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  • *Vanity* Is Oakland really winning a game?

    11/20/2014 7:07:02 PM PST · by occamrzr06 · 50 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 11/20/2014 | me
    Is this true? This must be a sign. A sign of what, I'm not sure.
  • WWE invites Michael Sam to appear on Sept. 8 'Monday Night Raw'

    09/02/2014 6:38:57 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 23 replies
    If Michael Sam doesn't have a job by next Monday, he has at least one standing offer. WWE has invited Sam to appear on the Sept. 8 episode of Raw....
  • US swimmer Nyad gets Cuban award

    09/01/2014 9:50:59 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    Gulf-Times ^ | 9/1/14
    ...Diana Nyad - the first to swim across the Florida Straits without a shark cage - was presented with Cuba’s Order of Sporting Merit on Saturday, the first American athlete to receive the award. Nyad, after four failed attempts, successfully swam from Cuba to Key West Florida in September 2013 without a shark cage, in a 53-hour feat. Speaking in Spanish, the 65-year-old said the Cuban award was “the most precious honour of my whole life.”
  • The Wall Street Journal Wages War on Sochi, Russia

    02/18/2014 6:45:54 AM PST · by cunning_fish · 44 replies
    The New Republic ^ | 17 February 2014 | Ryan Kearney
    Last week, a day before the Winter Olympics began, The New Republic’s Julia Ioffe took Western journalists to task for gleefully tweeting about the state of Sochi’s hotel—the broken elevators, the urine-colored tap water, the knob-less doors—writing that “a lot of this complaining does smack of some pretty fantastic schadenfreude.” She has since amended her assessment, criticizing the Russians for their "paranoid projection." But I can hardly blame them if they've been reading the Wall Street Journal, whose prolific off-the-slopes coverage makes no effort to conceal the marching orders given by the paper’s assignment editors: Mock the hosts. Even before...
  • Discrimination Olympics: Meddling with Muslims in Sochi

    02/17/2014 7:20:20 PM PST · by cunning_fish · 23 replies
    Aljazeera via Yahoo! ^ | Khaled A Beydoun
    Sochi's more than 20,000 Muslims helped build the infrastructure and stages for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia, where Muslim athletes from a range of participating nations will compete within these multi-million-dollar stadia, slopes, and structures, vying for gold and the glory that comes with Olympic victory. However, for Muslims in Sochi, the rampant Islamophobia has cast a shadow of concern and danger during these Olympic Games. Coverage of the Sochi games mentions Islam and Muslims exclusively in the form of terrorist threat , head-scarved " black widows ", and, the familiar conflation of religious observance with national security concerns....
  • Did Russia try to hide its loss to USA?

    02/15/2014 6:03:12 PM PST · by cunning_fish · 9 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | Eric Adelson
    SOCHI, Russia ― The Russian fans were quite gracious in the aftermath of the Americans' epic shootout victory over their men’s hockey team on Saturday. The tech wizards at the Bolshoy Ice Dome? Nyet. The Olympic hockey palace has been putting the final scores of games on its roof at night, complete with dazzling lights and colored flags. Here is how it looked following Canada's 6-0 win over Austria:
  • Meet the most dysfunctional team in Sochi (American)

    02/15/2014 5:23:28 PM PST · by cunning_fish · 52 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | February 16, 2014 | Martin Rogers
    SOCHI, Russia. Shani Davis was bristling with frustration and trying to keep it in check, talking about how this Winter Olympics will haunt him for the rest of his life. Brian Hansen's coach was starting to weep as she spoke of the catastrophic turmoil that turned a bunch of predicted gold medals into a collective and embarrassing failure. Joey Mantia tried to find a polite way of saying that his colleagues have yet to grasp that there is no "I" in the word "team," and coach Ryan Shimabukuro was dismissing the avalanche of criticism as nothing but the talk of...
  • England win the Ashes

