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Tennis on top of the world!

Andre Agassi and Roger Federer playing tennis on top of the Burj Khalifa helipad. I wonder if the wind effects their game much?
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this looks sweet
what happens if their momentum was too strong while running for a ball....?
I'd love to play here! :0
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Hello sports fans! It's Friday the 13th! Here are some of the strangest superstitions in sports! Michael Jordan Michael always wore his UNC shorts under his NBA shorts. Thus, he wore longer shorts than his fellow players at that time. In the end however, his fellow players followed suit after the legend. Serena Williams Serena Williams is known for not changing socks once during a tournament. It sucks to wear a pair of socks for more than a day...imagine how it would feel to wear the same socks for an entire tournament! I guess Serena doesn't mind it considering the number of tournaments she has won. Brian Ulracher Brian Ulracher ate two chocolate chip cookies before every game. Maybe that was the secret to his muscular body. I think it'd be fair to call him the "Cookie Monster". Caron Butler Caron Butler was known to be an avid fan of Mountain Dew. He loved the drink so much that he drank before and during every game. During his UNC days, he asked his wife to pick him a 2-L bottle of the green stuff, and drank half of it before the game, and the rest during half-time. In 2007, the Wizards and NBA banned him from drinking it during games so he eventually quit the whole thing in 2009. Moises Alou This one has to be the most f*cked up one out of all of them. Moises Alou used to pee on his own hands to harden them! Should we see that as commitment to the game of baseball or just some pretty weird ass shit? Oh and by the way, don't try to harden your hands by peeing on them ladies and gentlemen, because doctors have confirmed that peeing on your hand doesn't harden them. It actually softens them. @jeff4122 @ButterflyBlu @superiorsl @Starbell808 @DonnaMelton @InPlainSight @jokes @BEAUTYgirlARIEL @David19Flo23 @karencorchado @salahabdalla @Moose892 @BrookieyElba @SamuelRodriguez @ValerieAlissaPa @xitlalicordova1 @AndrewMaldonado @Jovi @Shippudenguy21 @AbdulrahmanSaad @trinityarcangel @thefeels @Link4TW @ChriSingularis @sanazsanaz @WilliamBrown @DannyMoses @ClaySharko @Ravenwing92 @FromBlue2U @TravisBeck @LemissaNicole @BossDominata @gatorchick96 @MatthewBoughton @MarcusJiles @BrandonMcNeil @MalikLawary @KyleBerke @manbungo2000 @DerekGumtow @havic @Straightshooter @PhilAnthony @Kirooken @yaakattackk @RodneyYoung @DreJones @JonathanKerns @bnzattoni @TravisManning @GalacticChakra @smothgreen @afxs @johnnolastname @ChristopherKenn @ChasePage @coreywriley91@MikeWolf @MrTenThirty @JasonNilsson @BrunoDutch @SherzTYC @krishntejanand @addri @ChrisStephens What was your favorite one from the list? Do you have any superstitions when it comes to sports?
