Cindy Riano

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President Obama on national anthem protest by Colin Kaepernick

in NFL

President Barack Obama has his thoughts on the protest of Colin Kaepernick by refusing to stand during national anthems. The President believe it it Colin’s First Amendment rights to refuse to stand.

Watch President Obama’s take on Colin Kaepernick here —

New England Nate Ebner Joins Olympic Rugby Team in Rio 2016

in Olympics

NFL New England Patriots player Nate Ebner has been selected and named by USA Rugby men’s Sevens coach Mike Friday to represent the country at the Olympics in Brazil.

It has been 92 years since Rugby was included in the Olympic Games, the last in 1924 when the United States won the Gold medal, a time when each team had 15 players each compared to today’s 12.

Nate Ebner was chosen as he was a star rugby player throughout his childhood learning it from his father Jeff who played college rugby. His accolades in rugby include being the youngest player to play for USA Sevens team, was named the MVP of the under-19 Junior World Championships, and MVP of the under-20 World Championship the following year.

Nate transitioned to football at the Ohio State and was selected sixth-round draft pick in 2012 by the Patriots to join the Special teams.

Nate Ebner has the go ahead approval of Patriots coach Bill Belichick.

NFL congratulates Ebner as the only active NFL player to play in the Olympics:

Patriots are excited for Ebner:

Nate Ebner has been training with the U.S. team for four months now and upon his selection he could be the third player to have a Super Bowl ring and Olympic medal. The two other men are “Bullet” Bob Hayes, of the Super Bowl VI Dallas Cowboys and won two gold medals in sprinting in 1964, and former San Francisco 49ers Michael Carter, who won a silver medal in shot put at the 1984 Games.

Jahvid Best is another NFL player who played for the Detriot Lions and will represent St. Lucia in the 100 meter sprint.

UFC legend Wanderlei Silva to Fight at RIZIN FF Open Weight Tournament

in MMA

Rizin Fighting Federation has announced that the open weight tournament starting September 5 will feature legendary UFC fighter Wanderlei Sila and legendary fighter Mirko Cro Cop Filipovic who will come out of retirement to fight in the 16-man open weight Grand Prix in Tokyo on September 25 together with another legendary fighter Wanderlei Silva.

Rizin FF (Fighting Federation) is a Japanese regional mixed martial arts organization that was created in 2015 by former Pride Fighting Championship president Nobuyuki Sakakibara.

In a press release, PRIDE legendary fighter Mirko Filipovic who has an MMA record of 31-11-1, 1 NC, Kicboxing record of 23-8, 12KOs will be competing to headline the event. Alongside him will be Wanderlei Silva (35-12-1, 1 NC) who is a superstar Brazilian-American fighter competing in various organizations most notably the biggest UFC competition. Wanderlei Silva will have a bye in the first stage and will automatically advance to the tournament’s second or quarterfinal stage.

Notable fighters in the event include Kazuyiki Fujita (15-11) of Funabashi, Chiba, Japan and Baruto Kaito (1-0) of Estonia who is a former sumo wrestling champion turned MMA upstart. Fujita and Kaito will be battling in the first stage of the tournament.

In their press release they also noted upcoming single fights most notably:

On September 25 striking sensations Daron Cruickshank (record: 17-8, 1 NC) and Andy Souwer (record: MMA: 1-0, Kickboxing: 159-19, 98 KO’s) – will fight in the lightweight (155lbs) division.

Cruickshank of Wayne, Michigan has fought 13 times in the the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and had a successful Rizin FF debut on April 17 where he scored a 1st round (4:36) TKO with against Shinji Sasaki.

In the women’s light heavyweight is nine-time Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt champion Gabi Garcia (record: 2-0) against three-time junior Olympic wrestling medalist and undefeated flyweight (125 pounds) Kanako Murata (3-0) of Ehime, Japan.

Three Games of Goals & Highlights for MLS Week 4

in MLS

Slow week for MLS with only three games being played because of the FIFA International window.

Does it really matter? We have more time relishing each goal and highlight from these games.

Sporati Video Rating: 3.4 / 5

You Probably Missed Record Breaking 36 Goals in MLS Week 1

in MLS

If MLS week 4 was shortened with only three games being played, you should be able to enjoy the record breaking 36 goals made in Week 1.

