WWE star Drew McIntyre wants ‘Battle of Britain’ stadium fight with Tyson Fury in the UK

first_img Top 5 Best Budget Hotels In Dubai under AED 400 a night. What’s This “Trick” Called? Comment Down Below!! 8 MOST DANGEROUS RAINS of All Time | TOP 10 INTERESTING WWE champion Drew McIntyre wants a “Battle of Britain” stadium fight with Tyson Fury.Scottish McIntyre beat Brock Lesnar to win his first ever WWE championship at Wrestlemania 36 and now he has his eyes on the Gyspsy King.Drew McIntyre wants to take on Tyson Fury in a Battle of BritainFury, 31, is no stranger to wrestling having made a high-profile cameo when he beat Braun Strowman at the WWE Crown Jewel in Saudi Arabia last October.Speaking to Bang Showbiz, McIntyre, 34, said: “Right now, I’m concerned about our superstars getting the opportunity first.“They’re the ones that have worked the hardest for it, those are the ones that deserve it. They’re going to get [a stadium show], this is a project down the line obviously.“But maybe that’s where the match with Fury happens, as a Battle of Britain.”McIntyre claimed his first WWE championship at Wrestlemania 36 beating Brock Lesnar And Fury beat Braun Strowman at the Crown Jewel event in Saudi Arabia in OctoberCredit: Refer to CaptionFury went on to destroy Deontay Wilder back in the boxing ring in February but has since revealed he would be open to a return to WWE.And McIntyre is keen to take on his fellow Brit if he does.He added: “The big thing is, we want out fan base to be there but we also want to attract some eyes that maybe aren’t on the WWE product.“Tyson Fury is a smart guy, he understands the magnitude of WWE and the global reach.“Tyson’s an entertainer. He mentioned my name leading up to WrestleMania, I mentioned his name after I won at WrestleMania.“He latched right onto it, we got into a back and forth. He understands that Tyson Fury versus the WWE champion Drew McIntyre could be a huge match.”Ricky Hatton reveals Tyson Fury called him up just to check on him after ex-boxer said he ‘wasn’t having his best day’ People Slammed By Massive Waves 4 Travel Diary // Vietnam 2017center_img Real or Fake? Shark Attacks Helicopter Rebekah Vardy scores an impressive penalty in six-inch heels 10 INCREDIBLE Space Launch Failures! Source: Boxing – thesun.co.uklast_img read more

