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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

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."

Read more: http://bit.ly/2egHKhB

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.

Read more: http://www.voxy.co.nz/sport/5/265399

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.

Read more: http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2016/10/662_215773.html

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.

Read more & view video: http://nbpa.com/zach-lavine-a-student-of-sign-language-builds-year-long-bond-with-deaf-school/

Source: NBPA

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