Boston Breakers nwsl 2014

Boston Breakers will be competing again in this years second ever national women’s soccer league go against the likes of the Chicago red stars and Portland thorns. The Boston Breakers first game will be up against Seattle Reign on Sunday (April 13th) where they will be heading out to Seattle for their first taste of this new season, then the next game the Breakers will be going against will be Houston Dash on April 20th at Harvard uni stadium which the breakers will be calling home for the nwsl season this year!

If you dont know who they are!

The Boston Breakers have been the face of women’s pro soccer in Boston for quite a while now, first competing in the women’s pro soccer league (You can check out the old Boston breaker news feed here, it still gets updated though!) for 3 years until it folded in 2012! And straight away getting back into the pro womens soccer scene by taking up the opportunity to play in the nwsl, whilst many other wps teams simply disappeared once the wps ended.. the breakers didn’t! Last year they were able to finish the league in fith position.. hopefully this year they can do better!

The season ahead!

There are high expectations for the Breakers this year especially with their new roster wich includes plenty of talent from Boston and from across the world. The team also has a great new coach Tom Durkin and by the looks of the roster has really shook up the team. We will be seeing ten of the same players who played for the team in lasts season return but we will also be seeing ten totally brand new players added to the roster to make things interesting! For more deatils on the full roster you can visit; http://www.bostonbreakerssoccer.com/home/800045.html

All the nwsl games are apparently being streamed on YouTube… so you dont have to miss any of the action meaning you can watch all the games when they are happening for free!

What are your hopes or expectations for our women’s soccer team?

 

 

 

 

 

Some clever running tips to help you out!

Here are some running tips you may find helpful and help you out making you run faster, for longer, injury free and overall better with you run whether you are beginner and just starting out or if your a pro!

Even though getting faster needs power and stronger muscles to help improve the speed of your run there is a lot more too it then that not only that if you technique wastes too much energy you can be really badly effecting your stepped and not reaching your full potential! To improve your running technique you need to take into account things like posture and even things like pronation of your feet and how your feet hit the ground. Firstly posture is really important if you are not in a relaxed but upright position you could be straining the muscles in your neck, back and legs and your body will be working much harder when running as well impacting your speed… you must also consider aerodynamics when running as well even something as small and simple as not flaring out your fingers and keeping them pointed as you run can help, small things like these do add up and refining the small details in your running technique really do wonders. Some people may also make the mistake of crossing there arms to much as you run…. you really shouldn’t do this as this will cause tension in your back and increase fatigue of the muscles which you want to avoid. Instead make sure your arms do not cross over to your over side. Something else you got to think about is how your feet hit the ground… you should bounce of the ground and loose as much energy as your feet hit the ground as possible you can buy some gel insoles [My preferred choice are from nuovahealth] , running on hard surfaces can increase risk of injury particularly plantar fasciitis running on hard surfaces also means energy is lost more rapidly so the gel in the insoles will help make sure that less energy is lost or damaging energy that can cause vibrations and damaging shocks travel up to your legs which can cause injury or at the very least cause your muscles to become fatigued quicker.. basically insoles can help you run injury free and more effectively hopefully if you buy the right ones. Make sure that your pronation for your feet is right.. Insoles will also help with this too so make sure you get some insoles or supports for your shoes that will help to correct pronation if your feet over or under pronate when you run.. pronation is to do with gate and roll of your foot when you run and how your feet places weight on the toes when you take a step… incorrect pronation can mean you add excess tension and pressure on your feet and legs causing things such as knee injuries. shin splints and fatigue in the feet and legs…so getting it sorted is a good idea!

Whilst running you should keep good rhythm and momentum.. constantly stopping for breaks or not staying at a constant pace can cause stitch and quickly fatigue your muscles than if you stay focused and at a comfortable pace.

Something to also keep in mind is to Keep hydrated as it is really quite important when running as when your muscles become dehydrated they become less subtle and flexible… which can slow you down and even increase the risk of pulling a muscle too… carrying a bottle maybe a nuisance but drinking whilst running is a must.. you can buy running belts which you can strap your bottle which may help.

