It’s all over the news, from Rock and Ice to the New York Times – as of January 14, 2015, Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson have officially completed their revolutionary free ascent of the Dawn Wall. 3000 feet, 32 pitches (seven of which are designated 5.14, the current highest rating in the climbing world), and 19 days made this trip to the summit the most difficult (and successful) rock climbing feat around the globe.The process has been years in the making, starting in 2007 when the two first began to outline the idea. This week, take a look at the journey that the Dawn Wall has inspired in Caldwell and Jorgeson. First, Caldwell shares some of his preparations for the Dawn Wall ascent. The second video shows a portion of the video diary that Caldwell and Jorgeson kept during their climb. Finally, learn a bit more about the climb as the third video breaks the Dawn Wall down into some pretty shocking numbers.
Chelsea flop Danny Drinkwater has joined Aston Villa on loan until the end of the season. The former Leicester star, 29, was at Villa’s Bodymoor Heath training ground this morning completing his medical as boss Dean Smith looks to bolster his struggling squad. Drinkwater had been on loan at Burnley thought the first half of the season, but played just once in the Premier League. The midfielder was sent back to Stamford Bridge earlier this month. Smith said of the deal: “Danny was a key member of Leicester City’s title winning team and has represented England so he is a vastly experienced player. “He will strengthen our squad significantly.” Loading… Promoted ContentPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street Art8 Little-Known Facts About Ancient Egypt That Will Puzzle YouWho Earns More Than Ronaldo? It’s thought Aston Villa may be forced to pay Drinkwater’s full, £110,000-a-week wages, with the Blues adamant they won’t pay a penny. Villa are locked in a relegation dogfight and currently sit one point above the dropzone. Drinkwater’s season has been the worst of his career, plagued by injuries and off-field problems. Read Also:Chelsea flop undergoes Villa medical ahead of loan switch The England international suffered an injury after becoming involved in a fight on a boozy night out which has limited his impact with the Clarets. Chelsea chief Frank Lampard has already decided Drinkwater has no future in West London. The ex-England star is under contract at the Blues until 2022, after penning a five-year deal after joining the club from Leicester for £35million in 2017. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享
Black Stars defender, Jonathan Mensah, says he looks back with anger and hurt every time he sees highlights of the Luis Suarez handball incident that resulted in Ghana’s exit from the quarter finals of the 2010 FIFA World Cup.Today 2nd July, 2020, marks ten years since that infamous night in Johannesburg.With the game locked at 1-1 and heading for extra time, a goal bound short from Dominic Adiyiah was scooped out of goal by Uruguay’s Luis Suarez.The then Ajax striker was shown a red card and Ghana awarded the penalty.Asamoah Gyan stepped up, and missed, breaking Ghanaian and African hearts.The game went into extra time and then a penalty shoot out which Ghana subsequently lost.Ten years later, Citi Sports caught up with Jonathan Mensah who played in defense for Ghana that night and he said the incident is a reminder of how cruel football can be.“I think about it sometimes, especially when I see the video; I think about it throughout the day. It’s something I’ve put behind me in life but whenever you see the highlights, yes, painful night,” Mensah to Citi FM.The Columbus Crew captain insists the incident hasn’t changed his perspective about football or life in general but admits it’s a yelling reminder of how cruel the beautiful game can be at times“It hasn’t changed a lot in me but I’ll say that it shows that some people are willing to go the extra mile for their team to win, whether it’s good or bad.”In that situation, we all saw that Suarez was willing to go the extra mile for his team to win but obviously that was illegal.”But at the end of the day, my perspective is always the same. Football is a cruel game and things like this happen,“ Mensah said.”In our team. We wouldn’t do that. If someone wants to score against us, we would do everything possible to stop it as the rules allow but Suarez took all the risks and it paid off and he’s celebrated as a hero by his people.”It’s not good for his name and his reputation obviously but they moved on to the semi finals and that’s all they care about.”
