Nishikori shot picked as year’s best

first_imgKei Nishikori’s unbelievable tweener lob at August’s Rogers Cup in Montreal was named the best play of the year on Tuesday in a fan poll on the ATP World Tour website.With Nishikori at the net, David Goffin reached the Japanese star’s drop shot and drove him out of the court with a lob. With his back to his opponent, Nishikori lobbed the ball back between his legs. The Belgian could only stand and watch as the ball floated high over his head and hit the line. Kei Nishikori, Roger Federer Fifty-four percent of voters selected Nishikori’s play over a three-shot sequence by Switzerland’s Roger Federer. GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMEScenter_img IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 KEYWORDSlast_img read more

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Auburn notes: Howard matchup concerns Auburn coaches

first_imgAlabama tight end and Autaugaville native O.J. Howard is tackled by Auburn defensive back Johnathan Ford during last year’s Iron Bowl game in Tuscaloosa. Auburn’s defense is wary of Howard’s ability.Alabama tight end and Autaugaville native O.J. Howard is tackled by Auburn defensive back Johnathan Ford during last year’s Iron Bowl game in Tuscaloosa. Auburn’s defense is wary of Howard’s ability.AUBURN — One of the first specific individual players mentioned by Auburn defensive coordinator Will Muschamp during his media session Sunday was Alabama tight end O.J. Howard.Muschamp couldn’t be more concerned with the matchup or impressed with the Autauga Academy graduate’s ability to be a threat in all three downs, whether it’s a pass or run play called.Howard was named one of eight semifinalists for the 2015 John Mackey Award, given annually to the nation’s most outstanding college tight end. Howard has 30 catches this season, which is third in the Southeastern Conference among tight ends, for 335 yards but is still looking for his first touchdown of the 2015 campaign.“He runs vertically extremely well, (and) he’s got really good ball skills,” Muschamp said Sunday of the Crimson Tide tight end.Howard was a five-star recruit out of Autauga Academy in Prattville as both Rivals.com and Scout.com had him rated as the best tight end prospect in the nation.Muschamp said he has concerns of the matchup in the passing game as the Tigers (6-5, 2-5 in SEC) will have to use a linebacker or safety Blake Countess in coverage to shadow his vertical routes. Howard, who is 6-foot-6 and 242 pounds, has just four catches in his past three games, but Auburn allowed Arkansas tight end Hunter Henry to catch five passes for 68 yards in its quadruple overtime loss in Fayetteville on Oct. 24.“I think (Alabama offensive coordinator) Lane (Kiffin) does a good job of putting him in situations to be successful,” Muschamp said. “He uses him in the passing game, obviously, but does a nice job of sealing off in the run game and doing some things to use him and his athleticism. You’ve got to count him as a tight end, but he’s also a guy that flex out and hurt you in the passing game.”Lashlee: ‘We have to run the football on them’: Auburn offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee doesn’t buy into the pregame hype that Alabama’s defensive front is too talented to attempt run plays against. The Tigers play caller, along with head coach Gus Malzahn, said Sunday he knows it will take a balanced attacked to beat the No. 2 Crimson Tide (10-1, 6-1 in SEC) Saturday in the Iron Bowl matchup (2:30 p.m., CBS).“I think sometimes people look at the standpoint of ‘man, you can’t run it on them, so don’t even try,’ and you can’t do that,” Lashlee said. “You can’t be one-dimensional and be successful often. You still got to try to have some semblance of balance, even if it’s not that you’re gashing people up and down the field.”Alabama is first in the SEC in rushing defense by an astounding 31 yards over the next highest school as the Crimson Tide are holding opponents to just 77 yards per game on the ground. However, Malzahn and Lashlee have both made points to the 2013 matchup where Alabama led the league in the same category, but the Tigers were able to generate 296 rushing yards in a 34-28 win. That rushing total is the most yards on the ground Alabama has given up since 2011.“You’ve got to do both and that’s the challenge,” Malzahn said Tuesday. “If they make you one-dimensional, it makes it extremely challenging, so that’ll be our challenge. We have to be able to run the football, and we have to be able to hit some passes and it’s that way every year.”Coleman likely to start at left tackle: Malzahn said Auburn left tackle Shon Coleman was healthy enough to play and start Saturday vs. Idaho but was held out for precautionary reasons after suffering an injury in the loss two weeks ago against Georgia.Coleman, who hadn’t missed a start in his last 23 games before last weekend, practiced with the first-team unit Monday and is expected to start at left tackle Saturday in the Iron Bowl matchup vs. No. 2 Alabama.Robert Leff got his first career start Saturday against Idaho and will be the backup option at both left and right tackle Saturday.“Robert is a beast and I love seeing him out there due to the fact that when he plays by me sometimes and that’s my roommate,” Auburn right tackle Avery Young said Tuesday. “We’ve been roommates since freshman year and to actually see him get the chance that he got is great.”last_img read more

