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Demps latest Olympic sprinter to get NFL contract


Jeff Demps (courtesy of U of Florida)

There have been several Olympic sprinters to try their hand in the National Football League.

Back in 1968, 100-meter gold medalist Jim Hines, who was nicknamed “Oops” for his bad hands as a receiver to 1964 when Bob Hayes became a Hall of Famer for the Dallas Cowboys as a wide receiver to Renaldo Nehemiah.

The latest is Olympic silver medalist Jeff Demps, who signed a three-year contract with the New England Patriots. He is currently on injured reserved and could be out for the season.

The former running back at the University of Florida, was part of the United States’ 4 x 100-meter relay team in London.


Info courtesy of NFL, New England Patriots, Radio & TV news

2012 OLYMPICS: U.S. boxing team sees winning streak end


The United States boxing team saw its winning streak in the Olympics come to an end when light heavyweight Marcus Browne of New York lost his bout, 13-11 to Australia’s Damien Hooper.

The 21-year-old Browne was slightly ahead entering the third and final round.

(courtesy of the Olympic committee via wikipedia commons)

But Hooper came out of his corner very aggressive, landing a flurry of punches with a 1:30 to go in the round. The referee paused the bout for a standing eight count.

Browne’s defeat was the first for the United States in five fights in London.

Browne came into the Olympics more than capable of winning. Browne is a 3x NYC Golden Gloves Champion in two different weight classes.


Info compiled from U.S. Boxing, Olympics news, Radio & TV news

Formula One driver de Villota loses eye after crash during testing


Formula One car (photo by MorganaF1 via wikipedia commons)

Formula One driver Maria de Villota has lost her right eye after a crash at an airfield during testing for the Marussia team.

According to witness reports, at approximately 09:30 on 3 July 2012, de Villota was involved in a testing accident at Duxford Aerodrome while doing straight line tests of the Marussia. Her car collided with a stationary truck at the end of a test run when it had just returned to the service area. Initial eye witnesses estimated the car was traveling  between 30 and 40mph (50 and 65kmh) when it crashed. It took an hour for her to be removed from the car and she was taken to the hospital with life-threatening head and facial injuries. She was later reported to be conscious.

The 32-year-old De Villota, is Formula One’s first full-time female driver since Italy’s Giovanna Amati with the Brabham team in 1992.

De Villota was listed in critical but stable condition at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, England, on Wednesday and Thursday, after Tuesday’s accident north of London.

The Spanish driver has been treated by neurological and plastic surgery teams.


Info compiled from Radio, TV, Wikipedia & Formula One

Beckham fails to make British Olympic soccer team

David Beckham (2010 photo by Regular Daddy via wikipedia commons)

David Beckham has done a lot of great things for his native England.

He was a star in the English Premier League, Manchester United and Real Madrid and he helped London secure the 2012 Olympic games which will be coming up next month.

Did his country repay him?

No, they didn’t!

The former England captain failed to make the British Olympic soccer team, which is a surprise to everyone all around the world.

The 37-year-old LA Galaxy star says, “I’ll still be the biggest supporter of the team!”


Info compiled from Radio, TV & Olympic news

Former Carroll football coach Bartlett hired at Miami Trace


(file photo)

The Miami Trace Local School District board of education has approved the hiring of 53-year-old Steve Bartlett as head football coach.

The former Carroll coach has been named to lead Miami Trace High School in Washington, Court House. He replaces Mike Bernard, who resigned after leading the Panthers to a 5-5 record in 2011.

Bartlett was head football coach at Southeastern from 1987-1995.

As head coach of the Carroll Patriots for 16 years, the team qualified for the playoffs nine times. He retired from coaching after the 2010 season.

Miami Trace, a Division III school, which was established in 1962, has an enrollment between 950-970 students. The school is a member of the South Central Ohio League which also includes Clinton-Massie, Greenfield-McClain, Hillsboro, London, Madison-Plains, Washington Court House Washington and East Clinton. London will be leaving in June 2012.

Miami Trace has been to the playoffs six times, the most recent being in 2005.


Info compiled from Miami Trace Local School District, Radio, TV & Internet reports

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