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  • Budweiser celebrates ‘Typical Americans’ in Super Bowl commercial, earns praise on social media

    first_imgMORE: Who is performing at Super Bowl 54 halftime show?The commercial also shows the celebrations of the World Series champion Nationals and the World Cup-winning United States women’s national soccer team.”Typical Americans. Always celebrating with their typical American beer.” One way to receive near-unanimous approval on a commercial? Target “typical Americans” who like beer.Budweiser wisely followed that formula with its new Super Bowl ad, which was revealed Thursday morning. It features inspiring individuals such as Ken Nwadike Jr., the founder of the Free Hugs Project, and Hannah Gavios, who finished the 2019 New York City Marathon on crutches three years after suffering a spinal cord injury while fleeing an attacker. USWNT star Ali Krieger praised the ad on Twitter: “Every time I watch, I get to relive one of the best moments of my life with (her wife and teammate) Ashlyn Harris. Cheers!”Let’s Go! The @budweiserusa Super Bowl commercial is here. Every time I watch, I get to relive one of the best moments of my life with @Ashlyn_Harris. CHEERS! https://t.co/S3npWnhrTg— Ali Krieger (@alikrieger) January 23, 2020And it wasn’t just Krieger. The commercial quickly became a massive hit on social media.You all made my year with this!!! Thanks for recognizing my efforts to spread peace and love throughout the world! ♥️🌎 #TypicalAmerican— Free Hugs Project (@FreeHugsProject) January 23, 2020so sick. especially including america’s team👏🏻🇺🇸— Caroline Hassall (@carolinehassal1) January 23, 2020Awesome! So needed right now. Thanks— Gregory Mark Carver (@mcarver58) January 23, 2020Ok, that made me cry…just a little. Good on you Budweiser. Good on you.— JaneJensen (@JaneJensen) January 23, 2020For once in my many years on Twitter, I am thoroughly impressed with a promoted Tweet.Bravo Bud— Dan Bowen (@ScotchGuyDan) January 23, 2020Love seeing my World Series champion @Nationals in this, and the USWNT!— Stefany (@stefany13) January 23, 2020Yep, America and beer. Stick with what works.last_img read more

