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Judy Johnson

William Julius "Judy" Johnson was an American professional third baseman and manager whose career in Negro league baseball spanned 17 seasons, from 1921 to 1937. Slight of build, Johnson never developed as a power threat but achieved his greatest success as a contact hitter and an intuitive defenseman. Johnson is regarded as one of the greatest third basemen of the Negro leagues. In 1975, he was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame after being nominated by the Negro Leagues Committee. From 1921 to 1929, Johnson was a member of the Hilldale Daisies ball club and became an on-the-field leader respected for his professional disposition, his consistent swing and fielding prowess helped the Daisies win three straight pennants in the Eastern Colored League and the 1925 Colored World Series. After serving as a player manager for the Homestead Grays followed by the Daisies in the early 1930s, Johnson signed with the Pittsburgh Crawfords, he retired in 1937 after a short second stint with the Grays.

Following his retirement from baseball as a player, Johnson became a scout for Major League Baseball teams. He was hired as an assistant coach by the Philadelphia Athletics in 1954, becoming one of the first African Americans signed to a coaching position on a major league ball club. In his years, Johnson served on the Negro Leagues Committee and stepped down in 1975 to accept his hall of fame nomination, he died a year later. William Julius Johnson was born on October 26, 1899, in Snow Hill, Maryland to William Henry Johnson, a sailor and licensed boxing coach, Annie Lee Johnson. Johnson had an older sister Mary Emma and a younger brother John, both of whom were named after heavyweight boxer Jack Johnson, a long-time friend of William Henry. Early into his childhood, the family moved to Delaware; when Johnson was eight years old, his father began grooming him to become a pugilist. William Henry bought two pairs of boxing gloves: one pair for his son and the other for Mary Emma, his sparring partner.

The sport was unappealing to Johnson, however. In 1917, he stopped attending Howard High School to work on shipyards in New Jersey and play weekend games on baseball teams that were drawn from the community, including the Rosalies and the Chester Stars; the following year he joined the semi-professional ball club the Bacharach Giants for a $5 wage per game. In early 1919, Johnson worked out for the Hilldale Daisies and was attached with the Madison Stars, Hilldale's unofficial minor league affiliate, to hone his skills. By 1921, with the Daisies in need of an infielder, Johnson signed a professional baseball contract worth $135 a month with Ed Bolden, who owned the Hilldale ball club; the rookie ballplayer was soon adorned with the nickname "Judy" because of his resemblance to Chicago American Giants pitcher Judy Gans. Johnson spent his first year as a professional ballplayer at shortstop while his player manager William Francis played at third base, Johnson's natural position. Once the regular season began, Johnson struggled at the plate, finishing his rookie year with a.188 batting average, yet he played everyday and was mentored by Francis in the offseason in order to make the transition to third base.

During the 1922 season, Johnson was used as the starting third baseman. With Francis leaving for the Bacharach Giants, Johnson looked to John Henry Lloyd for guidance. A renowned infielder, the veteran ballplayer became a role model to him, Johnson's defensive style resembled his mentor's. After his playing career, Johnson stated, "He's the man I give the credit to for polishing my skills. John taught me more baseball than anyone else". In the offseason, the Hilldale club joined. Bolden had rebuilt the team as well, strengthening its core with the signings of Biz Mackey and George "Tank" Carr, both from the American Giants; the 1923 campaign was the beginning of a series of successful seasons for Johnson which saw his emergence as a hitter and leader of the Daisies. Measured at 5-feet-11 inches and 155 lbs. Johnson never developed as a serious power threat. A "scientific hitter" at the plate, as sports historian Richard Bak described him, Johnson used different strategies to get on base such as taking walks or crowding in on the plate to allow the ball to hit his sleeve.

In the field, Johnson was the defensive leader of the Daisies' infield, noted for his intuitive fielding prowess and strong throwing arm. The Daisies won their first Eastern Colored League pennant with Johnson as their most consistent player at the plate; the Hilldale club had another successful season in 1924. The Daisies had high expectations when they met the Kansas City Monarchs of the Negro National League in the 1924 Colored World Series, the first official World Series between the respective champions of the NNL and ECL. Johnson led both teams with a.364 BA and hit a clutch Inside-the-park home run in Game Five of the best-of-nine series, but the Daisies lost, five games to four. The following season, with Johnson hitting.392, the Daisies se

La sbandata

La sbandata is a 1974 commedia sexy all'italiana film directed by Alfredo Malfatti. According to several sources the film was directed by Samperi but signed by his assistant director for contract issues, it is an adaptation of the novel Il volantino by Pietro A. Buttitta and was filmed in Acireale and Sant'Alfio, Province of Catania. Salvatore Cannavone is a Sicilian cobbler-cum-shoe salesman who has worked for thirty years in New York City, he returns to his hometown where, although of modest means in America, he is considered a wealthy man and becomes the centre of attraction. He begins to live with his brother Raffaele, his wife Rosa, his stepdaughter Mariuccia and, starting from their first meet, he and Mariuccia get busy with games of seduction. Raffaelle notices Salvatore's interest in Mariuccia and attempts to make use of it to have him stay at their house and to exploit his wealth. On the other hand, Salvatore has an eye on voluptuous Rosa and both Mariuccia and Rosa begin to see Salvatore's passion as a means to secure the economic benefits he provides, which leads to a peculiar ménage à trois.

Things get more complicated when Mariuccia is betrothed to another man. La sbandata on IMDb

Dushmantha Chameera

Pathira Vasan Dushmantha Chameera Dushmantha Chameera, is a professional Sri Lankan cricketer who plays for all three international formats for Sri Lanka. A right hand fast bowler, Chameera bowls fast swinging balls around 145kmh. Chameera was educated at Maris Stella College and plays domestically for Nondescripts Cricket Club. In March 2018, he was named in Colombo's squad for the 2017–18 Super Four Provincial Tournament; the following month, he was named in Colombo's squad for the 2018 Super Provincial One Day Tournament. In August 2018, he was named in Galle's squad the 2018 SLC T20 League. In March 2019, he was named in Galle's squad for the 2019 Super Provincial One Day Tournament. A right-arm fast bowler, Chameera made his ODI debut for Sri Lanka against New Zealand on 29 January 2015, he took his first international wicket in his first over when he bowled Ross Taylor, he dismissed Grant Elliott, with Sri Lanka winning the match. Chameera did not take part in first few matches, he was picked for the squad against Sri Lanka's last pool A match against Scotland, where he took 3 wickets for 51 runs.

Sri Lanka went on to win the match. He made his Test debut against Pakistan in June 2015, he is the 129th Test cap for Sri Lanka. He took his first Test wicket. In the second innings of the same match he guided Sri Lanka to the win by taking three wickets finishing with figures of 4/76 in 28.5 overs in both innings. He was ruled out of the third Test of the series, he made his Twenty20 International debut for Sri Lanka against the West Indies on 9 November 2015. In January 2018, he was bought by the Rajasthan Royals in the 2018 IPL auction. However, he missed the first weeks of the tournament with a back injury. In May 2018, he was one of 33 cricketers to be awarded a national contract by Sri Lanka Cricket ahead of the 2018–19 season. Dushmantha Chameera at ESPNcricinfo