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What Pat Summitt Did For The Game Of Basketball

Embed Code More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed FiveThirtyEight Welcome to the latest episode of Hot Takedown, FiveThirtyEight’s sports podcast. On this week’s show (June 28, 2016), we discuss legendary women’s basketball coach Pat Summitt, who died Tuesday. Kate Fagan describes what she meant to generations of young women desperate to play the sport. Then, The Wall Street Journal’s Chris Herring joins us to chat about the trade of Derrick Rose to the New York Knicks, and we wonder why the Knicks never seem to acquire quality talent. Finally, Chris sticks around to talk about this year’s NBA free agents and whether the Golden State Warriors would be set up for an 82-0 season if they got Kevin Durant. Plus, a significant digit on Buddy Ryan, the NFL defensive coordinator who helped lead the New York Jets and the Chicago Bears to Super Bowl titles. He died Tuesday at the age of 85.Links to what we discuss are here:Kate Fagan tells us what Pat Summitt meant to her and generations of women basketball players.Neil Paine dives into the numbers that show Summitt built the best women’s college basketball program of all time.Gary Smith’s 1998 profile of Summitt in Sports Illustrated looks at her through the eyes of a 16-year-old college basketball prospect.In 2012, Dave Zirin asked in The Nation: Are we brave enough to say goodbye to Pat Summitt?Chris Herring wonders how Derrick Rose will fit in with the Knicks.Chris also writes that the Knicks are setting their sights on Kevin Durant now that Rose is on board.But Matt Borcas at The Ringer thinks Durant will never go to the Knicks.Neil Paine thinks a Durant-led Thunder will be a better team without Serge Ibaka.The Washington Post’s Neil Greenberg agrees.Significant Digit: 72. That’s the number of sacks Buddy Ryan’s 1984 Bears put up — the most in a single NFL season. If you’re a fan of our podcasts, be sure to subscribe on Apple Podcasts and leave a rating/review. That helps spread the word to other listeners. And get in touch by email, on Twitter or in the comments. Tell us what you think, send us hot takes to discuss and tell us why we’re wrong. read more

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Sebastian Govinco tips Juventus for European glory

first_imgToronto FC’s Sebastian Giovinco has backed his former club Juventus to win their first Champions League title since 1996.The Italian giants signed Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid with a clear intention of European glory after becoming runners-up twice in the last four seasons of the Champions League.The ex-Bianconeri man Giovinco feels that this could well be Juve’s season.“I think it might be their season,” the 31-year-old told Malta today.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“Moreover, in the summer they have improved by signing important players. They’re clear favourites to win the Scudetto as well.“Juventus have gained more awareness of their own resources. The arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo, who knows how to win in Europe, is undoubtedly a major help.”“Juventus are top of Serie A table and will be facing Valencia in their last Champions League group stage encounter.”last_img read more

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OBITUARY Elna M Bradley McFaddenSantini 79

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Elna M. (Bradley) McFadden-Santini, age 79, of Reading, formerly of Lubec, ME, passed away peacefully on June 13, 2018, at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers.Elna was born in Lubec, Maine, on April 25, 1939; she was the cherished daughter of the late Raymond and Violet Bradley. Elna was raised in Lubec and was a graduate of Lubec High School with the Class of 1958. Following graduation, Elna went on to further her education at the North Shore Babies’ Hospital in Salem, Massachusetts graduating as a pediatric nurse in 1959.Elna took a nursing position at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine. After marriage she moved to New York City and worked as a nurse at the Home for Little Wanderers. Elna was such a kind and patient person who had an incredible work ethic; she took the utmost care of her patients as well as their families and was a wonderful co-worker throughout the years.After New York City, Elna took a break from nursing, moved to Reading, Massachusetts where she raised a family of her own. Elna was a very devoted and loving mother and grandmother; she always put her families needs first and she showered them with unconditional love and support. When her family grew up and left “the nest” Elna moved up to New Hampshire where she went back to nursing and did respite care at Pathways of the River in New Hampshire for several years.When Elna decided to retire for good; she returned to Reading and moved to the Tannerville Retirement Community where she made many friends and enjoyed playing cards. Elna was a choir member of the Old South Methodist Church in Reading. She also enjoyed making friends at A.I.M. in Wilmington and participated at the Wilmington Senior Center where she was involved in their many activities.In her spare time, Elna enjoyed doing puzzles, going on long walks and following the Boston Red Sox; she was known to be an AVID fan.Elna will be fondly remembered as a wonderful lady who devoted her life to caring for others; she made quite an impact in many lives and she will forever be missed by all who knew and loved her.Elna was the devoted mother of Stephanie Donahue & her husband Dennis of Wilmington, Brian McFadden of Lynn, Andrea Marra & her husband Peter of Groveland and Carl McFadden & his wife Jill of Reading, loving grandmother of Amanda, Rachel, Mallory, Meredith, Rebecca, Jennifer, Jake, Will and Kylie, cherished daughter of the late Raymond and Violet (Mahar) Bradley, dear sister of Kenneth Bradley & his wife Joyce of Lubec, ME and the late Bernard. Elna is also survived by many nieces and nephews.A Graveside Service will take place in the family lot at Split Hill Cemetery in Lubec, ME at a later date.In Lieu of flowers, donations in Elna’s memory may be made to the Old South Methodist Church, 6 Salem Street, Reading, MA 01867.Elna M. (Bradley) McFadden-Santini(NOTE: The above obituary is from Nichols Funeral Home.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email [email protected] this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington OBITUARIES (Week of June 17, 2018)In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Helen Constance (Waters) Washburn, 99In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Judith Elaine Sias Guertin, 76In “Obituaries”last_img read more

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Narsingdi road crashes kill 9

first_imgNine people were killed in three road accidents in Raipura and Madhabdi upazilas of Narsingdi on Friday, reports UNB. In Raipura, four motorcyclists were killed when a bus hit their motorbike on Dhaka-Sylhet highway at Charabagh in the morning.The deceased are Ramjan Miah, 17, son of Asad Choukidar, Dalim Miah, 14, son of Hafizuddin, Sohagh Miah, 18, son of Sharif Miah of Morjal in Raipura upazila, and bike driver Yamin, 25, of Putia in Shibpur upazila.Raipura police station officer-in-charge Delwar Hossain said the Dhaka-bound bus from Bhairab smashed the bike carrying four people around 8:10 am, leaving all the riders killed on the spot.On information, police recovered the bodies and sent those to a local hospital morgue.In Madhabdi, three people — a rickshaw-puller, a passenger and a pedestrian — were killed as a Habiganj-bound bus losing control over its wheel pushed a rickshaw from behind on Dhaka-Habiganj highway in front of Birampur Palli Bidyut office around 1:30pm.The deceased are identified as rickshaw-puller Ilias Ali, 32, passenger Ratan Miah, 45, and pedestrian Makbul Miah, 40.Meanwhile, a couple was killed when a private car hit their motorcycle on Dhaka-Sylhet highway in Panchdona area around 3:30pm.The deceased are Aminul Haque, 35, and his wife Mansura Begum, 30, said Ilias Miah, officer-in-charge of Madhabdi police station.last_img read more

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