Archive for July, 2018

Jul
22

2018/07/22

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DeafDigest Sports – July 22, 2018

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Hot DeafSports News at:
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— Debi Skinner update; elite women’s basketball player

— random deafsports thoughts

— Gallaudet football tweet

— Gallaudet baseball

— college deaf basketball player

Deaf Sports Collections update
— Gallaudet vs RIT; never in one sport
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/olympic-epee-fencer/

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Gallaudet football tweet
ECFC

The countdown rolls on with @GallaudetBison Jacob Guertler who led the
Bison with 37 points last season

Note:
Guertler was on the men’s soccer team as a freshman goalie;
he then switched to becoming a kicking specialist with
the football team

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elite women’s basketball player

Debi Skinner Australian basketball update

The mother of Debi Skinner emailed DeafDigest Sports an
update on her daughter’s stats.

With the Southern Tigers team in the Australian Premier
Women’s League, she is the team’s leading scorer with
17.6 points per game in 16 games played.

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random deafsports thoughts

The late Jerald Jordan operated the Deafympics with an
iron fist. His fluency with the international sign
language and his charisma made peace with the warring
factions. When he retired and stepped down, the
Deaflympics were never the same (hint, the crooked
Russian president of the Deaflympics body).

Sad to say!

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Gallaudet baseball

Curtis Pride to throw the first pitch

In recognition of the 28th anniversary of the signing of the Americans
with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Orioles will host Celebrate ADA Day at
Oriole Park on Thursday, July 26, when the Orioles host the Tampa Bay Rays
at 7:05 p.m. ET.

As part of Celebrate ADA Day, the Orioles will host a pregame, on-field
ceremony to recognize members of various groups who have been positively
impacted by the implementation of the ADA, including the Mid-Atlantic ADA
Center, the Maryland Department of Disabilities (MDOD), Centers for
Independent Living, Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council, v-Link,
the Special Olympics, and several chapters of The Arc.

The Orioles will welcome Laura Owens, President of TransCen in Rockville,
Md., to throw out the ceremonial first pitch. TransCen is a nonprofit
organization dedicated to improving education and employment for youth
with disabilities. Additionally, former Major League outfielder Curtis
Pride, who serves as MLB’s Ambassador for Inclusion, will catch Owens’
ceremonial first pitch. Pride, a Maryland native who was born deaf, played
in 421 Major League games across parts of 11 seasons.

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college deaf basketball player

Lauren Godfrey

rising senior

women’s basketball

Grace College (Indiana – NAIA & NCCAA; don’t confuse NCAA with NCCAA;
two completely separate national collegiate athletic associations)

2017-18 season:
played all 36 games but only started once

averaged 15.2 minutes per game; coach basically uses almost all of
the players on the bench

averaged 3.6 points per game

 

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Jul
21

2018/07/21

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DeafDigest Sports – July 21, 2018

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Hot DeafSports News at:
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— Olympics body stops paying Deaflympics body

— college deaf basketball player

— random deafsports thoughts

— deaf auto racer

Deaf Sports Collections update
— Gallaudet’s only national champion, defeating NCAA-I opponents
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-nfl-offensive-guard/

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embezzlement allegations against  ICSD President

The International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) Executive Board has decided to
withhold all payments to the International Committee of Sports for the
Deaf (ICSD) amid continuing allegations of embezzlement against its
President Valery Rukhledev.

The Executive Board have also announced here that they will not invite
Rukhledev to the Olympism in Action Forum in Buenos Aires in October.

In May, Rukhledev, who was elected President of the ICSD in 2013, was
placed under two months of house arrest amid a continuing investigation
into accusations that he embezzled more than Rs50 million
(£604,000/$803,800/€690,000) from the All-Russian Society of the Deaf
in Moscow.

The 70-year-old, a six-time Deaflympics champion for the Soviet Union
between 1969 and 1977 in Greco-Roman and freestyle wrestling, has been
charged under the Russian Criminal Code and is due to remain under house
arrest until Monday (July 23).

ICSD President Valery Rukhledev has been under house arrest since May,
amid a continuing investigation into allegations of embezzlement ©ICSD
ICSD President Valery Rukhledev has been under house arrest since May,
amid a continuing investigation into allegations of embezzlement ©ICSD
Tatyana Zembatova, head of the All-Russian Society of the Deaf’s financial
department, has also been detained for the same period, while Evgeny
Novoseltsev, the former head of legal support at the body, was arrested in
January on suspicion of swindling funds.

A statement released by the IOC’s Executive Board (EB) said the payments
and any potential invitation to the Forum will be withheld “until the
situation is appropriately addressed to the full satisfaction of the EB”.

The EB will hear a further report on the case during its next meetings on
October 3 and 4.

