‘Unbelievable,’ says Marcel Hirscher as he reflects on skiing dominance

(CNN)There’s just no stopping “Champion of Champions” Marcel Hirscher. View this post on Instagram In heavy snow on Sunday, Hirscher repeated the trick in the slalom, edging out Clément Noel and Kristoffersen as the Austrian took his 16th podium in Adelboden, a record for male skiers. “The feeling was really pretty good on the second run,” said Hirscher, who is chasing an unprecedented eighth World Cup overall title, after Saturday’s win. “It’s unbelievable, that’s for sure,” added Hirscher, as he reflected in on his impressively consistent form and dominance of men’s skiing. “It underlines for me personally, this seven years where I’ve been performing at this level, I think this is worth the most.” Hirscher was recently named “Champion of …

UCLA gymnast earns perfect 10 for routine, social media flips out

(CNN)Katelyn Ohashi did three backflips, landed into a split and got back up to end her floor routine as though it was easy. “A 10 isn’t enough for this floor routine by @katelyn_ohashi,” the tweet read. Ohashi, according to UCLA, is the reigning NCAA co-champion in floor exercises. She was also a 2018 NCAA team champion. Before UCLA, Ohashi was competing at the elite level of gymnastics until she injured her back and shoulder, according to The Players’ Tribune. She decided to compete on the college level because of her injuries. Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Royal Mint marks 50 years of the 50p

Sportsman and neurologist Bannister ran the first sub four-minute mile at the Iffley Road sports ground in Oxford on 6 May 1954. Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionArchive: Bannister reflects on his famous achievement The 50p marks the 50th anniversary of that feat, when he recorded a time of three minutes and 59.4 seconds in front of 1,500 spectators. He only held the world record for 46 days, when his time was beaten by Australian rival John Landy. The coin celebrating the 250th anniversary of the founding of Kew depicts the gardens’ Great Pagoda, which was completed in 1762 as a gift to Princess Augusta. With only 210,000 coins produced, it is the rarest 50p coin in …

‘I knew how to defend myself,’ says UFC star Polyana Viana after subduing wannabe thief

(CNN)Inundated with messages of support after taking on a wannabe thief, UFC fighter Polyana Viana has begun to reflect on an incident that has gone viral. Viana’s assailant had a fake gun but he hadn’t accounted for the Brazilian’s Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) training as she launched a devastating counterattack — aiming two punches and a kick at the man before subduing him with a choke hold from behind.

World’s most beautiful race courses: From beaches to frozen lakes

(CNN)If the thunder of hooves and the thrill of the racing doesn’t grab you, the sublime settings surely will. Meydan, Dubai Boasting the world’s first five-star trackside hotel, restaurants and a museum, Dubai’s Meydan Racecourse is a cathedral to 21st-century racing. The grandstand alone is more than a mile long and can host 60,000 spectators. What’s more, there is a rooftop infinity pool. Since it replaced the Nad Al Sheba racecourse in 2010, Meydan has been home to one of the richest horse races in the world — the Grade 1 Dubai World Cup. Recently the prize fund was boosted to $12 million and the 2019 winner will take home an eye-watering $7.2 million. READ: Dubai ruler finally wins Melbourne …

NASCAR lets go of 50 employees in round of layoffs

NASCAR TRUCK SERIES CHAMPION BRETT MOFFITT FINDS NEW TEAM FOR 2019 “A little less than 5 percent of our total workforce was laid off today across our entire company,” a NASCAR official told the publication. “We’re looking to take our remaining resources and focusing them on initiatives we already have in place that require dollars and that will help us grow.” The Daytona Beach, Fla.-based auto racing organization has offices in Charlotte, N.C., where it employs 300 workers, as well as Los Angeles and New York City, the Charlotte Observer reported. DALE EARNHARDT JR. ONCE GOT JEFF GORDON OUT OF A TICKET

SMSBot Review – How to get 90% open rates  for your marketing messages? 

SMSBot Review – How to get 90% open rates  for your marketing messages?    Name: SMSBot  Product Owner: Gaurab Borah and Satish Gaire  Website: Click Here  Price: $37 one-off for Lite / $97 per month for Elite      In a nutshell, what is SMSBot?  SMSBot is the world’s first SMS autoresponder… basically an Aweber for text messages! The truth is, more and more people are ignoring marketing emails. Also, email service providers, such as Gmail, filter out marketing messages and place them outside of the main inbox, which means people never even get the chance to read your messages. Compare that to SMS. People are practically glued to their phones. Because of this, SMS messages gets opened and read far …

2019 Cadillac XT4 Test Drive: A little, late SUV

Unfortunately, while Cadillac was busy doing that, its competitors were outflanking it by creating SUVs in every shape and size imaginable, just as the high-end market was shifting away from sedans and coupes. BMW and Mercedes-Benz now each offer seven. With only two in its arsenal, the XT5 and Escalade, Cadillac got dusted, despite the pair’s strong sales. So it’s out with the not-so-old and in with the new. As it begins clearing three of its four car models from dealer lots, Cadillac has started filling their spaces with the new XT4 compact SUV, becoming one of the last of the luxury marques to enter a segment it should’ve owned years ago. (Cadillac) The XT4 borrows its styling from the rest …

Aspen: ‘A gem in the mountains, a crystal city in the Rockies’