97% vs 3%
Society is divided up between two categories. There's the 97% and the 3%. The 97% are the average people. They work 9-5 jobs, focused too much on their education, don't think outside the box, and simply quit on themselves and their goals (if they had any significantly big ones). Yes, some people chose to be a part of that percentile and that's ok because it's their choice. They wanted it to be easy. But for those who complain about it have no right to. They may be thinking "I work 8 hours a day. I deserve better and should be living a better life." In reality they don't. They knew what they were getting themselves into and what the rest of their life would be like. They have made their choice a have given up on what could have been, for them, a life full of rewards and luxury. They decide to see the obvious instead of what's further ahead, and when they see the obvious, they hurt themselves more by looking at it through one perspective. These are the people who have simply said "I will do my part in society no matter the cost." Education plays a huge factor in your destiny. Some dream jobs do require an advanced education. When this is present, education is ok to take part in for it is needed to achieve a dream. For jobs that don't require education, you simply are spending $100,000 to people who will never know your name. The 3% of people in society are the people who put themselves away from society. They're the entrepreneurs in this world, the people loaded with confidence, they ignore what people say, etc. These people realized they have so much potential in their life and they take the opportunity even when it's not present. To be where they are they took the risks and sacrifices and understood what outcomes could come. Every penny they've ever made was put into what they believed in even if it was a dream or goal so big it scared them. Fear is not present in these people. They realized the only thing that could really stop them was fear therefore they learned to overcome it. No matter the criticism they received, negative comments they've been told, or even simply being told "you can't do it." 24 hours was not enough for them to get what they needed done so they would put in a full 24 hours of work. Now, depending on who they are and their stories, they could have had an easy start or challenging one. Some entrepreneurs were lucky enough to have a family member who already started the business or gave a startup of $1,000,000. But some start with nothing but a dollar and a vision. One feels much more rewarding than the other and causes them to have a bigger appreciation for what they have and have done. The 3% are always hungry no matter what they have. They will not stop until they have what they want. There are many quotes for these people but the quote posted best describes them. So now that you know a little about the two sides of society, which one will you choose? Are you happy with where you stand? Or do you want better? It's never too late to change or start. All it takes is confidence, hard work, and a drive strong enough that you constantly think "I can't quit now." Keep pushing towards what you want and stop at nothing. Have a good day guys, Kyler
[Follow-Up: Match Fixing in Tennis] Djokovic Was Offered $200K
Yesterday, my good friend @InPlainSight posted a card about allegations of match fixing in tennis. Authorities have claimed 16 players ranked in the Top 50 have taken part in match fixing over the last ten years. You can check out the card here ---> Tennis rocked by match fixing. Well, today, during a press conference at the Australia Open, the current world No. 1, Novak Djokovic opened up to address these allegations of match fixing in tennis. Djokovic claimed that in 2007, someone tried to offer him roughly $200,000 to lose a first-round match at a tournament in St. Petersburg, Russia. He also added that they did not approach him directly. Instead, he was approached through people working with him at that time. And Djokovic flat-out rejected the offer. On top of that, he did not even take part in that particular tournament. He went on to state that, "It made me feel terrible because I don't want to be anyhow linked to this kind of -- you know, somebody may call it an opportunity. For me, that's an act of unsportsmanship, a crime in sport honestly. I don't support it. I think there is no room for it in any sport, especially in tennis." I personally was really glad to see Djokovic step up and tell the whole world, that he is not linked to these allegations of match fixing. I believe the man's words and I'm glad to see that one of my favorite athletes did not take part in this unsportsman-like conduct. But, the fact that Djokovic was approached to fix matches probably means that other players have been approached as well. It just makes these allegations that there are players involved, more legitimate. I'm hoping that this case is solved immediately. Also, anyone involved in match-fixing should be immediately banned from the world of sports. It must not be tolerated.
Carbon Bike Wheels
Carbon Bike Wheels Biking is healthful, and a competitive sport requiring adrenalin flow, stamina, and speed. With constant practice, a cyclist can improve over these aspects given the time frame. One other factor that influences the competency of the rider is the supremacy of the bike in use. So, a cyclist must use a high-quality bike and keep in trend with the more functional carbon bicycle wheels. In case to keep the bike rolling the wheels should extend smooth and dependable hubs for riding. High stiffness is meant for exact tracking. Moreover, it should be able to hold the tyre at great pressure. The braking system should be consistent. At the same time, the bike should be lightweight and aerodynamically efficient when riding. Carbon bike wheels at present are one of the must-have accessories for a serious cyclist. Carbon bike wheels are the best choice to upgrade any bike. The performance benefits are immense compared to a basic pair of wheels. Once you have customized your bike you will discover carbon bike wheels have improved in qualities like · Stiffness-carbon rims are mostly stiff and extend more support in the corner. · Quality · Affordability · A light-Weight-the cyclist can ride the bike at amazingly fast speed. · Appearance cool · Aerodynamics leading to faster rides. · Stability · Greater braking · Comfort All these qualities create a perfect harmony between rider, road bike and the wheelset. The bike is easy to accelerate and decelerate. Carbon bike wheel is used for climbing to triathlon. Carbon bike wheels are devised to get the best balance between weight, aerodynamics, and stiffness. The bike then becomes sufficiently light to climb uphill and equally smooth for speedy downwards rides. Even at the time of contests, the cycle is capable of rapid acceleration. Thus, in short, carbon bike wheels take up any type of force when applied to the bike pedals is quickly transferred to wheels with slight loss. The designs are many in carbon bike wheels for races. For instance, bike wheels using tube-shaped carbon bars are extremely useful when climbing on sharp turns. The tube-shaped format of carbon bars produces stable resistance against compression and other tension forces by making the carbon wheels very quick to react and unalterable. The bike can generate momentum from a small quantum of the force applied to it. Carbon bike wheels range The variety in carbon bike wheels are - · Cost-effective carbon bike wheels are with aluminium frames concealed with carbon. · The costly ones come with alloy hubs and spokes along with total carbon rims. · The luxury carbon bike wheels are with carbon hubs and carbon rims. At times titanium alloy is part of the construction. · Lightweight carbon bike wheels are made from carbon with little alloys. With a piece of background knowledge on this, you can compare the various carbon bike wheels being sold by known wheel makers. In case you are a racer and has time trial then a pair of carbon bike wheels is a good investment for your benefit. Others can possess these wheels by choice and prestige.