  • Steelers face faltering Titans in short week

    first_imgThe offense was not as impressive as it had been in previous games but did not die in the second half as it usually does, thus mounting a come from behind drive in the fourth quarter that set up a last second field goal that won the game.Ben Roethlisberger was 21 of 37 for 207 yards, which was his worst performance of the year but he still got the W. His key receiver was Antonio Brown, 7 catches for 86 yards. Mike Wallace dropped several passes to end up with only 2 receptions for 17 yards. Heath Miller had 4 catches for 44 and Emmanuel Sanders had 3 for 22 yards. For the year Brown has 25 catches for 326 yards, Wallace has 19 for 251 and Miller 19 for 170. Roethlisberger ‘s quarterback rating is 100.3 putting him among the leaders.Even though former Pitt star LeSean “Shady” McCoy looked impressive for the Eagles and had his moments, he was held in check for 53 yards on 15 carries.The Steelers next opponent Tennessee has a new coach, Mike Munchak, who replaced Jeff Fisher, and is in the process of rebuilding with a rookie quarterback, Jake Locker, and a bunch of young players on both sides of the ball, headed by wide receiver Kendall Wright.In previous years they depended on the running of Chris Johnson and a great defense but this year they have been trying to have a more balanced attack primarily because they are trying to establish a young quarterback, and Johnson has not been as effective as he has been in previous years.A recent injury to Locker has put a damper on their rebuilding efforts, but may give them a better chance of winning with veteran quarterback Matt Hasselbeck moving back to the helm.Hasselbeck spent years in Seattle with the Seahawks, actually taking them to one Super Bowl, which they lost to the Steelers. He’s at the end of his career, but is still a good solid quarterback who can lead the Titans to victory over the Steelers if they don’t bring their A or B game.The Titans defense is one of the worst in the league, having set a record by giving up 30 or more points in their first five games, compiling a 1-4 record.The offense hasn’t been much better with Johnson only picking up 24 yards on 15 carries against the Vikings last week. Hasselbeck put the ball up 43 times, completing just 26, as they went down to the Minnesota Vikings 30-7.With James Harrison back in the lineup the Steelers defense looked better as a whole, especially Lawrence Timmons and LaMarr Woodley. They need Harrison in the lineup to prosper. He makes them better players. Timmons had his best game of the season against the Eagles and expect him to be even better against the less mobile Hasselbeck.Johnson at one point was one of the two best backs in the game; he’s no longer in that class. He may not even be in the top 20 at this point, which means the Steelers defense should be able to hold him in check.And as far as the aerial attack, the Titans, haven’t had one since Steve McNair left years ago. One of the reasons, Vince Young never made it big there was that they never bothered to get him top flight receivers. And that is still true. Nate Washington, who was the Steelers third receiver, and couldn’t make the team today is their second best receiver. They do have one bright spot in rookie receiver Wright who had 9 catches for 66 yards against the Vikings.But just like the Oakland Raiders’ game, the Steelers should win this one easily, but they haven’t been doing that of late. Everything has been a struggle, even against weak teams.The win put the Steelers back in the hunt for the AFC North division title. The Baltimore Ravens, 4-1, stayed on top with a 9-6 win over the Kansas City Chiefs, the Cincinnati Bengals, 3-2, dropped back with a 17-13 loss to the Miami Dolphins, and the Cleveland Browns stayed in the cellar and winless with a 41-27 loss to the New York Giants. The Steelers held on to defeat the Philadelphia Eagles 16-14 evening their record at 2-2. Now they must keep that momentum going in a short week when they face the Tennessee Titans, 1-4, Thursday on the NFL Network.The return of Rashard Mendenhall was a key factor in the win as he carried the ball 14 times for 81 yards, doubling the Steelers yards per carry average. The Steelers had been 30th in the league in rushing and 32nd in yards per carry going into the game. BIG GAME—Running back Rashard Mendenhall (34) breaks through a host of Eagle defenders for a big gain in the Steelers 16-14 win over Philadelphia Oct. 7. (Courier Photo/Thomas Sabol) last_img read more

  • Nelson’s Garry Beaudry double qualifies for curling provincials

    first_imgThe Beaudry rink represents the zone at the Masters Championships in Abbotsford March 8-13.Before the Masters, Beaudry joins forces with Myron Nichol as the Kootenay rep as the BC Senior Men’s Championships February 15-20 in Richmond.Beaudry plays second on the Nichol rink that includes Bill van Yzerloo at third and Richard Faunt at lead.After losing the first game to Tom Shypitka of Cranbrook, the Nichol rink reeled off four consecutive wins to capture the Kootenay zone berth in Grand Forks.“This is the same team that we took to the provincials last year except we had Barry Marsh (Nelson) at lead,” Beaudry said.Two chances to win a provincial title.But first things first — play well and advance into the playoffs is the goal of both teams.“I think the goals are to first make the playoffs, then win the provincials,” Beaudry said.“I’m looking forward to both competitions . . . which should be a lot of fun.”EXTRA END: Time is closing in on the 2016 Canadian Direct Insurance BC Men’s Curling Championship in Nelson. This year’s Championship, which will be televised on Sportsnet, takes place at Nelson Curling Centre from February 10-14. For ticket information, and to find out more about the event, visit http://cdimens2016.curlbc.ca/. . . . Visit http://www.playdowns.com to view past scores and to follow the scores and standings from the championship event. Don’t blame Garry Beaudry for being a little greedy.The Nelson curler likes the sport so much he’s decided to attend two provincial championships — Senior Men’s and Masters 60-plus — this season.“It has been really satisfying to win both provincial berths this year,” Beaudry told The Nelson Daily.“My father George Beaudry won both the Canadian Seniors (1974) and Canadian Masters (1987) Championships.  I know he’d be proud that I’m following in his footsteps.”Beaudry added the Masters 60-plus-zone title to his accomplishments by defeating Al Tholl of Creston 8-3 in the final.Beaudry, third Don Bedard, second Gerry Foster and lead Tom Bassett opened the Zone Playdowns by doubling Dave Ralston of Creston 6-3.However, there was a hiccup in game two as Beaudry lost a tight 3-2 contest to two time and current B.C. Masters champ Ralph Will of Fernie 3-2.last_img read more

