Our priority is the well-being of our fighters and to produce the most exciting fights we can and in the process uplift the sport of boxing. “I love my country and I love the liberties living in a democracy affords. These young fighters have worked diligently and deserve the right to pursue the best path they deem fit for themselves. Unfortunately, many of them can’t wait around for a very slim shot at Olympic glory.” Tyson was left off the 1984 Olympic boxing team after losing a close decision in the trials. “Our country hasn’t had a male boxing gold medalist since 2004 [Andre Ward], which could be why many young hopefuls decide to turn professional sooner,” Tyson wrote. “Many of these boxers are like me in that they are from poverty stricken communities and boxing is their only way to a better life. They have obligations beyond your personal vision for them. No one has the right to question the path a fighter chooses in pursuit of their American dream. “I will always be supportive of amateur boxing and will continue helping in any way possible. My door is always open to assist the USA Boxing team reach its goals. Hopefully, in the future, you will be more comfortable reaching out to me directly.” USA Boxing executive director Anthony Bartkowski said his organization is looking to be more competitive. “This is a new strategy of trying to make sure our Olympic-aged athletes are not poached by promoters,” he said.
Roy Hibbert trying to find a workaround to join USA Basketball
If prosecutors do not challenge the finding, he will be involuntarily committed to a state psychiatric hospital. By Shayna Jacobs / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Friday, October 4, 2013, 2:11 AM Paul Zimmerman/WireImage Miss USA 2013 Erin Brady was allegedly confronted at her Manhattan apartment in August. A homeless nut accused of stalking Miss USA 2013 at her swanky Manhattan apartment has been found unfit for trial by court doctors. Lanre Orimabogunje, 28, allegedly accosted stunner Erin Brady on Aug. 5. I’ve been tracking you since you were born … I have GPS. You wear an invisible crown, he allegedly told her before trying to touch her head. RELATED: MISS USAS STALKER ARRESTED AT BROOKLYN HOMELESS SHELTER Orimabogunje was arrested at a Brooklyn shelter after the creepy encounter. Prosecutors asked for an adjournment Thursday to decide whether theyll challenge the fitness finding. If there is no challenge, or if prosecutors bring one and lose, Orimabogunje will be involuntarily committed to a state psychiatric hospital. He was charged with stalking, harassment and trespassing and would face up to a year in jail on the top count.
Mike Tyson answers USA Boxing
Hibbert has suited up for Jamaica in the past, making the mutual desire for him to be a part of team USA going forward difficult, at best. But Hibbert seems intent on getting the situation figured out, and is in the process of doing everything he can to pave the way for him to be a part of USA Basketball in the future. From Scott Agness of Pacers.com : Pacers center Roy Hibbert wants to be part of the USA Basketball team and he said this week that international lawyers and his agent are in the process of trying to make that happen. Hibbert previously played a short stint with Team Jamaica after he was passed over and that has thus far made him ineligible. I wanted to play in the Olympics and then they invited some other guys from my draft class to be centers, Hibbert explained. I thought I could have been in that group. If I had gotten invited, I wouldnt have played for Team Jamaica. You live and you learn. If I dont play for Team USA ever again, Ill enjoy my summers and bulk up like I did this summer. Hibbert is under the impression that Team USA has to make an inquiry to FIBA, the International Basketball Federation. He then has to be let go from Team Jamaica in order to join Team USA. Simply, its a lot of red tape, USA Basketball has to determine whether its worth the effort and Jamaica has to be understanding. Its complicated, but not impossible.Hibberts father is from Jamaica, but the Pacers big man is in fact an American with dual citizenship. The international game seems to favor slashers and shooters over post players, but Team USA has plenty of those. Adding a player like Hibbert to the frontcourt rotation would address the only real weakness on the roster.
USA Network Announces Unite Against Bullying Commercial Challenge
Jepsen is also featured in an original Public Service Announcement (PSA) calling for student entries to the competition that will air on USA Network. Click here to download or view the PSA. I am proud to use my voice to raise awareness through #UniteLIVE: The Concert to Rock Out Bullying and the Unite Against Bullying Commercial Challenge, said Carly Rae Jepsen. She added, As a longtime advocate for bullying prevention, I am excited to see the original and powerful ads kids across the country will create to help stop bullying. I am hopeful that empowering students to stop intolerance and bullying will help create a brighter future. The concert was step one to reach and inspire hundreds of thousands of students to address the issue of bullying. Step two is now to engage those young people to be part of the long-term solution and become champions for change in their schools and communities, said Toby Graff, USA Network senior vice president of Public Affairs. The Unite Against Bullying Commercial Challenge is a win-win. Students get an incredible opportunity to express themselves and make a difference and we get to create a television commercial that will speak to an audience critical to fostering greater respect and acceptance. From October 3 through November 20, students ages 13-18 can enter the Unite Against Bullying Commercial Challenge by submitting a short written essay or a video. The winner will receive an iPad and a trip to Los Angeles to see the commercial filmed. Two runners-up will also receive iPads as tools to continue to develop their creative talents and community leadership. The R&R Partners Foundation has been a passionate advocate in the fight against bullying through our Flip the Script campaign, and this commercial challenge elevates this mission to a whole new level, said Cindy Dreibelbis, executive director of the R&R Partners Foundation. We hope students across the country will embrace this challenge; they are on the front lines of the battle against bullying every day. A year-long program, Characters Unite aims to combat discrimination and intolerance in all its forms. The public service campaign is dedicated to supporting activities and messaging to promote understanding and acceptance on-air, online, and in communities across the country. To enter the contest, view the rules and regulations and learn more about Characters Unite, please visit www.charactersunite.com . About Characters Unite Characters Unite, USA Networks award-winning public service campaign, was created to address the social injustices and cultural divides still prevalent in our society. Inspired by USA Networks iconic Characters Welcome brand and with the support of leading national nonprofit organizations, the ongoing campaign is dedicated to combating prejudice, discrimination and intolerance while promoting understanding and acceptance — on-air, online and in communities around the country.Please log on to www.charactersunite.com for more information on the initiative and what you can do to make a difference.