SANTA ANITA PARK (CA) MAY 2015 | Last week we had the opportunity to
go Behind the scenes to celebrate ‘The Preakness’ at Santa Anita Park.
Yes California! We have an awesome horse by the name of “American
Pharoah” together with jockey Victor Espinoza in reach of capturing the
Triple Crown. The fact that the home track for American Pharoah and
Espinoza is Santa Anita Park only makes any celebration or/ party at Santa
Anita Park symbolically special.
Our coverage includes a cool introduction by guest video host Fenix Lazzaroni
from the Gallop Out Restaurant/ Bar. Lazzaroni is also featured in other Santa
Anita Park promo videos providing additional images and tips for all visitors.
Our coverage also FT a (Spanish / English) interview with Santa Anita jockey
Elvis Trujillo. The Trujillo last name is famous in Panama where his family
for generations have been racing horses. He is also a Real Madrid soccer
‘Futbol’ aficionado, but more importantly, he provides us with a few tips of
success relating to horse riding.
LOS ANGELES (CA) JUNE 2015 | Coverage includes Triple Crown winning
trainer Bob Baffert throwing a solid first pitch at Dodger stadium. FOX L.A.
Sports anchor Liz Habib, as well as in stadium TV host Erica Weston provided
us with cool video shout outs and mini interview. Enjoy the action clips!
Mr. Baffert is the owner & trainer of Santa Anita-based American Pharoah, who
with his victory at Saturday’s Belmont Stakes became the first Triple Crown
winner since Affirmed in 1978.
HUNTINGTON BEACH (CA) JULY 2015 | Ben Hatchell Crowned Champion at
the Van Doren Invitational. The 2015 Van Doren Invitational ignited the Vans
Pro Bowl on the sand in Huntington Beach today as thousands of fans witnessed
the world’s best park riders go head to head in the all-cement gauntlet.
Following an explosive semi-finals round and a mind-blowing combination run
in the finals, Ben Hatchell is crowned champion for his second Van Doren
Invitational title since winning the inaugural Van Doren Invitational in 2013.
Joining him on the podium, Vans’ own Pedro Barros claimed second followed
closely by the unrelenting Chris Russell who placed third.
1st Place: Ben Hatchell - $25,000 * 2nd Place: Pedro Barros - $15,000 * 3rd
Place: Chris Russell - $10,000 | Final Results 1: Ben Hatchell - 96.56 | 2: Pedro
Barros - 94.24 | 3: Chris Russell - 90.31 | 4: Raven Tershy - 82.98 | 5: Willy
Lara - 79.71 | 6: Ronnie Sandoval - 77.74 | 7: Alex Sorgente - 77.60 | 8: Jack
Fardell - 76.20 | 9: Chris Gregson - 73.83 | 10: Marlon Silva - 71.02 | 11: Ben
Raybourn - 69.20 | 12: Curren Caples - 7.76
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LEXINGTON, OHIO - JULY 2015 | BY. INDY.CAR -- O-H followed harmoniously
by I-O resounded from the crowded Victory Circle at Mid-Ohio Sports Car
Course and thundered through Thunder Valley. Tens of thousands of spectators
joined Graham Rahal, who was reared in New Albany, Ohio, in celebrating an
emphatic home victory in the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio.
Rahal's surge in the second half of the Verizon IndyCar Series season
continued with his second win in five weeks. Rahal, who started 13th in the
90-lap race in the No. 15 Steak 'n Shake Honda for Rahal Letterman Lanigan
Racing, closed to nine points of Verizon IndyCar Series championship
front-runner Juan Pablo Montoya with two races left in the season. There
are 10 entries mathematically eligible for the title.
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Huntington Beach, CA/USA (Sunday, August 2, 2015)| By. WSL -
Johanne Defay (FRA) and Hiroto Ohhara (JPN) reigned supreme on the final
day of the Vans US Open of Surfing in front of a capacity crowd. Defay has
been crowned champion of the Women’s event, stop No. 6 on the Samsung
Galaxy World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT), while Ohhara
has won the Men’s Qualifying Series (QS) 10,000 event.
