Sports and Activities News - Page 8

Page 8 of Sports and Activities News issued by the Send2Press® Newswire service.



BudoTV.com Launches a New Video Share Site for Martial Artists and MMA Fans

TORRANCE, Calif. – Aug. 29 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Otane, Inc. has launched a new service for martial artists and MMA fans called BudoTV.com. The video sharing site allows users to upload their videos for free, participate in ongoing forums, receive up-to-date news via RSS, and allow groups and clubs to be formed within the site.

THAXTON: Amir ‘Khan’ Get Me in The Ring for Free – GoldenPalace.com to Offer Purse for Thaxton

LONDON, England – July 31 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Jon Thaxton believes he has found a novel way to cut through boxing politics and secure a marquee showdown against Olympic Silver Medalist Amir Khan. With the assistance of his promoter Hennessy Sports, the British Lightweight champion has secured backing from Internet Casino giant GoldenPalace.com that would allow him to fight his Commonwealth counterpart without the need for a purse from the event promoter.

Maine-based Bar Harbor Camping Resorts’ $4.5 Million Renovation Responds to Growing RV Population

BAR HARBOR, Maine – May 30 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — According to a recent Recreation Vehicle Industry Association study, more than 7 million U.S. families own RVs. That number is expected to grow to 8 million by 2010 as baby boomers age into their prime RV-buying years – ten percent of all Americans 55 and older are RV owners.

World Peace through Youth Sports – Dubai Attending WYBT 2007 in Hawaii

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii – Apr. 18 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The 9th Annual Spalding World Youth Basketball Tournament, being held in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, July 24th – July 29th, 2007, is proud to announce that even the Middle East will be represented. The American School of Dubai will be participating this summer. Along with teams from New Zealand, Canada, Guam, Native Hawaiian, Native American Indian.

Spokane Horse Has Been Invited to Compete in The FEI World Cup Invitational

SPOKANE, Wash. – Apr. 13 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Foxy Horse and Hound congratulates Jeremy Steinberg and Parocco! Jennifer Smith’s horse, Parocco, has been invited to the Federation Equestrian International (FEI) World Cup Invitational. Jennifer and Brent own Marshland Equestrian Center in Cheney Washington, a university town just outside of Spokane.

Reception Leader Excels at Pro Day – Prepares to Visit NFL Teams

IRVINE, Calif. – Apr. 11 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Despite not being invited to the NFL Combine, Maurice Price, the nations leading receiver in 2006, has impressed NFL scouts. His agent, Bert Briones of Hip Athletics, reports that a number of clubs have invited him to visit their facilities and hope to draft him. Next week, Price will visit the Kansas City Chiefs and also attend an additional individual workout.

Houston Astros Choose Pitcher’s Eye(R) Training Aid

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. – Apr. 11 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Houston Astros Major League Baseball(R) team, under the direction of Dewey Robinson, director of pitching development, are using custom and prototype designs of the Pitcher’s Eye(R) training aid, made by 4 Seam Inc., at all levels of the organization.

Leading Sports Online Social Network Hosts Interactive eChats with Celebrity Athletes

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Apr. 4 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The first interactive eChat with Joe Klecko, former NFL Defensive End for the New York Jets and the Indiana Colts, took place in February, 2007; it was such a success that SportsGist.com has many more planned.

NY GIANTS Help Build Body, Inspire Mind of Inner-City Kids

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Mar. 27 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 80 boys from the Link Community School will have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to mentor with members of the NY Giants at the 2007 Youth Football Experience, Tuesday, April 10. The event, sponsored by Athletes in Action and Trinity Financial Sports and Entertainment Management Company, will take place in the ‘Giants Bubble’ next to Giants Stadium.

Billion Person Prayer Brings Snow to Europe – General Schwarzkopf Saluted by Olympians

ASCUTNEY, Vt. – Mar. 25 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Following a billion praying to help heal our Earth Mother of the man-made part of the global warming starting on February 14 – U.S. Valentines Day and New Years for many cultures – ‘She’ responded! ‘We were blessed in February with enough snow to turn spring into winter so our European ski areas could open. Thank you, thank you,’ reported French Princess Caroline Murat, Native Voices Foundation’s (NVF) Euro leader ‘of the Napoleon Tribe.’

