Olympian athlete to headline JBS speaker series

first_img WhatsApp Twitter Previous articleLegal Aid of NorthWest Texas schedules free clinicNext articleAs Presidents Day is observed, Bush paintings exhibit continues in Midland museum admin Facebook WhatsApp Olympian athlete to headline JBS speaker series Twitter Pinterest Olympic Champion Jackie Joyner-Kersee has been dubbed “The Greatest Female Athlete of the 20th Century” by Sports Illustrated. The University of Texas of the Permian Basin’s John Ben Shepperd Public Leadership Institute will host an upcoming lecture entitled “An Evening with Olympic Champion Jackie Joyner-Kersee” at the Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center. The lecture is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday and moderated by CBS 7 anchor Tatum Hubbard. “An Evening with Olympic Champion Jackie Joyner-Kersee” has been scheduled at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center, 1310 N. FM 1788, Midland.The lecture is part of the JBS Distinguished Lecture Series sponsored by The University of Texas of the Permian Basin.Joyner-Kersee is the author of both “A Kind of Grace” (1997), her autobiography, and “A Woman’s Place is Everywhere.” She is an active professional speaker and speaks on topics of athletics, business success, living with the limitations of medical issues, nutrition, women’s issue and youth advocacy.Tatum Hubbard, CBS 7 News Anchor, will moderate the lecture. Audience members are encouraged to submit their questions to Joyner-Kersee during the lecture using their phones, by texting their question to the moderator. The text number will be provided during the program.Tickets are $10. Students from area schools, colleges and universities get in free with a student ID.For tickets, call 800-514-3849.More coverage>> Jackie Joyner-Kersee talks staying balanced By admin – February 19, 2018 Pinterest Local News Facebooklast_img read more

No summer move for Sterling

first_img Press Association Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers insists Raheem Sterling is going nowhere this summer as they have no intention of selling one of their prize assets despite his contract dispute being played out in the full glare of the media. Rodgers suggested the player’s decision to go public was a mistake but partly excused it on the grounds of his inexperience. “He didn’t have permission by the club, it was something that surprised us all to be honest,” he added. “People who look after players will have different ways of working and I’ve seen that in my years in football with different experiences. “He is a young player who is still learning on and off the pitch and sometimes you will make mistakes as a youngster. “Our relationship is strong, which is important. He knows I am working in the best interests of the club and him. “He will learn as time goes on, like we all do, you make mistakes in life – especially when you are young.” In his interview Sterling said money did not interest him as much as winning trophies and part of his reasoning for not signing a new deal was because he wanted to reassess him ambitions and admitted he was flattered by reported interest from Arsenal – coincidentally Saturday’s opponents. Rodgers insisted Liverpool was a club where he could fulfil those dreams but also pointed out it was a two-way relationship and the England international had his part to play. “Raheem is saying his ambition is to win trophies and be successful – it is perfectly aligned with what we are trying to do,” he said. “Arsenal are a fantastic football club but this is Liverpool, one of the great clubs of the footballing world, and it is an honour for Raheem to be playing here. “Raheem has been involved in the first team for two and a half years and the player he is today – and he still has a lot of improvements to make – is because of the environment we have created here. “He still has learning and development to make on the pitch and off it and we feel this is a great place for him. “He has made it clear recently he is very happy with his football. I think he is trying to put off all talk about contracts and money – he is a boy who genuinely loves his football. “It is now about continuing and nurturing the development of a player who has made huge strides and someone we believe we still have a lot of input into his development to come so he can consistently be a player at the top of his game. “It is not something we are overly concerned on and I am confident by the end of the season we will find the solution.” It produced more speculation about Sterling’s future but Rodgers is adamant they will not be backed into a corner by the fear of losing one of their brightest talents. Liverpool rejected advances from Arsenal for Luis Suarez two years ago, with owner John W Henry famously saying “What do you think they’re smoking over there at Emirates?” after rejecting a £40million plus £1 offer from the Gunners who mistakenly believed they had triggered the Uruguayan’s release clause. “He is not going anywhere in the summer so we will very much focus on trying to make him the best player we can,” Rodgers said of Sterling. When it was suggested to the Reds boss that money talks he added: “I think we as a club have shown that is not the case. “Liverpool are one of the superpowers of football and the owners have made it clear – and we’ve seen it before – that money does not come into it. “The club is not going to sell and if it doesn’t want to sell it won’t sell, it is simple as that. “Money has never been the objective for the club. Whatever player – Raheem or anyone – leaves here it will always be on the terms of the club.” Liverpool remain in a position of strength as Sterling’s current contract, worth a reported £35,000 a week, runs until the summer of 2017. In an interview not sanctioned by the club the 20-year-old denied he was a “money-grabber” for turning down a reported £100,000-a-week contract and said no amount of money would persuade him to sign a new deal before the summer. Negotiations have been put on hold until the end of the season, at the request of the player and his representative, so for Sterling to fan the flames now came as something of a surprise to Reds officials. last_img read more

