57 years since the assassination of President John F. Kennedy

first_imgKennedy was shot on November 22, 1963 in Dallas, Texas as his motorcade drove through the city. His presidency included a number of foreign affairs accomplishments, as well as tensions. JFK was the president during the Cold War. Kennedy was laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetary just three days later. JFK was the 35th President of the United States and one of the youngest. JFK’s legacy includes the creation of the Peace Corps, sending the Civil Rights Act bill to Congress, and the famed lines in his 1961 inauguration speech, “Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country.” Kennedy was struck twice in the neck and head. Lee Harvey Oswald was arrested for the assassination, but he was shot and killed before going to trial. (WBNG) — Sunday marks the 57 year anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. last_img read more

Jim Boeheim discusses Carmelo Anthony’s legacy at post-Olympics press conference

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on August 23, 2016 at 3:48 pm Contact Matt: [email protected] | @matt_schneidman “You look back on your total basketball experience … he had a great high school team, he won the NCAA championship and he won three gold medals in the Olympics. So that’s a pretty good resume.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAnthony turned Denver into a contender even though the Nuggets couldn’t sniff the Lakers and Spurs of the early 2000s. In his five full seasons in New York, the Knicks haven’t advanced past the Eastern Conference semifinals and have struggled in losing seasons each of the past three years.After Sunday’s gold medal game, Anthony got emotional discussing the win over Serbia, even though he’s been in the same spot twice before.“I think it meant a lot to him because he’s had a couple bad years obviously in New York,” Boeheim said. “The reason I wanted him to go was to have a good basketball experience for himself and be the leader of this team.”This year, Team USA didn’t have LeBron James, Steph Curry, Chris Paul or Dwyane Wade. Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson, Kyrie Irving and DeAndre Jordan were the main players alongside Anthony instead.And even through there were some bumps in the road in the form of single-digit wins, the seasoned vet added to a resume that some view as incomplete, but one Boeheim considers just fine.“When we were struggling there, he was a really good voice in the locker room, keep everybody together,” Boeheim said. “Carmelo was the unquestioned leader in this team.” Commentscenter_img Carmelo Anthony is unlikely to win an NBA title with the New York Knicks. Jim Boeheim acknowledged that much. And in today’s culture of defining legacies, a championship seems to be the required element to validate a player’s career.Anthony has won three Olympic gold medals, though, which is more than any player in Team USA history. He also led SU to its only national championship in 2003. When asked about how Anthony will be remembered when all is said and done, Boeheim chose to look at his entire basketball resume and the effect he’s had on his NBA teams rather than what will likely be a professional career without a title.“He’s never been on a team that even had a remote chance of winning an NBA title,” Boeheim said Tuesday afternoon in the Melo Center. “As a player all you can do is try and make your team better and every team he’s been on, he’s made a lot better.last_img read more

1xBet named as international presenting partner for Serie A

first_img Marek Suchar: “As esports betting grows, we will no longer speak about it as one sport” June 18, 2020 Share 1xBet has been named International Presenting Partner of Italy’s Serie A from 2018 to 2021, covering Europe, Africa, the Middle East, North Africa and the Americas.The announcement follows Interregional Sports Group’s (ISG) renewal of the International Presenting Sponsor (IPS) rights for Italy’s top football league – a category that ISG introduced to the market for the first time in the 2015/16 season.“We are delighted to have 1xBet as a partner,” said ISG joint Chairman Simon Burgess. “We are confident that Serie A will enable 1xBet to boost its brand courtesy of a direct link with its target audience.”As part of the agreement, 1xBet will be featured in all match graphics, idents and virtual goal mat advertising across every live Serie A game, on all platforms that are broadcast in the regions covered in the terms of the deal.In addition, 1xBet will have extensive use of on and off-line assets, and will launch activation programmes alongside the league in each of its territories.A spokesman for 1xBet said: “We are proud to have signed a partnership agreement for the next three seasons, and we hope that we will make a tangible contribution to the development of Italian football as well as giving the fans the best betting experience.”The announcement comes just a few days after ISG went to market with the first stage of its ground-breaking betting partner package for Formula 1, which was formally unveiled at this year’s Betting on Sports conference. LiveScore adds new leagues to streaming offering August 12, 2020 Related Articles StumbleUpon Submit Share SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020last_img read more

