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DeafDigest Sports – July 11, 2018

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

— 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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