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  • Olympian disciplined after refusing to shake Israeli competitor’s hand

    08/15/2016 1:39:45 PM PDT · by PaulyPaul · 38 replies
    August 15, 2016
    While disrespect and violence toward Israeli athletes is hardly a new issue affecting the Olympic games, the ongoing competitions in Rio de Janeiro continue to provide disturbing examples. Anecdotal evidence of bad sportsmanship and other slights aimed at athletes from Israel have surfaced over the past two weeks, with one Egyptian’s refusal to shake his rival’s hand earning some of the harshest rebukes by critics online. Numerous commentators urged the International Olympic Committee to impose harsh penalties on Islam El Shehaby, the judo athlete who snubbed Israel’s Or Sasson after losing a heavyweight bout last week.
  • Body of Homicide Victim Kyle Myrick Found in Santa Cruz County: Police

    01/29/2016 3:39:02 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Kristofer Noceda, Lisa Fernandez and Ian Cull
    Authorities have found the body of a San Francisco Bay man who they believe was killed by his co-worker after a fight last week, according to police. Investigators searching the area of Jameson Creek Road in Santa Cruz County found the body of Kyle Myrick, 28, around 4 p.m. Thursday. A medical examiner from the coroner's office confirmed Myrick's identity and family members announced the news at a vigil that evening. Myrick vanished Friday, Jan. 22. His co-worker at GP Sports in San Jose, 39-year-old Steve Hlebo, of Los Altos, was charged Wednesday with Myrick’s murder. According to a police...
  • New Owner Steve Ballmer Goes Nuts After Clippers’ Last-Second Series Win Over Spurs(Video)

    05/10/2015 5:40:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Total Sports ^ | 05/03/2015 | Joseph On
    Businessman and Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer is known for his passionate outbursts in all spheres of his life, including the success of his team. So after last night’s incredibly exciting buzzer-beating game-winning shot by the Clippers’ Chris Paul, he Ballmered out all over the place – surprising no one, but delighting everyone (except for Spurs fans).You can’t really blame Steve Ballmer for reacting as he did. Even fans who don’t have any financial interest in the LA Clippers were probably losing their minds after Chris Paul took the game away from the Spurs with just a single second...
  • Fifa Opens Disciplinary Proceedings Over Luis Suárez 'Bite'

    06/25/2014 3:10:48 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    TheGuardian ^ | Wednesday 25 June 2014 | Tom Lurtz
    Fifa has opened disciplinary proceedings against the Uruguay striker Luis Suárez after he appeared to bite Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini. “Fifa can confirm that disciplinary proceedings have been opened against the player Luis Suárez of Uruguay,” the body said in a statement. Suárez could face a ban of up to 24 matches if found guilty. The incident occurred during Uruguay’s 1-0 victory over Italy, a result that knocked the 2006 champions out of the World Cup. With the score at 0-0, Suárez leaned into Chiellini before appearing to bite his opponent’s shoulder. Suárez was not punished by the referee but Fifa...
  • McDonald’s Invites Chomping Soccer Player Luis Suarez for a Bite

    06/24/2014 6:20:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 24, 2014 | Jack Marshall
    SNIP McDonald’s Uruguay was quick to react to the opportunity with a little “real-time” marketing, inviting Mr. Suarez for a Big Mac hamburger via Twitter. “Hello @luis16suarez, if you are hungry come to have a bite of a big Mac,” a loose translation of the message read. SNIP
  • Touching moment that high school wrestler lost state title

    03/12/2014 12:32:49 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    Mail Online ^ | March 12, 2014 | Luke Garratt
    Touching moment that high school wrestler lost state title – and first person he hugged was his opponent’s father who has terminal cancer A high school wrestler who lost the state wrestling championship won over the crowd, when instead of getting upset he hugged his opponent's father, who has terminal cancer. Blaine High School sophomore Malik Stewart from Minnesota lost the 120-pound title match in the Class 3A wrestling tournament to opponent Mitchell McKee, when McKee pinned him in the final face-off match. McKee said: 'It was a big match for him and to be able to hug my dad...
  • High School Runner Carries Opponent Across Finish Line