  • Zanetti: “I see Lautaro in Italian soccer one more year”

    first_imgThe sports director of Inter Milan, Javier Zanetti, He stated in Argentina, specifically on Radio Continental, that he is confident that Lautaro Martínez continues at Inter despite the interest, among others, of FC Barcelona in his signing.“I see it in Italian soccer”, The executive of the Lombard outfit stated that he was also a legend of the neroazzurro outfit.The Argentine is the great favorite of the board of directors and the technical secretariat to relieve Luis Suárez as nine of reference in the Camp Nou. Even more so after his great individual performance in the Champions League match with Inter. Lautaro and Messi’s relationship, companions in the Argentine team, may be one of the keys that lead him to opt for one side or the other. Beyond that, Barcelona also meditates paying the termination clause so as not to have to negotiate half the necessary purchase of a leading reference. AS confirmed the information of Il Corriere dello Sport, which talks about a price of 111 million euros during the first 15 days of July.However, after the Coronavirus crisis, the teams’ finances will be highly affected, so prices are expected to go down and from the technical secretariat of the club the amount is expected to be less than those 11 million.last_img read more

  • Sports Briefs

    first_imgReal are top moneymakers LONDON (AP): Real Madrid are football’s biggest moneymakers for the 11th straight year, while Bayern Munich dropped to their lowest position in eight years. Madrid’s revenue of US$628 million in 2014-15 kept them top of the Football Money League compiled by accountancy firm Deloitte. The revenue of the world’s top 20 clubs, which are all European and include nine from the Premier League, grew 8 percent year-to-year to US$7.2 billion. European and Spanish champions Barcelona regained second place by generating US$609 million, displacing Manchester United, who made US$560 million while still struggling on the pitch in the post-Alex Ferguson era. French champion Paris Saint-Germain climbed to fourth by generating US$522 million, followed by Bayern on US$515 million. Napoli coach Sarri banned MILAN (AP): Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri has been banned for two Italian Cup matches and fined US$22,000 for “directing extremely insulting epithets” toward his Inter Milan counterpart, Roberto Mancini. Sarri was sanctioned after making anti-gay slurs to Mancini during Napoli’s 2-0 loss in the quarterfinals on Tuesday. Napoli says yesterday’s decision “formally clarifies” that Sarri’s comments were delivered in anger but were not driven by racist or anti-gay discrimination. The club says it hopes Mancini “can accept the apologies which have repeatedly been offered.” Mancini was fined US$5,422 for “an intimidating attitude toward the coach of the opposing team, who had insulted him” and for being “disrespectful” toward the fourth official in the dressing room after the match. Chelsea player joins Werder Bremen on loan BREMEN, Germany (AP): Chelsea defender Papy Djilobodji has joined Werder Bremen on loan until the end of the season. The Bundesliga club announced the deal yesterday without giving financial details. Werder Bremen are 16th in the Bundesliga and face a struggle against relegation when the campaign resumes this weekend after the winter break. The club needed a defender after the departure of Assani Lukimya for China. Djilobodji could make his debut on Sunday at Schalke. He arrived in Chelsea last summer from the French club Nantes and made only one brief League Cup appearance in September.last_img read more

