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Subject: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Tia on 09/19/08 at 3:04 pm

it begins with brett favre wettin' em.

http://static.nfl.com/static/content/catch_all/nfl_image/canon_wk_2_03.jpg

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Bobo on 09/19/08 at 3:26 pm

http://freshpromotions.com.au/img/productImages/da141_lrg.jpg

This thread is complete balls.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 09/19/08 at 3:41 pm

^you got that right! :D

In fact, most sports utilize a ball! http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/01/basket.gif http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/01/1blue1.gif http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/05/flash.gif http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/07/multijump.gif http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/14/occasion6.gif http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/15/wav.gif

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Tia on 09/19/08 at 5:48 pm

http://picayune.uclick.com/comics/tm/2008/tm080919.gif

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: MrCleveland on 10/30/08 at 3:23 pm

http://www.benkepple.com/Images/posterfour.jpg

Coming from the City of Chumps!

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Tia on 10/30/08 at 3:36 pm

ouch!

the redskins almost lost to the detroit lions last sunday.  :o

(you know, for the longest thread ever, this thread isn't very long.  :( )

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 10/30/08 at 4:37 pm

Perhaps we should merge a bunch of sports threads together?

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 10/30/08 at 4:43 pm

Nah, let's just let this one develop.

Now that MLB is done until 2009, I can concentrate on other stuff.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: MrCleveland on 11/02/08 at 4:45 pm


ouch!

the redskins almost lost to the detroit lions last sunday.  :o

(you know, for the longest thread ever, this thread isn't very long.  :( )


I tried to do that with another thread on here.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 11/02/08 at 7:30 pm


I tried to do that with another thread on here.

Which one, the political thread?

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Tia on 11/03/08 at 9:33 am


Which one, the political thread?
mr cleveland started a longest-religious thread, which is growing about as quickly as this one.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: karen on 11/03/08 at 9:59 am

So is this thread where I can post any sports related gibberish?

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Tia on 11/03/08 at 10:04 am


So is this thread where I can post any sports related gibberish?
anything whatsoever. it can even be factually incorrect, ill-considered, unwise, or otherwise questionable. in fact, we encourage it.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Bobo on 11/03/08 at 10:24 am

Part one in the regular random-sports-news-wot-has-gone-unreported-on-this-board strand (PS. I will come up with a better title eventually) is Lewis Hamilton's incredible Formula One title victory at the last corner of the final race of the season.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: karen on 11/03/08 at 10:25 am

Congratulations Paula

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Bobo on 11/03/08 at 10:47 am

Random sports news, unreported elsewhere on the board:


Sebastien Loeb wins his fifth World Rally Championship.
Valentino Rossi wins his fifth motorcycling title, finishing third in the final motorcycle race of the season in Valencia, Spain.
Viswanathan Anand wins the World Chess Championship.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 11/03/08 at 3:18 pm

Colts > Pats...for now.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 11/03/08 at 6:10 pm


mr cleveland started a longest-religious thread, which is growing about as quickly as this one.

Yeah, I saw that one too. I wasn't sure if he meant that one or the longest-political thread.






Anyways...

is Manny gonna wear blue in '09?

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Tia on 11/04/08 at 10:27 am

texans quarterback matt schaub.

http://www.nflgridirongab.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/10/capt_0a59c0e715a14cd4a52199b01104883f_dolphins_texans_football_htt118.jpg

eat me bichzzzz!

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 11/04/08 at 10:30 am

Seems to me the Skins got pwned last night :(

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Tia on 11/04/08 at 10:33 am


Seems to me the Skins got pwned last night :(
wow, some fan i am. i hadn't even checked.  :-[

looks like you're right though. damn. oh well, pittsburgh is tough this year.

least we beat the cowboys, that'll take a skins fan through a whole season. 8)

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 11/04/08 at 4:58 pm

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081104/ap_on_fe_st/bkc_senior_citizen

Go Gramps!

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Tia on 11/04/08 at 9:34 pm

second-string texans QB sage rosenfels.

http://static.nfl.com/static/content/catch_all/nfl_image/Sage-Rosenfels.jpg

he used to be a redskin! eat me bitchzzzz.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: MrCleveland on 11/05/08 at 2:57 pm


Yeah, I saw that one too. I wasn't sure if he meant that one or the longest-political thread.


It was religious.

Back to the subject, the Browns have a new QB to play against the Broncos. But still...the Cleveland Steamers Football Club STILL suck ass! 8-P

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: karen on 11/05/08 at 7:20 pm

Trivia question that I'd like answered if possible

Which president threw the first opening pitch to start the 1910 baseball season

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Dagwood on 11/05/08 at 7:53 pm


anything whatsoever. it can even be factually incorrect, ill-considered, unwise, or otherwise questionable. in fact, we encourage it.


So posting that baseball is played with a net is ok?

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 11/05/08 at 8:14 pm


But still...the Cleveland Steamers Football Club STILL suck ass! 8-P


So start rooting for Baltimore.  They suck less ass.


Trivia question that I'd like answered if possible

Which president threw the first opening pitch to start the 1910 baseball season


I think that would be William Howard Taft.


So posting that baseball is played with a net is ok?


Well, technically they use nets in lieu of a backstop, so you are correct madam :D

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Dagwood on 11/05/08 at 8:41 pm



Well, technically they use nets in lieu of a backstop, so you are correct madam :D


Damn, I didn't think about that.  Ok....Baseball is played with rackets. :D

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 11/05/08 at 10:51 pm


Damn, I didn't think about that.  Ok....Baseball is played with rackets. :D


That sounds like cricket :P

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Dagwood on 11/05/08 at 11:26 pm


That sounds like cricket :P


Tia said it didn't have to be the truth. :P

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 11/06/08 at 11:20 am

Well...according to what I read on this link, it's uncertain as to whether Manny will still be wearing Dodger Blue in 2009. :-\\

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 11/06/08 at 10:31 pm

Total lack of defense going on in that last minute in Cleveland eh...

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: La Roche on 11/06/08 at 10:51 pm


Well...according to what I read on this link, it's uncertain as to whether Manny will still be wearing Dodger Blue in 2009. :-\\


Manny would be a fool to take 2 years. Whilst I would never give him a 4 year deal, somebody will, Boras has successfully slapped that 'icon' tag on him.. and rightly so Manny > NL Pitching.

Looks like the Cards are the front runner in the Matt Holliday stakes. Whilst I would obviously love to see a 3-4 of Pujols and Holliday I don't quite understand the move. They have Ludwick locked up for three years whereas Holliday will require a large contract.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: whistledog on 11/06/08 at 11:27 pm

Curling is played with cans and bottles of beer because you'd have to be drunk in order to see how throwing a rock down a sheet of ice is considered fun :D

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: karen on 11/06/08 at 11:32 pm

Hurling is the Irish sport of seeing how far you can vomit after ten pints of Guiness

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: MrCleveland on 11/07/08 at 7:46 am


Total lack of defense going on in that last minute in Cleveland eh...


45 years without a Championship and the Browns season going down the toilet, yes I have no compassion for Cleveland.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 11/07/08 at 9:58 am


45 years without a Championship and the Browns season going down the toilet, yes I have no compassion for Cleveland.




Time to root for the Bears then!

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 11/07/08 at 11:10 am


45 years without a Championship and the Browns season going down the toilet, yes I have no compassion for Cleveland.



And the Cleveland Indians have gone 60 years without winning a championship! That's the second-longest championship drought for a Major League Baseball team. I rooted for them in last year's ALCS, but they faltered to the Bosox. :-\\

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Bobo on 11/10/08 at 10:57 pm

Andy Murray, world tennis number four, headed into yesterday's game against Andy Roddick with a 4W 2L record over the American.

Which became 5W 2L after Murray's 6-4 1-6 6-1 victory.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: karen on 11/11/08 at 1:20 pm




I think that would be William Howard Taft.




It was right - thank you

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 11/11/08 at 4:23 pm

In MLB news, I heard that Matt Holliday, who'd been with the Rockies his whole career up through the '08 season, has signed with the Oakland A's. He'll be seeing his former team next year during interleague play.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: midnite on 11/11/08 at 8:05 pm


In MLB news, I heard that Matt Holliday, who'd been with the Rockies his whole career up through the '08 season, has signed with the Oakland A's. He'll be seeing his former team next year during interleague play.


I believe Oakland is a pitcher's park so he can say bye bye to his ridiculous stats.  LOL.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 11/13/08 at 10:27 pm

HOLY CRAP the game is tied.

And we can't watch it because it's on NFL Network :P

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 11/13/08 at 10:36 pm

You don't have the NFL Network on your lineup? I think we might have it on ours...but there is also a group of sports channels that are in an upper tier, which we would need to pay extra for. This includes the Tennis Channel and the Golf Channel (both of which were part of the regular lineup on Timewarner, which we used to have), but I don't know about the others.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Jessica on 11/13/08 at 10:46 pm


You don't have the NFL Network on your lineup? I think we might have it on ours...but there is also a group of sports channels that are in an upper tier, which we would need to pay extra for. This includes the Tennis Channel and the Golf Channel (both of which were part of the regular lineup on Timewarner, which we used to have), but I don't know about the others.


See, there's this thing called money.  We don't have it because we're trying to pay for important things in life, like heat, and electricity, and food.  This is what happens when you venture out on your own...you decide what's important.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 11/13/08 at 10:47 pm

The intarwebz tell me that the Jets have prevailed.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: karen on 11/13/08 at 10:48 pm

We watch Channel 30 US sports (I think its called).  It's like living in a time warp.  They were showing the Olympics about three weeks after they'd finished!

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 11/13/08 at 10:49 pm


See, there's this thing called money.  We don't have it because we're trying to pay for important things in life, like heat, and electricity, and food.  This is what happens when you venture out on your own...you decide what's important.

Right..

I was just curious.

Those things are ALL more important in life. Without them, one wouldn't be able to survive and enjoy all the fun stuf...I know the rest.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 11/13/08 at 10:51 pm


We watch Channel 30 US sports (I think its called).  It's like living in a time warp.  They were showing the Olympics about three weeks after they'd finished!

Strange (for lack of a better word or phrase). We temporarily had a channel that was showing the Olympics over here.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: karen on 11/13/08 at 10:52 pm

I watched some of the Highlights of the Paralympics on Tuesday

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/14/08 at 2:49 am

The England Cricket Team are playing badly again.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/14/08 at 6:33 am


The England Cricket Team are playing badly again.
Yuvraj Singh's unbeaten century and a woeful England batting effort see India claim a 158-run win in the first one-day international.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: loki 13 on 11/16/08 at 5:42 pm

I was watching the Eagles/Bengals game today and what a waste of time that was. Two horrid teams
playing a horrible game. The game fittingly ended in a tie at 13 all, it's amazing either team could score.

As I watch other games in the NFL I've come to the conclusion that this professional game has turned into
a display of mediocrity. The Giants are the best team in the league simply because the rest of the league
sucks. All professional sports seem to be following suit, bad play for big pay. Sooner or later they are going
tp price themselves right out of business.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/17/08 at 3:38 am


Yuvraj Singh's unbeaten century and a woeful England batting effort see India claim a 158-run win in the first one-day international.
Yuvraj Singh has score 118 making his second century in successive matches, in the 2nd One Day International in Indore.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 11/18/08 at 10:57 am

Albert Pujols has been awarded the National League MVP this year, despite his team finishing in 4th place in its division. He beat out Ryan Howard, whose Philadelphia Phillies won the NL East division and a World Series title!!

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/19/08 at 7:03 am

New Argentina boss Diego Maradona will not lose any sleep if Terry Butcher refuses to shake his hand at Hampden.

Scotland assistant Butcher said he will never forgive Maradona for the infamous "Hand of God" goal which helped knock England out of the 1986 World Cup.

"I don't understand why Butcher has this attitude," said Maradona, who then queried England's 1966 World Cup win.

"England won a World Cup with a goal that never crossed the line, so it's not fair that people should judge me."