    06/05/2012 6:19:50 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 64 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jun 5, 2012
    As Meghan Vogel turned for home during Saturday’s Ohio Division III girls state meet, she was in last place in the 3,200-meter race with no hope of finishing anywhere near the top. But her last-place finish became the most memorable part of the meet. With 20 meters to go, Vogel, a junior at West Liberty-Salem High School in Urbana, was about to pass Arden McMath, a sophoomore from Arlington High School, when McMath collapsed on the track. Rather than continue running, Vogel helped McMath to her feet, placed McMath’s arm around her shoulders and carried her across the finish line....
  • Florida runners donate medals, trophy to disqualified foes

    11/24/2011 6:05:47 PM PST · by Silentgypsy · 14 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 11/23/2011 | Cameron Smith
    In one of the more generous incidents in recent prep sports memory, a Florida girls cross country team voluntarily gave up their runners-up medals and trophy to a school which they felt deserved them more, and they did so entirely of their own volition, without any influence of a coach or other adult.
  • Gesture of sportsmanship defines SC high school football playoff game

    11/07/2011 9:19:06 AM PST · by MissEdie · 68 replies
    WIS TV ^ | 11-7-11 | MissEdie
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Sports are defined by moments. On Friday, something very special happened in a South Carolina high school football playoff game, but it wasn't a game-winning play or a standout performance, it was a gesture of pure sportsmanship. The Myrtle Beach Seahawks were leading Hilton Head 64-10 late in the fourth quarter with just a few seconds on the clock. On Hilton Head's roster is a young man with Down's Syndrome by the name of Chip Mullen. With the game well in hand, Myrtle Beach Head Coach Mickey Wilson gave a signal to the Hilton Head...
  • Teen rowers give up medal dreams to help capsized foes

    11/01/2011 10:49:52 AM PDT · by bgill · 10 replies
    Rivals High ^ | Nov. 1, 2011 | Cameron Smith
    As first reported by the Philadelphia Daily News, Philadelphia (Penn.) Episcopal Academy rowers James Konopka and Nick Mead made the ultimate sacrifice during their Under-17 doubles race at the Head of the Schuykill regatta on Sunday when they abandoned a promising start to help rescue two fellow competitors who had capsized. With temperatures unseasonably cold and Philadelphia (Penn.) St. Joseph's Prep rowers Joe Leonard and Andrew Burrichter struggling with their boat and treading water in the icy river, Konopka and Mead made a snap decision to give up a promising start that could have landed them in the medals to...
  • Caught on Film: Why This Hurricane Got Suspended

    10/20/2011 9:22:58 AM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 9 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | 10/19/11 | staff
    Miami senior defensive tackle Micanor Regis has been suspended for the Miami Hurricanes' game against No. 20 Georgia Tech for violation of team rules. The violation: He punched North Carolina's Dwight Jones in a place where a man never wants to be punched.
  • Runner carries injured foe half mile to help in middle of race

    09/22/2011 2:35:46 PM PDT · by rawhide · 11 replies ^ | 9-22-11 | By Jonathan Wall
    Josh Ripley didn't have to stop. Running in a recent cross country meet for Andover (Minn.) High, the junior varsity runner was making his way through the trail at the Applejack Invite when he heard a loud scream during the first mile of a two-mile race. Most of the other kids running didn't pay much attention to Lakeville South runner Mark Paulauskas, who was writhing in pain at the time, as they passed by. The only person who decided to pay attention was Ripley. As an Anoka-Hennepin school district release reported, Ripley immediately noticed Paulauskas holding his bloody ankle. Then,...
  • Not Wrestling Girls

    02/25/2011 5:27:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 37 replies ^ | February 25, 2011 | Brent Bozell
    It's so easy to look at teenagers in general today and sigh. They're more than a bit lazy, a bit spoiled and more than a bit morally compromised. Two teenagers made national news. One showed common decency and sportsmanship, two virtues seemingly uncommon in that generation. Hope is restored. Sixteen-year-old wrestler Joel Northrup faced a dilemma when he was scheduled to wrestle Cassy Herkelman, one of only two girls to make it to the state tournament. Even though he entered with a 35-4 record, Northrup forfeited rather than violate his religious principles. Cassy's father, Bill Herkelman, praised the Northrup family:...
  • This will make you proud to be an American

