In January 1994, a thug armed with a police baton attacked figure skater Nancy Kerrigan at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Detroit, bashing her above the knee. Kerrigan was knocked out of the championships, leaving a clear path for her rival, Tonya Harding, to win and grab an Olympic spot. Three men were arrested in the attack, which rocked the sporting world.
The biggest bombshell came when Harding’s husband, Jeff Gillooly, was arrested for ordering the attack. He and his friend (bodyguard) allegedly planned the attack, hiring the attacker and the getaway driver. On February 1, Gillooly pled guilty, saying that Harding had known of the plot and approved it.
For weeks, the media went wild with this story. 1994 featured an extra Winter Olympic Games
...is the former UFC contender, former Pride Middleweight and Open Weight Champion, and absolute MMA pioneer. The former light heavyweight brawler comes into this upcoming bout as a cemented legend, he is undoubtedly the greatest action fighter of all time! No one can doubt the merits of Wanderlei, and his persistence to be an all time great in the ring (and cage)
The late 90s were run by the UFC in terms of mixed martial arts media, but Wanderlei spent his time fighting in Japan and Brazil at Vale Tudo
Here are the results from last week’s contest for the U.S. Open.
Brooks Koepka took home the title at the U.S. Open this past weekend at Erin Hills, beating out Matsuyama by four strokes. This was Koepka’s second career PGA Tour victory and his first major championship. His win this week moved him into fifth place in the FedEx Cup ranking.
These are the results of this week’s Steemit Scramble:
The 2x multiplier was the number of golfers finishing under par for the tournament, which was 31. The closest contestant to that total was @hellhen, who guessed the exact n
Armin Kremer is very well known German driver with great experience. Last seasons he drove Škoda Fabia R5 WRC2 category with the help of private Austrian BRR team (owner is Raimund Baumschlager, ex-works VW driver).
Škoda Fabia R5 WRC2 category
Kremer drove top WRC machinery back in years. His crash with Ford Focus WRC in 2002 WRC Deutchland ADAC Rallye was horrible and we all have it in our minds and when somebody says Kremer, first thought in my mind is about that crash.
Kremer was happy to be alive after horrific accident
Now he will again be behind the wheel of Ford at the same rally but this time with Fiesta WRC 2017. He must be entered as M-Sport official driver (FIA rules). First test
Citroen World Rally Team doesn't have results this season. One win in Mexico is not enough for team of their caliber. Just to remind you who scored that win: it was Kris Meeke.
But he has problems of his own: he's crashing too much. Every rally he is off the road.
Now they have new hope: Andreas Mikkelsen who didn't have great rally in Sardinia but at least he scored some points for himself and his team.
Lefebvre is also crashing too much. I understand their attitude to win the rallies but is it enough?! No, it isn't.
Lefebvre is second from the right, left one is Moreau, his co-driver
Team is paying them
My opinion on this fight first of all...
Whether Conor McGregor knows it or not, he is being paid to lose a boxing match. This payment will be very big, possibly $100 million for him win or lose. So it appears to be a win win situation for Conor McGregor.
This is nothing more an an exhibition match similar to Ali vs Inaki. But this will be a fun exhibition match and because it will be fun people will pay to see it. It is not going to effect the legacy of Mayweather and I'm not even sure if the fight will be in the official rankings, but it will be entertaining I think and will make a lot of money.
Unless you are an NBA super fan, have a son that eligible or are participating in @sportsncoffee NBA Draft contest, the draft can get a bit tiresome and boring.
Let's liven it up a bit with a fun drinking game!
First off, find some friends and pour some glasses full of your favorite drink. Water, juice, something a bit stronger perhaps? Your choice.
Next, turn on the 2017 NBA Draft on ESPN or WatchESPN at 7pm.
Here are the rules.
Take a sip anytime you hear these words or phrases:
Finishes at the Rim
Protects the Rim
Take a drink every time you are reminded of the following:
Danny Ainge makes lots of trades
The Nets used to hold the #1 pick
University of Washington had a losing record
Lonzo Ball has brothers that also play b
Welcome to the 2017 Steemit #NBA Draft Contest. The draft will be held on Thursday June 22, 2017, at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. You are now on the clock!
# Contest Rules
Luke Kennard, SG, Duke
Jayson Tatum, SF, Duke
Lonzo Ball, PG, UCLA
Malik Monk, SG, Kentucky
De'Aaron Fox, PG, Kentucky
Josh Jackson, SF, Kansas
Lauri Markkanen, PF, Arizona
I want to thank everyone for sh
907 [A] Pittsburgh Pirates +1.5 run line (2 units)
*This is a martingale 3-game-chase play. Should game 1 loses, double up the second game until win (max 3 games).
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...was the former reigning Heavyweight champion of (the former) Pride FC organization. He was the most feared man in the world of well over a decade, win after win his undefeated (sans his disqualification) record stayed intact even when facing the most elite of opponents. The greatness of the Emperor came with his ability to nullify any type of fighter. He had the most ferocious right hand I had ever seen, and his grappling game along with submission ability was second to non
WE'RE BACK! Join us for a bad ass chest and triceps gym session. It's been awhile since we have posted a workout video as I went to Asia for about a month. (Yes I am posting lots of photos on Steemit😁)
It feels good to be back hitting the weights and staying fit.