    08/12/2013 1:10:37 PM PDT · by Maurya · 30 replies
    BBC ^ | 12th August 2013 | Sam Sheringham
    An inspired spell of fast bowling from Stuart Broad catapulted England to a 74-run win over Australia in the fourth Test and sealed victory in the Ashes series. Chasing 299 for victory, Australia were well placed on 168-2 but lost their next eight wickets for 56 runs as they collapsed to 224 all out. Tim Bresnan turned the tide when he had opener David Warner caught behind for 71 and Broad followed up with a devastating burst of 6-20 in 45 balls to finish with 11 wickets in the match. A breathless and barely believable evening session, in which nine...
  • [Vanity] NBA Finals Game 7 - Spurs vs. Heat

    06/20/2013 3:58:55 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 83 replies
    self | 2013-06-20 | Me, myself and I
    Game Seven. In the realm of sport ($1 to RINO Romney), those are two stirring words. And in just a few hours, the San Antonio Spurs have a shot at redemption after frittering away what should have been a slam dunk for a fifth NBA title and a deserved crowning of a dynasty. Game six is still fresh in my mind. Not only Tuesday's collapse when the Spurs were up by 5 with 20 seconds left. Yet another game six is still painful for this Texan. That of course was the 107th World Series when the Rangers were two...
  • Pamplona's Bull Run Begins

    07/07/2012 10:52:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Winston-Salem Journal ^ | July 07, 2012
    One elderly thrill-seeker was gored in a leg and five others slightly injured as thousands of adrenaline-fueled runners raced ahead of six fighting bulls in the streets of the northern Spanish city of Pamplona in the first running of the bulls of this year's San Fermin festival, officials said Saturday. Runners, in white clothing and red kerchiefs around their necks, tripped over each other or fell in the annual mad daredevil rush along early morning dew-moistened streets to the bull ring. One youth got the top of his shirt and kerchief caught on a bull's horn, inches from his face,...
  • PolitiJim to Newt: Please Quit.

    03/14/2012 9:04:34 PM PDT · by true believer forever · 65 replies
    PolitiJim ^ | March 13, 2012 | Politi Jim
    It’s true that in reality, the “win” didn’t change the delegate count all that much. Give or take, all candidates still split the delegates about 2:1 for Santorum. And it’s true that there are clearly enough “winner take all states” that play to the Gingrich game plan that he could still get to the convention with the most candidates, none having 1,144. But it is also clear to me after analyzing the data, I must intelligently weigh the situation for what is the best prospect to beat Obama and sell conservative policies to the American people to save this Republic....
  • Riflery scholarship can have you armed for college

    11/28/2011 5:52:32 PM PST · by marktwain · 25 replies
    bostonglobe.com ^ | 27 November, 2011 | Kevin Paul Dupont
    <p>College tuition is a big challenge for most of us, but guns can help pay the freight. So can badminton, martial arts, bowling, barrel racing, and other rodeo and equestrian sports. Scholarship money for all of those college sports is available in a vast number of places, including the schools themselves. Visit collegescholarships.org for a flight of fancy and finance.</p>
  • Kia GT Concept Turns Heads at 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show

    09/21/2011 5:35:15 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 114 replies · 1+ views
    http://www.insideline.com ^ | Published Sep 14, 2011 | By Anita Lienert,
    Just the Facts: The Kia GT Concept, a 390-horsepower rear-wheel-drive sedan with suicide doors, was unveiled at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show. It showcases the Korean automaker's ambitions, with Kia's chief designer declaring, "It's exactly the kind of car Kia should be making." Power comes from a 3.3-liter turbocharged V6 engine linked to an eight-speed automatic transmission. FRANKFURT, Germany — The Kia GT Concept, a 390-horsepower rear-wheel-drive sedan with suicide doors, was unveiled at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show. It showcases the Korean automaker's ambitions, with Kia's chief designer declaring, "It's exactly the kind of car Kia should be making."...
  • No guns to shoot down a medal(India)