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college deaf basketball player

Rogers Printup

sophomore

men’s basketball

University of California at Davis

he was a member of the USA gold-medal winning U-21 team

his profile
2017-18: Three of his five field goals were scored from three, he hit both
free throws, blocked a season-high two shots and notched his third
double-figure scoring game by finishing with 15 points at Cal Poly
(2/15)… Those 15 points are a career-high vs. Division I opposition…
Scored 13 points, on 5 of 7 shooting overall and 3 of 5 from three, and
found teammate TJ Shorts II with a beautiful bounce pass that led to the
game-winner at Long Beach State (2/3)… Doubled his career steals total
by finishing with a career-high six, and set another career best with five
rebounds vs. Holy Names (12/30)… Finished with five points, three
rebounds and a steal at Nevada (12/19)… By scoring 20 points, on six
field goals (all threes), hitting two free throws and grabbing five
rebounds, Printup set five new career highs when the Aggies hosted William
Jessup (12/9)… Set a new career high by canning three shots from three,
and finishing with nine points at Washington State (12/2)… Recorded one
rebound at Northern Colorado (11/13).

2016-17: Redshirted

2015-16: Ended with four rebounds vs. UC Riverside (1/21)… Grabbed one
rebound in his first career Big West home game, vs. CSUN (1/14)… Set a
new season high by scoring six points, on a season-high two threes, at UC
Irvine (1/7)… Logged a season-high 22 minutes and finished with five
rebounds, another season/career high vs. Holy Names (1/2)… Tied five
season/career highs at Seattle (12/28): points (3), field goals,
three-point field goals, rebounds and steals (1)… Finished with a steal,
rebound and assist vs. Idaho (12/22)… Recorded his first rebound, assist
and steal as an Aggie vs. Fresno Pacific (11/18)… Scored three points,
on his only field goal attempt of the evening, in his UC Davis debut vs.
North Dakota State (11/13).

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deaf auto racer

Kris Martin

Canada

NSCAR-hopeful

he has not had his web site or facebook updated in a couple of
years. Is he still racing or has he stopped racing?

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random deafsports thoughts

DeafDigest Sports editor remembers, as a young man attending
Gallaudet that two students told him the same story – that
their deaf schools were planning to drop one varsity sport
before they became seniors. One wanted to drop baseball,
the other wanted to drop 8-man football.

Both students, angry, protested, arguing that they deserved
their last opportunities with their sports before they
graduated. As a result, both schools kept these sports
just for one more season before dropping both for good!

Student power?
 

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Jul
20

2018/07/20

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DeafDigest Sports – July 20, 2018

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Hot DeafSports News at:
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— bunch of brief Gallaudet updates

— random deafsports thoughts

— world deaf golf

Deaf Sports Collections update
— deaf champion, synchronized swimming
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/men-u21-championship-team/

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Gallaudet updates

#1
Gallaudet’s Sam Atkinson elevated to CoSIDA’s Second Vice President

WASHINGTON – Gallaudet University Associate Athletic Director for
Communications Sam Atkinson was elevated to Second Vice President of the
College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) during the annual
convention held here from June 27-30 at the Gaylord National Resort and
Convention Cente

#2
Gallaudet’s Stephanie Stevens selected to NCAA women’s basketball rules
committee

INDIANAPOLIS – Gallaudet University women’s basketball head coach
Stephanie Stevens was recently selected to the NCAA Women’s Basketball
Rules Committee. Stevens will serve a four-year term until 2021. Stevens
is one of 12 members on the national committee comprised of Athletic
Directors, Senior Woman Administrators, Faculty Athletic Representatives
and head coaches representing all levels of NCAA women’s basketball.

#3
Gallaudet quintet traveled to Italy to participate in Beyond Sports Summer
Tour

WASHINGTON – For the second summer in a row, a group of Gallaudet
University student-athletes and coaches participated in a Beyond Sports
Tour. This summer a quintet from GU traveled to Italy to play basketball
and take in some tourist activities.

Gallaudet women’s basketball head coach Stephanie Stevens along with
rising senior Sabina Shysh (Tucson, Ariz.), graduate Kelsey Hudson
(Blissfield, Mich.), men’s basketball rising senior Jamal Garner
(Jacksonville, Ill.) and women’s volleyball assistant coach Danielle
Morris, who was also a basketball standout for the Bison, crossed the
Atlantic Ocean to participate in this 2018 summer tour.

#4
Got Skills? Middle School Sports and Leadership Camp enjoyed by all in
attendance

WASHINGTON – The Got Skills? Middle School Sports and Leadership Camp took
place at Gallaudet University the last week of June. The camp, held June
23-30, was enjoyed by middle school aged children from all across the
country.

The campers attended different activites throughout the week and rotated
through various sport activities along with leadership programs. The group
also enjoyed a trip to Six Flags America as well.

During the basketball clinic day, the campers learned fundamentals from
Gallaudet men’s basketball head coach Kevin Kovacs along with former GU
student-athletes James Steingieser and Kate Fetzer.

#5
Bison student-athletes lead Team USA to gold in U21 World Deaf Basketball
Championship

WASHINGTON – Team USA won the gold medal in the 2018 U21 World Deaf
Basketball Championship here Saturday with a 79-63 victory over Japan here
on Padden Court in the Field House on the campus of Gallaudet University.

Team USA went a perfect 6-0 in the eight-day tournament that featured five
teams from all across the globe. The teams consisted of Italy, Japan,
Lithuania, Turkey and USA.

