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September 4, 2023

Serbian player loses a kidney after getting elbowed at FIBA World Cup

The Serbian Basketball Federation announced Monday that forward Borisa Simanic has lost one of his kidneys as the result of an injury sustained during a World Cup game against South Sudan.

They did it.

You knew they could do it. The Canadian men’s national team has been the best team in the Americas (non-USA division) for a decade now. It’s just facts.

The Canadians blew away the field at the Tournament of the Americans in 2015 before tripping over Venezuela with an Olympic berth on the line. They pushed a very talented French team to the limit at the Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Manila the following summer. Their cumulative record in World Cup qualifying windows dating back to 2018 is 21-3. In Victoria they lost to a Thomas Satoransky buzzer-beating, leaning, bank shot with an opportunity to go to the 2020 Olympics.

But the bittersweet truths of sports is that until you get the job done in the moment, when required, everything else doesn’t matter.

It

September 4, 2023

Is the frustration towards Guerrero Jr.’s lack of hustle out the batter’s box merited?

Julia Kreuz and Ben Shulman discuss an incident with Vladimir Guerrero Jr. that highlights his lack of hustle running out of the batter’s box and if fans have a good reason for showing their frustrations with Guerrero Jr. at this point in the season.

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Serbian Basketball Federation announced Monday that forward Borisa Simanic has lost one of his kidneys as the result of an injury sustained during a World Cup game against South Sudan.

Simanic has been operated on twice in Manila, the team said. Additional complications presented themselves after the first surgery, team doctor Dragan Radovanovic said, requiring the second procedure on Sunday where the kidney was removed.

Serbia plays Lithuania in a World Cup quarterfinal on Tuesday.

“It was really tough for us when we heard what happened,” Serbian forward Nikola Milutinov told reporters after the team practiced Monday. “First, we didn’t believe it was such a bad thing. It&#82

September 4, 2023

Supporting cast comes through as Blue Jays weather storm to win series vs. Rockies

As rain fell amidst another Justin Lawrence meltdown, the Blue Jays put the finishing touches on a 7-5 win thanks in large part to the supporting cast. Horwitz hit his first MLB home run while adding two singles; Mason McCoy scored the go-ahead run on a Whit Merrifield RBI single; Clement drove in an insurance run with his third hit of the game.

DENVER – When Kevin Gausman jogged to the mound for his Sunday afternoon start, his focus was on limiting damage by the Colorado Rockies, not the few dozen friends and family in attendance at Coors Field or the teammates playing behind him.

But if he’d looked around while he warmed up for a critical game in his home state of Colorado, this is the infield he would have seen:

C: Tyler Heineman
1B: Spencer Horwitz 
2B: Davis Schneider
SS: Ernie Clement
3B: Cavan Biggio

His defensive skills reached new heights as he started to overwhelm an erratic Djere; Djokovic broke in the first game of the third and fourth sets, gaining the upper hand and applying key scoreboard pressure before eventually completing a 4-6, 4-6, 6-1, 6-1, 6-3 comeback victory.

Djokovic’s resilience in the best-of-five format continues to separate him from the field.

He’s now had comebacks from down two sets eight times in his career, and four times over the last three seasons.

His next match would prove to be much more straightforward as he defeated Croatian Borna Gojo 6-2, 7-5, 6-4.

Djokovic is into a 57th career major quarterfinal.

Much like Carlos Alcaraz produced at Wimbledon earlier this summer, it will take a truly monumental effort to defeat him in New York.

Speaking of Carlitos…

The defending champion has been firmly in control and dictating play through his first week of play.

Alcaraz has been the hottest tick

September 4, 2023

FIBA World Cup Rankings: How does Canada stack up in the quarterfinals field?

Team Canada had two aims entering the summer of 2023: Punch a ticket to the Olympics, and win gold at the World Cup. There may never be a better window to accomplish that second goal and become champions of the world. Here’s where Canada ranks in the final field of eight.

Half the goal is complete.

Amid a well-deserved celebration that Canada had qualified for the 2024 Paris Olympics on Sunday, that was the sentiment of Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. This group, he said, had two aims when they got together for camp at the end of July: Punch a ticket to the Olympics, and win gold at the World Cup.

It took a pair of dramatic comebacks against Spain, but the first part is accomplished. For the first time since 2000, the Canadian men are Olympics-bound.

There may never be a better window for Canada to accomplish that second goal and become champions of the world.