Vingle Sports News and Analysis: 14 February 2016
Happy Valentine's Day, fellow Vinglers! Like any other Sunday without the NFL, today was pretty quiet in terms of sporting events. There were some exciting EPL matches and, like always, a slate of entertaining hockey games. Let's get to it! The Premier League only had three matches today, but they were certainly exciting. Arsenal got the action started by beating Leicester City 2-1 in the fifth minute of stoppage time with Danny Welbeck's deflection of a Mesut Ozil free-kick. It was Welbeck's first appearance for the Gunners in 10 months. The Foxes were down a man for the last 35 minutes of play after Danny Simpson was shown the red card. Despite the disadvantage, Leicester played strong the whole way through. Results matter more than heart though, and Arsenal's victory means this Premier League title race is wide open. Leicester remains two points ahead of Tottenham and Arsenal atop the table. Liverpool continued the fun with a 6-0 thrashing of Aston Villa. The Reds converted 67% of their shots on goal while the Villans went 0 for 1. With only three wins through 26 matches, Aston Villa's relegation is assured. The once great club has played in the Premier League since it was founded in 1992. Tottenham cleaned things up by beating Man City 2-1 to keep pace with Arsenal. Harry Kane opened up the scoring with a successful penalty kick in the 53rd minute, and Christian Eriksen finished the job in the 83rd minute. The Spurs showed remarkable defensive presence as usual, and capitalized on any Man City errors. Vincent Kompany returned to the starting lineup for the first time in three months, but even he could not ignite the Man City attack. Danny Rose blocked a potential goal form Sergio Aguero midway through, and Aguero failed to find any other openings. Tottenham is in 2nd place and their dream of winning their first league title since 1961 is very real. It was business as usual in the NHL on Valentine's Day. The Sabres beat the reeling Avalanche 4-1 at home, and now have ten goals in the last two games after posting 8 across the previous four. The Sabres' number 2 overall pick Jack Eichel continues to impress, as he opened the scoring 2 minutes into the game. Buffalo has made great strides after the last several disappointing seasons, and finally looks like they are building some momentum. The Devils spoiled the Kings trip to the Garden State, shutting out the Pacific division leaders 1-0. David Schlemko fired off the only goal of the game on a power play midway through the first and Keith Kinkaid stopped all 28 LA shots to record his first career NHL shutout. The Devils and Kings are two of the best defensive teams in the league, and that showed in the box score. New Jersey has now won three straight and looks to continue that momentum when the Flyers come to town on Tuesday. Philadelphia won their last meeting 2-1 in OT on Saturday. The Red Wings topped the Bruins in a high scoring affair in Detroit 6-5, snapping a six game losing streak against their Original Six rival. Petr Mrazek finally notched his first win against the Bruins, despite allowing 5 goals on 22 shots. Tuuka Rask was pulled from the Bruins' net after letting in 5 goals on 24 shots, but Jonas Gustavsson failed to hold on. Henrik Zetterberg, Pavel Datsyuk, and Darren Helm all scored twice for the Wings, who have now passed the Bruins for second place in the Atlantic division. St. Louis trumped Tampa Bay 2-1 on the road behind Brian Elliot's stout netminding and goals by Patrik Berglund and Robby Fabbri. Elliot recorded 37 saves, but his shutout bid was foiled by Nikita Kucherov with 52 seconds left. The Blues trail Chicago and Dallas by 3 points in the Central division. Finally, the New York Rangers beat the Flyers 3-1 at Madison Square Garden. Former Vezina winner Henrik Lundqvist stopped all 21 of 22 Flyers shots but failed to notch his 4th shutout of the season after he conceded a power play goal to Brayden Schenn with 10 seconds left. Derek Stepan scored twice and Derick Brassard added a goal and an assist in the victory, as the Rangers bounced back from Friday's OT loss to the Kings. Philly has now lost five of their last six, and is struggling to generate any consistency on offense