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Fulham target Morrison reportedly told he will not be leaving

first_imgWest Ham have told Ravel Morrison he will definitely not be sold during the current transfer window, the Daily Mirror say.Fulham recently had a bid for the 20-year-old midfielder rejected and are planning to make another offer.But it is claimed that the Hammers have decided they will reject all bids for the player even if it means his market value is less this summer, when he will have only a year left on his contract.AdChoices广告It is claimed West Ham have opted not to cash in and instead hope that Morrison can help keep them in the Premier League this season.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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The Inspiring Story Of The Blues – Chelsea Football Club

first_imgChelsea was founded in 1905 who had earlier bought Stamford Bridge. The founder is known as Gus Meras. Meras has the intention of turning Stamford Bridge into a football ground. He originally wanted to rent it to a cub that existed but changed his mind when the Fulham’s deal was halted. The idea of starting a club got him, and that is how he came up with Chelsea FC.The biggest team in LondonSince its establishment, Chelsea overgrew due to the local support. There was huge attendance, which made the club rich hence, players were being paid well. It became the most vibrant club in the country. In the first five years, the team stayed in division one and two. Today, the club is always perceived as being unstoppable. It has won seven FA cups, five league titles, and five league cups. They have also managed to win major UEFA trophies which include: Europa, champion’s league and cup winner’s cup. The team’s success has made several people gamble in its favor at various agen poker sites. First league titleThe first league title won by Chelsea was in 1955. This is after the team had always finished at the bottom half of the league in the years that had passed. They then won their first league cup in 1965 followed by the FA Cup which was won in 1970 and the cup winner’s cup which was won in 1971. From this point, it took the club time before making another trophy. This was due to the financial difficulties that the club started facing. The challenges came as a result of the development of the Stamford Bridge. The club’s fans also demonstrated to some hooliganism which contributed to the difficulties. The officials of the club at some point were fighting bankruptcy, and this made the club’s field result not to be made a priority. The club was then sold in 1982 to new management.AdChoices广告Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images Return to lightChelsea club returned to spotlight in 1997 under the management of Ruud Gullit. However, the club did not manage to go to the premier league in the time. The club got back to being one of the clubs that excited people in English football. During this period, they also managed to win some trophies. In 2003, the club was sold to a Russian billionaire, and this marked the change of everything. The club was financially stable, and it managed to win the premier league back-to-back titles. The club has continued to dominate the English football henceforth. Agen poker sites where fans show their love for Chelsea. ConclusionChelsea football club has millions of people celebrating it as their favorite football teams. The determination set by the founder has made sure that the organization becomes successful. The changing of engagement of the team has also played a crucial role in ensuring that the football club in under proper management. For any football club to bear fruits, their control must be determined to ensuring that the team’s mission and vision are achieved. Therefore all the celebrated football teams in the world have a story behind their success. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Buffalo Rapids (ABA) Change Name