1:52 left in second quarterWow. On first down Cardinals go with a screen pass that is intercepted by Packers DL Mike Daniels. Probably more of a good play by him than a bad one by Palmer, who may not have even seen him being covered up by some linemen. Horrid turn of events for the Cardinals, giving the Packers the ball at this spot of the field late in the half. 10:40 left in first quarterPackers pick up a first down but their drive falls short after Rodgers just misses Davante Adams on a third-and-long. The punt rolls to the Arizona five, which is where Palmer and the Cardinals will go to work.Worth noting the crowd has quite a few Packers fans in it, but has gotten loud in a pro-Cardinals way so far. 2:00 left in second quarterCardinals got the stop on third down but the Packers ran a fake punt on fourth down and got the first. A short run was followed by a pair of sacks — with Campbell getting the first and then he and Markus Golden sharing the second. The Packers actually punt this time, and the Cardinals have the ball at their own 25. 7:53 left in first quarterCardinals get a first down on a pass to Floyd and then pick up big yardage when David Johnson takes a dump off 44 yards into Green Bay territory. The rookie is really coming on strong of late. Palmer is sacked on first down and the Cardinals have it at the Green Bay 35. 9:34 left in third quarterPoor Aaron Rodgers. Kareem Martin hits him, he fumbles, Cory Redding recovers and races 36 yards for a touchdown. Broke a tackle, too.The score is 31-0 and this is quite a statement from the Cardinals against a team they may see again in the playoffs. Wow. End of first halfThe Cardinals head into the half with a 17-0 lead. Not always pretty, but mostly effective. Cards 30 minutes away from a first-round bye. 9:56 left in fourth quarterCardinals move the ball well and take time off the clock, but a hands to the face call on Ted Larsen wipes out a first down pass to Jaron Brown and then an incomplete pass leads to a punt. Justin Bethel makes the tackle at the Green Bay 13, where the Scott Tolzien-led Packers will start the drive. :06 left in second quarterNo risk it, no biscuit. Have a biscuit, Cardinals. Palmer hits John Brown for a seven-yard touchdown, and the PAT makes the score 17-0. What an incredible turn of events. 4 Comments Share Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires 5:48 left in second quarterCardinals go 72 yards in nine plays, taking 5:02 off the clock but failing to punch the ball into the end zone. More red zone troubles for a team that has really been trying to get past those. Catanzaro comes on and makes a short field goal (shorter than a PAT yet worth three times as much), and Arizona’s lead is now 10-0. Not a bad drive, but no one will feel good about how it ended. 14:40 left in third quarterPackers begin their drive at the 20, pick up some yards on a Starks run but he fumbles at the end of it. D.J. Swearinger popped the ball out, Jerraud Powers recovered. First play is a nice gain to Michael Floyd, second is a 14-yard David Johnson touchdown run. So there’s that.The PAT is good and the score is 24-0 home team. :04 left in third quarterFacing a 4th and goal from the three, the Packers throw short to Davante Adams and he is wrapped up by a host of Cardinals. Arizona gets the ball back at its own two. Andre Ellington in the game at running back. 6:31 left in third quarterThe Packers haven’t quit on this game yet, as Rodgers drives them down the field and punches it in via a 28-yard screen pass to Eddie Lacy. The two-point conversion attempt is good, and the score is 31-8 Cardinals. GLENDALE, Ariz. — Big game, anyone?The 12-2 Cardinals and 10-4 Green Bay Packers are battling for playoff positioning here in Week 16. The Carolina Panthers lost earlier in the day, meaning a win for the Cardinals would at worst clinch the No. 2 seed in the NFC but keep them alive for the top overall spot. The Packers, meanwhile, are hoping to continue their late-season surge and keep themselves in the running for that second seed. 6:29 left in third quarterPackers go for an onside kick. It made sense after a personal foul on the Cardinals during the touchdown meant they were kicking off from 15 yards further up the field. However, Jaron Brown was ready for it and pounced in the ball, setting the Cardinals up at their own 48. Kind of feels like one more touchdown here should officially do it. 4:53 left in second quarterNote to the Cardinals: Try not to end up in situations where Kevin Minter is covering James Jones. Anyway, the Packers are moving the ball and now face a third-and-two from their own 45. Big play coming up as a stop would get the Cardinals the ball back late in the half. Aaron Rodgers seems to finding a bit of a rhythm. KickoffThe Cardinals won the coin toss and elected to receive. Bruce Arians has often talked about wanting the ball first because he trusts Carson Palmer to lead a scoring drive and get the Cardinals an early lead. :22 left in second quarterPalmer hits Fitzgerald and now it’s first and goal from the Green Bay seven. Safety Rashad Johnson is out for the Cardinals, meaning they will be without their two starting safeties with Tyrann Mathieu sidelined with a torn ACL. Running back Andre Ellington is active, though, so we should see him mixed in some.For the Packers, corner Sam Shields will not play, so that’s a tough break for them.Should be a great game, so let’s get to it.1:35 left in fourth quarterAaand Kerwynn Williams runs for 19 yards. Shows how much I know.Anyway, the clock is