Hudson poised for Paralympic medal

first_imgJamaica’s team at the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games is poised to capture its first medal in track and field competition today. Shane Hudson will enter today’s final of the T45/T46/T47 400 metres at the Olympic Stadium with the fastest qualifying time. Hudson advanced to the final after winning semi-final Heat Three in 49.53 seconds, defeating Cuban Ernesto Blanco, 49.68. Hudson ran a cautious race in the semi-finals and has promised to give his all for a medal today. Running from lane four in the third semi-final, he had an even start and took control 200 metres out to easily beat his Cuban rival. “I am feeling fine. The hour is tomorrow and I will give it my all,” said Hudson, who won silver medals in the 2011 and 2015 Para Pan American Games and the 2015 International Paralympic Committee (IPC) World Athletics Championships. TIME IS NOW Coach Neville Sinclair expects Hudson to do very well. “Shane’s time is now, and he knows that he alone can make the call he so deserves,” Sinclair said after yesterday’s semi-finals. The other qualifiers for today’s 6:05 p.m. final are Gunther Matzinger (49.90) of Austria, Brazil’s Petrucio Ferreira Dos Santos (49.96), Hermas Muvunyi (49.99) of Rwanda, Kouame Jean-Luc Noumbo (50.14) of CÙte d’Ivoire, Venezuela’s Samuel Colmenares (50.22), and Antonias Aresti (50.42) of Cyprus.last_img read more

Barbershop has been fixture in community since 1922

first_img“Things keep changing in La Puente … Dwain’s represents continuity,” said Steve Stolar, president of the Fire Device Co., a business across the street. Every three weeks for the past 10 years, Stolar has been going to Dwain’s for a trim and some good conversation. It’s what keeps Laughlin’s business thriving, according to his patrons. “He’s a good barber, and I like the place,” Stolar said. “It’s comfortable there.” The cozy business, about the size of a large bedroom, is reminiscent of old-fashioned barbershops from the 1950s and ’60s when haircuts at Dwain’s were $1.75. A worn brown couch comforts patrons waiting for a cut, or friends just dropping in to say “hi.” Laughlin has two barber chairs, but he only uses one. A leather belt hangs from it for sharpening straight-edge razors. “I’m too old for this,” Laughlin says, wearing a sleeveless, grape-color smock. He thinks 2007 has to be the end of his hair-trimming days. But then again, he said that last year. On the walls of the shop, old photos of La Puente and newspaper ads from the 1960s give it a nostalgic feel. And its convenient location in Old Town La Puente, which in itself resembles a scene out of Mayberry, helps the mood along. “This place is like a little bit of tradition,” said Luis Argudo, who had his first haircut there as a 1-year-old in 1975. The store itself, which has been operating continuously as a barbershop since 1922, has long been a staple in the community, said Cecilia Wictor, curator of the La Puente Valley Historical Society. “It was always meant to be that, I guess,” she said, adding that her grandfather frequented the shop for a daily morning shave in the ’20s. Laughlin paid $1,000 to buy the place in 1957 from Jack Wallace. With it, he bought a rich history. (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2703 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LA PUENTE – There are no customers at Dwain’s Barber Shop, just old friends. “Most of my regulars are waiting for me at Rose Hills \,” said owner Dwain Laughlin, standing inside his Main Street storefront. The 75-year-old has been cutting hair there for a half-century this month. His scissors have sliced through as many as three and four generations of locks – which is surprising for a guy who never even wanted to be a barber. last_img read more

