China's Ding Junhui faces Mark Selby in the World Championship final when he bids to become the first Asian player to win snooker's most prestigious title. The 29-year-old Ding reached his first World Championship final in record style, with a break of 123 completing a decisive 17-11 victory over experienced Scottish cueman Alan McManus at Sheffield's Crucible Theatre in northern England on Saturday. Later in the day, 2014 world champion Selby, the world No 1, prevented an all-Chinese final when he defeated Hong Kong's Marco Fu 17-15. Ding's seventh century break of the semifinal saw him surpass the previous record of most centuries in a Crucible match (six) held jointly by Selby and Ronnie O'Sullivan. In the modern history of the World Championship, the only two winners from beyond Britain and Ireland are Canada's Cliff Thorburn (1980) and Australia's Neil Robertson (2010). A sign of snooker's increasing popularity in China is that, according to a tweet posted by World Snooker, 27.1 percent of the national television audience in the world's most populous country tuned in to watch his semifinal on CCTV5, an official state broadcaster. These were, in the words of the tweet, "incredible figures!" and an indication of snooker's increasing appeal in Asia. The defeated McManus had no doubts that Ding could go all the way, saying: "I think there's only one person stopping him and it's himself. Ding has been tipped to become a world champion ever since he won the UK Championship, snooker's second-most important title as an 18-year-old. The 2013-14 season saw Ding match snooker great Stephen Hendry's record of five ranking titles in a season and he rose to world No 1 in December 2014. However, a severe loss of form saw Ding drop out of the world's top 16 and meant he had to come through qualifying in order to gain a place in the main draw for this year's World Championship. Ding Junhui of China celebrates after beating Scotland's Alan McManus in the semifinal of the Snooker World Championships at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, England.
He won an NBA championship his first season, went 39-4 as interim coach in place of Steve Kerr to start this season and was part of a team that set the single-season record for wins in the regular season.
But when the Los Angeles Lakers came calling, Walton could not turn down the team he began his career with and which he helped win two NBA titles. The Lakers announced Friday night that they had agreed to a contract to hire Walton just five days after firing Byron Scott.
Kerr credited Walton for helping to create the culture that allowed Golden State to win 140 games the past two regular seasons, including a record 73 this season.
Walton will remain with the Warriors until their playoff run ends, while using some down time to prepare for his new job. LaMarcus Aldridge had 38 points and the San Antonio Spurs dismantled the Oklahoma City Thunder 124-92 on Saturday night, never trailing in Game 1 of the second-round series. As the best pros on the planet battle for the National Hockey League's Stanley Cup, a crop of young Chinese players have their eyes firmly fixed on a more distant prize: the 2022 Winter Olympics. NHL draft pick Song Andong and national under-18 teammate Zhong Wei are part of a new wave of Chinese hockey players being groomed for Beijing in six years time. Last June, the teenaged Song was selected in the sixth round of the 2015 entry draft by the New York Islanders, making him the first Chinese player to be drafted in the history of the NHL. Song, who goes by the nickname Misha, is just one of a talented group of Chinese teenagers who are scattered among high school and junior leagues across North America that the country's hockey leaders hopes will provide the base for a future national team.
The 5-foot-10, 180-pound Song just finished playing as a post graduate student at Phillips Andover Academy in the Massachusetts high school league.
Song captained China at the 2015 International Ice Hockey Federation's Division II B under-18 world championships and could play for China's under-20 team at this year's Division II B world championships. Like Song, who moved to Canada from China when he was nine, Zhong started playing hockey at a young age in Beijing before moving to North America.
Zhong said he started playing hockey because he liked the speed and physical side of the game.
Song, who wasn't ranked among the top 210 North American skaters by the NHL's Central Scouting department, was a surprise pick by the Islanders who are owned by Shanghai-born Charles Wang. Song's selection by the Islanders raised a few eyebrows as he was chosen ahead of a US national team player and some major junior players but he is hoping to show the Islanders that one day he will fit into their organization. Paul Tortorella, varsity hockey coach for Song's Phillips Academy team, said his biggest asset is his skating. Inspired by NHL draft pick Song Andong and national under-18 star Zhong Wei, a new generation of Chinese hockey players is aiming to represent the nation at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. The long-striding Jamaican suggested he might not stop there, leaving open the chance he could extend his career beyond the 2017 season he has said would be his last.
Bolt has already swept the 100 and 200m sprints at the last two Olympics and added gold in the 4x100 relays in both Beijing (2008) and London (2012) with his Jamaican team mates.
Bolt said he would ramp up his preparations carefully so he can end his Olympic career with a flourish. Bolt said he would run his first race in Cayman, then in Ostrava and then to his coach's June meet in Jamaica before the trials and then on to the Diamond League meeting in London.
As for the legacy he hoped to leave the sport he has dominated for eight years, Bolt spoke about another Hublot spokesman, 75-year-old soccer great Pele. It's almost 160 years since the first Australian Rules football club was formed, but women will take a significant step forward in the male-dominated sport when a female national league starts next year. Women have long been involved in Aussie Rules - a dynamic game similar to Ireland's Gaelic football - with half of the sport's fan base made up of females. Yet the deeply traditional AFL, where two singlet-clad teams of 18 handle and kick a rugby-shaped ball on large, oval fields, has usually focused on men's teams.
Last year, the surprisingly high viewership for a televised women's exhibition game caught the attention of administrators, who decided to launch a national women's competition in 2017. It's not the only step into new territory for Aussie Rules, which is also eyeing the Chinese market with Port Adelaide set to play a league game in the Asian country next year. Women's AFL participation rates soared by 46 percent in 2015, while sports-mad Australia has also witnessed a surge in the profile of elite female athletes.
Jockey Michelle Payne became the first woman to win Australia's 154-year-old Melbourne Cup, the Diamonds secured their third-straight Netball World Cup, while the Matildas became the first Australian football team to win a knockout game at a World Cup.
Australia's women's cricket side was handed a big pay hike, becoming the country's top earners in any female team sport, after making the World Twenty20 final. Australia also has a rich heritage of world-beating women in individual sports like tennis, swimming, cycling and athletics.
The Victoria Women's Football League became the first Aussie Rules competition for females when it was formed in 1981.
Interest in the game stretches back at least to 1876, said Hess, citing a girl's comments in a school magazine: "Why can't we have a football team just like the boys do?
Today's female players, whose ranks are numbered at about 400,000, now dream of one day turning professional.
The Atlanta Hawks had the best regular season in franchise history spoiled by a dismal showing against Cleveland in last year's Eastern Conference final. Paul Millsap had 17 points and eight rebounds as the Hawks advanced to the second round with a 104-92 Game 6 victory over the Boston Celtics on Thursday night.
Al Horford and Kent Bazemore each added 15 points for the Hawks, who earned their first playoff series win over Boston since the 1958 Finals. Coming off a 27-point win in Game 5, the Hawks took advantage of poor shooting by the Celtics on Thursday, building on leads that stretched to as much as 28 points. The Hawks blew the game open with a 39-point third quarter in which they shot 74 percent from the field. Isaiah Thomas led Boston with 25 points and 10 assists, but most of that came in the second half during the comeback effort after being bottled up early.
