Layden: Competing under withering pressure, Olympians deserve our fervor and empathy
Bottom of the ninth? Pressure. Two free throws to win the game? Pressure. Six-foot putt to win the U.S. Open? Pressure. But there's not pressure like that heaped on Olympic athletes, who carry the expectations of a nation and only get the chance to shrug it off every four years.
Taiwan or Chinese Taipei? Olympians’ grand homecoming helps ignite nation’s name dispute
Chinese Taipei's Olympic medalists flew home to a glorious welcome on Wednesday following a best-ever Games performance that has boosted pride on the island claimed by China and revived calls for it to compete under the name Taiwan.
Bach comes to Tokyo as cheerleader for next year's Olympics
TOKYO – The IOC and Tokyo Olympic organizers have been shouting the message for months now, that despite the continuing pandemic, the Games will open on July 23, 2021. Bach was also asked last week whether he was going to Tokyo to talk about contingencies for canceling the Olympics. Bach is travelling on a private charter and will meet new Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Monday morning. An hour later he’s with Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike, and then holds a media conference with Tokyo organizing committee President Yoshiro Mori, another former prime minister. The IOC president has has called Tokyo the best prepared Olympics in history, a point he's likely to repeat.
THE RANKINGS: CE King enters Class 6A Top 20; big matchups this weekend
1 North Shore Mustangs (3-0) (Defeated Willis 48-21; Next Up Manvel)No. 3 Westfield Mustangs (2-0) (Defeated Davis 33-6; Next Up Spring)No. 13 Mayde Creek Rams (3-0) (Defeated FB Dulles 28-7; Next Up Cinco Ranch)No. 16 Grand Oaks Grizzlies (3-0) (Defeated Kingwood Park; Up Next FB Austin)No. 17 Cypress Ranch Mustangs (2-1) (Defeated Cy Lakes 56-0; Up Next Cy Falls)No.
Why your kids are revved up about the Fortnite update
A long-awaited update for Fortnite looks like it is finally getting the green light. After a few delays, regular cars is going to be added to Fortnite by Epic Games on Wednesday, according to Engadget. While Fortnite’s map has had bikes, hoverboards, planes and shopping carts, cars have been absent until now. Epic Games was forced to delay the update due to technical problems, leading to weeks of speculation over when the update will arrive. Here’s the trailer video for the “Joyride” update:
Local sports updates: University of Houston baseball team required to self-quarantine after staff tested for coronavirus
March 15University of Houston baseball team asked to self-quarantineThe University of Houston is requiring all members of the baseball team, coaches and support staff to self-quarantine after a baseball staff member developed symptoms consistent with the COVID-19 following a team trip to Las Vegas just prior to the University suspending the season. Rice UniversityRice University announced Thursday that it is suspending all sports competitions indefinitely due to the growing threat of the coronavirus. In conjunction with the American Athletic Conference, the University of Houston will suspend all sports competitions, effective immediately, until further notice. McDonald’s All-American GamesStatement from McDonald’s - "After careful consideration, we have decided to cancel the 2020 McDonald’s All American Games, scheduled for Houston’s Toyota Center on April 1, and all associated events. “We do believe sport events can take place with only essential personnel and limited family attendance, and this protects our players, employees, and fans,” NCAA stated in a press release.
FFF Games of the week: Manvel/Pearland & W. Columbia/La Marque
HOUSTON – Here are the featured games for Friday Football Frenzy on Nov. 2. Voting went down to the wire so the Frenzy will be live from not 1 but 2 games Friday night! We'll have live coverage from Pearland and La Marque along with highlights from other games across Houston. Here are some of the featured games:
Featured Games for Nov. 18, 2011
HOUSTON – The following games will be featured on Friday Football Frenzy on Nov. 18, 2011. Cy Woods vs. Katy (Game of the Week)North Shore vs. HightowerDeer Park vs. PearlandSharpstown vs. La MarqueYates vs. ManvelColdspring vs. BellvilleMontgomery vs. VidorAngleton vs. WheatleyCy Falls vs. LamarDon't miss all the gridiron action on Friday Football Frenzy on Friday at 10:15 p.m.