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The 2021-22 Kia NBA All-Defensive Team was selected by a global panel of 100 sportswriters and broadcasters. Players were awarded two points for each vote to the NBA All-Defensive First Team and one point for each vote to the Second Team. Voters selected two guards, two forwards and one center for each team, choosing players at the position they play regularly. Players who received votes at multiple positions were slotted at the position at which they received the most voting points.

According to federal officials in the Dallas branch of Homeland Security Investigations, the 46 men included a volunteer firefighter, youth pastor, high school teacher and coach, semi-professional hockey player, and the director of operations for a large hospital network in North Texas.

The Sioux Falls POWER Tier 1 program is committed to skill development, including an emphasis on skating, physical training, team play, and the highest levels of competition. The program provides hockey players with opportunities to grow as a player, as a member of a dedicated team made up of similarly committed players, and exposure to the highest levels of competitive hockey in the United States and Canada. Tier 1 hockey programs throughout the country routinely develop and promote players to the NAHL, USHL, NCAA Division I, and the NHL.

The Sioux Falls POWER Tier 1 program is committed to skill development, including an emphasis on skating, physical training, team play, and the highest levels of competition to develop and promote players to the NAHL, USHL, NCAA Division I, and the NHL. The program provides hockey players with opportunities to grow as a player, as a member of a dedicated team made up of similarly committed players, and exposure to the highest levels of competitive hockey in the United States and Canada.

With priorities placed on practice hours, skill development, consistent off-ice training, and weekly video sessions, Sioux Falls POWER is not only a program where players play an elite schedule with ample exposure, but truly develop every aspect of their game as hockey players from beginning of the season to the end.

Blaze ET sets a new standard for portable DAISY players. For the first time, blind and visually impaired consumers have access to pocket-sized book players integrated with OCR text-to-speech to capture and read aloud hardcopy printed documents on-demand.

PLAYER ONE is a compact audio player with a stereo output that can play music contents from local storage media (USB/MicroSD card), Internet streams or digital sharing streams (DLNA and Airplay compatible).

Kasanzu tied for the most interceptions by an individual player in the Championship on opening weekend with six. He also won both of his contested tackles and 4 of 6 aerial duels as SD Loyal was one of only two teams to notch a shutout.

The back of the device has jacks to accept external switches. Five switches can be added to provide the function of each button switch. External switches operate whether the player is using AC or DC. The SLK Power Select occurs when the main power switch on the back of the player is set in the SLK mode position. In this mode, and when using a sip and puff switch, the user can play and pause the audio, however they will be unable to control song choice or volume.

Analyses of risk factors in elite soccer players are also scarce. Arnason et al8 investigated male soccer players from the two highest divisions in Iceland. They found increasing age and previous injury to be the main risk factors in this population. This result was confirmed by Ostenberg and Roos,9 who studied 123 female players from eight teams of mainly subelite level. In contrast, no effect of age on injury risk was observed by Soderman et al10 analysing risk factors for leg injuries in 146 female soccer players from the Swedish second and third divisions. Although many possible variables have been evaluated in studies on risk factors, only a few consistent results have been reported.11 This may partly be due to differences in, for instance, the sex or skill level of the populations investigated. No study has so far analysed risk factors for injuries in elite female soccer players.

Values are mean (SD) or odds ratio (95% confidence interval). The odds ratios (95% confidence intervals) were calculated for the players 1 SD below and above the mean respectively compared with the intermediate group as reference group.

The effect of sex on the incidence of knee injury is well established,11,20 whereas the relation between sex and ankle sprains is unclear.11,21,22 Two recently published papers by Willems et al23,24 point to different intrinsic risk factors for inversion ankle sprains between the sexes. Soderman et al10 and Ostenberg and Roos9 consistently observed general joint laxity as a risk factor in female soccer players. Although results in the literature are conflicting, there is evidence that general joint laxity may increase the risk of ankle sprain.21 In addition, a higher proportion of sprains was reported in elite female players than has been observed in comparable male populations. This was true during whole outdoor seasons (29% of all injuries were sprains in elite female players5 compared with, on average, 17% in top level male players8,25,26) as well as during major tournaments (25% of all injuries were sprains in women (unpublished work) compared with 10% in elite male soccer players7). Hence, the present results may be explained by a greater susceptibility of female soccer players, in general, to ligament injuries, and therefore the influence of previous sprains on injury risk will be reduced.

Traditionally, the level of players has been defined using kyu and dan ranks.[1] Kyu ranks are considered student ranks.[2] Dan ranks are considered master ranks.[2] Beginners who have just learned the rules of the game are usually around 30th kyu.[3] As they progress, they advance numerically downwards through the kyu grades. The best kyu grade attainable is therefore 1st kyu. If players progress beyond 1st kyu, they will receive the rank of 1st dan, and from then on will move numerically upwards through the dan ranks.[3] In martial arts, 1st dan is the equivalent of a black belt. The very best players may achieve a professional dan rank.[3]

Although almost all organizations use this system, there is no universal calibration. The methods of awarding each of those ranks and the corresponding levels of strength vary from country to country and among online Go servers. This means that a player who is considered to be a 2nd kyu in one country, may only be considered a 5th kyu in another.[4]

Differences in strength up to amateur dan level generally correspond to the level of handicap that would yield an even game between the two players. For instance, it is expected that a 3d player could give 2 handicap stones to a 1d player and win half of his or her games. In contrast, differences in professional ranks are much smaller, perhaps 1/4 to 1/3 of a handicap stone. There are some significant differences in strength between ordinary 9p players and the best players in the world because 9p is the highest rank possible, which may account for this variation.

The difference between two amateur grades is based on the number of handicap stones that a player requires to even the odds against a stronger player. A 5th kyu player will generally need a 3-stone handicap when playing against a 2nd kyu player to give both players a fair chance of winning. Similarly, a 3rd dan player will need a 2-stone handicap against a 5th dan opponent.

Dan (abbreviated online as "d") ranks are for advanced amateur players. Although many organisations let players choose their own kyu rank to a certain extent, dan ranks are often regulated. This means that players will have to show good results in tournaments or pass exams to be awarded a dan rank. Serious students of the game will often strive to attain a dan rank, much as martial arts practitioners will strive to achieve a black belt. For amateurs, dan ranks up to 7th dan are available. Above this level, a player must become a professional player to achieve further promotions. In Japan and China, some players are awarded an amateur 8th dan rank as an honorary title for exceptional achievement. In the United States, amateur dan ranks are often based on the AGA rating system. Under this system, some strong amateurs and former professional players have achieved up to 9th dan amateur, though generally they will register as 6th or 7th dan in international events. Similarly, some players have achieved 9th dan amateur ranks in the rating system of online Go servers.

Although players who have achieved professional dan ranks are nominally stronger than amateur dan players, in practice some of the strongest 7th dan amateur players have a playing level on par with that of some professional players. Such players have either never tried for a professional rank, or have chosen to remain amateur players because they do not want to make a career out of playing Go.

With the invention of calculators and computers, it has become easy to calculate a rating for players based on the results of their games. Commonly used rating systems include the Elo and Glicko rating systems. Rating systems generally predict the probability that one player will defeat another player and use this prediction to rank a players strength. 59ce067264


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