Pet projects last

first_imgLos Angeles Making America safer Re “General faces tougher questioning in Senate” (Sept. 12): General Petraeus doesn’t know if our Iraq strategy is “making America safer.” One Republican presidential candidate, Congressman Ron Paul, says it has made us less safe, and “our troops should just come home.We should take our marching orders from our Constitution. We should not go to war without a declaration” by Congress. We should remember this on Sept. 17, the 220th anniversary of the signing of our Constitution. Let’s stop the pre-emptive wars and loss of our liberties. If we don’t uphold the Constitution, the terrorists have definitely won. Re “Anti-gang tax moves closer to the ballot” (Sept. 13): The City Council is demonstrating its politically selfish practices to extort extra taxes from us. Clearly, this devious council refuses to allocate and spend our taxes in a sensible manner on essential services first and apply what remains for its pet political projects. Instead, it ravages the budget with pet expenditures and asks for higher taxes for essential service. Consider what may happen if these selfish politicians first spend on vital services such as police, road repairs and safety. After that, if they need more money for favorite political projects, vehicles for personal use (including the city attorney’s wife), travel, generous benefits for illegal immigrants and similar expenditures, they should place a tax initiative on the ballot. Clearly, this City Council has its priorities upside down. – Mort Arditti – Bruce K. Bell Moorpark Solution to violence? Re “Anti-war movement hits Los Angeles” (Sept. 16): I think Bill Rosendahl and the L.A. City Council should hire Opinion Research Business to conduct a survey similar to the one they conducted in Iraq and ask Los Angelenos how many family members they have lost due to violence in the past four years. I am sure the findings would be similar. So, my question to Rosendahl is this: Should we pull our police out of the gang-infested areas of the city? Based on your logic, we should just withdraw our police force and let the gangs kill each other. Is this your solution to violence? – Donna Connolly Sherman Oaks International license When we went to Europe, we applied for an international driver’s license before we left. This license was recognized everywhere and we could drive legally in any country we visited. I think that the undocumented should convert the driver’s licenses issued to them by their native countries to an international license before they depart for the United States. At least this would allow them to drive legally, prevent their cars from being impounded; they would also be able to purchase auto insurance and everyone would be more safe. – Don Kerian Sherman Oaks Go figure We are told by people who believe in global warming that humans are causing the warming. Perhaps they can explain the following: From about years 800 to 1300, we had the Medieval Warm Period in which Earth was as hot or hotter than it is today. This was followed by the colder Little Ice Age from about 1550 to 1850. In 1300, less than 500 million people lived on Earth. In 1850, world population was more than 1 billion people. So how did twice as many people cause our Earth to cool? The only logical explanation is that humans are not responsible for our weather. Nature is. – Dominick Odorizzi Porter Ranch Too tall Re “San Francisco eyes tallest skyscraper” (Sept. 16): It was stated by Gabriel Metcalf, the executive director of the San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association, that this proposed Transbay Terminal Tower “is a statement that our highest value is ecology.” As director, he has his values confused. Does ecology outweigh logic? The proposed site is on unstable soil in the downtown S.F. area. In addition, S.F. is sitting on the San Andreas Fault and is relatively close to a major subduction zone capable of earthquakes in excess of 9.0. Both faults are overdue. Hopefully the planners, real estate agents and sociologists who defined their trust in recent engineering advances against nature’s forces, will take offices on the top floors to prove their point. – Joel Greenman Woodland Hills160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Winter sports notes: Rahlves draws a crowd

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson Formerly a speed specialist, Rahlves began to show podium potential in a third discipline last season, crossing third in the opening run of the giant slalom here. He then looked on the verge of recording his first career win in the discipline, leading at the final interval of the second run. But he lost control on the steep final pitch, hitting a bump at an estimated 45 mph, and cartwheeling into a full backward somersault. Italian Massimiliano Blardone took the victory, ahead of Miller and Kalle Palander of Finland. Rahlves walked away but the accident hampered his World Cup downhill title campaign, his bruises and sore muscles keeping him out of action for the following week’s Lauberhorn downhill. But the Chuenisbaergli appeals to Rahlves, known for his love of “gnarly” courses. The steepest and most spectacular giant slalom course on the tour, the Chuenisbaergli boasts some of the most spectacular and technically demanding passages. The traditional Chuenisbaergli is one of the classics among the alpine ski events, with races staged here 10 years before the creation of the World Cup circuit. Gate experts Benjamin Raich and Hermann Maier of Austria, as well as allrounder Miller, could unseat Rahlves when giant slalom and slalom races are run on the treacherous Chuenisbaergli course in Adelboden, Switzerland. Even if Rahlves doesn’t compete in Sunday’s slalom, he could still pad his advantage in today’s giant slalom. With the Turin Winter Olympics just a month away, competition will be tight as skiers attempt to solidify their chances of being selected for their national teams. Women’s skiing: Croatia’s Janica Kostelic was determined to compete at this weekend’s giant slalom World Cup meet in her native country, a day after hurting her hand as she fought to finish a slalom race without a pole and glove. “I think nothing’s broken,” Kostelic told state-run Croatian Radio. “It’ll be OK, I think. If I won’t be able to hold the pole, they should tie it to my hand.” Kostelic, a three-time Olympic gold medalist, finished third in Thursday’s race. She leads the overall World Cup standings ahead of Sweden’s Anja Paerson. This weekend’s giant slalom is in Maribor, Slovenia. During Thursday’s night slalom before her home crowd, Kostelic lost her pole and glove before the first gate on her second run and the flags repeatedly slapped her bare hand. Ski jumping: Jakub Janda of the Czech Republic and Janne Ahonen of Finland finished in a tie in points after Friday’s event in Bischofeschofen, Austria, the first time in 54 years that a Four Hills Tour ski jumping title has been shared. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img The World Cup circuit’s technical specialists will attempt to knock Daron Rahlves off the top of the overall standings this weekend. Rahlves became the unexpected overall leader last week, posting his second downhill victory of the season in Bormio, Italy. After 16 races, Rahlves has 489 points to American teammate Bode Miller’s 471. last_img read more


