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Turning Stone to host one of New York's first pro MMA events: 9 things you need to know

By Chris Carlson

Verona, N.Y. — Nearly 20 years after it was banned in New York State, and six months after it was legalized again, Turning Stone Resort & Casino will host its first mixed martial arts event ever on Friday night.

Mixed martial arts was banned by the state in 1997, shortly before UFC 12 was scheduled to take place in Niagara Falls, with popular opinion comparing the sport to "human cockfighting."

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Source: New York Upstate

Hamilton the host city for NZ Deaf Games 2016

2016 New Zealand Deaf GamesMore than 140 deaf athletes will converge on Hamilton on Labour Weekend for the NZ Deaf Games 2016.

Supported by Hamilton City Council, the three-day event encompasses 10 different sports - badminton, squash, indoor football, lawn bowls, darts, basketball, netball, indoor netball, touch rugby, 8-ball pool, plus the demonstration sport waka ama.

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Source: Voxy

Deaf catcher chases Major League dream

By Kang Hyun-kyung

GallaudetBeing a Major League Baseball (MLB) player had long remained an unrealistic dream for deaf catcher Seo Gil-won since his days playing baseball at the Sungshim School for the Deaf in the mid-western city of Chungju.

Recently, however, he realized that his dream career was not beyond his reach.

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Source: Korea Sports

Zach LaVine, a Student of Sign Language, Builds Year-Long Bond with Deaf School

By Jared Zwerling

Minnesota TimberwolvesMINNEAPOLIS — During his rookie season in 2014-15, Zach LaVine was eating at a restaurant in Minneapolis one day when a boy came over to say hello. LaVine soon realized he was deaf, but that only made the interaction even stronger: the Timberwolves standout shooting guard, who signed an autograph for him, also greeted him using sign language. The young fan started to cry.

“It was a big thing to him,” LaVine told the NBPA this week after a practice.

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Source: NBPA

19th Sopma off to roaring start

By Wilfred Pilo

2016 SOMPAKUCHING: The Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Adenan Satem is looking forward to a comprehensive plan to further raise the achievements of deaf athletes in the country.

He said this at the opening of the 19th Malaysia Deaf Games (Sopma) at MBKS Stadium Pending here on Friday night.

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Source: Boreno Post Online

Bring back glory of Deaflympics – Adenan

By Wilfred Pilo

2016 SOMPAKUCHING: A holistic and comprehensive plan will be implemented to bring back the glory days of the Deaflympics.

Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Adenan Satem, in his text of speech, said that it was about time for the Malaysia Deaf Sport Association of Sarawak to take these steps and measures.

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Source: Boreno Post Online


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