Hopefully these tips will really help you run that bit faster and better! Comment below if you have any more suggestion!

Boston_College_Eagles2

BC Eagles football schedule

The 2014 ACC SCHEDULE for the Eagles has been announced and by the looks of things the eagles have their work cut out.

In the start of the season the eagles will be playing fives games in Massachusetts finally on 11th of October they will be playing in other states.

The eagles are set to be playing the Pittsburgh, USC and Colorado State these matches will be a real starting challenge for the eagles and will mean going up against these tough sides so early on in the season means there is no messing around for the Boston side even at the start of this season! ITS ALL STRAIGHT DOWN TO BUSINESS!

After the eagles leave Massachusetts in October it all gets a lot tougher for the eagles as they have to play away against NC State on October 11th then onwards at Wake Forest on October 25th and Virginia Tech on November 1st means the eagles have a lot of games away in a short space of time… but the eagles do have 2 home games on the 18th of October against Clemson and on the 8th of November against a new side to the ACC Louisville which should be quite interesting. Finally the eagles will end their season playing against Florida State on November 22nd and Syracuse on the 29th of November.

This season the eagles will be up against some quite strong teams if you look at the stats of last season. Are we going to be strong this season? Or is this years schedule just going to be too much of an ask for us?

I think that going by last season we have learned a lot and are a much stronger side not to mention we have new players that are determined to make something of themselves!

 

 

running-insoles

You need running insoles!

Some runners are stubborn and think that because they are so great at running that they do not need insoles to help protect their feet… usually they think that if there is no pain or aches then there is no problems. But honestly it does not matter if you are a pro runner or not if you do not protect your feet properly whilst running by getting some properly fitting and supportive insoles then later on you may find yourself in a sticky situation and unable to run. Even though your feet may not be aching if you are not wearing the right insoles over time you can really be doing some serious damage as your feet absorb the shock as you run or do any sports for that matter you feet become damaged and micro fractures may start to appear in your bones which can be one of the causes of arthritis and weak bones when you get older, also it is found that over time if you succumb your feet to the stresses and strains found in running you will find that your ligaments and tissues in your feet become weaker, calluses and heel spurs created by your body to protect your feet from further wear and tear may also appear too. My advice to you would be to go to you nearest running store and next time you run make sure that you are wearing the right insoles… running shoes are no good if they do not support your feet it is the insoles that are the most important part. What insoles should you buy? Well you should look out for shock absorbing ones.. one which have good arch support which are usually rigid. Some people recommend custom insoles however this is misguided information that is usually given by “specialists” out to sell you more expensive custom insoles… when there really is no need as many off the shelf ones are made from foam, gel and rubber which are specially designed to adapt to the shape of your feet anyway so custom ones are just expensive and dont give you any extra protection really. There are many running shops across Boston but if you are struggling to find a place which sells some good insoles then look online… here I have done all the hard work for you!

Meet new people at Boston college with sport

Being new can really be a scary time and you may feel isolated and alone but the truth is everyone is new and in the same boat as you. Sports can keep you active and if you are lonely at college or wherever you can meet new friends. You dont have to be the very best to join in with sports in Boston people are very friendly and there is a real strong spirit to help others out so you really dont have to worry about being brilliant to join in with sports especially not at Boston college. Joining in with sports can help you stay healthy and also gives you a social life which doesn’t have to be limited to on the field many people who do sports at college find friends for life.  At Boston college you have loads of different sporting activities which you can try out which all involve talking to people so if you are new this is the best way to talk to new people as you may not always get on with the people in your class but because Boston college is such a big place there is always new people to meet. With so many sports to try if you dont like the look of one you can always move onto another… try American football or if that isn’t your cup of tea why not try running or athletics or why not go for a totally different sport like indoor skiing or something like that? Trust me sport is the best and most fun way to meet new people! You have also various leagues and abilities so if you are not comfortable playing with people miles better than you there will always be a league were you will be able to play with people the same ability as you. Most sports are free to join in as well and as we all know this is great news if you are a student with little funds.

