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Novak Djokovic wins fourth Laureus World Sportsman of the Year Award, equalling Usain Bolt’s record

World No. 1 tennis star Novak Djokovic, record-breaking gymnastSimone Biles, golfing legend Tiger Woods and the France Football Team were among the big winners at the 2019 Laureus World Sports Awards.  In the company of HSH Prince Albert II in Monaco, Novak Djokovic fought off tough competition from the likes of Kylian Mbappe, Eliud Kipchoge and LeBron James to win the Laureus World […]

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Novak Djokovic wins fourth Laureus World Sportsman of the Year Award, equalling Usain Bolt’s record

World No. 1 tennis star Novak Djokovic, record-breaking gymnastSimone Biles, golfing legend Tiger Woods and the France Football Team were among the big winners at the 2019 Laureus World Sports Awards. 

In the company of HSH Prince Albert II in Monaco, Novak Djokovic fought off tough competition from the likes of Kylian Mbappe, Eliud Kipchoge and LeBron James to win the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year Award. Novak, who won Wimbledon and the US Open in 2018 after returning from elbow surgery, is now a four-time Laureus World Sportsman of the Year.

Speaking after receiving his Award, Novak said: “A Laureus Award is what every athlete wants to win, and this one is a huge honour for me. Being among so many sporting greats here tonight, and hearing about the inspirational work Laureus is doing around the world, gives this Award a special meaning for me. 

“Last year was an incredible season for me, returning from injury to win Wimbledon and the US Open is something I’ll remember forever. I am delighted and I would like to thank the Laureus Academy for their support.” 

The Laureus World Sports Academy – made up of 68 global sporting legends – volunteered their time to vote for the winners in each shortlisted category which recognises sporting achievement in the 2018 calendar year. The Awards were hosted by actor James Marsden and featured entertainment from Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Jorja Smith

After her record-breaking performance at the gymnastics world championships, in which she won four gold, one silver and one bronze medal, Simone Biles was crowned Laureus WorldSportswoman of the Year. Biles, who also won the Sportswoman Award in 2017, made history last year by becoming the first woman to win four all-around world championships. At just 21, she now has a record 14 career world titles.

FIFA World Cup winners France became the first national football team to win a second Laureus World Team of the Year Award, fighting off competition from the world-leading teams across a range of sports including Mercedes AMG Petronas F1, Golden State Warriors and Real Madrid. French coach Didier Deschamps was in Monaco to accept the Award on behalf of the team

Japan’s first Grand Slam tennis star Naomi Osaka received the Laureus World Breakthrough of the Year Award for her victory in the US Open, where she defeated five-time Laureus Award winner Serena Williams. Osaka, 21, who is now number one in the world after recently winning the Australian Open, makes history as Japan’s first Laureus Award winner. 

Golfing star and ten-time Laureus Nominee Tiger Woods won his third Laureus Award, after winning the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year accolade at the 2000 and 2001 Laureus Awards. The American received the Laureus World Comeback of the Year Award for winning the Tour Championship, his first win in 1,876 days, returning to the game after spinal fusion surgery. 

17-year-old American snowboarding sensation Chloe Kim, who became the youngest woman to win a Winter Olympics snowboarding gold medal at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, won the Action Sportsperson of the Year Award. Slovak alpine skier Henrieta Farkašová and her guideNatalia Subrtova won the Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability Award after becoming the most decorated Winter Paralympian in Pyeongchang with four gold medals in vision-impaired Downhill, Giant Slalom, Super Combined and Super-G, plus silver in Slalom.

Attended by sports stars, celebrities and business leaders from around the world, the Awards also shone a light on the transformational work of Laureus Sport for Good. In 2018, nearly 300,000 young people all over the world directly benefited from more than 160 Laureus Sport for Good-supported programmes in 40 countries, working to end violence, discrimination and disadvantage by using sport as the tool for change.

