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Tired Gay succumbs to Dix in 200 meters
Reuters ^ | 7-3-10 | Gene Cherry

Posted on 07/07/2010 8:36:47 AM PDT by downwdims

Oregon (Reuters) - Olympic bronze medalist Walter Dix edged out Tyson Gay in the former world champion's hotly-anticipated return to the 200 meters at the Prefontaine Classic Diamond League meeting on Saturday.

In the 110 meters hurdles, American David Oliver recorded the fourth fastest 110 meters hurdles of all time with a 12.90 second run.

Gay, who has been battling a nagging hamstring problem for seven weeks, ran his first 200 of the year in 19.76 seconds to finish just shy of Dix, who took control coming off the bend and stayed in front to win in 19.72.

"It wasn't bad, but I was a little fatigued toward the end," Gay said. "I tried to stay relaxed and bring it home, but it wasn't enough."

Dix, who won the 100 meters and placed second at the U.S. nationals last weekend, said his race experience had helped, "but I'm a little beat up, too."

"I was a little sloppy out of the blocks, but I was able to hold on," he added. "Tyson gave me great competition."

Oliver, the Olympic bronze medalist, equaled Dominique Arnold's national record with his second consecutive lifetime best. He ran 12.93 to win the U.S. championships last Sunday.

Only world record holder Dayron Robles (12.87) of Cuba and China's Liu Xiang have run faster.

"I didn't get a great start but I brought it home," Oliver said.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


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KEYWORDS: classicheadlines; doubleentendre; headlines; lavendermafia; napl; naughtyheadlines; pravdamedia; teabaggers
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1 posted on 07/07/2010 8:36:51 AM PDT by downwdims
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To: Slings and Arrows

Woah


2 posted on 07/07/2010 8:37:41 AM PDT by downwdims (It does not take a majority to prevail... but rather an irate, tireless minority)
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To: downwdims

You don’t say...


3 posted on 07/07/2010 8:38:08 AM PDT by OKSooner
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To: downwdims

Must... resist...


4 posted on 07/07/2010 8:38:26 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Sarah Palin - For such a time as this...)
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To: downwdims

BEAVIS: "Heh, heh, heh..."

5 posted on 07/07/2010 8:39:22 AM PDT by frogjerk (I believe in unicorns, fairies and pro-life Democrats.)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

NSFW if read aloud...


6 posted on 07/07/2010 8:40:34 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (The naked casuistry of the high priests of Warmism would make a Jesuit blush.)
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To: downwdims

“Heavens to murgatroyd.” Snagglepuss


7 posted on 07/07/2010 8:40:38 AM PDT by tumblindice
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To: downwdims
(reads post title)

(reads it again)

Oh my...

8 posted on 07/07/2010 8:42:02 AM PDT by Jonah Hex ("Never underestimate the hungover side of the Force.")
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To: gov_bean_ counter
Must... resist...

ROTFL! Yep...hard,ain't it? (er,uh,to resist, I mean...):)
9 posted on 07/07/2010 8:42:15 AM PDT by gimme1ibertee ("In a time of universal deceit,telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act"-George Orwell)
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To: downwdims

Sounds like the tired gay burned that bridge a long time ago.


10 posted on 07/07/2010 8:42:33 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Jersey Republican Biker Chick

title of the day ping!


11 posted on 07/07/2010 8:43:04 AM PDT by absolootezer0 (2x divorced, tattooed, pierced, harley hatin, meghan mccain luvin', smoker and pit bull owner..what?)
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To: downwdims
"It wasn't bad, but I was a little fatigued toward the end," Gay said

hmmm....I bet you were.

12 posted on 07/07/2010 8:43:32 AM PDT by DainBramage
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To: downwdims

19.76 seconds to 19.72 seconds. How much is 4/100ths of a second? Half a step or a full step. That’s a close race.


13 posted on 07/07/2010 8:44:08 AM PDT by B4Ranch (Remember, guys, the enemy is to the left.)
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To: cripplecreek

Yawn.....Gays have been succumbing to Dix for eons.


14 posted on 07/07/2010 8:44:24 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: downwdims

And the author’s name is Cherry!!! LOLOL WOW...


15 posted on 07/07/2010 8:44:26 AM PDT by gimme1ibertee ("In a time of universal deceit,telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act"-George Orwell)
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To: downwdims
No story here. Gay is usually DOMINATED by Dix.

Gay said he's fond of Dix, though.

16 posted on 07/07/2010 8:44:36 AM PDT by Lazamataz
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To: gimme1ibertee

You just had to pop that little tidbit in there, didn’t you?


17 posted on 07/07/2010 8:45:25 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Sarah Palin - For such a time as this...)
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To: downwdims
Gay said. "I tried to stay relaxed and bring it home, but it wasn't enough."

...... just, damn.

18 posted on 07/07/2010 8:45:47 AM PDT by Lazamataz
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To: gov_bean_ counter

When Cherry was about to write about it, he was torn.....


19 posted on 07/07/2010 8:46:56 AM PDT by Lazamataz
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To: Lazamataz

With as close at it was, I want to see a rematch between Gay and Dix. I bet Gay dominates dix this time around or maybe he’ll just come in the rears


20 posted on 07/07/2010 8:47:12 AM PDT by downwdims (It does not take a majority to prevail... but rather an irate, tireless minority)
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To: downwdims
There is no possible way this was an accident. Reuters, a wholly owned subsidiary of Perversion Inc., let this one slide because they could plausibly deny that it is intentional.

It is.