Jae Crowder added 15 points for Boston, but it wasn't enough to turn around the second straight game underlined by their inconsistencies. Crowder fouled out with three minutes to play, but most of the damage was done much earlier.
Atlanta Hawks’ Mike Muscala fouls Terry Rozier of the Boston Celtics during Game 6 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal in Boston on Thursday. Going for a layup, his leg buckled backward, parallel to the court, when he fell in a freak accident. Now, healthy and reliable, Livingston is making a new name for himself on the NBA's postseason stage.
Livingston scored 16 points in each of his three starts during Golden State's 4-1 first-round series win over the Houston Rockets. Livingston has played the most games of his career over the past two seasons, 78 each, and emerged as a trustworthy backup to Curry when he comes off the bench with high energy and aggression. Livingston overcame long medical odds just to get back on the court, and for that he is grateful every time he laces up his shoes for practice or games. Livingston tore three major ligaments in his knee - the anterior cruciate, posterior cruciate and medial collateral - as well as his lateral meniscus, then required extensive surgery performed by renowned orthopedist Dr.
Though the injury could have potentially ended his career at age 21, he still believed he would play again - but first he had to walk again. After all that, the Warriors love watching him contribute in such a meaningful way as they chase a second straight championship. Livingston's remarkable comeback inspired coach Steve Kerr this season when he was coping with his own trying ordeal, a long leave of absence following complications from two back surgeries.
Drafted fourth overall by the Clippers in 2004, Livingstone was hit with plenty of injury hard luck well before the frightening knee blowout and had yet to even play a full NBA season because of injuries. He has vowed to be aggressive and make things happen at every chance to keep Golden State's record-setting season going.
The Warriors had an NBA-best 24-0 start on the way to a 73-9 record that topped the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls' previous-best finish of 72-10. The Golden State Warriors have given the Los Angeles Lakers permission to approach assistant coach Luke Walton for their vacant top job.
Warriors coach Steve Kerr confirmed on Thursday the reigning NBA champions told Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak he could meet Walton following Golden State's series win over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday.
Walton is a firm favorite with the Lakers having played on two NBA championship teams during nine seasons as a Laker. The 36-year-old filled in for Kerr earlier this season and led the Warriors to a 39-4 record as the Golden State coach recovered from back surgery. Although the wins were credited to Kerr under NBA rules, Walton is seen as an up-and-coming coaching talent. He is already reported to have turned down an approach from the New York Knicks to be their head coach. Since March 2015, the NBA's Last Two Minute Report has provided a public report card of sorts on everything that happens in the final two minutes of games that were within five points or less. The NBA said it releases the reports in an effort to be transparent and because it would get inquiries from teams and media about certain calls in close games anyway. But outcomes never change whether calls are right or wrong, so it begs the question - why release the reports at all? The league reviewed 26 events down the stretch of the Miami-Charlotte game on Wednesday, in which the Hornets prevailed 90-88 for a 3-2 series lead. The NBA did say Lee made "minor contact" with Wade's arm on the Heat guard's shot attempt, but not enough to merit a foul.
A review of the reports by Associated Press showed the league has probed 174 events in the final two regulation minutes over 11 close games so far in these playoffs. Of those, 150 plays (86 percent) were found to have been handled correctly while 24 plays (14 percent) were arguable. Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat drives against Charlotte Hornets' Courtney Lee during the first half of their quarterfinal game in Miami on Wednesday.
He has never seen a Premier League match live or even set foot outside his native country, but 16-year old Zhang Tianbo as become China's most famous fan of Leicester City. For the last two years Zhang has run the most active Chinese social media account devoted to the Foxes, racking up more than 3,000 posts on Sina Weibo. The teenager happened upon Leicester City by chance in 2013 while picking a Premier League team to run while playing the simulation game FIFA Manager. When Zhang, a fan of Manchester United goalkeeping great Peter Schmeichel, discovered that Schmeichel's son, Kasper, played for the team, "it was love at first sight". Domestic media outlets carried few reports on his favorite team, which left him devoid of information. The teenager started to translate foreign soccer websites and share the information he was gathering online. The world's second-largest economy is a crucial market for many of soccer's biggest teams, who regularly play offseason friendlies in China. But until now Leicester has had a decidedly muted presence in China, and set up its own verified Weibo account just two weeks ago. Many of Leicester's more longstanding Chinese fans developed their loyalty as students in the Midlands city.
Wang Song Aohan, now a 25-year-old communications officer in Beijing, lived just 10 minutes from King Power Stadium and took every opportunity to watch the team play. He has met players and coaches and collected signed jerseys, and while he has supported other teams his relationship with the Foxes is unlike any other. But this season's expected triumph and the hordes of new fans jumping on the bandwagon are a bittersweet phenomenon for Wang Beilin.
The 25-year-old, who wants to work in sports management, said she misses the private joy of rooting for the unknown underdog in the world's most populous country. Oshie was pretty sure he scored in overtime to complete a hat-trick and one of the biggest games of his NHL career on Thursday night.
Oshie's third goal of the game stood up after video review and the Washington Capitals beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 in an overtime thriller that was a classic start to the highly anticipated second-round playoff showdown between superstars Alex Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby. Oshie's wraparound just barely crossed the goal line against the right pad of Pittsburgh's Matt Murray 9:33 into overtime. The call on the ice was a goal, and the NHL's situation room said video replay confirmed the puck was completely over the line. Murray, who made 31 saves but was beaten three times by Oshie and once by Andre Burakovsky, wasn't convinced. To the Penguins, it was an inconclusive end to a fast game played at their usual blistering pace. Ben Lovejoy, Evgeni Malkin and Nick Bonino scored for Pittsburgh, which will try to even the best-of-seven series on Saturday night in Game 2. The spotlight was on opposing captains Ovechkin and Crosby, in their first playoff meeting since 2009. Ovechkin assisted on Oshie's second goal and was denied by Murray on two breakaways, while Crosby was on the ice for three goals against and won 68 percent of his faceoffs.
The Capitals won a playoff game in which Holtby allowed more than two goals for the first time since Game 5 against the Boston Bruins in 2012.
That started a run of three goals in 90 seconds, which ended with Oshie's breakaway marker off a turnover by Olli Maatta.
After Oshie's third-period goal, Bonino scored with 10:18 left to help send the game to overtime. A game of few chances was decided by a brilliant goal in the dying seconds as Denis Suarez unselfishly squared for substitute Lopez to tap home from close range.