He was, of course, referring to Geoff Hurst's extra-time goal in the final against West Germany at Wembley that may not have crossed the goal-line after thundering off the underside of the crossbar.  MY

Hurst's hat-trick goal to make it 4-2 was also controversial, since several spectators had run on to the pitch before he scored.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 11/19/08 at 11:52 am

And yesterday, Dustin Pedroia of the Red Sox won the American League MVP award, beating out fellow teammate Kevin Youkilis and Minnesota Twins slugger Justin Morneau.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: karen on 11/19/08 at 11:17 pm


New Argentina boss Diego Maradona will not lose any sleep if Terry Butcher refuses to shake his hand at Hampden.

Scotland assistant Butcher said he will never forgive Maradona for the infamous "Hand of God" goal which helped knock England out of the 1986 World Cup.

"I don't understand why Butcher has this attitude," said Maradona, who then queried England's 1966 World Cup win.

"England won a World Cup with a goal that never crossed the line, so it's not fair that people should judge me."

He was, of course, referring to Geoff Hurst's extra-time goal in the final against West Germany at Wembley that may not have crossed the goal-line after thundering off the underside of the crossbar.  MY

Hurst's hat-trick goal to make it 4-2 was also controversial, since several spectators had run on to the pitch before he scored.




Maradona  >:(

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: La Roche on 11/19/08 at 11:37 pm


Albert Pujols has been awarded the National League MVP this year, despite his team finishing in 4th place in its division. He beat out Ryan Howard, whose Philadelphia Phillies won the NL East division and a World Series title!!


You forgot to add that Howard struck out damned near half the time, hit .250 and played so badly in the post-season that Chase Utley made disparaging remarks about him.

Not only that, but Albert's OPS was a whopping .1100+ whilst Howard's didn't even break .900.
Couple that with the fact that Albert was essentially the de-facto batting crown champion considering he came within .006 of Chipper whilst having almost exactly 100 more plate appearances.

Albert > MLB.

Oh, also Albert made more defensive plays than any other ML 1st baseman and had the best fielding percentage (confirming that the Gold Glove awards have nothing to do with defense and everything to do with where one plays) compared to Howard being statistically one of the worst fielders in all of baseball.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 11/19/08 at 11:53 pm

True, you could almost predict when Howard would strike out (just throw him something off-speed), but with Poo-Holes, he consistently got contact on the ball and that made you go :o

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: La Roche on 11/20/08 at 12:18 am


True, you could almost predict when Howard would strike out (just throw him something off-speed), but with Poo-Holes, he consistently got contact on the ball and that made you go :o


What amazed me with Albert is when he'd jack one with minimal extension.

You'd just watch and think... but his arms.. they were still at a 90 degree angle...  :o

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 11/24/08 at 9:55 pm

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2008/baseball/mlb/11/24/pirates.indians.ap/index.html?cnn=yes

Two possibilities:

1.  The Pirates are geniuses!

2.  The Pirates have no idea WTF they're doing!

:o

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Tia on 11/27/08 at 8:54 am

i'm gonna try and watch my first game on the new plasma t.v. titans vs. lions, it'll either be hilarious or tragic.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/27/08 at 9:06 am

Any big sporting events happening today on Thanksgiving?

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Tia on 11/27/08 at 9:16 am

three nfl games today, i think i'll only have time to catch the first one. yeah, thanksgiving football is a thing over here.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Tia on 11/27/08 at 10:17 am

i suppose i'll root for the titans since they used to be the houston oilers, but really they dont need my help.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 11/27/08 at 8:30 pm


three nfl games today, i think i'll only have time to catch the first one. yeah, thanksgiving football is a thing over here.



i suppose i'll root for the titans since they used to be the houston oilers, but really they dont need my help.


whoever wins is ok with me... I haven't been much for football since the Rams left L.A. in the mid-nineties :-\\

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 11/27/08 at 9:44 pm


i suppose i'll root for the titans since they used to be the houston oilers, but really they dont need my help.


Well, they're kinda playing the Lions... :D

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Tia on 11/29/08 at 7:40 am


Well, they're kinda playing the Lions... :D
and, apparently, "kinda" playing the lions is enough.

i'm glad at least they were able to get that touchdown. at the end of the first quarter when it was already like 35-3 or whatever it was, i was like, dag, the lions are just not gonna come out of this with any dignity at all!

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 11/29/08 at 2:33 pm


and, apparently, "kinda" playing the lions is enough.

i'm glad at least they were able to get that touchdown. at the end of the first quarter when it was already like 35-3 or whatever it was, i was like, dag, the lions are just not gonna come out of this with any dignity at all!

35-3...wow wee! :o

I wonder what the record is for the biggest defeat in football (either college or professional). ??? I know there have been some games with 60+ points.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: loki 13 on 11/29/08 at 5:19 pm


35-3...wow wee! :o

I wonder what the record is for the biggest defeat in football (either college or professional). ??? I know there have been some games with 60+ points.


I remember some scores and years from barroom trivia.

1966.....Washington Redskins beat the New York Giants 72 - 41

1940.....Championship game....Chicago Bears beat the Washington Redskins 73 - 0

1916..... Georgia Tech beat Cumberland 222 - 0

On a side note, did I hear right earlier? Plaxico Burress shot himself in the leg last night?  ???



Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 11/29/08 at 10:46 pm


On a side note, did I hear right earlier? Plxico Burress shot himself in the leg last night?  ???



Yup...

LAWLZ

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Tia on 12/01/08 at 7:28 pm


LAWLZ
jags texans showdown!!!!!!

and i dont have espn. :(

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 12/01/08 at 9:10 pm


jags texans showdown!!!!!!

and i dont have espn. :(


Neither do I.

NFL fail.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: karen on 12/02/08 at 2:40 pm

what's with televised ten pin bowling - has there ever been a more boring sport to watch on TV?

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/02/08 at 2:48 pm


what's with televised ten pin bowling - has there ever been a more boring sport to watch on TV?
Curling?

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Hoagies With Myles on 12/02/08 at 2:59 pm


what's with televised ten pin bowling - has there ever been a more boring sport to watch on TV?


Log throwing?

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 12/02/08 at 3:01 pm


I remember some scores and years from barroom trivia.

1966.....Washington Redskins beat the New York Giants 72 - 41

1940.....Championship game....Chicago Bears beat the Washington Redskins 73 - 0

1916..... Georgia Tech beat Cumberland 222 - 0

On a side note, did I hear right earlier? Plaxico Burress shot himself in the leg last night?  ???





Thanks Kevin... I didn't know anyone ever scored into the triple digits in football! :o :o

Now I wonder about the highest scoring basketball games (college or professional).

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/02/08 at 4:30 pm


Log throwing?
Same as caber tossing?

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Hoagies With Myles on 12/02/08 at 4:55 pm


Same as caber tossing?


So it seems.

I never knew there was a proper name for it.  :)

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/02/08 at 4:56 pm


So it seems.

I never knew there was a proper name for it.  :)
That is what it is called in Scotland in the Highland Games.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 12/02/08 at 5:03 pm


what's with televised ten pin bowling - has there ever been a more boring sport to watch on TV?


Just golf.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 12/05/08 at 3:09 pm

http://engrishfunny.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/jankees.jpg

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 12/05/08 at 10:19 pm

No more Maddux

Great career, great player.  Godspeed Maddux 8)

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Bobo on 12/06/08 at 6:29 am

Oh my jeez, I actually thought he had died from what you put on there...

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 12/06/08 at 3:51 pm


No more Maddux

Great career, great player.  Godspeed Maddux 8)

I figured he was going to retire sooner or later. You're right, he did have a great career...with 355 all-time victories. O0 8)

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 12/06/08 at 5:05 pm


Oh my jeez, I actually thought he had died from what you put on there...


Nah, he's too awesome to die.  Chicks dig the long ball.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKAJIvQRSzE

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Hoagies With Myles on 12/06/08 at 10:05 pm

Oscar De La Hoya and Manny Pacquaio are coming to the ring. Come on Pac-Man!

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 12/07/08 at 9:01 pm

I wonder if the Detroit Lions are gonna go the entire season without winning a game??

I know that a winless season has been accomplished by an NFL team in the past...the Tampa Bay Buccaneers did that in 1976.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Tia on 12/08/08 at 9:00 am

having decided that watching more than one game in a day is bizarre and excessive, yesterday i was caught trying to decide whether to watch the skins game or the texans game. i watched the skins game, which sucked, and apparently the texans game was one of the most exciting games of the week, with the texans eeking out a last-minute field goal for the win with no time on the clock.

http://bp2.blogger.com/_Z2yQajnkITY/RjrWSrK0daI/AAAAAAAAAOY/5DGhl5smRlM/s320/GrailKnight.jpg

"tia chose.... poorly."

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/09/08 at 5:04 am

Former England cricketer Chris Lewis has been charged with attempting to smuggle drugs into the UK.

His arrest follows the seizure of 9lb(4kg) of cocaine worth about £200,000 at Gatwick Airport on Monday. He is due before magistrates in Crawley later.

The Class A drugs were found in baggage removed from a flight from St. Lucia in the Caribbean to the West Sussex airport, the UK Border Agency said.

The 40-year-old fast bowler played 32 Tests and 53 one-day internationals.

Mr Lewis now works as a cricket coach and lives in Bruce Road, north-west London.

A second man, 26-year-old basketball player Chad Theron Kirnon, of Carnegie Street, Islington, north London, was also charged with attempting to smuggle drugs.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 12/09/08 at 5:18 pm

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news;_ylt=AjqZbDLrULb4ClEuDIim4_w5nYcB?slug=ap-mets-krodriguez&prov=ap&type=lgns

The Mets just signed K-Rod to a big deal.  I hope they don't regret it, particularly since they already HAVE a closer :P

Oh wait, Billy Wagner was broken more than I thought.  I still think they grossly overpaid K-Rod though, he's not even that good :P

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 12/09/08 at 5:23 pm


http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news;_ylt=AjqZbDLrULb4ClEuDIim4_w5nYcB?slug=ap-mets-krodriguez&prov=ap&type=lgns

The Mets just signed K-Rod to a big deal.  I hope they don't regret it, particularly since they already HAVE a closer :P

Oh wait, Billy Wagner was broken more than I thought.  I still think they grossly overpaid K-Rod though, he's not even that good :P


Holy blank! :o That guy was an asset to the Angels these past six years. I hope they don't regret it, either...although something tells me that they just might (altho ya never know)

So who's gonna take over the closing duties of the Angels come 2009? ??? ::) :-\\

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 12/10/08 at 1:37 pm

http://assets.espn.go.com/photo/2008/1210/pg2_sabathia_300.jpg

Bah.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 12/10/08 at 2:43 pm

http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/blog/ball_dont_lie/post/Breaking-news-video-LeBron-James-wins-09-Slam-;_ylt=AoUhoGvg6jLKQ8Ab0oogD4K8vLYF?urn=nba,128142

LeBron for MVP?

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 12/10/08 at 4:32 pm

Wanted to see if this would work...


http://images.icanhascheezburger.com/completestore/2008/12/10/128734219296220735.png

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 12/10/08 at 4:41 pm

I made another one...

http://images.icanhascheezburger.com/completestore/2008/12/10/128734225468145585.png

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 12/10/08 at 5:08 pm

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2008/football/nfl/12/09/nfl.jobcuts.ap/index.html?cnn=yes

Woah.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 12/10/08 at 5:27 pm

http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news;_ylt=AklL6X7Q0GJ0j1BzSHuF_4VDubYF?slug=ap-nflpa-burress&prov=ap&type=lgns

What are you appealing?  He shot himself in the leg with an unlicensed gun in a public place where he shouldn't even have had a gun :P 

GAWD.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 12/12/08 at 2:54 pm

You're not gonna believe this, but sportsmemorabilia.com is having a gigantic sale on Plaxico Burress items. My personal favorite: Plax's Super Bowl XLII bobblehead is on sale for $24.95. I might buy one, drill a hole in his right leg, color in some fake blood and put it in my office just to ease the pain from 2/4/08. And it won't work.

Bobblehead!

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 12/15/08 at 3:50 pm


I wonder if the Detroit Lions are gonna go the entire season without winning a game??

I know that a winless season has been accomplished by an NFL team in the past...the Tampa Bay Buccaneers did that in 1976.


Goose-egg and 14. ::)

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Bobo on 12/16/08 at 8:36 pm

Having looked at the Patriots' stats over their franchise history - including their eleven seasons as the Boston Patriots between 1960 and 1970 - it surprised me somewhat to learn just how bad they could be at times - particularly at the end of the decade.