Premier League footballers have not lost that gloving feeling

first_img Two of the Premier League’s most charismatic managers did not disappoint as they chose to deviate from normal touchline gear. Slaven Bilic took his seat on the West Ham bench at Newcastle with a beanie hat pulled tight over his head, while Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp kept his neck warm with a club snood against Manchester United on Sunday. Perhaps the biggest surprise of the weekend came at Stoke on Sunday evening. The Potters – once well known for their old-fashioned approach to the game – showed just how far they have come since the Tony Pulis days by sending out four players with gloves on, whereas Pulis’ influence saw West Brom brave the cold weather as one of four clubs without a glove in sight. In total, there were 29 sets of gloves on display over the weekend, interestingly with just three English players (Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Aaron Lennon and Wilfried Zaha) among them. Here are the results, starting with those most affected: 1. Manchester City (at home to Crystal Palace), five pairs of gloves, temperature 1C 2. Stoke (at home to Arsenal), four pairs of gloves, temperature 1C 3. Everton (away at Chelsea), four pairs of gloves, temperature 5C 4. West Ham (away at Newcastle), three pairs of gloves and a beanie, temperature 2C 5. Arsenal (away at Stoke), two pairs of gloves, temperature 1C 6. Manchester United (away at Liverpool), two pairs of gloves, temperature 2C 7. Aston Villa (at home to Leicester), two pairs of gloves, temperature 3C 8. Crystal Palace (away at Manchester City), one pair of gloves, temperature 1C 9. Leicester (away at Aston Villa), one pair of gloves, temperature 3C 10= Southampton (at home to West Brom), one pair of gloves, temperature 4C 10= Norwich (away at Bournemouth), one pair of gloves, temperature 4C 12= Chelsea (at home to Everton), one pair of gloves, temperature 5C 12= Tottenham (at home to Sunderland), one pair of gloves, temperature 5C 12= Sunderland (away at Tottenham), one pair of gloves, temperature 5C 15= Liverpool (at home to Manchester United), no gloves, temperature 2C 15= Newcastle (at home to West Ham), no gloves, temperature 2C 17= Bournemouth (at home to Norwich), no gloves, temperature 4C 17= West Brom (away at Southampton), no gloves, temperature 4C Footballers have been known to accessorise in the cold, with the snood an example of extreme measures taken before they were banned in 2011, and reporters at Premier League grounds have totted up the weird and wonderful ways the players kept warm this weekend. Things got under way between Tottenham and Sunderland at White Hart Lane on Saturday lunchtime with temperatures hovering around 5C and a low sun causing problems for Hugo Lloris in the Spurs goal, but things got gradually worse up and down the country as the day went on. With temperatures set to drop further in coming days, MeteoGroup (a team of meteorologists) has suggested this is just the start of a sustained cold spell. A spokesperson said on Saturday: “It’s the middle of winter so these sorts of cold spells are not unusual, but we’ve not had a particularly cold winter so far, so expect it (this cold snap) to stay for a while. “Temperatures are expected to reach freezing tonight and the coldest parts and most affected will be in the north-east of England.” The spokesperson added: “It is milder this weekend than in recent days, but expect that to change as the sleet and snow moves down from Scotland and Cumbria towards central England.” Erik Lamela and Patrick van Aanholt were the only men to keep their gloves on during Saturday’s early kick-off, opting for the bizarre combination of short sleeves and gloves – something which was repeated throughout the day. Chelsea striker Diego Costa was the only home player to start the game at Stamford Bridge with his woollies on but quickly took them off, while England manager Roy Hodgson styled it out in a scarf as he took up a watching brief in the stands and Roman Abramovich sported a big Champions League puffer jacket as his club hosted Everton. The bitter cold of Manchester may have spread to Wayne Hennessey’s fingertips as the Crystal Palace goalkeeper let a Fabian Delph shot beneath his body as temperatures reached freezing point. With snow beginning to fall at the Etihad Stadium, there were six outfield players in total keeping their digits warm – the highest aggregate on Saturday. The ‘hairdryer treatment’ may have been well received among the Palace players after they lost 4-0. With temperatures plummeting across the country in recent days, football fans and players alike have been forced to take extreme measures to avoid the cold, and Press Association Sport has carried out its own winter warmers survey. Press Associationlast_img read more