HUNTINGTON BEACH (CA) JULY 2015 | Women’s Round 2 Heats 1-6, Women’s
Round 3 Heats 1-4 and Men’s Round 2 Heats 1-6 rounded out day five of the
2015 VANS US OPEN OF SURFING--the annual nine day event that brings
together the world’s elite in surfing, skateboarding and BMX.
Today’s surf events began this morning with 2-3’+ surf for Women’s Round
2, Heats 1-6, followed by Women’s Round 3, Heats 1-4. Today’s highest heat
score and wave scores in the Women's were by Malia Manuel, a 17.17 and a
9.17 respectively in Round 3, Heat 5. The day wrapped with Round 2, Heat
1-6 of the Men’s QS10000. Today’s highest heat scores in the Men's were
by Adam Melling and Kanoa Igarashi, both scoring 17.50 in Heats 1 and 3
respectively, with today’s highest wave score in Men's by Adam Melling, a
9.17 in Heat 1.
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LEXINGTON, OHIO - 2015 | Dario Franchitti turned to Gil de Ferran and,
appropriately during breakfast, said that their longtime shared Mid-Ohio Sports
Car Course lap record was toast.
Franchitti set the qualifying lap record of 1 minute, 05.347 seconds on Aug. 13,
1999, and de Ferran matched it 364 days later. After seeing the lap times in
practice the day before, it wasn't a prophetic stretch for the four-time Verizon
IndyCar Series champion. And he was correct.
Scott Dixon won the 2014 Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio after starting at the rear
of the 22-car grid. He’ll have a considerably better starting position in the 90-lap
race on the 2.258-mile, 13-turn road course Aug. 2. Dixon reset the track lap
record in the Firestone Fast Six segment of knockout qualifications on the way
to earning the Verizon P1 Award for his second pole of the season and 23rd of
his Indy car career, which ties Johnny Rutherford for 12th all time …
Source: Indy.Car.Com | Continue >
HERMOSA BEACH (CA) AUG., 2015 | The No. 5 seed women’s team of Vivian
Cunha & Raquel Ferreira -Goncalves Ferreira took home their 3rd consecutive
NVL title, and No. 2 seed Americans Dave Palm & Eric Zaun were the men’s
winners at the Nat ional Volleyball League West Coast Championships.
Cunha/Ferreira are proving to be the women’s team to beat this season, also
taking home the Milwaukee Championships trophy after defeating the number
one women’s team, Kristen Batt-Rohr & Pri Piantadosi-Lima.
Palm/Zaun won in three games, 21-19, 21-23, 15-9, against the No. 4 seed
Skylar DelSol (USA) & Piotr Marciniak (POL). This is the first title for the pair
as a team. The tournament was held at the Hermosa Beach pier from August
6-8 and featured top pro beach Eric Zaun & Dave Palm - Credit Ed Chan
volleyball players from around the world, including local SoCal pros 2X
Olympian Mark Williams, Skyler McCoy, Jon Mesko, Travis Schoonover,
Chelsea Hayes, Molly Menard, Jennifer Snyder, Michelle Williams and Alicia
Zamparelli-Flavia competing for a $75,000 prize purse …
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The elite women's Vans US Open of Surfing kicked off Tuesday with Hawaiian
domination, some surprising upsets, and maneuvers that made the best of the
variable conditions. Hawaiians led the pack, at first. Malia Manuel opened the
event with a win after a Herculean effort. She surfed a total of 10 waves, finding
two keeper scores amid a string of low numbers. Californian Lakey Peterson,
who won the US Open in 2012, gave Ho a run for her athletic money, earning an
8.57 at the very end. But despite the high-scoring finale, Peterson didn't catch
up. She'll go on to surf the do-or-die Round 2, while Ho advances directly to
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This unprecedented event brings the world’s greatest beach volleyball players
and their fans together in a way that’s never been seen in the world of pro-
fessional sports. Sanctioned by FIVB, the sport’s international governing body,
the ASICS World Series of Beach Volleyball is the premier event in the sport
plus more; it’s a week-long festival celebrating “all things beach,” including
sports, music, culture and community. In addition to the pro competition, the
week also includes many open tournaments for all ages and experience levels.
