Just when you thought people couldn’t get any lazier, this scuba diving inventions appears. Basically, you get locked into a submersible of sorts that’s equipped with oxygen as well as a seat, and then get pushed into the water.
File this under: cool Google doodles. The company has decided to get themselves into the 2010 FIFA World Cup final (Netherlands vs Spain) mood by creating a special Google doodle just for the occasion. Continue reading for a video preview.
Former NBA star Mel Turpin was found dead inside his Lexington home last July 8, 2010.
According to the Washington Post, the coroner at the scene said that Mel had died due to a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was 49.
Mel had attended the University of Kentucky before being drafted as the sixth overall pick of the Washington Bullets. In the 1984 NBA draft, he was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The athlete’s full name is Melvin Harrison Turpin. During his stint at the NBA, he earned the nicknames “The Mealman” and “Dinner Bell Mel”.
Octopus Paul Predicted Germany’s World Cup Defeat
Animals using computers are nothing new, but when Paul the Psychic Octopus makes accurate World Cup predictions, like the defeat of Germany, that’s something special. Paul’s keepers at the Oberhausen zoo say that he “is psychic, and help him make his predictions by offering him mussels from two containers – one adorned with the German flag and one with that of their opponents.” Video after the break.
Phil Jackson Will Remain with Los Angeles Lakers
phil_jackson_los_angeles_lakersThe coach of the 2009-2010 season champion of the National Basketball Association (NBA) said that he will remain with the team for another year.
Phil Jackson, who is turning 65 this September, said after completing some medical tests, “Count me in. After a couple weeks of deliberation, it is time to get back to the challenge of putting together a team that can defend its title in the 2010-11 season. It’ll be the last stand for me, and I hope a grand one.
The coach previously said that he is considering to retire already as he was concerned with his health and the fatigue that he is getting by the NBA’s travel schedule.
Jackson holds the most number of NBA Championships by a head coach which stands at 11. Five came with Los Angeles Lakers (the latest being this season) and six came from Chicago Bulls. He also has two NBA championships as a player for New York Knicks in 1970 and 1973.
He also hold two other records: the highest regular-season winning percentage (19 seasons) at .705 and post-season record of .697.
Zvonareva Reaches Wimbledon Final
Known for melting down in pressure-packed situations, Russia’s Vera Zvonareva showed she also have nerves of steel as she rallied from a set down to defeat unseeded Bulgarian Tsvetana Pironkova in their Wimbledon semifinal match, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2.
Zvonareva, the 21st seed this year, struggled early but took control of the match starting the sixth game of the second set to reach her first-ever Grand Slam final and become the second-lowest ranked player to fight for the championship. Zvonareva’s previous best showing in a Grand Slam event was in 2009, when she reached the semifinal at the Australian Open.
Pironkova, who defeated five-time champion Venus Williams in the quarterfinals, appeared headed for another upset when she took the first set in just over 30 minutes. However, the world no.82 crumbled in the end as she lost 10 of the last 13 games.
Zvonareva would face the winner of the other semifinal between defending champion Serena Williams and unseeded Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic.
Byron Scott to be Named Cavs Coach
In the end, the Cleveland Cavaliers chose experience over promise in picking their new coach. Reports said the Cavs are set to name former New Jersey Nets and New Orleans Hornets head coach Byron Scott as the team’s new chief mentor.
Scott edged Los Angeles Lakers assistant coach Brian Shaw, who was earlier rumored to be Cleveland’s top choice after impressing team officials during a series of interviews. Scott’s agent, Brian McInerney, told the Associated Press in an e-mail that the Cavaliers will formally introduce their new coach in a press conference on Friday.
Scott will be bringing with him the reputation of being a known trouble shooter who can turn a team around in a short time. A three-time NBA champion as a player, Scott guided the Nets to two-straight finals appearances in 2002 and 2003. He also made contenders out of the Hornets, who won their first-ever division title in 2008 under Scott.
Semi-Finals Seven-Nation Intl Snooker Tournament 2012
Pakistan’s top-seed Mohammad Asif and onetime Asia size two Mohammad Sajjad forfeit their various semi-finals yesterday as the country’s hopes of lifting the Seven-Nation Global Snooker Contest honour suffered an abrupt end.
While Sajjad unregenerate a sea-saw conflict to Iran’s Hossein Vafayi Ayouri 6-5 in the day’s archetypal semi-final, Asif was completely outclassed and went dr. 6-2 against Thepchaiya Un Nooh of Thailand.
Sajjad gives it departed
The Sargodha-based cueist took a 5-3 boost against Ayouri, the reigning amateur humans endorse, before throwing away his start.
The Persian took the ordinal make 88-17, including a wear of 80, to unsettle the Pakistan cueist. After a 54-point outstrip in the masses enclose, Sajjad missed an undemanding red and Ayouri seized the possibleness to destroy the correct 5-5 before success the decider to product his property in the inalterable.
Sajjad, who was confused by the diminution, said he was disappointed after a superior run in the tournament. “I was on top of my scheme and the intellection of losing never across my intent,” Sajjad told The Refer Tribune.
PHF Heuvel not attending camp 2012
Problems for the Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) seem to be compounding as in improver to decisive the occurrence of players taking concern in the unsanctioned Domain Periodical Hockey (WSH), the absence of straits manager Michel van dan Heuvel from the preparation domicile is preventative preparations for the London Olympiad.
It has been learnt that the Dutch has decided against connection the training encampment underway in City since endmost month, shadowing differences with the PHF.
An authoritative fine to the matter said the issue arose after Heuvel questioned the team’s bad pretense in the Champions Trophy parting year in increase to the PHF announcing the probables for the Olympics without attractive sign from the rig.
“Ignoring his sign in selecting the probables made the state worsened,” the formal told The Verbalize Tribune. “He’s not present the pitch in resist and treasury now no one in the PHF is informed nigh his reaching.”
South Africa Elusive Home-series win In Final Test
CAPE TOWN: Stung by a shock defeat in the second Test, South Africa will have to overcome a confident Sri Lanka to gain an elusive home-series win in the third and final Test that starts today.
After winning the first Test by an innings and 81 runs, South Africa seemed set to break a sequence of four successive home series which they have failed to win, but a surprising turnaround from Sri Lanka saw the hosts crash to a 208-run loss in the next match.
The hosts will now have to prove their credentials after a year of moderate results, and despite calls for drastic changes, the selectors have only made two: opener Alviro Peterson coming in for Ashwell Prince and fast-bowler Vernon Philander returning from injury.
After their historic win in Durban, which has been acclaimed as one of the country’s greatest Test achievements, Sri Lanka are unlikely to make changes.