Former Gallaudet women’s basketball standout Lindsay Stergio led the red,
white and blue as its head coach through the tournament as Team USA
averaged 81.8 points per game and allowed only 42.2 points per game. Team
USA’s average scoring margin was 39.7 points per game. In the semifinals,
Team USA won by 60 points over Italy, 78-18.

Team USA was led during the tournament by Cassidy Perry, who averaged 18.2
points per game, and scored 28 in the gold medal game as she made 14 of 20
shots from the field.

Gallaudet rising senior Hannah Neild (Litchfield, N.H.) was Team USA’s
second-leading scorer as she averaged 16.5 points, 9.3 rebounds, 5.3
assists, 3.6 steals per game. She netted a double-double in the gold medal
game as she scored 15 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to go with three
assists, three steals and two blocks.

GU rising sophomore Emelia Beldon (Frederick, Md.) was fourth on the team
in scoring with a 9.8 points per game average. Beldon matched Neild in the
championship game with 15 points as she made 5 of 8 shots from the field.
She nearly recorded a double-double as she passed out nine assists in 34
minutes played.

GU rising junior Tiffany Anderson (Forest Lake, Minn.) and incoming
freshman Ariel Senics saw action in the title game. They finished the
tournament with 19 and 21 points scored, respectively.

#6
Gallaudet Coach Kovacs, student-athletes lead Team USA to gold in U21
World Deaf Basketball Championship

WASHINGTON – Team USA capped off a dominating U21 World Deaf Basketball
Championship performance here Saturday evening with a 81-63 victory over
Japan in the gold medal game here on Padden Court in the Field House on
the campus of Gallaudet University.

Team USA went a perfect 7-0 in the eight-day tournament that featured 10
teams from all across the globe. The teams consisted of Australia, Canada,
Greece, Israel, Japan, Lithiania, Poland, Spain, Ukraine and USA.

Gallaudet men’s basketball head coach Kevin Kovacs led the red, white and
blue through the tournament as Team USA averaged 98.4 points per game and
allowed only 42.6 points per game. Team USA’s average scoring margin was
55.9 points per game. In the quarterfinals, Team USA won by 103 points
over Canada, 126-23, and got by Spain, 78-73, in the semifinal round.

Gallaudet rising junior Noah Valencia (Riverside, Calif.) was a starter in
the backcourt for Team USA. In the gold medal game, he scored seven
points, grabbed five rebounds and made two steals.

GU rising sophomores Wilford Troup (Snellville, Ga.) and Esau Zornoza
(Pleasanton, Calif.) added two points in the final game of the tournament.
Incoming freshman, John Werner, Jr., added five points and two assist

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World Deaf Golf

Galwayman is chief organiser of World Deaf Golf Championships

THE World Deaf Golf Championships will take place at Carton House Golf
Course, Maynooth next week and the man charged with the smooth running of
the tournament is chief organiser – or OC Chair – and Kilconly and
Galway native, Paul Ryder.

In all, 115 amateur golfers from 19 countries around the world will take
part in the event, which is sanctioned by the World Deaf Golf Federation
(WDGF). Of course, between the men, women and seniors’ categories, there
will also be a number of golfers taking part from around Ireland, with
26-year-old Ciaran Doyle, from Leixlip, making his championship debut.

The first round of the championships then tees off on Tuesday and runs
until its final round on Friday when the presentation and closing ceremony
takes place in Carton House and Golf Course.

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random deafsports thoughts

World’s best deaf golfer taking part in the world golf
championships?

No, because it would be Kevin Hall and he has only participated
in one deaf golf tournament during his pro golfing area.

That one tournament he won was in a walk, and easy pick up
of first place prize money.
 

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Jul
19

2018/07/19

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DeafDigest Sports – July 17-19, 2018

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Hot DeafSports News at:
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— no DeafDigest Sports, July 17 & 18

— random deafsports thoughts

— basketball player winning a gold

— deaf squash

— deaf cricket

— deaf chess

Deaf Sports Collections update
— baseball deaf triplets
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/usa-women-championship-team/

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There were no DeafDigest Sports editions on July 17th and
July 18th, so if you thought you missed getting an edition
these days, there were no editions at all.

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Indiana Tech player wins gold

Indiana Tech junior Jason Boateng helped Team USA win the gold medal in
the 2018 U21 World Deaf Basketball Championships, which ended Saturday at
Gallaudet University. Team USA defeated Japan 81-63 and captured its third
straight gold medal. Boateng finished the tournament with 13 points, 14
rebounds and three steals in 28 minutes.

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Deaf squash

9th World Deaf Squash Championship 2018 to be held at Toronto Athletic
Club, Canada from October 1 to 6.

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Deaf Cricket (India, Pakistan & Bangladesh)

Pak deaf team to feature in BD tri-series

LAHORE: Pakistan deaf cricket team will take part in tri-nation T20
cricket series being held in September in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
“The tri nation series involving India, Pakistan and hosts Bangladesh
will be a test of Pak team’s preparations for the inaugural T20 World
Cup being held in November in India,” said President, Pakistan Deaf
cricket, Suleman Zaheer, Secretary, Atta ur Rehman and Senior Vice
President, Ishtaiq Ahmad in a panel interview with APP here on Wednesday.

