Friday, June 23, 2017
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NDSF selects 85 for Deaflympics, West Africa Deaf soccer tourney

Nigeria Deaf Sports FederationNo fewer than 85 athletes in athletics, football, badminton and table tennis have been selected by the Nigeria Deaf Sports Federation (NDSF) from the just-concluded Deaflympic Games trial in Ilorin.

The federation’s Secretary, Lukman Agbabiaka, made disclosure on Sunday in Ilorin while speaking with the newsmen.

He said the athletes were selected for the forthcoming Deaflympics in Samsun, Turkey in July and the West Africa Deaf Football Championship scheduled for Bamako, Mali next month.

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Source: The Nation

UFC veterans Matt Hamill, Luiz Cane set to meet in Brazil

By Guilherme Cruz

UFC veterans Matt Hamill and Luiz Cane will collide in the main event of Fight 2 Night’s second show in Brazil on April 28, the promotion announced.

Hamill (11-8), a member of the third edition of The Ultimate Fighter in 2006, is looking to get back on track after losing four straight since 2013. He was stopped in the opening round in his last three bouts at WSOF, Venator FC and Combate Americas.

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Source: MMA Fighting

He helped India to Asia Cup win, but no takers for his heroics

Lack of support puts hearing impaired cricketer Manish Jain’s budding career at stake.

Deaf international cricketer Manish Jain is running from pillar to post to get recognition for his achievements.

Jain, who represents Haryana, hogged the limelight after he scored an unbeaten century to help India beat Bangladesh in the final of the third deaf cricket Asia Cup at the Gymkhana Cricket grounds in Hyderabad.

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Source: The Tribune

Husqvarna Motorcycles Announces Anya Violet & Ashley Fiolek As Brand Ambassadors

HusqvarnaHusqvarna Motorcycles is pleased to announce the addition of Anya Violet and Ashley Fiolek to the Husqvarna Motorcycles North America Brand Ambassador Program. This program is designed to focus on the support of brand initiatives, projects, and products throughout various areas of the industry.

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Source: Dirt Rider

Deaf athletes make Sabah proud

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah athletes made the state proud after finishing as second best at the 3rd Malaysia Deaf Track and Field Championship that ended at the SMK Tun Hussein Onn in Kluang, Johor recently.

In fact, the state’s small squad of five athletes and one official, was only one silver medal short from clinching the overall title in the four-day meet held at the Johor State Sports School.

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Source: New Sabah times

Catching history one signature at a time

By Kadi Hendricks

CLEARWATER – It was back in 1951, Tom Cooney was 15 years old at the time, watching a baseball game on television with his older brother, Patrick, and President Dwight D. Eisenhower threw out the ceremonial first pitch at an opening day game.

After watching this customary first pitch, Cooney told his brother he had the idea to start getting the president’s signatures on a baseball with each new administration.

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Source: Tampa Bay Newspapers


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