Posts Tagged ‘ Sports ’

Wheelz Visits Bob Burnquist’s Dreamland


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In the latest episode of Bob Burnquist’s Dreamland video series by Oakley, extreme wheelchair athlete Aaron “Wheelz” Fotheringham turns up at Burnquist’s backyard megaramp to give it a go himself. After struggling to build up enough speed on his wheelchair, Wheelz lands directly on his back on the first go, and smashes his front teeth out on the second go. In an attempt to help him build up more speed, Burnquist drops in at the same time and gives him a last minute push before the jump.

One-Armed MMA Fighter Nick Newell Is Still Undefeated


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When it comes to winning, it isn’t always about who has the most skill, but who has the most heart. 27-year-old Nick Newell, out of Connecticut, is a testament to this. With only one arm, Newell has stacked up an impressive 10-0 record in mixed martial arts, leaving him undefeated in the lightweight division. With his left arm ending at his elbow, Nick is handicapped in literally every match he fights in; however, he hasn’t let that affect his career. The condition he has is known as congenital amputation, which is present in approximately one in every 2,000 babies born. Newell may be the most successful case of this condition yet. This weekend, he faced off against Keon Caldwell at the World Series of Fighting 4 on the NBC Sports Network, where he put on a show. The match didn’t get very far, as Newell had Caldwell tap out in just the first round with a perfectly executed guillotine choke submission. Only one of Newell’s fights has lasted past the first round.

Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Sports Client List


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Jay-Z founded his sports agency this year and has already made aggressive moves in the sports world. In a few months he has managed to develop a strong client list of powerful athletes. Jay-Z became a certified sports agent in June, 2013. Take a look at the star power in the Roc Nation Sports client list featuring Skylar Diggins of the Notre Dame,  Robinson Cano of the New York Yankees, Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder, Quarterback Geno Smith of the New York Jets, Victor Cruz of the New York Giants and more powerful athletes to come.

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Jay-Z Launches Sports Agency, Signs Robinson Cano


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In Jay-Z’s hit Run This Town, the rapper turned mogul proclaims, “This is Roc Nation, pledge your allegiance.” Now plenty of pro athletes will be doing just that. The entertainment company Roc Nation announced today that they will launch Roc Nation Sports, a full-service sports management company led by Jay-Z (aka Shawn Carter) and partnering with Creative Artists Agency. The group also announced the signing of Roc Nation Sports’ first client, New York Yankees All-Star second baseman Robinson Cano.

“Because of my love of sports, it was a natural progression to form a company where we can help top athletes in various sports the same way we have been helping artists in the music industry for years,” Jay-Z said in a statement.

The formation of the agency creates an array of branding opportunities for Roc Nation athletes, who could take advantage of the global cachet in the entertainment world that association with Jay-Z would bring. While the former agent/client partnership between a major rapper and athlete (Master P and Ricky Williams) didn’t work out, adding CAA to the fold gives Roc Nation an instant credibility that No Limit Sports never had. Roc Nation’s next move could be a jump into the NFL with New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz.

Insane Rope Swing And Canyon Cliff Jump


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Some people in life like to step out on a limb and do things that most of the population would think is crazy. This group of people decided to make the most insane rope swing that they could make. Jumping of a cliff or flipping off of it you can see how much fun this group is having. Check out the video below.

Stunning McLaren P1 Supercar


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Take a look at the McLaren P1, the next generation ultimate supercar from British sports car manufacturer McLaren Automotive. Designed with one aim in mind, to simply be the best driver’s car in the world, on road and track, the McLaren P1 is one of the decade’s most highly anticipated cars. Inspired by Formula 1 engineering, it will offer exceptional aerodynamics, amazing performance and bespoke design for every owner. McLaren Automotive Regional Director for the Middle East & Africa, Mark Harrison said: “After a successful launch in Bahrain, we are very excited to be bringing the McLaren P1 to the United Arab Emirates, where our retail partner, Al Habtoor Motors, has confirmed huge interest in this unique car. This year marks our 50th year anniversary, so it is apt that we are gearing up to launch a car that we feel will redefine the parameters for performance, on both circuit and road. This is why we have released these unique and stunning images, taken at the BIC, a location absolutely fitting for this supercar. ”

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Customized Audi R8 Razor GTR


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In the skiing world Jon Olsson is known for innovating new tricks, in the automotive world he’s known for taking supercars through weather that might make some SUV drivers cringe. Olsson took delivery of his newest toy, a full-carbon PPI Automotive Design Audi R8 Razor GTR sporting his signature roof box. The R8 V10 sports a complete carbon fiber widebody that weighs in at a scant 1,320 lbs or so. In total, the PPI Design transformation shaves over 550 lbs from the R8′s body, while power upgrades from PPI and Statis should have Olsson’s car over the 710-hp mark. He also opted for a set of ADV.1 wheels for each corner of the R8.

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