Why Not Shawn Porter vs Timothy Bradley? and Hot News: Julian Williams

Shawn Porter vs Timothy Bradley is a great fight and it may come to fruition according to the IBF which is in search of an opponent for Kell Brook if Brook can get by Gavin Reese on May 30th. Shawn Porter (25-1-1 16 kos) the former IBF Welterweight champ who lost to Brook may get another crack at him if he can get by Timothy Bradley (31-1-1 12 kos) which would be no easy task.

Both Porter and Bradley are expected to fight in June, so the IBF is looking to build it as an elimination bout. Amir Khan was supposedly offered a Timothy Bradley fight which they rejected leaving the door open for Shawn Porter to step in and face off with the always game Bradley. I have always thought that if these two got together in the ring that these styles would make a hell of a fight. Though Bradley is on Top Rank under Bob Arum and Shawn Porter is under Al Haymon this may pose a particular problem to match the different factions. However, Porter has expressed that he is in good favor with Arum from sparring with Manny Pacquiao in the past. Two tough but classy fighters in Porter and Bradley, and for the general boxing public this would be a great fight if the terms can get worked out. Why not Shawn Porter vs Timothy Bradley in June?

Let Me Re-Introduce Myself: Julian Williams

This is no fluke, and I’m not just talking out of the side of my neck. I speak with unwavering certainty and no diffidence or hesitation present in my conviction. Julian Williams is “That Dude.” With a long lineage of talented Philadelphia fighters the city of Brotherly Love has produced another. Coming off an eighth round knockout over Jamar Freeman last weekend Julian Williams (18-0-1 11 kos) was touted very highly coming up the ranks. His all around skills with presence in the ring mixed with his broadly obvious toughness Williams possess noticeable mannerisms of a true future world champion. In 2013, Williams outpointed and out boxed Joachim Alcine flooring him three times. Then he came right back and seemed to be beating Hugo Centeno Jr. three rounds to none, but a nasty head butt caused a No-Contest. Since then he has knocked out 4 of 5 opponents and winning four fights this year 2014. Williams is a concoction of hand speed, elevated ring IQ, and he can flat out crack. There is a vast amount of young future technicians in the Jr. Middleweight division, and if you are a casual fan you don’t know S#!T about boxing if you don’t know Julian Williams so remember the name.

Promotion of the Sport – Bowling

Good to see some ideas men out there, here’s mine,!

Firstly lets address the newspaper promotion ideas, all the results are a must for starters in the Sunday times. should sum1 from Bowls W.A ask for more exposure in the way of a photo of comp or championship winners and a story to go along with it. published on a weekly fortnightly or monthly basis etc, or an individual club can act ( photo with a couple of fresh young faces, coloured uniforms, coloured bowls,… )

Nothing is stopping any club from approaching the Sunday Times direct or the West Australian, sending in a pic of the championship pairs winners with a descriptive story of the game. and asking the sports editor, would you mind running this sports story, how about Wednesdays West, the West for example could alternate different clubs weekly for individual club promotion and promo of bowls WA, has any1 approached the West on behalf of their club..? why not.. a stories a story.

Ok now for the no brainer, COMMUNITY NEWSPAPERS, MT PLEASANT EARLIER THIS YEAR approached the Melville times ( sports editor ) and we done a near half page promotion on bowls and all its therapeutic health benefits ( apart from getting cooked in the sun ) and how it’s as good way to ACT BELONG COMMIT, WITH PHOTOS, there was some enquiry, but did the fact mentioning the pennant season went from Oct. to March scare potential members straight off…?

Just before I talk about the longest hottest pennant season in the world, you may notice when holidaying down south or in the country, local bowling clubs utilise their local paper which is basically the size of our community newspapers.

I had the pleasure of playing a pennant season with Dunsborough in 2009. now between Busselton and Dunsborough almost on a weekly basis over the bowls season you could read an article in the Busselton/ Dunsborough times ABOUT THESE CLUBS.. there is a pic of the recent triples winners.. etc and a story, or a corporate team, promoting bowls and the clubs, NO WONDER Busselton had the biggest turnout in the state incl metro for corporate bowlers 294, back then, just by always having something appearing in the paper and keeping it in people’s minds. and coz it’s a gr8 spot..!.. think about becoming your bowls club sports journo, start approaching your local paper now or the west.

