International Surfing Day Festival Draws Big Crowd

first_imgOcean City celebrated International Surfing Day on Friday with hundreds gathering on the beach at Seventh Street to celebrate the sport of surfing and help raise awareness about the importance of protecting the world’s oceans, waves and beaches.The South Jersey Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation hosted the event in Ocean City for the 10th year. This year it moved to Seventh Street from the beach at 59th Street, and Surfrider event organizer John Bonino said the move downtown helped draw more attention to the festival.The event included an Ocean City Beach Patrol water safety class for kids, a beach cleanup, free surfing lessons, live music, sunset yoga and demonstrations of stand-up paddleboards (SUPs), kayaks, a Hobie cat and other surf equipment.The crowds enjoyed sunny skies, warm air, a warm ocean and small surf that was perfect for a lot of young (and old) new surfers to get stoked on the sport.last_img read more

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Q&A with sports editor of the Daily Gavel

first_imgDT: If USC head coach Kiffin does decide to open up the playbook this week for the passing game, would Boston College’s defense be up to the task of defending wideouts Marqise Lee and Nelson Agholor?DG: This worries me. BC’s secondary hasn’t faced a wideout tandem like that since Clemson’s Sammy Watkins and Charone Peake in early 2012. If Cody Kessler is on target with his throws, cornerbacks Bryce Jones and Manny Asprilla will be charged with a heavy task. BC doesn’t usually go up against Biletnikoff Award winners — the last being Notre Dame’s Golden Tate in 2009 — so this will be a crucial matchup in Saturday’s game. Daily Trojan sports editor Will Laws and Teddy Kolva, sports editor of the Daily Gavel at Boston College, interviewed each other earlier this week to get a better feel for the opposing teams they cover ahead of Saturday’s showdown at the Coliseum.Below are Laws’ questions and Kolva’s responses about Boston College — you can check out what Kolva asked Laws about the Trojans at bcgavel.com. DT: QB Chase Rettig is entering his fourth season under center for Boston College. Does he have the arm — and the weapons around him — to make plays downfield against the Trojans?DG: Yes—undeniably. BC was down a score to Villanova after a weak start, but Rettig’s deep-ball to Alex Amidon for a 49-yard touchdown jarred the team from whatever slumber they were in. That Rettig-Amidon connection was dangerous last year, and not much has changed. USC’s secondary will be challenged downfield, especially if Williams manages to break some considerable carries early in the first quarter. DT: After a few disappointing seasons in Chestnut Hill, what is the overall campus sentiment about first-year coach Steve Addazio and the Eagles’ 2-0 start?DG: Campus is thrilled that the football team is doing so well: matching the win total of all of last year in the first two games of this season is just what the program needed. We are New England’s college football team, and it shows when we do well (the operative phrase being “when we do well”). But, I wouldn’t say the fan base is wholly energized yet. Road wins against USC and Army next week, though, would definitely attract our entire fan base and fans from the region — not just suburban Boston. DT: Senior running back Andre Williams has been impressive so far for Boston College, but do you think him being ranked third in the nation in rushing yards is more of an indicator of his talent or the weak opponents (Villanova, Wake Forest) the Eagles have faced thus far?DG: In the 2012 campaign, Andre Williams showed flashes of versatility and power, but nothing like his start to the 2013 season. Villanova is a FCS team and Wake Forest’s defense proved its incompetence last Saturday, but Williams’ improvement from last year is remarkable nonetheless. I think BC’s offensive line is exploding off the line and Coach Addazio’s play calling is meshing perfectly with Williams’ skill set. USC will be the true test of Williams’ ability—you can’t hide the fact they are the No. 1 rush defense in college football at the moment — but he really has grown tremendously since last year.center_img DT: Last week, the Eagles had an impressive goal-line stand that prevented Wake Forest from scoring on three consecutive plays from the one-yard line (cue flashbacks of last year’s game versus Notre Dame in the heads of every USC fan). Was that a fluke or could BC’s defense really be up to the task of stopping the Trojans’ deep stable of running backs?DG: BC’s new defensive coordinator is Don Brown, who led Connecticut to a top ten statistical finish in overall defense in 2012. His aggressive, blitz-oriented philosophy has proven risky at times, but valuable in the long run. Coin it as hokey or meat-headed, but there is a mantra at BC called “Be A Dude,” and it has taken form into something special. A “dude,” as preached by Don Brown himself, is a guy who is relentless and unyielding in the face of pressure and adversity. We definitely saw that mantra take its form on the field against Wake Forest last week. I wouldn’t expect much less from the defense against USC either. Follow Will on Twitter @WillLaws DT: What’s your prediction for this weekend?DG: Prediction: Boston College 20, USC 14. BC’s Nate Freese is one accurate kicker (82.5 percent good from all ranges), and he makes two crucial, long-range kicks to pad BC’s lead late in the game. Until then, it’s a fight in the trenches. Kiffin gives Kessler the nod for deep balls, and USC reaps the benefits of fielding Marqise Lee and gets a touchdown or two as a result. Ultimately, the senior leadership and composure of native Californian Chase Rettig shines through, and BC beats USC to advance to its first 3-0 start since 2007.last_img read more

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B&H Tennis Players Beat Finland

first_imgThe B&H tennis team reached the third round of the second group of the Euro-African Zone Davis Cup.B&H tennis players beat Finland in the second round with 3:2. Mirza Bašić brought the decisive point for B&H, who beat Juho Paukku in the fifth match with 3:6, 4:6, 6:3, 7:5, 6:4.Bašić was the hero in the victory over Finland, given that he achieved two victories, of which one was against the 45th player in the world Jarkko Nieminen on the first day of the competition.B&H tennis players will be hosts to the Lithuanian team in September, for the third round and the match placement to the first group of the Euro-African zone. Lithuania beat South Africa with 3:2.(Source: Fena)last_img

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Man United full-back joins Hearts on loan

first_img How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener possible standings Hearts have re-signed Manchester United full-back Demetri Mitchell on loan.The 21-year-old will spend the rest of the season with the Scottish Premiership club, who have now signed 15 new players this summer. Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more gameday Welcome back @demetrimitche11! pic.twitter.com/rl4NYOoZdh— Heart of Midlothian (@JamTarts) August 28, 2018Mitchell made nine appearances for the Tynecastle side last season after joining on loan in January before injury kept him out for two months. He returned to play twice more before the end of the campaign.Mitchell, who also extended his United contract until 2020, is expected to go straight into the Hearts squad for their league game against St Mirren on Saturday. LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won impact highlights MONEY smart causal silverware Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade RANKED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decadelast_img read more

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