Roy Hibbert Trying To Find A Workaround To Join Usa Basketball

USA Triathlon’s Age Group National Championships is returning to Milwaukee in August 2014.

aMilwaukee proved to be an excellent host in 2013 and the support from the city, as well as key organizations and individuals, helped make the event memorable for nationas top amateur triathletes,a said Rob Urbach , USA Triathlonas CEO. An Olympic-distance race scheduled for Aug. 9, 2014 consists of a 1,500-meter swim, 40-kilometer bike race and 10-kilometer run. A sprint race on Aug. 10, 2014 is comprised of a 750-meter swim, 20-kilometer bike race and 5-kilometer run. Both races will include the nationas top age-group fields and qualify members for Team USA, a select group of amateur triathletes who will represent the U.S. at the 2015 International Triathlon Union World Championships in Chicago. Athletes who have qualified for Olympic-Distance Nationals between July 10 and Sept. 15 will receive an email during the week of Sept. 30 with registration instructions. Additional qualifying emails will be sent as athletes qualify through Aug. 2, 2014.

USA Network Holding Anti-Bullying Commercial Contest (Exclusive)

Olympic team, defended his signing of 152-pound prospect Erickson Lubin on Tuesday, the day he turned 18. “No one knows better than I the pitfalls of amateur and professional boxing,” Tyson wrote. “This is precisely why I am compelled to make Iron Mike Productions a transparent company. 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.” According to The Post, Tyson added, “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 said USA Boxing’s poor record of producing medalists in the last several Olympics might have something to do with young boxers deciding to forgo Olympic training for a pro career. “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,” he wrote. He also 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.” The sentiment was echoed by USOC CEO Scott Blackmun, who said that “I don’t think you can take away the choices that our athletes have. They have to weigh the importance of an Olympic medal . .

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.

Mike Tyson responds to USA Boxing’s open-letter attack

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3, 2013, 8:12 PM EST By Jethro Nededog TheWrap As part of its efforts surrounding National Bullying Prevention Month, USA Network in association with R&R Partners Foundation’s Flip the Script is holding the “Unite Against Bullying Commercial Challenge,” in which one winning idea will be produced and aired by the cable network. Pop singer Carly Rae Jepsen will announce the contest during Thursday’s #UniteLive: The Concert to Rock Out Bullying to an audience of thousands of students in Las Vegas. “We were so thrilled that Carly Rae Jepsen signed on to headline #UniteLIVE: the Concert to Rock Out Bullying,” USA Network’s senior vice president of public affairs, Toby Graff, told TheWrap . “She’s genuinely passionate about the cause of stopping bullying and she has a huge following among the exact audience of young people we’re trying to reach to spread the message and help prevent bullying.” Also read: ‘Breaking Bad’ Star Aaron Paul Raises Nearly $1.8 Million for Anti-Bullying Charity Jepsen will also appear in an original Public Service Announcement (PSA) calling for student entries to the competition that will air on USA Network. Starting Thursday, students between the ages of 13 to 18-years-old can enter the commercial contest by submitting a short written essay or video www.charactersunite.com . The winner will receive an iPad and trip to Los Angeles to see the commercial filmed. Two runner-ups will also receive iPads. The contest ends on Nov. 20. “We’re excited to get creative ideas on how to stop and prevent bullying from kids across the country,” Graff said. “They understand the issue and they know how to speak to their peers in a way that can really resonate. The Unite Against Bullying Commercial Challenge will give them a chance to express themselves, make a real difference and win a cool prize of seeing their idea made into a real TV ad.” Also read: USA Welcomes ‘Modern Family’ Fans With Multi-Platform Offerings USA Network, R&R Partners Foundations Flip the Script and Cox Communications presented Thursday’s #UniteLive: The Concert to Rock Out Bullying. Nolan Gould (Modern Family), Sheamus (WWE), James Roday (Psych), and Mehcad Brooks (Necessary Roughness) made appearances. The concert and contest are part of USA Network’s initiative called “Characters Unite,” which aims to combat discrimination and intolerance. “USA’s Characters Unite public service initiative is dedicated to combating hate and discrimination and certainly bullying is a critical issue that fits under the campaign umbrella,” Graff explained.

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