or defense. A playoff berth seems extremely far-fetched at this point. The Rangers are still second in the Metropolitan, and it will be difficult to catch the leading Capitals. If they continue to play like they did tonight, they will definitely make another deep playoff run. In tennis, there were several tournament finals played today. Dominic Thiem topped Nicolas Almagro 7-6 3-6 7-6 to win the Argentina Open. Thiem defeated the defending champ Rafael Nadal in the semis and beat Almagro for the second time this year to capture his 4th career singles title. Over in Rotterdam, Martin Klizan rallied to beat Gael Monfils 6-7 6-3 6-1 to win the World Indoor Tennis Tournament. The Slovak won 6 of 7 of the break points he faced, preventing Monfils from gaining any traction. Klizan fended off 8 match points in the quarters and semis to get to the final, and didn't let his chance go to waste. In Memphis, Kei Nishikori beat American teenager Taylor Fritz to capture his fourth Memphis Open title in a row, tying Jimmy Connors for the most wins at the event. Nishikori is now the fourth active player, alongside Djokovic, Federer, and Nadal, to win an event four times. Fritz is the youngest American to reach an ATP Final since Michael Chang won Wembley in 1989 at age 17. The 18 year old will rank around 103 in the world now, a huge improvement from where he was at a year ago (937). Nishikori's experience proved the difference, and he ended up winning handily 6-4 6-4. We can expect great things from Fritz in the future. That's all for tonight folks! Let me know in the comments if you wish to be tagged in future VSNA cards. Smell ya later! @mchlyang @shannonl5 @EasternShell @DucktheFodgers
Vingle Sports News and Analysis: 11 February 2016
What's up fellow sports vinglers, it's your commentator @KyleBerke aka K-Boss here! Starting today I will be coming out with daily cards for my new Vingle Sports News and Analysis (VSNA for short) series. I'll be discussing the sports results of the day for American football, hockey, basketball, baseball, football, and tennis along with their impact on playoff and draft position. Without further ado, here is the first of many daily VSNA cards! There were only two games in the NBA today as we finally enter the all star break. The under card saw the Milwaukee Bucks handle the Washington Wizards at home 99-92. Milwaukee is currently at the bottom of a scrum of eastern conference teams trying to crack the playoffs and has back to back wins after dropping five straight Ls. Washington is still 2.5 games ahead of Milwaukee but they've struggled to find any consistency lately. They remain in tenth place in the eastern conference. Meanwhile, the Thunder blew out the Pelicans to become the third team this year to reach 40 wins before the all star break. It was an emotionally charged win for the Thunder, after assistant coach Monty Williams wife Ingrid passed away in a car accident on Wednesday. Players and staff around the league have offered support and condolences to Williams and his family. The well-liked assistant coach has five kids, so send thoughts and prayers for him and his family in this tough time. It was a big night in hockey. The Dallas Stars exacted revenge on the Chicago Blackhawks, beating them 4-2. Patrick Eaves had a hat trick and Kari Lehtonen had 44 saves in the road win, while Duncan Keith and Patrick Kane scored for the Blackhawks in the loss. Kane now has 33 goals on the season, but was overtaken by Alexander Ovechkin in the season goal column. Ovechkin had a hat trick to push his total to 34 on the season as the Capitals beat the Wild 4-3. Washington has a big lead in the race for the President's Trophy, with 84 points. Chicago and Dallas lead the west with 75 and 74 points respectively. For the rest of the scores: the Islanders dismantled the LA Kings 5-2, the Flyers blew out the Sabres 5-1, Columbus beat Anaheim in a shootout 4-3, Colorado topped the Ottawa Senators 4-3, Boston cruised past Winnipeg 6-2, and the Oilers bested the Leafs 5-2. The Islanders are currently in third place I in the Metropolitan division, and are trying to put distance between them and the Penguins. LA still has a seven point lead over San Jose for control of the Pacific division. Boston is