Jozy Altidore signs 3-year extension with Toronto FC

first_imgThe Beast is here to stay 💪🏿@JozyAltidore signs new deal with #TFCLive through 2022Full details ➡️ https://t.co/LjtTKci8tg pic.twitter.com/UQjmWxIZAV— Toronto FC (@torontofc) February 28, 2019The 29-year-old U.S. national team star joined Toronto from Sunderland in January 2015, returning to MLS after nearly seven years abroad. He has starred as a Designated Player for Toronto, contributing 60 goals and 20 assists in 114 appearances across all competitions and leading the side to an MLS Cup win in 2017. “This is my family, this club and this city,” Altidore said in a release. “The fans, from the first day, they accepted me, they gave me the right to show what I’m all about, and they took me in. We’ve built something great together, and I’m really eager to see what’s to come.” Related News Altidore also has 41 goals in 110 caps for his country, making the 2010 and 2014 U.S. World Cup squads.  Toronto FC has its star striker in the fold for at least three more years. Jozy Altidore has signed a new contract that runs through the 2022 season, the club announced Thursday.  Nani joins Orlando City But he clearly has found a home in Toronto, and the club is thrilled to have him sign on for a longer run. “Jozy expressed his desire to be here and the feeling was mutual. Our fans here love him and I hope he’ll wear a TFC jersey for the rest of his career,” Toronto FC president Bill Manning said in a release. “Since coming to Toronto, Jozy has helped TFC win multiple championships, scoring so many clutch goals, including the biggest goal in our club’s history. We look forward to more great moments.”Toronto opens the 2019 MLS season Saturday at Philadelphia.last_img read more

Penguins storm past the exhausted Ducks

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityPetr Sykora scored twice and had an assist in his Pittsburgh home debut and the Penguins twice scored goals only seconds apart in a 5-4 victory over road-weary Stanley Cup champion Ducks on Saturday night. In an unusual twist created by the Ducks’ long trip to London to split two games with the Kings last weekend, the Penguins’ first home game was the Ducks’ fifth – and third in four nights – all of them home openers for the opposing team. The Ducks lost in a shootout Wednesday at Detroit before looking visibly fatigued in a 4-0 loss Friday at Columbus. Asked what the Ducks would do on the long flight home, defenseman Chris Pronger said, “Sleep. We’re too tired to get angry.” The Ducks played much better against Pittsburgh but, with a 1-3-1 record, are off to a bad start a year after they began 12-0-4 and 20-2-6 before eventually winning the Stanley Cup. They finally play their home opener Wednesday against Boston. They’re playing short-handed, too, without injured goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere and defenseman Mathieu Schneider and without two stars from the Cup team, defenseman Scott Niedermayer and forward Teemu Selanne. Each is weighing retirement. Jonas Hiller, who started, is the Ducks’ No. 3 goalie, behind Giguere and Ilja Bryzgalov. “We’ll be better when we get our group together,” Coach Randy Carlyle said. Sykora, a longtime Penguins antagonist while with New Jersey, put Pittsburgh up, 4-3, by putting in a rebound of Georges Laraque’s shot in front at 13:32 of the third. After the ensuing faceoff, Sidney Crosby – getting his first point in two games – beat defenseman Chris Pronger to the puck and found Ryan Malone in the slot for Pittsburgh’s second goal in 19 seconds. “I couldn’t ask for a better start at home,” said Sykora, who signed with the youthful Penguins to give them an experienced, Cup-winning scoring threat. “Georges made a great play, he crashed the net and really opened it up for me.” The Penguins, the NHL’s third highest-scoring team last season, scored only 20 seconds apart in the second period as Colby Armstrong and Evgeni Malkin each beat Hiller to make it 3-2. Malkin had a goal and an assist and Gary Roberts had two assists. “Everyone was motivated to play these guys,” Crosby said as the Penguins followed up a season-opening, 4-1 loss at Carolina on Friday. “They’re the champions, and we were all up for this game, playing Anaheim and it’s the home opener.” The Ducks, obviously not wanting to go home after such a long trip with so little to show for it, controlled much of the play early and took a 2-1 lead about 1 minutes into the second period on Ryan Getzlaf’s shot from the slot.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NHL: Sykora scores twice to lead Pittsburgh to win. By Alan Robinson THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PITTSBURGH – With so many scorers, the Pittsburgh Penguins are capable of putting up a lot of goals in a short time. The dead-tired Ducks found that out – twice – as they ended a two-continent, two-week road trip. last_img read more