Three months have passed since the UFC formally reinstated Jon Jones from indefinite suspension.Three months of speculation, Instagram updates and cross-divisional teasing, all while the fight world waited on official word for the return of former light heavyweight king. "We expect to have an announcement within the next couple of days here," UFC vice president of public relations Dave Sholler said of Jones on Saturday at UFC on FOX 18's post-fight press conference.2015, before being stripped of the title in April 2015 due to his involvement in a hit-and-run accident that left one pregnant victim with a broken arm.Jones ultimately pled guilty to a felony charge of leaving the scene of an accident and was granted a conditional discharge by Judge Charles Brown in Bernalillo County Second Judicial District Court.With rowers who were the sons of loggers, shipyard workers and farmers, the University of Washington’s eight-oar crew was never expected to defeat the elite East Coast teams, yet they did, going on to shock the world by challenging the German boat rowing for Adolf Hitler.At the center of the tale is Joe Rantz, a teenager without family or prospects, whose personal quest captures the spirit of his generation --- the generation that would prove in the coming years that the Nazis could not prevail over American determination and optimism.
Daniel James Brown is the author of two previous nonfiction books, The Indifferent Stars Above and Under a Flaming Sky, which was a finalist for a Barnes & Noble Discover Award.All Super Skippers participants, both boys and girls, qualified for the AAU Junior Olympic competition to be held this summer in New Orleans. They are the most successful nation in terms of medal-winning, and industry experts agree that the United States also have the most sponsor-friendly Olympic sportsmen and women. There are 15 Americans among the 50, including women’s tennis No1 Serena Williams, swimmers Michael Phelps, Missy Franklin, Ryan Lochte and Katie Ledecky, and golfers Rickie Fowler and Lexi Thompson.Attended by competitive jump rope teams across the state, the Amateur Athletic Union Junior Olympic qualifier on March 5, 2011 at UNC’s Fetzer Gym was hosted by the Skip Sations! For the overall medals, which are medals awarded for top positions across several events, the Super Skippers swept the gold, silver and bronze medals in the 11-12 males age group;13-14 females age group for singles; the 13-14 age group for pairs; 18-22 age group for pairs and 15-17 age group for Double Dutch.Overall medals were awarded as follows: The Super Skippers swept the medals in more than 20 categories, winning gold, silver and bronze in the 13-14 females age group for singles speed and power; 15-17 females age group for singles power; the 18-22 females age group for singles speed; 13-14 age group for pairs speed and power; 13-14 and 15-17 age groups for select Double Dutch speed and power events; 11-12 males age group for singles; 13-14 and 15-17 females age groups for singles; and the 13-14 age group for pairs freestyle.