    09/19/2011 4:58:39 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    indiatimes.com ^ | 19 September, 2011 | Gireesh P K
    KOZHIKODE: Shortage of weapons for practice is making it difficult for the Kozhikode District Rifle Association to sustain the interest of youths in the shooting sport. The district had won the championship in the open sight category in the recently concluded 44th state shooting championship. At a time when 10 members of the association are preparing to participate in the Mavalankar shooting championship to be held in Ahmedabad from October 11 to 21, it does not have weapons required for the peep sight or aperture type category. At present training is being given in open sight categories and this will...
  • CZ’s Angus Hobdell Wins USPSA Area 1 Production Shooting Title

    06/30/2011 6:17:35 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Ammoland.com ^ | 29 June, 2011 | USPSA
    SEDRO-WOOLLEY, Wash. --(Ammoland.com)- Angus Hobdell, the Team CZ shooter from Tempe, Ariz., won the Production division title this past weekend at the 2011 USPSA Area 1 Regional Handgun Championship, Presented by Springfield Armory. Hobdell, who started the match in third place, behind the early leader Cody McKenna of Mesa, Ariz., moved into the lead with the first of his five stage wins on the fourth stage of the match. After moving to first place Hobdell never looked back and finished the match with a division winning score of 1159.9220 points. “Angus has long been among the top Production division shooters...
  • Maradona attacks FIFA 'dinosaurs'

    06/04/2011 5:56:51 AM PDT · by WesternCulture · 6 replies
    www.straitstime.com ^ | 06/04/2011 | www.straitstime.com
    FOOTBALL great Diego Maradona says corruption and match-fixing scandals that have hit Fifa will continue as long as the sport's governing body is run by 'dinosaurs.' The Argentine is in Dubai to sign a two-year contract to coach the local Dubai Al Wasl club. Maradona said Fifa had been badly run over the years and attacked Wednesday's re-relection of President Sepp Blatter 'who has never kicked a football.' Maradona, 50, said an ex-footballer should be in charge but did not suggest anyone. Maradona hasn't coached since leading his country to the World Cup quarterfinals last year. The Dubai club has...
  • The most magical twins of all times in sport?

    03/18/2011 9:15:25 AM PDT · by WesternCulture · 30 replies
    2011/03/18 | WesternCulture
    Time to discuss sports.. Has there EVER been a couple of twins more glorious than these guys (see link below) in any field of sport? Have you got ice hockey where you live? Hope you do. Being from the same nation that they are, Sweden, please allow me to quote a Swedish newspaper citing a Canadian news source upon the arrival of the Sedin brothers to Vancouver; "Sent from Heaven.. to play ice hockey" They are.
  • FOX Shoots Man

    01/16/2011 8:06:39 PM PST · by Red Badger · 32 replies
    Yahoooooo ^ | 1-13-2011 | (Reporting by Amie Ferris-Rotman; Editing by Matthew Jones)
    MOSCOW (Reuters) – A wounded fox shot its would be killer in Belarus by pulling the trigger on the hunter's gun as the pair scuffled after the man tried to finish the animal off with the butt of the rifle media said Thursday. The unnamed hunter, who had approached the fox after wounding it from a distance, was in hospital with a leg wound, while the fox made ts escape, media said, citing prosecutors from the Grodno region"The animal fiercely resisted and in the struggle accidentally pulled the trigger with its paw," one prosecutor was quoted as saying. Fox-hunting is...
  • Gay Sports Bars Tap a Growing Market(BARF ALERT!!!)

    01/15/2011 4:41:09 PM PST · by greatdefender · 44 replies
    From the outside, Boxers NYC looks like the kind of sports bar you might find in a suburban strip mall. Large windows reveal 14 flat-screen TVs, two pool tables, and a dartboard. Inside, men in suits sit atop vinyl-covered stools, fidget with their BlackBerrys (RIMM), and swill pints of beer—served by bartenders dressed in their underwear. After all, Boxers wasn't named for the sweet science, but for the style of skivvies its clients prefer. Less than a year after opening in Manhattan's Flatiron district, Boxers has become a pioneer of the gay sports bar movement. Equal parts generic pub and...
  • Male star leads (All-Girls)field hockey team. Is he an unfair edge(Double Standard at work!)?