The Fight is On in Winston-Salem: Undefeated Derek ‘The Black Lion’ Edwards Seeks 21st Win

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Mar. 6 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Fight fans get ready! Ring of Dreams presents Fight Night Saturday, April 14, 2007, at the LJVM Coliseum Annex in Winston-Salem, North Carolina at 8:00 p.m. Undefeated Super Middleweight Derek ‘The Black Lion’ Edwards (20-0-0) will square off against the also undefeated Joe Green (14-0-0) in a showdown that is sure to rock the house.

Java Juice(R) Brings Joe-To-Go to Military, Rescue Personnel and Campers

VENICE, Calif. – Feb. 7 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Originally, Java Juice(R) was created for, and embraced by, the outdoor-adventure industry. The success of the just-add-water, single-serving version of the product promoted awareness of a need to get the lightweight packets to American soldiers, say the folks at Java Juice, Inc.

Ricky Miller Accepts Invitation to College All Star Game

IRVINE, Calif. – Jan. 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Former Tustin High School football star Ricky Miller, announced Wednesday that he has accepted an invitation to play in the upcoming college all star game ‘Texas vs. The Nation.’ Bert Briones, Miller’s agent and president of Hip Athletics, reports that the selection committee was pleased to add Miller to the roster.

Nation’s Reception Leader Maurice Price Accepts Invitation to College All Star Game

IRVINE, Calif. – Jan. 23 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The nation’s leading receiver, Maurice Price, announced Tuesday that he has accepted an invitation to play in the upcoming college all star game ‘Texas vs. The Nation.’ Bert Briones, Price’s attorney and president of Hip Athletics, reports that the selection committee was pleased to add Price to the roster.

Nation’s Reception Leader Declares for NFL Draft

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Jan. 16 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Nation’s leading receiver, Maurice Price, announced Monday that he has decided to forgo his senior season and enter the NFL Draft. Price led all of Division I football in receiving last year with 103 receptions, becoming just the seventh player in Division I-AA history to record more than 100 receptions in a single season.

Native Voices Foundation Celebrates Olympic Progress on 10th Anniversary

SEDONA, Ariz. – Dec. 6 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On the 10th Anniversary of Native Voices Foundation, the board held an election and celebrated some phenomenal progress for Indian youth. As newly elected Co-Chairman, Gary Lake (Shasta Vice Chair) said, ‘A single tribe cannot get their youth to the Olympics, but together we can.’ ‘Thanks to key leaders of Indian Country uniting behind the Indian Olympic Bid, these dreams for their youth are within their grasp,’ according to re-elected Co-Chair, Suzy Chaffee, an Olympic skier.

Vermont Ski Hall of Fame Inducts Billy Kidd and Warren Witherell

STOWE, Vt. – Oct. 28 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A blanket of snow turned Vermont’s Green Mountains white as Billy Kidd, the first American male to win an Olympic (silver) Medal in Alpine Ski Racing, was inducted into the Vermont Ski Hall of Fame at the Snowflake Lodge in his hometown of Stowe on Sunday. ‘Though not fully proven, it took the fearlessness of his Abenaki Indian and Pirate (Captain William Kidd) blood to break the glass ceiling,’ said fellow Olympian Suzy Chaffee, co-chair of Native Voices Foundation.

Team Tri-Dubai Triathletes Tell All in Kona Secret Cell Phone Diaries

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sept. 19 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ES Interactive announces that it has teamed up with Wiggle Wireless to offer fans personal access to their favorite pros with the Kona Secret Cell Phone Diaries. Five of the hottest contenders for the Ford Ironman World Championship will be text-messaging fans all the way to Kona!

Masters of South Texas to Participate in World Swimming Competition with Hand from HomeSwimmer, Nike

SAN ANTONIO, TX – Aug. 4 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — San Antonio-based HomeSwimmer Ltd, creator of a new, portable stationary swimming system, has agreed to co-sponsor Masters of South Texas, MOST’s participation in the XI Fina Masters World Championship to be held at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, August 3rd through the 17th.

