Need inspiration? Watch the new Biopic on ONE founder Chatri Sityodtong

first_imgA recently released short biographical movie tells the story of one of the most inspirational figures in martial arts, Chatri Sityodtong, who is also the founder of ONE Championship.The movie tells Sityodtong’s life story, from overcoming extreme poverty during the Asian financial crisis in Thailand to amassing a fortune on Wall Street and eventually creating ONE Championship.Sityodtong details early moments of his life, how he discovered martial arts and mentally powered himself through the roughest training he had ever experienced, surviving on a day-to-day basis while studying at Harvard University, and how he ultimately built a global sports media property in Asia. With input from Sityodtong’s mother Michiyo Komatsu, his best college friend and colleague Saurabh Mittal and many martial artists whose lives Sityodtong changed along the way, the short film gives viewers a unique and interesting vantage point into Sityodtong’s life.Ultimately, it tells the story of how Sityodtong turned suffering and failure, the lessons he learned while training in the ancient art of Muay Thai, into a catalyst to unleash his greatness and inspire others to do the same. It’s a tale of self-discovery, and how Sityodtong unlocked his capabilities by forging his willpower through adversity.Watch the movie at this link: :last_img read more

Slaven Bilic demands better as West Ham prepare to host Baggies

first_imgWest Ham manager Slaven Bilic wants his team to bounce back immediately after their disappointing derby loss to Tottenham last weekend. “But, we are only good if we are totally focused, moving and thinking as a unit. We can’t continue to make individual mistakes that are leading directly to goals. “Firstly, we must stop those errors but also we have to react quicker as a team when they are made.” He added: “Going forward, coaches often talk about transitions and even for Barcelona they are the most important part of the game because if you do it quickly, your best players have the space to play. “We were second best in that aspect against Spurs. If we improve our transitions and tighten up defensively, we can get the positive result we want.” Mark Noble received his fifth yellow card in last weekend’s clash with Spurs and is suspended this weekend but Bilic has said either Pedro Obiang or Alex Song will start in his place. Both have struggled with injury this season but are back in training with Song making his first appearance as a substitute against Tottenham. The Hammers went down 4-1 in last Sunday’s clash to make it three matches in a row without a win for Bilic’s side and the Croatian the defeat had affected everyone at the club. “The feeling was the same. The players were like myself, like the whole staff, the whole team, the whole club – everybody,” he said. “We were hugely disappointed straight after the game and we were angry at the way we played. The way we represented West Ham, it was very clear. “In some games you are happy, you are satisfied at the way you played and you can blame other things. “In that game, it was only us who were to blame. “It’s not good to lose the game but we knew straight after the game that they played a really good game. Spurs had a good shape, good form, so credit to them. But we helped them a lot in the way we played. “It is simply not acceptable and we will do everything we can to bounce back on Sunday.” West Ham, who are currently sixth in the Barclays Premier League, face struggling West Brom on Sunday. The Hammers have gone eight league games without a clean sheet and have won only two of their last seven in the top flight. Bilic wrote in his Evening Standard column: “For us, we need to get back to winning ways. We are a really good team and have showed that on a lot of occasions this season. Press Associationlast_img read more

Ikoyi Club Golf Section Plans for a Grand Nigeria Cup

first_imgAccording to the activities, the event will kick off on September 22 with the children’s competition, then from Monday, September 24, various categories of players would be displaying their golfing prowess and trying to win what is one of the major titles in the golfing calendar.On Tuesday, it would be the turn of the ladies, while the professional players would have the course to themselves on Thursday. And on Friday, veterans, sponsors and their guests would take their turn.The main event would, however, take place on Saturday when the winner of the Nigeria Cup will emerge.One of the highlights of the event is the five million naira on offer for anyone who plays a hole in one, courtesy of one of the sponsors- Plascon.The year’s theme, ‘Who the Cap Fits’ is aimed at celebrating Nigeria’s culture and national heritage.Johnson, while commending members of the club and corporate organisations for their support so far, pleaded for more.Some of the premium sponsors of the event include ND Western, Eroton and NDPR.Other sponsors include 7UP, ECO Bank, Shell, Amni Oil, PWC, Cappa & Dalberto and Notore.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Activities towards the successful hosting of the 2018 Nigeria Cup billed for the golf section of the Ikoyi Club 1938 on September 22 has commenced, with the organising committee outlining its plans during a press briefing at the club on Friday.Speaking during the press conference, vice-captain of the golf section and chairman 2018 Nigeria Cup organising committee, Mr. Babatunde Johnson, said over 500 golfers from various golf clubs across Lagos would be participating in this year’s edition.The Nigeria Cup, which is in its 21st edition started in 1997, will be beginning week-long activities to commemorate Nigeria’s Independence anniversary.last_img read more

