Baggies turn down Berahino request

first_imgWest Brom have rejected a written transfer request from striker Saido Berahino. Press Association The Baggies rejected a bid from Tottenham last week and Berahino has now asked to leave The Hawthorns, the club have announced. The England Under-21 forward was left out of Sunday’s 3-2 defeat to Chelsea, with boss Tony Pulis insisting he was not in the right frame of mind to play. center_img A club statement read: “West Bromwich Albion have received a written transfer request from Saido Berahino. “The request has been rejected and the club’s position remains unchanged from that outlined in the statement from chairman Jeremy Peace of August 18.” Peace underlined the Baggies’ desire to keep Berahino – who scored 20 goals last season – after turning down Spurs’ opening offer last week. “We have no interest in selling Saido which is what I have told (Tottenham chairman) Daniel Levy,” he said in a statement. “I know we are living in an age where no club can say ‘never’ about the possibility of selling a player. “However, the prospect of selling Saido is simply not on our agenda.” But Pulis has admitted the club would be powerless to stop Berahino leaving if Tottenham made them an offer they could not refuse. “I’m sure Tottenham wanted to keep Bale and Manchester United wanted to keep Ronaldo so I’m not stupid enough to say ‘I’m not doing this’ or ‘I’m not doing that’,” he said last week. Berahino came through the youth ranks at The Hawthorns, having made his debut in August 2012, and spent time on loan at Northampton, Brentford and Peterborough. He has made 83 appearances and scored 29 goals for the Baggies. last_img read more

