High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Ralph George Houk (born August 9, 1919 in Lawrence, Kansas), nicknamed "The Major," is a former catcher, coach, manager, and front office executive in Major League Baseball. He is best known as the successor of Casey Stengel as the manager of the New York Yankees from 1961-63, when he won three consecutive American League pennants and the 1961-62 World Series championships. Houk was a catcher working his way through the Yankees' farm system when the U.S. entered World War II. He enlisted in the armed forces, became an Army Ranger, and received a battlefield commission, rising from private to major. He was a combat veteran of Bastogne and the Battle of the Bulge, and was awarded the Silver Star, Purple Heart and Bronze Star. Returning to baseball after the war, Houk eventually reached the major leagues, serving as the Yankees' second- and third-string catcher behind Yogi Berra.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Michael Pössinger (18 January, 1919 23 May, 2003) was a West German bobsledder who competed in the early 1950s. He won a complete set of medals in the four-man event at the FIBT World Championships with a gold in 1951, a silver in 1954, and a bronze (tied with Sweden) in 1953. During World War II he was a highly decorated Gebirgsjäger and one of only 98 soldiers to have been awarded both the Knight''s Cross of the Iron Cross and Close Combat Clasp in Gold.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.Radoslav Suslekovis a boxer from Bulgaria. He was born in Burgas. At the 1996 Summer Olympics he was stopped in the first round of the Light welterweight (63.5 kg) division by Iran''s Babak Moghimi. Suslekov had won bronze medals in the same division earlier, at the 1995 World Amateur Boxing Championships and the 1996 European Amateur Boxing Championships. Boxing is a combat sport and martial art in which two people fight using their fists. Boxing is typically supervised by a referee engaged in during a series of one- to three-minute intervals called rounds and the boxers generally of similar weight,.
Fedor Vladimirovich Emelianenko born September 28, 1976 is a Russian heavyweight mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter. He is the current World Alliance of Mixed Martial Arts Heavyweight Champion and the last holder of the Pride Heavyweight Championship. He has won numerous tournaments and accolades in multiple sports, most notably the Pride 2004 Grand Prix and the World Combat Sambo championship on four occasions, as well as medaling in the Russian national Judo championship.Emelianenko has been universally considered the best heavyweight fighter in the world for the last seven years by major publications, including ESPN, Sherdog, Full Contact Fighter, MMA Weekly, and Nokaut.Several mixed martial arts publications like fighting-mma.com currently rank Emelianenko as the 1 pound- for-pound fighter in the world. He holds the distinction of having held five separate major championships including the RINGS World Heavyweight and King of Kings Championships, the Pride World Heavyweight and Heavyweight Grand Prix Championships and the World Alliance of Mixed Martial Arts Heavyweight Championship
The Briscoe Brothers are the professional wrestling tag team of Jay and Mark Briscoe. They are currently wrestling for the American promotions Ring of Honor and Full Impact Pro, as well as occasionally for the Japanese promotion Pro Wrestling Noah. Their wrestling careers have seen them work in promotions all over the United States and the world, beginning in the northeast United States with the East Coast Wrestling Association and Combat Zone Wrestling. They have won tag team championships in nearly every promotion they have worked for, and are seen as a consistent draw and one of the best tag teams on the independent circuit. Best known for working in Ring of Honor (ROH), the Briscoe Brothers are the only wrestlers currently working for the company who were featured on its first-ever event in February 2002. Other than an 18-month absence from August 2004 to February 2006, the brothers have been focal points of the company throughout its history, feuding with some of their biggest stars and holding the ROH World Tag Team Championship a record five times as a team.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pablo Romero Hernandez (b. 1960/1961?) is a former Cuban amateur boxer best known for winning two light-heavyweight gold medals at World Championships. The dominant light-heavy of the eighties he never participated in Olympics as his country boycotted both the 1984 and 1988 games. He was a tall boxer-puncher with a strong jab.Boxing is a combat sport and martial art in which two people fight using their fists. Boxing is typically supervised by a referee engaged in during a series of one- to three-minute intervals called rounds and the boxers generally of similar weight,.