With NBC Sports broadcasting the action, the top players from all over the
world will compete on American soil for the largest purse in FIVB history.
Fans will have the opportunity to compete in co-ed and single gender 4’s and
6-man, youth, and collegiate tournaments throughout the week. And the action
on the sand doesn’t end there. Musical performances all week long will com-
plement the volleyball to delight and entertain all in attendance.
Source: WSOBV.Com | Tap to continue >>
Los Angeles Lift-Off is part of the Lift-Off International Film Festivals, dedicated
to the discovery and development of independent artists in an unbiased
environment and free from any commercial pressures. Student films are
programmed alongside professional/ independent films and every film that is
submitted is treated equally and voted on individual merit alone. A large
budget and glossy production value means nothing to the folks at Lift-Off –
the only focus is great delivery of an honest story. The motto is to “Look
beyond the gloss. Put talent before technology."
Los Angeles Lift-Off Film Festival is one of ten international Lift-Off events and
come directly after the very successful Las Vegas event. Other Lift-Off events
take place in Amsterdam, London and Tokyo amongst others. Lift-Off Film Fest-
ivals are free to attend, enabling submission fees to directly donate to bringing
more audience to independent work. Lift-Off believe strongly in their film-
makers getting value for their submission fee and so every one is given ex-
tensive support and advice on topics such as marketing, crowd-funding and
artistic development. Lift-Off's aim is to create a network of creatives to one
day become an industry of their own, where talent is king and hard work
Rewarded. Lift-Off wish to bring back the art of film-making and, most
importantly, to bring back the talent behind it. 25% Submission Discount
Code - LosAngelesIndie | Standard screenings 25-28 Aug with winners'
night on 29 Aug., Raleigh Studios, Melrose Ave., Hollywood 90038
Tap for more event info >>
LOS ANGELES (CA) SEPT., 2015 | For the first time since the 2012 season, Red
Bull Global Rallycross will include a crossover jump in a course design in next
weekend’s Red Bull GRC Los Angeles presented by Subaru Tecnica International.
The crossover will be a key element in the brand new course design, which
spans .702 miles and a season-high 13 turns.
Unlike last year’s layout, the 2015 course will run counterclockwise, with
drivers charging from a starting grid in front of the SS Lane Victory into a pair
of left-hand turns. Drivers get their first taste of the dirt with a rhythm section
in turns three, four, and five, before hitting the dirt crossover jump (which will
be closed with a bridge element) and returning to pavement in turn six.
From there, drivers will attack the interior section of the track, with turns seven
through 10 running alongside the exterior section of the course. With the right-
hand turn 11, drivers will pass under the crossover before confronting the
Kobalt Tools Joker Lap, either making a hard left to take it or staying to the
outside to complete the regular lap. A sweeping left-hand turn 13 brings drivers
back to the frontstretch to complete the lap.
Tickets are still available for Red Bull GRC Los Angeles presented by Subaru
Tecnica International, to take place September 12-13 at the Port of Los
Angeles. Click here to purchase tickets.
Source RedBullGlobalRallyCross.Com | Continue >>
SONOMA (CA), AUGUST 2015 | Scott Dixon won the Grand Prix of Sonoma on
Sunday, clinching his fourth career IndyCar series championship in the process.
Entering Sunday’s race, the final one of the IndyCar season, Dixon trailed Juan
Pablo Montoya in the standings by 47 points. He also sat 13 points behind
Dixon finished the raced tied with Montoya in points, but took home the title
because he had more wins this season (three) than Montoya (two). Montoya
finished the race in sixth place.
“There was still a chance and that's what I was hoping for,” Dixon said,
according to IndyCar.com. “I don't know what to say. This season we had
some big races, and this was the biggest. We were such a longshot.”