They said the tri-nation series is an important event ahead of
participation in the World Cup and it will help the Pak team to notice its
gray areas before the Cup and to prepare the team in professional manner
for throwing a strong challenge in the mega event.

PDCA officials disclosed that Pak team has never lost to India in any
format of the games since 2005 till today which is a unique record.“No
team in international deaf cricket is holding such an honour and we are
confident that our team will put up impressive show to win the tri-nation
event to show consistency,” they asserted.

They expressed their gratitude to Pakistan Cricket Board for extending all
out support to PDCA for the betterment of deaf cricket in Pakistan.“We
are thankful to Chairman, PCB, Najam Sethi for his personal interest in
the development of deaf cricket and to ensure team’s participation in
international events abroad”.

Answering a question, they said Pak team for the tri nation series will be
named in few days based on the performance of players in domestic events
at home and international tournaments abroad.

“The selection will be made in a transparent manner and talented players
will be given preference,” they added.PDCA officials said participation
in the tri-nation series will be step forward to give final touches to
team’s preparations for the World Cup which will be participated by
world’s top eight deaf teams.

“Deaf cricket is at rise with each passing day and we are mobilizing all
resources to organize domestic events in different parts of the country to
identify new talent,” they said adding “The key to success of Pak
cricket team’s sterling performance which it is showing in international
tournaments for the last thirteen years, is selection of players on merit
and hard work of coaches and good management of the team management”. To
a question they said Pak team has bright chances to win the World Cup.

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Chess

See one word in this brief announcement

International Chess Committee of the Deaf (ICCD) worldwide World
Deaf Blitz Chess Championship held from July 6 to 17 at Manchester
in the UK

the one word is – blitz – meaning speed chess!

Normally chess is slow paced, but speed only takes few seconds
to make a move

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random deafsports thoughts

Is chess a sport or a board game?
 

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Jul
16

2018/07/16

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DeafDigest Sports – July 16, 2018

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Hot DeafSports News at:
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— random deafsports thoughts

— U-21 comment

— college deaf wrestler

— deaf pro boxer

Deaf Sports Collections update
— Deaflympics hurdles, hearbreaking stumble agaisnt a hearing Olympian
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/gallaudet-football-tight-end-in-movie/

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random deafsports thoughts

At one time about 20-25 years ago the USA deaf women’s
coach was worried about blow out scores against deaf
women’s national teams, turning them off and refusing
to participate in future Deaflympic games.

The coauch got funding to send her group of players
to conduct basketball workshops in several nations
to teach them how to play basketball the right way.

Apparently it helped since women teams have participated
in future Deaflympics, World Championships and U-21
championships.

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U-21 comment

Coach Kovacs

 
Fortunate to have great coaches and players that made this
possible! Congrats to Japan for the silver and Spain for the
bronze. Huge respect for Japan and Spain for their skills and team play.

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EP-J graduate part of world champion deaf basketball team

Elk Point-Jefferson graduate Connor Henze competed at last week’s Under-21
World Deaf Basketball Championships in Washington D.C.
   
Henze was a part of gold-medal winning Team USA, who played seven games
over the course of the week.
 
Henze averaged 8.1 points and six rebounds through the first six games.
His best game came in the quarterfinal round against Canada, when he
notched 12 points and eight rebounds.
   
The United States beat Japan in Saturday night’s gold medal game, 81-63.

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college deaf wrestler

Matthew Olauson

junior

Campbell University (South Carolina – NCAA-I)

184 lbs

profile:
2014-15 (Freshman):   DNP (redshirt)

2015-16 (Redshirt Freshman):
Started the first 14 duals of the season for the Camels wrestling at
174-pounds … Finished with a 0-16 record and 0-12 in duals …
Participated at the Navy Classic and the Reno Tournament of Champions

2016-17 (R-Sophomore): Finished with a 2-4 record during the year…
Picked up a pair of decision wins on Nov. 20… 10-4 win over Jeffrey
Burton (Davidson) and 7-3 over Konner Pritchard (Davidson)…

this recent season 2017-18
Wolfpack Open (Unattached)
(184), L, Decision (13-12), Stanley Smeltzer
(184), L, Fall (4:09), Nick Reenan

Was not on the list of regular wrestlers

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deaf pro boxer

Norbert Kalucza

Hungary

has not boxed in over year

do not know if he is still in training or if he has
called it quits
 

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Jul
15

2018/07/15

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DeafDigest Sports – July 15, 2018

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Hot DeafSports News at:
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— attention: for interested football coaches

— random deafsports thoughts

— U-21 updates

— college deaf basketball player

— elite deaf snookers (billiards player)

— Cleveland Indians baseball joke by a fan

— runner up in cycling race in Hawaii

Deaf Sports Collections update
— basketball club, not national team, won Deaflympics
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-player-at-university-of-kentucky/

note:
this player was one of the members of the club team that
won the Deaflympics (see story above)

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for interested football coaches

Gallaudet University (D-III – Washington, DC):* Gallaudet University
has an opening for a Part-Time Defensive Line Coach. 

This position is strictly Part-Time and includes a stipend for the season.

