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Former Feehan hurler Flanagan earns Easter Seals Society's Rising Star Award

By Peter Gobis

RITBOSTON — Former Bishop Feehan High School pitcher Sean ‘Skip’ Flanagan, a hearing-impaired student-athlete as a Shamrock who went on to illustrious collegiate mound career at the Rochester Institute of Technology, is the 2017 recipient of the Rising Star Award, presented by the Easter Seals Society of Massachusetts.

The organization recognizes Flanagan, a native of Framingham, for his current achievements and future potential to continue changing cultural attitudes and breaking down barriers for those with disabilities. Flanagan is in his first year as the National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID) athlete development program coordinator.

Read more: http://www.thesunchronicle.com/sports/local_sports/former-feehan-hurler-flanagan-earns-easter-seals-society-s-rising/article_11280b2c-dc88-545e-a382-90105ea2d518.html

Source: The Sun Chronicle

Matt Hamill knocks out Luiz Cane in 38 seconds, wins first fight since 2012

Matt Hamill is still fighting and evidently still capable of finishing opponents.

Hamill knocked out former UFC veteran Luiz Cane in just 38 seconds in the main event of Fight2Night 2 on Friday night in Parana, Brazil. It was Hamill’s first victory since 2012.

Read more: http://www.mmafighting.com/2017/4/29/15482576/matt-hamill-knocks-out-luiz-cane-in-38-seconds-wins-first-fight-since-2012

Source: MMA Fighting

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.

Read more: http://thenationonlineng.net/ndsf-selects-85-for-deaflympics-west-africa-deaf-soccer-tourney/

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.

Read more: http://www.mmafighting.com/2017/4/4/15182982/ufc-veterans-matt-hamill-luiz-cane-set-fight-brazil

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.

Read more: http://images.tribuneindia.com/news/chandigarh/sports/he-helped-india-to-asia-cup-win-but-no-takers-for-his-heroics/382863.html

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.

Read more: http://www.dirtrider.com/husqvarna-motorcycles-announces-anya-violet-ashley-fiolek-as-brand-ambassadors

Source: Dirt Rider

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