21 posted on 07/07/2010 8:47:16 AM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: downwdims
Tired Gay succumbs to Dix in 200 meters

Who writes these headlines???

22 posted on 07/07/2010 8:48:07 AM PDT by 6ppc (It's torch and pitchfork time)
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To: downwdims
Dix: ".... I'm a little beat up, too. I was a little sloppy..... but I was able to hold on."

...... just, damn.

23 posted on 07/07/2010 8:48:13 AM PDT by Lazamataz
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To: Lazamataz

I checked three times that it was reuters, because it’s totally an onion article


24 posted on 07/07/2010 8:48:54 AM PDT by downwdims (It does not take a majority to prevail... but rather an irate, tireless minority)
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To: Lazamataz

LOL


25 posted on 07/07/2010 8:49:01 AM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: downwdims

http://www.johnspeedie.com/healy/saywhat.wav


26 posted on 07/07/2010 8:49:01 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: downwdims
This is the best headline since "Irish Priest abducted by MILF".

(Moro Islamic Liberation Front)

27 posted on 07/07/2010 8:50:21 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Lazamataz
When Cherry was about to write about it, he was torn.....

Bad, bad Lazamataz!!!

28 posted on 07/07/2010 8:50:29 AM PDT by 6ppc (It's torch and pitchfork time)
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To: downwdims
It reminds me of when Cox inched out a victory over Peters for Michigan Attorney General.
29 posted on 07/07/2010 8:52:46 AM PDT by Mikey_1962 (Obama: The Affirmative Action President)
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To: downwdims

wow. Somebody at Reuters *does* have a sense of humor.


30 posted on 07/07/2010 8:52:51 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (I Don't Want Hussein to Kick Ass. I WANT HIM TO GET OFF HIS ASS!!!!)
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To: BenLurkin

Woo WOooo!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YK18wQA-tHs


31 posted on 07/07/2010 8:54:08 AM PDT by downwdims (It does not take a majority to prevail... but rather an irate, tireless minority)
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To: downwdims

“Mr. Headline Writer, you’ve been very naughty.”

32 posted on 07/07/2010 8:54:35 AM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: Pan_Yan

I don’t know how anyone with the slightest sense of humor who writes headlines for a living could resist.


33 posted on 07/07/2010 8:55:14 AM PDT by Mr. Blonde (You ever thought about being weird for a living?)
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To: downwdims

At first I thought you were just being cute w/ the headline, but looks like it was Reuters...Wow.


34 posted on 07/07/2010 8:56:16 AM PDT by opus86
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To: opus86

Why mess around with pure gold?


35 posted on 07/07/2010 8:58:09 AM PDT by downwdims (It does not take a majority to prevail... but rather an irate, tireless minority)
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To: downwdims

Gay should have waited until later before taking dix in the backside!


36 posted on 07/07/2010 8:59:24 AM PDT by dalereed
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To: Mr. Silverback; martin_fierro; Slings and Arrows; Allegra; maggief
Greatest.

Headline.

EVER.

37 posted on 07/07/2010 9:00:54 AM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (http://www.conservatives4palin.com/)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

Shhh. S&A is sleeping


38 posted on 07/07/2010 9:03:17 AM PDT by downwdims (It does not take a majority to prevail... but rather an irate, tireless minority)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

Shhh. S&A is sleeping


39 posted on 07/07/2010 9:03:30 AM PDT by downwdims (It does not take a majority to prevail... but rather an irate, tireless minority)
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; blueyon; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; ...

LOLOLOLOL!

Just be glad it wasn’t the Grand Prix.


40 posted on 07/07/2010 9:12:14 AM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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To: RichInOC

41 posted on 07/07/2010 9:14:00 AM PDT by GSWarrior (Be wary of all politicians..... especially ones that you admire.)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
Perfect caption...

Tired Gay succumbs to Dix in 200 meters

42 posted on 07/07/2010 9:14:17 AM PDT by maggief (sdbc)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Nothing can top the NY Daily News’s “Ike Beats Tina To Death”.


43 posted on 07/07/2010 9:22:37 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Years ago there was a semi-satrical novel about the sensationalist tabloid biz. The protagonist was an editor who pursued ever more bizarre stories with ever more salacious headlines. Through his obesssion, he descended into madness.

The title of the novel was “Dwarf Rapes Nun, Escapes in Flying Saucer.”


44 posted on 07/07/2010 9:26:37 AM PDT by Erasmus (Looks like we're between a lithic outcropping and a region of low compressibility.)
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To: B4Ranch

You don’t really think this was posted for the track and field part, do you? Really? ;)

regards,


45 posted on 07/07/2010 9:35:28 AM PDT by Thunder 6
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To: GSWarrior

LOL!


46 posted on 07/07/2010 9:43:07 AM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (The rallying cry of American patriots.....REMEMBER IN NOVEMBER!)
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To: downwdims

oh the irony of the article title.....


47 posted on 07/07/2010 9:45:16 AM PDT by cranked
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To: downwdims
The whole editorial staff must have spit coffee out their noses when they came up with that headline!
48 posted on 07/07/2010 9:48:55 AM PDT by chaos_5
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle; humblegunner; Eaker; TheMom; Xenalyte; dix
Thanks for the (hilarous) ping.

Pinging some others...

49 posted on 07/07/2010 9:56:22 AM PDT by Allegra (My seventh chakra is oppressed.)
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Of course, I mean hilarious. I've had Brain-to-Fingers issues for a while now...
50 posted on 07/07/2010 9:58:21 AM PDT by Allegra (My seventh chakra is oppressed.)
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