Thursday, March 2, 2017

Tibet Women's Soccer Team US visas Denied


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A women's soccer team in Tibet said that they have been denied from getting United States visas to join a tournament in Texas. They said that the US officials told them that they had "no good reason" to visit the US.

Most of the players are Tibetan refugees living in India, and had applied at the US embassy in Delhi. The United States has temporarily barred people from seven countries. But Tibetans and Indians are not on the list.

Cassie Childers, the executive director of Tibet Women's Soccer and a US citizen, said  that went with the group of 16 players for their interviews at the embassy on February 24.

"I am disappointed because we had planned the trip for months. It was a big moment in every player's life when they were told about the trip. It was their opportunity to tell the world that Tibetan women are capable of achieving anything," she said.

Ms Childers added that she was "ashamed" that her country refused to grant visas to a women's football team.

However, she said she did not think the denial had anything to do with the Trump administration.

"I had feared an outcome like this because Tibetans usually struggle to get US visas as officials fear that they might request asylum," she said.

She added that her team "was in good spirits despite this setback".

"The players are very positive. I was very dejected but they motivated me. I hope some other place will invite us where Tibetans are welcomed. Otherwise, we will just get together in an Indian city and practice anyway."

Most of the women in the team carry Indian Identity Certificates, which are documents issued by the Indian government to Tibetan refugees and function as passports.

Two members of the group held Indian passports.

A US official told the AP news agency that they did not comment on individual cases, but that the US position on Tibet had not changed, which is that Tibet is still recognized as part of China.

They were planning to take part in the Dallas Cup, a yearly tournament for youth teams from around the world.


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Joel Embiid Heading Towards Greg Oden's Path

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Joel Embiid, Greg Oden, fragile big, torn meniscus, broken bone


Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid’s season is over due to left knee problems, that includes a torn meniscus. Embiid had not yet even played since January 27, and the 76ers announced recently that he would likely return later this week. Unfortunately, an MRI performed on Monday showed the meniscus problem was worse than the original diagnosis suggested, and after reviewing that information the 76ers decided to end his season.

This leaves the question is Joel Embiid the new Greg Oden? Is he a fragile big? Embiid total games in the 2016-2017 season is just 31 and he did not even played at all in his first two seasons. He only played 31 games out of 246 games in the three years of his career. If you compared that to Greg Oden, Oden was able to play 82 games in that time frame. In that case, Oden was healthier than Embiid considering that time frame. After his second season, Oden missed three seasons in a row and barely played again.

However, their injuries are completely different since Oden had three microfracture procedures on his knees and a fractured left patella that has ended his career in Portland. While Joel Embiid injuries includes a broken foot, followed with a less serious a knee injury.

This is just bad luck for the Sixers who are still dealing with Ben Simmons’ injury.







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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Tom Brady Greatest Quarterback Of All Time (GQOAT)


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Tom Brady after winning the Super Bowl 51 last Sunday in a come-from-behind thriller is the Greatest Quarterback Of All Time (GQOAT) no doubt about it. The Patriots climbed from a 25-point deficit en route to a stunning 34-28 overtime victory over the Atlanta Falcons.
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He has now five (5) Super Bowl rings, Tom Brady has also been named Super Bowl MVP four (4) times, for Super Bowl XXVI, Super Bowl XXXVIII, Super Bowl XLIX and Super Bowl LI. He has also been chosen for the NFL Pro Bowl ten times, two of those times as first team all-pro.

It was the biggest come-from-behind Super Bowl victory, the first Super Bowl overtime and a record fifth Super Bowl win for Brady and Patriots head coach Bill Belichick.

Can you name other quarterback who has five Super Bowl rings? He now tops four-time winners Joe Montana and Terry Bradshaw. Even though Brady ranks behind others based on other measurements. He's not far off.

Peyton Manning holds the two major statistical records (yards and touchdowns), Brady only trails Brett Favre and Drew Brees in both categories. Brady trails Manning by over 10,000 passing yards.

Passing Yards

Manning 71,940
Favre 71,838
Brees 66,111
Brady 61,582

When it comes to passer rating, he's on top.

Passer Rating

Brady 97.2
Manning 96.5
Montana 92.3
Marino 86.4
Favre 86.0
Bradshaw 70.9

Also in his 15 seasons as a starter his team never finished at or below .500. He was able to make 14 trips to the postseason, and has a playoff record of 24-9. His 33 playoff starts are more than any player ever.

Tom Brady is the KING OF ALL QBs!!!


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Monday, January 9, 2017

Stunned: Clemson scores TD with one second left to beat Alabama and win national title

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TAMPA, Florida — Clemson shocked Alabama with one second left in regulation. Quarterback Deshaun Watson was able to hit wide receiver Hunter Renfrow on a two-yard touchdown pass with one second remaining to give the Clemson Tigers a 35-31 win in the College Football Playoff National Championship Game at the Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida.

Star quarterback Deshaun Watson led Clemson throwing 420 yards despite facing a defense heralded as one of the best ever. With two minutes left and they were trailing by 3 points, Watson got the ball at his own 32 and started a drive. Nine plays and 68 yards later, with 1 second on the clock, Hunter Renfrow caught a 2-yard touchdown to win the game.

The touchdown on the 9-play 68-yard drive came just after Alabama capped a crazy 68-yard drive of its own to take a 31-28 lead with 2:07 to play.

Clemson’s win avenges a 45-40 defeat to the Tide a year ago in the national title game. And it gives credence to Clemson coach Dabo Swinney’s comparison that the two college football heavyweights were like famous boxers Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali.

Friday, December 30, 2016

Happy New Year 2017

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I wish you a Happy New Year may you have many blessings, peace, and love in the year to come.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Merry Christmas 2016


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You can hear the bells ringing everywhere, and Santa’s on his way, there’s peace and love blanketing the snow-covered land, on this special Christmas day!

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Russell Westbrook OKC's Routed by Portland Trail Blazers 114-95

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Russell Westbrook


Damian Lillard scored 17 points (7-for-13) and made 9 assists for the Portland Trail Blazers before sitting out the 4th quarter to hand the Oklahoma City Thunder a 114-95 trouncing Tuesday night at the Moda Center. The Trail Blazers also snapped a four-game losing streak.

Russell Westbrook didn't hit his league-leading average of 31.1 points a game, he can only managed to score 20 points for the Thunder, who have lost two of their last three after a six-game winning streak.

Mason Plumlee had a good night scoring 18 points for the Trail Blazers, who led by 26 points in Portland's first game back after a 1-4 road trip. Portland was coming off a 121-120 loss at hands of the Los Angeles Clippers last Monday night extending the season's longest losing streak.

Victor Oladipo didn't suit up for the Thunder because of a right wrist sprain, forcing Oklahoma City's first starting lineup change of the season. The Blazers didn't have Al-Farouq Aminu, who has a sore back, instead starting Noah Vonleh.

The Portland Trail Blazers dominated the OKC Thunders from start to finish. They led by as much 17 points in the 1st half while shooting 63% from the floor and holding the Thunder to just 34% shooting in the 1st two quarters.

It was Star Wars Night at the Moda Center and they also promotes the release of Lillard's new signature shoe, the Dame 3. Lillard wore an all-red version of the Adidas shoe, which will be released Wednesday.