    02/07/2011 6:28:01 AM PST · by jda · 11 replies
    This represents all that's good about America.
  • Packers necktie gets car salesman fired

    01/25/2011 9:13:09 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 36 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | January 25, 2011 | Dawn Rhodes and Ryan Haggerty
    John C. Stone might be the most famous Green Bay Packers fan in Chicago. The 34-year-old Roseland resident was fired Monday from his job as a car salesman at an Oak Lawn Chevrolet dealership for wearing a Packers tie to work, but he’s already been offered a job at another dealership and been interviewed live on a nationwide sports radio show.
  • Wash. Football Player Flagged for Pointing to God

    12/02/2010 8:27:43 AM PST · by wmfights · 23 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | December 1, 2010 | Josephine Vivaldo
    As soon Ronnie Hastie scored a touchdown for Tumwater High School in Washington state, he dropped to one knee and pointed to the heavens. But as soon as he stood up, the referee threw a flag for “unsportsmanlike conduct” for drawing attention to himself. Hastie explained that pointing up was a gesture to God, he said to KOMO news. “I do that to give glory to my Heavenly Father, Jesus, something I actually feel is like He gives me the strength, He’s the one that gives me these abilities in the first place.” The high school running back said he...
  • Teen With Down Syndrome Fulfills Dream Thanks To Coach

    10/20/2010 2:54:50 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 38 replies · 1+ views
    WRTV 6 (Indianapolis) ^ | 10/20/10 | n/a
    JASPER, Ind. -- A heartwarming story from southern Indiana showcased the selflessness of a coach and his players who allowed a dream to come true for an 18-year-old man who has Down Syndrome...
  • Bolivian president delivers groin shot in soccer friendly

    10/07/2010 11:21:10 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 8 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | October 6, 2010
    Bolivan president Evo Morales brought down one of his political opponents during a soccer friendly with one swift blow. A low blow, that is. In a match to inaugurate a renovated stadium in the Bolivian capital of La Paz, Morales and a gang of bodyguards and government officials faced off against a team led by political ally turned foe, La Paz mayor Luis Revilla. About five minutes into last week’s match, the 50-year-old Morales was challenged and gashed by Revilla’s teammate, La Paz civil servant Daniel Gustavo Cartagena, according to Morales walked up to Cartagena after the play and...
  • Anti-Semitism arises at U. Darby game (Basketball:Warm up the ovens)

    12/18/2009 7:41:26 PM PST · by tlb · 10 replies · 782+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 12/18/2009 | Mari A. Schaefer, Joelle Farrell, and Robert Moran
    A varsity basketball game between two of the region's best-known suburban high schools took an ugly turn Tuesday night when a handful of students yelled anti-Semitic chants. Two Lower Merion parents in the stands said they had heard spectators chant, "Warm up the ovens." "At one juncture, there were some really offensive things said by what appeared to be a small group of [Upper Darby] students." Witnesses said the razzing had been mild and mutual at first - Lower Merion's supporters chanting, "Merry Christmas," and Upper Darby's replying, "Happy Hanukkah." Another Lower Merion chant: "SAT scores!" followed with rhythmic clapping....
  • Down Syndrome Boy's 60-Yard Touchdown Run an Internet Hit

    09/24/2009 11:58:52 AM PDT · by OriginalChristian · 80 replies · 3,880+ views
    Life Site News ^ | 21 SEP 2009 | Thaddeus M. Baklinski
    Down Syndrome Boy's 60-Yard Touchdown Run an Internet Hit By Thaddeus M. Baklinski ST. JOSEPH, Missouri, September 21, 2009 ( - A heart-warming story of true sportsmanship last week turned what might have been a dismal defeat into an extraordinary victory for both teams and everyone who witnessed Matt Ziesel's touchdown run. Matt, who has Down syndrome, is a freshman at Benton High School in St. Joseph, Mo. Despite his disability he suits up for every football game and cheers on his teammates from the sidelines. Last Monday night the Benton Cardinals football team was losing its game against the...
  • Serena Williams Fined; Suspension Is Possible