American Sign Language skills are highly desirable or a willingness to
learn within a reasonable time.

Interested candidates should send an email with a cover letter &
resume to stephon.healey@gallaudet.edu

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U-21 updates

U21 WDBC Men Finals
USA – 81
Japan – 63

USA U21 Men wins third straight World Deaf Basketball
Championships Gold Medal.

USA – 48
Japan -24

* Halftime *

U21 WDBC Women Finals
USA – 79  
Japan – 63

USA U21 Women wins third straight World Deaf Basketball
Championships Gold Medal.

USA – 45
Japan – 30

* Halftime *

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random deafsports thoughts

Disappointing that most U-21 teams were not on USA’s
competitive levels.

Only Spain and Japan and maybe another nation or two
really challenged USA – but as for the rest of the field,
just forget it.

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college deaf basketball player

Matt Edwards

sophomore

Catawba College (North Carolina – NCAA-II)

profile:
Edwards has played in 3 games this season for the Catawba Indians,
averaging 1.3 points per game.

Edwards has yet to record an assist in 3 games this season

Edwards has yet to secure a rebound in 3 games this season

note:
he is not on the 2018-19 pre-season roster

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elite deaf snookers (billiards) player

Joe Swail

former champion

Northern Ireland

his current profile:
2018 World Championship Last 144

2018 China Open Last 128

2018 Shoot Out Last 64

2018 German Masters Last 128

note:
these numbers seem to indicate that he was one
of these surviving players in these tournaments
before being eliminated

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Cleveland Indians bullpen baseball joke by a fan

Cleveland Indians blew it last week when the manager
and the pitching coach miscommunicate with each other
and called in the wrong pitcher from the bullpen.

A fan said:
The Indians are going to have to hire an interpreter for
Francona and get pitching coach Carl Willis a hearing aid.

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Kauai’s first official bicycle race (Hawaii)

newspaper posting

Kauai’s first official bicycle race took place on the morning of July 4,
1927, starting at the Koloa side of the Hanapepe Bridge on Hanapepe Road,
and finishing at the Makaweli baseball field, a distance of approximately
four miles.

More than 50 cyclists entered the race, which was easily won by John
Kauhako (1909-66) of Honolulu riding a racing bike.

A youngster from Port Allen by the name of Ching, who happened to be deaf
and unable to speak, took second place around 300 yards behind Kauhako,
while riding an ordinary bicycle with a coaster brake.

 

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14

2018/07/14

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DeafDigest Sports – July 14, 2018

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Hot DeafSports News at:
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— attention: for interested football coaches

— random deafsports thoughts

— college deaf rower

— elite deaf billiards player

— U-21 updates

Deaf Sports Collections update
— only Gallaudet athlete to play in a big league game
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/number-one-deaf-basketball-player-up-to-1950/

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for interested football coaches

Gallaudet University (D-III – Washington, DC):* Gallaudet University
has an opening for a Part-Time Defensive Line Coach. 

This position is strictly Part-Time and includes a stipend for the season.

American Sign Language skills are highly desirable or a willingness to
learn within a reasonable time.

Interested candidates should send an email with a cover letter &
resume to stephon.healey@gallaudet.edu

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U-21 updates

10am ET – CAN vs. ISR (M – 7th/8th Place)
12pm ET – UKR vs. LTU (M – 5th/6th Place)
2pm ET – ESP vs. POL (M – 3rd/4th Place)

4pm ET – USA vs. JPN (W – Finals)
6pm ET – USA vs. JPN (M – Finals) 

CAN 67:77 UKR (Men Loser’s Semifinals)
LTU 61:58 ISR (Men Loser’s Semifinals)
ITA 55:48 TUR (Women 3rd/4th Place)
USA 78:73 ESP (Men Semifinals)
JPN 91:66 POL (Men Semifinals)

Ukraine 45:88 Spain (Men Quarterfinals)
Israel 44:81 Poland  (Men Quarterfinals)

AUS 56:65 GRE (Men 9th/10th Place)
USA 78:18 ITA (Women Semifinals)
JPN 75:53 TUR (Women Semifinals)
USA 126:23 CAN (Men Quarterfinals)
LTU 58:85 JPN (Men Quarterfinals)
UKR 45:88 ESP (Men Quarterfinals)
ISR 44:81 POL (Men Quarterfinals)

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random deafsports thoughts

A deaf basketball fan said:

I attended last night’s two semi-final games -  interesting -
I was able to identify less then a dozen people that I know or
am familiar with; different breed of spectators;  seems most
were players (more players than fans). I plan on attending the
two finals today

note:
It was much different years ago, these different breed of
spectators.

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deaf equestrian

Jamie Barge Can’t Believe She’s On The Road To The WEG

In this series, the Chronicle follows multiple riders as they seek to
fulfill their FEI World Equestrian Games dreams in Tryon, North Carolina,
in 2018. We’ll check in with them in the coming months as they pursue a
team spot to see how they’re getting their horses ready and preparing
mentally.

