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Austin VFW baseball team wins eighth straight game

The Austin Post 1216 VFW baseball team won its eighth straight game when it beat the Rochester Spartans by scores of 14-4 and 15-4 in Rochester Monday.

Brayden Bishop struck out eight, while allowing three hits and six walks in the opener for Austin (17-3 overall, 9-3 Southeast District).

Jared Lillemon had two doubles and three RBIs, Kody Bloom had two hits, Sam Oelfke had a two-run single and Isiah Conway had a two-run triple.

Isaac Osgood, Oelfke and Mark Temke each had two hits in the second game for Austin, which trails Northfield by one game for first place in the District.

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USA looks in good shape for 7th straight Olympic women’s basketball gold

The U.S. has dominated the world in women’s basketball at the Olympics over the last quarter-century, winning every game by double digits since 2004.

Diana Taurasi and Sue Bird will try to become the first players ever to win five Olympic gold medals in basketball when the United States women’s team begins play at the Tokyo Games.

The pair has been an integral part of the U.S. run of six consecutive golds at the Olympics.

“As far as being named to a fifth Olympics, especially with Sue, you know, it’s just a great honor. It just makes you really appreciate all the people that have helped you,” Taurasi said. “You know, everyone, USA Basketball, that, you know, after being around for 20 years now, you know, it’s like a big family.”

Taurasi and Bird both played with Dawn Staley on the 2004 Olympic team. Staley helped start this unprecedented run with the 1996 squad and now is the first Black head coach of the women’s national team after being an assistant for the last two Olympics.

“Any time that you represent USA Basketball, you’ve got the biggest target on your on your back, on your chest,” Staley said. “And everybody seems to play their best basketball.”

It’s been 25 years of dominance for the Americans in the Olympics. They’ve won 49 consecutive games on the biggest international stage. No team has come within single digits of the U.S. since Russia lost in the semifinals of the 2004 Athens Games — the first Olympics that Taurasi and Bird played in — 66-62.

The Americans haven’t dropped an Olympic contest since 1992 when they were beaten in the semis by the Unified Team. Only host Japan has beaten the U.S. in an Olympics, topping the Americans in 1976, the inaugural appearance of women’s basketball.

If the women can capture another gold medal in Tokyo, they would match the U.S. men’s team that won seven consecutive golds from 1936-68.

While there are no guarantees, it would take a monumental upset for the team not to come home with gold.

The competition for the other two medals is wide open with Australia, Belgium, France, Canada, Serbia and Spain all having a shot at reaching the podium. Serbia just beat France to win the Eurobasket championship.

The Olympics switched to three pools of four teams for the Tokyo Games. South Korea, Serbia, Canada and Spain are in Group A. Joining the U.S. in Group B are France, Nigeria and Japan. Australia, Puerto Rico, China and Belgium are in Group C.

Games begin on July 26 with the bronze medal game on Aug. 7 and the gold medal contest the next day to close out the Olympics.

Some other things to watch for at the Olympics in women’s basketball:


Besides the U.S. team, many of the other countries are led by WNBA stars. Half of the Australian roster, led by Liz Cambage, is currently in the WNBA. The Opals are led by Phoenix Mercury coach Sandy Brondello. Some of the other WNBA players in the Olympics include Emma Meesseman (Belgium), Kia Nurse (Canada), Marine Johannès (France), Astou Ndour (Spain), The WNBA will be on an Olympic break from July 15-Aug. 11.


Nigeria will try and end a winless drought for African teams at the Olympics since the 2004 Athens Games. The African nation went 1-5 that year and no team from that continent has won a game since. There are hopes for that to potentially change: Nigeria went 3-4 at the World Champions in 2018, falling to the U.S. in the quarterfinals.


With the addition of 3×3 as a basketball discipline, teams are now only playing potentially six games at most in the tournament instead of eight. The last time the medalists played fewer than eight games was 1992. The 12 teams were put into three pools instead of two. The quarterfinalists will be the top two teams in each pool and two others based on a FIBA ranking system.

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Author: DOUG FEINBERG AP Basketball Writer
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‘She doesn’t want to act’ Linda Robson sets record straight over Pauline Quirke feud claim

“I’m sure Lesley would be well up for it,” Aidl commented.

Linda agreed, saying: “She would be. She looks amazing. Lesley is 73 now and she looks exactly the same as she did all of those years ago.”

Lesley Joseph starred as Dorien Green in Birds of a Feather alongside Linda who played Tracey Stubbs and Pauline as Sharon Theodopolopodos.

Linda’s comments come after it was recently reported that there will not be another series of Birds of a Feather.