I also just found out that - coincidentally - their winning records in the first three seasons in which they reached the Superbowl - those of Superbowls XX, XXXI, and XXXVI, they had identical records each year - a win-loss record of 11-5.

For a team to go from 1-15 to 16-0 in eighteen seasons is quite something...

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: loki 13 on 12/17/08 at 6:53 pm

Now that the Phillies have signed Ibanez it seems that Pat Burrell's tenure as a Phillie is over. What I
don't understand is that Ibanez is a left handed stick. Manuel has often stated he want a right hand
hitter in the mddle to even it out with Utley and Howard. Taking Burrell out of the line up. that leaves
switch hitters Rollins and Victorino, Werth, Feliz and Ruiz the only guys on the right side and they are
at each end of the order with the exception of Werth, I don't like an overloaded middle.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 12/17/08 at 10:21 pm


Now that the Phillies have signed Ibanez it seems that Pat Burrell's tenure as a Phillie is over. What I
don't understand is that Ibanez is a left handed stick. Manuel has often stated he want a right hand
hitter in the mddle to even it out with Utley and Howard. Taking Burrell out of the line up. that leaves
switch hitters Rollins and Victorino, Werth, Feliz and Ruiz the only guys on the right side and they are
at each end of the order with the exception of Werth, I don't like an overloaded middle.

yeah, I'd just heard about that. We'll have to see what happens with the club in '09.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 12/29/08 at 10:41 pm


I wonder if the Detroit Lions are gonna go the entire season without winning a game??

I know that a winless season has been accomplished by an NFL team in the past...the Tampa Bay Buccaneers did that in 1976.



Goose-egg and 14. ::)


Congratulations, Detroit Lions. You are the first team ever to lose all of your games of a 16-game NFL season.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Henk on 12/30/08 at 3:54 am

And from the wondrous world of soccer I bring you...David Pratt.  ::)

Chippenham Town striker David Pratt is thought to have set a new world record after being sent off only three seconds into his side's loss at Bashley.

Pratt, 21, lunged at Bashley midfielder Chris Knowles straight from the kick-off and received his marching orders from referee Justin Amey
.

(From: BBC Sport)


...a world record unlikely to be broken. Hurrah...or maybe not.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/01/09 at 1:59 pm


And from the wondrous world of soccer I bring you...David Pratt.  ::)

Chippenham Town striker David Pratt is thought to have set a new world record after being sent off only three seconds into his side's loss at Bashley.

Pratt, 21, lunged at Bashley midfielder Chris Knowles straight from the kick-off and received his marching orders from referee Justin Amey
.

(From: BBC Sport)


...a world record unlikely to be broken. Hurrah...or maybe not.

Has a football player been sent off in the last minutes of extra time?

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Big Nasty on 01/01/09 at 10:12 pm

I was really intrigued with the NHL Winter Classic played today in Chicago at Wrigley Field. With being in Iraq the last few New Years I never have gotten to see this outdoor game. I thought it was pretty cool to watch. Then there was also a lot of offense so that helps as well.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Big Nasty on 01/01/09 at 10:13 pm

Does Wrestling belong in this thread?  Not Grecco Roman but the good old WWE. If not here then would it be more of an entertainment thread?

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Tia on 01/02/09 at 5:57 am

pro wrestling totally belongs here.

i had a great idea last night. recruit a bunch of football teams from the college players that dont get promoted to the pros one year, and turn them all into teams for cable channels. it'd be like the MSNBC Manglers, the CBS, um, cockateils, the FOX finger fudgers... i dunno, the names aren't important, the point would be it would be fun in the offseason to watch, say, the history channel go up against the discovery channel on the gridiron...

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 01/02/09 at 4:39 pm


I was really intrigued with the NHL Winter Classic played today in Chicago at Wrigley Field. With being in Iraq the last few New Years I never have gotten to see this outdoor game. I thought it was pretty cool to watch. Then there was also a lot of offense so that helps as well.

What did they do, convert a baseball field into a hockey rink? I suppose that could be done, given the typical climate over there at this time of year. I bet it was cool to see.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Big Nasty on 01/02/09 at 5:01 pm

They actually placed the rink with the Goalie's on the baseline sides. The bench started around the pitchers mound. A few years ago they used ice coil under the ice and did it in 85 degree weather in Las Vegas.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Tia on 01/05/09 at 9:08 pm

is anybody watching the longhorns-ohio state game? it's halftime and the longhorns marching band just did a really really nice led zeppelin thang, black dog to kashmir. made me proud to be born texan.  8)

they then went on to do stairway, and even though they did it well it was still stairway, but they cut away to a commercial break so it all turned out okay.

anyway... did anybody else catch that? neat moment.

outside that the longhorns game concerns me. they keep giving the ohio running back nice aisles and the O can't get a running game together. although in the air it's fudging poetry.

oh, and jesus, that injury. i can't remember the jersey number but it was that ohio state cat who tried to tackle some dude with his neck. not smart. i think they're saying he's gonna be okay. it stopped play for like ten minutes, and forced me to watch lots of ads for big huge pickup trucks.

update: linda is giving the report from the hospital and "the guy never lost consciousness, which is good news." dag.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Tia on 01/05/09 at 9:27 pm

i think mccoy, longhorns QB, went a little crazy, he took a real hard head-to-head hit that earned ohio a 15-yard penalty and then on the next play he did a wild scramble to run in a touchdown, which is good news, but then on the sidelines he looked really intense, i think the hit made him run in that TD. he was hit so hard it made him a little punchdrunk.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Bobo on 01/05/09 at 9:30 pm

I recently created Wikipedia articles for both Clayton August and Jonathan October. Fact.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Tia on 01/05/09 at 9:35 pm

three consecutive first downs for the longhorns pregnant dog. 8)

Edited for old times' sake --Bobo

and by "pregnant dog," i mean, "hook em horns, BEEEEYOTCH" -- DA TEA

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Tia on 01/05/09 at 9:48 pm

second declined penalty against ohio cuz texas movin' so fast penalties would only slow them down. i like this game!

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Tia on 01/05/09 at 10:00 pm

hats off to ohio for that beautiful reception but they're still two scoring drives away from a win in the middle of the fourth quarter. the gavel falls, i am callin' it!

texas rules. you're welcome for stevie ray, the moon shot, and zz top. sorry about all the sheeshty presidents. but all in all, texas rocks. 8)

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Tia on 01/05/09 at 10:17 pm

ohio's lookin' strong this drive. hats off.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Tia on 01/05/09 at 10:24 pm

just as good ohio didn't get the two-point conversion, i can't stay up for an overtime game. but they're scary again, damn. that was a nice drive

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Tia on 01/05/09 at 10:36 pm

well sheesh exciting game to the end. if texas can burn through their no-huddle and really intimidate ohio they got a good shot but it comes down to a drive for the win with 2 minutes remainining on the clock. tough stuff.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Tia on 01/05/09 at 10:43 pm

i cant stand it

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Tia on 01/05/09 at 10:48 pm

beautiful last-second texans touchdown FTW with 16 seconds on the clock. classic game. 8)

did i mention edie brickell? texas baby!!!!

http://www.skylinepictures.com/Texas_Longhorns_ut5_large.jpg

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Tia on 01/06/09 at 9:14 am

is this thing on?

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 01/06/09 at 10:38 am

I read about it because I forgot it was on last night, late night at the lab.  I'm glad Texas won, the Big Ten sucks and shouldn't be allowed an automatic bid into the BCS anymore :P

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Tia on 01/06/09 at 10:41 am


I read about it because I forgot it was on last night, late night at the lab.  I'm glad Texas won, the Big Ten sucks and shouldn't be allowed an automatic bid into the BCS anymore :P
i love a game that's a contest up to the very end, but it sucks too because i was hoping to go to bed early. :(

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 01/06/09 at 10:57 am

That's the way I felt about last season's MLB All-Star game :P  Took something like 15 innings and they were running out of pitchers and then Brad Lidge decides to suck again.  Thank goodness he decided to stop sucking in time for the World Series though, can't stand another AL gloatfest :P

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 01/06/09 at 10:28 pm


That's the way I felt about last season's MLB All-Star game :P  Took something like 15 innings and they were running out of pitchers and then Brad Lidge decides to suck again.  Thank goodness he decided to stop sucking in time for the World Series though, can't stand another AL gloatfest :P

yep, it was 15 innings before he surrendered the winning run. :P

I wish they'd go back to the old way of determining who gets home field advantage in the World Series; that is, alternating between the AL and NL year after year. This year it'll be 13 long years since the N.L. won an ASG.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 01/09/09 at 2:52 am

Florida > Oklahoma.

I tuned in off and on but apparently I didn't miss much, I guess it was a sloppy game.  At least Florida won.

Now we need us some playoffs!  :P

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Tia on 01/09/09 at 10:04 am


Florida > Oklahoma.

I tuned in off and on but apparently I didn't miss much, I guess it was a sloppy game.  At least Florida won.

Now we need us some playoffs!  :P
i started watching it but i just couldn't make myself care and started making a youtube video for stoners instead. seemed a better use of my time.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 01/09/09 at 1:57 pm

http://a.espncdn.com/photo/2009/0109/pg2_wake_300.jpg

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 01/09/09 at 5:26 pm

http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/news?slug=ap-floridast-bowdencontract&prov=ap&type=lgns

29387452 year old Bobby Bowden will come back to coach Florida State.  He has coached the Seminoles since the Cretaceous Era.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Tia on 01/10/09 at 3:41 pm

third penalty against tennessee, game's been going about two minutes.  ;D

i'm not sure what baltimore was thinking with the all-rush drive. neither team's even gotten a first down. i predict for tennessee it's gonna be problems on the field, baltimore's gonna be problems with the coaching. tennessee looks stronger to me, though. which is weird cuz i'm rooting for baltimore.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Tia on 01/10/09 at 3:46 pm

raves run on 3rd and 14? see what i mean about the coaching staff being high?

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Tia on 01/10/09 at 3:54 pm

TD for Tennessee on a hard, fast drive. we'll see how it turns out and like i say the raves are a local team but tennessee just seems more in control right off the bat.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Tia on 01/10/09 at 3:58 pm

seriously, what was with running on third and long? do they not trust flocco's arm?

ironically, the ravens beat the texans this season, and the texans beat the titans. therefore, if the titans win this game, then the texans TOTALLY win, because they're better than the titans AND the titans are better than the ravens, AND everyone's better than the ravens.

wait. no? is that right?

anyway, i'm officially calling it for the titans. i like calling games early, it makes it much more suspenseful. someone bet me twenty bucks, quick.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Tia on 01/10/09 at 4:03 pm

dig the ex-titans guy on the ravens side getting the penalty and then getting that sweet reception like five minutes later. i was starting to worry about the guy's loyalties.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: loki 13 on 01/10/09 at 4:15 pm

Is it wrong for me to hope the Ravens fall? Is it wrong for me to hope Flacco throws 5 interceptions, even though he just threw
a touchdown pass? Here's why, Flacco went to the same High School as my daughter. He grew up in the next town over and all
I've been hearing is about Audubon's own Flacco, ugh!! I'm tired of it. Okay, my rant is over.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Tia on 01/10/09 at 4:35 pm

haha. well if so you'll like my prediction. one time and done.

tennessee still looks stronger, but i wandered off for a while. ravens look more like they're getting lucky. i think it's inevitable.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Tia on 01/10/09 at 9:29 pm

i suddenly stopped caring. who won?

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 01/10/09 at 11:31 pm

In off-season MLB news, I found out that Takashi Saito has followed Brad Penny to Boston...which means the Dud-gers will either have to stick with Jonathan Broxton as their closer, or see about getting somebody different. As for starting pitchers, they may get Shawn Estes.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Tia on 01/11/09 at 7:41 am

wow, the panthers got SERVED. check please.

i tuned in for a little while but it was so lop-sided it was hard to even care.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 01/11/09 at 10:29 am


wow, the panthers got SERVED. check please.

i tuned in for a little while but it was so lop-sided it was hard to even care.


Sounds like the Titans underachieved, they had greater time-of-possession and tons more first downs but just couldn't cash in...those fumbles couldn't have helped.