As Olympic-focused as North American sport can be, the World Cup is a bigger, deeper, more difficult tournament, one that’s weighted more heavily in world rankings, and one that truly helps Canada measure itself against the rest of the basketball world. Canada made the quarterfinals a few times in the past, but not since 1994, and they have never made the semifinals, let alone the podium, at this event.

History was made Sunday. History is right there once again.

Let’s see how Canada stacks up.

RANKING THE QUARTERFINALS TEAMS


 

An excellent story by Emily Giambalvo in the Washington Post, written while Leake was starring at the University of Maryland in 2019, offered a glimpse into his history.

Leake had irregular visits with his biological father Thomas Kelly Jr. before he was killed in a shooting when Javon was in fifth grade in New York. Javon and his mom, Natasha, didn’t find out until two years later.

The man Javon calls dad, Joel Simpson, was in prison for four years from 2016-20 after being convicted of assault and criminal possession of a weapon. Simpson met Natasha when Javon was one and formed a close relationship with him before the adults split up when Javon was in middle school.

Before high school, Natasha and Javon moved to North Carolina with the mother thinking it would be a better place for her son to grow up.

The adversity didn’t st

September 4, 2023

Series Preview: Can short-handed Blue Jays get job done vs. lowly A’s?

The Toronto Blue Jays are 5-4 so far in their current 15-game stretch against teams with losing records. A sweep against the Oakland A’s this week sure would help. Watch the series opener Monday at 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT on Sportsnet or Sportsnet NOW.

The Toronto Blue Jays are 5-4 so far in their current 15-game stretch against teams with losing records.

Decent? Sure. Ideal? No.

The Blue Jays sure could use a sweep this week against the fairly terrible Oakland A’s.

It won’t necessarily be easy, though. After going much of the year without significant injuries, the Blue Jays had four regulars out for Sunday’s game in Colorado.

Here’s a look at the Blue Jays-A’s series.

Probable Pitchers

Monday, 4:07 p.m. ET / 1:07 p.m. PT: Toronto RHP Jose Berrios (9-10, 3.70 ERA) vs. Oakland LHP Ken Waldichuk (2-7, 5.92 ERA)

Tuesday, 9:40 p.m. ET / 6:40 p.m. PT: Toronto RHP Chris Bassitt (13-7, 3.81 ERA) vs. Oakland TBA:

Wednesday. 3:37 p.m. ET / 12:37 p.m. PT: Toronto LHP Hy

August 6, 2023

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August 6, 2023

Is it time to panic about the future of higher ed?

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August 6, 2023

What I’ve Learned from a Million Public Story Views on SnapChat

Last year, I wrote about my experience of getting to 500,000 public story views on Snapchat. While fully acknowledging that I am not Snap’s target demographic, it’s been interesting to watch the rise, dip and potential rise again of this company. This is a critical time for the social media platform, as new networks like … What I’ve Learned from a Million Public Story Views on SnapChat Read More » The post What I’ve Learned from a Million Public Story Views on SnapChat appeared first on HighEdWebTech. Yeah, that’s a slightly clickbait-y title, but these are scary times. Schools are cutting programs, scaling way back and in some extreme instances, closing altogether. It’s hard to go a full week without seeing an article in the news about the impending death of higher education. Is higher ed dying? No, I don’t think so. Is it sick? Yes, I believe so. I recently read this news story about big companies like Google, Apple and Netflix no longer requiring college degrees for its employees. This quote jumped out at me: Apple CEO Tim Cook recently said that about half of Apple’s US employment last year included people who did not have four-year degrees. Cook reasoned that many colleges do not teach the skills business leaders need most in their workforce, such as coding. That’s worrying, but not surprising. It’s challenging to quickly pivot at enterprises as large as a university. Apple can decide tomorrow to stop making X and instead make Y. That’s a much harder thing to do for us. I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately as we go through the college search process with our oldest child. I’ve been focusing like never before on outcomes and cost, and what kind of experience my son will have. I wonder what the experience will be like 5 years after that for my younger son. Expect a large number of posts in the coming months about my experiences of this search process. I know how the sausage is made, so I’ve been both surprised and downright shocked at what some schools are doing to reach potential students. That’s a (series of) post(s) for another day. I watched this video last week, and while I disagree with some of what Patrick Bet-David is saying in it, some of makes a lot of sense, especially the parts about speed, memory and technology changing so fast that some programs are out of date before they even start. Have a watch and let me know what, if anything, jumps out at you and what parts you think are applicable. The post Is it time to panic about the future of higher ed? appeared first on HighEdWebTech.
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