  • NBA: Embiid seals reported $148 million 76ers deal

    first_imgJake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Embiid scored 20 or more points in 19 of 31 games last season before suffering a knee injury in January that required surgery.“I’m so thrilled to be in this position,” Embiid said in a statement.“I want to thank ownership, management, the coaches and most of all the fans, for supporting me throughout this whole process. I love this city and I’m so, so, so, so excited to be spending my next five years here and hopefully the rest of my career, God willing. Trust ‘The Process.’” /cbbADVERTISEMENT If confirmed, that would mean Embiid, 23, is being paid the maximum allowed under the rookie wage scale, having played only 31 games over three seasons.Embiid missed the first two seasons after being drafted in 2014 and suffered a knee injury last season which meant he only played 31 games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“Joel Embiid is a transformative young talent that you rarely come across in our game,” 76ers president of basketball operations Bryan Colangelo said in a statement.“Joel is only scratching the surface, but he has all the potential and promise to go down as one of the all-time greats to wear a Sixers jersey. Ownership’s willingness to extend this contract reflects our collective belief in Joel Embiid and a reinforced commitment to building a championship-level basketball program.” Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Joel Embiid #21 of the Philadelphia 76ers poses for a portrait during the Philadelphia 76ers Media Day on September 25, 2017, at the Philadelphia 76ers Training Complex in Camden, New Jersey. AFPLOS ANGELES, United States — Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid sealed a five-year contract extension on Tuesday, with the injury-plagued Cameroon-born star saying he hoped to finish his career with the team.The 76ers did not confirm the financial terms of the deal but several US media outlets reported that Embiid stands to earn $148 million (125.3 million euros) over the course of the extension.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny MOST READ View comments It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Bolts bolster roster for Finals rematchlast_img read more

  • NPSS senior boys volleyball team inexperienced but competitive to start season

    first_imgThe team has played in one tournament up to this point which saw them come away with a few wins, and they’ll be looking to build on that as they join the senior girls team for the Duchess Tournament in Prince George over the weekend. This year’s team is made up 12 players. Of that two are grade 10 students, three are from grade 12, while the rest are from grade 11.Diane Sandberg is in charge of steering the ship of young players for the current season. She says even though there are no returning seniors on the team, they have a number of players that have stayed active with the game with different organizations, and also have a European exchange student contributing to the group.“Six of the boys this spring played club volleyball so they had a lot more practice with the ball, and those boys their experience is showing,” she says. “We also have a German exchange student who’s playing with us and we’re really happy to have him. He’s got a lot of experience so it’s been a great addition for us.”- Advertisement -The group took part in five games over the season opening tournament. They finished with a 2-1 record after the first day of competition, and dropped their final two games the following day. Sandberg says that in all the contests, the team had chances to come away with the win.“Every game we could have won or lost so we were really happy with the tournament,” she states. “It was a great tournament for us to be in because you want to be against teams that you compete against so it was a great place for us to be.The team will have games on Friday and Saturday as part of the Duchess Tournament. They’ll be off next weekend before heading down to Prince George once again on October 18 and 19 for the College Heights Tournament. Advertisementlast_img read more

  • Team Canada Red falls to Russia 3-2

    first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Team Canada White lost a close one to Russia by the score of 3-2 in exhibition play on Thursday.Canada White found themselves down 1-0 after the Russians scored midway through the first stanza. Jake Lee evened the score on the powerplay at 11:28 into the second period with an unassisted screened shot from the point. Nicholas Porco gave the home side the lead 9:00 into the final frame. Logan Barlage took a pass from Michael Vukojevic who sacrificed his body to make the play. Russia tied the game 4:45 later and then take the lead on the powerplay with a 1:57 remaining in the game. A late man advantage allowed Canada White to apply some pressure but couldn’t find the back of the net.Team Canada White finished 1 for 8 on the powerplay, while they were 1 for 6 on the penalty kill.- Advertisement -Taylor Gauthier made 11 of 12 saves and Jonathan Lemieux stopped 10 of 12 pucks fired at him.In Dawson Creek Team Canada Red got hammered by the United States by the score of 9-1. The teams headed into the locker rooms after one period tie at 1-1, however the United States scored three in the second and five in the third. Jack Hughes of the States finished with five points as his team outshot Canada Red 46-25.last_img read more