The Cardinals are fo realz!  :o

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: MrCleveland on 01/11/09 at 11:35 am

I hope the Cardinals go to the Super Bowl.

And locally...The Cleveland Steamers have named Eric Mangini their Head Coach after a mediocre season with the Jets (I hope he has the winning formula before I can call the Cleveland Steamers the Cleveland Browns again).

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 01/12/09 at 5:12 pm

http://www.espn.go.com/photo/2008/0112/pg2_henderson2.gif

Hehehe.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 01/12/09 at 5:42 pm


http://www.espn.go.com/photo/2008/0112/pg2_henderson2.gif

Hehehe.

Wow, he had four stints with the Oakland A's?? That's gotta be a record...or close to one. I wonder what the most stints with any one team is that a player has had

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 01/12/09 at 6:11 pm


http://www.espn.go.com/photo/2008/0112/pg2_henderson2.gif

Hehehe.
Rickey Henderson is officially a Major Leaguer Baseball Hall Of Famer !!  and Jim Rice finally got elected in on his 15th and last year of eligibility.  good going

I sure did enjoy watching Rickey play in Oakland. he was one of the best in the game... ever.  8)
got to meet him a couple of times, got his autograpgh. he was a good guy, happy to talk with the fans.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: danootaandme on 01/12/09 at 6:25 pm

They made Rice wait.  He was always on the outs with the press so they kinda squeezed him.  I haven't any doubt that if they kept him out the veterans would have put him in next year. 

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 01/13/09 at 3:36 pm


Rickey Henderson is officially a Major Leaguer Baseball Hall Of Famer !!  and Jim Rice finally got elected in on his 15th and last year of eligibility.  good going

I sure did enjoy watching Rickey play in Oakland. he was one of the best in the game... ever.  8)
got to meet him a couple of times, got his autograpgh. he was a good guy, happy to talk with the fans.

You got to meet Rickey? really?? I bet that must've been exciting. He truly deserves this honor; he excelled in the category of stolen bases, as well as a few others.

As for Jim Rice, he spent his entire career with one team; that doesn't happen for most players. I have a few of his baseball cards from the later part of his career.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 01/13/09 at 4:42 pm


You got to meet Rickey? really?? I bet that must've been exciting. He truly deserves this honor; he excelled in the category of stolen bases, as well as a few others.

As for Jim Rice, he spent his entire career with one team; that doesn't happen for most players. I have a few of his baseball cards from the later part of his career.
first time I met Rickey was actually on the phone. he needed help with his phone service and I worked for the phone company and just randomly got the call from him. talked a little baseball after i helped him. I met him personally at a Golden State Warriors basketball game in Oakland, he was sitting a few rows below us so I got him to sign my magazine and talked for a couple minutes. he was one of the most exciting baseball players to play the game.

I've got a couple Jim Rice cards too. it is rare to see a player spend his entire career or most of his career with just one team.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 01/13/09 at 5:21 pm

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/blog/big_league_stew/post/Mets-pizza-patch-the-laughingstock-of-baseball-?urn=mlb,133840

http://f3.yahoofs.com/ymg/ept_sports_mlb_experts__17/ept_sports_mlb_experts-176490620-1231791113.jpg?ymJgToADoLHHY0s8

Hmm.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Tia on 01/14/09 at 2:44 pm

this was in my email inbox from the host of the redskins parties we have every sunday.

….I’m just noticing the football regular season seems to be over….How’d we do?...How many wins?....8?.....8!....no no no….you mean ’08….that must be the year! …..What!!! ….8-8!!?!!.....Wait just a minute…..Uh Huh….Uh Huh….We beat Dallas in Dallas…Swept the Iggles and started 6-2!.....Who else did we beat….Uh Huh….yeah….okayyyy….uh Huh….Well who’s IN the playoffs?.....really….No Dallas?....that’s cool….Yeah I knew about AZ…..WHAT!!!!....HOSTING THE IGGLES!!!!....Wait wait wait….We’re THREE and OH against those clowns!!!!.......this su…Wait, who’s in the AFC….Stillers and Ravens?....we’re uh …..0-2  against    those    guys…..I guess we lose in the Super Bowl anyway………..OK so Hockey sucks and Hoop rules right?.....?I thought Agent Zero was back and all three were going to the All-Star game….No?... not really huh….Well at least Haywood is having another goo….No?...Damn…Has the Hockey got off the floor after starting lousy as usua….No-oh?….Really?!….eh, mid-season….with that home record I bet all those guys are going with Ovie to the All-Star game in…..No?...that sux…fine they’ll use the snub as a mid-season pick me up….after the slump that is….djLarge all hung up


he loves to fly into bizarre rants like this. in person he actually knows more about football than the commentators do.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 01/14/09 at 4:49 pm

http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/news?slug=ap-senatorsbet-rocketman&prov=ap&type=lgns

Your tax dollars at work :D

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 01/14/09 at 10:31 pm

Okay, so last night I was watching the MLB Network...and on their bottomline, as well as in the main program (entitled "Hot Stove", with reports on offseason transactions and things of the like), I found out that Derek Lowe has signed with the Atlanta Knaves...and speaking of which, John Schmoltz has signed a 1-year deal with the Boston Redsox, after spending 20 years with Atlanta. :-\\ So the Sox have already received three new pitchers: Penny, Saito (who were both Dodgers last year), and now Schmoltz.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 01/18/09 at 3:34 pm

AZ 21, Philly 6.

WTF.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 01/18/09 at 3:37 pm

24-6 at the half.  Wowza.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Tia on 01/18/09 at 3:41 pm

that out-of-bounds call was hilarious when they denied the challenge. "it was out of bounds, therefore we can't review whether or not the ball was out of bounds." i wish i could get away with stuff like that.

i'm already seeing a fork in this game. oh, well. wonder what else is on.

i hope the ravens-steelers game is better. everyone's writing off the raves, i think they'll surprise people. they're not even supposed to have made it this far, they're gonna be hungry.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Tia on 01/18/09 at 3:58 pm

with that turnover i'm officially calling it the cards' game. i have spoken.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 01/18/09 at 4:29 pm

^ Spoke too soon!  24-19 pending the point after...

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Tia on 01/18/09 at 4:34 pm


^ Spoke too soon!  24-19 pending the point after...
lol i was gonna say i'm amusingly bad at predictions. helluva comeback for the iggles, i almost gave up watchin' too!

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 01/18/09 at 4:45 pm

It ain't over til it's over! 

WTF...25-24, Philly going for 2...

Oooh, penalty, and it stays a one-point game :o

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 01/18/09 at 5:00 pm

I do appreciate, however, that neither team refuses to lay down and die.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 01/18/09 at 5:09 pm

ZOMFG two-minute warning!  :o

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 01/18/09 at 5:20 pm

32-25 :o

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 01/18/09 at 5:26 pm

I was watching snippets of the game too. I couldn't believe it when I saw the 25-24 score earlier.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: loki 13 on 01/18/09 at 5:30 pm

I will not make any excuses, I will not blame the lousy freaking a$$holes wearing the stripes, If that play had been made
on Fitzgerald the a$$hole ref would break the sound barrier getting the flag out, I will however blame Mcnabb and Akers.
The defense didn't play well but the offense had a chance to pick them up by simply making plays. Mcnabb had no accuracy
whatsoever, throwing the ball at the receivers feet or behind them, and Akers WTF an extra point!!!

Oh well, in all honesty the Eagles didn't deserve to be playing this game, and neither did the Cardinals. This has all
the makings for the worst Superbowl in history in regards to ratings. I mean who really wants to see any of the 4
teams that played today. In recent years the commercials have even sucked so I know I will not be watching.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Tia on 01/18/09 at 8:31 pm

that was the funniest punt EVAH.  ;D 21 yards.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: loki 13 on 01/18/09 at 8:44 pm

In both games games today.....Did the freakin' kickers forget how to kick the ball? I've never seen so many pop up
kicks and kicks out of bounds in my life.....good God, it's a freakin' championship game, kick the damn ball.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Tia on 01/18/09 at 9:04 pm

suddenly carnage.

that was a gruesome hit, all right.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 01/18/09 at 10:59 pm

I think the one missed PAT, the holder put the laces in which sorta explains why Akers shanked it.

I was unable to watch the late game because CBS doesn't come in on our antenna.  Not to mention all the madness happening in our building :P

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 01/23/09 at 12:49 pm

http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=snibbe/090123&sportCat=nfl"

Hehehe.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 01/23/09 at 3:57 pm

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news;_ylt=AmOnxoA.aU48nDQa7a.wLR45nYcB?slug=ap-cubssale&prov=ap&type=lgns

Cubs get a new owner.  Here's to next season!

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/26/09 at 6:02 am

Andy Murray's Australian Open hopes end with a five-set defeat by Spain's Fernando Verdasco in round four.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 01/26/09 at 11:35 am

I also found out over the weekend that the L.A. Dud-gers have acquired veteran catcher Brad Ausmus.

As for the Angels, they only seem to have acquired relief pitcher Brian Fuentes (according to MLB Network's bottomline), after getting rid of Mark Teixeira (to the Wankees) and K-Rod (to the Mets).

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Tia on 01/30/09 at 9:01 am

http://joshreads.com/images/09/01/i090129gilthorp.jpg

"Of course, Central has an incredible home-court advantage. Playing basketball on a court with four-foot ceilings does limit the number of home fans who can come and cheer, but for teams unused to such conditions, the stooped, simian lope that they make necessary can be a real distraction — one that the permanently hunched over Bobcats can exploit.

I’m not sure what the two clowns standing behind Marty are up to — trying to get their faces on the radio? That’s not how it works, guys — but I sincerely hope that the blond-haired glasses-wearing dude is making the universal jerk-off motion with his left hand, as he appears to be. "

http://joshreads.com/?p=2006

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 01/31/09 at 6:08 pm

^ That's silly.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 01/31/09 at 6:20 pm

Sure is. I love seeing a good sports cartoon now and then. ;D

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Max Power on 02/07/09 at 10:02 pm

I'm wrestling over a thought of writing a song parody lampooning A-Rod

What song should I choose?

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: karen on 02/07/09 at 10:21 pm

2009 Six Nations Rugby Union

RESULTS:


Ireland 30-21 France


England 36-11 Italy

Wales play Scotland tomorrow

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: loki 13 on 02/08/09 at 11:31 am


http://joshreads.com/images/09/01/i090129gilthorp.jpg

"Of course, Central has an incredible home-court advantage. Playing basketball on a court with four-foot ceilings does limit the number of home fans who can come and cheer, but for teams unused to such conditions, the stooped, simian lope that they make necessary can be a real distraction — one that the permanently hunched over Bobcats can exploit.

I’m not sure what the two clowns standing behind Marty are up to — trying to get their faces on the radio? That’s not how it works, guys — but I sincerely hope that the blond-haired glasses-wearing dude is making the universal jerk-off motion with his left hand, as he appears to be. "

http://joshreads.com/?p=2006


Gil Thorpe.... I read this strip every day, this commentary of the strip had me roaring.  ;D

I'll never read Gil the same way again.  ;D  ;D

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Big Nasty on 02/08/09 at 11:50 am

Lakers without Bynum are still better than 98% of the Eastern Conference and 90% of the league!

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 02/08/09 at 7:22 pm

Should we refer to A-Rod as A-Roids now?? ::)

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Bobo on 02/08/09 at 8:50 pm

This thread is 9% of the way to becoming the Longest sports thread on this board. :D

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 02/08/09 at 8:52 pm

Which one is currently the longest? I'm thinking it's either the 2005 or 2006 baseball season thread.

Edit: Yup, those two are the longest sports threads, both with more than 1,800 replies each.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Big Nasty on 02/15/09 at 1:21 pm

Looks like we need to put on our Rally Caps and get going to catch up!

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Tia on 02/15/09 at 3:07 pm

i watched professional bowling for a little while yesterday. it was intense.

when's football season starting again?

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: loki 13 on 02/15/09 at 4:55 pm


i watched professional bowling for a little while yesterday. it was intense.

when's football season starting again?