Dixon previously won championships in 2003, 2008 and 2013. | Source:
Bolstered by the most-watched Verizon IndyCar Series race ever on NBCSN
for the season-ending GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma, INDYCAR telecasts on
ABC and NBCSN posted an overall viewership increase of 16 percent in 2015
that included a 34 percent jump in NBCSN viewership.
The thrilling Aug. 30 race at Sonoma Raceway, won by Scott Dixon to also
secure the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series championship in a tiebreaker over
Juan Pablo Montoya, averaged 841,000 viewers on NBCSN, according to The
Nielsen Company. Viewership peaked at more than one million in the final full
quarter hour. It was the most-watched cable telecast of a Verizon IndyCar
Series race since NBCSN acquired the rights in 2009 and the highest cable
viewership since the Richmond race on ESPN in 2008.
Source: Indy.com | Continue >>
LOS ANGELES (CA) SEPT., 2015 | It's not every day that you get to watch a
film on the banks of the L.A. River or at a Food Co-Op in Pasadena or the
Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook. But it's not every day that the Ambulante
Documentary Film Festival rolls into town. For three weeks, beginning Sept.
19, Ambulante will screen films on topics as varied as Latin boogaloo and
Haitian machete fencing, in locations around Los Angeles and beyond.
This week, the festival announced its second, more expansive iteration, which
will include a handful of screenings in Northern California. The locations include
sites in Long Beach, skid row and Pacoima, but also locales such as Watsonville
and Seaside (outside of Monterey). The program consists of 28 documentaries
and 15 short films that will be screened at 21 locations. The goal, says
Christine Davila, who serves as director of Ambulante California, is to take
documentary film to new audiences in unexpected locations.
The lineup includes new and recently released documentary films. Among
them: "No Más Bebés," a new film by Rene Tajima-Peña on Mexican immigrant
women who were involuntarily sterilized in Los Angeles County hospitals in the
1960s and '70s, and the award-winning "Kings of Nowhere," by first-time
director Betzabé García, about three families who live in a partially submerged
Northwestern Mexican town. There are also films about music, protest, edu-
cation and Mexican wrestling. There will also be a special screening of the
1985 doc "Ornette: Made in America" in Leimert Park Village, in honor of the
recent passing of jazz saxophonist Ornette Coleman.
Last year, Ambulante drew almost 2,000 people to screenings around L.A. This
year, with the additional screenings and a greater variety of locations, Davila
is hoping to draw even more. "A lot of culture tends to be in rather exclusive
settings, which is great if you can access that," she says. "But we want to use
our environment — whether it's a parking lot or a vacant lot. People can be
walking along, and suddenly there's this film that you're confronted by. For us,
any empty space is a potential exhibition space." The best part: all of the
screenings are free. For the full Ambulante lineup, visit ambulanteusa.com.
Source: L.A. Times | Continue for full story & event details >>
LOS ANGELES (CA) SEPT., 2015 | All season long, the drivers of GRC Lites have
proven themselves to produce some of the most exciting racing in Red Bull
Global Rallycross, from the wild and unpredictable season opener won by Austin
Cindric in Fort Lauderdale to Oliver Eriksson and Alex Keyes’ last-lap battle in
Los Angeles last week. Now, the class will do something it’s never done since
being introduced to Red Bull GRC in 2013—leave the United States—in order to
help settle its championship fight.
The first-ever international GRC Lites rounds will take place next month at
Bushy Park Barbados, the only one of Red Bull GRC’s venues that the class
skipped last year. While local fans may not have yet seen a Lites race event,
they’ll be in for a treat: not only will they get to see two Lites finals alongside
the main Supercar class, but the class has also produced its closest-ever points
battle so far in 2015.