Inside Conditions…The check is on the way hopefully for young Pirates

first_imgCincinnati Reds manager Dusty Baker (12) talks with starting pitcher Johnny Cueto on the mound in the fourth inning of the NL wild-card playoff baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Don Wright)Last Tuesday evening before the Pirates beat the “bejeezus” out of the Cincy Reds to advance to the NLDS; I was sitting in the press box after the game had concluded trying to find the words to put down on paper that would make sense to all who dared pick up a New Pittsburgh Courier and read my thoughts.  I was continuing to try to make sense of how the Pirates disposed of the Reds and as a result sent Cincy manager Dusty Baker to the unemployment line. However, I am reasonably certain that none of us will see Monsieur Baker in the express line at Giant Eagle swiping his EBT food stamp card.AUBREY BRUCEAfter that “”momentous” victory the Pirates arrived in St. Louis only to be spanked by the “Cards” in game one of the NLDS. A.J. Burnett the Pirates losing pitcher in game one had this to say about the loss.  “The curveball was not even in effect today. When I don’t have that, they can just sit on one pitch.” Well that, my friends, is a vast understatement because only 38 of Burnett’s 72 pitches were strikes. In the third inning he threw a whopping 37 pitches and allowed seven runs before the Pirates recorded their first out, 37 pitches!He also walked three and hit another. Burnett pointed out that. “It’s tough, you obviously want to come out and put your foot down. That wasn’t the case today. It’s the game, I guess. The only thing I can say is that I prepared and do what I can every day and give it all I can. It just wasn’t enough, but the sun comes up tomorrow, and I do my work and do what I can in case I do get that ball again.”  Hey listen guys and dolls, two of the hits allowed by Burnett went for extra bases, including Carlos Beltran’s three-run homer.Well if Pittsburgh falls tonight in their deciding game of the NLDS against the Cardinals, the sun will not be coming up again for Pirates at least as far as the 2013 season is concerned. Hold your horses. After the drubbing that Pittsburgh received, they avenged the game one loss in game two by shuffling the St. Louis “Cards” like a slick Las Vegas blackjack dealer. Pirates rookie pitching phenom Gerrit Cole pulled the series even beating the Cardinals 7-1 sort of putting to bed a few of the tear stained no more “Jolly Roger” theories. The Pirates young rookie was unflappable and unstoppable. Pirates catcher Russell Martin had high praise for his young battery mate. “He didn’t really look nervous at all. If I had an arm like his, I wouldn’t be nervous either.”When the Pirates returned to PNC Park on Sunday with the series tied 1-1, that ray of hope really gave the Pittsburgh fanatics something to really scream and yell about.  By the way, if you think the crowd was electric on Tuesday for the wildcard winner take all game well I will put it this way the crowd was absolutely “nuclear” for game three of the series on Sunday which was a seesaw affair with the clutch hit being a single to left field by Pirates budding superstar Pedro Alvarez and also leaving the cocky, confident, Cardinals staring off of the cliff without a parachute.Game 4 was a pitching duel between Cards rookie Michael Wacha and the Pirates Charlie Morton. The young Cardinals pitcher provided the parachute that the Cardinals needed to force a game 5 and land safely on their feet back in St. Louis. In my opinion after Morton got out of a fifth inning jam in game 4 Pirates manager Clint Hurdle should have used his Apollo theatre-like hook and removed Morton immediately. He was falling behind on the hitters and his pitch location was really beginning to become suspect. There can be no loyalty in the business of professional sports just ask former Pirate players Ian Snell, James McDonald, Jason Bey or Freddie Sanchez.There is a rejuvenation of the baseball culture, not baseball game but baseball culture going on in Pittsburgh. With the spirit of youth prevailing and as long as ownership does not put a chastity belt on the old pocketbook the Pirates have enough talent to be a force in the National League Central Division for a long time.Although Pirates NL MVP candidate centerfielder Andrew McCutchen has proven his weight in gold will the Pirates management exhibit  “good faith” money in the near future if the Pirates falter against the St. Louis Cardinals tonight, Oct. 9, in the quest to advance to the NLCS?Will outfielder Marlon Byrd be patrolling right field by the Allegheny river at PNC Park or will his stint in Pittsburgh during the 2013 postseason represent just another Pirate auditioning to advance to greener pastures and clearer waters? The Pirates are going to have to get all of the help they can get if they are to advance to the NLCS to play the Los Angeles Dodgers who by the way have just sent the Atlanta Braves packing and have already smoked  the Pirates and the Cardinals during the 2013 regular season.It seems like one of the principal partners of the Dodgers management group former NBA/Los Angeles Lakers basketball great Earvin “Magic” Johnson does not mind reaching down into those “deep” pockets of his and spending some serious “rubles” making sure that serious on field talent is acquired and maintained. It seems as if the current Pirates management team seems to be evolving toward “normal” fiscal policies. If the Pittsburgh Pirates are fortunate enough to advance to the NLCS tonight then the “ghost of sleepy holler” might just abandon the Pirates place in the basement.(Aubrey Bruce can be reached at: [email protected] or 412-583-6741.) YOUNG STARS—Andrew McCutchen slides in safe as Pedro Alvarez wait to bat. These are the two of the many young stars on the Pirates this year. (AP Photo) Follow @NewPghCourier on Twitter  https://twitter.com/NewPghCourierLike us at https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Pittsburgh-Courier/143866755628836?ref=hlDownload our mobile app at http://www.appshopper.com/news/new-pittsburgh-courielast_img read more

