Speakers connect past athletic experiences, values

first_imgChristopher Adkins and Amber Lattner spoke about how their experiences in sports taught them the keys to a high level of ethical performance during “Life Lessons from Sports: Performance and Purpose” at the Mendoza College of Business on Tuesday afternoon.Adkins, the executive director of the Notre Dame Deloitte Center for Ethical Leadership, said questions of ethics arise frequently in athletics, and it is in these moments when people define themselves.“There are moments where you have to decide if you’re going to play dirty too,” Adkins said. “Are you going to go down to that level, or are you going to up your game? There are moments when you have to dig deep.”Adkins said a high school soccer coach taught him how to look within himself for a performance advantage. The coach emphasized the importance of visualizing a successful game beforehand, Adkins said.“I now realize this was a bit of cognitive behavioral therapy, to script ourselves,” Adkins said.Adkins said this same visualization process is necessary for maintaining a high ethical standard.“We need to figure out those moments when we were at our peak ethical performance, and then establish a trigger, much like when I need to go in the zone on the sports field to make a free throw,” Adkins said. “I need to go to all the moments when I’ve made it, not all the moments when I’ve missed. We need to do that ethically.”Lattner, founder of the Lattner Performance Group, said she first learned about the keys to peak performance as a 9-year-old, when along with playing soccer and going to school, she worked at her family’s McDonald’s franchise and helped care for her family’s cattle.“What I found was that the best of the best, regardless of what domain we’re in, whether it’s academics, athletics, livestock or business, they’ve all got similar traits,” Lattner said. “They have similar work ethics and disciplines and habits of excellence that contribute to them being the best in their respective crafts.”Later on, while playing soccer at Notre Dame, Lattner said her coach stressed the importance of maintaining excellent habits.“He said if you want to be a national champion, you have to act like a national champion, every single day, in everything you do,” Lattner said.Lattner said she soon became very interested in psychoneuromuscular theory, which relates to how our thoughts and emotions affect performance.“Our thoughts affect our emotions, our emotions affect our body’s response and ultimately that’s what’s going to dictate our behavior,” Lattner said. “What we think about is going to impact how we’re going to react and respond to things.”Lattner said the more we think about something, the more protein patterns are grown in the brain corresponding to this topic of thought. This “changes the form and function of your brain,” and consequently, Lattner said, controlling your thoughts is of the utmost importance.“If it is a good thought, keep it, use it, hold on to it, repeat it,” Lattner said. “If it’s not a good thought, guess what we should do? Chuck it.”Tags: Ethics week, Life lessons, sportslast_img read more

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Porzingis hits tiebreaking 3, Knicks beat Hornets