    11/16/2010 7:10:13 PM PST · by greatdefender · 41 replies · 1+ views
    Rivals-Yahoo! | November 16, 2010 | Cameron Smith
    Wyoming Seminary in Forty Fort, Pa., is a traditional field hockey powerhouse, so it's no surprise that it's back in contention for a state title, with a berth in the state championship game on the line Wednesday afternoon in Seminary's faceoff with Crestwood (Pa.) High (the semifinal against Crestwood was originally scheduled for Tuesday afternoon but was postponed by bad weather). What is surprising is how Seminary is advancing through the playoffs, on the back of a male player who is singlehandedly dominating all Seminary's opponents.That player is Cornelius Tietze, a junior and German native who joined the Seminary field...
  • 'Run-and-gun' shooting sport surges in Pa.

    10/30/2010 5:32:36 AM PDT · by marktwain · 35 replies
    centredaily.com ^ | 30 October, 2010 | AD CRABLE
    LANCASTER, Pa. — Armed thugs have entered your home. You retreat to the bathroom. You are seated on a toilet seat, your suspenders dangling around your knees. You yank up your suspenders and come out firing. Phill Groff, a Manheim Borough policeman, went through that scenario in a simulated handgun shooting match in New York state, firing his Glock 9mm pistol on the move at cardboard targets the shape of a torso. Welcome to the surging world of defensive pistol shooting. Also known as action or practical shooting - or "run and gun" to be catchy - the competitive sport...
  • Nationwide Saturday Cookout Recipes in Honor of 9/11

    09/09/2010 2:59:49 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 92 replies
    Self | 9/9/10 | Self
    I am looking for recipes for a good cookout meat this Saturday. Anyone?
  • Judges Ruling Sparks National Debate Over Cheerleading Sport or No Sport?

    07/22/2010 5:52:07 PM PDT · by Bad~Rodeo · 28 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | July 22, 2010 | Diane Macedo
    A federal judge's ruling that cheerleading is not a sport has taken a longtime debate out of the courtroom and into homes, gyms, schools and colleges nationwide. The never-ending question: Are cheerleaders athletes? U.S. District Judge Stefan Underhill ruled Wednesday that Quinnipiac University in New Jersey could not replace its women's volleyball team with a competitive cheering squad, saying cheerleading is "too underdeveloped and disorganized" to be treated as an official collegiate sport.George W. Bush as a cheerleader at Andover Under the nation's Title IX regulations, which require universities receiving federal funds to offer equal athletic opportunities to both...
  • Federal Judge: Cheerleading Is Not a Sport (Saying So Violates Federal Gender-Equality Rules)

    07/21/2010 2:56:38 PM PDT · by Libloather · 61 replies
    ABC News ^ | 7/21/10 | RUSSELL GOLDMAN
    Federal Judge: Cheerleading Is Not a SportJudge Says Calling Cheerleading a Sport Violates Federal Gender-Equality Rules By RUSSELL GOLDMAN June 21, 2010 A judge in Connecticut has ruled cheerleading is not a sport -- and universities therefore cannot direct money to the activity to meet federal gender-equality regulations. U.S. District Judge Stefan Underhill ruled Wednesday that Quinnipiac University violated the law when it pulled funding from its women's volleyball team to support a competitive cheerleading squad. "I conclude as a matter of law that Quinnipiac University discriminated on the basis of sex during the 2009-10 academic years by failing to...
  • World Cup Fever!!! Avoid It Like Avian Flu!

    06/13/2010 12:05:17 PM PDT · by Texas Peartree · 20 replies · 675+ views
    The Voice of Reason ^ | June 13, 2010 | Texas Peartree
    The fevered pitch of excitement is hard to describe! Americans are jubilant at the 1-1 tie their team picked up against the British (we still are furious about their colonialism and cuisine)! On my block alone there have been two, make that three soccer riots. I myself have pushed a brick wall over onto a crowd a singing Argentina soccer fans . . . twice. Well, same crowd but different brick walls. Wait, why were they singing the lyrics from Evita? No, the fact is that nobody in America gives a tinker's damn about soccer, or at least no American...
  • Fishermen’s fear: Public's'right to fish shifting under Obama?