    09/14/2009 5:58:17 PM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 25 replies · 2,993+ views
    NY Times ^ | 9/13/09 | David Waldstein
    Serena Williams was fined $10,000 on Sunday for her tirade against a line judge at the conclusion of her loss in the semifinals of the United States Open on Saturday, and may face more penalties, including a possible suspension from next year’s Open. Williams, who has already earned $455,000 for singles and doubles at this tournament, was fined $10,000 for unsportsmanlike conduct and $500 for racket abuse, which occurred earlier in the match, by the tournament referee, Brian Earley. The $10,000 was the maximum fine that could be levied on site.
  • Clijsters Wins on Penalty Assessed on Williams

    09/13/2009 3:31:45 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 20 replies · 1,243+ views
    New York Times ^ | September 12, 2009 | Liz Robbins
    Serena Williams became unhinged in a shocking display of vitriol and profanity toward a line judge at the most inopportune time Saturday night — right before match point for Kim Clijsters in the semifinals of the United States Open. In a matter of confusing minutes, Williams turned what had been a scintillating women’s match into an ugly and improbable spectacle that gave Clijsters, an unseeded wild-card entry making a joyful return to Grand Slam tennis, a 6-4, 7-5 victory she could not even celebrate. Clijsters, a 26-year-old from Belgium who is the mother of a toddler, had frustrated and dominated...
  • Prince Shows sign of True Sportsmanship

    04/13/2009 12:22:41 PM PDT · by raybbr · 14 replies · 940+ views
    4/13/2009 | raybbr
    First off, I am a die hard Cubs fan. I have followed them for over forty years and have been in the radio booth at Wrigley and saw a game from the press box courtesy of Lou Boudreau.Cubs vs. Brewers April 12, 2009The bases were loaded in the bottom of the fifth last night. The Chicago Cubs were visiting the Milwaukee Brewers. Prince Fielder was up to bat and looking for the first grand slam of his career. There was nobody out. The Cubs were leading 6 - 2. A grand slam would have tied the game. The count was...
  • Irish In Protest At Gers Chant (Gov't complains soccer fans sing disrespectful potato famine song)

    09/16/2008 1:02:30 AM PDT · by Stoat · 37 replies · 1,506+ views
    The Daily Record (UK) ^ | September 16, 2008 | Paul Drury
    Irish In Protest At Gers Chant Sep 16 2008 By Paul Drury AN IRISH diplomat has raised a complaint with the Scottish government over a song sung by Rangers fans at an Old Firm game. They were heard singing "The Famine Song" during the match at Ibrox a fortnight ago. It includes the line: "The famine is over, why don't you go home?", and refers to the Irish potato famine of 1845-49, in which more than a million people died. A Celtic fan protested to the Irish Embassy in London and Consul General Cliona Manahan raised the issue with...
  • Unbelievable' sportsmanship in softball game (Ore.)

    05/07/2008 7:38:04 AM PDT · by Kimmers · 58 replies · 1,751+ views
    NBC Sports ^ | April 30, 2008
    CWU players carry WOU player around bases after knee injury following PORTLAND, Ore. - With two runners on base and a strike against her, Sara Tucholsky of Western Oregon University uncorked her best swing and did something she had never done, in high school or college. Her first home run cleared the center-field fence. But it appeared to be the shortest of dreams come true when she missed first base, started back to tag it and collapsed with a knee injury. She crawled back to first but could do no more. The first-base coach said she would be called out...
  • CWU softball players show compassion beyond sportsmanship (Central Washington)

    05/04/2008 6:22:32 AM PDT · by jimtorr · 17 replies · 161+ views
    NYT, via Seattle Times ^ | Wednesday, April 30, 2008 | George Vecsey, NYT
    Something remarkable happened in a college softball game Saturday in Ellensburg(Washington). At least, I am conditioned to think it was remarkable, since it involved an act of sportsmanship, with two players helping an injured opponent complete the home run she had just slugged.
  • UW Men's Hockey: Sioux Skater Must Apologize For Slashing Bucky Badger