Alexis Peterson overcomes early foul trouble to score 15 points in win

first_img Published on December 9, 2015 at 10:43 pm Contact Michael: [email protected] Alexis Peterson flew up the court on a breakaway and found her way to the basket, drawing contact against Coppin State’s Keena Samuels before rising and dropping in a layup. Peterson thought she had earned herself an opportunity for a traditional three-point play. Instead, the nearby referee whistled for a charge.Syracuse head coach Quentin Hillsman, who expressed frustration with the officials throughout the night, turned away from the play and paced quickly toward the end of SU’s bench. He didn’t stop until nearly walking off the court.When Hillsman turned around, Peterson was standing at halfcourt, staring at him and holding up three fingers, one for each foul she had. With 3:09 remaining in the first half, Hillsman was forced to remove Peterson from the game.“I didn’t want her to get that fourth foul in case the game got tight down the stretch,” Hillsman said.After a red-hot start to Wednesday night’s game, Peterson cooled off once she found herself in foul trouble. She played only 25 minutes, nine fewer than her season average, during Syracuse’s (6-2) 88-56 win over Coppin State (2-6) in the Carrier Dome.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textPeterson scored five points in the game’s first four minutes, first connecting on a runner in the lane and then draining a 3 from the left corner to put the Orange ahead 8-6. By the 7:15 mark of the second quarter, she had registered 10 points on 4-of-4 shooting.“That’s a great floor game,” Hillsman said. “I thought she played tremendous.”But Peterson committed her first foul with just over seven minutes to play in the first half. Two minutes later, she bumped Samuels as she attempted a 3 from the left wing.When a referee called Peterson for that foul, Hillsman shook his head before subbing Peterson out. She re-entered the game 13 seconds before picking up the third foul and leaving again.In the game’s 27 minutes that followed Peterson’s initial foul, she scored just five more points, finishing 6-of-8 from the field with 15 points to go along with five assists.At one point on defense in the fourth quarter, she made a move to try intercepting a pass before choosing to back off and avoid contact. She then raised her arms in the air to signal that she didn’t commit a foul.“(The foul trouble) did kind of bring me back a little bit,” Peterson said.To avoid Peterson falling deeper into foul trouble, Hillsman subbed her out of the game five different times in the latter three quarters. He “probably” could have used her more, he said, but credited strong bench play — Syracuse had 50 points — for making it easier to rotate the guards.Peterson said coming in and out of the game affected her rhythm, but added that she did what she could to “stay mentally ready” and not think too much about her fouls.Said Peterson: “You can’t take them home, so you’ve got to do what you’ve got to do.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

BetConstruct launches peer-to-peer betting product from Wiseodds

first_img BetConstruct has strengthened its portfolio of partnerships after confirming a new deal with sports betting supplier Wiseodds.The agreement makes BetConstruct the first partner to integrate the Wiseodds peer-to-peer betting product onto its platform.Aris Gabrielyan, Head of Regional Business Development at BetConstruct, said. “Wiseodds has launched a game-changing and risk-free product that combines elements of sports betting and poker, and taps into the growing popularity of social gaming.“We have a great appetite to partner with innovative companies that have similar mindsets to ourselves, so are delighted to be joining forces with Wiseodds.”As part of the Wiseodds’ solution, punters will ‘take a seat’ at one of the available tables in an online lobby by placing a bet on the outcome of sporting events.When every match featured in the selected room comes to an end, all cards are revealed and the player with the highest winning odds coupon claims all the money on the table. Losing players are then removed from the table, allowing new users to join.Players will have the opportunity to bet on a number of sporting markets, including ‘major football and basketball matches’.As part of the deal, the service will include markets on all major football and basketball matches with four separate table choices – Over Tables, Under Tables, Bet Poker Tables and Bet Poker System.Lilit Nikoghosyan, Head of Operations at Wiseodds, said: “We’re thrilled to have signed our first partnership agreement, which presents a fantastic opportunity for us to fast-track the reach of our exciting new sports betting product to operators worldwide.“BetConstruct are an enthusiastic partner who have embraced our innovative new concept, which offers a new way of betting for players. We look forward to working with them in the coming months.” Related Articles Submit StumbleUpon New Polish poker table in BetGames section for STS July 15, 2020 Share VBET agrees Armenian Premier League and Armenian Cup sponsorship August 13, 2020 Share Nuno Gomes joins BetConstruct and FeedConstruct as brand ambassador June 18, 2020last_img read more