WORLD’S fastest man Usain Bolt has reiterated the fact that hard work has been the most crucial ingredient in his complete domination of the sport of track and field, even as he prepares to hang up his spikes in a few months’ time.The Jamaican’s dominance of the sprint events over the last few years has almost been unparalleled. The sprinter has not only managed eight Olympic and 11 World Championship gold medals, but also lost only a handful of races in nearly 10 years since his first major gold medal in Beijing.At times the sprinter has made defeating his numerous rivals look easy, but he has always been just as quick to insist it’s never the case.“People always say I made it look easy, but it’s not easy,” Bolt told CNN in a recent interview.“It looks easy because I put in so much work so when I get on the stage I execute very well. I tell people all the time that if I’m in good shape, then no one is going to beat me.”Bolt is eager to take a break from that work and has vowed to call time on his career following this summer’s World Championships in London. (Sportsmax)
University of Wisconsin softball pitcher Kirsten Stevens was awarded Big Ten Pitcher of the Week for the first time in her career at University of Wisconsin.Monday marked the second consecutive week the Badgers softball team bullpen has been recognized with Big Ten weekly honors.Stevens provided solid innings from the mound for the Badgers (12-2) all weekend at the 2017 Sheraton Invitational tournament held in Fort Myers, Florida at Florida Gulf Coast University’s home campus.Softball: Badgers face lesser foes in Florida at Sheraton InvitationalAs February winds down, 16 games remain until Big Ten play begins for the University of Wisconsin softball team. For these next Read…The senior bagged two wins during the weekend showing by the red hot Badgers, both of which were shutouts. Stevens controlled both games from the pitch for Wisconsin, defeating Florida International University 5-0 and Hofstra 4-0 in her two starts. The Badgers pitching core has been a staple in the team’s best start in program history. Freshman pitcher Kaitlyn Menz improved her season record to 7-2 in the Badgers latest win over Rutgers in the Sheraton Invitational tournament Sunday. In the 5-1 Wisconsin win, Menz sent three batters back to the dugout on strikeouts. The Badgers 4-0 win over Hofstra gave Stevens her third shutout of the season in part of her new career-high, 11-strikeout performance against Hofstra. Stevens led the Badgers to their third shutout of the year over FIU after recording five strikeouts.Softball: Wisconsin concludes successful weekend in Florida with some hardwareThe University of Wisconsin softball team concluded an incredibly successful tournament in Florida over the weekend with an overall record of Read…Wisconsin’s offense had an impressive performance as well, tying the team’s season-high of 11 hits against the Scarlet Knights. Junior Kelsey Jenkins went a perfect 3-for-3 at bat for the second time this season.Stevens has managed a stingy 0.28 ERA on the season to date. Stevens is also limiting opposing batters to a mere .172 batting average overall, while notching 32 K’s in only five games.She is the 15th Badger pitcher to receive the weekly honor from the Big Ten, and the first Wisconsin pitcher since former Badger and current volunteer assistant coach Taylor-Paige Stewart received the award back in 2014.