reads and was hesitant to make throws through tight windows. Play Power Football Texas Tech and power football have not gone together since the 1990’s. Sports World: College football scores. The 2018 season is officially back. Games have been played. There have been winners. There have been losers. So guess what else is back? The entire Week 1 might not be over -- there's still college football on Sunday and Monday -- but nearly all of the opening games are in the books. From dominating performances by Alabama and Oklahoma to another disappointing start for Texas and UCLA, there are a lot of storylines to get to.

With that in mind, it's time to take a step back and digest everything that's happened through the first three days of Week 1. Winners Alabama: Imagine, if you will, what Ferris Bueller must have felt when he got behind the wheel of Cameron's dad's 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California. Notre Dame quarterback Brandon Wimbush: The progression Wimbush has made as a passer from last season to Saturday night's opener against Michigan is night and day.

Losers Texas coach Tom Herman: You could put the blame of Texas' loss to Maryland on offensive coordinator Tim Beck. Sports World: Penn State Football. Sunday, September 2, 2018 Penn State Football On Sept. 1, 2007, Appalachian State shocked the world. It went into Ann Arbor and beat Michigan 34-32. Eleven years to the day, history nearly repeated itself against another Big Ten opponent. No. 10 Penn State beat Appalachian State 45-38 in Happy Valley on Saturday, but only after the Mountaineers stormed back with a 28-point fourth quarter to force overtime. Penn State seemed to have things under control, taking a 31-17 lead early in the fourth, but Appalachian State responded with three straight touchdowns. In fact, after cutting Penn State's edge to 31-24 with 7:40 left, the Mountaineers pulled off a surprise onside kick to get the ball back. The Mountaineers defense forced a quick three-and-out after that to get the ball back and put together another scoring drive, taking a 38-31 lead with 1:47 left. 1. 2. 3.

Posted by ali asghar at 11:56 AM Email ThisBlogThis! No comments: Post a Comment Newer PostOlder PostHome. Sports World: Auburn Football. It wasn’t the prettiest of victories, but the Auburn Tigers prevailed, 21-16 over Washington on Saturday in a battle of top 10 teams to open the 2018 season. There were things Auburn did very well, as in any big win, but there are still some things the Tigers need to improve moving forward. But make no mistake, this was a huge win and one that will look very good on their resume down the road. Here are five things I liked about Saturday’s big win, and also three things that I believe should and can be improved.

What I liked? 1. Scoring on the first possession: This doesn’t sound like much on the surface, but taking an early lead puts pressure on the opposition and puts questions in their heads from the outset. 2. “We knew it would come down to the end,” head coach Gus Malzahn said. 3. 4. “We’ve been talking about overcoming adversity,” Malzahn said.

What I didn't like? 1. 2. 3. Sports World: College basketball: Texas, Missouri, Duke highlight 2018 women's Gulf Coast Showcase field. College basketball Last year's Gulf Coast Showcase eight-team women's basketball draw in Germain Arena ended up about as good as it can get. In the title game, then-No. 6 Notre Dame snapped defending national champion and third-ranked South Carolina's 17-game winning streak with a 92-85 victory. The Irish went on to win their first national championship in 17 years and just second ever. The other really major players are Duke, Missouri and Michigan. Washington also is a Power Five conference program, but the Huskies are in major rebuild mode after making the 2016 Final Four. Mid-major power Quinnipiac also will be in the field, as will suddenly salty Ball State and Fordham.

The bracket for the Nov. 23-25 Friday-Sunday night games during Thanksgiving week will be played out after the men's field -- consisting of mid-majors who will be announced next week -- compete Nov. 19-21. Texas finished last season ranked eighth under eighth-year coach Karen Aston. Creme has Missouri at No. 11. Sports World: Alabama Football Schedule 2018. Sports World: China to genetically screen its athletes to ensure the best compete in 2022 Winter Olympics.

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