Something missing after Nationals for Locke boys

first_imgBy Bruce FuhrThe Nelson Daily SportsIt’s like coming up short in the Stanley Cup race for the Canucks, not winning the KIJHL Championship for the Leafs or the Nelson Bantams returning home without the B.C. Bantam Tier III Hockey crown.Anything less than achieving the pre-season goal is always a disappointment.That’s the way Julien Locke felt after competing at the 2011 Haywood Canadian Cross Country Ski Nationals last month in Canmore, Alta.Despite winning the 1100-meter sprint for the second year in a row and turning in some solid races, there was something bittersweet about the 2011 meet for the Nelson Nordic Ski Club turned Black Jack skier after he was held out of the overall medals, finishing fourth in the Junior Boy’s Division.“Overall I am not satisfied with Nationals,” Locke lamented following the national meet. “I was hoping for a lot more in the distance races and I was feeling very good in my preparation until one week before when I got a bad cold.”Locke, and brother Peter, had trained all summer, worked the training trails throughout the season and attended the necessary meets to get ready for Nationals.However, the ski Gods had something else planned for Locke come the middle of March. “My distance racing had been getting much stronger through out the season and I was excited to race at Nationals as all of the races were good ones for me,” explained the 17-year-old skier. “I raced hard but I guess (the cold left me) not in very good shape.”“It was satisfying to win the sprint for the second year in a row and I am happy with how I raced that day,” he added.However, winning the race didn’t quite happen according to Hoyle.There was a crash during the final stage of the race that forced Locke, despite putting on an incredible run at the end, to finish second.But after further review, the judges disqualified original winner Stefan Sander Green of Kimberley allowing Locke to grab the gold medal.The judging committed ruled Green had tripped Ezekiel Williams of Quebec on the final hill.The weeklong competition started off with the Skate Team Sprint Relay.Peter and Julien skied together, finishing fourth in the Junior Division.“I had good races this day and was happy with fourth place,” Peter Locke said. “Julien and I don’t do many team sprints so we were not great in the transition area but it is a really fun type of race.”“This is by far the best I have ever done at nationals so I was very happy,” added Peter Locke.The next race was the 10-kilometer Skate. Peter Locke managed to get the better of his brother, placing 10th overall.“I had a really good race this day. It was a really hilly, steep course, which suits me well,” he said.Not so well for Julien.“The 10km skate was downright terrible,” he said. “I started off a very conservative pace (Canmore is high altitude so you have to go out slower than usual) with the plan of picking it up as the race went on. “Right from the start my legs felt tired, but I was confident that they would feel better as the race went on. Unfortunately they never improved.”The same held true for the 7.5-km Classic.Peter finished ninth and Julien struggled again, taking 13th overall.In the final race, the 15-km Skate Mass Start, Julien took sixth while Peter finished 50th.“I had a decent 15-km skate,” Julien said. “I wasn’t feeling 100 per cent and my shape still wasn’t perfect but I raced well tactically and overall, it went quite well.”“I was hoping for more than sixth and I think I could have been higher up but considering my first two distance races this week, I am getting fast again.” “In the long skate race I did not race very well,” Peter confessed. “I started out well and was in the lead group until we got to the first major climb. Usually climbing is my strong point so I planned to move up to the front of the pack and pick up the pace. The Locke boys still have one more competition this past week in Sun Valley, Idaho — US Super Tour Final.“We will be racing in the Open category so the competition will be really, really tough.” [email protected]last_img read more

