Paralyzed racer: ‘I plan on racing again’

first_imgMichael Johnson gets into his car before Friday practice for the Pro Mazda Series on the streets of St. Petersburg, Fla.Michael Johnson gets into his car before Friday practice for the Pro Mazda Series on the streets of St. Petersburg, Fla.Michael Johnson said he plans to race again.Ordinarily, that’s a standard response from a driver breaking a hip and femur in a racing crash, but Johnson, 22, is a unique driver. He has been paralyzed from the waist down since a motorcycle racing accident in 2005.Johnson’s car crashed in the Pro Mazda Series’ season-opening first practice in St. Petersburg, Fla., on March 27. He hit Turn 3 of the fast street circuit nearly head-on, destroying the car his family owns.He has only one regret.“I wish it didn’t happen in the first (practice) session on Friday, but other than that I’m going to try to get better and get back out there as soon as I can,” he told The Indianapolis Star on Wednesday after finally being released from a St. Petersburg hospital. “Oh, yeah, I plan on racing again.”Johnson was starting his second season in Pro Mazda, the second step in the Mazda Road to Indy program. His goal has been to race in the Indianapolis 500 using hand controls as he’s done since the motorcycle accident in Ontario. He is the only paralyzed driver in the IndyCar ladder system.Johnson said doctors recently put a pin at the top of his left femur, and he had to overcome breathing issues related to lung bruising. His next challenge is regaining muscle strength in the upper body he uses to get around.Johnson was scheduled to return to his Flint, Mich., home Wednesday evening to continue rehabilitation.“I’m hoping in the next couple of weeks I’ll be able to be back as I was before, doing things on my own,” he said. “It was a big impact.”Johnson said he doesn’t know what led to the crash.“I think something broke on the car, but there’s really no way to know for sure,” he said. “There’s video, but the video doesn’t really show very much.”Johnson was paralyzed at age 12 when the he fractured the T5 and T6 vertebrae. He also broke his collarbone, right ribs, left ankle and left leg in the crash.Follow Curt Cavin on Twitter at @curtcavin.last_img read more

New Auburn QB Johnson viewed as strength not question mark

first_imgHOOVER, Ala. (AP) — While Jeremy Johnson has never been more than a fill-in starter at the college level, few are regarding Auburn’s new quarterback as much of a question mark.On the contrary, Johnson has been so solid as Nick Marshall’s backup the past two seasons, he’s widely regarded as a strength for a team projected to contend in the Southeastern Conference.Tigers coach Gus Malzahn makes it clear where Johnson stands: “This’ll be his team.”“He’s in a good spot,” Malzahn said Monday at SEC media days. “His teammates believe in him.”Some preseason publications are even mentioning Johnson — with all of two career starts — as a potential Heisman Trophy candidate. It doesn’t hurt that there is little proven star power at quarterback in the SEC beyond Mississippi State’s Dak Prescott.Johnson insists he’s tuning out all that talk. Johnson also said he grew in two years behind Marshall, who led Auburn to the national title game in the 2013 season.“It was tough but it made me realize that there’s more than football in the world,” Johnson told a gathering of reporters that was double the size drawn by teammates Jonathan Jones and Kris Frost.“It made me humble. It made me become a better person, and it made me become a better team player and a better role player.”The 6-foot-5, 240-pounder did start last season’s opener against Arkansas when Marshall was suspended for the first half. Johnson opened with eight straight completions and passed for 243 yards before halftime, so there is some evidence to support the enthusiasm surrounding Johnson.Johnson’s reputation is more of a drop-back passer than the shifty Marshall and even his similarly-sized predecessor, 2010 Heisman Trophy winner Cam Newton.Johnson said, like Marshall and Newton, he can be a threat both running and throwing.Both he and Malzahn say the offense won’t change even though the coach calls Marshall “one of the better zone read runners college football has probably ever seen.”Malzahn started recruiting Johnson when the player was a ninth-grader 45 minutes from Auburn in Montgomery, Alabama. Johnson also ran a similar offense in high school and was athletic enough to be one of the state’s top basketball players as well as Alabama’s Mr. Football.“He’s got everything it takes, I believe, to be a very successful quarterback,” Malzahn said. “He got a lot of reps with the (first-team offense) the last two years. too.“He’s in a very good spot. We have a chance to run the entire offense.”last_img read more