For this workout we went pretty heavy on bench and then worked the upper and lower chest. We followed the chest session with some intense work on the triceps.
Exercises: Bench Press, Weighted Dips, Dumbbell Incline Bench, Skull Crushers, & Tricep Extensions.
As I smoke one of my favorite go-to cigars, the Padron Churchill Maduro, I must tell you about a quaint local golf course.
Frontier Golf is a small 9-hole, par 3 golf course in the small farming town of Canby, OR, a suburb of Portland. It is labeled as a pasture-style course. If you are not familiar with the pasture-type, they are golf courses that have the distinction of not being excessively manicured but are still fun and affordable to play, and normally much smaller than typical golf courses. These courses are a surviving link to the original Scottish links courses.
Frontier was a former chicken ranch before it was slowly converted into a golf course in the late 1980’s. It has a tiny clubhouse, that is simply a large room of the house in which the owne
I am the current champion of a local Little Tykes Car Racing League. It was a proud moment as I bested my oldest son @moonie in the grand final (and first ever) race to take home the title.
What amount of training does it take to become the champion?
It seemed as though I was constantly training with nothing but Little Tykes racing on my mind, from the time the sport was spontaneously imagined up, to the last test run before the actual race..., I had dedicated 4 minutes of my life.
If you decide to take up racing in the Little Tykes circuit, I advise taking steps to avoid attention from the local police. For the safety of the public, I predict they will be cracking down on such a dangerous form of drag racing.
Soon we will be adding dou
I'm Luca and I'm a computer science graduate at the
University of Bari in Italy. Computer science is part of my world and I founded my company
**Hubern** in July of 2016. In this introduction I would like to thank my friends @lino, @mikepicker, @claudiop63 and @ivand83 for making this beautiful community known to me.
I had my first computer in my hands when I was 5 years old. It was a
**Commodore Amiga 500**, and I'm sure that most nostalgic people will remember it. I started to program at age 13, creating a simple writing editor for Windows, written in Delphi language. After I discovered the internet world, and I started programming it first in Html and then in Php. At age 14 I founded and created what is currently one of the most important sports newspapers online in my city (Taranto, Italy). On August 5 this year, the newspaper online will be 15 years old. At the moment www.mondorossoblu.it counts 1.500/2.000 users per day, and I am very proud of suc
Hi Steemit, let me talk about what sort of footballer I am.
I play in Centre Midfield. I can Play the 4, 8 or the 10 role.
The 4 role is normally someone who can read the game and break down the play, the 4 also gets the ball quite a lot. I like to see myself as a different sort of 4 who gets on the ball drives past players and gets quite a few assists. The 8 is more of a box to box player someone who can get up the pitch to join the attack and to defend. The 10 is seen as the Playmaker someone who is very intelligent with their movement and can pick out a pass.
I prefer playing in the 8 role because I like to be involved in the match quite a lot.
I would like to think I'm an all round footballer who needs to improve as well, because there is something you can always improve. I would like to think I play a little like Paul Pogba, confident on the ball, I can run past players, I am quite tricky as well.
A winning day yesterday for a net of $140
Group 1: Round Robin by 2's and 3 (3 units per parlay)
963 White Sox
965 Blue Jays
Group 2: Round Robin by 2's and 3 (3 units per parlay)
958 over on Miami
962 over on Dodgers
Group 3: Round Robin by 3's and 4 (3 units per parlay)
972 Yankees Run Line
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974 over on Mariners
960 over on Braves
972 over on Yankees
969 over on Indians
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Before we preview this week's race, here are the results from last week’s Series contest.
Ryan Blaney started in the 4th position and won the Pocono 400 while only leading 10 laps the entire race, which seems to be a growing trend this year for race winners. This was Blaney’s fifth top-10 finish this season and the first win of his career in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, which has earned him a spot in the playoffs at the end of the season.
These were the results of last week’s STEEM Cup Series:
The total pot for the weekly contest was 69 SBD. The 1st place contestant received 34.5 SBD and the 2nd place contestants each received *17.25 SBD.
Sharks are one of the fastest and most efficient predators on the planet. Michael Phelps is the most decorated athlete and swimmer in the world. But can such a man possibly take on a shark? The answer is no, probably not. But why not give it a go? That’s what Discovery Channel thought anyway.
One of Discovery Channel’s most successful nature programs Shark Week is returning in July. Celebrating its 29th anniversary, the programme promises “groundbreaking shark stories” and “compelling insight on some of the most unique shark species in the world”. Likewise, it’s the first time in the franchise’s history that the programme will be aired during the same week across the world.
On 23 July, Phelps vs. Shark will be aired which shows the 28-time Olympic medallist racing a great white sh
This weekend’s big rematch ended dramatically as Andre Ward decisively beat Sergey Kovalev to retain the light-heavyweight belts he had previously won.
The fight was close and competitive for the first 5-6 rounds, which was no surprise. Ward used good movement and forced Kovalev around inside with clinching although he did get caught with good jabs from Sergey and the occasional right hand.
Sergey seemed to gas out after the 6th round, and the same thing almost appeared to happen last night. At a certain point Ward began to become more confident with his power shots that were starting to increase in volume and accuracy.
Kovalev was hurt to the body first, with many claiming that he was hit with illegal low blows many times, but nevertheless the referee didn’t call any fouls and ended up stopping the fight after Kovalev bucked over and sank backwards into