My First 100 Days With Google Glass

first_img5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout Related Posts joshua merrill 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App “What are those glasses you’re wearing?”“It’s called Google Glass. It can search the web, send email, take pictures and more.”Thus begins a conversation I’ve had hundreds of times. I’ve never seen so much fascination with a new device as Google Glass. The original iPhone, which I bought the first day it was available, doesn’t even come close.How did I get Glass? I was in the right place at the right time: Google I/O, the company’s annual developer event, on June 27, 2012. That day, U.S.-based developers got a chance to register for the Glass Explorer program, which gave them the option to plunk down $1,500 for a prototype unit when they became available in Spring of 2013.My First Encounters with GlassIn January, 2013, four months before any devices were shipped, Google invited me and about 80 other developers to the first-ever Glass hackathon in San Francisco. Most of what happened during that event is still covered by a non-disclosure agreement, but it should be obvious that many of the hackers there were insanely smart. My team (Joseph Su and Andrew Lamonica) built a crude product barcode price checker, the first that I know of for Google Glass.My time to pay up finally came on May 2nd, 2013. At the Google campus, I met with some folks from the Glass team to choose a color (“Cotton”) and get fitted. I’ve worn Google Glass every day since.Many articles have already covered the Glass hardware; simply put, Google has done a good job designing the device. Glass is light and unobtrusive. The screen looks great, even in broad daylight, and the camera and processor are excellent for such a small form factor. Battery life, though, is the bottleneck: with heavy usage, I can discharge the entire battery in half an hour. I expect this to improve over time; it has to, for Glass to be viable.Getting ready to ask Elon Musk a question at the Tesla annual shareholder meetingGoogle has stumbled by not allowing prescription lenses with Glass out of the gate. Effectively, Google is saying that people who need glasses can’t use them, while people who have perfect vision have to get used to wearing glasses.Glass In The Real WorldMeeting people is definitely high on the list of Glass features. The device gets attention everywhere it goes—supermarkets, shopping malls, even traffic signals. Old and young, rich and poor, technophiles and technophobes. The people who have never heard of Glass ask what it is, and those who do know ask to try it on.I have many photos of myself taken by friends and strangers trying on GlassI’m happy to oblige; more than 300 people have used my Google Glass in the past 100 days. Most of these trials begin with “WOW!” followed by two minutes of confusion. The frustrating truth is that Glass is not intuitive for most first-time users. A three-year-old can pick up a smartphone or tablet, see rows of colored icons, and start performing actions. Glass requires considerably more practice.As for the attention? It was great at first, but it can get tiring. More often than not, I carry Glass around my neck so fewer people will notice it.There’s really no established etiquette for wearing a computer on your head, but after a few weeks, the rules became clear: in a restaurant, in a meeting, in a conversation, Glass has to come off. It’s like headphones for your eyes: even when they’re not in use, it’s a sign of inattentiveness and even disrespect to wear them.Most owners know when to take Glass off, but I see some with the device glued to their faces. Simply put, there are no Glassholes, only assholes who happen to have Glass.What Is Glass Really Good For?Photography has been my most common use for Glass. As soon as it became available, I installed Mike DiGiovanni’sWinky, which enables the wearer to take a photo by winking. This dramatically increased my photo-taking—in fact, I created a photo log of my life. Video is also great; since I don’t have to hold a camera up in front of me, I can record effortlessly for as long as I want.As one might expect, searching Google is simple—just press and hold the touch pad. How tall is the Empire State Building? (1,454 feet.) Who was the first person in space? (Yuri Gagarin.) When were the Pyramids built? (2,584 B.C.) If the answer is in Google’s knowledge graph, getting it is effortless.In the Glass XE7 update, released in early July, Google added a web browser. I use it to read the news and look up movie ratings on IMDb. I stick to a handful of websites that are mobile-optimized; otherwise, reading text is too much effort. While browsing the web on Glass is useful, it’s one of the fastest ways to empty the battery.Finally, Glass’ translation capabilities are impressive. Ask Google to translate any phrase into another language, and you’ll hear the spoken translation along with an English phonetic spelling on screen. Unfortunately, the time required to speak my desired phrase into Glass makes this feature impractical in many real-world settings; on a two-week trip to Japan, I didn’t use translation once. But it makes for an impressive demo. Using The Glass UII like touch screens, because instead of acting through a representation of myself—like a mouse cursor—I can actually press, swipe and pinch on the objects I want to manipulate. That’s much closer to how the physical world works.Glass is a strange hybrid of both approaches. The user taps and swipes on the side of the device to navigate and make selections on the screen, but there are very few visible cues for which gesture to use. I often see first-time users get stuck when trying to go up the hierarchy one level—say, from search results back to the home screen. (The correct gesture, not so intuitively, is to swipe down.)Compared to a touchscreen, it takes longer to mentally construct a model of Glass’ menu hierarchy and map it to the gestures needed to navigate it. First-time users can’t build this mental model fast enough; that’s why they get confused. Some of this confusion could be solved by software, but part of it seems inherent to the device’s form factor. (I’m told that Apple has glasses-based prototypes of its own, but ultimately opted for a different form factor—the watch.)The interface that will really make Glass work is mind control, formally known as a brain-computer interface. There are a number of promising technologies in this space, but none yet that would enable Glass. Once Glass has a good thought-controlled interface, I can imagine it being very successful.The Problems With GlassGlass is built to do many of the things my phone can do, but it does them half as well. It can search Google, but it’s cumbersome for reading web pages. It can send messages, but relies on imperfect voice transcription. It can post to Facebook, but there’s no way to read my friends’ updates. The problem with Glass is that it doesn’t do much of anything that takes advantage of its unique form factor.Actually, all Glass needs to be is a platform for augmented reality. When I see text in a foreign language, translate it. When I look at a house for sale, tell me the asking price. When I look at a product, scan the barcode and tell me if it’s cheaper online. When I’m standing in a public place, let me travel backwards through time using Street View. When I look at a person, show me his or her professional history. Creepy? Absolutely. But really useful products have a way of succeeding despite their creepiness.If Google released Glass today, it would fail. The current product is an order of magnitude short in capability, battery life and ease of use; even a 2014 release date seems too early to me. Google has called Glass a ten-year commitment. They’re going to need every minute.So is Glass the future? Yes and no. Glass is the future like Windows XP Tablet Edition was the future. In both cases, it’s about a company trying to will a market into existence, but missing the humanity to make the product a success. Somebody, someday, will get this product right. It may be Google, or it may not. The future is up for grabs.center_img Tags:#Contributed#Google Glass#Reviews 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People…last_img read more

