On Tuesday, the New York State Assembly passed a bill that lifts a 20-year ban on professional mixed martial arts. Even though it’s not in the clear just yet – Gov. Andrew Cuomo must sign the bill into law – it’s a significant development for the sport. New York was the last remaining state to legalize MMA, and UFC has already discussed holding two events there before the end of the year.
If we’re lucky, that might even include Ronda Rousey’s highly anticipated return under the bright lights of Madison Square Garden.
However, while many are celebrating the ruling, not everyone in New York is happy about it – one of the most outspoken being Rosie O’Donnell’s brother, State Assembly member Daniel O’Donnell. During a floor debate on Tuesday, he was one of several who voiced concerns about the bill – though he went about it in a rather unique way, comparing MMA to gay porn without a climax. And as the first openly gay man to be elected to the New York State Assembly, he felt qualified to speak on the
When he’s not tripping opponents, Grayson Allen is shunning them after losses.
Allen, the latest in a long line of Duke players everyone outside of Durham hates, was understandably upset last night, after the Blue Devils were bounced from the NCAA Tournament by the Oregon Ducks in the Sweet 16. If it was his final game for Coach K, it was a pretty lousy one: Allen scored 15 points on 4-of-13 shooting, and Oregon handled the defending champs with relative ease.
And all of that probably played a role in him ignoring Oregon star Dillon Brooks at the end of the game.
While it’s far from the biggest scandal in sports – we probably wouldn’t even be talking about it if Allen didn’t have a history of being petty – the snub came seconds after Brooks had just gone into Stephen Curry mode by draining a deep 3-pointer when Oregon already had the game in the bag. That, coupled with some apparent trash talk during the game, was too much for Mike Krzyzewski, who supposedly gave Brooks a lecture on sportsmanship following
Maybe losing to Holly Holm wasn’t the worst thing to happen to Ronda Rousey after all.
You’d be forgiven if you thought otherwise. In the aftermath of UFC 193, Rousey all but disappeared, then resurfaced with an Ellen DeGeneres interview in which she revealed she felt worthless and even contemplated suicide. Her sister also said a part of Rousey “died” in the Octagon that night and admitted her soul was crushed. All the signs pointed to her being devastated, not upbeat about the direction her career was heading.
Now that she’s had several months to reflect on her shocking defeat, though, Rousey’s perspective has changed significantly. While at Reebok’s Luncheon for Inspirational Women earlier this week, she mentioned how everything happens for a reason and that she may look back on this being the best thing to happen to her several years down the road.
“When it comes to challenges, I honestly believe that things happen for a reason,” Rousey said. “At the time, yes, it’s hard on a personal [and] emotional level, and it’s hard to
Slot machines have always been immensely popular, and it is indeed one of the simplest games you could play: all you have to do is click on a button, wait for the reels to spin, and see if you are lucky enough to win. You can play it over and over again without getting tired, as the thrill is always there.
But if you would like to make the most of your slot playing time – especially when you are playing online – you should have a better understanding of how it all works.
What you should know about online slot games
In a traditional slot machine, there are three reels which spin, and, for you to win, once the reels stop spinning, the three symbols should be identical. But online slot games are a bit more complex. Usually, online slot games are composed of five reels. Also, in online slot games, the winning pattern does not always have to be in the middle – the winning pattern can be the top row, and it can also be the bottom. It can be even be in a zigzag or diagonal pattern. Additionally, the winning pattern location can change from one slot game to
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There is one skill that you need if you want to be unstoppable.
No it’s not the ability to dunk, or the ability to shoot the lights out, but actually it is the ability to dribble the basketball against tough defense.
You see, dunking the basketball is great, but you need the ball handling ability to get to the basket in order to dunk.
Shooting the lights out is great, but there will be times when the defense is so good that you won’t be able to catch and shoot, instead, you will need the ball handling ability to create your own shot.
So, the question is, what ball handling drills should you be doing to develop unstoppable ball handling ability?
Well, there are hundreds of drills that you can do to improve your ball handling, but I’m going to give you three stationary drills that you can start doing now, and if you master them, you will have some crazy handles.
The first drill is a simple, but beneficial drill called, the Hundred Dribble Drill. You start out with your left hand behind your back, and then you dribble the