Goals are rare to come by in Soccer, enjoy all 36 goals in Week 1 or MLS.

Sporati Video Rating: 4.5 / 5

A fun display of Perseverance of a Kid Breaking Board in Taekwondo

in Sports News

This is a fun and awesome video of a kid trying to break a board in Taekwondo for his belt examination on white belt. The instructor begins by showing him the steps using his right foot. The kids has shown he has mastered the move and is ready to break the board. The succeeding scenes of jumping on it, using left and right foot, the hands makes his examination entertaining.

The perseverance of the never give up attitude add to the entertaining sequence of moves from the kid.

Sporati Video Rating: 4.5/5

Too Cold to Handle as the Red Sox-Indians Opening Game Postponed

in MLB

The Cleveland Indians postponed their season opener as the temperature went down to 30s and kept dropping and will resume today April 5, a day later. The announcement didn’t come any sooner as fans were already outside the stadium freezing and all ready to watch the game.

Cleveland Indians could have made the decision a lot earlier to spare the freezing fans outside the stadium waiting to get in and the season opener.

David Price who signed as a free agent in December for the Boston Red Sox to a whopping $217 million dollars will have to wait another day to show what he is worth.

The first pitch is scheduled for 1:10pm on April 5, Tuesday and hopefully the forecast for partly cloudy skies will not delay or postpone the game anymore.

According to the clubs’ official announcement — “Today’s game was postponed due to the forecast changing from no precipitation to having precipitation most of the afternoon and into early evening. That steady precipitation forecast combined with wind chills dropping into the teens, it was decided by both teams and umpires for fan comfort and player safety to postpone the game. Tomorrow’s forecast will continue to be cold, but no anticipated precipitation.”

It is the second time that the Indians postponed their season opener in the last 9 years when a snowstorm stopped a four-game series against Seattle in 2007.

Get Dirty & Have Fun – Lake Hodges Obstacle Run at San Diego is now Open for Registration

in Running
Lake Hodges Mud Run
Lake Hodges Mud Run

Are you ready to get dirty and have lots of fun at the Rancho Bernardo Community Park? A popular 5k mud run fundraiser which is now called Lake Hodges Obstacle Run will be held at 18448 W. Bernardo Drive on April 24, Sunday. The event is going to have two waves of runners, the first one will start at 8 a.m. and the last one at 11:30 a.m.

Mud run usually have a starting wave of 7 a.m. and numerous waves are dispatched every 15 minutes. I am not sure why they only have two waves.

Organizers advise to arrive at least 45 minutes before your planned wave but I would suggest a minimum of 60 minutes to account for long lines at the registration or parking.

The cost for this event is $20 for kids and students below 18 and must be accompanied by an adult. If you register before April 12 the cost for adults is $35 and active military duty is $30; after April 12, the cost will increase by $5 — $40 for adults and $35 for active military duty. Teams of four or more participants will save $5 per person.

Since this a fundraiser mud run, the beneficiaries this year are as follows: Chaparral Elementary, Del Norte High School ASB, Del Norte High School Athletics, Maranatha Christian Schools, Mt. Carmel High School Lacrosse, Poway High School ASB, Poway High School Athletics, Rancho Bernardo High School ASB, Rancho Bernardo High School Athletics, Rancho Bernardo High School Friends of the Library, St. Michael’s School, Travis Manion Foundation, Westview High School and Westview High School Lacrosse. The beneficiary also include a non-school — Travis Manion Foundation which is an organization that assists American veterans and the families of fallen heroes.

The Lake Hodges mud run is a 3.1 mile course that will have more than 20 obstacles but you have the option to skip the obstacles without penalty as the primary goal for this mud run is to have fun as indicated by organizer Dennis Yeatman.

Participants can wear their school colors or any funny outfit and should bring clean clothes, towel and slip-on shoes as there is a designated place to clean up. Check-in for items is also available and participants are reminded to seal their valuables or electronic items in a plastic bag and placed inside another bag.

For inquiries or to sign up an organization for a future mud run, contact Yeatman at 858-245-0319.

Registration for the Lake Hodges mud run here

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