Tyson slams Andy Ruiz over weight loss

first_imgRelatedPostsNo Content Available Mike Tyson says Andy Ruiz Jr does not need to lose weight to fight Anthony Joshua as “it can affect power”.The pair will face off in Saudi Arabia this December.AJ was left stunned by the man who replaced Jarrell Miller for the fight in New York.It saw the Brit lose his IBF, WBA, IBO and WBO heavyweight title.And the 30-year-old has made some drastic changes, such as cutting his weight .The Mexican, who has only lost one fight in 34, has also been dropping mass in preparation for the rematch.But Tyson, who remains the youngest fighter to win a heavyweight title at 20, has suggested this is not a good idea for Ruiz.Speaking to Parimatch, the 53-year-old said: “There have been rumours he has lost weight.“I don’t like that.“I believe losing the weight can affect power sometimes.“If it’s not broken, don’t fix it.“He did well at that weight, so he should stay at that weight.And the former heavyweight champion believed the Mexican’s power was a big asset.Tyson added: “In the first fight, Ruiz put the pressure on him so fast that he didn’t know what to anticipate.“And there were some hard punches.”This footage was shared on Iron Mike’s official Twitter account earlier today, where it has been viewed nearly 30,000 times.It was soon shared on Instagram, where fans supported the 53-year-old’s theory.“I agree with Mike here,” one said.“That weight can help with leverage.” Tags: Parimatchlast_img read more

Claudio Ranieri determined not to let Leicester bubble burst

first_img They scored the goals in the 2-1 win against Chelsea which ultimately cost Jose Mourinho his job. Mahrez set up Vardy for his 15th goal of the season, registering his seventh assist, before the little Algerian netted his 11th goal of the campaign. And Ranieri was even more bullish when asked about Leicester’s hopes of hanging on to the star duo during the January transfer window, insisting that he had told them “you are going nowhere”. “Already I spoke to the two guys. I didn’t wait for them to answer!” said Ranieri. “I suggest to them it is much better they continue with us. We are in good flight now. W e continue together, we can improve, to help grow up the team. “I won’t consider (selling) in the summer either. In my mind they are the first I want to keep and continue with this group, it is a good group. “It is important to maintain this mentality. This friendly group.” Ranieri will have to make a couple of enforced changes against Everton on Saturday. Danny Drinkwater (hamstring) came off injured against Chelsea and will miss the trip to Goodison Park while Robert Huth received his fifth yellow card of the season against the champions and is suspended. Andy King will replace Drinkwater in central midfield while Ranieri will choose between Marcin Wasilewski and Yohan Benalouane to fill in at centre-back in Huth’s absence. Press Association Claudio Ranieri believes this season could be the start of something big at Leicester. After their great escape last season, the Foxes were once again tipped for a battle against relegation but under Ranieri, who replaced Nigel Pearson during the summer, they have defied the odds and currently sit proudly at the top of the Barclays Premier League. Victory against Everton on Saturday will guarantee Leicester are the Christmas number one – and only one team in that position in the past five years – Liverpool in 2013-14 – have failed to go on and lift the title. Ranieri’s side head to Goodison Park nine points ahead of fifth-placed Tottenham and in a strong position to qualify for next season’s Champions League but the Italian has always maintained that reaching 40 points, the widely-accepted total required for Premier League survival, remains the aim. However, in a change of tack, Ranieri welcomed Sir Alex Ferguson’s assertion that Leicester could win the title and that he had always wanted to turn Leicester into a Premier League force. “I have read about who is top at Christmas Day will win the league, blah, blah, blah… but this is a strange league. Everything is strange,” said Ranieri. “Maybe it is right to listen to Sir Alex, because he is not involved in this race. “Of course I would like to win. Who doesn’t like to win the Premier League? Sir Alex knows about horse racing and about how the horses arrive in the last 10 metres or 100 metres. I want my horses at the end of the race. “This year for us is a good time to build. Now, nobody believes in Leicester. I hope in the next (few) years, everybody has to put Leicester in the top of the league. I want to build with this group, to be at the top for next season. “My owner asked me to be safe (from relegation). The rest is for us. I am very ambitious. I hope the players are even more ambitious than me.” Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez have been instrumental in Leicester’s meteoric rise this season. last_img read more