(CNN)Private jets, $40 million mansions, and streets lined with boutique clothes stores — welcome to Aspen, a ski resort tucked away in the Rocky mountains that’s long been a playground for celebrities. The numerous celebrities past and present who fell in love with the resort — including Denver — are remembered by a shrine tucked away on one of the ski slopes. READ: Dramatic footage of daring helicopter rescue in French Alps Visit CNN.com/sport for more news, features and videos Daring helicopter rescue of injured skier in France Today, crowds continue to flock to Aspen for major skiing events. It is thought that 70 private jets arrive at the airport each day during weeks that the town hosts the skiing …

Andy Murray to retire at Wimbledon, at the latest

Melbourne (CNN)There will, unfortunately, be no fairytale comeback for Andy Murray. READ: Federer, Serena on same court He left his press conference in tears, a day after the Telegraph reported Murray looked like a shadow of his old self when he was soundly beaten by his childhood pal and the current world No. 1, Novak Djokovic, in a practice session at Melbourne Park. Visit cnn.com/sport for more news and videos “I can play with limitations but having the limitations and the pain is not allowing me to enjoy competing or training,” Murray, down to 230th in the rankings, said. “Wimbledon is where I would like to stop playing but I am not certain I am able to do that. “Not …

Mo Salah soothes Liverpool nerves in Premier League title race

(CNN)January has tended to be a tricky month for Liverpool under manager Jurgen Klopp. It was Salah who won the penalty after he was fouled by Pascal Gross. “For Klopp’ system to work, Liverpool has pretty much got the fastest team in the league, lead by the insane speed of Mo Salah,” sports scientist Simon Brundish and Anfield Index contributor told CNN Sport on Friday as he analyzed the league leader’s title bid. Klopp described Liverpool’s performance as “very mature.” “In the second half, we won the ball back, nice little counterattack — Mo, Shaq [Xherdan Shaqiri] I think and then Mo again in the box, clear penalty,” Klopp told the Liverpool website. “We finished it off, which is good.” …

BBC presenter and Radio 1 star dies

Former presenter Gordon Burns, who worked with Oxberry on NWT after leaving The Krypton Factor, posted a tribute on Twitter. Skip Twitter post by @mrgordonburns Totally, utterly, completely devastated. Just can’t believe we have lost the lovely hugely talented Dianne Oxberry. @BBCNWT will never be the same again. She was an outstanding broadcaster, brilliant colleague for so many years and a very good friend. Heartbroken. — Gordon Burns (@mrgordonburns) January 11, 2019 After her time at Radio 1 in London, Sunderland-born Oxberry returned north to Greater Manchester in 1993 with her husband, cameraman Ian Hindle. The couple, who have two young children, met in Manchester while she was co-presenting the Saturday morning children’s television show, The 8:15 From Manchester. Your …

Why I say Andy Murray is GB’s best sportsman

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAndy Murray was in tears as he spoke to journalists ahead of the Australian Open It’s a big call but I’m making it: Sir Andy Murray is the greatest sportsman Britain has ever had. I’ll confess I am a huge tennis fan, so somewhat biased, but that doesn’t make me wrong. On the day he says he’s planning to retire, I’m going to make the case for why he’s the best British man in sport. Let’s take a look at some facts about Murray first of all: Three times a Grand Slam winner, including twice at Wimbledon where he ended a 77-year wait for a men’s champion Beating Novak Djokovic to win …

Roger Federer on future retirement: ‘It should be a happy, celebration day’

(CNN)When will Roger Federer retire? It is a question that tennis’ all-time great has been asked in recent years, especially after he suffered a freak knee injury in 2016 and moved into his mid and now late 30s. Follow @cnnsport Far from being weighed down by two decades on tour, the 20-time grand slam winner continues to love the game and traveling the world with wife Mirka and their two sets of twins. READ: Ailing Andy Murray to retire at Wimbledon if not before Federer hoping to claim his 100th career title ‘Wimbledon stands out’ When he does eventually call time on his career, though, Federer unsurprisingly said that Wimbledon might be the ideal place for a farewell tournament. After …

Poker player stays in isolation inside pitch-black bathroom after $100G bet: report

Alati and Young agreed on the following terms: Alati would be delivered food from a local restaurant at irregular intervals to prevent him from keeping track of time. There would be no television, radio or phone; he would be able to have a yoga mat and massage ball. Alati’s father would also monitor him via video feed and could pull his son out at any time. Psychologists told the Guardian that living in solitary confinement for a prolonged period of time would be “extremely taxing” on Alati’s mental health. But Alati wasn’t worried—he had been a practitioner of meditation and yoga, a skill he believed would help him remain calm throughout the experience. At the 10 day mark, Young began to …

Mikaela Shiffrin furthers claim as most dominant sportswoman

(CNN)She’s not quite unbeatable but she’s not far off. READ: How Special Forces training is speeding up US downhillers Shiffrin’s last win on December 29 in Semmering, Austria gave her a record of 15 victories in a calendar year. It was also her 36th slalom victory, taking her past Austrian great Marlies Schild as the most successful women’s slalom skier of all time. She can equal the record of eight consecutive slalom victories, held by Schneider and Croatia’s Janica Kostelic, in Tuesday’s night slalom in Flachau, Austria. “To be at this level and always pushing to be faster and stay at the top, for sure it is difficult to keep that form or to even get better,” she said. “Everybody …