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Legends and stars shine bright on list of Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame inductees

Former University City High and Cheyney University basketball star Yolanda Laney, basketball great and boxing referee Zachary “Zack” Clayton, former Coatesville and NBA champion Richard “Rip” Hamilton, former Philadelphia Eagles star Seth Joyner and former Phillies manager lead the list of sports legends to be inducted into the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame as a part of the Class of 2021 that was recently announced.

The latest class includes 15 individuals representing achievements in nine different sports. The other inductees are Bill Bradley (football), Bonnie Rosen (lacrosse), Gary Smith (Legacy of Excellence), Jim Katcavage (football), Charles “Kid” Keinath (football/basketball), Larry Foust (basketball), Lew Tender (boxing), Mark Recchi (hockey), Mike Teti (rowing), Olga Dorfner (swimming) and 1947 BAA Champion Philadelphia Warriors (team induction). The Hall of Fame’s 18th induction ceremony and reception will be on Thursday, Nov. 4 at Rivers Casino.

Laney led University City High to three Public League basketball championships. She was Public League Player of the Year as a junior and senior in the 1977-78 seasons. She was also a high school All-American. Laney guided the women’s basketball team at Cheyney State to four Final Eights, two Final Fours and the first NCAA women’s championship game in 1982.

Clayton, a Simon Gratz product, was a great basketball player. He played 14 seasons during the pre-NBA era where he played for the New York Renaissance, Washington Bears and Harlem Globetrotters. He led the N.Y. Rens to the inaugural Word Championship of Professional Basketball in 1939. He guided the Washington Bears to the 1943 World Championship of Professional Basketball.

He also played eight seasons at catcher and first base in the Negro Leagues with the Philadelphia Stars, New York Black Yankees and Philadelphia Giants (1932, 1934-37, 1943-45). He was the first African American to receive a referee’s license in Pennsylvania in 1949 and the first African American to officiate a heavyweight fight. He refereed the Muhammad Ali vs. George Foreman fight “Rumble in the Jungle” in 1974. He was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2017.

“Rip” Hamilton was a McDonald’s All American coming out of Coatesville High School. He led the University of Connecticut to the 1999 NCAA championship. He was named the 1999 Final Four Most Outstanding Player. He was the seventh pick overall in the 1999 NBA draft by the Washington Wizards. He played 14 seasons in the NBA and nine of them were with the Detroit Pistons. In 2004, he led the Pistons to the NBA championship.

Seth Joyner played eight seasons at linebacker for the Eagles (1986-93). He was a two-time Pro Bowler (1991, 1993). He is a member of the Eagles Hall of Fame. He was also named to the Eagles 75th Anniversary team in 2007.

Green was the manager of the Phillies’ 1980 World Series championship team where he had a .565 lifetime winning percentage.

Bradley played eight seasons at safety with the Philadelphia Eagles (1969-76). The three-time Pro Bowler had 34 career interceptions with one touchdown and nine fumble recoveries.

Rosen was a two-time All-American lacrosse player at Harriton High School. She went on to have a four-year, two-sport career at the University of Virginia in field hockey and lacrosse. She led the Cavaliers to the 1993 NCAA lacrosse championship.

Smith is this year’s Legacy Award winner.

Katcavage, a former Roman Catholic High football star, played 13 seasons for the New York Giants. He was a first-team All-Pro selection in 1961, 1962 and 1963.

Keinath played football and basketball during his athletic career. He led Central to consecutive city basketball championships in 1904-05. He was also a four-time first-team All-American basketball player at Penn. He led Penn to a 1908 National Football Championship.

Foust led La Salle’s basketball team to two NIT appearances (1948, 1950). He played 12 seasons in the NBA with the Detroit Pistons, Los Angeles Lakers and St. Louis Hawks.

Tender was considered one of the best boxers to have never won a world title. He’s the Ring Magazine’s No. 9 all-time ranked lightweight. Tender had 14 fights against world champions.

Recchi played 10 years with the Philadelphia Flyers (1991-94) and 1998-2004). He has the Flyers’ record for most points (123) scored in a regular season (1992-93).

Teti had a great rowing career. He was a 12-time national team member and a three-time Olympian. He won 24 national championships. He won world champion gold in the Men’s Eight in 1987.

Dorfner was the first American woman to set any world record in 1918. She holds records in swimming in 100 yards, 200 meters and 500 yards in the freestyle competition.

The 1947 BAA champion Philadelphia Warriors team will be inducted as a team.

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Princess Anne puts on a cheerful face in bright coat after heartbreaking divorce news

The Princess, 70, wore an elegant bright yellow coat at Royal Ascot this morning. Anne completed the look with nude heels and a matching hat and handbag.

For today’s event, she chose a pretty floral piece that dates back to 1970, when Anne was pictured at Heathrow Airport as she departed to Canada with her mother the Queen.