USC returns home in search of a win

first_imgThe USC women’s basketball team will look to get back on the right track, as they return to the Galen Center to take on Utah on Friday, Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. and Colorado on Sunday, Feb. 8 at 12 p.m.The Women of Troy (11-10, 3-7 Pac-12) are currently on a five-game losing streak, their longest streak since an eight-game one in the 2012-2013 season.They suffered a 68-35 loss to No. 7 Oregon State (20-1, 10-0 Pac-12), and then a 63-57 loss to Oregon (10-11, 3-7 Pac-12) last weekend.USC held a 25-23 lead at halftime against the Ducks, but a strong shooting effort by Oregon allowed the Ducks to pull ahead.Senior forward Kaneisha Horn led USC with a total of 21 points, including a team-leading 10 against the Beavers, and 13 rebounds over the weekend.  Sophomore guard Courtney Jaco scored 14 points against the Ducks, while senior forward Alexyz Vaioletama finished with 10 points.“We don’t come out with enough intensity to compete,” head coach Cynthia Cooper-Dyke said.Senior forward Alexyz Vaioletama leads the Women of Troy with 12.2 points to go along with 6.7 rebounds per game.Freshman guard McKenzie Calvert is scoring 10.4 points per game, while junior guard Brianna Barrett is adding 10.2 points. She leads the team with just under four assists per game.“We just need to work harder, everybody needs to take a step back, look themselves in the mirror and see what they can do to contribute to this team’s success,” sophomore guard Courtney Jaco said.Taryn Wicijowski leads Utah (7-14, 1-9 Pac-12) with 14.8 points and 9.6 rebounds per game. Tanaeya Boclair has 9.7 points per game.The Utes have lost nine of their last 10 games, with their only win coming last Friday, beating Arizona 62-48.Colorado (10-11, 3-7 Pac-12) has four players averaging double-digits in scoring, led by Jen Reese’s 13.7 points per game and Jamee Swan’s 13.5 points per game. Swan and Reese also lead the Buffaloes in rebounding, with 7.8 and 7.3 rebounds per game respectively. Colorado is coming off a 68-60 loss to Arizona State and an 81-69 win over the Wildcats. The Buffaloes are 3-8 in their last 11 games after starting the season 7-3.“I think we have to believe that we can win,” sophomore guard Jordan Adams said. “It’s kind of defeating when you’re losing all the time, and you feel like you’re not good, you have doubts about yourself.USC has beaten both the Buffaloes and Utes this season, picking up an 81-61 win over Colorado behind 20 points apiece from Barrett and Vaioletama and a 46-43 win over Utah. Barrett was the only double-digit scorer against the Utes, picking up 13 points.“I think the team needs to believe that we are good and we have the capability of winning,” Adams said. “We just have to come into practice like we want to win, and we have to come into practice like we want to get better.”The Women of Troy are 8-5 all-time against Utah and 7-4 against Colorado, and they swept both squads last season.“They did a really good job of playing defense on us,” Jaco said about the last match against the Utes. “They [play] a sagging type, and we’re not the most frequent shooting team, but I think if we get out in transition, play our game, play fast, we’ll be okay and we’ll score a couple more baskets.”USC will head up to Northern California to take on Stanford (17-5, 9-1 Pac-12) on Friday,      Feb. 13 at 6 p.m. in Palo Alto, followed by a match against California (16-5, 8-2 Pac-12) on Sunday,    Feb. 15 at 6:30 p.m. in Berkeley.They will then return to the Galen Center for their final two home games of the season: Arizona (8-13, 1-9 Pac-12) on Friday, Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. and Arizona State (20-2, 9-1 Pac-12) on Sunday, Feb. 22 at 3 p.m.last_img read more

Bowman Haunted House in Wellington will be up in running tonight

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Haunted House in Wellington.Sumner Newscow report — Great news for all locals who like a good scare! The annual Bowman’s Bloody Acres Maze at 500 N. Poplar will be held tonight starting at 6 p.m. Admission is donation to the Wellington Food Bank. last_img read more