  • Oscars will see debut of new Celine Dion song

    first_imgThe new rendition of “I Knew I Loved You,” produced by Quincy Jones, will appear on Morricone’s upcoming greatest-hits album and on Dion’s forthcoming record. Celine Dion will unveil her new song, “I Knew I Loved You,” during a tribute to Italian composer Ennio Morricone at this year’s Academy Awards, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Wednesday. Morricone, who will receive an honorary Oscar at the Feb. 25 awards, orchestrated the song for 1984’s “Once Upon a Time in America,” directed by Sergio Leone. Songwriters Alan and Marilyn Bergman wanted to write lyrics for the song, but the film’s producers felt none were needed. The Bergmans got their chance with Dion’s version. Morricone, 78, has received original score Oscar nominations for “Days of Heaven,” “The Mission,” “The Untouchables,” “Bugsy” and “Malena.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

  • Klinsman rescues Mathare from defeat

    first_img0Shares0000Klinsman Omulanga celebrates his late equalizer against Wazito FC at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on July 14, 2018. PHOTO/Mathare UnitedNAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 14- Substitute Klinsman Omulanga scored at the stroke of 90 minutes as Mathare United came from two goals down to draw 3-3 with relegation fighting Wazito FC at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on Saturday afternoon.Former Mathare aces Derrick Onyango and Edwin Lavatsa had scored to give Wazito a 3-1 lead, but Francis Kimanzi’s charges put up a fight in the final minutes of the game, Cliff Nyakeya completing his brace before Omulanga ensured the points were split. The new look Wazito FC broke the deadlock after 10 minutes with Onyango striking his first of two before Nyakeya restored parity in the 34th minute.However, Wazito went back on top almost immediately, Lavatsa taking them 2-1 up, a lead which they guarded till half time.Eight minutes after the restart, Wazito went 3-1 up and began to smell victory, but Nyakeya started the fight back with a 73rd minute goal before Omulanga drew the sides level.Wazito Facing the reality of relegation in their debut season in top flight football broke the deadlock after 10 minutes, Onyango striking from the right after the ball ricocheted in his direction from a double save by Mathare keeper David Okello.Four minutes later, Wazito should have been two up but Joachim Omollo’s freekick from the edge of the box went inches wide after curling beyond the wall,Wazito saw more of the ball as Mathare looked a bit disjointed. They did not look a bit of their selves, their usual tactical prowess closing in on spaces and passing the ball not anywhere in play.Mathare United midfielder Crispin Oduor vies for the ball with Wazito FC’s Joachim Omollo during a Kenyan Premier League match at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on July 14, 2018. PHOTO/Mathare UnitedHowever, they slowly clawed back into the game and they were on level terms in the 34th minute when Nyakeya skipped past keeper Martin Musalia to score his eighth goal of the season after the custodian had saved John Mwangi’s initial shot.But, Wazito was back ahead thanks to some schoolboy defending from Mathare who were caught off the counter with Lavatsa coming to the end of the final ball after Piscas Muhindo’s shot was saved by the keeper.Frank Ouna’s charges held on to the slim advantage until half time.Kimanzi started the second half with a change, Omulanga coming in for right back Marin Ongori, a clear attacking change from the tactician.Five minutes into the second half, Mathare almost went back level but Musalia pulled a great double save denying Alwanga’s tap from close range after picking a long pass from James Situma before bouncing back up to tap the ball away from Omulanga’s feet.Three minutes on the turn, Wazito were 3-1 up, Onyango popping up between the defense to connect home.Immediately after going three down, Kimanzi was bolted into another change, David Owino coming in for Alphonce Ndonye.But it was Wazito who almost scored another one when Edwin Wanjala sighted keeper Okello off his line but his shot from almost 30 yards out came off the crossbar.Mathare kept the pressure forcing Wazito to play with numbers at the back and they clawed back one goal in the 73rd minute when Nyakeya slammed the ball home from inside the box after being played through by Chris Oduor from Owino’s quick throw.Kimanzi urged on his charges from the touchline and they drew level at the stroke of 90 minutes from similar fashion just like they scored their second goal, this time Klinsman coming at the end of an Oduor tee from Owino’s throw.There would have been a dramatic end to the match when Wazito had a scoring chance just after conceding, but keeper Okello made a one on one save from Lavatsa.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more