first_imgMOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LATEST STORIES Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set View comments Porzingis scored 28 points, including a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 1:48 remaining, and New York beat the Charlotte Hornets 118-113 on Tuesday night for its third straight victory.The Eastern Conference player of the week was held below 30 for only the third time in 10 games this season, but he delivered when it mattered, scoring seven points in the final 2:32.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThat gave him 300 points through 10 games, two more than Bernard King had to open 1984-85.“The sweetest thing for us, the best thing for us, would be to make the playoffs. This means nothing,” Porzingis said. “If we can keep winning and I’ll keep doing what I have to do, then the real reward will come.” “Too many mistakes down the stretch,” Walker said. “We made some really bad mental mistakes at the end and they capitalized. This is stuff we’ve got to learn from. We’ve got to be better with our execution.”The Hornets were 7 of 9 from 3-point range in the first quarter and led 41-32. They increased the lead to 69-58 at halftime even with the Knicks hitting 61 percent of their shots in the first 24 minutes.TIP-INSHornets: Howard was listed as probable before the game with a sprained right foot, though coach Steve Clifford didn’t seem concerned that Howard would have to sit. … Walker snapped out a shooting slump by going 8 for 16 from the field. He was 8 for 27 during the Hornets’ losses to San Antonio and Minnesota.Knicks: The Knicks (6-4) are over .500 after 10 games for the first time since the 2012-13 season, when they won the Atlantic Division title. … Enes Kanter scored 14 points.COMEBACK KIDSThe Knicks have come from at least 15 points down in back-to-back games for the first time since Dec. 18 and 20 against Utah and Charlotte.STRENGTH OF SCHEDULEThe Hornets have not only had a tough schedule to open the season, but they had to play it short-handed. Nicolas Batum has missed all 11 games with a sprained left elbow, while Michael Kidd-Gilchrist has missed five. Charlotte has played Houston, Minnesota, San Antonio and Memphis, some of the strongest teams in the Western Conference.“With the schedule that we’ve played, if you would have told me no Nic, really no MKG, missing Cody (Zeller) for a number of games, that we’d be 5-5 with this sked, I’d be fine with it,” Clifford said before the game. “We have a good team. This is by far the most talented team we’ve had since I’ve been there, and you can’t play without two starters. Not at the wing position or anywhere else.” 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 awardcenter_img UP NEXTHornets: Visit Boston on Friday.Knicks: Visit Orlando on Wednesday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Legendary FEU volleyball coach Kid Santos passes way Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Doug McDermott added a season-high 20 points off the bench and Tim Hardaway Jr. had 19 for the Knicks, who have won six of seven after an 0-3 start. New York shot 60 percent from the field to catch up and eventually pass Charlotte.Asked what has keyed the Knicks’ turnaround, McDermott said: “Just unselfish play and having a guy like KP who is playing the best basketball in the NBA, borderline.”Kemba Walker, Dwight Howard and rookie Malik Monk each had 21 points in the Hornets’ third straight loss.The Knicks, who erased a 19-point deficit against Indiana in their last game, were down 15 in this one before mounting a charge in the fourth quarter with Porzingis on the bench. They cut it to four with about 7 minutes left, but Howard converted a follow shot and Walker banked in a 3-pointer to push the lead back to 109-100 with 5:34 to play.New York answered with four 3-pointers in a 14-2 run, with Porzingis’ clutch shot from straightaway making it 114-111. His drive to the basket with 11 seconds remaining made it 116-113, and Monk missed a 3-pointer before Walker lost the ball out of bounds on the sideline.ADVERTISEMENT Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Kristaps Porzingis of the New York Knicks hangs on the rim after dunking the ball in the second quarter against the Charlotte Hornets during their game at Madison Square Garden on November 7, 2017 in New York City. ages/AFPNEW YORK — No Knicks player has ever started a season like Kristaps Porzingis.He won’t celebrate now, since he only cares about the finish.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Street Child Team Liberia Loses SCWC Match against Indonesia

first_imgIndonesia Mauritius South Africa Pakistan  Tanzania  USA  4-1 Egypt  3-0 Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Argentinacenter_img India 2-0 13-0 Nicaragua Liberia Philippines  1-0 Team Liberia put in a strong performance and was praised for the team’s industrious display despite as the 4-1 defeat to Indonesia in their first game at the Street Child World Cup (SCWC) in Brazil.The West African side had the better of the first half but failed to take their chances and went in to the break level at 1-1 after a fantastic strike by Daniel Nimleh Bowdior.Indonesia captain Sularja opened the scoring five minutes in to the game when his header crept in at the far-post. He later doubled his goal tally when he tapped in following some good movement down the left side of the Indonesia midfield.Midfielders Malik and Jordan made sure the points were wrapped up with long-range strikes midway through the second half, both of which took wicked deflections on their way past Liberia goalkeeper Soko Gurley.However Liberia responded well, forcing the Indonesia goalkeeper to make some very good saves. The team made their coach’s and country proud showing real commitment throughout the game and embraced what the Street Child World Cup is all about, fair play, passion and hard work.Team Liberia Coach and Street Child of Liberia volunteer Sam Burnette afterwards commented: “I am extremely proud of how the boys performed against Indonesia. They are a solid side and have been tipped as contenders to win the SCWC tournament, so for us to give them such a good game is very pleasing.“Of course it is disappointing to lose any football match, but I know that if we continue in this manner we will pick up points very soon. We are enjoying our time in Brazil, learning a lot and looking forward to playing our next game against South Africa.”Latest Results 3-0last_img read more

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Newcastle enter race for QPR target Defoe

first_imgtalkSPORT’s north east football correspondent Graham Courtney claims Newcastle are intersted in QPR target Jermain Defoe.The Toronto forward appears to be on his way out of the MLS side, following Ryan Nelson’s departure.The Super Hoops were thought to be favourites to sign the 31-year-old becasue of the hitman’s connections with Harry Redknapp.But Courtney claims Defoe is also close to Alan Pardew, who managed him at West Ham, and that could see the ex-Tottenham star move to St James’ Park.“Newcastle are the latest side linked to Jermain Defoe,” he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show. “There’s chaos at Toronto because they have got rid of Ryan Nelson as their manager.“I know there’s a chance he’ll go to QPR in London but, if there’s one person that he knows really well in football it’s Alan Pardew.“He was the West Ham manager when Defoe was at the club.”last_img read more

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