Yuwa, a sport for development organisation that works in the rural region of Jharkhand in northern India, received the Laureus Sport for Good Award for their life-changing work in using football to improve the lives of young girls from disadvantaged communities. Through football, the girls overcome violence, build self-confidence and start to change perceptions of what a girl from a rural village in India is capable of achieving. One of Laureus Sport for Good’s key focus areas is promoting equality, empowerment and safety for young women and girls. Of the 296,300 children and young people Laureus Sport for Good programmes reached worldwide in 2018, 49% were young women and girls.  

The Laureus World Sports Academy recognised marathon world record breaker Eliud Kipchoge with the Laureus Academy Exceptional Achievement Award. Kipchoge, who ran the fastest time ever in a marathon in Berlin with a time of 2 hours 1 min 39 seconds, broke the previous record by a massive 1 min 18 seconds. 

Legendary football manager Arsène Wenger received the Laureus Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to football during his 22 years as manager of Arsenal. During his time there, he famously led ‘The Invincibles’ to an entire season unbeaten, and made a significant contribution to English football through his approach to scouting, training and diets, and his emphasis on an attacking mentality. 

Arsène received a guard of honour at the Ceremony from legendary Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas and football legends Alessandro Del Piero, Luis Figo, Fabio Capello, Didier Deschamps, Cafu and Alex Scott. Arsène’s Award was presented by Cesc Fabregas. 

Skiing great Lindsey Vonn’s incredible career was recognised by the Laureus Academy with the Laureus Spirit of Sport Award. The Spirit of Sport Award is given at the discretion of the Academy, to recognise an athlete or team who have achieved remarkable success and displayed a relentless dedication to their sport. The greatest female skier of all time, Vonn recently announced her retirement from the sport. Vonn is one of only two female skiers to win four Overall World Cups and has won a record eight World Cup Downhill titles. 

Inspirational Chinese climber Xia Boyu received the most votes in the global Laureus Sporting Moment of the Year public vote. Xia was recognised for his efforts in becoming only the second double-amputee to scale Everest, and the first to reach the summit from the Nepalese side. Joining Xia in the top three Laureus Sporting Moment of the Year Nominees at the Awards in Monaco were; South Africa’s first black Test captain Siya Kolisi and Scottish rugby legend Doddie Weir, who is fighting motor neuron disease.

To stay up to date with the 2019 Laureus World Sports Awards, visit awards.laureus.com and follow @LaureusSport and #Laureus19 on social.

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Chrisean Rock Leaks Intimate Bedroom Video With Blueface After Claiming The Rapper Cheated On Her

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Chrisean Rock posted a very steamy video of her and Blueface just hours after announcing she was leaving because he cheated on her. (more…)

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“Bayern” – the winner of the European Super Cup 2013

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In 2013, the match for the Super Cup of Europe was particularly interesting. “Bayern” and “Chelsea” determined the fate of the trophy. By the way, fans can watch live soccer with these clubs on the sports statistics website.

Both teams changed their coaches in summer 2013. Therefore, the match for the Super Cup was not just a struggle for the trophy, but also the next round of the legendary confrontation between Josep Guardiola and José Mourinho. And the meeting fully met all expectations.

“Chelsea” opened the scoring. As early as on 8 minute Fernando Torres scored. In the opening stages of the second half, Arjen Robben evened it up. The main time ended with the score 1-1. In the extra time both teams scored again. “Bayern” managed to equalize the score only on 120 +1 minutes. As a result, the score was 2-2.

The match went into a penalty shoot-out. The Munich side was victorious in it. All Bayern’s players converted their shots, while Romelu Lukaku was the only one to not score.

As a result, Josep Guardiola began his way at “Bayern” by winning the Super Cup. You can watch soccer matches involving this club live on the sports statistics website. Such a persistent confrontation is not always characteristic for Super Bowl matches. Therefore, the meeting between “Bayern” and “Chelsea” was a real highlight at the beginning of the European soccer season.