Jamie Barge, of Malibu, California, is now based in Europe for the summer.
Barge and Luebbo, her top mount, went to Paris where they competed in
their second Longines FEI World Cup Finals in April, finishing 16th. After
competing on the Nations Cup team in Langley, British Columbia, and
helping Team USA earn an invitation to compete at the Longines FEI Nations
Cup Final (Spain), Barge headed back to Europe with Luebbo and two other
mounts from her Team KylieCo: Zirocco Royal, and Fioretti S. Their first
stop on the tour was at Sopot, Poland

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college rower

Kelin McCloskey

junior

women’s rowing team

Washington College (Maryland)

a novice stroker, not on the first team

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elite deaf billiards player

Shane Van Boening

pro billiards

South Dakota

he is currently number 1 in the US rankings
published by the UPA Tour
 

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DeafDigest Sports – July 13, 2018

barry@deafdigest.com
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Hot DeafSports News at:
http://deafdigestsports.com/

— attention: for interested football coaches

— random deafsports thoughts

— British deaf swimmer

— Gallaudet baseball involved with All-Star game

— deaf champion in Wimbledon tennis

— U-21 updates

Deaf Sports Collections update
— two Gallaudet football defeats ruined perfect season
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-pitcher-in-los-angeles-angels-farm-system/

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for interested football coaches

Gallaudet University (D-III – Washington, DC):* Gallaudet University
has an opening for a Part-Time Defensive Line Coach. 

This position is strictly Part-Time and includes a stipend for the season.

American Sign Language skills are highly desirable or a willingness to
learn within a reasonable time.

Interested candidates should send an email with a cover letter &
resume to stephon.healey@gallaudet.edu

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U-21 updates

** Men Loser’s Semifinals **
12pm ET – CAN vs. UKR
2pm ET – LTU vs. ISR
** Women 3rd/4th Place **
4pm ET – ITA vs. TUR

** Men Semifinals **
6pm ET – USA vs. ESP
8pm ET – JPN vs. POL

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British swimming

A busy week on the international scene.

In the European Deaf Olympics in Lublin, Poland, Wirral Metro’s Nathan
Young had great success.

Firstly he set a new GB deaf record of 59.32 in the 100m butterfly when
finishing sixth in the final.

He then set another GB deaf record in the final of the 50m butterfly,
before setting a personal best in the 100m freestyle.

In a hectic schedule he also helped the men’s team to fourth place in
the 4x100m freestyle, 4x200m freestyle and 4x100m medley relay, as well as
the mixed relay team to fourth in the 4x200m freestyle relay and fifth in
the 4x100m freestyle relay.

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Gallaudet baseball involved with the All-Star game

Two events designed to attract more African American youth participation
to the national pastime will be played during the Major League
Baseball’s All-Star weekend celebration around the District of Columbia.

The Major Junior Baseball League (MJBL) and MLB are giving inner city
teams an unprecedented stage by hosting two tournaments. MJLB will play
its seventh annual East West All-Star Game at Maury Wills Park (formerly
Banneker Field) across from Howard University on June 16. Meanwhile the
inaugural MLB Commissioner’s Cup and Jennie Finch Classic for boys and
girls will be played between Gallaudet University and the Washington
Nationals Youth Baseball Academy June 13-16.

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deaf Wimbledon tennis champion

Charlotte Cooper Sterry won the women’s Wimbledon championship
in 1908 at the age of 37. She lived in Great Britain.

She was deaf.

Was she involved with the Deaf Community and used Sign Language.

Doubtful.

She became completely deaf at the age of 26, already a mother of
two children.

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random deafsports thoughts

Do we put Charlotte Cooper Sterry on the list of all-time
great deaf athletes? Story is above.

She was not born deaf. She became deaf at age of 26.

She developed her tennis skills while growing up as a
hearing person. After becoming deaf, she continued
to play tennis.

DeafDigest Sports would not count her as one of these
all-time great deaf athletes for that reason (her late
deafness).

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8-man football story

part-time 8-man team?

Arkansas SD is mentioned in the story below

Five Full-Time, Two Part-Time Schools To Play 8-Man Football in 2018
RISON – Woodlawn High School is among five “full time” schools and
two “part-time” schools that will be playing eight-man football for
the 2018 season, Steve Roberts, associate executive director of the
Arkansas Activities Association (AAA), said Monday.

Schools had to declare their intentions to play eight-man football by July
1. Woodlawn, Augusta, Decatur, Hermitage and Little Rock Episcopal will be
the five school playing on a full-time basis.

In addition, Roberts said Arkansas Christian Academy in Bryant and
Arkansas School for the Deaf in Little Rock will be “part time”
participants. He explained that both are already committed to playing in
other eight-man leagues, but will still compete with the other schools on
a limited basis this season.

Roberts said Arkansas Christian is in an Oklahoma-based league while the
School for the Deaf is in a deaf school league. He said both schools have
expressed an interest in joining the eight-man league full-time in the
future.

Eight-man football is being played as a “club sport” for the upcoming
two-year athletic cycle, which means there will be no playoffs.

For eight-man football to become an official football classification,
Roberts said member schools of the AAA would have to vote on adding it to
the existing six football classifications (Class 2A through Class 7A).
That decision could possibly be made at the conclusion of this current
two-year cycle, which includes the 2018-19 and 2019-2020 school years.

