In the meantime, Francois is preparing for IMG Academy’s 2014 football season, which begins on Aug. 23 with the Kickoff Classic. The Ascenders will face state power Godby High School out of Tallahassee, Fla. Ron Simmons, the awesome Florida State nose guard (1977 80) is on the list but a popular shoo in will be Deion Sanders, the FSU defensive back (1985 88). I’ll never forget going down to Tallahassee once when Deion was still an unknown and when we talked he had a jillion gold chains around his neck. I asked him, “How many of those things you own?” and his answer was a classic: “All of ’em!”.
BUSCH BROTHERS: Kyle and Kurt Busch grew up in Las Vegas, but the Durango High School grads have only one combined Cup victory on the track that was built during their youth. Kyle Busch won the Cup race in 2009, but he also has victories there in the Xfinity Series and the Truck Series race, which he won Friday night. The 39 year old Kurt Busch, who will start third after an impressive qualifying run, makes no secret of his desire to raise the trophy in the desert before he retires..
Downhill is typically one of the premier events on the Olympic slate, and this year was shaping up to be especially memorable, pitting Vonn, one of the most decorated female ski racers ever, against Mikaela Shiffrin, the face and future of women Alpine skiing. The showdown didn materialize and the race lost just a bit of luster when Shiffrin decided earlier in the week to skip the event, even though she currently ranked No. 5 the World Cup downhill standings..
SAN DIEGO (AP) Norv Turner is off the hot seat, at least for 10 days.Antonio Gates caught a 14 yard yard scoring pass from Philip Rivers on the game opening drive to snap a streak of six straight quarters without a touchdown and the San Diego Chargers went on to a 31 13 victory over the staggering Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday night.Turner had been heavily criticized by fans after the Chargers (4 4) blew double digit, second half leads in losses to New Orleans and Denver, and then lost 7 6 at Cleveland on Sunday.Still, at the start of halftime, some fans in one end zone unfurled a big yellow banner that read: “Mr. Smith even though the Chargers missed the playoffs for the second straight year and have only one postseason win in four seasons.Spanos probably isn inclined to fire the embattled Turner in midseason, although a loss to the Chiefs would have been embarrassing.”We didn talk about it specifically, but we want to win for him every week,” Rivers said. “You play for a lot of things, but we play for our coach.