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first_imgBoylston Professor of Rhetoric and Oratory Jorie Graham celebrated the legacy of Harvard poets such as T.S. Eliot, E. E. Cummings, and Wallace Stevens, with a student performance of their verse in “Over the Centuries: Poetry at Harvard (A Love Story).”last_img


first_imgInternational Olympic Committee (IOC) member Dick Pound told Reuters on Wednesday that organisers would “reluctantly” have to cancel the Games if the coronavirus developed into a serious pandemic.Thorpe said athlete safety should come above all else.”I would most definitely be concerned,” the five-times Olympic champion told reporters in Canberra on Thursday.”What we need to know is to use some of the best expert disease specialists to find out what is the risk to the team. What is the risk to the other nations and how can we have an Olympic Games, one that is safe, that doesn’t put athletes at risk?”I think the decision should come down to each individual athlete. But whether or not they want to compete, that they should take their health into consideration first.”Australia’s Olympic team chef de mission Ian Chesterman said on Wednesday the coronavirus was a serious concern but athletes were being instructed to prepare as if they were going to Tokyo as scheduled.Topics : Australian swimming great Ian Thorpe says athletes should not put their Olympic dreams before their health in deciding whether to compete at the Tokyo Games as global health authorities battle to contain the spread of the new coronavirus.The flu-like virus is believed to have originated in a market selling wildlife in the central Chinese city of Wuhan late last year and has infected about 80,000 people and killed more than 2,700, the vast majority in China.A number of international sports events have been hit by the coronavirus, with some competitions being postponed and others cancelled outright, and there are concerns that the outbreak might scupper the Tokyo Olympics.last_img read more


first_imghighlights Steyn did not play in the game against Kings XI Punjab as Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 17 runs. The pacers injury will also put pressure on South Africa, who will be sweating on his fitness ahead of the tournament opener against England which will begin on May 30. The injury-prone pacer had returned to the IPL after a gap of two years and straight away contributed to the team’s winning cause by picking up four wickets in two games.A groin injury that he sustained in the India series in 2015 curtailed his participation and he was ruled out for a couple of months. He returned for the series against England and put in a magnificent performance in the Boxing Day Test in Durban when he picked up 4/70 but in the second innings, he suffered a shoulder injury which prolonged his time on the sidelines. A fractured shoulder led to surgery and he was sidelined for 14 months. It seemed that the record would be out of Steyn’s reach. When he returned for the India series in 2018 in Cape Town, he got two wickets but in the second innings, an injured heel resulted in him missing the series and also the four Tests against Australia. For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Dale Steyn’s arrival for the Royal Challengers Bangalore has boosted the franchise’s playoff chances. He picked up 2/40 and 2/29 against Kolkata Knight Riders and Chennai Super Kings respectively and his breakthroughs during the powerplay helped the side immensely. Steyn’s arrival has seen a resurgence in Royal Challengers Bangalore, with Virat Kohli’s side winning four out of the five games. However, Kohli’s team have been dealt a massive blow ahead for the remainder of the games as Steyn has been ruled out of the remainder of the tournament due to an ‘inflammed shoulder’. The news was confirmed in a statement by Royal Challengers Bangalore chairman Sanjeev Churiwala.“Steyn has been prescribed with ample rest due to inflammation in his shoulder. On account of the state of his health, Dale will not be available to take part further in the ongoing season of IPL. His presence has helped the team immensely and we are very thankful for the inspiration and passion that he brought to the squad. The team will deeply miss his energy and presence around. We wish him a speedy recovery and all the luck for all future endeavours,” Churiwala said. Royal Challengers Bangalore are still in the hunt for the playoffs.Dale Steyn has been plagued by injuries for the last four years.Steyn first featured for Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2008.last_img read more