Sergei Tiviakov: A nightmare for the NajdorfThe Najdorf is one of the most dangerous variations of the Sicilian Defense. Fighting against it is always difficult, but GM Tiviakov demonstrates a very effective way to combat this popular opening. Crafty players take the fight to their opponents on their own terms, and starting with 2.Nc3 you’ll learn how to take Najdorf connoisseurs into nebulas territory where they may quickly lose their way. Rife with examples from his own GM practice, Tiviakov’s clever move orders will arm the White player with tried and true transpositional tricks to force Black into unfamiliar Sicilian variations, the most common of which are the Paulsen and the Dragon variations — both thoroughly covered. Tiviakov reports scoring 80% against Najdorf specialists, so he can surely help 1.e4 players tip the theoretical scales in their favour!• Video running time: 5 hours 20 min (English)• With interactive training including video feedback• Bonus: Training with ChessBase apps - Memorize the opening repertoire and play key positions against Fritz on various levels• Extra: All games by the author in the variations presentedBorn 1973 in Krasnodar (Soviet Union), Sergei Tiviakov was a member of the Smyslov school and gained the titles of World Youth Champion at U16 and U18 levels. 1994 he represented Russia in the Chess Olympiads. Since 1997 Tiviakov has been living in Groningen (Netherlands). With his new home country he won the title in the European Teams Championships in both 2001 and 2005 and was victorious in the championship of the Netherlands in 2006 and 2007. Tiviakov celebrated his biggest success in 2008 when he won the European Individual Chess Championship.System requirements:Minimum: Pentium III 1 GHz, 1 GB RAM, Windows 7, DirectX9 graphic card with 256 MB RAM, DVD-ROM drive, Windows Media Player 9 and internet connection for program activation. Recommended: PC Intel Core i7, 2.8 GHz, 4 GB RAM, Windows 7 / 8 or 10, DirectX10 graphic card (or compatible) with 512 MB RAM or better, 100% DirectX10 compatible sound card, Windows Media Player 11, DVDROM drive and internet connection for program activation.
FC Barcelona: A Tactical Analysis - Defending A Team from Another Planet! A Tactical Blue-Print of Pep Guardiola's Barcelona Team This book is an exclusive and groundbreaking study of Pep Guardiola's Barcelona team. This information and analysis of one of the most successful club sides in history has been in high demand and it is finally here! The defensive part of Barcelona's game does not get enough attention, but is integral to their philosophy and all their superior style of play. The main elements of their tactics include pressure high up the pitch, winning the ball back quickly, maintaining a numerical advantage around the ball zone and pushing their opponents wide to limit their space. We can now see a full analysis of Barcelona's defensive tactics which have been so important to their success. The book shows Barca's 4-3-3 system of play, each player's responsibilities, positioning and movement within every possible phase of play. Terzis Athanasios is a Tactical Professor of Football and has compiled an extensive assessment of Barcelona's attacking play after over 1000 hours of studying all the games from the 2010-11 season. Guardiola's team has won 3 La Liga championships, 2 UEFA Champions Leagues, 4 Spanish Cups, 2 Super Cups, and 2 FIFA World Club World Cups. The book starts with the characteristics of the players and the philosophy of Barcelona and builds into a comprehensive overview of the defensive tactics employed with clear diagrams and detailed descriptions. Included: - Strategies used to counter specific formations (the 4-4-2, 4-2-3-1, 4-3-2-1, 5-3-2 and the 4-3-2-1). - Assessments of specific phases of play (central zone, near the side-lines and set plays). - Pressure, cover and support from front, middle and defensive zones - Preventing and limiting opposition space - Defending from set-pieces - Plus a lot more - SEE FULL BOOK CONTENTS BELOW This gives football coaches an unbelievable chance to learn how Barcelona play and adapt their tactics to combat any team they play. Their defensive work is so important to their success and allows them to be such a strong attacking force.
Bruce Scifres is the Head Football Coach at Roncalli High School in Indianapolis, Indiana. During his time at Roncalli, he has led the school to six Indiana State Football Championships, and one State Runner-Up title. Coach Scifres is known for his motivational skills, as well as his hard-hitting, disciplined and fundamentally sound teams. Far beyond teaching his young men how to play the game of football, however, he prioritizes teaching his players how they should live their lives, and that they should strive each day to become the men that God created them to be. Over the years, he has successfully used his platform as a coach to guide hundreds of boys toward becoming Real Men. Bruce and his wife Jackie have four teenage children; Luke, Abby, Cal and Meggie. Over the years, Coach Scifres has spoken to numerous men's groups, delivering a message of how we should strive each day to become the men God created us to be. In this book, he focuses on what he calls the 'Four Cornerstones of Manhood'. These include being a great husband for our wives; a loving and devoted father to our children; a positive male role model in our community; and a strong spiritual leader in our household. Research verifies the countless societal woes that exist because of a lack of strong and positive male influence in the world today. Many of these issues are addressed. Most importantly, ideas, examples and solutions are presented by the author to combat these problems. This book does an excellent job of discussing how to be A Real Man, the type of man our wife, children and God want us to be!