    11/13/2007 2:23:55 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 17 replies · 769+ views ^ | 11/13/2007 | Todd Milewski
    UW men's hockey: Sioux skater must apologize for slashing Bucky Badger Todd Milewski — 11/13/2007 Bucky Badger took a tap on the shins from a North Dakota hockey player on Saturday — and now the University of Wisconsin mascot will receive an apology. WCHA commissioner Bruce McLeod said Sioux defenseman Joe Finley was captured on videotape slashing Bucky Badger — played by UW student David Blanchard — before Saturday's game, which North Dakota won 3-1. Finley must write a letter of apology to Blanchard, McLeod said. The commissioner made no ruling on a separate incident in which Blanchard and Sioux...
  • "They Were Shouting 'Sieg Heil'" (Bosnian Soccer Fans Taunt Jews With Nazi Chants)

    08/17/2007 8:08:24 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 10 replies · 767+ views ^ | Aug. 17, 2007 | JPOST STAFF AND JEREMY LAST
    'They were shouting 'Sieg Heil'' Aug. 17, 2007 8:49 By JPOST STAFF AND JEREMY LAST Hapoel Tel Aviv supporters who were ejected from Thursday night's soccer match against Bosnian side Siroki Brijeg after throwing firecrackers blamed the home supporters for provoking the trouble with anti-Semitic chanting. The referee stopped the UEFA Cup second qualifying round game at the Pecara stadium for some 20 minutes, leading the players off the pitch, before the decision was made to kick out the Hapoel fans. Hapoel supporter Eyal Heled gave his account of events to Army Radio on Friday: "Disturbances broke out when fans...
  • Bad sportsmanship defeats East County school athletics {Contra Costa, CA}

    11/27/2006 7:45:42 AM PST · by SmithL · 2 replies · 239+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 11/27/6 | Andrew Becker
    PITTSBURG - The recent decision to abandon after-school athletics at Pittsburg's two junior high schools was the last strand in the unraveling of a middle school sports league in East County. While Pittsburg Unified School District board members based their decision to not fund the teams on a lack of money, league officials said the collapse of the Delta Valley Middle School League started with over-the-top competitiveness and the boorish behavior of spectators and coaches. Some suggest that racial undertones and sore losers also contributed to the demise of the once-robust league. The breakdown illuminates bigger concerns, such as the...
  • Little League Game Controversy Ensues Over Teammate With Cancer

    08/15/2006 4:45:01 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 100 replies · 2,113+ views ^ | August 11, 2006
    ...His team was down by one and there were two outs. There was a man on third, and his team's power hitter was up, so Romney thought the game would be over. Then the other team intentionally walked the power hitter on Romney's team. Romney said he was shocked. Romney got up to bat and struck out. His team ended up losing by one run. Romney's father couldn't believe the opposing coaches intentionally walked a better hitter to face his son, a cancer survivor who needs a shunt in his brain just to live...
  • The power of football

    01/19/2006 7:11:12 AM PST · by Anne_Conn · 4 replies · 235+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | Thursday, January 19, 2006 | John Burtis
    With the Super Bower number whatever looming on the horizon, my thoughts turn to youth and the power of football. Growing up, I quickly realized that there were only a few things that I was really good at, and one was finding the guy on the opposing team with the football and throwing him to the ground.
  • Booing U.S. kids was disgraceful

    01/05/2006 5:39:54 AM PST · by dropzone · 39 replies · 1,951+ views
    National Post ^ | 01/04/2006 | Pete McMartin
    A Canadian team was not on the ice at the time. If one were, that would have gone some way toward explaining the Yankee animus oozing out of the stands: File it under home-ice over-exuberance. It would have been forgivable. Barely. But the Americans were playing the Russians at the time.
  • Adults enforce wrong standard for school kids (Surprising editorial from Pitts)

    11/21/2005 8:19:30 AM PST · by FerdieMurphy · 53 replies · 1,411+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | 11/21/2002 | BY LEONARD PITTS JR.
    They don't shake hands anymore in the northern neck of Virginia. Too many rude comments were made, too many people got spat on, too many fights broke out. So the principals of five schools in the Northern Neck District agreed to end the policy of having opposing high school athletic teams line up single file to shake hands after the game. In theory, that was supposed to signal an end to competition and respect for worthy opponents. In practice, football, soccer and basketball teams kept turning into wrestling teams, grappling on grass fields and hardwood floors. Hence, the ban on...
  • Fun Only Requirement For 'St. Knoy' Followers (Breath of Fresh Air Alert)