first_imgThe latest radar pic shows downpours heading into south Donegal at 3pmBREAKING NEWS: FORECASTERS have issued an urgent FLASH FLOODING WARNING.A short time ago Irish Weather Online and the meteotimes.met urged extreme caution for Letterkenny.“The area of intense showers that passed through Galway is now making its way into Donegal , latest radar scans show its intensity has increased somewhat,” they said. “Any areas recently effected in Letterkenny should take immediate precautions now.”The warning comes after Met Eireann issued an Orange Alert for the county.The forecaster says 50mm of rain could fall in a short period of time this afternoon.Earlier workmen were continuing to sandbag a stream at the rear of Letterkenny hospital which was flooded last Friday. Workers were also seen checking drains in the area around the hospital.There is already a large amount of surface water on many roads in and around Letterkenny. BREAKING NEWS: URGENT FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR LETTERKENNY was last modified: August 1st, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegaldonegal daily weatherflash flood warningletterkennyMet Eireannlast_img read more


first_imgNORA McDAIDThe death has occurred at Letterkenny Hospital of Nora McDaid, Drumenen, Newmills. Remains leaving the hospital today, Sunday, at 3pm going to the family residence. Funeral Mass on Tuesday at 12 noon in St Columba’s Church, Glenswilly. Interment afterwards in Conval Cemetery. Family time from 11pm to 11am. House strictly private on morning of funeral. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu to St Luke’s Hospital, Dublin.JOHN McFEELY The death has taken place at Carndonagh Community Hospital of John Mc Feely, late of Croagh, Culdaff. Reposing at his late residence. Funeral from there tomorrow, Monday, at 10.15am for Requiem Mass at 11am in St Mary’s Church, Bocan, Culdaff, followed by interment in the adjoining cemetery.DONEGAL DEATH NOTICES FOR SUNDAY, MARCH 4, 2012 was last modified: March 4th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:2012DONEGAL DEATH NOTICES FOR SUNDAYMARCH 4last_img read more

Fans on Twitter react to Sterling display

first_imgManchester City fans on Twitter were full of praise for Raheem Sterling after his outstanding display against Steaua Bucharest.The 21-year-old from Harleseden has attracted criticism in recent months but looked back to his best form as he helped City thrash the Romanian side 5-0 in their in the first leg of their Champions League qualifying play-off.Boss Pep Guardiola hailed Sterling for his performance – as did many City supporters.Sterling is on a new level #mancity #mcfc— Boris (@borismcfc) August 16, 2016Raheem Sterling is having a brilliant game tonight again. Improving by the minute under Pep… #mcfc— Callum McCormick (@McCormickthe207) August 16, 2016Sterling is a man reborn under pep #mcfc— George Tropicana (@_Ali_Jaffar_) August 16, 2016Raheem Sterling going to run right through the PL this year #MCFC— Will Febish (@wfebish) August 16, 2016Raheem Sterling is a new man! Playing some quality football in the last 2 games! 👍#sneakysterling #MCFC #steauavcity— Rebecca Crabtree (@RebeccaCrabtree) August 16, 2016Yes please Sterling. Knew the lad would come good. Needed a little time and the right support #mcfc— JoJeffers (@just_j0) August 16, 2016Sterling looks rejuvenated and up for the fight this season. Consistency is the key though! #MCFC— Kristian Fearon (@KrisFearon1) August 16, 2016Sterling was brilliant tonight. Starting to show how good he is. #MCFC— matthew shedden (@shedlemon) August 16, 2016Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

UP takes on soaring Ateneo

first_imgPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting After all, they are getting their act together at the right time.“This is not our peak yet. I feel there’s more to come,” said UP coach Godfrey Okumu after UP swept La Salle with a three-set triumph last week.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsUP tests Ateneo at 4 p.m., after Far Eastern University collides with University of the East at 2.The Lady Maroons will have their hands full against the Lady Eagles who, after dropping their first game to La Salle, have logged seven straight victories and show signs of slowing down. MOST READ Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Google Philippines names new country director PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Boxers in limbo say AIBA as IOC mull Tokyo 2020 exclusion View comments Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUniversity of the Philippines has twice beaten defending champion La Salle, the only team that has beaten league-leading Ateneo so far.Small wonder the Lady Maroons are upbeat as they get ready to take on the Lady Eagles on Saturday in UAAP Season 81’s women’s volleyball tournament at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES UP will have to make full use of its double-barreled gun in Tots Carlos and Isa Molde, who unloaded 24 points in its victory over La Salle (25-16, 26-24, 25-19), if it wants to hammer out another major upset.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