Why did Munich beat their opponents?

The Munich club was initially considered the favorite. However, it was clear that there would not be an easy walk for the team. The match was so hard fought. If you are watching the confrontation between the clubs now, but missed the livescore yesterday, the actual data can be found on the sports statistics website. 

So, if highlighting the main factors of the victory of “Bayern” in that fight, we can not go past:

  1. The experience of the club’s leaders. For example, Philipp Lahm, Toni Kroos, Franck Ribery, Arjen Robben. They demonstrated a great game, which ensured the team the desired result.
  2. The team’s chemistry. All the interactions between the players were smooth. Thanks to this, their passes were virtually without errors, inaccuracies and faults.
  3. Vivid performances from leaders. For example, Ribery. Franck scored during the game and regularly created chances for his partners. It was he who was recognized as the best player of the meeting.

So, the Munich side deservedly won the trophy, although they encountered serious resistance. 

To not miss any of their livescore matches or to keep up with the latest yesterday news, check out the sports statistics site. Here you can see the Munich club’s games in all competitions. Now it is possible to follow them in a convenient format without missing anything important.

 

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Apple Music celebrates a new milestone – 100 million songs

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Twenty-one years on from the invention of iTunes and the debut of the original iPod, we’ve gone from 1,000 songs in your pocket to 100,000x that on Apple Music. It’s phenomenal growth by any metric. The entire history, present, and future of music is at your fingertips or voice command.

But, whats in a number? Apple Music’s own global head of editorial Rachel Newman discusses what 100 million songs actually means in today’s newsroom post HERE.

Additionally, each of these 100 million songs has a unique story waiting to be told. Apple Music Today is a new audio series that will spotlight a different song every single day, seven days a week. The daily song selection may be new or old, a well-known essential or a fan-favorite deep cut. What they will all have in common is a compelling story and a particular and meaningful relevance to the day. The series kicks off today with the incredible story behind Sinead O’Connor’s “Nothing Compares 2 U”.
Tune in HERE.

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Ghanaian captain of Oral Roberts University football team, Eugene Quaynor killed in car crash

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Eugene Quaynor,  a team captain on the Oral Roberts University men’s soccer team — was tragically killed in a fiery car crash in Oklahoma this week. He was just 23 years old.

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Lyricist Vows to Restore Storytelling in Hip-Hop

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Two years since the release of his ‘Intellect Is Power’ album, Chicago lyricist Intellect reminds listeners with ‘Intellectual Intelligence’ that Chicago is still an epicenter when it comes to producing superb Hip-Hop artists. Blazing a trail of his own like the city heroes that came before him, Intellect lets his versatility reflect in both hardcore slapping records for core Hip-Hop lovers and sensual mood chillers for the listener that requires a break from gritty rhymes. ‘Intellectual Intelligence’ hits all streaming platforms September 8th.
“I take the ordinary and put my own twist on it. That is what makes me stand out not to mention that my word play is elevated. Greatness is as greatness does. Dare to be great. That’s a code I live by, and I want those that listen to my music to understand that.” – Intellect
“If we are speaking on Intellect’s rap techniques, they exceed! He orchestrates seamless flows, complex rhymes, and witty punchlines.” FM Hip-Hop
“With more than a point to prove and a needle to adjust on the creativity meter, Intellect is set to disrupt the system and he plans to do so with his first task of business seen in his upcoming visual, Ephesians 6:11. “Putting on the armor of God” as the title (and verse) references, Intellect is equipped for war with his lethal lyrical delivery.” APEX Coture
“Not forced to be part of a movement that everyone is finding trendy at the moment, the Chicago native pairs cultivated lyrics of persuasion with his colorful metaphors.” – Hip Hop Since 1987
“the Chicago native pairs cultivated lyrics of persuasion with his colorful metaphors that he’s becoming recognizable for and does so with ease.”Hip Hop Magazine
“Blazing a trail of his own like the city heroes that came before him, Intellect lets his versatility reflect in both hardcore slapping records for core Hip-Hop lovers and sensual mood chillers for the listener that requires a break from gritty rhymes.” – DJ Iceberg
“Chicago-bred rapper Intellect is defining what it means to be a lyrical rapper in 2022. His style can be described as versatile, unique, confident, and honest.” – Remixd Magazine
‘Intellectual Intelligence’ comes on the heels of Intellect’s “Father’s Day” and “Luv the Way” both which received positive reviews from traditional Hip-Hop and Rap outlets. The new project is available now on all streaming platforms.
Watch “Luv the Way” here: https://youtu.be/Q_3u6x9_TNE
Watch “Can’t Relate” here: https://youtu.be/iLweeKnZNLA
Stream ‘Intellectual Ignorance’ https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/intellect/intellectual-ignorance
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Legendary The Isley Brothers Present Anxiously Awaited New Full-Length LP ‘Make Me Say It Again, Girl’