Cindric and Miles Maroney enter the weekend separated by a tiebreaker, as
Cindric’s three wins in 2015 hold court to Maroney’s one. Eriksson lurks a mere
five points behind them in third, boasting two victories of his own, while soph-
omore driver Alejandro Fernandez sits in fourth, within striking distance at 36
points back. Behind them, two drivers with the potential to turn the champion-
ship on its head sit in fifth and sixth. Rough luck has dropped Tanner Whitten
from first to fifth in the standings and 76 points out of the top spot, but with a
brand new car for the weekend, a strong road-racing background, and a just-win
mentality, he’s a favorite to do big things in Barbados. Sitting in sixth, Alex
Keyes is one of only three Lites drivers with multiple victories in 2015, and a
threat to win nearly anywhere he races.
Source: RedBullGlobalRallyCross.Com | Continue >>
LOS ANGELES (CA) SEPT., 2015 | It was a near-perfect weekend for the Volks-
wagen Andretti Rallycross (VARX) team, which celebrated the one-year anni-
versary of the Beetle GRC’s on-track debut with four podiums—including two
victories—at the Red Bull Global Rallycross (GRC) doubleheader from the Port
of LA. The pair of wins earned by Scott Speed makes him the winningest driver
in GRC history and puts him solidly in contention for the 2015 championship:
he now lies only 13 points behind the title leader with three rounds remaining
in the season. Tanner Foust proved the Beetle GRC’s mettle, and his own
tenacity, by claiming two hard-fought podiums at his home event.
“One year from the Beetle GRC’s race debut, and we get to celebrate its birth-
day with two incredible results here at the Port of LA,” said a beaming Clark
Campbell, General Manager, Volkswagen Experiential Marketing. “Our Volks-
wagen Andretti Rallycross team has matured so much in our short time comp-
eting in Red Bull Global Rallycross, but this weekend is the crowning achieve-
ment of our program so far.” Scott Speed had an almost perfect Saturday.
After posting the second-quickest time of Friday afternoon’s qualifying session,
the driver of the No. 41 Merchant First Volkswagen Beetle GRC won both his
heat races, his Semifinal outing, and the main event, marking his first points-
paying victory of the 2015 season. Saturday’s result could only be topped by
Sunday’s, in which Speed set the quickest time in qualifying and followed it up
by winning his Heat, Semifinal, and Final, leading every lap of competition. “It’s
been a fantastic weekend, obviously!” exclaimed Speed after his second cham-
pagne shower in two days. “With a new program like this, you’re bound to run
into difficulties, but we’ve overcome them, our Beetle GRCs are fast and durable,
and I see us as a major threat for the championship. I couldn’t be happier; I
feel so lucky to drive this car, I have an amazing teammate, and a great team.
I can’t say enough good things about Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross!”
Source: RedBullGlobalRallyCross.Com | Continue for full story >>
ORANGE COUNTY, (CA) SEPT., 2015 |Orange County, Calif] The Golden Foodie
Awards is excited to announce the 2015 nominees and presenters. The winners
in 24 categories will be awarded during the sold out show at The Fairmont
Newport Beach hotel on Sunday, September 27. Now in its fourth year, the
Golden Foodie Awards honors the best chefs, bartenders, food and drink of
chef driven and independent restaurants in Orange County, California.
The September 27th red carpet affair will be joined by the who's-who in the
culinary world, including the celebrity master of ceremonies, Simon Majumdar
from the Food Network. Guests are welcomed on the red carpet with Roca
Patron and Ketel One cocktails while they are led to the outdoor garden
overflowing with fabulous food and drinks.
The Golden Foodie Awards will kick off with more than 25 tantalizing food and
libation stations for guests to enjoy. Ketel One craft cocktails, wines by Coppola
and at the Roca Patron Bar, be among the first to see the "Art of Patrón Virtual
Reality Experience” through immersive 360-degree Oculus technology.