Pitchers and Catchers reported this weekend, the rest of the team during the week. Exhibition baseball is two weeks away.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Big Nasty on 02/16/09 at 3:38 pm

Sometimes I catch Tam watching Bowling, she is picking up some more pointers, like she is not good enough as it is.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: karen on 02/16/09 at 4:42 pm

Wales beat England in the Rugby Six Nations on Saturday.  Dai is happy, I am sad and the children aren't sure which emotion to feel.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 02/16/09 at 5:48 pm


Sometimes I catch Tam watching Bowling, she is picking up some more pointers, like she is not good enough as it is.

I used to enjoy watching bowling. In fact, I still do. I just haven't played a bowling game since last summer.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Big Nasty on 02/19/09 at 5:37 pm

Tam is a pretty good Bowler and I really enjoy watching her. I used to travel with her ladies team and act as a protector/cheerleader/morale booster.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 02/20/09 at 1:03 am


Tam is a pretty good Bowler and I really enjoy watching her. I used to travel with her ladies team and act as a protector/cheerleader/morale booster.

That's good to know. 8)

My mom used to be a pretty good bowler during her teen years and early adult years. But since her injury in a roller-skating accident in 1989 that permanently dislocated a bone in her wrist, things haven't turned out so well.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: loki 13 on 02/25/09 at 4:35 pm

It was baseball today... The Phillies opened the preseason today and the game was broadcast on the radio. Maybe it was
just me but as soon as the first pitch was called it seemed to get a few degrees warmer.  ;D

The Phillies lost the game 8-2 but that doesn't matter, we're back to baseball.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Tia on 02/25/09 at 4:44 pm


Sometimes I catch Tam watching Bowling, she is picking up some more pointers, like she is not good enough as it is.
i have to admit, i was surprised at how intense it sorta was. the dude pulled off a last minute upset. last minute upsets are always cool, no matter what the sport. could be hamster racing.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 02/28/09 at 9:52 am


It was baseball today... The Phillies opened the preseason today and the game was broadcast on the radio. Maybe it was
just me but as soon as the first pitch was called it seemed to get a few degrees warmer.  ;D

The Phillies lost the game 8-2 but that doesn't matter, we're back to baseball.

Yep, it always comes back before you know it..

And in just five weeks, we'll be back to the regular season!

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: karen on 02/28/09 at 4:09 pm

Rugby Union Six Nations.  England lost.  :(

But Wales lost yesterday, which kinda makes up for it  ;)

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 02/28/09 at 7:08 pm

http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=ap-chiefs-cassel&prov=ap&type=lgns

Just in case anyone was interested.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 02/28/09 at 7:08 pm

What IS the longest sports thread so far in this forum?  Shall we try to do for this thread what we did for LTE?

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 02/28/09 at 7:14 pm

http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/news;_ylt=AlVSl8xuk2EYVXqWz.v5MLq8vLYF?slug=ap-heat-mourningsjersey&prov=ap&type=lgns

Yay for Alonzo Mourning!

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 02/28/09 at 7:54 pm


What IS the longest sports thread so far in this forum?

I think it's the 2005 MLB Season thread. Either that or the '06 one.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 02/28/09 at 10:01 pm

Yao and the Rockets totally F'ed THAT up :D

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Bobo on 02/28/09 at 10:45 pm

The five longest threads on the board are the 05, 06, 04, 07 and 08 baseball threads, in that order. :D

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 02/28/09 at 10:48 pm


The five longest threads on the board are the 05, 06, 04, 07 and 08 baseball threads, in that order. :D

So I was right. I figured they'd all be the baseball threads. 8) I hope we can get ample traffic on the '09 MLB thread.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Bobo on 03/01/09 at 6:46 am


So I was right. I figured they'd all be the baseball threads. 8) I hope we can get ample traffic on the '09 MLB thread.


I'll see what I can do - as I say, I won't be able to keep tabs on whole matches because they haven't bought the coverage, but hopefully some highlights will be shown here and there.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/02/09 at 11:57 am

Andy Murray has withdrawn from Great Britain's Davis Cup tie against Ukraine between 6-8 March because of a virus.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 03/02/09 at 1:00 pm


I'll see what I can do - as I say, I won't be able to keep tabs on whole matches because they haven't bought the coverage, but hopefully some highlights will be shown here and there.

I'll probably be contributing to it regularly, especially when the regular season begins on April 6th, which is only 5 weeks away now.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Big Nasty on 03/11/09 at 6:13 pm

I am the new Official Campaign Manager for D Wade as the NBA MVP 2008-2009 season!!!

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 03/11/09 at 10:57 pm


I am the new Official Campaign Manager for D Wade as the NBA MVP 2008-2009 season!!!

Great news! Glad to hear that!!

So you'll be busy with that, I assume?

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Big Nasty on 03/14/09 at 9:34 am

Iam sure that he deserves it.  However, I was watching a chat about it on TNT with Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith, and Chris Weber I think it will go some place else. You see there are only a few rare occasions when a player not on one of the top 2 Teams has won the MVP.  I realize it is not fair. I think the MVP is the player that is clearly the Most Valuable to the team. If you remove D Wade then it must be Lebron James.  He has excellent individual numbers. His team has the same record as Kobe's and he absolutley has a lesser supporting cast then Kobe.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: karen on 03/24/09 at 8:05 pm

Who was the English goalkeeper after Peter Shilton?  Long hair in a ponytail and a 'tache?

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/25/09 at 2:08 am


Who was the English goalkeeper after Peter Shilton?  Long hair in a ponytail and a 'tache?
David Seaman?

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: karen on 03/25/09 at 12:24 pm


David Seaman?


That's it! 

We were talking about goalies who'd saved penalties during a penalty shoot-out and Dai reckoned he had but neither of us could remember his name.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: La Roche on 03/25/09 at 5:19 pm


That's it! 

We were talking about goalies who'd saved penalties during a penalty shoot-out and Dai reckoned he had but neither of us could remember his name.


Yes he did, against Spain.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/26/09 at 6:35 am


That's it! 

We were talking about goalies who'd saved penalties during a penalty shoot-out and Dai reckoned he had but neither of us could remember his name.
How tall is he, for his height would make him a better goalkeeper?

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: karen on 03/26/09 at 7:45 am


How tall is he, for his height would make him a better goalkeeper?


6' 3" according to wikipedia

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/26/09 at 7:47 am


6' 3" according to wikipedia

That would be a good height for a goalkeeper.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: karen on 03/26/09 at 8:47 am


That would be a good height for a goalkeeper.


Yep.  He is taller than Peter Shilton

Tallest active goalkeeper is Vanja Ivesa who plays for a Croatian team.  He is 6' 81/2

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/26/09 at 9:37 am


Yep.  He is taller than Peter Shilton

Tallest active goalkeeper is Vanja Ivesa who plays for a Croatian team.  He is 6' 81/2
If you recall the world's best bowler (in cricket) have been tall.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 03/26/09 at 3:11 pm


If you recall the world's best bowler (in cricket) have been tall.

Most of the best basketball players have been extremely tall as well (over 7 feet).

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Bobo on 03/26/09 at 5:38 pm

I was just reading about a cricketer named William Cropper, who apparently in 1889 was injured during a soccer game he was playing, having been kicked in the abdomen, and died later in the arms of a team-mate both at his cricket club and at the soccer club he was playing.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: karen on 03/26/09 at 7:02 pm


I was just reading about a cricketer named William Cropper, who apparently in 1889 was injured during a soccer game he was playing, having been kicked in the abdomen, and died later in the arms of a team-mate both at his cricket club and at the soccer club he was playing.


In the early days it was fairly common for them to play cricket in the summer and football in the winter.  And for the same team usually, I think.  Didn't you ever read Billy's Boots in the Tiger comic?

It also gives you the great trivia question.

Which three English captains played for S(I_am_a_loser_who_has_no_respect_for_women)horpe United?

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/27/09 at 2:51 am


It also gives you the great trivia question.

Which three English captains played for S(I_am_a_loser_who_has_no_respect_for_women)horpe United?
I know that one of them is Ian Botham.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: karen on 03/27/09 at 7:51 am

Another is related to the topic we were just discussing

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/27/09 at 9:19 am


Another is related to the topic we were just discussing
...and who was the third. Let try and think of it first.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/04/09 at 10:31 am

Just watched the Grand National, I think my horse is still running.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/04/09 at 10:46 am


Just watched the Grand National, I think my horse is still running.
Mon Mome wins at 100-1, the biggest-priced winner since Foinavon in 1967.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/04/09 at 10:48 am


Mon Mome wins at 100-1, the biggest-priced winner since Foinavon in 1967.


Aintree Grand National Placed Finishers

1. Mon Mome (L Treadwell) 100-1
2. Comply Or Die (T J Murphy) 14-1
3. My Will (R Walsh) 8-1
4. State of Play (Paul Moloney) 14-1

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 04/04/09 at 11:27 pm


Just watched the Grand National, I think my horse is still running.


Aintree Grand National Placed Finishers

1. Mon Mome (L Treadwell) 100-1
2. Comply Or Die (T J Murphy) 14-1
3. My Will (R Walsh) 8-1
4. State of Play (Paul Moloney) 14-1



I assume this is horseracing?

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/05/09 at 1:58 am


I assume this is horseracing?
Yes, from Aintree in Liverpool, ithe race was first ran in 1836.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Bobo on 04/05/09 at 5:33 am

On the same subject this is fascinating. Foinavon won the race after the horse at the front of the field blocked the rest of the riders from progressing any further in the field.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/05/09 at 5:50 am


On the same subject this is fascinating. Foinavon won the race after the horse at the front of the field blocked the rest of the riders from progressing any further in the field.
I can just remember seening that happen live on tv back in 1967.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Bobo on 04/05/09 at 6:05 am


I can just remember seening that happen live on tv back in 1967.


I hadn't seen it before - up until when I saw it just now that is!

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/05/09 at 6:09 am


I hadn't seen it before - up until when I saw it just now that is!
My horse was No.14 Big Fella Thanks, I still do not know where it finished.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 04/05/09 at 3:56 pm


Yes, from Aintree in Liverpool, ithe race was first ran in 1836.

Interesting. O0

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: karen on 04/06/09 at 6:30 pm

I read somewhere that in the Grand National a horse with an alliterative (if that's the word) name is a good bet.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: anabel on 04/06/09 at 10:06 pm

Off the above topic, but I was happy to see this news:

Jordan, Robinson, Stockton among 5 elected to Hall

http://msn.foxsports.com/nba/story/9422822/Jordan,-Robinson,-Stockton-among-5-elected-to-Hall

I grew up in Illinois and remember my parents being big into NC basketball.  I used to watch Michael Jordan on tv in college - then when he came to the Bulls, I became a hard core fan.  There were a couple of years where my Dad took me to the Christmas Day games to watch him play.  I went to others, but going with my Dad was the best.

Then I moved to Utah and appreciated Stockton and Malone, but loved it when MJ came to town! Now in Florida, I worked for the Orlando Magic duringthe Shaq years and watched MJ when he came here to play and finally got to meet him the last time he played in Orlando. That was the BEST EVER.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/07/09 at 2:11 am


I read somewhere that in the Grand National a horse with an alliterative (if that's the word) name is a good bet.
Think back to Red Rum

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: karen on 04/07/09 at 8:18 am


Think back to Red Rum


I've just looked through a list of the winners and it doesn't appear to be the case at all.  I can't remember now where I read it.

Maybe they do well, as in get placed, which is useful on an each way bet or in the office sweepstake!

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/07/09 at 8:23 am


I've just looked through a list of the winners and it doesn't appear to be the case at all.  I can't remember now where I read it.

Maybe they do well, as in get placed, which is useful on an each way bet or in the office sweepstake!
Possibly Dr Devious the winner of the Epson Derby in1992?

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: karen on 04/07/09 at 9:32 am


Possibly Dr Devious the winner of the Epson Derby in1992?