 

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DeafDigest Sports – July 12, 2018

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Hot DeafSports News at:
http://deafdigestsports.com/

— attention: for interested football coaches

— random deafsports thoughts

— these Dummy Hoy movies

— deaf soccer tweet

— first deaf major league player

— write up on U-21 basketball player

— deaf school football team vs big university football team

— coach thrown out of the game and out of the Field House

Deaf Sports Collections update
— Gallaudet’s first deaf pro basketball player
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/making-a-tackle-from-the-ground/

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for interested football coaches

Gallaudet University (D-III – Washington, DC):* Gallaudet University
has an opening for a Part-Time Defensive Line Coach. 

This position is strictly Part-Time and includes a stipend for the season.

American Sign Language skills are highly desirable or a willingness to
learn within a reasonable time.

Interested candidates should send an email with a cover letter &
resume to stephon.healey@gallaudet.edu

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U-21 updates

one coach was thrown out of the game and out of the Field House;
it was a game between two rival European teams where action
got too intense

the talk of the tournament revolved around Kazuma Tsuya, the Japanese
player in the U-21 tournament. He also was a member of the hearing
Japanese national U-21 team which played in the 2017 FIBA U19 BASKETBALL
WORLD CUP. Coaches and fans said he certainly was the best player
in this deaf U-21 tournament.

1pm ET / 13:00 – AUS vs. GRE (M – 9th/10th Place)
3pm ET / 15:00 – USA vs. ITA (W – Semifinals)
3pm ET / 15:00 – JPN vs. TUR (W – Semifinals

5pm ET / 17:00 – USA vs. CAN (M – Quarterfinals) 
5pm ET / 17:00 – LTU vs. JPN (M – Quarterfinals)
7pm ET / 19:00 – UKR vs. ESP (M – Quarterfinals)
7pm ET / 19:00 – ISR vs. POL (M – Quarterfinals)

LTU 48:81 JPN (Women)
ITA  59:63 TUR (Women)
GRE 49:92 JPN (Men)
CAN 30:89 ESP (Men)
USA 113:39 LTU (Men)
AUS 34:58 UKR (Men)

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how many Hoy movies so far?

from a Kentucky newspaper

“Never Forgive” will be the first movie filmed locally (Kentucky) with
the commission’s involvement since March, when a few scenes for “The
Silent Natural,” a biopic about early deaf Major League Baseball player
William “Dummy” Hoy, were filmed at the Historic RailPark and Train
Museum.

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deaf soccer tweet

Idaho’s Braden Anderson scoring both goals against Revolution in the
ussoccer National Deaf Team camp for the 2-0 win!

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Ed Dundon

from a web posting

On this Day: Ed Dundon was born

Ed “Dummy” Dundon was the first deaf player to play baseball
professionally. He was born on this day (July 10) in 1859. After attending
the Ohio State School for the Deaf, Dundon went on to play several years
of professional baseball. He had two seasons with the Columbus Buckeyes
before retiring and becoming an umpire. During his hitch with the Buckeyes
in 1883 and 1884, Dundon had a record of 9-20 and a 4.25 ERA.

note:
Columbus Buckeyes, at that time, was a team in the
major leagues.

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Tennessee Deaf football

mentioned briefly in a newspaper story

There have been Vols games against the likes of Williamsburg Institute,
Tennessee School for the Deaf and Camp Benning. As far back as 1923 the
Vols journeyed north to face Army and in 1931 to take on New York
University.

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U-21 USA player

newspaper story

INTERNATIONAL REPRESENTATION

The Warrior basketball program has been nationally-relevant for awhile due
to its success on the court but redshirt sophomore Jason Boateng is taking
the Indiana Tech name to an international level.

The 6-foot-8 forward is representing the United States in the 2018 World
Deaf Basketball Championships in Washington, D.C. through Saturday.

“Representing your country in anything that you do is of the highest
regard,” Albert said. “Jason is such a good kid and has such a great
heart. It is definitely a blessing to our program.”

Boateng has helped the United States to a pair of routs over Israel and
Australia and had a double-double in the latter victory.

“He is one of those kids that is a gentle giant,” Albert said. “He
cares about everybody else. You love to see Jason smile. He has an
infectious smile. We are blessed to have him in our family

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random deafsports thoughts

Past Gallaudet football teams played at Garlic Field, located
near the current football field on the campus.

Why Garlic? No one really knows; growing garlic was probably
one of the few agricultural courses Gallaudet offered way
back years ago.

No more Garlic Field. The football field was officially named
Hotchkiss Field in 1924.
 

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Hot DeafSports News at:
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— attention: for interested football coaches

— random deafsports thoughts

— finally, these U-21 tweets are coming in

— picture of deaf pro player at U-21

— U-21 comment from a fan

— deaf national bowling teams

Deaf Sports Collections update
— Detroit Tigers vs Tennessee School for the Deaf
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/pro-player-at-u21/

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for interested football coaches

Gallaudet University (D-III – Washington, DC):* Gallaudet University
has an opening for a Part-Time Defensive Line Coach. 

This position is strictly Part-Time and includes a stipend for the season.

American Sign Language skills are highly desirable or a willingness to
learn within a reasonable time.