 

Brooks Orpik taken off by stretcher

Bruins beat penguins

Brooks Orpik taken off by stretcher

Mid way through the game Orpik had to be taken off the pitch through a stretcher after being punched in the head by Thorton.

In the NHL the Boston bruins managed to defeat the penguins in a real ferocious and nasty match that was won by the bruins at the very last minute however the Bruins win was much overshadowed by the shock in the mid point of the game when Shawn Thornton took out and punched Brooks Orpik the defense man for the penguins. The indecent happened as Throton got a hold of the defense-man from behind causing him to fall then Thorton punched Orpik in the head. The incident meant Orpik had to be took off the ice in a stretcher were he was later taken to hospital and has really cast a shadow over the bruins “win”.

Orpik isnt thought to be badly injured after the indent however he was dazed on the ice after it happened.

Thorton has came out and said that he has made a mistake and feel awful for what he has done. There will b a hearing into the incident very soon which will determine the punishment for Thorton this could mean that Thorton misses a few matches. A penguin fan at the match said !It is quite sad when these things happen in this sport… even if hockey does have the reputation as being a violent sport you shouldn’t ever punch someone who is already down.”

There were lots of scraps through out the game! The match was filled the dirty play, like when James Neal actually knees Brad Marchand in the head after he fell over.

The coach for the bruins Claude Julien added that you got blame to be found on both teams.

The bruins did manage to win the game beating off the penguins offense until the very last minute. the end score was 3-2 to the bruins.

Throughout the game there was scraps happening all over which led to the incident between Orpik and Thorton. Hopefull the bruins can put this behind them and remember why they are playing and why they shouldn’t let themselves be provoked, this time the bruins came out with a win only just though… but if they let themselves slip like this even earlier in the game it could mean disaster!

Tory Krug

Tory krug set to beat season scoring record!

Tory Krug

Tory Krug is scoring this hockey season for the bruins on average 0.29 per game!

Torey Krug is set to be one of the best players in hockey ever for Boston. Last night against the penguins the bruins where able to win a very crucial match from overtime. All thanks to our defense men Tory krug who was able to make a excellent a precise shot that ended the match 4-3 to the bruins. Krug has now achieved seven great goals this season for the bruins a excellent achievement for any player especially a defense men. He has also hit the Boston record books as the first defense-men to ever score four goals in just 5 postseason games. He is a rookie but some rookie as he tops the charts beating the rest of the d-men in the league and he is also ranked third best rookie skater in our league.

The bruins have always had talented d-men who have managed to score tons of goals like Bobby Orr Some are saying that Krug is set to beat the records saying that nobody has ever been as good as Krug is doing right now as a rookie so early on in their career as a rookie and he is set to be the best ever. Currently Krug has someway to go to beating the records but if he keeps up with the pace he is at the moment he is set to smash everyone else records. Raymond Bourque currently is on top with 17 in one season, Greg Harwood then follow with 16 goals, Orr in third with 13 and Eddie shore with 12 goals in one season but seeing as krug has in just the start of the season and with two more thirds yet to go scored 7 goals if he keeps it up their may very well be a new name at the top by quite a margin.

Krug may actually beat not only the Boston record but the NHL record too if he carries on. Krug just needs to beat rangers Brian Leetch he managed to score 23 goals in one season during the 1988-1989 season. As you can see with two thirds yet for krug to play and scoring 0.29 goals per game krug is on track…to be a scoring legend but he will need to increase his scoring by a little bit to beat Leetch who averaged 0.34 goals a match.

Victory for the Boston Celtics ending their annoying losing streak and breaking the Hawks.

Boston Celetics beat hawks

Victory for the Boston Celtics ending their annoying losing streak and breaking the Hawks.

