Being the best is never easy – Bolt

first_imgWORLD’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)last_img read more

USC continues preparing for Fresno State

first_imgAs the countdown to USC’s first football game continues, the Trojans participated in a full-pad practice on Tuesday morning.Repeat feat · Redshirt junior quarterback Cody Kessler would be hard-pressed to top his last performance against Fresno State. In last year’s Las Vegas Bowl, he passed for a career-high 345 yards and four touchdowns. – Ralf Cheung | Daily TrojanUSC head coach Steve Sarkisian stressed the importance of focus as they prepare for the Trojans’ Saturday home opener against the Fresno State Bulldogs. The team’s ability to maintain focus is already being tested as allegations swirl regarding the events involving Josh Shaw on Saturday night.First time for everythingSarkisian was animated after practice and was noticeably excited about leading the Trojans on Saturday against Fresno State in his first game as USC’s head coach.The Southern California native reminisced about watching the 1984 Olympic Games and many Raider games at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, as well as his time there as an assistant at USC.“I joked with the players the other day during the mock game,” Sarkisian said. “Cody [Kessler], Hayes [Pullard] and I were kind of out on the field earlier, throwing it around and I said, ‘I don’t know who’s gonna be more excited, you guys or me the first time we come down.’”Know yourself, know your enemyAs game day creeps ever closer for the Trojans, Sarkisian seemed pleased with his team’s Tuesday morning practice.“I thought they were focused, competitive,” Sarkisian said. “I though Cody was extremely sharp throwing the ball and I think we’re in a good place.”Sarkisian also noted that he is trying to make his team focus more on itself and its own strengths and weaknesses than on its opponent’s game.The Bulldogs’ strengths might be tough to pinpoint anyway since losing their star quarterback Derek Carr to the NFL. Carr led the nation in passing yards (5,083) and touchdowns (50) in 2013 and was selected in the second round of the NFL Draft by the Oakland Raiders.Fresno State head coach Tim DeRuyter has yet to name a starting quarterback for Saturday’s game. Brian Burrell and Brandon Connette have been locked in competition since Connette transferred from Duke, and both are slated to appear in Saturday’s game.“They’re both good athletes, they’re both good runners and can throw it,” Sarkisian said. “I’m sure we’ll have a couple wrinkles for each guy.”Freshman phenomAjene Harris, a true freshman wide receiver out of Crenshaw High School, displayed more moxie than might have been expected at such a young age.His dedication and work ethic landed him a starting spot as the team’s third starting wide receiver.“The work that I put in paid off, but I’m not really settling on that,” Harris said. “I’m ready to work every day.”last_img read more

Football player investigated for pushing fan

first_imgA USC player is under investigation by the Washington State University Police Department after video captured footage of him knocking over a Cougars fan after the Trojans’ loss in Pullman on Friday.The video shows No. 93 — who is listed as redshirt freshman defensive lineman Liam Jimmons — pushing a fan to the ground with both arms. At least two angles of the incident have been posted online on social media.“We’ve reached out to see if the athlete wants to talk to us,” said Steve Hansen, the police department’s assistant chief to the Los Angeles Times.The investigation comes after Washington State received $25,000 worth of fines for fans rushing the field after the upset victory. USC players had to weave through frantic fans on their way to the locker room.“It was an electric game and a very exciting atmosphere, and the safety of both fans and players always needs to be taken into account,” USC head coach Clay Helton said. “It’s hard. When you have that many fans that excited, they found their way down on the field and makes for a chaotic scene.”last_img read more

Former BiH football player could come to Čelik

first_imgFC Čelik is entering the next part of the season with great ambitions, and they already have a new player from Montenegro Slobodan Lakičević. Also there is a possibility that former player of BiH National team, Vladan Grujić could also start to play for FC Čelik.Another BiH Premier League team is also planning to bring reinforcements, Darko Maletić is planning to return and play for FC Borac.last_img