Author: Michelle Marshall
This post originally appeared on Daily Express :: Celebrity News Feed

Our Yorkshire Farm's Amanda Owen slams 'selling out' backlash as she sets record straight

Amanda admitted the family had been reliant on tourists in previous years, which became an unreliable source of income due to several lockdowns.

She said: “I know a lot of people will think ‘Well, not a lot has changed with your life as a shepherd’ and while it may seem like in the countryside, the pandemic is so very far away but that’s actually not the case.

“In the first instance, we have diversified as a farm and we are very reliant on tourists.”

Amanda continued to the Mirror Online: “The first six months of the year is very hands-on with the sheep throughout the winter but, come the end of lambing season, we’re looking after people instead, shepherding tourists.

“Of course, that never happened last year – the people never came.”

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'Do not brush your teeth straight after eating' Doctor shares hidden health risk

“Applying too much pressure is dangerous though because it can slowly erode the tooth enamel which can’t repair itself,” she warned.

This action can also result in sensitivity and cause gums to shrink and erode, she added.

What does Dr Kinsella advise instead?

“Instead, I always advise people to hold their toothbrush at the very end and use a grip as if they’re holding a pen.”

As she explained, by holding the brush in this way you will ensure that you aren’t applying too much pressure to the brush and the teeth, therefore protecting them from damage.

This post originally appeared on Daily Express :: Life and Style Feed
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Austin FC comes up short to LA Galaxy, loses second straight match

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin FC had chances but the team just couldn’t capitalize in Saturday’s 2-0 loss to the LA Galaxy.

It’s the club’s second straight loss, and second straight match in which they failed to score a goal.

The LA Galaxy scored their first goal in the 35th minute, courtesy of Sebastian Lletget. The play resulted in an injury to Hector Jimenez when he tried to stop Lletget on the attack.

The Galaxy added another goal late in the second half, courtesy of Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez, in the 77th minute.

An area that was glaring for Wolff was the club’s lack of energy, he felt that they should’ve been sharper throughout the entire match, particularly, in the first half.

“We just weren’t moving in our typical manner, in and around the penalty box, getting behind the line,” Wolff said. “I think the energy level was off, our running was off, the dynamic wasn’t its normal self, and we’ll have to look into that.”

This is the fifth match of an eight match stretch in which Austin FC will be on the road, and it seems to be taking a toll on the team.

“It’s tough, it is that’s just the way it is, the games are going to keep coming and it’s not going to get any easier,” Matt Besler said. “I think for the most part, we can be happy and proud of where we’re at right now, we’ve managed to get six points through five games and we’ve just got to keep going, we’ve got to continue to get points when we can.”

Austin FC continues its eight-game road trip to start the season next Sunday, May 23 at Nashville SC. The match is scheduled to begin at 8pm.

CW Austin TV home for regional coverage of Austin FC

The CW Austin, KNVA, will be the television home for Austin FC soccer for both the 2021 and 2022 seasons. The channel will air a majority of Austin FC’s regional telecasts for the next two years.

Author: Jonathan Thomas
This post originally appeared on KXAN Austin

Severe Weather Expected in South for Third Straight Day

Forecasters expect severe weather, including flash flooding and the possibility of tornadoes, to continue threatening much of the southern United States on Tuesday, after two days of storms caused widespread damage and killed at least two people.

The National Weather Service’s Storm Prediction Center said there was an “enhanced risk” of severe thunderstorms for large stretches of the South, including southern Mississippi and west-central Alabama. There, damaging winds of up to 70 miles per hour and hail up to the size of golf balls were likely from late Tuesday morning into the early evening, with tornadoes possible, according to the forecast office in Jackson, Miss.

The area was placed under a flash flood watch, with as much as two to four inches of rain within three hours having the potential to flood roads and threaten structures.

Much of central Tennessee was under a severe thunderstorm watch Tuesday morning, with concerns of wind gusts up to 70 miles per hour and quarter-sized hail. “An isolated tornado or two cannot be ruled out,” meteorologists said.

In Georgia, forecasters warned “several rounds of strong to severe storms” could be possible into Tuesday night.

The threat of more severe weather comes after two days of the region being battered by storms, which included tornadoes touching down in Mississippi, Georgia, Kentucky, South Carolina and Texas.

One man died when power lines and a tree fell on his vehicle outside Atlanta, according to the authorities. And a woman in Bonaire, Ga., died when a tree fell onto her home, the Houston County Emergency Management Agency said.