GEL-BOT, a Water Bottle System that Provides Energy and Hydration During Endurance Sports, is Unveiled

MENLO PARK, CA – Mar. 21, 2006 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ventureDESIGNworks announces the launch of GEL-BOT, a revolutionary water bottle system for endurance athletes. GEL-BOT is a sports bottle that provides access to both water and energy gel in one container. Perfect for cycling, running, triathlon or any sport that requires extensive refueling, GEL-BOT will help athletes achieve peak performance through proper energy and hydration.

NBA All-Star Game is in the Cards

GLENDALE, CA – Feb. 14 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Just in time for the 2006 NBA All-Star game, publisher AllPro Deal, Inc. announces the release of the 2006 NBA Sports Playing Cards. Following the success of last season’s product debut, the 2006 edition contains new players and rankings for those NBA All-Stars popular enough to make the cut. A proven collectible souvenir and NBA favorite for fans and game players, the Sports Playing Cards offer 52 full-color hand-painted caricature portraits of the NBA’s best on a deck of casino-quality playing cards.

Ijeoma Egbunine to Fight Valerie Mahfood for WIBF Light Heavyweight Title

WINSTON-SALEM, NC – Jan. 23 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Fight fans get ready! Ring of Dreams presents Fight Night Saturday, February 18, 2006, at the LJVM Coliseum Annex in Winston-Salem, North Carolina at 8:00 p.m. Headlining the night will be Ijeoma ‘The Praise’ Egbunine versus Valerie ‘Wolfe’ Mahfood for the WIBF Light Heavyweight Title currently held by Mahfood. Mahfood is currently ranked 5th in the Light Heavyweight Division and is a veteran boxer with 31 total fights.

Pete Rose’s $103,631 Corked Bat to Be Sawed in Half

SEAFORD, NY – Dec. 19 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — GoldenPalace.com to reveal the truth about legend’s allegedly corked bat. The Internet casino that bought baseball legend Pete Rose’s allegedly corked bat now plans to saw it in half to reveal the truth to the world.

New Interactive Board Game – First Down Derby(TM)

LONG ISLAND, NY – Nov. 4 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — First Down Derby Inc., a newly formed manufacturing corporation located in Baldwin, Long Island, has started shipping a new Football related interactive board game that is played while watching or listening to any football game. The board game, totally made in USA, is based on predicting when an offensive team does or does not achieve a first down during a series of downs.

Local Chef To Present Special Creations at Hormel Foods Mi Sabor(TM) Soccer Clinic

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – September 26 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Well-known Latino chef and restaurateur Mario Canela, Jr., will highlight the food and tasting opportunities at the festival surrounding the 4th Annual Hormel Foods Mi Sabor(TM) Soccer Clinic, presented by Hormel Foods Corporation and Herdez Corporation. The event takes place at the Track & Field stadium of the Home Depot Center on October 2, 2005 from 1 – 6 p.m. and is open to youths and their families for fun, soccer and delicious food creations featuring Hormel and Herdez products.

Media Advisory: New England-Canada Business Council Welcomes Russ Conway, Eagle-Tribune, at its September Luncheon Meeting

BOSTON, Mass. – September 8 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — New England-Canada Business Council announced today a luncheon with author and sports journalist Russ Conway, on Wednesday, September 14, 2005 at the Seaport Hotel, One Seaport Lane, Boston. Russ Conway is Associate Editor of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Eagle-Tribune in Lawrence, Massachusetts, and was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Undefeated Witherspoon to Fight Bellamy for WBE World Heavyweight Title

WINSTON-SALEM, NC – July 26 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — At 8pm on August 13, 2005, the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum Annex in Winston-Salem, NC, Ring of Dreams presents Fight Night, an event taut with anticipation and excitement. The Main Event will rock the house as undefeated heavyweight Moultrie Witherspoon (10-0), of South Carolina, steps into the ring to do battle with Ron Bellamy (14-2) of North Carolina in a quest for currently vacant World Boxing Empire (WBE) heavyweight world title.