England goes from ODI flops to record-breakers

first_imgAs England’s batsmen broke record after record in their obliteration of Pakistan at Trent Bridge on Tuesday, it was hard to imagine the country’s one-day team hit its lowest-ever ebb just 18 months ago.Back then, England exited the 2015 Cricket World Cup at the pool stage following a loss to Bangladesh, the most embarrassing of a sorry run of failures on the sport’s biggest ODI stage. The team was accused of failing to move with the times in one-day cricket, of focusing too much on test matches to the detriment of the shorter format, and of a short-sighted, conservative selection policy.Fast-forward to Wednesday.A side brimming with power and self-belief plundered a world-record total of 444-3 on the way to a series-clinching victory over Pakistan in Nottingham. The five-match series continues on Thursday in Leeds. (Also read: England smash 444/3 vs Pakistan, record highest ever ODI score)Other records broken included: Most boundaries hit in a ODI innings (59), most sixes in an ODI innings by England (16), the highest individual ODI score by an Englishman (a superb 171 by opening batsman Alex Hales) and the fastest ODI 50 by England (Jos Buttler in 22 balls). Pakistan paceman Wahab Riaz conceded 110 runs in his 10 overs, the second most by a bowler in ODIs.”We haven’t reached our peak yet,” Hales said in a warning to England’s rivals. “That’s the most exciting thing for us.”The transformation can be explained by a number of factors, notably a new coach, a more positive mentality and clearer strategic thinking by England’s cricket chiefs.advertisementHaving a talented generation of players helps, too – even though they were there all along.Hales, for example, either wasn’t selected or played at No. 3 at the 2015 World Cup, despite being one of the most destructive openers in England in the shorter format. Jason Roy, the opening partner for Hales, was already a consistent match winner for Surrey by 2015 but wasn’t picked for the World Cup. Gary Ballance was in the squad, even though he was a test specialist batsman and wasn’t suited to ODI cricket.Two months after the World Cup, England hired Trevor Bayliss as a new coach as part of an overhaul of the national team. This was a major step toward improving the country’s ODI fortunes, as Bayliss had a proven track record in the white-ball format, having led Sri Lanka to the 2011 World Cup final and won the Indian Premier League twice with Kolkata Knight Riders.Andrew Strauss, England’s director of cricket, cited Bayliss’ success in limited-overs cricket as a distinguishing factor in his appointment. Suddenly, ODIs and Twenty20s weren’t just afterthoughts in English cricket. (Also read: England smash 444/3 vs Pakistan, record highest ever ODI score)Two weeks earlier, Strauss himself was appointed in a newly created role that made him responsible for the long-term strategy of the England team in all formats. He has also put more focus on the shorter formats, ensuring a separation of the test and ODI teams, and welcoming the opportunities for English players to experience the IPL and Big Bash.Calling for a rebalancing of priorities to prevent England from “sleepwalking” into the 2019 World Cup, Strauss said: “Our country is generally quite red-ball focused, but that doesn’t mean it has to be at the expense of white-ball cricket.”As part of the shake-up, Strauss has arranged for a three-match North vs. South series to be played in the UAE in March in a bid to identify more up-and-coming players for future global ODI tournaments.The change in approach of the England’s current limited-overs teams is striking. Playing with freedom and without fear, England has set six of its best eight ODI scores since the 2015 World Cup. They have won four of their six ODI series since the World Cup – losing the other two 3-2 to South Africa and world champion Australia.If the World Cup was next month, England might even be favorite.”They have the ability to bully the opposition, just like the great Australian sides of the past,” former England captain Michael Vaughn wrote Wednesday in his column for British newspaper The Daily Telegraph. (Also read: 10 highest ODI totals as England destroy world record)”The problem with this kind of performance is that expectations go up. I have said for a while that this is England’s greatest group of one-day players. But they have to back that up by winning tournaments and key moments in big games.”England lost the World T20 final to West Indies in April, when Carlos Brathwaite struck four straight sixes in the final over from which 19 was needed. England’s next tilt at a global title will come on home soil in the Champions Trophy next year.advertisementBut the trophy Strauss, Bayliss and the team really have their eyes on is the World Cup in 2019, also hosted in England.last_img read more