    03/10/2010 3:47:44 PM PST · by upstanding · 32 replies · 1,355+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 3/9/2010 | Patrik Jonsson
    The Obama administration has proposed using United Nations-guided principles to expand a type of zoning to coastal and even some inland waters. That’s raising concerns among fishermen that their favorite fishing holes may soon be off-limits for bait-casting. In the battle of incremental change that epitomizes the American conservation movement, many weekend anglers fear that the Obama administration’s promise to “fundamentally change” water management in the US will erode what they call the public’s “right to fish,” in turn creating economic losses for the $82 billion recreational fishing industry and a further deterioration of the American outdoorsman’s legacy...
  • Justice Dept.: Obama administration may take action on BCS

    01/29/2010 5:10:26 PM PST · by KevinDavis · 41 replies · 921+ views
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration is considering several steps that would review the legality of the controversial Bowl Championship Series, the Justice Department said in a letter Friday to a senator who had asked for an antitrust review. In the letter to Sen. Orrin Hatch, obtained by The Associated Press, Assistant Attorney General Ronald Weich wrote that the Justice Department is reviewing Hatch's request and other materials to determine whether to open an investigation into whether the BCS violates antitrust laws.
  • Afghans love to get their (headless) goat in national sport of buzkashi (Olympic sport?)

    01/24/2010 6:59:24 AM PST · by Libloather · 31 replies · 1,168+ views
    LA Times ^ | 1/03/10 | Tony Perry
    Afghans love to get their goat in national sport of buzkashiThe sport, in which players on horseback vie for a headless goat carcass to much crowd enthusiasm, is back in force since the Taliban's overthrow. Some dream of it being in the Olympics. January 03, 2010|By Tony Perry Reporting from Kabul, Afghanistan — Leaning far off his horse like a polo player, amid a chaotic-looking scrum of other riders doing the same, the rider snatched the decapitated goat by a foreleg and galloped off. He whipped his heavy-breathing horse for more speed while the others raced in pursuit. As they...
  • SOME GREAT FOOTBALL TRUISMS TO MULL OVER WHILE WATCHING THE GAMES THIS WEEK.

    01/05/2010 11:45:18 PM PST · by moneyrunner · 5 replies · 350+ views
    The Virginian ^ | 1/6/2010 | Moneyrunner
    At Georgia Southern, we don't cheat. That costs money and we don't have any." Erk Russell / Georgia Southern. "Football is only a game. Spiritual things are eternal. Nevertheless, Beat Texas." Seen on a church sign in Arkansas prior to the 1969 game. "After you retire, there's only one big event left.....and I ain't ready for that." Bobby Bowden / Florida State "The man who complains about the way the ball bounces is likely to be the one who dropped it." Lou Holtz / Arkansas "When you win, nothing hurts." Joe Namath / Alabama "Motivation is simple. You eliminate those...
  • Merry Christmas, and Lighten Up with a few Must See Videos

    12/24/2009 6:23:45 PM PST · by OneVike · 5 replies · 734+ views
    It's Christmas Eve, and we have been handed a huge piece of coal by the Democrats for a Christmas gift. Well it is time to step back and laugh before you settle into a long Winters nap. Check out these short videos and enjoy a moment of levity. there is a Dog catching a fish, a reporter carelessly pointing a loaded gun at her cameraman, some crazy Canadian fishermen looking for a good fishing spot, and a MNF clip of the Washington Redskins making the Detroit Lions look like a good team. Sit back and laugh because when all a...
  • Football vs. Soccer vs. Martial arts (Toughest sport on Earth?)

    10/16/2009 11:22:30 PM PDT · by WesternCulture · 57 replies · 2,799+ views
    10/17/2009 | WesternCulture
    Actually, I'll refrain from watering down the spirit of my headline (like a Liberal writer would've) - and turbo-charge it instead: I'm European and regardless of the fact that American football is an extremely physical game, it still isn't a true contact sport like Australian football or soccer is and compared to soccer, it is often pretty safe. Period. Which part of the world houses the toughest sport on Earth? The Far East? Karate, Kung Fu and such hobbies are widely regarded as "true contact". But, provided you really wish to injure an opponent, the runway is longer and the...
  • Is soccer still un-American?