During the Awards ceremony, guests will delight in glamorous desserts and
drinks including VOSS Sparkling and Still Water, Sofia Blanc de Blanc Sparkling
Wine, Patron Citronge Mango to spice up sparkling wine if chosen. Coppola
Black Diamond Pavilion and Claret Coppola Diamond Collection. Desserts to
include: "Golden Goo Goo Peanut Buttah” by Pastry Chef, Jeffry Kahle, the
"Golden Eclipse Cake" by Rachel Klemek and Vicky Hsu. Chef Deb Sims of
Maro Wood Grill will serve her Golden Foodie Award winning Banana Bread
Pudding and Villa Roma will serve Chocolate covered strawberries and
Alfajores. The tables will also be adorned with Valenza Chocolatier’s Bonbons
of Gold and B. Toffee. Hosting the event is Simon Majumdar a world renowned
broadcaster and author who has dedicated the second half of his time on this
planet to fulfill his ambition to “Go Everywhere. Eat Everything”. The enter-
taining Awards will feature local celebrity presenters announcing the winners
in all categories. Each winner will be presented with the Golden Foodie Award
statuette covered in 14-carat gold. The event honors extraordinary culinary
talents by embodying the community in ‘peer’s choice’ vote for the Chef of the
Year Award, Pastry Chef of the Year Award and Best New Restaurant
categories. The other 21 categories are the ‘People’s Choice Food Awards’ and
voted on by the public.
Source: GoldenFoodie.Com | Continue >>
Mick Fanning (AUS) won the Hurley Pro at Trestles and Carissa Moore (HAW)
won the Swatch Women's Pro on a day that saw close calls and heavy battles
each heat. Their victories also earned them the yellow jerseys signifying the
men's and women's Jeep Leaders.
The morning opened to glassy conditions and the first men's Quarterfinal
FT., Filipe Toledo (BRA) and Joel Parkinson (AUS). Toledo, the 20 yr-old Brazil-
ian phenom, has won legions of new fans with his high-flying acrobatics. No. 4
on elite Tour rankings at the event's start, Toledo is already part of the Title
race. At No. 18 on the rankings, Parko needed a win, badly. But undeterred by
Parkinson's veteran status, Toledo surfed circles around him in the punchy
waves, taking the win and moving on to the Semis. The rest of the Quarters
saw usual suspects winning their heats, setting up some heavy Semifinal
matchups with just one big hiccup -- an interference call on Nat Young (USA)
against Gabriel Medina (BRA) at the start of Quarterfinal 4. The call cut one of
Young's scores in half, compromising his ability to catch up.
In the Semis, Toledo was less authoritative against countrymen Adriano de
Souza (BRA), who surfed away with the win. Similarly, Gabriel Medina (BRA)
went down to Rip Curl teammate, friend and mentor Fanning who earned two
nine-point-range scores during the bout. The men's Final saw De Souza and
Fanning face off in increasingly bumpy conditions that now matched the tension
in the air. The stakes were high: For De Souza, it was about keeping his lead
going into the European leg. For Fanning, it was about overtaking the lead,
and possibly having another shot at glory. From the start, though, it was
Fanning who had the rhythm and ease. At the halfway mark, he had De Souza
combo-ed. De Souza battled back with a 9.07, but still needed an excellent-
range score win.
Among the CT women, the field saw a careful culling of some of the lower-
ranked women as momentum proved to win the day. Bianca Buitendag (ZAF),
who has been steadily improving with each event, defeated Lakey Peterson
(USA) in the opening Semifinal of the Swatch Women's Pro with two mid-range
scores. Peterson has also been in solid form, seeming to find her feet and
rising to No. 5 on the rankings. "I can't blame anyone but myself," said
Peterson. "I made a lot of mistakes
at the start of the event I think. I got one good wave and was feeling confident
but then it went really quiet. I'm really disappointed in myself and the situation
but I'm trying to look at the positive."The Final saw Buitendag take on Moore,
one of the Tour's toughest opponents. The Hawaiian has two Titles to her name
and it only took a few waves to remember why: She made the most of every
wave and, despite Bianca's skill, read the waves better and made it all look
Source: WorldSurfLeague.com | Continue >>
LONG BEACH (CA) AUG., 2015 | For the 10th-time in FIVB World Tour history,
both the women’s and men’s gold medal matches will be Brazil versus the United
States confrontations as teams from the South and North American countries
won semi-final matches here Saturday afternoon at the US$800,000 ASICS
World Series of Beach Volleyball. With the women playing both quarter-final
and semi-final matches Saturday while the men only competed to set the lineup
for the medal matches, the Brazilian pairs of Talita Antunes/Larissa Franca and
Alison Cerutti/Bruno Oscar Schmidt advanced to the title matches on the
TrueCar Court at Alamitos Beach where they will face Americans April Ross/
Kerri Walsh Jennings and Phil Dalhausser/Nick Lucena, respectively.