Victory for the Boston Celtics ending their annoying losing streak and breaking the Hawks.

The Boston Celtics have ended their losing streak, but they almost lost the game if they continued to play like they did at the start. The Celtics in the end won 94 87 in a tight game with the hawks. The timing of this win came as a surprise you would have thought that their confidence as a team would have been shot and they wouldn’t have been able to pull this off but they did. The Boston Celtics have been losing game after game six in a row to be exact! So this recent win against the hawks has been quite a welcomed surprise by fans. Many people doubted the Celtics at first but the Celtics were bound to win a game eventually right? The Boston team won this match in style and it really took everything the Celtics had in them to win with a unbelievable second quarter which won them the game.

The Boston side started the season off with Brad Stevens as their new coach and with four consecutive wins all looked good for the Celtics this season but then celtics hit a dead end and with 6 straight loses it wasn’t looking too good for our Boston team, we are hoping that this new win will have ended their streak of losses and bad luck and hopefully get the Celtics back in the running once more.

The hawks tried to defend our offense in this game but could not quite match up and defend Jeff greens shots.

 

Gerald Wallace

Gerald Wallace aint angry

Lat summer Gerald Wallace was traded from the Atlanta Nets to the struggling Boston Celtics. It is said that Gerald Wallace is not angry with Atlanta’s decision to send him to Celtics because he likes a challenge. And he is quite relived that he left the nets actually.

The Nets have bought a lot of great players to try and rebuild their struggling side and redefine them as one of the basketball greats. but Gerald Wallace says that even though their is a lot of great talent and new stars on the nets side the Nets team have become disjointed and not a real team anymore. The nets have been struggling their selves losing to Brooklyn 3-9, this loss caused a lot of stir in the basketball world.

“People think its easy,” Recently Gerald Wallace said   shaking his head just before the basketball game with the hawks.

Wallace also added that a team to play well needs chemistry and to be united.. with so much swapping around and many players missing team training it is hard to connect with a team and play well if you dont know them.

He also says that talent doe not mean a thing unless you can work together as a team, which is very true as basketball it is all about communication and split second decisions based on knowing what your team mates are going to do before they do it.

You can see by Gerald Wallace’s comments that he is much happier playing in a team that isn’t so confused and disjointed as a team.

The Celtics won the game against the hawks last night, but it was a struggle at first but calmness swept the Celtic players and they found their rhythm and they where able to pull a win out the bag in amazing and calm style near the end.

 

bruins-vsHurricanes

Bruins take a long time to beat Hurricanes

In a very close match the Boston Bruins win against the Carolina in a 3-2 OT win adding to their winning streak but only just. The win for the boston B’s only came at the last second when it really should have came alot sooner for the B’s. Through out the game the B’s just couldn’t seem to score not matter how hard they tried. They had the skills and talent but for some reason they just could not seem to get the puck in. Maybe it was down to the Hurricane’s defense or maybe it was down to the B’s lack of confidence to make a shot, a mixture of both maybe? The decider came at 1:28 overtime when Jarome Iglinla got past the Hurricane’s defense. Jarome then managed to swiftly hit the puck to David krejci… who made sure to blast the undefended Huricanes goalie with the winning shot.

The game was a long one and the fans enjoyed it but wanted it to end much sooner. Some fans at the game said

“It was a real tense match, we knew the B’s were going to win but the more the game went on we started to get nervous if the Hurricanes manged to sneak it.”

“The bruins could of really made life a lot easier by nailing the Hurricanes earlier on, I actually think that the reason why the bruins didnt get the points earlier on was because the Bruins work better when under pressure.”

It wasn’t just in this recent game with the Hurricanes that the B’s left it late to score points, in their last 6 matches they have defended well but haven’t scored that many. It is also not like the bruins have not had that many chances they have had plenty of chances in this match and the others to score however for whatever reason they failed to deliver. I guess though the main thing is that they are winning matches albeit it making their fans very nervous along the way.