Nationwide practice, live from indy, 10:30-11:30 a.m. ET

first_imgFollow Nationwide practice, live from Indy, 8:30 a.m. ET on July 26 READ MORE: READ: Complete coverage from Eldora READ: Memorable moments of the first halfcenter_img READ: Complete coverage from Indianapolis READ: Paint Scheme Preview: Indianapolis, Eldoralast_img

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US legend Michael Johnson advised Bolt to skip London Olympics

first_imgUNITED STATES quarter mile legend Michael Johnson has revealed that he advised recently retired sprint star Usain Bolt to end his career after the high of the 2016 Rio Olympics.The 31-year-old double world record holder did eventually call time on his career following this summer’s London World Championships, but things did not go to plan for the sprinter’s swansong.In the final individual race of his career, an out of sorts looking Bolt had to settle for bronze behind longtime American rival Justin Gatlin and rising star Christian Coleman. There was also a disaster in the final race itself, a 4x100m relay, which saw the runner pull up midway down the final stretch on the anchor leg for Jamaica after sustaining a hamstring tear.“I spoke to Usain and advised him to stop after Rio,” Johnson said while speaking on Indian television show ‘Royal Stag Barrel Select Perfect Strokes’. He went on to imply that Bolt’s ability to hit peak stride likely came down to a matter of motivation.“I think after winning double gold medals (100m and 200m) in three editions of Olympics and also winning World Championship, I don’t think you have a lot of motivation left. It is very difficult to win double gold medal in successive editions of Olympics and that too thrice.”(Sportsmax)last_img read more

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Notable curator becomes Roski dean

first_imgThere’s another new face within the USC administration this fall — Roski School of Fine Arts Dean Rochelle Steiner.Art lover – Rochelle Steiner will replace Roski Dean Ruth Weisberg, who served for 15 years. – Photo courtesy of USC University Communications Steiner, who began her tenure as dean on Aug. 1, is  a well-regarded curator and writer in the world of contemporary art. She has international experience working with artists and museums, and said she hopes to bring this to USC.“I think it is important to grow this school and to create a great center for creativity, production and collaboration,” Steiner said.Originally from Los Angeles, Steiner served as the chief curator at the Serpentine Gallery in London, worked as the director of the Public Art Fund in New York and most recently served as a consultant for the Miami Art Museum. She has been a key player in the contemporary art world for more than 15 years.Steiner received her Ph.D. in visual and cultural studies from the University of Rochester in New York, and has curated more than 60 exhibitions during her career.It is through her extensive work in the art world, Steiner said, that she hopes to bring connections and opportunities for students in Los Angeles.“Based on my past, I have great relationships with museums and curators in L.A. and across the country,” she said.Steiner said she has always enjoyed working with artists and is very excited about making the transition to working with student artists at Roski.“I do think that, in a way, being the dean of the school is about looking at the future talent,” Steiner said.Steiner said she will begin by meeting with the school’s faculty and analyzing how they can effectively increase the role of Roski on campus.Though she has many goals for expanding the school, Steiner said her ultimate goal is to make Roski a premier art school in Los Angeles.“Los Angeles is a great city for artists and art schools,” she said.Former Dean Ruth Weisberg served for 15 years as the head of Roski. She stepped down last September to return to teaching and focus on her own art.After taking a one-year sabbatical, Weisberg will return to Roski to teach life drawing, her artistic specialty.Under Weisberg’s leadership, the school became extremely successful, expanded both the student body and faculty positions and brought in donations — including the $23 million gift from Gayle and Edward Roski, which resulted in renaming the school.“We’ve really expanded the reputation of the school,” Weisberg said. “It’s been extremely satisfying.”Weisberg said she is excited that Steiner decided to bring her artistic expertise to USC.“I think she is a terrific choice and she will expand my work and my vision while adding many elements of her own,” Weisberg said.USC Thornton School of Music Dean Robert Cutietta served as the chair of the search committee for the new dean, and said the committee chose Steiner because she embodied many of the traits seen in successful deans.“What impressed us with Dean Steiner was that she brought to our conversations a true artistic spirit but also balanced that with the deep understanding of how that could interact with the educational mission of USC,” Cutietta wrote in an e-mail.Karen Koblitz, full-time lecturer and area head of ceramics at Roski, said she believes having Steiner is a great opportunity for the school.“I think that she will bring fresh ideas to the school and be able to push it in new directions,” Koblitz said.Shannon Ebner, assistant professor of fine arts practice and area head of photography at Roski, agrees that Steiner will be able to confidently move the school forward.“Rochelle Steiner is an excellent choice for Roski because she has a long history of working closely with artists as both a curator and an arts administrator,” Ebner wrote in an e-mail. “She knows how to collaborate in ways that are both conceptually rigorous and pragmatically efficient.”last_img read more

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Mark comes into use in intercounty football today

first_imgWe’ll bring you updates on how Liam Kearns’s side deal with the ‘mark’ and the match in general from 2 o’clock tomorrow. Kildare welcome Longford to Newbridge in group two of the Bord na Mona O’Byrne Cup – where there’s a 2pm throw-in. Former Armagh and Mayo player Billy Joe Padden says the new rule could take a bit of getting used to…Tipperary will get their first taste of the change when they face Kerry in the McGrath Cup on Sunday afternoon.last_img read more

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