The sentimental brooch was also seen during her honeymoon with her first husband Captain Mark Phillips.

Princess Anne kept her makeup to a minimum and was seen wearing white gloves.

Fans took to social media to comment on the bright look.

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“Princess Anne looking like sunshine presenting the Gold Cup at #RoyalAscot today,” one fan said.

“Princess Anne is wearing @shibumistyle again! love love love this yellow outfit,” said another.

“JUST WOW for the outfit of Princess Anne who has arrived for Royal Ascot Day 3 – Ladies Day!!! Looking like sunshine in yellow,” another one commented.

Princess Anne was all smiles as she awarded Jockey Joe Fanning with the Gold Cup after winning on Day Three of the Royal Ascot.

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Yesterday, she went for a green dress but the same nude shoes and matching bag.

Princess Anne looked cheerful today despite the sad news that her son Peter Phillips has officially finalised his divorce.

A spokesman for the former couple said the agreement has been approved and ordered by the High Court this week.

The spokesman said: “Whilst this is a sad day for Peter and Autumn, they continue to put the wellbeing and upbringing of their wonderful daughters Savannah and Isla first and foremost.

“Both Peter and Autumn are pleased to have resolved matters amicably with the children firmly at the forefront of those thoughts and decisions.”

The couple separated in 2019 and announced their split last year, explaining the decision was sad but amicable.

Princess Anne’s only son is the first of the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh’s grandchildren to divorce.

Meanwhile, she welcomed her fifth grandson earlier this year. The little boy Lucas is her daughter Zara Tindall and husband Mike Tindall’s third child.

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Joe Biden calls Putin a ‘bright, worthy adversary’ and warns US will respond ‘in kind’

The US President issued Russian President Vladimir Putin a warning while speaking to reporters after Nato meetings. Labelling Mr Putin a “bright” and “worthy adversary”, Mr Biden stressed that the US would retaliate if he refused to cooperate.

He said: “I’m going to make clear to President Putin that there are areas we can cooperate if he chooses.

“If he chooses not to cooperate and acts in a way that he has in the past, then we will respond. We will respond in kind.”

Mr Biden also warned that if Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny were to die in prison, relations between Russia and the international community would be damaged.

He said: “Navalny’s death would be another indication of Russia has little or no intention of abiding by basic fundamental human rights.

“It would be a tragedy. It would do nothing but hurt his relationships with the rest of the world in my view. And with me.”

Last week, Mr Putin said US-Russia relations are at their lowest point in years during an interview with NBC News ahead of his meeting with Mr Biden.

He hailed former US President Donald Trump as “an extraordinary individual, talented individual,” but said Mr Biden, as a career politician, was “radically different” from his predecessor.

Speaking to NBC News, Mr Putin said: “We have a bilateral relationship that has deteriorated to its lowest point in recent years.”

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Russian long jump siren Klishina looks in bright bikini

Russian long-jump star Daria Klishina has put a week of hard work behind her and urged fans to “say no to negative thoughts” as she shared an image of herself relaxing in style.

The social media favorite was Russia’s only track and field representative at the last Olympic Games in Brazil in 2016 due to the nation’s doping ban, and is aiming to make this year’s delayed Summer Games in Tokyo, albeit under neutral status.

That has involved a tough training routine in Florida for the 30-year-old former world silver medalist – although she still has time to spread some positive vibes to her Instagram following of 341,000.

“Saying no to all negative thoughts and sending love to all of you,” Klishina wrote in a post on Saturday, accompanied by a picture of herself in a bikini while grinning and poking her tongue out.

“Wise words!” replied one fan, while others called the blonde star “gorgeous” and “beautiful as always.”

The relaxed image cut a contrast to some of the other social media output from the Tver-born star in recent weeks, as she’s shared pictures and footage from her various training sessions, describing one particular camp as “very positive and productive.”

Speaking previously, Klishina hinted that she was targeting the Tokyo Games but beyond that could not see herself competing at another Olympics.

A popular presence on social media – and frequently making lists of the world’s most eye-catching female athletes – Klishina recently dipped her toes into the world of music with a short promo clip of herself dancing amid various backdrops.

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However, Klishina’s social media fame and offers for modelling work away from the track have had their stranger sides, with the star confirming to RT Sport last year that she had declined several approaches to be an escort.

It was through social media, but it was an actual offer. And they asked me more than twice,” Klishina said.

“I’m trying to check my direct and I’m trying to read some messages, because sometimes I can get good offers. I was a little bit shocked.

“The reaction was like ‘Really?’ Am I the type of person who you can text with such an offer. Of course I said ‘no’.”

For Klishina, it’s good vibes only as she prepares for what will likely be her Olympic swansong in Japan.

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