Roberto Firmino fired Liverpool's best chance against the post in the second half as Jurgen Klopp's men now need another European comeback at Anfield to reach the final in Basel on May 18. Sevilla is well-positioned to reach a third consecutive Europa League final as it drew 2-2 away at Shakhtar Donetsk in the other semifinal. Klopp was left frustrated at the manner at which Liverpool conceded late on having been seconds away from a creditable draw that would have given it the upper hand heading into the return leg. However, Villarreal boss Marcelino claimed his side was more than deserving of the victory. The 96 Liverpool fans who died at the Hillsborough tragedy 27 years ago were remembered before kickoff days after the biggest inquest in English legal history ruled they were unlawfully killed. Once the action got underway, Liverpool had the first chance when Joe Allen's low shot from Adam Lallana's deflected cross was placed too close to Sergio Asenjo. Former Tottenham Hotspur striker Roberto Soldado had the best chance of the half in the 10th minute but shot wide.
Thomas Pina forced Simon Mignolet into a smart save low to his left before a curling effort from Soldado hit the side netting. Liverpool suffered a blow at halftime when an injured Coutinho was forced off and replaced by Jordan Ibe.
Villarreal was inches away from opening the scoring a minute after the break when Cedric Bakambu's header caromed off the post. However, Liverpool also hit the woodwork at the other end with its best chance of the game 25 minutes from time when Firmino's low shot was brilliantly turned aside by Asenjo. The game suddenly opened up in the final 10 minutes as Mignolet produced a stunning save to prevent Bakambu adding to his nine Europa League goals this season. From the resulting corner Liverpool pounced on an error from Suarez, and Alberto Moreno bore down on goal before firing wildly off target.
Suarez atoned in fine fashion deep into stoppage time as he trapped Bruno's pass to burst through the Liverpool defence before picking out the unmarked Lopez for an easy finish.
In the other semifinal, Vitolo got Sevilla off to a perfect start when he fired between Andrey Pyatov's legs early on. The Ukrainians turned the game around before halftime on goals by Marlos and Taras Stepanenko. However, Kevin Gameiro's penalty eight minutes from time gives Sevilla a huge advantage ahead of the return at the Sanchez Pizjuan in a week's time. Villarreal’s Adrian is congratulated by teammate Victor Luiz after scoring the winning goal against Liverpool in their UEFA Europa League semifinal firstleg match on Thursday at El Madrigal Stadium in Villarreal, Spain. World No 1 Serena Williams heads to the WTA Madrid Open this week still searching for her first tournament win of the season.
The 21-time Grand Slam champion has limited her schedule to just three tournaments so far this season, missing out in the final of both the Australian Open and Indian Wells before crashing out in the fourth round of the Miami Open last month. Williams has instead been boosting her profile off the court as she starred alongside Beyonce in the pop superstar's visual album this week.
Pep Guardiola's Bayern Munich can become the first club to win a fourth consecutive Bundesliga title by beating Borussia Moenchengladbach on Saturday, amidst the distraction of its Champions League semifinal. Bayern holds a seven-point lead and with three games left, a win over Gladbach at Munich's Allianz Arena will confirm a fourth straight German league title, a feat no other team has achieved before.
Former international star George Weah on Thursday said he would be a candidate in next year's presidential elections in Liberia - his second bid for the post. Weah, 49, was a candidate in the 2005 presidential elections, when he was defeated by Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli will not play again this season after being handed a three-game ban by the Football Association for violent conduct. The 20-year-old, elected England's Young Player of the Year last weekend, was punished after punching Claudio Yacob in the stomach during Spurs' 1-1 draw with West Bromwich Albion on Monday. He will miss Spurs' final three Premier League games against Chelsea, Southampton and Newcastle United. The fourth China-Japan-South Korea Professional Pair Go Championship, which has drawn 16 participants from the three countries as well as amateur players from 16 Chinese cities, ended on Thursday in Hefei, Anhui province. The two-day game, attracting the largest number ever of professional players, saw Chinese players Tang Weixing (9 dan) and Yu Zhiying (5 dan) winning the championship, the fourth time China has taken the title. Wang Runan, president of Chinese Go Chess Association, said he hopes the game can help enhance friendship between the three nations. Klay Thompson knew Golden State had to come together, that every player needed to raise his game with Stephen Curry sidelined. He sure got things started, scoring 27 points with seven 3-pointers as the Warriors rolled into the second round of the playoffs without their injured superstar, thoroughly embarrassing the Houston Rockets 114-81 on Wednesday night in Game 5.
Draymond Green added 15 points, nine rebounds and eight assists for the Warriors, who will face the winner of the Clippers-Trail Blazers series.
Thompson became the first player in NBA history to make at least seven 3s in consecutive playoff games, while Shaun Livingston scored 16 points for his third double-digit performance in three games while starting in Curry's place this series.
Curry, in a brown sport coat on the bench while nursing his sprained right knee, emphatically bobbed his head, clapped and bowed to Thompson during starter introductions.
Curry even queried the officials during a timeout and gestured with hand signals to celebrate the Warriors' big plays.
James Harden scored 25 of Houston's 37 first-half points on the way to 35 points, but the Rockets had no chance with a one-man show against the deep defending champions.
Thompson hit a way-back, Curry-like 3 from 31 feet at the top of the arc with 5:37 left in the third. Curry could only grin, cheer and enjoy every second of seeing his team do so well without him.
The NBA's leading scorer is sidelined for at least two weeks with a sprained MCL that happened when he slipped awkwardly on the final play of the first half of Sunday's Game 4.
A day after Kerr was voted NBA Coach of the Year, his team took the first step toward a repeat title by following up its record 73-win season by so confidently handling Houston.
Dwight Howard capped his awful series with eight points on 3-for-13 shooting and 21 rebounds, remaining on the floor long after the rest of the starters were finished.
The Los Angeles Lakers received permission from the Warriors to interview top assistant Luke Walton for their coaching vacancy. Golden State coach Steve Kerr said before Game 5 of the Western Conference quarterfinal against Houston that Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak contacted Warriors GM Bob Myers, who said Walton could interview once the first-round series is done.
The 36-year-old Walton, who won two championships during his nine seasons playing for the Lakers, guided defending champion Golden State to a record 24-0 start this season while filling in for Kerr when the coach was on a leave of absence following complications from two back surgeries. Overall, Walton was 39-4 while Kerr was out, and he finished eighth in Coach of the Year voting. Walton has not wanted to become a distraction during Golden State's quest for a second straight title when it comes to speaking about his coaching future. Draymond Green of the Golden State Warriors flexes his muscles after draining a basket against the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night in Oakland.


Lillard's 3-pointer was his only bucket in the period - but it was enough to get him going. He scored 16 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter, and the Blazers capitalized on the absence of injured Chris Paul and Blake Griffin to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 108-98 in Game 5 of their Western Conference quarterfinal. Maurice Harkless added 19 points and 10 rebounds and Mason Plumlee had 10 points and 15 boards for Portland.
Try as they might, the Clippers could not overcome the double-whammy of losing their two biggest stars.
Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard shoots as Los Angeles Clippers center Cole Aldrich defends. The Preds hung on until the final horn, emerging triumphant from their first Game 7 and opening a new chapter in franchise history with a 2-1 victory on the road. Rinne made 36 saves while Colin Wilson and Paul Gaustad scored in the first period as the wild-card Predators advanced to the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. The Predators handled the pressure splendidly despite the franchise's total inexperience in a winner-take-all Game 7. For the fourth consecutive season, the Ducks blew a 3-2 series lead and lost a Game 7 at home. Frederik Andersen made 18 saves and Ryan Kesler scored a powerplay goal early in the third period for the Ducks, who outshot Nashville 28-10 over the last 40 minutes.
Anaheim was a popular Stanley Cup pick after its incredible second-half surge, but the Ducks couldn't break their cycle of Game 7 collapses over the past four seasons.
They've been outscored by a combined 16-8 in seventh games since 2013, including 9-1 in the first periods of those games after Nashville took its 2-0 lead. Although just four players remain from the 2013 loss to Detroit, in Game 7, Anaheim hasn't even led in a seventh game since 2006 - also the year of the club's last victory in a winner-take-all playoff game. The New York Islanders know they've yet to see the best of the Tampa Bay Lightning and Vezina Trophy finalist Ben Bishop.
Shane Prince scored twice during a three-goal first period and John Tavares had a goal and an assist on Wednesday night to help the Islanders beat one of the NHL's top goalies 5-3 in Game 1 of their second-round Stanley Cup playoff series.
The defending Eastern Conference champions pulled Bishop midway through the second period after the Isles scored four goals on their first 13 shots - one of them on a knuckler that fluttered through the 6-foot-7 goaltender's legs. Taking up where he left off in helping the Islanders advance beyond the first round for the first time in 23 years, Tavares assisted on Travis Hamonic's goal that erased an early deficit and later scored his sixth postseason goal on a blistering shot from the left circle to give New York a 4-1 lead midway through the second. Tyson Fury peeled off his T-shirt, pointed to his jelly belly, then turned to Wladimir Klitschko and blurted out: "Shame on you! It was just one of the many lively moments during Wednesday's expletive-filled media conference at Manchester Arena, featuring two fighters vying to become world heavyweight champion on July 9. The Ukrainian still can't believe his nine-year championship reign ended at the hands of Fury in a unanimous decision in Germany in November. But Fury, who comes from a bloodline of Gypsy boxers, is a talented fighter who has won all 25 of his professional bouts, 18 by knockout. Klitschko attended the Champions League match between Manchester City and Real Madrid on Tuesday, and said 80 percent of the people that came up to him wanted him to beat Fury.
Tyson Fury strips off his T-shirt during Wednesday's media conference in Manchester to promote his July 9 world heavyweight title rematch with Wladimir Klitschko.
A growing list of golfers have ruled themselves out of consideration for Rio de Janeiro in August, where golf is returning to the Games after a 112-year absence. South Africans Louis Oosthuizen, Charl Schwartzel and Day's Australian compatriot Adam Scott are among those who have withdrawn in recent weeks.
But 28-year-old US PGA champion Day said he can't wait to head to Brazil to have a crack at Olympic glory. Scott faced stinging criticism in Australia for ruling himself out of the Olympics, with swimming legend Dawn Fraser among those taking aim at the golfer. Day said he has sympathy for players who have elected to skip the Olympics, acknowledging that majors were viewed as more important than medals. While Rio remains a distant goal, in the short term Day is concentrating on the challenges ahead at TPC Louisiana this weekend, where the winner will take home $1.26 million and 500 FedEx Cup points.
South African journeyman Hennie Otto blasted a stunning nine-under-par 63 to lead the Volvo China Open after the first round on Thursday.
Starting in the very first group on the 10th tee at the Topwin Golf and Country Club in Beijing, the world No 392 was only three under halfway through his round. But he shot two birdies in his first three holes on the front nine and an eagle at the eighth saw him back in just 30 strokes. Otto will be 40 in June and turned professional in 1998 but had to wait a decade for the first of only three European tour wins, the 2008 Italian Open.
Otto was two strokes ahead of Austria's Bernd Wiesberger, who won the French Open last year, with four players tied one shot further back: Finland's Roope Kakko, Paraguayan Fabrizio Zanotti, Peter Hanson of Sweden and Frenchman Gregory Bourdy.
Sweden's Rikard Karlberg had a hole-in-one with a seven iron at the 201-yard 16th, winning a Volvo XC90 car for his effort.
The Olympic flame was handed to organizers of the Rio de Janeiro Games in Athens on Wednesday, 100 days before the opening ceremony in Brazil. Dressed as a high priestess, actress Katerina Lehou led the brief ceremony at Panathenian Stadium, a horseshoe-shaped marble venue where the first modern Olympics was held in 1896.
Lehou, who lit the flame in Ancient Olympia last week, used a torch to light a cauldron inside the stadium. The flame, placed in a lantern, was handed over to Greek Olympic Committee president Spyros Kapralos, who, in turn, passed it to Rio Games organizing head Carlos Nuzman. Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, who is fighting impeachment over allegations of erroneous budget figures, declined an invitation to the lighting ceremony and start of the torch's six-day journey around Greece.
In a highlight of the Greek torch relay, the flame made a symbolic stop Tuesday at a United Nations-run refugee camp in Athens. After Wednesday's ceremony, the flame will travel to Switzerland, where it will visit the United Nations building in Geneva and the Olympic Museum in Lausanne. Organizers say it will reach most of the vast country's 200 million population, covering 12,000 miles by road and 10,000 miles by air to reach hundreds of cities and towns in a giant effort involving 12,000 torchbearers.
Tennis superstar Rafael Nadal is getting a second chance to be Spain's Olympic flag-bearer. Four years ago, Nadal was selected to carry the Spanish flag at the opening ceremony of the London Olympics, but had to pull out of the Games with an injury.
On Wednesday, Nadal was unanimously chosen as Spain's flag-bearer for the upcoming Games in Rio de Janeiro.
Serbia has fired coach Radovan Curcic, five months after the country's national soccer team failed to qualify for the European Championship.
A statement by the country's soccer federation on Wednesday did not name a successor, but Belgrade media have linked Slavoljub Muslin to the position.
The head of the British police force accused of covering up failings that led to the death of 96 fans at the Hillsborough soccer stadium in 1989 was suspended on Wednesday as lawmakers called for prosecutions. The suspension of chief constable David Crompton of South Yorkshire Police came a day after an inquest jury concluded that Liverpool fans who died in an overcrowded, fenced-in enclosure at the ground in Sheffield had been unlawfully killed, with police accepting catastrophic mistakes had been made. The Tigre club in Argentina's first division plans to offer die-hard supporters a chance to implant a microchip in their skin.
Tigre official Ezequiel Rosino said Wednesday that there's nothing invasive about the chip because it doesn't have a tracking device and it carries only basic information about the fan. The governing body of swimming said on Wednesday no action will be taken against France's water polo team for allegedly losing an Olympic qualifier on purpose to get a preferred opponent in the next round. France lost to Canada 13-5 in a group match at the men's qualifying tournament in Italy earlier this month.
Both teams advanced to the quarterfinals, where the four winners would qualify for the Rio de Janeiro Games.
Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola conceded his side paid a heavy price for a slow start as Saul Niguez's sensational 11th minute solo effort handed Atletico Madrid a 1-0 win in their Champions League semifinal first leg on Wednesday. The German champion dominated possession but struggled to create chances as Atletico held on for its 33rd shutout of the season to take a huge step towards its second final in three years. Bayern also lost the first leg of its semifinal in Spain to Real Madrid and Barcelona in the previous two years of Guardiola's tenure.
Despite being on the verge of a third German title in as many years in Munich, Guardiola's men must turn the tide if he is to avoid the embarrassment of leaving for Manchester without having conquered Europe.
Bayern captain Philipp Lahm also lamented Bayern's inability to score an away goal and was far from happy with the state of Atletico's pitch. By contrast, Atletico was jubilant after 21-year-old Niguez announced his arrival on the European stage with what he described as the "most beautiful and most important goal" of his career. Niguez eased past four Bayern challenges before curling a left-footed shot into the net off the far post. Despite being under pressure for almost the entire second half, Atletico was inches away from doubling its advantage when Fernando Torres rattled a shot off the post 15 minutes from time.
Saul Niguez celebrates with Koke and Antoine Griezmann after scoring for Atletico Madrid during Wednesday's 1-0 Champions League semifinal first leg win over Bayern Munich. The 21-year-old snaked his way past Bayern Munich's Thiago Alcantara and then skipped away from Xabi Alonso and Juan Bernat before taking on David Alaba and producing a brilliant curled finish that sealed a 1-0 semifinal first leg win.
Saul received his initial soccer education at Real Madrid, but said in a recent interview he was mistreated at Atletico's more illustrious city rivals. He switched to the Atletico academy as a 14-year-old and got his revenge against his former club last season by scoring a spectacular bicycle kick as Atletico thrashed Real 4-0, one of four goals he scored in 14 starts. Saul, who has made 36 starts this campaign, filling in as a defensive midfielder, centerback and on either wing, has impressed at both ends of the pitch.
Meanwhile, Atletico manager Diego Simeone will have to watch his team's remaining La Liga matches from the stands after being handed a three-game ban for allowing a ball to be thrown onto the pitch during last Saturday's 1-0 win over Malaga. The Spanish Football Federation's competition committee announced the ban on Wednesday and said Simeone would be fined $3,400 and Atletico $1,300.
Simeone was sent off at the end of the first half after a ball was thrown on to the pitch from the home side's technical area just as Malaga launched a counter attack. Simeone said the ball was thrown by one of the ball boys, although replays show the coach appearing to encourage the boy to toss the ball onto the pitch.
The New York Islanders have been John Tavares' team from the moment he was the No 1 overall pick in the 2009 NHL draft. After enduring four losing seasons in his first five, the captain has led the Isles to consecutive appearances in the Stanley Cup playoffs, and earlier this week gave the team's rabid fans the signature playoff victory they've been craving for 23 years. This was my first pregnancy and Kelly helped supply my husband and I with information so we could formulate our birth preferences.
It all came together very fast as Walton interviewed in Oakland with Lakers owner Jim Buss and general manager Mitch Kupchak on Thursday before getting the offer the following day. He started the call by telling Kerr he had good news - he got the offer to coach the Lakers - and bad news - he was going to take it. Walton took over when Kerr was sidelined by complications from offseason back surgery to start this season and led Golden State to a record 24 straight wins to open the season.
Thunder's Kevin Durant had 16 points, and Russell Westbrook added 14, but they were harassed into 11-for-34 shooting.
The biggest adjustment was coping with the culture shock that included learning a new language and strange foods. I have two months before (Jamaican) trials and three and a half months before the championships," he said. But he says to give it a chance, because I think my coach is pushing for me to go a few more years. They made a final charge to get as close as 10 points, but Atlanta was able to close it out.
Coach Brad Stevens rolled the dice and reinserted him, only for Crowder to be called for his fifth foul with 8:13 to play. He has filled in admirably for Stephen Curry as Golden State moves on to the second round of the playoffs without the injured reigning league MVP. Not just this series, all year," Green said after Golden State eliminated Houston on Wednesday night, 114-81. He had probably the worst knee injury that I've ever seen, that anybody's ever seen in NBA history, almost had his leg amputated," Kerr said this week after being named Coach of the Year. Now that the Foxes are poised to take the championship, that number has more than doubled to over 7,000. Beyond Murray stoning Ovechkin and Braden Holtby turning aside 42 of 45 shots, there were goals off the rush, a knee-on-knee hit by Washington's Tom Wilson on Conor Sheary and even Jay Beagle getting a stick stuck between his helmet and visor. The Vezina Trophy finalist was repeatedly tested, but made a big stop on Phil Kessel in the final minutes of regulation.
That's where Oshie was the hero, much like he was for Team USA in the shootout against Russia at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Louis Blues to the Capitals last summer, won for the first time in the playoffs when scoring a goal.
Oshie stuffs the puck past Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Matt Murray for the winning goal in overtime of Thursday’s opening game of their Eastern Conference semifinal series at Verizon Center in Washington, DC.
You lose your point guard, you lose the MVP, and to be able to throw Shaun Livingston out there, he's a fantastic player and a great teammate," coach Steve Kerr said.
For months, he has been considered a strong candidate to be in the Lakers' plans if they made a change. Green had 15 points as the Warriors cruised to a 114-81 victory to clinch the Western Conference quarterfinal series four games to one.
The Blazers made six 3-pointers in the fourth, with Lillard hitting five as they outscored the Clippers 37-27. Paul is out indefinitely after breaking his right hand on a freakish play in Game 4, when Griffin aggravated a left quadriceps injury that had kept him out three months during the season.
Only six Predators had appeared in a seventh game with other teams, but they all ended up celebrating a breakthrough for Music City hockey at Honda Center. It started with him waltzing into the event backed by music and cheerleaders, and dancing in front of Klitschko. Not because he doesn't think Fury is a bad boxer, but because he doesn't respect him as a person. His reach and movement caused Klitschko problems in the first fight and the 6-foot-6 Ukrainian barely landed a punch.
We are representing all the peoples of South America," he told a crowd of several thousand Athenians.
The announcement was made at an event in Madrid marking the 100-day countdown to the Aug 5 opening ceremony at Rio's Maracana Stadium. A former Red Star Belgrade player, the 62-year-old Muslin has had a long coaching career at home and abroad. It would give them stadium access by pressing their bodies against scanners to open turnstiles.
20121 Kings 8:28 -- But please listen to my prayer and my request, because I am your servant. That's my main focus," Bolt told Reuters on Tuesday after helping sponsors Hublot open their biggest U.S.
This was a huge stage for him to step up on, especially because Washington acquired him to win in the playoffs. They have lost only two home games total in the postseason dating to the start of last year's run.
He says what he thinks and continues to offend people with his controversial views and language.
48: a€?Whoever receives this child in my name receives me, and whoever receives me receives him who sent me. Oshie raised his arms in celebration and looked at referee Dan O'Rourke, as fans littered the ice with hats.