Fulham fifth after beating Forest

first_img Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook Embed from Getty ImagesFulham 2 Nottingham Forest 0Fulham made it five wins in a row in the Championship to move up to fifth in the table.Lucas Piazon’s fourth goal of the season broke the deadlock at the Cottage after 68 minutes and Stefan Johansen wrapped things up with a breakaway goal in the last minute.AdChoices广告There looked to be little on as former Chelsea man Piazon wriggled into space and let fly from an angle, virtually straight at Costel Pantilimon, but the former Manchester City keeper could only waft at the ball as it brushed past him.The Whites were mostly in charge throughout, but survived a scare at the start of the second half when Joe Worrall’s header at a corner came back off a post and it needed a fine double save from Bettinelli to deny first Ben Osborn, then Apostolos Vellios on the rebound at 1-0.New loan signing Aleksandar Mitrovic came on for a struggling Rui Fonte after 55 minutes and had one goalbound header kept out by Worrall, on the line, but it was Johansen who made the game safe with his sixth of the campaign.Fulham had few clear chances to show for their first half dominance – An Oliver Norwood effort from 25 yards which Pantilimon stretched to turn aside was the closest they came.And the Whites might even have fallen behind when a dithering Tim Ream was caught out by Matt Cash and only Bettinelli’s legs kept out the Forest winger’s low strike.Fulham: Bettinelli; Fredericks, Kalas, Ream, Targett (Odoi 90); Norwood, McDonald; Piazon (Ayite 88), Johansen, Sessegnon; Rui Font (Mitrovic 55). Subs not used: Button, Kebano, Christie, Kamara.last_img read more

Fulham player considering quick exit, listening to offers, talks in initial…

first_imgNewspaper Record brings a story today saying the 28-year-old is one of the options that Sporting have to reinforce their attack in the last days of the transfer window.The outlet says that Rui Fonte wants to play more, and is not confident that he will have enough minutes after the Cottagers signed Aleksandar Mitrović this summer.That’s why the Portuguese centre-forward is now listening to offers. If a club shows him a good sporting project and guarantees that he will have the playing time he wants, then he’s open to a move.Embed from Getty ImagesRecord claims that the talks with Sporting are still in initial stages, but since the transfer window closes tomororow, things could develop pretty quickly.Rui Fonte has only played an EFL Cup game this season.Signed on a €9m deal from Braga last summer, he had a record of three goals and five assists in 29 matches for Fulham in Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoDating.comWhere do attractive singles meet in Tung Chung?Dating.comUndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystDigitization in Banks Is No Longer About Efficiency, but Business Resilience. Don’t Get Left Behind.StanChart by CNBC CatalystUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥UndoInstant Voice TranslatorGenius Japanese Invention Allows You To Instantly Speak 43 LanguagesInstant Voice TranslatorUndoCNBC InternationalSingapore’s Freelancers Find New Income During the Coronavirus Pandemic.CNBC InternationalUndoCNN with DBS BankThe New Role Banks Are PlayingCNN with DBS BankUndoTheTopFiveVPNEnjoy Netflix Now Without Any RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPNUndoPerfect-Dating.comReveal Tung Chung As The Best City to Date for Love & RomancePerfect-Dating.comUndo Fulham striker Rui Fonte is keen on leaving the club this summer, according to the Portuguese press.last_img read more

Dylan Mines scores three goals in WMC win over Orchard View in boys soccer

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Mohammed Shami on food delivery for guest workers! | Shami Helps…

first_imgIndian cricketer Mohammed Shami assists guest workers affected by Lucknow-Kovid campaign The Indian Cricket Control Board (BCCI) on Monday released a picture of Muhammad Shami, who is distributing masks and food for guest workers on the national highway near his home in Uttar Pradesh. The philanthropic work of Shami and her team is set up by a special stall near NH24. Shammi’s ex-wife Hasin Jahan, who was a star in the film, was released on social media yesterday. Following this, BCCI has released a video of Shami helping the guest workers.Mohammed Shami to help with coronavirus He is distributing masks and food to guest workers on their way home near NH 24 in Uttar Pradesh. Shami has already set up a special food distribution center near her home in Sahaspur. BCCI tweeted along with Shammi’s video – we are all together at this critical juncture.Mohammed Shami recounted how he helped a guest worker who got stuck on the road as the country was in a complete lockdown. In an interview with Usvendra Chehal on Instagram Live, Shami revealed that she was helping a disgruntled guest worker in front of his house during a lockdown. Recognizing the plight of the guest workers, he said he was trying to get more help from local organizations. This was followed by a special dining area for guest workers near the house.Earlier, Hassin Jahan broke the controversy by posting a nude photo with Shami via Instagram. There was also a brief note on the sarcastic phone. Along with the hot picture is an approximate translation of Hindi words on Instagram: ‘I was pure and good-natured when you were nothing. I am unclean now. The truth cannot be concealed by a covert of lies. Only crocodile tears are ever present. Models of the film – Hasin Jahan and Cricketer Mohammed Shami.English Summary: Mohammed Shami Lends Helping Hand to Migrants, Distributes Food & Maskslast_img read more