Safety showing Utah is right place for him

first_imgE-mail: sor@desnews.com Robert Johnson is a delightful young man who’s been smiling a lot lately as the starting free safety for the Utah football team.Johnson, a JC transfer from Los Angeles, earned a starting spot before the UCLA victory, then after sitting out a couple of games with an injured shoulder was back on the field for the win over Louisville.Not coincidentally, the Utes have had their two best performances with Johnson on the field, and coach Kyle Whittingham says Johnson should continue starting the rest of the season, barring injury.”He’s got a great deal of speed and athleticism and has great range,” Whittingham said. “When he got his opportunity, he made the best of it.”The 6-foot-3, 185-pound Johnson is not only from L.A. but from one of the toughest parts, known as South Central, or Watts, which has a reputation as a tough neighborhood. Johnson doesn’t down-play how tough it was.”It’s real tough — people are getting killed every day,” he said. “It’s part of life. I know people that got shot and died.”One of them was his father, Wayne, who was shot and killed when Robert was 6 years old.Johnson was recruited by Ute assistant Kalani Sitake and since then the two have bonded “like family,” according to each.Sitake can tell you about the rough neighborhood Johnson lives in as he recalls his first visit there.”When I pulled up to his house, he was waiting out front for me, which I thought was kind of different,” Sitake said. “He seemed kind of anxious to get us out of there.”After Sitake parked his rental car and started to go into the house, Johnson said, “Uh, you better bring that bag with you,” pointing to a bag in his car.Sitake picked up his bag, and Johnson said, “You might want to bring that bag, too,” pointing to another bag in the car.Then Johnson noticed the GPS device common in rental cars and told Sitake he better bring that inside also. When the coach told him he couldn’t, because it was attached to the dashboard, Johnson warned him, saying, “That might not be there when you get back.”After that, the two would meet at school when Sitake paid a visit.Sitake almost discovered Johnson by accident.He was in Los Angeles watching a game between Citrus JC and Southwest JC to see Josh Broughton, a defensive back for Citrus, who had already committed to Utah.Sitake was aware of Johnson and knew he had missed his freshman year due to injury but hadn’t seen him play.”He was tall and rangy,” Sitake said. “I was intrigued by him.”Then Sitake saw him on the field and all Johnson did that day was pick off two passes, returning one for a touchdown and the other to the 5-yard line.”I was shocked he wasn’t a big-time recruited guy,” said Sitake, who jumped right on him.When Sitake had the chance to talk to Johnson later in the season, he was impressed with his personality and said, “he seemed like a perfect fit. I thought he would thrive in this environment.”As the season progressed, other schools started to recruit him, including Washington, Washington State, Arizona State and San Jose State. Johnson enjoyed his visit to Salt Lake and while on his visit to Pullman, Wash., called Sitake to commit.Ute coaches saw right from the start that Johnson was very talented, but because he didn’t start practicing until August and was still learning the Utah system, he didn’t start right away.Once he got his chance, Johnson came up with two interceptions in the win over UCLA. After separating his shoulder, he was forced to wear a device to keep his arm in place last week at Louisville, which meant he couldn’t stretch for interceptions.However, this week when San Diego State visits Rice-Eccles Stadium, Johnson plans to have much better range of motion.The game has special meaning since Johnson’s uncle, Beveren Means, played running back for the Aztecs in the early 1990s. Although he lives in Texas, he plans to be on hand for Saturday’s game.Johnson also hopes his mother, Wanda, and one of his brothers is able to make the game. They were going to come up for the UCLA game, but car trouble kept them from making it. They did make it to the UNLV game, but unfortunately Johnson injured his shoulder in the first quarter and hardly played.Utah defensive coordinator Gary Andersen said recently there’s no one else happier to be in Salt Lake than Robert Johnson.Johnson doesn’t disagree. “I’m really happy to be here,” he said. “I can walk around here and not worry about getting shot.” Utes on the air San Diego State (2-3, 1-0) at Utah (3-3, 0-2)Saturday, 1 p.m., Rice-Eccles StadiumRadio: 700AM TV: None last_img read more