ticking away on what is a 38-8 Cardinals win. A first-round bye has been locked up, 13 wins in a season — all sorts of good things. Going to head downstairs for some player reaction, look for plenty of stories on ArizonaSports.com. :38 left in second quarterPalmer does a great job of moving in the pocket before finding Michael Floyd with a perfect pass for a 47-yard gain. Another pass to Floyd picks up nine, and the Cardinals have the ball at the Green Bay 24.:57 left in second quarterThe Cardinals avoid disaster when Justin Bethel picks off Rodgers in the end zone. The pass was intended for James Jones, and it gives Arizona the ball at the 20 and maintains their two-score lead. With less than a minute and three timeouts, wouldn’t be a surprise to see the Cardinals try to get some points out of this drive.Then again, their last drive did end with a turnover, so… 2:00 left in fourth quarterCardinals forced a punt and are now trying to run out the clock with their reserves. It’s 3rd and 10 from their 15, though, so that will be difficult. Still, this game is very much in hand. 13:33 left in first quarterThe Cardinals post a rare three-and-out to start the game. A poor kickoff return, a missed connection to Floyd, a David Johnson run that went nowhere and a short pass to larry Fitzgerald did not get the job done. It was Fitzgerald’s 100th catch of the season, though. :30 left in first quarterDavid Johnson gets the Cardinals to the Green Bay 10 after catching a swing pass and juking the defender out of his shoes to gain extra yards. Wow, is this guy playing well. 8:21 left in fourth quarterThe ruling on the field stands, and the Packers punt from their end zone. J.J. Nelson fair catches it at the 50, and Drew Stanton takes over at QB for the Cardinals. Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Cardinals’ D hanging tough today, limiting big plays. Arizona’s offense seems to be waking up a bit — can they put together another scoring drive here? 3:05 left in third quarterAn Alex Okafor sack of Rodgers is wiped out when Jerraud Powers, who was also there, hits the QB in the helmet for a personal foul. However, Frostee Rucker brings Rodgers down on one play and then Dwight Freeney got him on the next, with the ball being fumbled right to Jerraud Powers, who returned it for a TD. It was Arizona’s eighth sack of the day. 5:51 left in first quarterCardinals’ drive ends when Mike Iupati is beaten up the middle and Palmer is sacked. Drew Butler’s punt is downed at the Packers 4 after a great play by Brittan Golden. So far neither offense has really been able to get going. The Packers wasted good field position on their first drive and the Cardinals took themselves out of field goal range on their last one. 8:28 left in fourth quarterDwight Freeney collects another sack (his third of the game) and though the refs put the ball at the one, Bruce Arians challenges that forward progress had been stopped in the end zone, which would make this a safety. He might be right. Either way, the Cardinals continue to put a hurting on the Packers. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo 10:50 left in second quarterCalais Campbell brings down Rodgers for a sack on third down — Packers are having trouble with No. 93 today — and though Patrick Peterson muffs the punt, Arizona recovers and takes over at their own 27. 14:07 left in second quarterCardinals come through on third down when Palmer hits an open Larry Fitzgerald for a three-yard score. Chants of “Larry, Larry” come down from the crowd in appreciation for the team’s top receiver.Catanzaro’s PAT is good (hasn’t always been a sure thing, of late), and the Cardinals are up 7-0. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling 5:10 left in fourth quarterKerwynn Williams coughs up the football on a run, the Packers recover and advance the ball to the Green Bay 41. While this game is over, that’s not something the Cardinals wanted to see from a player who they will need to rely on some. Packers take over near midfield. 2:37 left in first quarterPackers pick up a first down but Cardinals get a stop. A personal foul on Green Bay during the punt pushes the ball to the 50. 12:31 left in third quarterA Dwight Freeney sack of Rodgers makes it 3rd and 17 from the Green Bay 2, but Rodgers hits a wide open Davante Adams deep for the first down. Rodgers is crushed by Deone Bucannon on first down and fumbles the ball, but is able to recover. It’s a seven-yard loss and the Cards’ D, minus that breakdown that led to the pass to Adams, is rolling. End of first quarterFollowing an injury break (Packers’ B.J. Raji has since gone to the locker room) the Cardinals let the clock run out and head to the other side of the field with the score 0-0. Arizona is threatening, though, and is hoping to cash in here in the red zone. Hasn’t always been easy for them this season. :51 left in third quarterThe Cardinals appeared to the Packers stopped again, but a pass interference on Justin Bethel gave Green Bay the ball deep in Arizona territory. It was an iffy call, and one Bruce Arians disagreed with. He explained to the refs in a not-so-subtle way he thought it was uncatchable, and earned a personal foul penalty with some interesting language (reading lips on replay). Right now it’s 2nd and goal from the 7. 4:26 left in third quarterCardinals don’t go anywhere as Palmer misses an open John Brown down the field for what would have likely been a TD on third down. He doesn’t miss many, but that was one. Drew Butler’s punt is fair caught at the Green Bay 11.