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“Mr Fantastic” accepts Jacksonville College scholarship

first_imgEighteen-year-old national basketball team captain Stanton “Mr Fantastic” Rose is now a prime example of the phrase “hard work pays off” after he was awarded a scholarship to attend the Jacksonville College in Texas, United States.Texas bound! Stanton “Mr Fantastic” RoseRose, who has been celebrated for leading the Guyanese national basketball team to their first Caribbean Basketball Championships (CBC) win in Suriname last month, has excelled in local basketball over the years. The young man ,who plays club games for the three-time Road to Mecca Champions Bounty Colts, was said to be very mature and able to handle pressure well and was selected as Captain of the national team on the premise that he could step up to the plate.In doing exactly that, the Lindener registered an all-time high of 41 points against the St Vincent and the Grenadines – the most points ever netted by a Guyanese in a single game.Rose, who is also the youngest national captain ever, was also named as the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the 2018 CBC games.In a statement from the Guyana Amateur Basketball Federation (GABF), it was revealed that the young man was recently offered a scholarship, which he gladly accepted. He is expected to depart Guyana later this week as his first semester will begin on Monday, August 20, 2018.National Coach Junior Hercules was the first to congratulate the teenager on behalf of the GABF, stating: “Guyana Basketball Federation wishes to congratulate and thank Stanton Rose for his commitment and dedication to Guyana and we wish him further success in his life and basketball career.”last_img read more

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Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather declare truce, trade praise not profanities

first_imgConor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather Jr. declared a truce on Wednesday after weeks of vicious verbal attacks, offering praise instead of profanities at the final press conference ahead of their much anticipated fight.Since the fight between undefeated boxer Mayweather and mixed martial arts champion McGregor was announced in June, the two men took part in a profanity laced world tour to hype a bout that has been met with both skepticism and excitement.The final press conference ahead of Saturday’s fight, however, was closer to a love-in than a battle field with Mayweather, in particular, complimenting the man who has questioned everything from his manhood to his fashion sense.”Conor McGregor had a hell of a career, he’s still got a hell of a career,” said Mayweather. “He’s a hell of a fighter, he’s a stand up guy, a tough competitor.Photo Credit: Reuters “It’s not going to be an easy fight. There will be blood sweat and tears Saturday.”McGregor was far less effusive in his compliments but after months of mercilessly attacking Mayweather said he welcomed the pause in hostilities.”There’s been a lot of crazy press conferences, this is a lot more subdued, a lot more business like the way I like it … sometimes,” said McGregor.Photo Credit: Reuters After the two had turned the air blue with profanity during the earlier media tour, Mayweather went the entire press conference on Wednesday without swearing.McGregor could not hold his tongue but saved his venom for a member of Mayweather’s “Money Team” who taunted him from the audience, telling him he was going to be knocked out.advertisement”Not by you, whoever you are,” countered McGregor. “Tell that bitch to shut up,” the Irishman growled while looking at Mayweather, who later chastised the member of his team.The restrained tone of Wednesday’s media conference underscored the high stakes of what is expected to be the richest fight in boxing with McGregor in line for $100 million payday and Mayweather as much as $200 million.Photo Credit: Reuters While boxing purists and pundits have denounced the fight as nothing more than a laughable cash grab it has nonetheless captured the fascination of fans.Showtime executive Stephen Espinoza said the fight, which will be distributed in more than 200 countries, is on pace to smash pay per view records.While the fiery rhetoric was toned down, both remain confident of the outcome.”I will go forward, I will put the pressure on him and break this old man,” said McGregor, who said he expected to end the 12-round bout inside two rounds. “Trust me on that.”I am going to out box this man at his own game.”Tomorrow – #AboveTheNoise pic.twitter.com/wRNC1d5L3C- Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) August 23, 2017The only message Mayweather had for McGregor was his record reminding him that he was trying to do something that no one has ever been able to do; beat him.”I know one thing I can do I can fight,” said Mayweather. “I can give it and I can take it”But for me to be 49-0 it is obvious I have been giving it and not receiving it.”Anything and everything in boxing that can be done, I’ve done it. I was born a fighter, I will die a fighter.”last_img read more

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