Passover vacation niche grows to dozens of destinations

first_img In this April 18, 2016 photo, a hotel kitchen worker chops vegetables in preparation for the Passover holiday at the Waldorf Astoria resort at Disney World in Orlando, Fla. More than 1,000 Jews are expected to stay at the resort and take part in the eight day celebration. (AP Photo/John Raoux) In this April 18, 2016 photo, a kitchen worker walks past boxes of food that will be used for the Passover holiday at the Waldorf Astoria resort at Disney World in Orlando, Fla. More than 1,000 Jews are expected to stay at the resort and take part in the eight day celebration. (AP Photo/John Raoux) ORLANDO, Fla. | Most Jews around the world say the traditional “Next year in Jerusalem” at the end of the annual Passover Seder feast. Last year, St. Louis native David Benkof said to himself, “Next year in Disney World.”For many Jews like Benkof, traveling to vacation hotspots during the eight-day Passover holiday has become a way of avoiding the hassle of heeding religious rules that require scrubbing a home clean of grain particles or hosting back-to-back, hours-long dinners at their homes for dozens of relatives and friends. In this April 18, 2016 photo, workers prepare food in a meat-only kitchen for the Passover holiday at the Waldorf Astoria resort at Disney World in Orlando, Fla. More than 1,000 Jews are expected to stay at the resort and take part in the eight day celebration. (AP Photo/John Raoux) Passover vacations have grown in recent years beyond the traditional destinations of Miami Beach, the Catskills and Israel. They now include scores of resorts in Orlando, Florida; Scottsdale, Arizona; Riviera Maya in Mexico; Whistler, Canada; Sardinia, Italy; the island of Crete in Greece; San Diego; and Puerto Rico, as well as a fully-kosher South African safari.“We’ve seen a massive growth over the last decade to 12 years of the locations, the variety, the price ranges, the types of hotels,” said Ralphi Bloom, who runs Totally Jewish Travel, a travel website.Bloom estimates that up to 50,000 hotel rooms for as many as 100,000 people are booked this year for Passover, which starts at sundown Friday. That represents about $60 million to $70 million in revenue, double the amount from a decade ago, he said.Passover travel programs at the resorts, which include Ritz-Carlton and Waldorf Astoria hotels in Florida, are accommodating the celebrants with kids’ camps, casino nights, Hawaiian luaus, daily barbecues, lectures by rabbinic scholars and meals that follow kosher dietary rules of separating milk from meat and prohibiting pork and shellfish, along with Passover prohibitions against bread.“People are more willing to not have the traditional Passover at home and actually go away, with the ability to make hotel kitchens kosher, source food locally that is kosher,” said Bloom, who is based in Manchester, England. “I think in more and more families both the husband and the wife work. When you go away for Passover … there’s no cleaning, preparing, cooking.”Benkof spent the last few days of Passover last year at the Doubletree by Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld, but he missed the first two nights when Jews have the traditional Seder meal. He plans to arrive in time for the Seder dinners this year. Food was a selling point: Some Passover food can be dry and flavorless but the resort served delicious meals.Observant Jews don’t eat leavened grain products during the eight days of Passover because the holiday commemorates the Biblical story of Exodus, when Jews fleeing slavery in Egypt didn’t have time to let their bread rise. They took instead flat, hard unleavened bread that today is sold as matzo. Passover dietary rules forbid consumption of certain grain-based foods like bread and pasta that puffs up when cooked.Benkof said the food at the resort hands-down beat the matzo and gefilte fish he would eat if he stayed home.“I went to the theme parks during the day and ate myself crazy at night,” said Benkof, who is paying about $4,500 for an all-inclusive package. “What is remarkable about the food is how much there is, lots of it. They had bread! It was kosher for Passover bread, but you couldn’t tell it was Passover food.”Depending on the hotel and destination, prices for Passover vacation packages range from $1,600 to $11,000 per person, and typically cover lodging, unlimited food and entertainment.Many tour operators hosting Passover vacations bring in their own rabbis and staff to make the resorts Passover-ready. They also bring in Passover-only dishes, utensils and cookware that are untouched by grain products. Utensils or dishes that aren’t used specifically for Passover must be immersed in boiling water. Stoves and ovens are cleaned for Passover by heating at full blast for one or two hours. Cupboards, refrigerators and freezers are scrubbed clean of any crumbs and residue. Sinks are cleaned with boiling water.“There is a tremendous amount of work that goes into making a kitchen kosher,” said Alan Berger, who is running the Grand Getaways Passover vacations.Berger’s company is hosting 1,000 people for 10 days at the Waldorf Astoria at Walt Disney World. His staff and caterers are taking over a hotel ballroom kitchen for the week.“There’s no ‘almost kosher’ for Passover. It either is or isn’t,” he said.At some resorts, sex-segregated swimming sessions are held at resort pools in deference to ultra-Orthodox Jews concerned about modesty requirements. Conference rooms are converted into makeshift synagogues for prayer services. There are also concerts, performances by mentalists and illusionists and, of course, a “tea room” where guests can nosh on sweets and snacks all day.“We’re constantly keeping everybody stuffed to the gills,” Berger said. “We try to entertain people at all times.”Follow Mike Schneider on Twitter: https://twitter.com/mikeschneiderap In this April 18, 2016 photo, a kitchen worker carries a box of Kosher salt that will be used for the Passover holiday at the Waldorf Astoria resort at Disney World in Orlando, Fla. More than 1,000 Jews are expected to stay at the resort and take part in the eight day celebration. (AP Photo/John Raoux) In this April 18, 2016 photo, beef ribs on a tray await preparation for the Passover holiday at the Waldorf Astoria resort at Disney World in Orlando, Fla. More than 1,000 Jews are expected to stay at the resort and take part in the eight day celebration. (AP Photo/John Raoux) In this April 18, 2016 photo, boxes of matzos are stacked in the kitchen for the Passover holiday at the Waldorf Astoria resort at Disney World in Orlando, Fla. More than 1,000 Jews are expected to stay at the resort and take part in the eight day celebration. (AP Photo/John Raoux) In this April 18, 2016 photo, Rabbi Raphael Berdugo checks parsley for insects as part of the preparation for the Passover holiday at the Waldorf Astoria resort at Disney World in Orlando, Fla. More than 1,000 Jews are expected to stay at the resort and take part in the eight day celebration. (AP Photo/John Raoux)last_img read more