It started as a way for Ralph Clemente to defend himself, but learning self-defense has morphed into title defense now that the 16-year-old from Ronkonkoma holds the No. 1 165-pound Junior USA boxing rank. Clemente, who said he got into the sport to be prepared if anybody tried to pick on him, reached the pinnacle of his class with a 4-1 decision over Darelle Valsaint of Orlando, Florida, in the title bout at the Junior Olympic Nationals in Charleston, West Virginia, on July 1.
Jim Laird knows all about luck on the racetrack because last year he had none. Broken parts and varying factors led to a disappointing finish in the Blunderbust championship standings, but that didn’t hold him back. The 30-year-old driver got back to work, and it’s starting to pay off — he won his first race of the year last Saturday at Riverhead Raceway and he’s second in the overall standings. “That was the main thing we were lacking — luck,” Laird said. “Did I think we were going to be this good?
The 2017 MLB All-Star Game heads to Marlins Park in Miami on Tuesday, but before the main event, eight of the game’s biggest bashers will go swing for swing in the bracket-style Home Run Derby. Defending champ and hometown star Giancarlo Stanton is the only player with prior Derby experience, but the rest of the field features some capable fresh faces. (Stats through Friday). The defending Derby champion smacked 61 homers, including 20 in the final round, at pitcher-friendly Petco Park.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".