All the paperwork and information she gave was very helpful for making informed decisions and preparing for a natural labor.
But I know enough about chemistry to know that a chemical by itself may be poisonous but not poisonous when in a compound with other chemicals.
The aromatherapy, prenatal massage and DVDs she gave me were just a great bonus to the info.
I had this wonderful sermon today on resurrection but I am changing it due to something in this morninga€™s paper.
Kelly walked around my neighborhood with me in the middle of the night to help progress labor!
Our daughter who is also in the Army was in special training for 3 A? months and Oma and I took care of Alan at our home. Afterwards she stayed until I was comfortable and came for a very pleasant postpartum visit. At the local daycare, Alan met his friend Noah and they played together for the duration of this time.
She knew that coming to see me after I was settled at home, after the first week was important. She gave me my placenta encapsulated and it was the only thing that naturally kept my energy up and allowed me to not be so anxious. Donations can be sent to any PNC bank location in Pennsylvania directed to the Noah Staley Trust Fund. This cancer is so rare that only about 100 people in the US have ever been diagnosed with this. But you should be aware that the story of Chicken Little is notA  a "fable character." While he did say "The sky is falling" quite a bit, this was only because he had difficulty making contact the his agent provocateur whose actual physical appearance had changed over the years.
Kelly was a wealth of knowledge for my husband and I's first everything when it came to having our little Synthia!
Kelly has experienced it all and is so comfortable to talk with that none of our questions went unanswered. Not even the questions that may be a bit embarrassing to discuss with even your closest friends. I am asking all of my readers, please pray to our Lord for his healing, that his parents get the much needed monies, and that everyonea€™s faith shall increase as they see the Glory of God do a miracle.
She helps you understand the pros and cons of both hospital and home births so that you can make a decision that you feel comfortable with and are able to stand up for. The video faculty includes Eric Hulsizer, a former Channel 8 cameramanA who photographed "Channel 8 On Your Side," and Lisa Inserra of Cox Media (the company that owns Valpack) who is active in producing television commercials for her company's clients.az?i»? In my program, I've studied drawing, camera operation, scripting, digital imaging, programming basics, copyright law, video editing, website design, sound production and editing. One of myA professors says the program is the best of its kind in the Tampa Bay area and I think he's right.az?i»?i»? Please, please, put the word out to others so that this fine program will be better known. It doesn't matter what your heritage is or whether you are still in high school or old enough for Medicare.
Throughout the pregnancy Kelly was 100% available to us, she answered questions, gave us resources and was so encouraging and supportive when I started to question my ability. My labor started and she was exactly what we needed to have the baby without any interventions.
Help me boldly claim my full capacity for your use.a€? ------------- Donna Givlera€”quoting Katie Brazelton of Saddleback Church in her devotional book titled a€?Praying for Purpose, for Womena€?. I cannot begin to tell you how amazing she is!A  Our situation was unique and different than most being that I was in labor for 3 days.
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Everyone who lives in me and believes in me will never die.a€?1 Corinthians Chapter 15, vs.
We wanted to find someone in the south-metro who could help us have as natural of a birth as possible (no medicationss, or unnecessary procedures).A  Our first impression of Kelly was that she was very kind, calm, and soothing, and very knowledgeable about pregnancy, birth and post-partum care. 42: Our earthly bodies are planted in the ground when we die, but they will be raised to live forever. I could call her anytime with questions.A  A Closer to my due date, she provided me with much-needed encouragement to let the birth happen naturally and avoid an unnecessaryA induction. As we went past my due date, she was there to help us through, teaching my husband massage techniques, and providing us with essential oils.A A  A When I went into labor, Kelly proved to be a total rockstar. In your story on stadium horns, you called them vuvuzwelas, what is that funny looking symbol after the photo credits. 27: For you will not leave my soul among the dead or allow your Holy one to rot in the grave. She was available for me 100% while I was laboring at home, answering all my questions over the phone. She came to our house when I needed her, and then accompanied us to the hospital when I was ready to go.
2: The leaders were very disturbed that Peter and John were teaching the people that through Jesus there was a resurrection of the dead. She was completely prepared with music, aromatherapy oils, battery-operated candles, and snacks for my hubby.
11: I want to suffer with him, sharing in his death, so that one way or the other I will experience the resurrection from the dead.
With her encouragement, we got the birth we wanted and it was beautiful.A  A I would completely recommend Kelly to anyone.
It proved that he was God and that He had power even over His own death and Satana€™s dominion. We met with Kelly Martin for the first time and were blown away by not only her professionalism but her ability to connect with us as a couple expecting our first child.A  Kelly gave us all of the information we could have ever wanted, or needed in regards to pregnancy and birth. We had specific needs for information and she obtained it for us and taught it to us.A  A Kelly offered herself to us as an in-home Childbirth Educator. She came to us weekly and was so very devoted to us as a couple and new parents.A  A I had to be induced, so when we arrived in the hospital to get ready for the birth, the nursing staff and Midwives were taken aback by our knowledge of the processes.
I knew what to expect at every step.A  Kelly Empowered us as parents with the knowledge and confidence to start parenting before our son even arrived.


The image can be used freely, subject to some restrictive terms in the license, including crediting the photographer. God can resurrect our lives, our dreams, and our visions if we ask him to or if it is His will for us. She was well equipped with a full suitcase of things to aid in our labor experience, like aroma-therapy oils, flameless candles, and etc. If we have a dream or vision and we lose sight of it we can gain our sight back if we ask Him in prayer.
It looks to me like he called on Curtis LeMay, Colonel Clearwater - and then realizing he had made a mistake - schluffed it into Colonel Kilgore.
She continued her life style and left her son with babysitters while she partied and enjoyed life (she thought). One day, depressed of how her life was going, she drove past our church and stopped in on a whim. We sponsored her that Christmas and had much joy running around buying her son Jared presents. Over the next two years we connected a couple more times and gave her encouragement when we seen her. Last year we gave her a gift card for a restaurant so that she and Jared could have a nice meal out together.
She now has a good full time job with benefits, her son is doing fantastic in school, and she is looking exceptionally healthy and emotionally stable now. For she took the courage in her slow death of life and laid all her hope at the foot of the cross. My wife and I thank God that he let us participate, even if it was very little, in her re-birth. Shortly after the dream, we were visiting YWAM in Lebanon and they were showing us their prayer tent that they use in Lancaster and Cape Cod. This was with the hope that someone would step up to the plate and donate a space to erect it. However, recently the pastors of the Gathering Place (a project to help people with Aids) asked us to help bring CAP some clothes this winter. Here's a photo of American school children using the original Bellamy salute:A I think the photo speaks for itself.