Getting Into Government

first_imgTINTON FALLS – A new generation of civic-minded young women got to spend a day last week with political veterans who want to show them how to start making an impact in the world.The event at Monmouth Regional High School was sponsored by the 12th annual Running and Winning conference sponsored by the American Association of University Women (AAUW) of Northern Monmouth County, the Junior League of Monmouth County, the Greater Red Bank League of Women Voters of New Jersey and the Red Bank Chapter of Hadassah.“Women are 51 percent of the population and their voices should be heard where decisions are made,” said Marian Wattenbarger of the AAUW, at the day-long, nonpartisan event that brought together about 60 female students from nine area high schools and female legislators and policy makers from the Two River area. “And I would say the events in the last few years have clearly raised interest.” By Jay Cook |  The conference zeroed in on educating young women about their meaningful voices and how they can make differences in their communities, said Linda Bricker, a member of the Junior League of Monmouth County.“To really affect change, sometimes you need to reach a point of becoming elected to a position to change laws,” she said. The best way to educate the younger generation, Wattenbarger found, has been to create a pipeline with current legislators, showcasing how women can be successful in politics.About 15 different female elected and appointed officials took turns meeting with the small groups of students during the morning session. The conversations ranged from issues in their towns or districts to their specific roads to elected office.Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso (R-13) took one of those unique paths. After moving to Holmdel in the early 1990s, she joined her local parent-teacher association and volunteered to be what she called “the cupcake lady.” She eventually worked her way up to the Holmdel Township Committee, then the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders and most recently, the State Assembly. Wattenbarger and other members from the Running and Winning steering committee admitted they were expecting a trend, especially considering the Parkland, Florida school shooting on Feb. 14 and the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School Shooting the day after the conference on April 20.“This is a time in which there is clearly polarization in the country,” said Wattenbarger, “but we come together and are all committed to helping women find their voices.”Women legislators from the Two River area spoke with high school students about their paths to elected office. Some of the officials who attended were, from left to right, Fair Haven Councilwoman Susan Sorensen, Hazlet Deputy Mayor Sue Kiley, Monmouth County Surrogate Rosemarie Peters and Atlantic Highlands Mayor Rhonda Le Grice. Photo by Jay CookNEW JERSEY AND WOMEN LEGISLATORSNew Jersey has been one of the more progressive states for women involvement in politics over the last decade. Data from the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University indicates the Garden State ranked 16th for the most female legislators at the state level: 29.2 percent of the state Legislature and Assembly is female.Both of New Jersey’s first two lieutenant governors are women – Kim Guadagno and Sheila Oliver – and female officials comprise a third of Gov. Phil Murphy’s 24-member cabinet. Additionally, 82 of the 566 municipalities in New Jersey, or 14.5 percent, are led by female mayors.While figures may be increasing compared to years past, many involved in the Running and Winning steering committee hope more women in Monmouth County step up.“We are intelligent, compassionate, organized and innovative,” said Sue Flynn, also of the Junior League of Monmouth County. “Having more women in leadership positions can only make our country and the world a better place.”center_img “They need to have a role model, somebody that has been there, done that, and is honest with them,” DiMaso said of her message to the young girls. “It’s not always easy. There are days the laundry doesn’t always get done or your dinner’s later than it should be and it’s OK. You’ll come out on the other end.”Involvement in the community is key, stressed Red Bank Borough Councilwoman Kathy Horgan. The longtime Democrat jumped right into volunteer work after moving there in 1999 and has not looked back.Horgan, the only female on Red Bank’s governing body, believes more women should take a chance and get involved in public policy.“What I want women to know is that they can make a difference,” said Horgan. “I know, that sounds trite, but it’s true. Women are nurturing, more willing to compromise and listen.”This article was first published in the April 26 – May 3, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times. High School Girls Encouraged To Consider Politics | And those young women got a taste of the action. After meeting female councilmembers, mayors and state assemblywomen, the girls broke off into 14 smaller groups to discuss changing specific policy important to them.They were tasked with petitioning a mock school board about an ongoing, concerning issue. The possible choices were about mental health issues in school, school safety, environmental issues and increasing inclusivity.The one topic that garnered the most attention – considering current national events – was mental health awareness in students. Eight groups focused on that issue.last_img read more

Rough ride for Mount Sentinel at UBC/O Tournament

first_imgBy Bruce Fuhr,The Nelson Daily SportsThe Mount Sentinel Wildcats took it on the chin at the UBC/O High School Girl’s Volleyball Tournament Saturday in Kelowna.The Cats finished in the bottom half of the 50-team tournament, dropping five of six matches in the process.“Not really sure what happened, but we just didn’t play well (compared to last weekend) and the only explanation that makes some sense is that we are a very young team (5 grade 10’s),” said coach Joe Moreira.“On a positive note we did play good teams –not great teams – and we did extend a few matches to three sets, but for the most part it was very difficult to recognize the team on the floor.”“Same uniforms as last week but very different play,” Moreira added.The Cats started the weekend getting swept in two games by South Kamloops. Next up, Correlieu from Quesnel. The same result, just in this match Mount Sentinel was able to take a game, losing 2-1.Princess Margaret of Penticton they defeated the Cats in straight games 2-0 before NorKam of Kelowna outlasted Mount Sentinel 2-1.“This was the crossover (game) and it kind of stung because we lost 16-14 in the third,” Moreira said.Vernon made it five straight losses for the Wildcats, beating the Kootenay squad 2-1. Moreira’s squad managed to finally win a match, dumping G.W. Graham of Chilliwack 2-0.“On another positive note, we are back in Kelowna at Best of West tournament (Friday),” Moreira explained.“This event is very much like the UBC-O tournament – lots of teams and some very strong teams. We clearly hope to be more competitive.”[email protected]last_img read more