Learn Fantasy Football from the Expert – Mike Harmon of Yahoo! Sports

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – July 25 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Fantasy Football season has just kicked off! With games starting soon and drafts under way, get your tips from the pro – Mike Harmon from Yahoo! Sports. Mike has been talking Fantasy Sports on the radio non-stop for the past week, and his new book is out just in time to kick off the Fantasy Football Season! ‘The Savvy Guide to Fantasy Sports’ from Indy-Tech Publishing (ISBN 0-7906-1313-1) is a comprehensive guide to this growing Internet-based activity.

TriviaShootout Announces a 30-Day-Free Offer to Win Cash in its Online Subscription Game

NEW YORK, NY – May 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — TriviaShootout.com LLC, a leading producer of interactive trivia games, are offering something very different. The free opportunity for first time players to play free and win cash prizes based on their sports knowledge. Thousands of players have already signed up at www.triviashootout.com to play this new fast-moving beat the clock sports trivia game. TriviaShootout believes that the 30-day free trial will show sports enthusiasts across the country how much fun it is to play this sports trivia game on espn.com and how easy it is to win.

Company Gets to The Bottom of Sports Sponsorship

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Internet casino GoldenPalace.com scored prime exposure with their latest eBay purchase, by winning a $2,225 auction for advertising space on the rear of Brazilian Ju-Jitsu champion Gazzy Parman’s shorts for her historic competition in an elite submission grappling tournament that has never before included women.

Xpert Sports Announces Partnership with WCOFF

ROCHESTER, NY — (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Xpert Sports (formerly Xpert Leagues) announced on Monday that the World Championship of Fantasy Football (WCOFF) has contracted it to be its official online league management system for the 2005 season. As a part of the agreement, Xpert Sports will host all 56 of WCOFF’s individual leagues on its servers and provide roster management, league reports, live scoring, and customer support.

Former World Heavyweight Champion Oliver McCall to Continue His Comeback on April 16

WINSTON-SALEM, NC /Send2Press Newswire/ — On April 16, 2005, Oliver ‘The Atomic Bull’ McCall (42-8-0, 31KOs) will face Cornelius Ellis in the Ring of Dreams Fight Night Main Event at the M.C. Benton Jr. Convention Center in Winston-Salem, NC. McCall, best known for winning the WBC World Heavyweight Champion title after knocking out then champion Lennox Lewis in the second round of the 1994 world championship fight, is staging a comeback that he hopes will lead to another world title shot. McCall, who calls this a ‘tune-up fight,’ also intends to extend his record of never having been knocked down or knocked out.

Texas Fence Association And Grand Slam For Youth Baseball Help Cut Ribbon On Newly Fenced Youth Ball Field Near Houston’s Ship Channel

HOUSTON, TX /Send2Press Newswire/ — On March 22nd, representatives from the Texas Fence Association, Grand Slam for Youth Baseball, the City of Houston, Magnolia Little League, and the Houston community cut the ribbon on the newly fenced youth ball field at Hidalgo Park. Participating in the event was John Gamble, President of the Texas Fence Association; Fred Arnold, Grand Slam For Youth Baseball Project Manager from Minute Maid; Marian Harper, Vice President of Community Development for the Houston Astros; Carol Alvarado, Mayor Pro-Tem and City Council Member District I; Joe Turner. Director of Houston Parks and Recreation Department; organizers and youth ball players from Magnolia Little League; and supporters of Hidalgo Park.

Texas Fence Association Teams Up With Grand Slam For Youth Baseball For New ‘Going For The Fences’ Program

HOUSTON, TX /Send2Press Newswire/ — Grand Slam for Youth Baseball (GSFYB), a partnership between the Houston Astros and the makers of Minute Maid, announced today a new program in conjunction with the Texas Fence Association – Going for the Fences. Under the new program, one youth ball field per year in the Houston area will receive new fencing and installation courtesy of the Texas Fence Association (TFA).