first_img 10,926 posts winters in buffalo Share on other sites 721 Sports Logo News Share this post OMG, what have they done? 22 0 Members Prev Link to post 14,324 posts Posted July 19, 2006 Scorching up the charlatans 22 0 131 MC Buffalo 13,833 0 87 0 Posted July 20, 2006 Share this post Share this post fonz SportsLogos.Net 22 Location:Chicago, IL Share on other sites 255 posts 66 Members DG_ThenNowForever Share on other sites SabreGuy 0 0 Share this post 577 I know most of you laugh at the mere thought of the ABA, but hey a new logo is a new logo….The Buffalo Rapids have changed their name (and of course logo) for the upcoming season. They are now the Buffalo Silverbacks.Here is the old logo and the new one right below it. The old was was pretty boring, but looked professional at least. This new one looks like it was drawn in a high school art class. Although the copy I found was from a local newspapers website so it may have lost some of it’s clarity. Although on the website it doesn’t look much betterhttp://www.buffalorapids.com (this will redirect you) 0 Posted July 19, 2006 83 posts 577 Share on other sites Banned 4,155 131 Page 1 of 2   When I scrolled down, I thought his finger was in 3-D. 0 0 SportsLogos.Net Posted July 19, 2006 patsox Share on other sites Axis_of_Weasel Link to post Members 87 Share this post 721 Well.. Nice to see the Buffaslug is now the SECOND suckiest logo in Buffalo. 0 Share this post slapshot 2 22 Recommended Posts 2 0 0 Location:Boston Share on other sites Share this post Posted July 19, 2006 Share on other sites 843 posts Link to post Link to post 4,155 0 Posted August 6, 2006 Share on other sites 33,394 posts Link to post Share this post 213 posts Posted July 19, 2006 66 4 Share on other sites 306 posts 2 Share on other sites SabreGuy ebod39 2 dfwabel 30 posts DG_ThenNowForever 22 131 Share on other sites 0 Share this post patsox Link to post Chief. fonz 2,449 posts 0 Posted July 19, 2006 All Activity dfwabel Members Members Posted July 19, 2006 Share this post MC Buffalo 131 22 13,833 0 0 The new name is getting criticism from local black leaders.http://www.buffalonews.com/editorial/20060805/1042519.aspThe critics also did not like the logo, which shows an intense, red-skinned gorilla pointing at the viewer. “I did find it offensive. It looked like an angry black man,” said Eva M. Doyle, a columnist for the Buffalo Criterion newspaper. “I think it’s offensive to people who are looking at it from a historical perspective.” fonz Forums Home Link to post Share this post Operator, number, please; it’s been so many years Share on other sites Link to post 335 posts Members Posted July 19, 2006 Share on other sites Members 0 I noticed this a few weeks back, and I could not BELIEVE that it was real. I mean, the name change, sure, whatever… but if that’s really the logo… man, what a joke! Forums Home 182 fonz 182 Posted August 6, 2006 1,857 posts Posted July 19, 2006 I posted a thread about this a few weeks back.The new owners had to pick a new name because the original owner still owned the rights to the name “Buffalo Rapids”.If anyone finds a pic of the new jerseys, take a look. I did the lettering. 0 22 Next Share on other sites Mingscenter_img 0 not to be racist or anything but is it really the best idea to call a bunch of black guys “gorillas”?since its b-ball, i’m assuming theyre black. What a joke Scorching up the charlatans 182 Link to post 0 0 winters in buffalo 0 Members 631 posts 0 TNT44 741 posts Brock Location:Belleville, ON, CA not to be racist or anything but is it really the best idea to call a bunch of black guys “gorillas”?since its b-ball, i’m assuming theyre black. I might have worded that a little more delicately, but yes, I had a similar question in my head.Could one conceivably call an American basketball team the Monkeys? The Apes? The Chimps? While the last in that list is more funny than anything else, I’m not exactly comfortable with the easy stereotypes that come from this name. They have blacks playing basketball now? 4 Location:The Dock of the Bay Banned Posted July 19, 2006 Mings Members Sports Logos Don’t call it a comeback 1,857 posts Why doesn’t the ABA just GO AWAY! 0 not to be racist or anything but is it really the best idea to call a bunch