Worley tosses 4-hitter, Pirates beat Giants 5-0 (Yahoo Sports) - Vance Worley tossed a four-hitter for his first career shutout, and the Pittsburgh Pirates pounded Madison Bumgarner early in a 5-0 win over the struggling San Francisco Giants on Monday night. Worley (4-1) struck out three and walked one. His only other complete game came in a 7-2 win over the Giants on July 26, 2011, in Philadelphia. Four players drove in a run off Bumgarner (12-8) in the first, and Josh Harrison hit his seventh homer in the second to provide all of Pittsburgh's pop. Lakers finally confirm Byron Scott is new coach (Yahoo Sports) - The Los Angeles Lakers confirmed Byron Scott is their new coach Monday night. The Lakers finally made the long-anticipated announcement in a news release. Scott will be introduced at a news conference Tuesday at the Lakers' training complex. Scott told reporters last weekend he had been hired by the Lakers, who have been without a coach since Mike D'Antoni resigned April 30. Darvish 8 Ks as Rangers beat Jeter, Yankees 4-2 (Yahoo Sports) - Yu Darvish struck out eight in seven innings for his 10th victory and J.P. Arencibia had a tiebreaking two-run single for the Texas Rangers in a 4-2 victory over the New York Yankees on Monday night. Brett Gardner homered twice and Derek Jeter had three hits - to pass Carl Yastrzemski on the hits list - off the All-Star right-hander, who threw 80 of his 108 pitches for strikes five days after losing a rain-shortened game in New York. Neal Cotts worked a scoreless eighth for Texas. Neftali Feliz then was perfect in the ninth for his second save in two chances since taking back the closer role last week after Joakim Soria was traded. Cabrera, Dickey lead Blue Jays over Red Sox 14-1 (Yahoo Sports) - Melky Cabrera homered from both sides of the plate and drove in five runs, R.A. Dickey pithed three-hit ball for seven innings and the Toronto Blue Jays romped past the Boston Red Sox 14-1 on Monday night. The Blue Jays won for the sixth time in seven games while the Red Sox lost one day after stopping a five-game slide that began in Toronto with three losses. Cabrera homered into Boston's bullpen in right field after Jose Reyes led off the game with a walk. Ryan Goins had four hits and four RBIs for Toronto. Rose returns as US basketball team opens camp (Yahoo Sports) - Derrick Rose says he feels old. ''I was joking with Kyle Korver, I told him 'I'm getting old, man. I've got to stretch, I've got to use rollers and stuff.' He looked at me kind of weird,'' Rose said laughingly. I think I've sacrificed a lot for this moment.'' Rose, the Chicago Bulls star who is coming off two knee injuries that kept him out for much of the last two seasons, said he played roughly nine minutes of the team's scrimmage during a two-hour practice. Van Gaal to bide time over new faces - Dodgers acquire 2B Barney in trade with Cubs (Yahoo Sports) - LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Los Angeles Dodgers have acquired second baseman Darwin Barney in a trade with the Chicago Cubs. Rays' Archer: 'Never saw Hank Aaron flip his bat' (Yahoo Sports) - Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Chris Archer insists he isn't mad at David Ortiz. A day after Ortiz slung his bat and leisurely trotted around the bases following a home run off him, Archer had more thoughts about Big Papi's style. ''I never saw Hank Aaron flip his bat,'' Archer said Monday. Rivera: Benjamin has bone bruise in left knee (Yahoo Sports) - The Panthers are breathing a sigh of relief over rookie wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin. Panthers coach Ron Rivera said an MRI revealed the team's first-round draft pick has a bone bruise in his left knee and will miss at least a few days of training camp. ''We got a bit of good news,'' Rivera said Monday. There is a swelling and what we refer to as a hot spot.'' Rivera wouldn't give a specific timetable on Benjamin's return. England's Gemili takes 100m silver -

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Dolphin Kick and Body Undulation Drills for the Butterfly Stroke [Only Swimmers: December 31, 2011, 8:38 am]
The legs remain together throughout and the movement flows through the hips, resembling a dolphin swimming along. Gliding with the knees released, a butterfly swimmer presses down with the upper body as the hips rise, then presses down with the legs, causing the upper body to be pushed to the surface. This first lesson takes […]

Benefits from Breaststroke Swimming [Only Swimmers: December 1, 2009, 10:05 pm]
Breaststroke has existed since prehistoric times. Stone Age paintings featuring a similar stroke were found in the ‘cave of swimmers’ near Wadi Sora in Egypt. It was the only stroke permitted during the great plague in the Middle Ages, because swimmers could keep their faces out of the water and therefore would not, it was […]

Swimming: co-ordinated breathing – breaststroke [Only Swimmers: December 1, 2009, 10:04 pm]
In the breaststroke, exhalation takes place as you release into the glide. Extending the arms forward exerts pressure on the diaphragm, naturally encouraging the expulsion of air from the lungs. Similarly, raising the body up and bringing the arms round encourages the opening up of the chest and lungs, thus promoting an unforced inhalation. Assuming […]

Finding your feet and aspects of balance in the water [Only Swimmers: December 1, 2009, 10:04 pm]
Try the following set of maneuvers for recovering your footing in the shallow end of a pool. This procedure is particularly important for beginners and those who lack confidence in recovering an upright position in shallow water after a glide. Breathing presents a challenge to maintaining good orientation in the water. If we were able, […]

Technical aids and accessories of swimming [Only Swimmers: December 1, 2009, 10:03 pm]
Because a sense of ease in the water is so essential to the art of swimming, equipment that helps to promote this is a worthwhile investment. Adults who have difficulty putting their face in the water for any length of time can find good-quality swimming accessories invaluable. As the majority of swimming-pools use chlorine as […]

Swimming – tips of fitness can damage your health [Only Swimmers: December 1, 2009, 10:03 pm]
There is a Law of Reversed Effort. The harder we try with the conscious will to do something, the less we shall succeed. Proficiency and the results of proficiency come only to those who have learned the paradoxical art of doing and not doing. Aldus Huxley A common feature of the case histories is the […]

Exploring swimming orientation – backstroke [Only Swimmers: December 1, 2009, 10:03 pm]
When performed correctly, backstroke can be the most elegant and relaxed-looking of all the strokes. However, if a good head-neck-back relationship is not maintained, it becomes disorganized and awkward. Some swimmers pull their head right back so that their eyes are focused on a point behind them, which can cause the back to arch unduly […]

Swimming – healing power of water [Only Swimmers: December 1, 2009, 10:02 pm]
Water is both literally and symbolically the source of life. It’s the most abundant substance on the surface of the Earth, covering more than 70% of the planet. It constitutes a large proportion of all living things: about two thirds of a human being’s body mass is made up of water. To ensure the efficient […]

Swimming – the force of habit [Only Swimmers: December 1, 2009, 10:02 pm]
Everything we do involves a complex interaction of conscious and unconscious actions. In practice the Alexander Technique (AT) tends to work with relatively undemanding, commonplace activities, like standing, sitting, and walking. The effort of performing more complicated activities is likely to furnish distractions from the initial task at hand, that of learning to be aware […]





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