Day: May 29, 2022

Skateboarders join the Queensland Academy of Sport, keeping up with the ‘big shift’ in the Olympics

At an Olympic-standard skate park, four athletes have kickflipped over a milestone for their sport as the first to join the Queensland Academy of Sport (QAS).

Chloe Covell, Haylie Powell, Rome Collyer and Tommy Fynn are at a training camp on the Gold Coast, preparing for an Olympic qualification event in Rome, Italy, next month.

Their recognition by the QAS is a significant moment for the athletes, but represents a wider shift in skateboarding, as more eyes turn to the sport and more pathways are created for young skaters. 

“It’s so sick to see young people getting into it and how big skating has gotten,” Chloe says. 

She is just 12 years old but Chloe has been skating for half her life.

She says the competition in Italy is a chance to start skating in bigger events.  

Chloe Covell has been skating for half of her life.(ABC News:
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No. 1 Tennessee baseball finishes regular season with sweep of Mississippi State, football themes

Tennessee baseball opened its three-game series against Mississippi State with a football score and closed it with another double-digit performance.

The No. 1 Vols (49-7, 25-5 SEC) swept the Bulldogs (26-30, 9-21) in Starkville to close out the regular season.

UT won 27-2 on Thursday. The final was 10-5 on Saturday. It wasn’t a football score on Friday, but the 4-3 come-from-behind victory eliminated Mississippi State, the defending national champions, from qualifying for the 12-team SEC Tournament. It was as thrilling as long pass caught in the end zone.

It was UT’s first sweep of the Bulldogs in Starkville in program history.

Tennessee will be the No. 1 seed in SEC Tournament in Hoover, Alabama, and will play Wednesday (5:30 p.m. ET, SEC Network) against the winner on Tuesday between No. 8 seed Vanderbilt (35-19, 14-16) and No. 9 seed Ole Miss (32-21, 14-16).

More: SEC baseball keeps growing, but

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‘Akhanda’ movie review: Boyapati Srinu and Nandamuri Balakrishna’s loud action entertainer is strictly for the fanbase

Boyapati Srinu and Nandamuri Balakrishna deliver a loud mass action entertainer that is strictly for the fanbase

Boyapati Srinu and Nandamuri Balakrishna deliver a loud mass action entertainer that is strictly for the fanbase

There are films, and there are films by director Boyapati Srinu. Then there are films by Boyapati Srinu starring Nandamuri Balakrishna. In the cinematic universe where the two collaborate, everything is larger than life. Nothing is subtle, not even remotely. In their third outing together after
Simha and
Legend , the two decide to up the scale and the decibels. Telugu film
Akhanda stars Balakrishna in a dual role, but we’ll come to that in a bit.

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The director is aware of the star’s massive fanbase. Chants of ‘Jai Balayya’

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