of black guys “gorillas”?since its b-ball, i’m assuming theyre black. I might have worded that a little more delicately, but yes, I had a similar question in my head.Could one conceivably call an American basketball team the Monkeys? The Apes? The Chimps? While the last in that list is more funny than anything else, I’m not exactly comfortable with the easy stereotypes that come from this name. not to be racist or anything but is it really the best idea to call a bunch of black guys “gorillas”?since its b-ball, i’m assuming theyre black. I might have worded that a little more delicately, but yes, I had a similar question in my head.Could one conceivably call an American basketball team the Monkeys? The Apes? The Chimps? While the last in that list is more funny than anything else, I’m not exactly comfortable with the easy stereotypes that come from this name. They have blacks playing basketball now? Yes. Even on the Celtics now. Buffalo Rapids (ABA) Change Name Share this post Share on other sites Next 0 Members 0 Link to post 9,699 posts Link to post Sports Logo News Location:Raleigh, NC winters in buffalo Posted July 19, 2006 Favourite Logos:WyoMings! Marinerzzzzz This topic is now closed to further replies. Share this post 131 66 0 Members eSabre Brock Share this post 721 slapshot Posted July 20, 2006 Sign in to follow this   ebod39 Link to post Moderators Link to post Chief. WTF???!!! From a logo with class to a logo that looks like ass!why Silverbacks??Put this in the “worst downgrade” ever category at the top of the list. I think steroid-ape couldbe a contender for knocking the Canton Ice Patrol calvin and hobbes rip off out of the stop spot.I am offended by this logo. Not because I think it looks like a black man (which it doesn’t)but because it’s a disgrace to graphic designers and the city of buffalo. first the slug, now this.Hey owners in Buffalo, you have talented professional graphic designers who happen to be ex-WNYers’ right here on the board, call us we’d happy to do something for you. One of the very few decent logos left in the ABA is gone. Where did they get that ugly thing? Did the owners eat at Applebee’s and find it drawn with crayons on the back of a kid’s menu? 0 eSabre Link to post 1 winters in buffalo bselig Link to post Share this post Posted July 19, 2006 Location:Seattle 22 0 Followers 0 Favourite Logos:Burlington Bees, Trenton Thunder Posted July 20, 2006 577 Members Members Link to post The new logo is very 1993ish. 17,857 posts 0 fonz Link to post BloodAtFirstBite Location:Kansas City, MO 1,857 posts Favourite Logos:Burlington Bees, Trenton Thunder All Activity Members Share this post Share on other sites Share on other sites 0 Followers 0 Sign in to follow this   Wow… just, wow.I’m dumbfounded. Members 0 Members fonz Now I remember, that gorilla looks like those monsters from the movie Space Jam! 131 Buffalo Rapids (ABA) Change Name 4,155 2 Share this post Share on other sites 0 The new name is getting criticism from local black leaders.http://www.buffalonews.com/editorial/20060805/1042519.aspThe critics also did not like the logo, which shows an intense, red-skinned gorilla pointing at the viewer. “I did find it offensive. It looked like an angry black man,” said Eva M. Doyle, a columnist for the Buffalo Criterion newspaper. “I think it’s offensive to people who are looking at it from a historical perspective.” It’s funny that they say they see an angry black man in the logo. I really only see an angry red gorilla. People are offended way too easy nowadays. 28,545 posts 0 87 22 Share on other sites Link to post 13,833 4 We’re gonna beat the hell out of you. Sports Logos Axis_of_Weasel Share on other sites TNT44 0 Link to post Members Posted August 6, 2006 1 BloodAtFirstBite Share this post 10,926 posts Share this post Prev bselig Link to post Medical Crab Page 1 of 2   Location:Raleigh, NC Posted July 19, 2006 By MC Buffalo, July 19, 2006 in Sports Logo News Go To Topic Listing Wow, I feel sorry for their fans. Anyways the local ABA team here played too well, got a big head and is jumping to the CBA. If only the dude would respond to my email discussing getting a better logo. Posted July 19, 2006 0 0 Share this post Buffalo Rapids (ABA) Change Namelast_img read more