Shifts in the Pyramid: Top 5 people in power list

first_imgIndustrialist Mukesh AmbaniMUKESH AMBANI53, Industrialist (2)Big BossBecause in a year when corporate czars have been cut down to size, his reputation stands as tall as his 27-storey, $1-billion new home.Because Asia’s richest man runs India’s biggest listed company worth Rs 3,36,000 crore whose power extends from oil and gas to,Industrialist Mukesh AmbaniMUKESH AMBANI53, Industrialist (2)Big BossBecause in a year when corporate czars have been cut down to size, his reputation stands as tall as his 27-storey, $1-billion new home.Because Asia’s richest man runs India’s biggest listed company worth Rs 3,36,000 crore whose power extends from oil and gas to textiles, telecom to financial services and even sports management.Because he enabled India to get its biggest foreign direct investment ever, thanks to RILs $7.2-billion deal with British Petroleum (BP) that will see it partner gas projects developed by Reliance.Because RIL, for the last six years, has been the single-largest contributor, at almost 14 per cent, to the National Stock Exchange’s gains.Because along with new-look wife, Nita, he is the unofficial head priest of Mumbai’s uppermost crust, playing host to the best and brightest Indians, from Sachin Tendulkar to Aamir Khan, Anand Mahindra to Adi Godrej.Because whether it’s the gas sharing feud with younger brother Anil or clearance for the deal with BP, he knows whom to call in and out of the government.Power moment When he took a two-third pay cut last year after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh commented on vulgar salaries. Of course, his salary,at Rs 1 crore-plus a month, is still a hefty one.Is influenced by His father Dhirubhai’s ability to do the unthinkable. He calls it “jumping to the next orbit”.Style statement “Only Nita,” he says proudlyOne regret That Mumbai Indians did not win the IPL last year Cricketer Sachin TendulkarSACHIN TENDULKARadvertisement37, Cricketer (5)Mr IndiaBecause in a nation where icons are nanosecond phenomenons, he is forever.Because ever since he made his international debut as a curly mopped, chubby cheeked 16-year-old, he has had to shoulder a billion expectations.Because age has not withered his infinite variety or lessened his insatiable appetite for records-Tendulkar holds the record for the most hundreds in Tests (51) and ODIs (48) and his total runs in first-class cricket stand at 79,371, the highest by any Indian.Because in an age of personality meltdowns, he is always correct in his public behaviour.Because he is India’s second richest sportsman, making Rs 64 crore a year from endorsements and match fee, yet he epitomises middle class values.Smartest move Not retaining the captaincy of the side despite leading India in 25 Test matches, between 1996 and 2000. It was Tendulkar who recommended M.S. Dhoni’s name.Did you know That he debuted in 1989 with a pair of pads gifted by his cricket hero, Sunil Gavaskar?Power moment Watching the video of his first Test hundredRecent acquisition Bought and renovated an old Parsi villa near Bandra West, Mumbai, for Rs 35 crore Industrialist Ratan TataRATAN TATA73, Industrialist (1)Rough RideBecause despite the tarnishing of his name in the Niira Radia tapes controversy, he presides over India’s most diversified, multinational business conglomerate with 100 companies in 56 countries and an annual turnover of Rs 3.1 lakh crore.Because he is influential enough to be granted a special audience in Parliament House with a pm under siege at the start of a Budget session.Because of the group’s total revenues of $67.4 billion, 57 per cent came from businesses overseas last year.Because he proved sceptics wrong by successfully turning around the loss-making Jaguar Land Rover to the extent that it contributed 60 per cent of the total revenue and 80 per cent of total profit of Tata Motors in 2010.Because he succeeded in reviving the sales of a struggling Tata Nano by introducing a four-year warranty and a special financing scheme.Usually to be found at His Colaba flat in Mumbai with his pet dogs. One of his Alsatians is named Tito.Top gun moment Co-piloted Boeing’s F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter plane at Aero India 2011 in Bangalore in February.Did you know That he owns around 1 per cent of the total shareholding of the group?Future plans Will step down as the chairman of the Tata Group in 2012 Media Baron Samir JainSAMIR AND VINEET JAIN56 & 44, Media Barons (8)Expanding FootprintBecause they brandished their heft by increasing attention to editorial with a sustained campaign against corruption in the CWG and Adarsh Society scams that scalped a chief minister, and innovative social initiatives like Aman ki Aasha and Teach India.Because they have become the moguls of multimedia with a newspaper empire that sells four million copies every day, an aggressive news channel that is watched by at least two million people daily and 32 radio stations tuned into by 41 million listeners every day.Media Baron Vineet JainBecause The Times of India has become a pan-India paper and is making inroads into Tamil Nadu with editions from Coimbatore and Madurai to take on the reigning stalwart, The Hindu.advertisementBecause they were the most profitable media company, making over Rs 1,200 crore last year, enough to wipe out their debts.Because the brothers have decided to professionalise the brand management with five ceos and involve themselves only in key strategic decisions.Power Moment The brothers bonded at Samir’s daughter Trishala’s wedding in Udaipur in February which was attended by the boldface names of politics, business and Bollywood.Power food Samir prefers home-cooked food, Vineet loves to snack.Fitness Mantra Gym for Vineet and yoga for SamirStyle Statement Kurtas for Samir and blazers for Vineet Banker Deepak ParekhDEEPAK PAREKH66, Banker (24)Corporate DefenderBecause he was the only corporate leader who took on the Government to defend big business after the 2G scam.Because he continues to be the Prime Minister’s advisor of choice, appointed to two more influential government committees in 2010, one on making India slum free and the other on promoting financial inclusion.Because HDFC is growing at a frenetic pace, with a 26 per cent rise in profits in April-December 2010, a 25 per cent increase in loan disbursement and a steadily falling ratio of non-performing roles.Because after years of steady performance, HDFC is hoping to close the current financial year with $1 billion in pre-tax profits, even as its market capitalisation shot past Rs 1,00,000 crore last year.Because HDFC was listed as the sole Indian firm among the world’s most ethical companies in research conducted by the New York-based The Ethisphere Institute.Passionate about Preserving Mumbai’s historic structures. Recently, he wanted Mumbai Ports to retain the century-old docks.Quality time Playing with granddaughter Aamaya.Regrets Not having learnt to play golfFavourite destination Loves going down to Goa for its fishlast_img read more