The last time the Brazil vs. USA gender matchups happened at the same FIVB
World Tour event was in mid-April 2011 when the South Americans captured
the women’s finale before the North Americans topped the men’s podium.
A southern California site was one of the previous Brazil-USA meetings when
the South Americans claimed both gold medals at the 1997 FIVB World Champ-
ionships in Los Angeles at UCLA. The women’s medal matches will be played
first Sunday on the TrueCar Court at Alamitos Beach starting at 10 a.m. Followed
by the men’s podium placement contests starting at 1:30 p.m. The gold medal
winning teams will share the $57,000 first-place prizes in the fourth of five Grand
Slam events on the 2015 FIVB World Tour calendar. After the eighth-seeded
Ross and Walsh Jennings advanced to the finals with a 2-0 (21-19, 21-17) win
in 53 minutes over sixth-seeded Laura Ludwig and Kira Walkenhorst of Germany,
second-seeded Talita and Larissa gained a spot in the title match with a 2-0
(21-17, 21-18) victory in 42 minutes over seventh-seeded Louise Bawden and
Taliqua Clancy of Australia.
Source FIVB.org | Tap for full story >
LAS VEGAS (NV) OCT., 2015 | Las Vegas – UFC’s December to remember will
be highlighted by an unprecedented three-event fight week featuring some of
the sport’s biggest stars. The action begins Thursday, December 10 as No. 6
strawweight contender Paige VanZant battles No. 8 Joanne Calderwood on
UFC FIGHT PASS® in the main event of UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: VanZANT vs.
CALDERWOOD. The following night No. 2 featherweight contender Frankie
Edgar and No. 3 Chad Mendes serve as the marquee bout of The Ultimate
Fighter®: Team McGregor vs. Team Faber Finale. Both events will take place
at The Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
The blockbuster weekend culminates Saturday night when the first feather-
weight champion in UFC history, Jose Aldo, and interim champion Conor
McGregor, finally settle their differences in the main event of UFC® 194®:
ALDO vs. McGREGOR.
Former lightweight champion Edgar (18-4-1, fighting out of Toms River, N.J.)
looks to secure a shot at the title with a win in the five-round main event of
The Ultimate Fighter Finale. “The Answer” is riding a four-fight win streak that
includes wins over Mendes’ teammate Urijah Faber, Cub Swanson, UFC legend
BJ Penn and Charles Oliveira. A win here would solidify his place as the No. 1
contender in the stacked 145-pound division. Mendes (17-3, fighting out of
Sacramento, Calif.) looks to get back in the win column after a short notice
loss to McGregor in July. With a full camp behind him, the Team Alpha Male
standout is confident the result will be different and that he will leave the
Octagon® in line for another shot at championship gold.
Setting the stage for Edgar and Mendes will be the much anticipated return of
third-ranked lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov (22-0, fighting out of
Dagestan, Russia), who looks to keep his perfect record intact when he meets
No. 9 Tony Ferguson (20-3, fighting out of Ventura, Calif.). Ferguson is coming
off back-to-back Performance of the Night victories, and he hopes to climb
into the top five of the division by handing Nurmagomedov the first loss of his
To headline the first UFC FIGHT PASS card on American soil, VanZant (6-1,
fighting out of Sacramento, Calif.) meets Scottish sensation Calderwood (10-1,
fighting out of Glasgow, Scotland). VanZant, who is one of mixed martial arts
fastest rising stars, will need to use her relentless attack to counter Calder-
wood’s dangerous striking in hopes of staying undefeated inside the Octagon
and take one step closer to a shot at the title. With four wins by knockout –
three in the first round, the Scot is the most dangerous opponent to date for
the Team Alpha Male prodigy. For more information or current fight news,
visit www.ufc.com. All bouts live and subject to change. Tickets for THE
ULTIMATE FIGHTER® FINALE: TEAM McGREGOR vs. TEAM FABER go on sale
Friday, September 25 at 10 a.m. Tickets are available for purchase online at
www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com or through www.ticketmaster.com.