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NLL/Box/Indoor Lacrosse Aesthetic

first_img_J_ 0 Forums Home Sports Logos Members Posted January 24, 2016 Link to post Followers 1 Sports Logo News By _J_, January 24, 2016 in Sports Logo News SportsLogos.Net Recommended Posts Sports Logos _J_ 1,732 All Activity 1,732 3,534 posts NLL/Box/Indoor Lacrosse Aesthetic All Activity Share this post Sign in to follow this   NLL/Box/Indoor Lacrosse Aesthetic Ive saw my bandits go from a simple jersey( the white one), to crazy sublimination. The KHawks have what I woulc consider traditionalish, same with the Rock to an extent.  NLL/Box/Indoor Lacrosse Aesthetic Sports Logo News 1,732 Forums Home Go To Topic Listing Followers 1 SportsLogos.Net So, ive been watching the NLL for a while(2008ish), but stil cant figure this out. Share on other sites Sign in to follow this   It seems like sublimination rules the day for the jerseys. This topic is now closed to further replies. What is the NLL, or indoor/box lacrosse in general, aesthetic?last_img read more

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Third Italian club join race for Tottenham defender, preparing for upcoming…

first_imgFor the past few weeks, it’s been all about Napoli for Kieran Trippier. The Tottenham defender has been heavily linked with a move away from his current club in the upcoming transfer window, and while Manchester United or another English club would make the most sense, a move to Serie A appears to be a serious option for the 28-year-old.Carlo Ancelotti admitted being interested in the Spurs right-back recently, and while that doesn’t mean he will definitely end up playing under the former Chelsea manager, it certainly proves the previous rumours were true.However, Gazzetta dello Sport on Wednesday reveal Napoli aren’t the only Italian side looking at Trippier, as Inter are also after a player in his role are ‘monitoring his situation’.Embed from Getty ImagesThey explain both Kalidou Koulibaly’s club and Juventus are also after the defender, but the nerrazzuri are preparing for an ‘auction’ and ‘want to be there until the very end’.This comes despite their reported advanced talks with Manchester City’s Danilo, suggesting they might prefer Trippier over the Brazilian if they were given a choice.We’ll have to wait and see what comes from all this, but it’s certainly gearing up to becoming one of the more prevalent stories of the next few months.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this City-Building Game is a Must-Have. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoDating.comTop Successful Single Men in Tung ChungDating.comUndoPerfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?Perfect-Dating.comUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥Undo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoSingles50Hong Kong: A 40+ Dating Site That Actually Works!Singles50UndoCoworking Space | Search AdsThe cost of shared office in Hong Kong might surprise youCoworking Space | Search AdsUndoInstant Voice Translator43 Languages Instant Voice Translator Flying Off Shelves in Hong KongInstant Voice TranslatorUndolast_img read more

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Niki Mihailov is the new captain of Levski – BG football

first_imgExperienced goalkeeper Nikolay Mihailov will be captain of Levski in the new season. This was announced by the head coach of the team Georgi Todorov at the presentation of the new equipment.As it is known, the former captain Zhivko Milanov ended his career and entered the coaching staff of the team, and his deputy Ivan Goranov was transferred to Belgium.Todorov described Mihailov as “Levski’s undisputed captain” and it is still unclear who will be the second captain.“Nikolai Mihailov is the undisputed captain of Levski and he will wear the ribbon. We have not yet discussed who will be the second captain, because this week was very stormy, but this will become clear soon,” said the specialist.last_img read more