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Today, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame® inductees, Songwriters Hall of Fame inductees, and GRAMMY® Award-winning music legends The Isley Brothers proudly present their anxiously awaited new album, Make Me Say It Again, Girl THE ALBUM. It marks the duo’s first full-length LP since 2006 and thirty-first original album overall. Get Make Me Say It Again, Girl THE ALBUM—HERE.

 

To celebrate the arrival of the record, the group shared the music video for the new single “The Plug” [feat. 2 Chainz]. Watch the music video for “The Plug”—HERE. Finger-snaps punctuate the guitar-laden beat as a promise echoes, “If you need a little love ‘cause you ran out, sugar, you know I got it.” Meanwhile, iconic Atlanta hip-hop superstar 2 Chainz rolls through with a simmering soulful verse of his own. The accompanying visual translates this vibe seamlessly to the screen.

 

If you need love, these gentlemen have got “The Plug”…

 

They originally set the stage for the record with a recreation of The Isley Brothers classic 1975 love ballad, “Make Me Say It Again, Girl,” joined by none other than Beyoncé. It recently catapulted to #1 on the Billboard Adult R&B Airplay Chart, standing out as their first #1 since “Contagious.” It incited a flurry of critical applause from the likes of The FADER and Vulture who proclaimed, “For this one, Bey is out of Club Renaissance, trading lines with Isley over a smooth, polished track.”

 

Make Me Say It Again, Girl THE ALBUM places the pair’s classic sound in the spotlight for a whole new era. Whether it be the cinematic scope of “Long Voyage Home” or R&B escapism of “Disappear,” they lean into the hallmarks of their signature style with undeniable energy. They’ve also brought a few friends—both old and new—along for the ride. El Debarge and Earth, Wind & Fire team up with The Isley Brothers for the generational banger “There’ll Never Be,” while Rick Ross flexes with pure lyrical fire during “Biggest Bosses.” Elsewhere, Quavo and Takeoff ignite the irresistible and infectious “Keys To My Mind.”

MAKE ME SAY IT AGAIN, GIRL TRACKLISTING

01. Make Me Say It Again, Girl (Full Version) [Feat. Beyoncé]

02. Long Voyage Home

 03. The Plug [Feat. 2 Chainz]

04. Sexy Face

05. My Love Song

06. Great Escape [feat. Trey Songz]

07. Last Time

08. Keys To My Mind [feat. Quavo & Takeoff]

09. There’ll Never Be [feat. El Debarge, Earth, Wind & Fire]

10. Disappear

11. Consolidate

12. Right Way

13. Friends and Family [feat. Snoop Dogg]

14. Biggest Bosses [feat. Rick Ross]

It’s just the start of another chapter though. Say it again louder than ever with The Isley Brothers in 2022.

 

After more than 60 years of creating massive hits, The Isley Brothers continue to produce timeless and impactful music showing why they are international treasures who are firmly woven into the fabric of our culture.

 

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