first_imgView Gallery (3 Photos)When J.J. Watt left Madison for the lockout-sullied National Football League, he took with him more than just 62 tackles, 21 tackles for loss and seven sacks.Rather, as anyone with a Twitter account or access to Madison-area newspapers will tell you, Watt also took his remarkable leadership abilities. Everything from the tried-but-true “Dream Big, Work Hard” mantra – wristbands reportedly coming soon – to his tendency toward steady, consistent production that undoubtedly kept the Badgers afloat during the trying portions of their schedule.So now, with voids to fill both on and off the field, UW needs to figure out how it will return to within three points of a Rose Bowl victory – or better. Augmenting the significance of those voids is the fact that Watt wasn’t alone in departing the defense. Seniors Blake Sorensen, Culmer St. Jean, Jay Valai and Niles Brinkley are also gone, leaving even more holes to fill in the defense. Sorensen led UW with 66 tackles, while St. Jean, at middle linebacker, was essentially the quarterback of the defense. Valai was known for his big hits and smack talk, but he also kept the team an interesting combination of energized and loose, while Brinkley was a consistent defensive back throughout the season.Coupled with the expectations of a preseason ranking likely ranging from top-five to top-15, the pressure to fill these defensive gaps figures to be monumental. However, despite two consecutive disappointing years following his impressive 12-win debut in 2006, head coach Bret Bielema has proven capable of achieving sustained success in Madison. The Badgers won just nine games in 2007 and seven in 2008, but improved to 10 wins in 2009 and 11 in 2010.So, as Bielema himself likes to say, who will be the “next man in” for Wisconsin’s defense in 2011?Aaron Henry, free safetyDon’t let Aaron Henry’s “Yes, sir; No, sir,” act fool you – the Badgers’ returning free safety and former cornerback may be one of UW’s more polite players, but he rarely lacks for confidence. Last year Henry paired with Valai to form a stout safety duo. The two of them were hard hitters (Henry even took that title from Valai more than a few times), playmakers and significant leaders on Wisconsin’s 20th-ranked defense.Henry finished last season tied for fourth in tackles with 58, tied for second in interceptions with two (one of which was returned 50 yards for a touchdown in Wisconsin’s final regular season game against Northwestern) and pass deflections with nine and first in fumble recoveries with three. In UW’s season opener at UNLV, Henry returned a fumble for a touchdown. At Michigan Nov. 20, Henry recorded a career-high 10 tackles, and one week earlier against Indiana he returned another interception for a touchdown, giving him three defensive touchdowns on the season.With Valai and Brinkley no longer around, Henry will be entrusted with continuing the marked improvement of the Badgers’ secondary. The unit entered last season under extreme pressure as one of the most maligned units in recent years, but under first-year defensive backs coach Chris Ash – now co-defensive coordinator – the secondary thrived. Henry will likely pair with redshirt junior Shelton Johnson at the safety position, and aside from returning starter senior defensive back Antonio Fenelus and senior Devin Smith (mainly a reserve last year), there isn’t much experience in UW’s secondary.Chris Borland, linebackerChris Borland’s UW career started as well as anyone could have expected. At outside linebacker he amassed 54 tackles, five forced fumbles and three recovered while finishing the season as Big Ten Freshman of the Year.Last season Borland played in just two games after suffering a shoulder injury in the opener against UNLV. He missed the following game against San Jose State, and then after recording two tackles in the first quarter of the next game against Arizona State he reaggravated the injury and missed the remainder of the season.This spring, Borland said he expects to be 100 percent healthy by the start of the Badgers’ summer workout program in June. Regardless of if that’s the case, Borland will be preparing for the fall at a new position – middle linebacker. Despite losing St. Jean, Wisconsin still boasts impressive talent at linebacker with redshirt junior Mike Taylor and senior Kevin Claxton.At 5-foot-11, 242 pounds, Borland figures to be a solid fit at the inside position. In his 15 career games, Borland has shown an impressive nose for the ball and a knack for making big plays, as well as an ability to maintain ground to stop the run. All that remains is picking up the mental part of the game St. Jean played so well. But after two years in the system and an already strong football IQ, nobody expects Borland to struggle with the change.Mike Taylor, linebackerAs impressive as Borland has been around the football in his still-young UW career, Taylor might have an even better nose for the ball. He redshirted his freshman year due to a neck injury, and after starting the first seven games of the next season he suffered a season-ending knee injury. In those seven games, he averaged 6.6 tackles per game.Last season, Taylor missed only the opening game while still rehabbing. He started the remaining 12, though, finishing with 58 tackles (tied with Henry for fourth), eight tackles for loss (second after Watt’s ridiculous 21), one sack and two interceptions.Taylor has regularly been more reserved than Borland, who isn’t exactly a vocal leader either. But with Henry likely to fill that role, Taylor and Borland can afford to focus on staying healthy and anchoring what could be the Big Ten’s top linebacking core.All that’s left is a Twitter hashtag worthy of Watt’s #DBWH.Mike is a junior majoring in journalism and communication arts. Who do you think will step up to lead Wisconsin’s defense this season? Who needs to? Let him know at [email protected] and follow him on Twitter @mikefiammetta.last_img read more