10 months agoBologna director Di Vaio reveals plans to add psychologist for players

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Bologna director Di Vaio reveals plans to add psychologist for playersby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBologna director Marco Di Vaio admits they’re hiring a psychologist to work with the players.The Rossoblu sit third from bottom with just 12 points, though earned a credible draw with AC Milan in midweek.“Bologna are thinking about bringing in a figure who can help work with the players on their minds and mentality,” Di Vaio told Il Resto del Carlino newspaper.“He’d be a psychologist more than a mental coach. The last few weeks have been full of pressure and tension. “It’s not always easy to challenge oneself.” last_img

a month agoEx-Liverpool star Sturridge could face another betting ban

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Ex-Liverpool star Sturridge could face another betting banby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Liverpool star Daniel Sturridge is in even more trouble regarding betting offences.The Englishman, who is now in Turkey with Trabzonspor, could be facing another ban.Per The Sun, the Football Association is appealing the decision that saw Sturridge get a fine and a six-week ban for breaching betting rules.If The FA are successful, it is possible that Sturridge will get an even lengthier ban.The Association believes that Sturridge should be made an example to ensure that players do not even think about placing bets related to games or transfers that involve themselves.Sturridge told his brother Leon to bet on him signing for Sevilla in the January 2018 transfer window. last_img read more

Video: Watch Arizona’s Football Players Do Their First Haka War Dance Of The 2015 Season

first_imgArizona players watch as teammates perform their first Haka dance of the season.Arizona Haka DancePregame routines don’t get much more intimidating than Arizona’s “Haka” dance. The dance, a traditional Maori war dance from New Zealand, has become a tradition for the Wildcats. Arizona’s football players have performed the first Haka of the season. It’s pretty awesome. First Haka of the Year #HardEdgeCamp #BearDown pic.twitter.com/BpIvKAUEXe— Matt Dudek (@AZ_Matty_D) August 23, 2015That’ll get you fired up. Arizona opens its 2015 season Sept. 3 against UTSA.last_img