Doug Baldwin happy Richard Sherman received tribute from Seahawks

first_imgEven though Richard Sherman’s time with the Seahawks came to an abrupt and slightly caustic close, his former Seattle teammates wanted him to know how much he meant to the organization.Sherman returned to CenturyLink Field for the first time as a member of the 49ers Sunday, where Seattle dismantled San Francisco, 43-16. “That was a tribute to my boy,” Baldwin said, via the Tacoma News Tribune. “I know all you guys think that we’re robots and that we’re not humans and that we don’t have emotions, but when you spend so much time with guys and doing what we do, day in and day out, it’s hard. You spend those hard days with guys that you love.”Sherm is obviously one of those guys that has done so much for this organization that we thought it would be nice to give him a tribute and we had an opportunity to do so. I know it was kind of weird, we’re scoring, he’s on the other team, we’re doing the tribute. But that was in our hearts this week.”Sherman said he didn’t see the tribute, but he gave Baldwin a quick hug before they ran back to their huddles. “That was a funny play,” Sherman said. “He ducked in and ducked out. That was pretty funny between us.”Sherman made headlines coming into the game about how he felt he was unfairly treated after the Seahawks cut him while he was recovering from an Achilles injury.However, Sherman’s return to Seattle seemed like a happy occasion. He was seen chatting with Baldwin and other former teammates after the game. Richard Sherman sounds off on Seahawks: You expect they wouldn’t cut you while you’re hurt Despite the smooth sailing for the Seahawks, the team honored Sherman after the team’s first touchdown of the game to Jaron Brown. The team got together and re-enacted Sherman’s pass deflection of former 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree in the 2014 NFC Championship. The Sherman tip reenactment took place in the right spot of the correct end zone too #Seahawks pic.twitter.com/YZeJfVgD6w— Bryan Wiedey (@pastapadre) December 2, 2018Baldwin celebrated with Sherman in the 2014 game and said he was thrilled Seattle found a way to honor Sherman. Related Newslast_img read more

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SWAG inaugurates Bono branches, charges sports media to join association

first_img“SWAG should do more than what journalists are currently doing. I am surprised most sports journalists are not members of SWAG because all along I thought you’re an automatic member of SWAG once you become a sports journalist.  “It will help us all to have confidence and deal with SWAG once we know they are under one umbrella, “said Appiah, in a solidarity message.SWAG in making the association vibrant nationwide and mobilise practicing sports journalists under its umbrella, the Association set up the Regional Mobilisation Committee to work on ensuring the sports media are effectively organised under SWAG.SWAG is noted for honouring sports excellence annually through the annual SWAG Awards (the nation’s premier and longest-running national awards) and the prestigious SWAG Cup which is often contested among the top football clubs in Ghana annually. The President of the Sports Writers’ Association of Ghana (SWAG), Mr Kwabena Yeboah has encouraged the sports media in Ghana to endeavour to join the association because of the enormous benefits they stand to gain professionally by signing up to become members of the country’s only professional association of practising sports journalists.Kwabena Yeboah made the remarks last Saturday at the inauguration of the Bono regional branch of SWAG at the conference hall of the Sunyani Technical University.The programme brought together practising sports journalists in the Bono, Bono East, Ahafo regions, and some Executive Council members of SWAG.It was also graced by Black Stars coach, James Kwasi Appiah, and Ghana and Asante Kotoko legend, Samuel Opoku Nti, among other dignitaries.The Bono regional branch is the third regional body of SWAG after the Ashanti and Volta regional branches. It under the interim leadership of Maxwell Owusu Antwi (chairman) Dickson Kwabena Kyere(vice-chairman), Evelyn Nsiah Asare(secretary), Precious Sermevor(Ass secretary), Evans Kwaku Oppong ( PRO), Alhaji Yahaya(Treasurer), Atta Twum Barima(Organiser), Asoma Reagan (Welfare), Ntow Gyan(Executive member), Collins Yaw Suglo(Executive member) and Albert Kofi Diawuo(Executive member) on a two-year mandate after which the branch will go to the polls to elect new executives.Inaugurating the branch, Mr Yeboah said SWAG, as part of its membership drive to bring more professionalism into sports journalism, will inaugurate the Eastern, Western, Northern, Upper East and other branches soon, so that practising sports journalists across the country would benefit from being members of the parent body and by extension the world body, the International Sports Press Association (AIPS). Mr Yeboah said he believed sports journalism had made tremendous strides over the year but believed that a lot more needed to be done by sports journalism through continuous training, mentoring and specialisation which are among the benefits available to members of SWAG.“I keep hearing the level of sports journalism has deteriorated; I totally disagree. Sports journalism is more vibrant today than previous times,” the SWAG president said.The regional sports director of the National Sports Authority, Mr. Yakubu Nasiru, admonished ports journalist to report on other sporting disciplines and also specialise in the coverage of particular sports instead of being biased towards football to the detriment of other disciplines.Former CEO of Asante Kotoko, Samuel Opoku Nti, advised sports journalist to refrain from insults, unnecessary criticism and also the tendency to run down the sports personalities and institutions through their commentaries.Coach Kwasi Appiah said sports journalists play a vital role in the development of sports and shaping society positively, hence he expected more from SWAG and its members.last_img read more

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Larisa Cerić defeated in the Round of 16 at the Olympics

first_imgThe best BiH judokas Larisa Cerić (25) did not qualify for the quarterfinals of the judo tournament in the category +78 kilograms at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.The BiH competitor was defeated by the Tunisian Nihel Cheikh Rouhou, who is among the best judo practitioners in the world. Rouhou is fourth on the world rankings, while Larisa is 14th.The competitors entered the match carefully, and that is why they both got a shido (penalty), which emphasized that the match requires activity. Then the Tunisian got another shido, after she pushed Larisa of the tatami. The coach of the Tunisian competitor was removed because of objections, and then Larisa got a shido for inactivity.There was no winner in the regular four minutes of the match, so the match was continued. Then Larisa got the third shido which caused her to be defeated.In the match for bronze at the Masters Tournament in May this year in Guadalajara, Mexico, Cerić defeated Rouhou, but this time the Tunisian passed to the next round.(Source: klix.ba)last_img read more

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