Friday, July 28, 2017
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Despite hearing impairment, Adams sets sights on Division I coaching dream

By Nicholas Talbot

Luke Adams stood at the free-throw line. The crowd around him was so loud the rim appeared to be shaking. He looked over at his teammate and friend, Andrew Beck, who motioned to his ear. “Turn it off and you won’t hear them,” Beck shouted. Adams reached up to his right ear and popped the cochlear implant off.

Everything went silent. “I looked over at (Beck) and he is just smiling. It is a big game, but those fans couldn’t affect me. … I looked around and I knew everyone is yelling – but I can’t hear anything,” Adams said. “I made both free throws and we won the game.”

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Source: Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

AFL to provide Auslan interpreters at grand final

By Miki Perkins

Australia Football LeagueThe AFL has backed down on its refusal to include an Auslan interpreter at the grand final.

Deaf football fans had lodged a complaint with the Australian Human Rights Commission after the AFL refused to provide an interpreter for the entertainment and ceremonies at this year's grand final.

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Source: The Age

On the Roster: Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Athletes

By Samantha Wagner

RITA newer program has started to plant its roots in the middle of RIT athletics, making the competitive world of varsity sports even more accessible to all students. In the past couple of years, the RIT/NTID Athletic Development Program has worked with RIT varsity coaches, NTID faculty and staff and, of course, the athletes themselves to help ensure greatness on and off the field, court or track.

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Source: Reporter

Matt Hamill’s UFC win record is downright incredible

MATT Hamill was never a champion, but his winning record is absolutely insane.

The 40-year-old light heavyweight — who is also deaf — has “defeated” every current male UFC champion over the course of his career.

You read that right.

With a little bit of trusty “MMA math”, we can decipher how Hamill could hold the belt for every weight division in the UFC — sort of.

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Lawsuit seeks to force Pepsi Center to add closed captioning to video board

By Mark Boyle

DENVER -- Is the Pepsi Center not fan friendly for those with certain disabilities? One Denver woman who’s hearing impaired claims it’s not.

Kirstin Kurlander goes to events often at Pepsi Center, and told Denver7 she regularly can’t follow along because the video board isn’t closed captioned.

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Source: Denver7

Zimbabwe, SL ODI washed out

BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe’s One-day International clash with Sri Lanka was abandoned on Monday after heavy rain at Bulawayo’s Queens Sports Club left the outfield too sodden to continue.

The hosts had won the toss and elected to bat first, before progressing to 55 for two in 13.3 overs when the threat of lightning forced the players to leave the field.

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Source: International The News


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