    09/27/2009 12:15:14 PM PDT · by WesternCulture · 82 replies · 1,477+ views
    09/27/2009 | WesternCulture
    I've learned from this forum that soccer is un-American and smells of homosexuality. But, to begin with, how many tons of protection do soccer players need? "Soccer is not a manly sport". In some of the roughest quarters on Earth, namely the back streets of Glasgow, you are prone to get your skull kicked in for expressing such nonsense. Take a look at a "sissy" European soccer player like legendary Henrik Larsson (who, among other things, has accomplished more league goals than any active player of today). He has the physique of Prince, has broken every bone in his body...
  • Eddie Izzard's Ultra-Marathon (43 marathons in 51 days) for Charity

    09/16/2009 4:23:18 AM PDT · by davidlachnicht · 14 replies · 539+ views
    Sky News UK ^ | 2009.0916 | Hazel Tyldesley
    (T)he comedian himself who looked to be the real athlete after covering 1,100 miles on foot in 51 days, and seeing his split times plummet along the way.
  • IAAF isn't sure South African runner is female

    08/19/2009 10:46:48 AM PDT · by Sleeping Freeper · 30 replies · 1,843+ views
    nbcsports.com ^ | 08/19/2009
    Country to perform complex gender test on 800-meter runner Semenya BERLIN - South Africa’s track and field federation had been asked to conduct a gender test on an 800-meter runner amid concerns she does not meet the requirements to compete as a woman. Eighteen-year-old Caster Semenya is a favorite in Wednesday’s 800 final at the world championships. The world track and field federation requested the gender test about three weeks ago, after Semenya burst onto the scene by improving her personal bests in the 800 and 1,500 by huge margins. IAAF spokesman Nick Davies said the “extremely complex, difficult” test...
  • Senior Veterans Set to Compete in Golden Age Games

    06/01/2009 5:58:41 PM PDT · by SandRat · 263+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. 1st Class Michael J. Carden, USA
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala., June 1, 2009 – Nearly 700 American military veterans from conflicts ranging from World War II to the Persian Gulf war arrived here today to prove that their best days are still ahead of them as they prepare to compete in the 23rd Annual National Veterans Golden Age Games. Judy Tarter, a 73-year-old Navy veteran walks through the registration line for the 23rd Annual National Veterans Golden Age Games June 1, 2009, in Birmingham, Ala. Nearly 700 senior veterans ages 55 and older registered to participate in the athletic competitions here. DoD photo by Army Sgt. 1st...
  • Update: Palin to Keynote GOP Dinner in D.C. (win 2 cards to attend!)

    03/16/2009 1:33:18 PM PDT · by SolidWood · 18 replies · 817+ views
    The National Republican Congressional Committee is holding a NCAA basketball tournament "pick 'em challenge." Winners will receive two tickets to the June 8th GOP dinner, where Governor Palin will be delivering the keynote address.
  • Kurt Warner's Return to Glory ....(faith and perseverance are their own rewards, win or lose)

    02/02/2009 5:24:30 AM PST · by IrishMike · 20 replies · 1,203+ views
    Intellectual Conservative ^ | February 01, 2009 | Aaron Goldstein
    Kurt Warner intrinsically understands that life is full of triumph and defeat and that you must find a way to navigate through both. It is a safe bet that no one picked the Arizona Cardinals to reach the Super Bowl during NFL pre-season last summer. If someone had picked the Cardinals to play in the big game it is very unlikely that someone would have counted on Kurt Warner being the starting quarterback. Yet this Sunday it will be the 37-year-old Warner who will attempt to lead the Cardinals to their first ever Super Bowl and first title for the...
  • World heavyweihgt champion Ingemar "Ingo"/"Hammer of Thor" Johansson dies