Colonel Clearwater Dear Colonel Clearwater: What do you think about the Egyptian revolution? Fundamentalists, in any religion, are usually a reaction to what the followers perceive as injustice. Just open your mouth and ask.a€?A a€?Even though your promise may be postdated, remember whose signature is on the checka€? Pastor Pop-Pop 11-8--09. This doesn't mean Egyptian society and culture will necessarily change; it is still their culture and values. But in the long run any thing they make of it will be for their benefit (and not the benefit of the United States). What started out as something to just help pastor my children, has turned into something that may be helping lots of people. According to Yahoo my host, I have an average of 50 hits a week on the Pastor Pop Pop site. This weekend at a prayer tent at a local flea market, I seen a leg grow that was shorter than the other one. Every week from now on there will be two tabs to the right of the Home Page that will be new. Not by rampeling down the side of the building like Tom Cruise, but by sliding in with a tourist visa when it was not open to tourists. Clearwater: Republicans are betting that your readers don't care - that after all you did to beat them in 2006 and 2008, you're going to sit this one out.
We will address both today and you may click on the Tab in future weeks to experience the Altar Call again. So they're whipping up their base by blocking help to unemployed workers, blocking summer jobs for teens, apologizing to the big companies that gave us the spill in the Gulf, and doing anything else they can do to stop progress. A Christian artist once said that when she was in another country and away from her Church, she would sit and pray alone and have communion by herself to remind her of her faith. That inspired my wife and me to do it occasionally by ourselves and with some of our Amish friends. Yes, that Rand Paul, who says freedom means a private business can discriminate against African-Americans, and that President Obama holding polluters accountable for the mess in the Gulf is "un-American." And he's not alone.
It can be about your body, mind, soul, family, friends, healing needed, finances, challenges, or anything that you wish. One candidate calls Social Security "horrible policy," while another has said that Americans will turn to "Second Amendment remedies" against Democrats. In New Hampshire, Paul Hodes is running neck-and-neck with his Republican opponent to take this seat for the Democrats. Turn away from your former self, study in the Word (the Bible) and find yourself a good Christian Church that will support you and help you grow in your faith. We've just started to turn our country around, passing healthcare reform, working to hold the big banks accountable for the Wall Street meltdown, pushing legislation to address climate change and end our addiction to oil.
The Son being Jesus Christ who died on the cross at Calvary and shed his blood for our sins. The GOP is betting big that saying "no" and blocking progress is a path to success in November.What bet will you make? I believe that since I now accept Him as my Lord and Savior that I have been washed clean of my sins and guilt by his blood. I think the Republicans should adopt as their emblem the condom because it more clearly reflects the party's political stance. A condom stands for inflation, halts production, destroys the next generation, protects a bunch of pricks, and gives one a sense of security while screwing others.
Jesus, I love you.a€? A If you prayed this simple prayer, you are saved and re-born in Him. Colonel ClearwaterDear Colonel Clearwater, Last week, my friend and colleague, Congressman Anthony Weiner, did something very good, and very gutsy. Weiner's report showed that this firm, which sells gold coins, rips off its customers while benefiting directly from Beck's Chicken Little lunacy about the economy.
Every time Beck screams that there is an impending Obama-led government takeover of the economy and your savings aren't safe, he's making a sales pitch for this sleazy advertiser.
You see, Beck's ratings have recently crashed, and most of his reputable advertisers have deserted him. Now that he's been exposed, Beck has spent the last week using his big media platform to attack and undermine Weiner - he even set up an attack website designed to damage Weiner's political standing.
This collusion between big media, conservative commentators, and quack economics is a scam, but it is powerful if it remains unopposed.
And we need to support people like Weiner, who have the guts to go after right-wing lunacy at the source. We are going to drown!a€? He replied, a€?You of little faith, why are you afraid?a€? Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and it was completely calm.
Consider his statement: "I beg you, look for the words 'social justice' or 'economic justice' on your church Web site.
The eyes of the Lord are upon those who love him; he is their mighty shield and strong support, a shelter from the heat, a shade from the noonday sun, a guard against stumbling, a help against falling. That oil disaster must be stopped, and a way must be found."I am not the original author of that sensible thought, but it has been my favorite definition of faith for a while. While we have no way of certainty for moving past them, working to find a pathway that takes us beyond our doubts is the best option in my view. Although I own and study from many various different Bible translations, I personally normally use the NAB version. Occasionally I like to read some of the a€?missing books of the Biblea€? sometimes called the Apocrypha.
They include the books of the books of Baruch, Judith, both Maccabees, Sirach, Tobit and the book of Wisdom. If youa€™re Amish (I do have some Amish readers), you may find these books in an earlier version of the King James printing. Any way, I was reading the book of Sirach and through some of the verses it was put on my heart that I treated this person somewhat wrongly and it could have been done through ambition or pride of mine.
I immediately broke down and confessed this sin to Jesus and asked for Goda€™s forgiveness. Then how come Congress starts each session with a prayer and the president is sworn in on a Bible?
Wants to KnowDear Wants to Know, As I said in an earlier reply, our countrys laws and structure are not based on the God of the Bible and the Ten Commandments, as Sarah Palin and others claim. However, I will declare that the Lord has closed a door but he will surely open a new and better one. I choose to believe this truth and not the news media and evil spirits who would much rather us to believe that this bad economy, unemployment, and world affairs will defeat us. So most of us do not work on Sunday and some businesses are not open for business on Sunday. So we have a religious custom of not working on Sunday and a secular custom of watching football on Sunday.
The Constitution states that the president must take an oath, but it does not mention anything about a Bible. He was led by the Spirit in the wilderness, where he was tempted by the devil for forty days. Colonel ClearwaterDear Colonel Clearwater, I understand you answer, but you say customs and traditions.
Wants to Know MoreDear Wants to Know More, It is important to realize the difference between a custom and a tradition. The Scriptures say, a€?People do not live by bread alone.a€™a€? Then the devil took him up and revealed to him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. It is a custom at my house that every year we watch football on Thanksgiving Day after we eat.
A tradition is a ceremony invented for the purpose of commemorating some historical event or to develop a sense of binding in a community or religious group. Thanksgiving Day is a tradition in America that serves the purpose of reminding us of what we have from God for which to be thankful and is loosely based on the first harvest feast of the Pilgrims to celebrate their first year of survival in the New World.
It is a tradition; a ceremony we use to create a common bond among Americans by commemorating our heritage. 12: For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places. When Congress meets, the first thing that happens is that the designated speaker calls the group together. It is good for us to know the Scriptures and write some down to pray and declare a€?in Jesusa€™ namea€™ when we are being attacked. When you are in the battles of life, say a verse or two out loud and declare it over your life in Jesusa€™ name. Tell Satan to, a€?Get out of my life, body, mind, and soul and leave me alone in Jesusa€™ namea€? And use the arrows against him. Colonel ClearwaterDear Colonel Clearwater, I have just seen a video about an organization called the Council on Foreign Relations. This organization has members who were past Presidents and past Secretary of States of the United States, plus leaders in the fields of finance, industry, and other important positions in society. The spokesman on the video has concluded that this organization must be a part of world conspiracy to take over the world and put the entire world under a one-world socialist government and I agree with him.