There have been several winners like Red Rum, Hedge Hunter etc.  for the National.  I just remember reading somewhere that they were more likely to win (or perhaps be placed) so they were good picks if you didn't study form but still liked to bet on the race.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/07/09 at 9:44 am


There have been several winners like Red Rum, Hedge Hunter etc.  for the National.  I just remember reading somewhere that they were more likely to win (or perhaps be placed) so they were good picks if you didn't study form but still liked to bet on the race.
I gave up on watching the form a long time ago. There was a horse a decade or so back called Philip and it would win it's every 5th or 6th race, that was the trainer working on the handicap and getting better odds.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: karen on 04/07/09 at 10:20 am

My dad used to spend ages on Saturday morning studying the race cards for the ITV 7 accumulator.  He got it right once in about 1977, but he kept trying for years.  However he would be swayed by horses with family names such as Royal Stewart.  :-\\

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/07/09 at 11:20 am


My dad used to spend ages on Saturday morning studying the race cards for the ITV 7 accumulator.  He got it right once in about 1977, but he kept trying for years.  However he would be swayed by horses with family names such as Royal Stewart.  :-\\
One fond memory I have with tv horse racing is the whole immediate family all going down to my garndmother's to watch Grand National every year and one year it was special for she was the first to have a coloured television.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Bobo on 04/11/09 at 7:32 am

After tonight's interleague match-up between the Seattle Sounders and the KC Wizards, the Sounders meet up with Chivas USA - and assuming Chivas beat the LA Galaxy this evening, both teams will have 100% records going into the April 18th clash.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: MrCleveland on 04/16/09 at 4:17 pm

John Madden is now retired today!

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Big Nasty on 04/17/09 at 6:51 am

Lakers NBA Champions 2008-2009

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 04/17/09 at 11:21 am


John Madden is now retired today!

Yes, I read about that in the LA Times this morning. He'd said that even though he was in pretty good health at age 73, he wanted to retire so that he could spend more time with his wife; it even stated that their 50th wedding anniversary was coming up soon.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 04/17/09 at 11:22 am


Lakers NBA Champions 2008-2009

ya think?? ;)

Actually, I'm hoping for that too...

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Frank on 04/18/09 at 1:51 am


Lakers NBA Champions 2008-2009

They should come out of the west. Boston without Garnett won't be as good.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/18/09 at 2:43 am

How is the next Grand Prix getting on?

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/18/09 at 6:04 am

It looks to be a good day for semi-finals today, in the UK there are the semis for the FA Cup and Andy Murray is in the semis for whatever tennis tournament he is in at the moment.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Bobo on 04/18/09 at 6:54 am


How is the next Grand Prix getting on?


LTE is your friend!

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Bobo on 04/18/09 at 6:58 am

Vettel poled, Alonso second, Webber third.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/18/09 at 7:03 am


Vettel poled, Alonso second, Webber third.
Is it raining like the other week?

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/18/09 at 7:06 am


Vettel poled, Alonso second, Webber third.
Chinese?

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Frank on 04/18/09 at 4:55 pm


Vettel poled, Alonso second, Webber third.

Hamilton 9th I heard

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/18/09 at 4:56 pm


Hamilton 9th I heard
Oh dear!

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Big Nasty on 04/18/09 at 11:23 pm

The Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame was an Awesome experience!  Better than I expected!

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/19/09 at 7:46 am

Any sport happening today?

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Big Nasty on 04/19/09 at 12:10 pm

There are four NBA Playoff Games today.  Starting with my beloved Los Angelas Lakers vs. Utah Jazz

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: anabel on 04/20/09 at 9:36 pm


The Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame was an Awesome experience!  Better than I expected!




I'm so JEALOUS!!!  I've always wanted to see that!!!  Good for you!!  :)

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: anabel on 04/20/09 at 9:46 pm

Some of Sunday's noteable games:

The 76ers shocked my Magic 100-98 last night-what a nail biting heartbreaker!!!

The Lakers won 113 to 100 over the Utah Jazz  (Big Nasty is happy, I'm hoping for payback tomorrow night...)  ;)



Tonight's games:

Spurs have 50 over The Mavs 30 ,but it's only the 2nd qtr....

One final,  Boston, 118  Chicago 113  >:(




Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 04/20/09 at 10:42 pm


There are four NBA Playoff Games today.  Starting with my beloved Los Angelas Lakers vs. Utah Jazz

I saw the results of that game yesterday. Glad to see the Lakers getting busy early!! O0 (as indicated by the L.A. Times headline)



And in MLB, neither the Dodgers nor the Angels play today, so there's no local games for me to watch this evening.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: anabel on 04/22/09 at 4:42 am


PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Houston Rockets center Dikembe Mutombo said his lengthy career is finished after a knee injury knocked him out of the Rockets' playoff game Tuesday night against the Trail Blazers.

"For me, basketball is over," he said.

Mutombo, an 18-year NBA veteran, appeared to get tangled with Portland center Greg Oden and came down hard on his left leg late in the first quarter of Game.



Years ago, I used to really hate this guy....when he played for Atlanta I called him Big Evil Devil Man. But I'll give him credit for his decision.  When it's over, it's over. Hope he'll be ok.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/24/09 at 11:44 am

It will be the London Marathon on Sunday and I will not be running in it.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 04/24/09 at 6:49 pm


It will be the London Marathon on Sunday and I will not be running in it.

Do you intend to at least watch it on tv?

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/25/09 at 12:55 pm


Do you intend to at least watch it on tv?
I usually do, in the comfort of my armchair.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 04/25/09 at 3:09 pm


I usually do, in the comfort of my armchair.

That's good, I hope you enjoy it. ;)

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/25/09 at 3:11 pm


That's good, I hope you enjoy it. ;)
I do, for I enjoy seeing London on live television.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/26/09 at 3:24 am


That's good, I hope you enjoy it. ;)
Just remembered I cna watch the London Marathon live online on the computer

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Big Nasty on 04/26/09 at 7:09 pm

Mr. Touchdown Song

They always call him Mr. Touchdown;
They always call him Mr.T.
He can run and he can throw;
Just give him the ball and look at hin go!
Hip hip hooray for Mr. Touchdown;
He's gonna beat em today;
So, lets give a great big cheer
for the hero of the year;
It's Mr. Touchdown, USA

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 04/27/09 at 12:02 pm

^Hey, BN, I just want to state for the record that I love the caption under your avatar pic..."Support the Sports Zone." You're right, it does need help. ;)

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Tia on 04/27/09 at 12:16 pm

rumors that the redskins may lose QB campbell. wtf?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/04/24/AR2009042403675.html?hpid=topnews

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: anabel on 04/27/09 at 8:54 pm

So what are you guys thinking of The NFL Draft so far? People in Tampa are not happy with the new coach's choices-I'm hearing jokes about how Raymond James Stadium now has ALL season ticket seats available.... ???



The Rays are ahead of Minnesota 4-0 in the top of the 6th.....dare I say WOOOO HOOOOO ?

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: anabel on 04/27/09 at 10:42 pm

Does anyone here besides me follow Nascar?  Am I really the only Redneck on this board??  ;D

The finish yesterday at Talladega was crazy!  Carl Edwards almost had it but tried to cut off the new kid and went flying!  He went airborne into the catchfence (8 people had minor injuries) and flipped and was on fire!  the not only did he climb out of the car, but he ran to the finish line so he could say he finished.  It was the second of 2 amazing wrecks-we were pulling for Dale Jr who was in 2nd, but this new kid, Brad Something, was just so cute about winning!

If you have the time and want to see a really vicious wreck where the guy actually walks away...

http://sports.espn.go.com/rpm/nascar/cup/columns/story?columnist=blount_terry&id=4103191

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 04/27/09 at 10:52 pm

I went to a NASCAR race once.  It was really boring.  The only good time I had was the BBQ we did before we went into the race area.  There was one pathetic little car that got lapped several times by the rest of the field.  Nobody crashed.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Frank on 04/28/09 at 2:34 am


Does anyone here besides me follow Nascar?  Am I really the only Redneck on this board??  ;D

The finish yesterday at Talladega was crazy!  Carl Edwards almost had it but tried to cut off the new kid and went flying!  He went airborne into the catchfence (8 people had minor injuries) and flipped and was on fire!  the not only did he climb out of the car, but he ran to the finish line so he could say he finished.  It was the second of 2 amazing wrecks-we were pulling for Dale Jr who was in 2nd, but this new kid, Brad Something, was just so cute about winning!

If you have the time and want to see a really vicious wreck where the guy actually walks away...

http://sports.espn.go.com/rpm/nascar/cup/columns/story?columnist=blount_terry&id=4103191


I prefer Formula 1, never got into NASCAR.
Guess I'm not a redneck. Should I be thankful for that?  :D

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 04/28/09 at 11:40 am


I prefer Formula 1, never got into NASCAR.
Guess I'm not a redneck. Should I be thankful for that?  :D



I've never been much into it either... but it's better than some televised sports I've seen.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 04/28/09 at 12:58 pm


Mr. Touchdown Song

They always call him Mr. Touchdown;
They always call him Mr.T.
He can run and he can throw;
Just give him the ball and look at hin go!
Hip hip hooray for Mr. Touchdown;
He's gonna beat em today;
So, lets give a great big cheer
for the hero of the year;
It's Mr. Touchdown, USA




That song always reminds me of Revenge of the Nerds.




Cat

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/28/09 at 1:46 pm

Andrew Flintoff is expected to be fit for the World Twenty20 and the Ashes after an operation on his right knee.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: anabel on 04/28/09 at 6:43 pm


I prefer Formula 1, never got into NASCAR.
Guess I'm not a redneck. Should I be thankful for that?  :D





Wow, you guys are all too sophisticated for me!  ;D  ;)
Be glad you're not a redneck-I don't think I really am either,but many Nascar fans are...I grew up in Illinois so I watched Indy racing, but when you move South of the Mason-Dixon line, it's easy to get caught up in it.  I'm one of the more refined Nascar fans.... :D

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/29/09 at 9:46 am

Ian Bell, Michael Vaughan and Steve Harmison are all left out of England's squad for the first Test against West Indies.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Frank on 04/30/09 at 12:29 am



Wow, you guys are all too sophisticated for me!  ;D  ;)
Be glad you're not a redneck-I don't think I really am either,but many Nascar fans are...I grew up in Illinois so I watched Indy racing, but when you move South of the Mason-Dixon line, it's easy to get caught up in it.  I'm one of the more refined Nascar fans.... :D

I've been to Virginia and North Carolina on visits, I recall the people there really get into NASCAR. Kinda like we (Canadians) get into hockey and many parts of the south USA, does not. But then again, some of them still think Jefferson Davis is their only President (just kidding)

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/30/09 at 12:34 am

Rain today will cause no play in the crckiet matches today.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: anabel on 04/30/09 at 6:44 pm


I've been to Virginia and North Carolina on visits, I recall the people there really get into NASCAR. Kinda like we (Canadians) get into hockey and many parts of the south USA, does not. But then again, some of them still think Jefferson Davis is their only President (just kidding)



What are you saying?  He's not?  :D

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 04/30/09 at 10:25 pm



What are you saying?  He's not?  :D

I just know that he was the president of the Confederate States during the Civil War.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Frank on 05/01/09 at 1:07 am



What are you saying?  He's not?  :D

He's now driving Nascar ( which isn't a sport  :D)

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: anabel on 05/01/09 at 1:01 pm


He's now driving Nascar ( which isn't a sport  :D)



;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 05/01/09 at 1:32 pm



;D ;D ;D ;D ;D



oh....right. ;)

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Big Nasty on 05/02/09 at 4:46 pm

Big Surprise out of Washington...Alex O scores a goal in game 1

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/03/09 at 4:02 am

Is Ricky Hatton to old to box now?

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Big Nasty on 05/03/09 at 9:04 am

Have you ever heard of a guy named George Foreman? That should answer the Hatton question.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/03/09 at 9:52 am


Have you ever heard of a guy named George Foreman? That should answer the Hatton question.
Hatton should start selling cooking grills?

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/05/09 at 12:49 pm

England captain Andrew Strauss calls on his side to start the Test summer with a win when they take on West Indies at Lord's on Wednesday.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Frank on 05/05/09 at 6:06 pm

Markus Naslund retires (NHL). 35 years young.

1st team all-star 3 years in a row in the early 90's.
Good luck to ya!

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Big Nasty on 05/05/09 at 7:37 pm


Hatton should start selling cooking grills?


As well as naming all his kids the same thing Rickey Hatton!

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 05/06/09 at 10:17 pm


As well as naming all his kids the same thing Rickey Hatton!