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BetVictor Sponsor Snooker’s Welsh Open in 2016

first_img World Snooker is delighted to announce that BetVictor will be title sponsor of the Welsh Open world ranking event for the fourth consecutive year in 2016.The BetVictor Welsh Open will run from February 15 to 21 at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff. John Higgins won the title last year against a strong field, which included the likes of Ronnie O’Sullivan, Mark Selby, Neil Robertson, Judd Trump and Stuart Bingham, alongside home favourites Mark Williams and Matthew Stevens.With 12 tables in the Cardiff arena for the early stages, fans will have the chance to see many top players in a single session. The event is televised by BBC Wales with a total prize fund of £324,000.World Snooker Chairman, Barry Hearn, said: “BetVictor sponsored the Welsh Open for the first time in 2013 and we are delighted that they have kept their support going for four consecutive years. Snooker’s global television footprint has grown dramatically in recent years, so this event will provide BetVictor with exposure to many millions of fans worldwide.“The Welsh Open is one of our longest running ranking events, an ever-present on the calendar since 1992. The support for snooker amongst the people of Wales is fantastic and we look forward to seeing a packed arena. Moving the tournament to Cardiff last year proved to be a great success, and I’m sure it will continue to grow in the coming years.”Charlie McCann, Head of Communications at BetVictor, added: “We are delighted to once again sponsor the Welsh Open snooker tournament next month, won so memorably by John Higgins for a record fourth time last year. The switch to Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena was a great success last year and we are very much looking forward to more of the same this year.“Snooker’s TV exposure is a terrific vehicle for BetVictor as a global brand and it is a week that we all look forward to; it is a big year for Welsh sport with Euro 2016 and the Six Nations to come. Indeed it is 14/1 for there to be a home winner for the first time since Mark Williams won the second of his two titles back in 1999.” StumbleUpon Share Share BGC – Scotland and Wales must come clear on casino reopenings July 28, 2020 Submit Related Articles BetVictor boosts casino portfolio with EveryMatrix’s CasinoEngine June 25, 2020 EveryMatrix ups CasinoEngine gamification tools with CompetitionLabs June 29, 2020last_img read more

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Tokyo 2020 Olympics: IOC, Organisers In Row Over Marathon Venue

first_imgRepresentatives from the International Olympic Committee and Tokyo 2020 organisers are set for a third day of showdown talks on Friday as they look to resolve what has become a very public spat over the hosting of the marathon at next year’s Games.Last month, the IOC stunned many Games organisers by announcing that the marathon, one of the most prestigious events at any Olympics, would be moved to the northern Japanese city of Sapporo to avoid the worst of Tokyo’s summer heat.The announcement enraged the capital’s governor Yuriko Koike, who said at the beginning of talks on Wednesday that she still wanted the marathon and race walking events to remain in Tokyo.The IOC delegation, led by Australian John Coates, and Games organisers are being joined in talks by not only the Tokyo Metropolitan Government but also by members of the national government, indicating the efforts being made to reach an amicable solution.Japan’s Asahi newspaper reported the four parties would formally decide on Friday to host the marathon events in Sapporo, while Kyodo News said the Tokyo Metropolitan Government was considering accepting the Sapporo proposal and would make a final decision before the start of the four-party talks.In Wednesday’s opening remarks, Coates said organisers “owed it to the people of Tokyo” to clarify any plans over the marathon and race walk.He has also vowed not to leave Tokyo without a consensus decision over the events.Tokyo temperatures in July and August, when the city will host the Games, regularly exceed 30 degrees Celsius with high humidity adding to the discomfort.The IOC is determined not to repeat the experience of the athletics world championships in Doha, where the heat and humidity forced many athletes to drop out of the race despite the marathon being held at midnight.To keep the marathon in Tokyo, Koike has said the capital was ready to make further adjustments, including changing the route and start time, with some media reports saying to as early as 3 a.m.The IOC has said temperatures in Sapporo, which will also host football games, are as much as five to six degrees cooler during the day.Organisers earlier this year had already moved up the starting times to 6 a.m. for the marathon and 5:30 a.m. for the race walk to avoid the midday sun.When Tokyo hosted the Summer Olympics in 1964, they were held in October — an option no longer possible due to international sports schedules.Next year’s Games are set to run from July 24 to August 9, with the men’s marathon to be held on the final day.Relatedlast_img read more

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