Have mercy on me and hear my prayer.Go away, all you who do evil, for the Lord has heard my weeping.
The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is an organization of foreign policy experts, people concerned with international trade, prominent historians and writers, as well as others who are involved with foreign policy and international affairs.
The CFR hold speaking events with question-and-answer periods which are usually televised on CSpan or other cable stations. The speakers are usually world leaders, historians, writers, or others involved in international affairs. Some of the speakers have included such figures as Nelson Mandela, George Soros, Thomas Friedman, Mikhail Gorbachev, and Ronald Reagan. The journal, which I have subscribed to and read for over 25 years (plus you can buy it at the newsstands in Borders or Barnes and Noble) provides a forum for contrasting views and opinions regarding issues affecting foreign policy. He rescued me from my powerful enemies, from those who hated me and were too strong for me.
Some people have made a nice living scarring others with conspiracy theories about the CFR. I will thank the Lord because he is just; I will sing praise to the name of the Lord Most High. My advice to you is to go to the store, buy and read their journal, watch their events on CSpan, and be wary of people who wish to sell you on the idea that other people are out to get you.
My enemies retreated; they staggered and died when you appeared.Turn and answer me, O Lord my God! Colonel Clearwater________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Dear Colonel Clearwater: Cancel my subscription to your liberal rage. Dona€™t let my enemies gloat, saying, a€?We have defeated him!a€? Dona€™t let them rejoice at my downfall.Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me.
And no matter how great the obstacles may seem, we must never stop our efforts to reduce the weapons of war. We must never stop at all until we see the day when nuclear arms have been banished from the face of this earth." Ronald Wilson Reagan, 1984 Colonel ClearwaterDear Colonel Clearwater: Liberals? I realize that there is collateral damage in war, but this is no less than cold-blooded genocide.
Protect my life from my enemiesa€™ threats.But God himself will shoot them with his arrows, suddenly striking them down.
Pray and think on this thing called freedom, which we take for granted but is being eroded away.
37-40: Then He said to him (a Pharisee), a€?Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.
They were shooting at insurgents who, upon later investigation, turned out to be civilians.
By saying the soldiers were shooting civilans implies that they knew they were shooting civiliansj.
The real guilty party are those who convinced the American public that this war was necessary and just. 21: The one who pursues righteousness and faithful love will find life righteousness, and faithful love. Many relatives were coming to our home to partake in the golden turkey and all the other foods and treats my wife prepared.
Can you tell me how the "Smallest of the World's Leading Newspapers" managed to scoop "Florida's Best Newspaper?" Pedro TechadorDear Pedro, Always nice to hear from one of the Techadors.This was a WikiLeak scoop. So I will not be spending Thanksgiving having dinner around a table with my family like you are going to. If people like you would not patronize this store on holidays and make sure that you have all your stuff the day before, it would be unlikely that they would stay open.
It also made me think about all the other stores that are open on these days and the countless others that have to work those days and cannot have an enjoyable time like some of the rest of us. Palin:Your statement reminds me of what Republican Congressman, Devin Nunes said during the health care vote. And dona€™t forget to thank them for being there if you just cannot bear not to go to the store for that a€?emergencya€? item. And now you are bringing the ghosts back into this chamber." There is no polite way to get around this.
Tea Party Patriots are morons when it comes to history, economics, and how to run a society.
Much like the resurgence of the Ku Klux Klan after World War I, the Tea Party Patriots are people who believe they have lost their privileged status in American society and wish to thwart others hopes for the American dream. Unfortunately, or fortunately (depending on which editor yells loudest) President Obama considers Wall Street, the banks, the Republicans in congress, and those with tea party policies as necessary players in the solution when they are, in fact, part of the problem.
37-38: On the last day, the climax of the festival, Jesus stood and shouted to the crowds, a€?Anyone who is thirsty may come to me!
For the Scriptures declare, a€?Rivers of living water will flow from his hearta€™.a€?Matthew Chapter 11, vs. Both the Senior Citizens' Right to Work Act and the Family Medical Leave Act were passed this way.
On one day before his memorial service when we were all there at his home, his daughter went out in the backyard by her self. She was walking around in the back yard and my other brother and I decided to go out and comfort her.
She said that she looked up in the sky (it was blue and full of clouds that day) and, a€?I saw a very large white hand that seemed to reach down to mea€?.
She stated that she felt it was her daddya€™s hand and because of this she felt better knowing that he was still watching over her. We may go through many troubles and trials in our lives but God will always be with us and never forsake us.
12-13: If a man has a hundred sheep and one of them goes astray, will he not leave the ninety-nine in the hills and go and search of the stray? And if he finds it, amen, I say to you, he rejoices over it more than over the ninety-nine that did not stray.
After a few days, the younger son collected all his belongings and set off to a distant country where he squandered his inheritance on a life of dissipation. When he had freely spent everything, a severe famine struck that country, and he found himself in dire need. So he hired himself out to one of the local citizens who sent him to his farm to tend the swine. Coming to his senses he thought, a€?How many of my fathera€™s hired workers have more than enough food to eat, but here am I, dying from hunger. I shall get up and go to my father and I shall say to him, a€?Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. While he was a long way off, his father caught sight of him and was filled with compassion. Loads of cars and cameras were set up by the Audubon society to just catch a glimpse of it. You may have had parents or grandparents that were religious and went to church and prayed. Perhaps you have done something you consider really bad and believe God just doesna€™t love you anymore.
Through his Son, if you confess your sins and ask for his forgiveness, you will be washed clean again. One that will help you feel better, enriches your soul, shower you with His Word, and nurture your faith so it grows in the path of Christ.
I wish to thank all my readers for visiting my web site this year and I hope that it helped in some way. She will give birth to a son and will call him Immanuel (which means a€?God is with usa€™).Micah Chapter 5, vs.
2: But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah, are only a small village among all the people of Judah . God sent him to buy freedom for us who were slaves to the law, so that he could adopt us as his very own children.John Chapter 20, vs. 30-31: The disciples saw Jesus do many other miraculous signs in addition to the ones recorded in this book.
But these are written so that you may continue to believe that Jesus the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing in him you will have life by the power of his name.Luke Chapter 2, vs. 9-12: Suddenly, an angel of the Lord appeared among them, and the radiance of the Lorda€™s glory surrounded them. The Savior a€“ yes, the Messiah, the Lord a€“ has been born today in Bethlehem, the city of David! The names have been changed and the name of their Church deleted to help keep their identities secret. It was at this Church that we also got baptized together and rededicated our lives to Christ. I desire a man after your own heart and if that is not Mark then remove him.a€? I also said, a€?But Lord, divorce is not your desire, I believe in you.
Mark has too much pride to come down to the altar, but I know if you can make a Donkey talk, you can call him out!a€? (Read Numbers Chapter 22, vs. God has something to say.a€? Now the Pastor did not know Mark and did not know what I had prayed before we came here, only God knew.
I now read the Bible to them every day, monitor their TV, take them to Church, and lay hands on them and speak blessings into their lives.




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