Interested candidates should send an email with a cover letter &
resume to stephon.healey@gallaudet.edu

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U-21 comment from a fan

USA games a bit one-sided

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Finally!

finally seeing these U-21 scores via tweets after several
days of waiting, waiting and waiting.

Thanks to these tweeters!

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U-21 basketball tweet

men’s:
Rogers Printup scored a game-high 20 points and led five players into
double-figure scoring as undefeated USA win 93-48 over Ukraine on Tuesday
night.

Achieving goals on & off the court!

 

#DeafBasketball #Australia team –
the #Dingoes, played @USADeafBB in the #WorldDeafChampionships last night.
Despite the loss (95 – 28) the team had great spirits & achieved a no. of
goals they’d set on the night. 

women’s:
The overall contributions of the 5’9” G/F Hannah Nield was one of big
reasons why the undefeated USA women rolled to a 74-30 win over Turkey on
Tuesday night.

note:
Nield plays for Gallaudet and is a rising senior. She played two seasons
with Merrimack College and was a starter with this NCAA-II team. She
transferred to Gallaudet this past season and immediately turned the
team around. To say she was a steal is an understatement!

A strong first half burst keys to USA women basketball to dominant 71-50
victory over Japan tonight.

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U-21 scores

ESP 75:64 POL (Men)
LTU 87:33 ISR (Men)
TUR 30:74 USA (Women)
JPN 63:56 ITA (Women)
UKR 48:93 USA (Men)
JPN 102:44 CAN (Men)

CAN 64:59 GRE (Men)
POL 88:60 JPN (Men)
USA 95:28 AUS (Men)
ISR 39:50 UKR (Men)
USA 71:50 JPN (Women)
ITA 47:44 LTU (Women)

streaming????
The Organizing Committee (OC) informs about the issue of live streaming. @
Gallaudet University

note:
don’t know what is this all about? This tweet did not go into detail

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random deafsports thoughts

Some years back, there was a USA national deaf
baseball team. Not any more these days.

Anyway the Americans toured Japan, playing against
deaf Japanese teams.

What the Americans did not know was that the deaf of
Japan play baseball with hard rubber, not like these
real baseballs.

The shocked Americans, since no one in Japan told
them about the different ball, lost the first game.
They were just not used to that type of ball.

Getting quickly adjusted to this ball, the Americans
won the rest of their games in Japan.

Upon coming home, the Americans would not tell anyone
about the different ball. It was a pact of silence.

DeafDigest Sports editor heard a rumor about it and
repeatedly asked some of these players. They would
not say anything about it.

It was not until 2-3 years later when one of the
American ball players sat at the same dining table
with the DeafDigest Sports editor during the wedding
of a mutual friend,  and spilled the full details of
that mystery ball!

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deaf bowling competition between nations

Deaf Rutherglen bowlers form friendship through sport and claim second
successive international trophy for Scotland

Two deaf Rutherglen bowlers who formed a friendship through the sport have
spoken of their delight at claiming a second successive international
trophy for Scotland.

Martin Robertson, 40, and Jack Connolly, 24, played their part in the
country’s dramatic triumph in the Fifth Home Nations Deaf Bowls
tournament earlier this month.

The Burnside Bowling Club members helped the Scots to defeat England and
Wales before losing their final match – despite a valiant fightback –
against hosts Northern Ireland.

But they managed to top their group by one point. Martin said: “It was
so surreal winning the Home Nations title for a second time after winning
it on my Scotland debut last year in Reading.

“It was an amazing feeling, beating the English in their back garden
last year.

“While losing to Northern Ireland, we were 16-4 down at one point but we
fought and fought even though it was a bit too late.

“But we were top of the table so we claim the right to be called
champions.”

Both attended football competitions for those with difficulty hearing but
did not become acquainted until Martin started playing bowls a few years
ago with Kirkhill BC.

And although they are both part of the same hearing club now, the pair
enjoy facing each other while playing for their respective deaf bowling
teams.

Martin explained: “I bumped into Jack in deaf bowls competitions and
played against him when I was playing for Kirkhill.

“We started becoming friends and I decided to move to Burnside.

“We play for the same hearing club but when it comes to deaf
competitions, we play for
different teams. Jack plays for Glasgow Deaf BC and I play for West
Lothian Deaf BC, so there’s a bit of rivalry there.”

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In his first season Martin bagged a fours trophy at the cluby and is
having a good run in competitions this season.

Jack meanwhile joined Burnside when he was 12 and has reached the Bowls
Scotland finals at Northfield four times as a junior.

The pals both praised the club for giving deaf bowlers opportunities in
the sport.

Martin said: “I don’t think there a huge restriction in bowls [for
deaf players] apart from trying to communicate with hearing bowlers.

“Some of the guys in Burnside are great with me and they even gave me
opportunities to play in positions that I would require to communicate.

“I have seen deaf bowlers around Scotland not given opportunities that I
was given from Burnside which I am so grateful for.”

Martin and Jack are now eyeing up a third victory at the Home Nations next
year in St Andrews and are looking forward to the World Deaf Bowls
Championships in New Zealand in January.

 

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