    01/31/2009 10:48:07 AM PST · by WesternCulture · 21 replies · 1,633+ views
    www.thelocal.se ^ | 01/31/2009 | Peter Vinthagen Simpson
    America has lost a true friend, Sweden a true champion and my home city, Gothenburg, mourns a great son. Although the quote below is fiction (as far as I know), I think this scene from a certain tv-series depicting the flower power-generation (by Peter Birro, Swedish author/playwriter) says a lot about the spirit of Ingemar Johansson and - not the least - his feelings towards America: Anno domino 1968. Mr Johansson, sitting in a café, notices a bunch of hippie protesters shouting anti-American slogans in the street. Johansson walks out of the café, halting the group with the question: "-...
  • Wilander hopes for Edberg comeback in Davis Cup

    01/24/2009 3:10:14 PM PST · by WesternCulture · 7 replies · 444+ views
    www.thelocal.se ^ | 01/23/2009 | David Landes
    I remember being a 10 year old "patriot" wondering whatever happened to Swedish tennis after McEnroe defeated Borg. Then came Wilander. Then came Edberg. By today, I no longer conceive of my "tiny" Sweden as a nation that, for divine reasons, forever will dispose of magnificent tennis players. Today, Sweden sooner is the foremost breeding ground of UN careerists and suchlike people found on this planet. But despite undeniable, widespread PC idiocy, there's something I still feel is right about our little Viking nation. Ambition. If you decide to confront this challenge, I say: Go, Stefan Edberg!
  • Lead bullets under fire

    11/07/2008 2:47:27 AM PST · by SLB · 47 replies · 2,629+ views
    Casper Star Tribune ^ | 6 Nov 08 | CHRIS MERRILL
    LANDER -- People in Wyoming and North Dakota received mixed messages this week about eating animals killed with lead bullets. North Dakota health officials recommended on Thursday that pregnant women and young children avoid eating meat from wild game that was shot with lead ammunition. But an official with the Wyoming Department of Health said the Cowboy State will not be issuing the same warning to its residents, because state epidemiologists believe the effects are "very unlikely to be clinically significant." The same afternoon, an advocacy group for the firearms industry called the North Dakota alert "scientifically unfounded rhetoric." The...
  • Palin Should GO on SNL and Imitate Tina Fey

    09/17/2008 8:30:16 AM PDT · by Puddleglum · 35 replies · 242+ views
    Self | 09/17/08 | Self
    Okay, instead of getting collective panties in a wad over Tina Fey's somehwat bimbo-ish impersonation of Palin, McCain's camp should ask if Palin can go on SNL and imitate Tina Fey. She could briefly sit in for Fey on the news and do an impression of her would-be counterpart. Fey herself is ripe for parody - she practically "plays herself" these days (smug + smarmy + smart), and when a personaility is that well defined, a chance for parody is ripe. It could be fun and funny, and show good sportsmanship. SNL has always been game for a little self-deprecation.
  • Icelandic Handball's Finest Moment

    08/22/2008 6:30:16 PM PDT · by Leifur · 18 replies · 552+ views
    Washington Post ^ | August 22, 2008; 11:52 AM ET | Dan Steinberg
    I think this is the biggest moment in Icelandic sport history." - Iceland President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson. It's hard to explain just how monumental was Iceland's win over Spain was in today's men's handball semifinals. Spain--with more than 40 million residents--had probably played stronger than any team in the tournament. Iceland has 300,000 residents, and has never won Summer Olympic gold. And yet Iceland never trailed in a 36-30 win, and breezed into Sunday's final against France. But that's too dry. When we asked Iceland's Sigfus Sigurdsson to explain what the scene would be like back home right now, he...
  • Disabled table tennis star Natalia Partyka gives doubters the elbow (see pictures)

    08/14/2008 12:47:15 PM PDT · by lizol · 9 replies · 715+ views
    mirror.co.uk ^ | 14/08/2008 | Oliver Holt
    Disabled table tennis star Natalia Partyka gives doubters the elbow Oliver Holt reports from Beijing 14/08/2008 When there were breaks in play in China's match with Greece, the eyes of the crowd and the gaze of the cameras moved to the game on the adjoining table. Polish table tennis player Natalia Partyka is one of the most uplifting stories of these Games because she has overcome being born with a right arm that ended just below the elbow to participate in Beijing. Partyka and South African swimmer Natalie du Toit are the only athletes competing in both the Olympics and...
  • First USA Gold Medal of the Games! And it's a SWEEP!