COVID-19 Awareness Course

first_img 29 April 2020, 16:42 HSI Registrations Unit – continues to operate during COVID-19 Home  »  General  »  COVID-19 Awareness Course COVID-19 Awareness Course As we move through the various phases of the Government Roadmap, Sport Ireland will continue providing training & support resources to the sector in relation to Covid-19.In addition to the ongoing assessment of protocols & support resources from the Expert Group, Sport Ireland will provide a blend of classroom based and eLearning opportunities for Funded bodies, Club & Community Groups, Coaches, Volunteers & Participants.Sport Ireland wish to notify that the Sport Ireland Covid-19 Awareness eLearning Course is now available on its website.The course which can be publicly accessed here aims at supporting administrators, volunteers, coaches and participants to return to sport during phase 2 in a safe & practical manner.Additional online support including Compliance Officer Training for Clubs & Community Groups will be released as we move through the remaining phases of the Roadmap.Further communication will be provided by the NGB and LSP Units in due course.Covid-19 Awareness Course Content:Hand HygieneEquipment HygieneManaging Participants with Covid-19 SymptomsReturn to Sport PlanningAdvice for Group ActivityCovid-19 OfficersRecording Attendance & Contact TracingPhase 2 GuidanceReturning to activity in the Great OutdoorsKnowledge Check & QuizStaying InformedClick here to access the course.  Tags: covid-19 15 May 2020, 13:23 Equestrian COVID-19 Safety Signage Available For Download Now 24 July 2020, 19:51 HSI publishes results of Covid-19: Equestrian Business Impact Surveycenter_img 22 August 2020, 15:54 UPDATE – Statement on the recently announced public health measures Related news stories 15 June 2020, 13:27 13 August 2020, 10:17 Department of Communities Northern Ireland – Guidance on the safe return of sport 19 March 2020, 09:35 Recommendations to Breederslast_img read more

Jennifer Lopez turning criminal kingpin in ‘The Godmother’

first_imgABC/Paula Lobo(LOS ANGELES) — Jennifer Lopez will produce, star in and possibly even make her directorial debut the upcoming biopic The Godmother, according to Variety.Lopez will play the titular character, a.k.a. Griselda Blanco, who outsmarted and out-hustled the men around her to rise from an impoverished childhood in Colombia to become one of the world’s biggest Colombian drug lords. Blanco, a key figurehead in Miami’s Cocaine Cowboy Wars, was reportedly was worth over $2 billion. She was murdered in Colombia in 2012.Incidentally, Catherine Zeta-Jones played the character in the 2018 Lifetime movie Cocaine Godmother.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img

Utah Utes football: Arizona State crushes Utah 37-7

first_imgTEMPE, Ariz. — Arizona State ran roughshod over Utah’s supposed vaunted defense Saturday night and cruised to a 37-7 victory at Sun Devil Stadium.Behind sophomore quarterback Taylor Kelly, the Sun Devils scored on their first five possessions and built up a comfortable 31-7 halftime lead.The Utah defense had no answer for the ASU offense, which piled up 512 yards and never turned the ball over.Kelly shredded the Ute defense, completing 19-of-26 passes for 326 yards and three touchdowns. As it played out, the Sun Devils didn’t even have to punt in the first half Saturday.They struck early with touchdowns on their first three possessions.The first TD came on a 38-pass from Kelly to Rashad Ross less than five minutes into the game. The second scoring drive took just seven plays to go 59 yards with Cameron Marshall going the final yard with 7:00 left in the first quarter.Then after a fumble by John White, the Sun Devils needed just four plays to score with Kelly hitting Marion Grice for a 10-yard reception to cap a 34-yard scoring drive.Kelvin York replaced White and picked up 63 yards on a 91-yard Utah scoring drive that ended with a 2-yard pass from Jon Hays to Karl Williams.However, the Sun Devils came back with 10 straight points as Alex Garoutte kicked a 22-yard field goal and Kelly hit Marshall with a 13-yard scoring pass.In the second half, the Utah defense buckled down and held the Sun Devils to a pair of Garoutte field goals from 22 and 43 yards, but the Utah offense could never get rolling.For the game, Hays completed 10-of-15 passes for 117 yards, while York finished with 86 yards on 13 carries. White, coming off an ankle injury two weeks earlier, could only manage 18 yards on 14 carries and lost two fumbles.The Utes will get a week off before playing USC at home Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. at Rice-Eccles Stadium.last_img read more

With art in her heart

first_imgPakenham’s Elina Sombolan has finally unpacked her suitcase. The Indonesian-born painter produced a handful of assorted pieces of art at…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img