    06/07/2005 6:11:41 AM PDT · by IN Farm Girl · 4 replies · 353+ views
    Lafayette (IN) Journal and Courier ^ | 6/7/05 | Jeff Washburn
    Subtitled: Final Score Means Little To Youth Coach
  • Everyone's a winner in girls' 400 relay (Nice story)

    05/13/2005 11:16:27 AM PDT · by fso301 · 86 replies · 1,628+ views
    The four girls who had been tearing up Western Pennsylvania high school track had been brought to tears, their hopes of defending their district and state championships in the 400-meter relay dashed by a fallen runner on Wednesday. But a goodwill gesture by some opponents has given Penn Hills High School another chance. Three teams that finished ahead of them decided to step aside, giving the Penn Hills girls a shot at the championships after all.
  • Shake hands first, pupils urge sport's biggest rivals

    03/23/2005 3:39:53 PM PST · by andyk · 11 replies · 305+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | March 23, 2005 | Douglas Belkin
    ACTON -- It took a group of fifth- and sixth-graders to push a radical idea: Why can't the most intense rivalry in Major League Baseball be put on hold, at least long enough for a handshake? Their plan -- to get the Yankees and Red Sox to shake hands just before Fenway's Opening Day game on April 11 -- has been endorsed by the Boss himself, Yankees owner George Steinbrenner. Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig said he ''found it fascinating." And Red Sox manager Terry Francona said he liked the pupils' initiative. But whether the schoolchildren from the Merriam School in...
  • Will NBA punish Sprewell? (yelled at female heckler, graphically demanding that she perform sex act)

    12/06/2004 3:55:27 PM PST · by Stoat · 36 replies · 966+ views
    Ben Maller's Blog ^ | December 6, 2004 | Ben Maller
    Will NBA punish Sprewell? Monday, December 06, 2004 Ben Maller Exclusive!! The NBA has yet to announce any punishment of Wolves guard Latrell Sprewell over his foul mouth. Sprewell responded to a female heckler, during the Wolves overtime win Saturday against the Clippers, by yelling at her graphically to perform a sexual act. first reported this story yesterday.Sprewell's crude choice of language was picked up by the court-side mic and broadcast live on the Clippers KTLA Los Angeles TV broadcast. Earlier this season Sprewell upset NBA boss David Stern when he demanded a new contract because he was...
  • Browns' Warren Threatens High Hits on Steelers' Roethlisberger

    11/13/2004 4:18:53 AM PST · by beyond the sea · 155 replies · 2,647+ views
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | 11/13/04 | Jerry Dulac
    Bill Parcells wasn't able to rattle him. Bill Belichick, the master of disguise, was unable to unnerve him. Now along comes Cleveland Browns defensive tackle Gerard Warren, admittedly trying to rattle rookie quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and, in the process, threatening physical harm. Warren told a group of reporters Thursday he will be aiming for Roethlisberger's head when the Steelers and Browns meet tomorrow, even if it means a potential fine. The league wasted little time reacting to Warren's comments. Commissioner Tagliabue sent letters to Warren and the Browns' organization yesterday, warning that a flagrant foul committed against Roethlisberger could result...

    10/11/2004 10:25:30 AM PDT · by demsux · 63 replies · 1,403+ views
    Cards, Dodgers celebrate together Teams shake hands on field after series finale
  • Turk National Basketball player invited to carry Olympic Torch in Athens Greece

    07/09/2004 7:58:32 PM PDT · by Destro · 4 replies · 234+ views ^ | 07.09.2004 | Sports News Services
    Turk National Basketball player invited to carry Olympic Torch in Athens GreeceKutluay to Carry the Torch in Greece National Basketball player, Ibrahim Kutluay, will participate in the 2004 Athens Olympic Games Torch Race in Greece. According to a statement issued by the Basketball Federation, the Greek Olympiad Committee offered (A) National Basketball Team Captain, Kutluay, the chance carry the torch on August 13 in Athens and stated that an official memo concerning the issue was delivered to the federation today with the signature of Penny Mikelopolou, one of the officials of the organization committee. Reportedly, the federation approved the request...
  • Griffey provides All-Star gratitude for home run ball