Makes me wonder how GF keeps up with all his kids. Isn't it confusing to have all your kiddos named exactly the same thing? ::)

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 05/06/09 at 10:18 pm


Markus Naslund retires (NHL). 35 years young.

1st team all-star 3 years in a row in the early 90's.
Good luck to ya!

He was obviously pretty young at the time. Sounds like he played a great career. O0

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Big Nasty on 05/07/09 at 5:16 am


Makes me wonder how GF keeps up with all his kids. Isn't it confusing to have all your kiddos named exactly the same thing? ::)


That is easy...the all have different haircuts! LOL

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 05/07/09 at 12:19 pm


That is easy...the all have different haircuts! LOL

Yes...but what happens when their hair grows out again??

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/07/09 at 12:20 pm

Graham Onions takes five wickets on debut as England take total control of the Lord's Test against West Indies.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 05/09/09 at 12:59 pm

So...this thing with Manny is certainly a huge topic on the sports scene right now....

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Frank on 05/09/09 at 6:00 pm


So...this thing with Manny is certainly a huge topic on the sports scene right now....

It sure is. You kinda wonder "Who's next" out of the big sluggers to get caught. You know manny won't be the last one.
So Manny's suspension is over sometime in mid to late July?  Wonder what happens when he comes back, esp in his home ballpark in L.A.



Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 05/10/09 at 1:13 am


It sure is. You kinda wonder "Who's next" out of the big sluggers to get caught. You know manny won't be the last one.
So Manny's suspension is over sometime in mid to late July?  Wonder what happens when he comes back, esp in his home ballpark in L.A.





I read that his suspension will be over (reportedly) on July 3rd, when the team plays in San Diego again...but that's the earliest date he'll be allowed to come back. (So long as nothing else transpires with him, lol.)

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/10/09 at 8:02 am

Where's Hamilton?

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Big Nasty on 05/10/09 at 7:59 pm

Wow did my beloved Lakers ever take an A$# whipping today.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 05/10/09 at 9:08 pm


Wow did my beloved Lakers ever take an A$# whipping today.

yeah I found out about that today too. What a bummer. ::)

Also, the Anaheim Ducks are on the brink of having their goose cooked again.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 05/12/09 at 11:51 pm


I read that his suspension will be over (reportedly) on July 3rd, when the team plays in San Diego again...but that's the earliest date he'll be allowed to come back. (So long as nothing else transpires with him, lol.)

Great. According to what I read in the L.A. Times today, Manny is apparently appealing his suspension? whats up with that?

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: anabel on 05/14/09 at 9:48 pm


Great. According to what I read in the L.A. Times today, Manny is apparently appealing his suspension? whats up with that?


Here's the latest:


Whatever chance Manny Ramirez may have had to fight a looming drug suspension was derailed by rules that required his union to supply Major League Baseball with the Dodgers outfielder's medical record, a newspaper reported Tuesday.
Ramirez dropped an appeal of his drug suspension within hours of a scheduled hearing last week, boxed in by a prescription for a banned substance that appeared in his medical records, sources told The Los Angeles Times.
Ramirez was notified in early April that he had tested positive for a synthetic testosterone during spring training. The substance, human chorionic gonadotrophin (HCG), is classified as a performance-enhancing substance in baseball's drug policy.
In their appeal, Ramirez's representatives planned to argue the testosterone indicated the presence of DHEA, a steroid precursor banned under Olympic rules but not under federal law or baseball's drug policy, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported.
However, baseball's drug policy requires players to surrender medical records for reasonable cause. The union turned over Ramirez's records, which included a prescription from a physician for HCG.
Ramirez had not obtained a therapeutic-use exemption from baseball, which certifies the use of banned substances for proven medical need, and that was the basis for the 50-game suspension announced by MLB last week.

Scott Boras, the agent for Ramirez, has declined to comment on the suspension, including why the appeal was dropped, The Times said. Baseball's drug policy restricts the commissioner's office and players' union from comment.


Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/18/09 at 8:07 am

http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm66/Phil_O-Sopher/Lords2009Floodlights.jpg

Taken at Lord's Cricket Ground yesterday during the Middlesex v Somerseet Friends Provident Trophy - Group B match.

The picture shows the newly insttalled floodlights.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: anabel on 05/18/09 at 9:25 pm

Jon Gruden, former (fired!)Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach, has now officially joined Monday Night Football, replacing Tony Kornheiser.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Tia on 05/19/09 at 1:54 pm


Jon Gruden, former (fired!)Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach, has now officially joined Monday Night Football, replacing Tony Kornheiser.
i heard a bunch of people were hating on kornheiser, who i always thought was a pretty good sportswriter. was he a really bad commentator? because i hadn't noticed.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/21/09 at 11:46 am

When is the F.A. Cup Final?

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/24/09 at 8:47 am

Button wins at Monaco.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Frank on 05/25/09 at 1:06 am


When is the F.A. Cup Final?

May 30th, Wembley.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/25/09 at 3:34 am


May 30th, Wembley.
Next Saturday...

...and I do not even know who is playing this year.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Frank on 05/25/09 at 11:54 pm

I think Arsenal & Chelsea?

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 05/26/09 at 2:00 pm


I think Arsenal & Chelsea?

In the F.A. Cup Final, I presume? I haven't been following that at all, but I am always curious as to what goes on elsewhere in sports.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/26/09 at 2:02 pm


I think Arsenal & Chelsea?
It's Chelsea v Everton

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 05/26/09 at 2:06 pm


It's Chelsea v Everton

Are you gonna be watching it?

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/26/09 at 2:20 pm


Are you gonna be watching it?
I doubt it, but my son will if he is at home.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/26/09 at 2:20 pm


Are you gonna be watching it?
I will be wanting some cricket.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 05/26/09 at 2:29 pm


I doubt it, but my son will if he is at home.

Good to know. :)


I will be wanting some cricket.

Yes, you have contributed regularly to that thread...just like I have contributed regularly to the Baseball thread.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/26/09 at 2:31 pm


Good to know. :)
Yes, you have contributed regularly to that thread...just like I have contributed regularly to the Baseball thread.
I wish that I could contribute to the baseball thread.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 05/26/09 at 7:21 pm


I wish that I could contribute to the baseball thread.

You have contributed to the baseball players (A-Z) thread in PBG in the past.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/27/09 at 1:52 am


You have contributed to the baseball players (A-Z) thread in PBG in the past.
That is my limit.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/27/09 at 1:52 am

Manchester United ace Wayne Rooney’s boots have been stolen hours before the Champions League Final.

United chiefs were frantically trying to organise a replacement pair in time for tonight’s clash with Barcelona in Rome.

Rooney’s sponsors Nike had flown in a specially-made pair of T90 laser boots for the striker to wear. But the England star, 23, was stunned when told a thief had intercepted the delivery, reports The Sun. Roo had planned to wear the boots in training yesterday, but instead was forced to use an old pair.

A United source said: “Everyone is staggered that someone would actually steal Rooney’s football boots. They were signed for at the airport and were being couriered to the team hotel when they were intercepted.”

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Frank on 05/27/09 at 2:10 am


Manchester United ace Wayne Rooney’s boots have been stolen hours before the Champions League Final.

United chiefs were frantically trying to organise a replacement pair in time for tonight’s clash with Barcelona in Rome.

Rooney’s sponsors Nike had flown in a specially-made pair of T90 laser boots for the striker to wear. But the England star, 23, was stunned when told a thief had intercepted the delivery, reports The Sun. Roo had planned to wear the boots in training yesterday, but instead was forced to use an old pair.

A United source said: “Everyone is staggered that someone would actually steal Rooney’s football boots. They were signed for at the airport and were being couriered to the team hotel when they were intercepted.”


On my. Rooney doesn't seem happy everytime he plays (from the few games I've seen) , he'll even look less happy. Shoeless Wayne!

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/27/09 at 7:35 am

It's too wet for crciket watching today.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: anabel on 05/27/09 at 7:01 pm

Is Arsenal a good team?  With a name like that, they must be tough!  ;)

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/30/09 at 1:11 am

http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm66/Phil_O-Sopher/whites.jpg

http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm66/Phil_O-Sopher/whitesaussies.jpg

The Australian Test Squad have arrived in England for the Ashes and they have already started.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 05/30/09 at 11:33 pm


http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm66/Phil_O-Sopher/whites.jpg

http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm66/Phil_O-Sopher/whitesaussies.jpg

The Australian Test Squad have arrived in England for the Ashes and they have already started.

Awesome... and they're crossing Abby Road in the process. O0

Now refresh my memory, what is "the Ashes" again? ???

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/31/09 at 8:39 am


Awesome... and they're crossing Abby Road in the process. O0

Now refresh my memory, what is "the Ashes" again? ???
The Ashes is a Test cricket series, played between England and Australia. It is one of international cricket's most celebrated rivalries and dates back to 1882. It is currently played biennially, alternately in England and Australia. However, since cricket is a summer game, the venues being in opposite hemispheres means the break between series alternates between 18 and 30 months. A series of "The Ashes" now comprises five Test matches, two innings per match, under the regular rules for international Test-match cricket. If a series is drawn then the country already holding the Ashes retains them.

The series is named after a satirical obituary published in an English newspaper, The Sporting Times, in 1882 after the match at The Oval in which Australia beat England on an English ground for the first time. The obituary stated that English cricket had died, and the body will be cremated and the ashes taken to Australia. The English media then dubbed the next English tour to Australia (1882–83) as the quest to regain The Ashes.

During that tour in Australia, a small terracotta urn was presented as a gift to the England captain Ivo Bligh by a group of Melbourne women. The contents of the urn are reputed to be the ashes of an item of cricket equipment, possibly a bail, ball or stump. Some Aborigines hold that The Ashes are in fact those of King Cole, the cricketer who toured England in 1868. The Dowager Countess of Darnley, meanwhile, claimed recently that her mother-in-law (and Bligh's wife), Florence Morphy, said that they were the remains of a lady's veil.

The urn is erroneously believed, by some, to be the trophy of the Ashes series but it has never been formally adopted as such and Ivo Bligh always considered it to be a personal gift. Replicas of the urn are often held aloft by victorious teams as a symbol of their victory in an Ashes series, but the actual urn has never been presented or displayed as a trophy in this way. Whichever side holds the Ashes, the urn normally remains in the Marylebone Cricket Club Museum at Lord's since being presented to the MCC by Ivo Bligh's widow upon his death.

Since the 1998–99 Ashes series, a Waterford Crystal representation of the Ashes urn has been presented to the winners of an Ashes series as the official trophy of that series.

Australia currently holds The Ashes, after beating England 5–0 to regain them in 2006–07. The next Ashes series will be held in England in 2009. npower currently sponsor the Ashes series played in England.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 05/31/09 at 3:21 pm

Thank you; it must not be very well known in the U.S.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/31/09 at 3:23 pm


Thank you; it must not be very well known in the U.S.
As the first Test Match of the series is next month, the media hype is building up.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 05/31/09 at 11:53 pm


As the first Test Match of the series is next month, the media hype is building up.

Well, hopefully that should be exciting for you to watch (or at least follow; I don't know what the tv situation is like over there).

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/01/09 at 12:50 am


Well, hopefully that should be exciting for you to watch (or at least follow; I don't know what the tv situation is like over there).
It is covered live on a pay-to-view channel, with the highlights in the evening on terrestial tv.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/01/09 at 12:01 pm

Ex-horse racing trainer Vincent O'Brien dies


Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/01/09 at 12:35 pm


The Ashes is a Test cricket series, played between England and Australia. It is one of international cricket's most celebrated rivalries and dates back to 1882. It is currently played biennially, alternately in England and Australia. However, since cricket is a summer game, the venues being in opposite hemispheres means the break between series alternates between 18 and 30 months. A series of "The Ashes" now comprises five Test matches, two innings per match, under the regular rules for international Test-match cricket. If a series is drawn then the country already holding the Ashes retains them.

The series is named after a satirical obituary published in an English newspaper, The Sporting Times, in 1882 after the match at The Oval in which Australia beat England on an English ground for the first time. The obituary stated that English cricket had died, and the body will be cremated and the ashes taken to Australia. The English media then dubbed the next English tour to Australia (1882–83) as the quest to regain The Ashes.