Young people are just not joining or people in their 40s and 50s for that matter as well, most young people follow a family member in, we all know there is a magic about bowls, but how do we get other people to feel it, lots of clubs are shrinking.

it seems there has been a few surveys over the years but not much has really changed about our pennant season. from 25 to 21 ends, NO HALFWAY BREAK AND SPONGECAKE, 15 min. start time and some uniform adjustments, but we still have the longest hottest drawn out pennant season on the planet, this itself could be putting new members off, especially young members. here is a suggestion to finally bring some wholesale changes, that the old school may cringe about, but change of some reasoning is overdue,

Something to think about, 2 pennant seasons in 1 year, or a shorter season and a longer off season,

bring forward pennant season starting 1st week of Sept. and finishing last week b4 Xmas,( pleasant playing conditions ) depending on weather 8 or 10 teams to a comp, if still 10, there can be 2 double headers sat and sun in Sept., coz when cooler weather, and Friday night sat arvo in November/December, hotter weather, BOWLS W.A could even hold a promotion and CALL IT, A CARNIVAL OF BOWLS promotion, HAVING A TRIPLE HEADER, Fri night, Sat arvo, Sun morn, advertise to the public, to come and watch a pennant game there is a time to suit all, and throw in some other promos and fun events for that week,

Now we could have the last week in Dec. off, all of Jan, and have another pennant season from start of Feb. or March to end of May, and have June July Aug. off season,

This will give people the opportunity to have summertime off and play in some of the gr8 South West carnivals where it is cooler for a holiday, by communicating with the South West they may even put a couple more events on. their pennant season is on hold also in Jan.

By having the season from Sept. to Dec., it may encourage a lot more younger people to get into the game as there summertime is not taken up, so they can still windsurf, ski, go to Rotto, sleep of hangovers from partying etc,

With the 2 shorter seasons operating, we will probably see 2 different social demographics playing the different aligned pennant seasons, of course a big percentage will play both,

Some will look for negatives to stop this some will look for the positives, which there are many. I’m sure 1 argument will be green speed, half the greens are carpet now or synthetic, it just means a schedule change to get the grass greens up n going, some maybe a touch slower, so we will align with the eastern states anyway, it may help us beat them. loll

Little League baseball: Avoiding losers joint during state a contingency for Elyria

Elyria East Seniors all-stars manager Jeff Saxton gives some instruction to Seth Harrah during use Wednesday. The organisation opens state tourney play Saturday. (CT print by Bruce Bishop.)

ELYRIA — Vince Lombardi — or whoever initial spoken a cliche — was roughly right as distant as a Little League state contest is concerned.

Jeff Saxton will tell we winning isn’t everything, though it approaches 100 percent.

“One thing we wish to do is stay out of a losers bracket,” pronounced Saxton, manager of a Elyria Little League East Senior all-stars. “If we remove your initial game, we could finish adult personification roughly each night.”

Obviously that is not something any of a 8 state all-star teams — including a East bar — wants to do. Little League pitchers are on a per-game representation count and pitching on one day means not holding a pile for another dual days.

So it could meant wanting to play usually 3 games to win a state championship or holding 5 games to do it.

Saxton will move 11 players to a tournament, that starts Saturday during Hiland High School in Berlin (Holmes County). That isn’t many immature organisation in uniform, though Saxton insists a organisation has low pitching.

“That’s critical when we usually have 11 players,” Saxton said. “We have 4 starters and we’ve got dual others we wouldn’t be fearful to have representation if we indispensable them.”

East, a District 3 champion, will start a contest Saturday afternoon during 4 o’clock opposite Painesville, a District 6 champion.

Should Elyria improved Painesville, it will accommodate a leader of a diversion between District 4 champion Morraine and District 5 champ East Homes on Sunday during 7 p.m. A detriment would put Elyria in a losers joint for a diversion Sunday during 4 p.m.

Christian Stanziano and Seth Harrah were a pitchers in a dual district games that warranted East a revisit to Berlin. Jagar Shaffstall and Jack Klingshirn are a other starters.

Harrah pitched a shutout in a 10-0 semifinal victory, and Stanziano was on a improved finish of a 12-1 win over West in a championship diversion Jul 8.

That was 22 runs in dual games. Obviously, a East stars keep some-more than only excellent pitching in their arsenal.

“We can really put a bat on a ball,” Saxton said. “We’re assertive when using a bases (eight steals opposite West in a final) and we have that low pitching.

“The abyss in pitching is so important. With a Little League carrying all these representation counts, plan comes into play since we don’t wish to play too many games. Our pitcher will be monitored really carefully. Pitch-count government will be huge.”

So will a opposition pitchers.

“We’re anticipating to make their pitchers chuck a lot of pitches,” Saxton said. “We wish a batters will take them low into a count on each at-bat. If we can do that, get good pitching and take caring of a small things in a field, we will be all right.”

East will have a integrate of things going opposite it. In further to carrying only 11 players, that Saxton calls “light,” a East organisation is stoical roughly wholly of 15-year-olds in a multiplication that permits 16-year-olds to compete.

“We will be a immature team, though we don’t expect that creation too most of a difference,” Saxton said. “At a Senior turn there isn’t a large disproportion physically. They’re all flattering most equal.”

And a players don’t have state championship contest knowledge from when they played in a reduce levels.

“This organisation is really excited, upbeat, since this is their initial time in a state championship,” Saxton said. “I like that.”
Saxton himself has been to dual Little League state tournaments as an partner coach.