24 Sep

Breanna Stewart

first_imgYou may not be familiar with the name Breanna Stewart.  She plays basketball for the University of Connecticut.  The Cicero North Syracuse High Schooler is a 6’4″ player for U Conn.  Her goal is to win 4 national championships while attending U Conn.  She is well on her way because she already has 2 under her belt.In last years championship game, she scored 21 points in the win against Notre Dame and was named the MVP of the tournament.  She is a very versatile player for the Huskies.  She can play any position from point guard to center.  Her 7’1″ wing span means she can block shots with relative ease.  She also can use either hand very efficiently.Currently, U Conn is ranked #2, but if you are inclined to bet on sports activities I would say that placing a small wager on U Conn to win again this year is a pretty good bet with Stewart leading the way.last_img read more

10 Jan

Fernandinho target of racist insults after own goal

first_img0Shares0000While some internet users directed racist barbs at Brazil’s midfielder Fernandinho, others defended him © AFP / Benjamin CREMELRIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil, Jul 7 – Brazilian midfielder Fernandinho and family members have been victims of racist insults on social media since his World Cup own goal on Friday, when Brazil was eliminated by Belgium in the quarterfinals of the World Cup in Russia.Several internet users referred to the Manchester City player as a “monkey,” while some even threatened to kill him after Brazil’s 2-1 loss. The player’s wife, Rosa Glaucia, also found her Instagram account full of insults. “Your husband’s (screw up) ruined everything,” was one comment from guih_nevetti.Fernandinho’s mother had to close her Instagram account due to the heap of offensive comments on her profile.Shocked by the racist messages, dozens of internet users rushed to Fernandinho’s defense on social networks.On the Mundo Negro site, which specializes in black culture, a message illustrated by a photo of Fernandinho underscored that “the defeat of Brazil and the own goal do not justify racism. Nothing justifies racism. We are with you Fernandinho.”On Friday night, TV Globo journalist Glenda Kozlowski wept in front of the cameras, talking about how distraught the player’s family was.In the match in Kazan, Fernandinho’s own goal in the 13th minute allowed Belgium to open the scoring. The 33-year-old had already been severely criticized four years ago, when he was hauled off at half-time on Brazil’s way to a humiliating 7-1 loss to Germany in the semifinals of the 2014 World Cup.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more