Buster Douglas Recalls Tyson KO

first_imgCOLUMBUS, Ohio — An uppercut and three follow-up punches made James “Buster” Douglas a household name.And 25 years later, the brief heavyweight champion is still pleased his knockout of Mike Tyson ranks among the biggest upsets in sports.“Being crowned champion was a dream for me,” Douglas said of his Feb. 11, 1990 upset. “To achieve that was the ultimate. It was awesome.”A promising if enigmatic fighter, Douglas was given almost no chance of hanging around long with the undefeated heavyweight champion in their title fight in Tokyo. The bout was considered a tuneup for Tyson before an anticipated match with rising star Evander Holyfield.In fact, the day before Tyson fought Douglas, promoter Don King called a news conference to discuss the dates and terms of that showdown. Douglas took note.Douglas was a terrific athlete — he played small-college basketball — but was considered less than committed to boxing despite a 29-4-1 record as a professional.The son of club fighter Bill “Dynamite” Douglas, he had shown glimpses of promise but had also displayed a lack of heart and discipline at other times.But roughly three weeks before the opening bell with Tyson, the person who believed in him the most, his mother, Lula Pearl, died.Reminded this week that no one had thought he had a chance against Tyson, Douglas hesitated before saying: “Yeah, but she did.”Tyson was boxing’s hope and its bane, a street tough who stepped into the ring in simple black trunks, black shoes and a sheared-off T-shirt.His temperament was erratic, at best. He could be emotional when he spoke of his late mentor and friend, Cus D’Amato, or he could also be raw, brutal and crude.In the ring, he was a force of nature, always striding closer, always hurling punches, never yielding.He was 37-0 with 33 knockouts heading into the fight. Las Vegas oddsmakers made him a 42-1 favorite to do his wrecking-ball thing against Douglas.They weren’t alone. Ed Schuyler, a boxing writer for The Associated Press, was stopped at customs on his way into Japan. The customs officer asked Schuyler how long he would be working in Japan.“About 90 seconds,” Schuyler deadpanned.Just before the opening bell, someone in the crowd shouted to Douglas to win it for his mother.The 6-foot-4 Douglas, with J.D. McCauley, his trainer and uncle, along with manager John Johnson in his corner, came out inspired. He held his own in the early rounds, holding off the shorter Tyson’s charge with his left jab.Late in the eighth round, Douglas went down.“I was kind of, like, admiring my work: Looking at him, taking my time to look at everything that was going on and paying more attention to how he was reacting to the punches instead of continuing to fight,” Douglas recalled. “He ended up catching me with a good shot. When I got up off the ground, I knew I had to get back on focus, on point, with what I was doing.”King and Tyson would later claim that Douglas didn’t get up in the mandatory 10 seconds as the round came to an end. But by the official’s count, he was standing and in control of his faculties at the count of 8.“I knew where I was the whole time,” he said. “I could have got up at six, but I had a couple of seconds and I took my time.”After the fighters returned to their corners, Douglas dominated the ninth. Then in the 10th, he rocked the world.“I finished him up with a combination,” Douglas said. “I hit him with four terrific shots. He wasn’t able to get up.”King, seeing a gigantic payday floating away, appealed the outcome but, days later, all of the major organizations recognized Douglas as the champion.“This makes Cinderella look like a sad story, what Buster Douglas has done here tonight,” HBO boxing analyst Larry Merchant said after the fight.Through a spokesman, Tyson declined to speak with The Associated Press about the fight. The two boxers have met each other only once since.“We only crossed paths once, and that was a few years back down in Cincinnati,” Douglas said. “There wasn’t much conversation. It’s not like we sat down and talked about it and (became) friends, anything like that. He was still kind of short (with me). So I didn’t push it any further.”Tyson’s life, in and out of the ring, has grabbed headlines for years. Meanwhile, Douglas is content to live a quiet life in a large home near a farming village 25 miles from his hometown of Columbus.He quickly lost the heavyweight title to Holyfield in October 1990 in Las Vegas. His cut of his lone defense, estimated at $7 million after taxes, set him up for a comfortable existence.Douglas is past struggles with weight and blood sugar, saying he now “could go a few rounds” at the age of 54.He has thrown himself into raising his four sons with his wife, Bertha. He spends five days a week coaching young boxers at a local rec center and prides himself on how well they’re doing.All these years later, he says it was no fluke.“When I was itty-bitty and I first put on a pair of gloves when I was 10 years old, that was the beginning,” he said. “I just felt I could do anything. It was just a belief. I believed in myself and that I had the ability to do that. It’s something that my mother instilled in me at a very young age: You can do whatever you want.”(RUSTY MILLER, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more