now tied with Detroit for second in the Atlantic, and bounces back from their crushing 9-2 loss at home to the Kings. In tennis, 1st and 2nd seeds Rafael Nadal and David Ferrer both cruised into the Argentina Open quarterfinals with straight set victories. Nadal is looking to erase his recent struggles and the frustration of his first round exit at the Aussie Open by successfully defending his title in Buenos Aires. Nadal hasn't won a title since August of last year and only won 3 in all of 2015, including the Argentina Open. That's all for today, folks! Let me know in the comments if you want to be tagged in future VSNA cards. Also let me know if you'd like me to include college sports in future cards. I don't really know how many of you are into college basketball, baseball, or hockey but I can definitely cover those if there is interest. Give me feedback so I can improve this series. Thank you and see you tomorrow!
Carbon Wheelset
Carbon Wheelset Carbon wheelset made its appearance in the early nineties as the manufacturers began experimenting with the material which was used with the reputation of high-performance in Formula One. In the field of biking, it made an entry in 1989. Some categories of riders mostly racers the attraction of carbon wheels is beckoning. The acceptance of factory constructed wheelsets has encouraged its use by consumers. Upgrading a wheelset is now an easy job for customers and detail specifications can be compared with ease. The carbon wheelset is the market innovator right on the top as a choice. It is so because it improves the rider's capability and performance. The cost structure is significant still the carbon wheelset market has developed significantly surpassing in sales to lower-priced wheelsets. The consumers have achieved new gratitude for the aerodynamic performance of wheels. The four components of a wheel are · Rim · Hub · Spokes · Nipples Most of the carbon wheelset is purchasable in tubular and clincher form. The rims are fitted with rim brakes and some with disc brakes. The package is inclusive of a disc wheel. The rim height and width differ or else shaped depending on the model. The front wheels come with 16-20 spokes. Lightweight wheels are synonymous with high-quality carbon wheelset. The production of carbon wheelset is considered a form of art because lightweight experts have mastered the art of engineering meticulously. The construction experts visualize and build carbon wheelset which is lightweight in construction has stability, stiffness and comfort thus establishing compatibility between rider, road bike and its wheelset. The marketing agents also offer single wheel like a spare wheel. Special features The carbon wheelset needs less energy to accelerate the rotating mass and at the same time is very stable. Thus, carbon wheelset is a combination of · Aerodynamics-this will minimize drag very much so will make a noticeable difference at higher speeds. · Crosswind resistance · Stiffness-greater than an aluminium wheelset · Handling · Weight lightness-the lightest carbon wheelset possesses tubular rims. This wheel will be particularly good for climbers. · Braking performance-good carbon wheels can transform the ride of a bike. The bike has a more responsive nature. · Speed- carbon wheelset provide a smoother ride even on rough road surfaces · Agility · Stylish-the bike looks sleek when rolling on a pair of deep-section carbon wheelset. Several bikers invest in these wheels solely because it looks good. However, the layout method involves lining the mould with sheets of carbon fibre for curing. This whole process is manually done leading to increase of time and cost of manufacturing. The spoke fabrication and weight distribution of the carbon wheelset ensures total curve precision. The carbon wheelset is less likely to twist and no watt is destroyed but it is converted into acceleration quickly. Laminated spokes More so with light carbon wheelset the spoking factor of specific significance. The spokes are unified into the carbon rim and the wheel stays practically stiff. The spokes can withstand a traction force and guarantee a high level of safety on day-to-day riding. The wheels should be used as specified and, in that case, will last a long time.