Source: UFC.COM / PRESS | Continue >
BARBADOS - OCT. 2015 | Tanner Foust gave Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross
its fourth consecutive race victory, while Scott Speed earned his class-leading
seventh podium of the season, in Sunday’s Red Bull Global Rallycross
Barbados II main event. The 1-2 finish eliminated all other drivers from champ-
ionship contention and set up a head-to-head battle between the two teamm-
ates in Las Vegas next month.
“Barbados is amazing—I figure we should just have every race here!” Foust
said after the victory. “The track is awesome, they made some changes to the
facility here since last year and it’s getting better and better. So far, it’s a
Volkswagen sweep here both years, which is pretty amazing. The car wasn’t
the fastest all day today, and didn’t qualify at the top, but by managing the
cars through the long race we pulled it off. Thank you to the fans for coming
out, we could hear you coming down the straightaway!”
Coming into the day, Speed had a 33-point lead over Ken Block in the
standings, but neither driver could capitalize in the heats as Speed scored
three points and Block took two. In the first corner of the main event, Block
saw his championship hopes go up in smoke when first-lap shuffling pushed
him out of the main groove and saw him drop to last in the 10-car final. Speed
now holds a 36-point lead over Foust in the standings with one race remaining.
“We managed to keep the wheels on it this time!” Speed added, referring to a
spectacular hit from Patrik Sandell in Saturday’s final that obliterated his left
front wheel. “Either way, the championship winner is on our team, which is
perfect. We couldn’t ask for a better weekend.”
In GRC Lites, Austin Cindric completed the Olsbergs MSE sweep of the
weekend, beating teammate and Saturday winner Oliver Eriksson to the
finish. AF Racing’s Alejandro Fernandez completed the podium for the second
day in a row, setting up a four-way battle between Sunday’s podium finishers
and fourth place finisher Miles Maroney for the championship in Las Vegas.
The final round of the 2015 Red Bull Global Rallycross will take place at the
Village Lot on the Las Vegas Strip on Wednesday, November 4. Tickets are
on sale now at http://www.redbullglobalrallycross.com/tickets.
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FORT LAUDERDALE (FL) OCT., 2015 | Brazilian men and women were
Golden, but not without a colossal fight from the silver medalists of United
States and Germany. By the time the men’s gold medal climax got underway
at the inaugural Swatch Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Finals on Sunday,
the atmosphere was electric, with the capacity grandstands and overflow
crowd at the oceanside big screen super-charged after two incredible bronze
medal bouts and a breathtaking battle for women’s gold. Brazil had swept all
three, thrilling South American fans and leaving the horde of US supporters
ravenous to see the tournament’s only remaining Americans take home an
ultimate home-country triumph against Brazilian arch-rivals. But there was
no beating the man they call The Mammoth.
The crowds were on their feet for Florida’s own Nick Lucena and Olympic Gold
Medalist Phil Dalhausser, as well as for reigning FIVB World Champions Alison
Cerutti and Bruno Schmidt, who are adored by the area’s massive contingent
of Brazilians. The teams were one-all in their two previous matches of the
season, and with a $100,000 prize – the biggest of the FIVB World Tour – for
the winning pair, as well as the honor of being crowned best of the best in the
important new tournament, they came out fighting. While the Americans played
with skill and heart, the speed of Bruno and the blocks of the “mammoth” 6’8“,
233-pound Alison were insurmountable. The Brazilians won 21-13, 21-15 to
clinch the gold and conclude their season with the unprecedented achievement
of being named FIVB World Champions and World Tour Finals Champions in
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