    08/09/2008 10:28:45 AM PDT · by hoagy62 · 28 replies · 163+ views
    NBC ^ | 8/9/08 | NBC.com
    BEIJING (AP) - A trio of American flags were raised to the rafters at the Olympic Fencing Hall as tears streamed down the face of Mariel Zagunis, winner of the first U.S. gold medal of the Beijing Olympics.
  • Brazil honours 1958 heroes

    06/28/2008 11:34:35 AM PDT · by WesternCulture · 24 replies · 138+ views
    www.fifa.com ^ | 06/27/2008 | www.fifa.com
    Brazil honoured the great Pele on Thursday and the other eight surviving players from its maiden FIFA World Cup™ triumph in 1958, a victory that put the nation on the football map and paved the way for four more titles. President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva gave the nine men medals of honour at a banquet dedicated to their 5-2 final victory over hosts Sweden 50 years ago. "You helped us understand...we could make Brazil a winner," Lula told the players at the ceremony. Brazil, the most successful football nation with five FIFA World Cup titles, is now in a...
  • Ana Ivanovics odyssey, Serbias triumph

    06/07/2008 4:11:55 PM PDT · by kronos77 · 16 replies · 279+ views
    PARIS: It was time for another French Open women's final, and though four-time winner Justine Hénin was still on the grounds, she was no longer on the clay. This year, with Hénin retired and watching from the front row, it would be time for a new Grand Slam champion, and it turned out to be the same young, elegant Serbian who had let her nerves get the best of her against Hénin in last year's flop of a final. Ana Ivanovic is a better, fitter, more composed contender now, and on Saturday, she filled the void at the top of...
  • Is soccer un-American?

    04/14/2008 2:26:11 PM PDT · by WesternCulture · 82 replies · 185+ views
    04/14/2008 | WesternCulture
    Soccer is a beautiful sport. I'm not saying American football is not, but it ought to be remembered more often that soccer is performed without wearing tons of protection. This is what the reality of soccer looks like: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBanEscH7aU Another example featuring the same player: http://www.gordoneverett.com/LarssonHeaderComp.wmv Henrik Larsson - more league goals than any other active soccerer of today and IMO a true ambassador of a true sport. Larsson makes me proud of Sweden, the country in which we both grew up.
  • Milorad Cavic acted according to his girlfriend’s advice: Nadezda is to blame for my decision

    03/23/2008 9:49:48 PM PDT · by King Lazar · 1 replies · 858+ views
    Blic on line ^ | 03.24.2008 | Author: T. Dragojevic
    Serbian hero Milorad Cavic long ago brought his decision to become a professional swimmer, but only a couple of weeks ago realised he was not only an athlete but also his nation’s ambassador. He consequently decided to wear a T-shirt that read “Kosovo is Serbia” in Serbian to a European Swimming Championships medal ceremony in Eindhoven, Holland. The red shirt which according to Cavic bore a “message of positive energy to the Serbian people” cost the swimmer his further taking part in the competition’s races and possibly another gold medal and a European record – all in the 100-metre butterfly...
  • Swimmer suspended from European championships over Kosovo 21 March 2008

    03/21/2008 9:18:23 AM PDT · by BabaYaga · 22 replies · 518+ views
    Swimmer Milorad Čavić has been suspended from the European Championships in Eindhoven. Čavić wore a t-shirt with the message “Kosovo is Serbia” during the medals ceremony for the 50 meters butterfly, where he won gold. The European swimming governing body LEN decided that the t-shirt worn by the new European record holder “contained a political message” which contravened the organization’s rules.
  • Who are the top five players in the NBA as of March 11, 2008

    03/11/2008 11:48:54 PM PDT · by gpapa · 6 replies · 298+ views
    freerepublic.com ^ | March 11, 2008 | Self
    My top five (listed in alphabetical order) Tim Duncan Kevin Garnett Lebron James Kobe Bryant Chris Paul