Tens of thousands of people were without power Tuesday morning in Texas, Arkansas, Tennessee and Kentucky, according to PowerOutage.us, a website that tracks loss of service. Cities and towns across the South reported structural damage from tornadoes, high winds and punishing rains, with images and videos on social media showing uprooted trees and damaged buildings.

In Texas, local news outlets reported at least two tornadoes on Monday. Three people were injured, one seriously, when three 18-wheelers flipped and several other vehicles were involved in a crash on Interstate 35 near Dallas, according to WFAA, a Dallas news station.

April was a quiet month for severe weather in the United States, with half of the usual number of severe weather reports, the fewest tornado reports since 2000 and the fourth-fewest tornado watches on record, according to the National Weather Service.

Author: Daniel Victor
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‘Straight b****, you are’: McGregor teammate Danis calls out Bisping as ex-UFC champ brands him ‘little weasel attention wh*re’

UFC legend Michael Bisping has reignited a feud with Conor McGregor hanger-on Dillon Danis, branding the American a “little weasel attention wh*re” after he challenged the former middleweight champion to a street fight.

Bisping was on punditry duties for the UFC last night, where he called their Las Vegas fight card headlined by a clash between former light heavyweight challenger Dominick Reyes and Jiri Prochazka.

Responding to a fan’s critical reply on Twitter, Bisping asked: “Why don’t you cry about it?”

This caused Bellator brawler Danis to pop up out of nowhere and threaten ‘The Count’ once more.

You cried when I called you out. Straight b****, you are. Wait until I see you in person,” Danis piped up, soon wiping his tweet to the amusement of both Bisping and fans alike. 

“He deleted this pretty quick. Dillon don’t want no smoke with Bisping,” quipped one, with a screenshot of the outburst. “Glad you caught it,” laughed Bisping. “That’s funny.

“That little weasel attention wh*re is really threatening me in a street fight?

“I don’t fight in the streets, certainly against little boys. But I’m undefeated on the mean streets of Clitheroe,” Bisping finished, referencing the sleepy little Lancashire town he grew up in 34 miles from Manchester. 

This is not the first time that the pair have been involved in a heated back-and-forth on social media. 

After Danis said he could “literally on god beat Jake Paul and Ben Askren in a boxing match back to back on the same night” ahead of their meeting which the YouTuber won by first round KO, Bisping waded in to row with the New York native. 

“A YouTuber, a wrestler and a jujitsu guy talking big about boxing is an insult to the sweet science,” he stated.

Changing his profile picture to a photo of Bisping being choked by Georges St-Pierre in their 2017 middleweight championship clash, Danis told Bisping to “stay in the commentary booth where it’s safe”, warning: “Otherwise you will need more than sweet science to fix what I would do to your other eye in a boxing ring, you t***.”

Dissecting Danis’ 2-0 career, Bisping replied: “Big words for an unproven fighter. The two – yes, only two – fighters you’ve faced have records of 2-5 and 2-4.

“Please, for the love of god, shut the f*** up and stop embarrassing yourself. Also, you had your MMA debut in 2018. It’s 2021. Three years, two fights? Go shine Conor’s shoes, you loser.”
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The Brit wasn’t done there.

Sharing a video of Danis losing a jiu-jitsu clash a follower had alerted him to, he asked: This you getting tapped out after running away, Dillon Danis?

“Can’t even win in grappling matches. Now go get your f***ing shine box,” he scoffed, quoting 1990 mafia hit movie Goodfellas.”

After Danis had taken a dig at welterweight title challenger Jorge Masvidal, Bisping blasted: “Imagine being so insecure about your own fight career, which is actually non-existent, that you have to constantly take shots at fighters outside of the promotion you’re in so you get clout and stay relevant.”
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Ruth Langsford sets record straight on Eamonn Holmes' habit after Gogglebox fib

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During a later discussion, Eamonn revealed that he doesn’t know how he managed to slip the discs his back, revealing that he’s been told it’s apparently his fault.

“I think it’s the fault of the people who design chairs, who design cars,” he quipped.

“There’s so many things, you get beds that are practically on the floor or too high.

“You get to an age where you think, ‘Who designed this sofa?’ because I really do think people have a lot to answer for.

“These things are [meant to be] moulded to your body, most chairs and sofas are far too low, most cars are impossible to get into.”

Pound euro exchange rate 'notches second straight daily decline' – travel money latest

“However, I would advise against this. Market movements are often more marginal in reality than they appear.


“Once we are allowed to travel again, this will signify the end of the COVID bump and I anticipate this will mean the Pound has improved even more significantly.

“On top of this, when it comes to your consumer rights, using a travel card will always be a safer and cheaper option than using cash.”