    07/07/2004 12:29:19 PM PDT · by misterrob · 8 replies · 648+ views
    St. Louis Post Dispatch ^ | 07/06/2004 | Bryan Burwell
    Griffey provides All-Star gratitude for home run ball By Bryan Burwell Of the Post-Dispatch 07/06/2004 Sports Columnist Bryan Burwell His cover was blown and he knew it. Ken Griffey Jr. was desperately trying to go incognito as he walked off the field nearly three hours before Tuesday night's Cardinals-Reds game. The Cincinnati All-Star center fielder had just completed a little taped television interview and now he tried to make a quick and clean break for the visitors clubhouse in the bowels of Busch Stadium. But his route to the dugout tunnel was blocked by a tight little contingent of pencil...
  • Barry Bonds Just Misses Tying* Willie Mays with 660 home runs (*in Libertarian record book)

    04/11/2004 7:46:42 PM PDT · by Diddle E. Squat · 29 replies · 261+ views
    espn tv | 4/11/04 | pete rose
    Back, back, back, back, back, back...but not quite far enough. So he's still on 659. On ESPN right now, SF at San Diego(nice stadium.) Clearly a hard-earned feat, those shots always hurt a bit. Congrats Barry, you're about to ride the illegal performance enhancement dope into the Giants' record book. So can he surpass* Hank Aaron before the feds prosecute?
  • U.S. Anthem Booed at Confederations Cup

    06/22/2003 12:50:44 PM PDT · by SamKeck · 22 replies · 272+ views
    HeraldTribune.Com ^ | Jun 22, 2003 | Ronald Blum, AP Sports Writer
    LYON, France For the second straight game, fans at the Confederations Cup booed when the "The Star-Spangled Banner" was played before the United States took the field. The whistling sounded louder at Saturday night's 1-0 loss to Brazil than it was before the Americans lost to Turkey 2-1 on Thursday in Saint-Etienne. "I think it's disrespectful," U.S. coach Bruce Arena said. "We respect the national anthem of every country, so I was disappointed with that." U.S. players said the whistling disturbed them. Forward Landon Donovan was among the more outspoken American players after Thursday's game and again was angered. "It's...
  • Mourning the loss of Little League chatter

    06/21/2003 7:12:29 PM PDT · by Willie Green · 12 replies · 224+ views ^ | June 21, 2003 | Scott Miller
    For education and discussion only. Not for commercial use.School is out, summer is here and somewhere nearby, there's a Dairy Queen just waiting to make you a Blizzard. So c'mon, let's look ALIVE out there! Hey batter, batter, batter! Hey batter, batter, batter! Swing, batter! It's been hours since you were forced to sit up straight in Mrs. Freeman's class. Mrs. Opferman hasn't scolded you in days. Mean old Sister Noelita has put her ruler away for the summer, and we've got baseball games to play. So c'mon, let's hear some chatter! Pitcher's got a rubber arm! Pitcher's got a...
  • Rumsfeld Accused of Running Up Score (Humor)

    04/11/2003 9:50:02 AM PDT · by Sloth · 25 replies · 193+ views
    self | April 11, 2003 | Sloth
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Amid celebration over the United States 74,032 to 53 victory over Iraq in Wendesday's final, some are murmuring that the U.S. team's indiscriminate use of overwhelming military superiority was unfair and unsportsmanlike. Experts have expressed concerns that such unequivocal defeats may harm the self-esteem of the Iraqi participants, and discourage teams that may face the U.S. in future confrontations. "It's very tough to get your team to behave appropriately when he feels the opponent is trying to embarrass him," said Jacques Chirac, coach for France. "Morale on the non-winning side is seriously harmed when there is a...
  • University of Virginia Apologizes for West Virginia Parody

    01/01/2003 2:43:29 PM PST · by Willie Green · 9 replies · 304+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | DECEMBER 31, 2002
    For education and discussion only. Not for commercial use. CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The University of Virginia apologized Tuesday for a student pep band that poked fun at West Virginians during halftime of a college football bowl game Saturday. The independent band of U.Va. students staged a parody of the television show ``The Bachelor,'' with a male Virginia student choosing between two female contestants. One female, purported to be from West Virginia, had blue overalls, pigtails, a talent for square dancing and a dream to move to Beverly Hills, Calif. — a reference to ``The Beverly Hillbillies.'' West Virginia Gov....