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That Hoy Moment

By Mark Drolsbaugh

With the World Series underway, it’s a given that something special will happen. Most likely, an unexpected hero or two will emerge from obscurity and create memories that will last for a lifetime.

In the Deaf world, it’s no different. There’s a World Series of Deaf baseball, too.

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mark-drolsbaugh/that-hoy-moment_b_12650468.html

Source: Huffington Post

CA, CommBank make landmark investment

Deaf Sports AustraliaCricket Australia and the Commonwealth Bank have committed to the single largest investment in women's sport and diversity programs in Australia.

Women’s cricket, Australia’s Indigenous players and players with a disability are the big winners after Cricket Australia and Commonwealth Bank announced a record investment today in Sydney.

Read more: http://www.cricket.com.au/news/womens-cricket-indigenous-blind-deaf-disability-cricket-australia-commonwealth-bank-nsw-breakers/2016-10-17

Source: Cricket

Minister welcomes NZ Deaf Games 2016

2016 New Zealand Deaf GamesDisability Issues Minister Nicky Wagner welcomes the New Zealand Deaf Games 2016, held in Hamilton from Friday 21 to 23 October.

"The Deaf Games is the premier national sports competition for the Deaf in New Zealand. First held in 1969, the Games run every two years and are a fantastic chance for Deaf athletes from all over New Zealand to show their prowess in their individual sport," Ms Wagner says.

Read more: http://www.voxy.co.nz/politics/5/266150

Source: Voxy

Calls for funding fall on deaf ears

By Audrey Malone

2016 New Zealand Deaf GamesIf you are deaf and play sport, it's an uphill task getting funding in New Zealand.

Just ask the organiser of the New Zealand Deaf Games, Rachel Turner.

On Labour Weekend, 140 deaf athletes from across the country will descend on Hamilton to play eight sports.

They include netball, basketball, badminton, touch rugby and waka ama.

Read more: http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/85040963/calls-for-funding-fall-on-deaf-ears

Source: Stuff

Go See: Deaf Sports Personality of the Year 2016 – at Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium!

2016 DSPYDeaf Sports Personality of the Year (DSPY) will be hosting their fourth annual event on Saturday 12th November 2016 at the Woolwich Suite at the Emirates Stadium in London, the home of Arsenal Football Club.

Around 300 people are expected to attend to witness the winners collecting different awards for their achievements during 2015/16, recognising the achievements of Deaf sports people who are so often overlooked by the government and sports bodies.

Read more: http://limpingchicken.com/2016/10/18/go-see-deaf-sports-personality-of-the-year-2016-at-arsenals-emirates-stadium/

Source: The Limping Chicken

Combate Americas Results: Matt Hamill Gets Slaughtered

By Jim Genia

We are now many years removed since Matt Hamill made his mark on a season of TUF by being the hard-working deaf guy who you couldn’t help but respect.

And, uh, those years haven’t been kind.

But Hamill lives literally about three minutes away from the venue for tonight’s Combate Americas show, so of course he had to be on the card.

Read more: http://www.cagedinsider.com/featured/combate-americas-results-matt-hamill-gets-slaughtered/

Source: MM Caged Insider

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