During that tour in Australia, a small terracotta urn was presented as a gift to the England captain Ivo Bligh by a group of Melbourne women. The contents of the urn are reputed to be the ashes of an item of cricket equipment, possibly a bail, ball or stump. Some Aborigines hold that The Ashes are in fact those of King Cole, the cricketer who toured England in 1868. The Dowager Countess of Darnley, meanwhile, claimed recently that her mother-in-law (and Bligh's wife), Florence Morphy, said that they were the remains of a lady's veil.

The urn is erroneously believed, by some, to be the trophy of the Ashes series but it has never been formally adopted as such and Ivo Bligh always considered it to be a personal gift. Replicas of the urn are often held aloft by victorious teams as a symbol of their victory in an Ashes series, but the actual urn has never been presented or displayed as a trophy in this way. Whichever side holds the Ashes, the urn normally remains in the Marylebone Cricket Club Museum at Lord's since being presented to the MCC by Ivo Bligh's widow upon his death.

Since the 1998–99 Ashes series, a Waterford Crystal representation of the Ashes urn has been presented to the winners of an Ashes series as the official trophy of that series.

Australia currently holds The Ashes, after beating England 5–0 to regain them in 2006–07. The next Ashes series will be held in England in 2009. npower currently sponsor the Ashes series played in England.

With no mention of Bodyline?

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/06/09 at 3:32 am

Today is Derby Day

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 06/07/09 at 3:51 pm


With no mention of Bodyline?


"Bodyline"? ???

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/09/09 at 8:02 am


"Bodyline"? ???
Bodyline

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 06/09/09 at 2:31 pm


Bodyline

Oh, so that's a term associated with the game of cricket!! Thanks!

You learn something new every day!

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/09/09 at 2:33 pm


Oh, so that's a term associated with the game of cricket!! Thanks!

You learn something new every day!
There was a tv movie made of it but an Australian TV Company, which only showed the Aussie point of view.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 06/09/09 at 2:43 pm


There was a tv movie made of it but an Australian TV Company, which only showed the Aussie point of view.

I guess I have a lot to learn about the sports that are widely played outside the U.S.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Frank on 06/09/09 at 5:56 pm


I guess I have a lot to learn about the sports that are widely played outside the U.S.

Although I follow soccer from a distance (compared to how Europeans do), I know nothing about cricket.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/10/09 at 10:30 am

There should be more coverage of the game of cricket in the USA.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 06/10/09 at 1:24 pm


Although I follow soccer from a distance (compared to how Europeans do), I know nothing about cricket.



There should be more coverage of the game of cricket in the USA.

The only cricket known to most people in the USA is the insect which is noted for chirping. :-\\

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/10/09 at 1:26 pm


The only cricket known to most people in the USA is the insect which is noted for chirping. :-\\
History of United States cricket

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 06/10/09 at 1:29 pm


History of United States cricket

Interesting.

I guess it's just not as popular here as elsewhere.

However, the last sentence of the first paragraph reads:

In 2007, the United States of America Cricket Association was suspended by the ICC because of problems with its administration, but was again recognized beginning in 2008.




Still, I'm going to bookmark that page and read it in full detail (along with all the other pgs from Wikopedia that I plan to read thoroughly in the near future). I always enjoy learning something new every day. :)

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/10/09 at 1:32 pm


Interesting.

I guess it's just not as popular here as elsewhere.

However, the last sentence of the first paragraph reads:


Still, I'm going to bookmark that page and read it in full detail (along with all the other pgs from Wikopedia that I plan to read thoroughly in the near future). I always enjoy learning something new every day. :)
The Compton Cricket Club (CCC), or the 'Homies and the Popz', is a cricket club based in, Compton, Los Angeles County, California, USA. The CCC is the only all American-born exhibition cricket team.

Over the years I have being trying to remember the name of this Los Angeles based club. They did tour England a few years back, and if I went ot Lord's one day when I did not, I would had seen them play.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: anabel on 06/12/09 at 10:23 am

The Atlanta Falcons have finally shown some class and cut Michael Vick from the team.  The Falcons released Vick on Friday morning after being unable to find a trade partner for the suspended quarterback.The Jail Bird is now a Free Bird.  Everyone, bring your dogs in the house!!

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 06/12/09 at 11:23 am


The Atlanta Falcons have finally shown some class and cut Michael Vick from the team.  The Falcons released Vick on Friday morning after being unable to find a trade partner for the suspended quarterback.

Excellent!! Maybe I should add him to the list of athletes I truly despise. Ever since that dogfighting thing made the news 2 years ago, I have not had any respect for that guy whatsoever. >:( 8-P



The Jail Bird is now a Free Bird.  Everyone, bring your dogs in the house!!

But wait...isn't he still serving his sentence?

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: anabel on 06/12/09 at 11:27 am


Excellent!! Maybe I should add him to the list of athletes I truly despise. Ever since that dogfighting thing made the news 2 years ago, I have not had any respect for that guy whatsoever. >:( 8-P

But wait...isn't he still serving his sentence?


He was released from prison but I think he's still on "house arrest" with the ankle bracelet.  But have you seen his house? Arrest indeed!  >:(

http://www.cnn.com/2009/CRIME/05/20/michael.vick/

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 06/12/09 at 11:29 am


He was released from prison but I think he's still on "house arrest" with the ankle bracelet.  But have you seen his house? Arrest indeed!  >:(

House arrest...I thought so.

He still deserves to be confined to wherever he is. What he did to those poor animals is just wrong.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Frank on 06/12/09 at 12:10 pm


He was released from prison but I think he's still on "house arrest" with the ankle bracelet.  But have you seen his house? Arrest indeed!  >:(

http://www.cnn.com/2009/CRIME/05/20/michael.vick/


No kidding.
I think here at inthe70s.com, we should set up a little collection to help him pay for his bills. Who's with me?

C'mon...Let's see a show of hands!  (I think as punishment he should eat dog food for a year and live in a ..well..you know..)

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 06/12/09 at 12:14 pm


C'mon...Let's see a show of hands!   (I think as punishment he should eat dog food for a year and live in a ..well..you know..)

(raises hand)

Totally! He should get a taste of his own...well...you get the idea.

Live in a...doghouse? Here Mikey boy! Here boy! ;D

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: anabel on 06/12/09 at 12:20 pm

A friend of mine has a mini dog size Vick jersey for his bulldog. Now on the back it says "Kill Vick"..  ;)


I'll put him in a doghouse, no problem.  I think we cover him in bacon grease and put him in with some dogs that haven't had dinner yet and then see how it feels.



Gosh, I'm mean today!  :o  I'm kind of stuck at home because I took Champ in to get her brakes fixed before we drive to Tennessee.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Frank on 06/12/09 at 12:25 pm


A friend of mine has a mini dog size Vick jersey for his bulldog. Now on the back it says "Kill Vick"..  ;)


I'll put him in a doghouse, no problem.  I think we cover him in bacon grease and put him in with some dogs that haven't had dinner yet and then see how it feels.



Gosh, I'm mean today!  :o  I'm kind of stuck at home because I took Champ in to get her brakes fixed before we drive to Tennessee.


Mmmmmm...bacon Grease  (Did Homer ever say that?)

C'mon Mikey, have some Alpo. Mikey east anything.


(raises hand)

Totally! He should get a taste of his own...well...you get the idea.

Live in a...doghouse? Here Mikey boy! Here boy! ;D


He should live the life of a dog.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 06/12/09 at 12:25 pm


A friend of mine has a mini dog size Vick jersey for his bulldog. Now on the back it says "Kill Vick"..  ;)

Hmmm..I've seen t-shirts of that nature around.



I'll put him in a doghouse, no problem.  I think we cover him in bacon grease and put him in with some dogs that haven't had dinner yet and then see how it feels.



Gosh, I'm mean today!   :o  I'm kind of stuck at home because I took Champ in to get her brakes fixed before we drive to Tennessee.

I don't like to get mean either...but people who do morally wrong things need to learn that they can't get away with them.

Of course, his whole body could probably fit inside a typical-sized doghouse

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 06/13/09 at 12:33 am

http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?id=4252478

Canada needs more hockey teams anyway, that's where they actually care about hockey outside of the Midwest and Northeast :P

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Frank on 06/13/09 at 7:31 pm


http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?id=4252478

Canada needs more hockey teams anyway, that's where they actually care about hockey outside of the Midwest and Northeast :P

In Canada, from now till September ( training camp), it's hard to figure out how to live without the NHL.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 06/13/09 at 7:37 pm


In Canada, from now till September ( training camp), it's hard to figure out how to live without the NHL.



Roller hockey.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 06/14/09 at 12:28 am


Roller hockey.

Might be a possibility.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 06/16/09 at 11:47 pm

So Slammy Sosa unknowingly tested positive for a banned substance six years ago, huh? ::)

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Frank on 06/17/09 at 11:41 am


So Slammy Sosa unknowingly tested positive for a banned substance six years ago, huh? ::)

No surprise there, I think most people suspected already

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 06/17/09 at 12:48 pm


No surprise there, I think most people suspected already


amazingly enough, he stated in 2004-05 that he had no knowledge of ever being injected with the stuff...and 2003 was the year he was accused of using a corked bat in a game at Wrigley Field.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/19/09 at 12:22 am

Formula One is thrown into chaos by the Formula One Teams' Association decision to set up a rival championship.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Big Nasty on 06/19/09 at 6:04 am


Roller hockey.


You always have the Bluejays, eh?

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 06/19/09 at 10:40 am


You always have the Bluejays, eh?


They play baseball AND roller hockey?  Impressive :D

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Henk on 06/19/09 at 2:43 pm

Dutch tennis player Raemon Sluiter (31) has made it to the final of the Ordina Open in Den Bosch, the Netherlands, earlier tonight.

This is quite sensational, because never before has a player with his ranking (#866) made the (semi) final of an ATP tournament.

Sluiter, who has never won an ATP tournament, entered the tournament with a wild card. He had announced his retirement from professional tennis about a year ago, but decided to give it one more try earlier this year. In the final Sluiter will be facing German Benjamin Becker (not related to Boris Becker).

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/19/09 at 2:50 pm

World number one Rafael Nadal will not defend his Wimbledon men's singles crown because of a knee injury.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Henk on 06/19/09 at 2:59 pm


World number one Rafael Nadal will not defend his Wimbledon men's singles crown because of a knee injury.


Good news for Raemon Sluiter. ;D

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/19/09 at 3:01 pm


Good news for Raemon Sluiter. ;D
Good news for Andy Murray.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 06/19/09 at 7:27 pm


Good news for Andy Murray.

I have not been following the Wimbledon matches lately, so I don't know who's all in it.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Frank on 06/19/09 at 11:44 pm


I have not been following the Wimbledon matches lately, so I don't know who's all in it.

Wimbledon starts next week, Nadal is out (He's the #1 player in the world and defending champion). He has knee issues.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 06/20/09 at 3:00 pm


Wimbledon starts next week, Nadal is out (He's the #1 player in the world and defending champion). He has knee issues.

Poor guy.

I know they'll be on tv; maybe I can watch for updates on ESPN and/or read the sports section in the newspaper.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/20/09 at 3:04 pm


Poor guy.

I know they'll be on tv; maybe I can watch for updates on ESPN and/or read the sports section in the newspaper.
BBC TV will be saturated by it.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Frank on 06/20/09 at 5:43 pm


BBC TV will be saturated by it.

Federer now has an easier road to the finals.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/20/09 at 5:45 pm


Federer now has an easier road to the finals.
...and so does Andy Murray

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Frank on 06/20/09 at 11:56 pm


...and so does Andy Murray

Everyone's route is easier.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/21/09 at 12:50 am


Everyone's route is easier.
Except the Ladies?

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/21/09 at 2:04 am

Men's singles draw  for Wimbledon 2009

1st Round

Nadal  ESP  1  v Clement  Fra   
Hewitt  Aus    v Ginepri  US   
Ram  US    v Petzschner  Ger   
Zverev  Ger    v Tursunov  Rus  25 
Stepanek  Cze  23  v Falla  Col   
Starace  Ita    v Acasuso  Arg   
Fognini  Ita    v Istomin  Uzb   
Kim  US    v Ferrer  ESP  16 
Davydenko  Rus  12  v Evans  GB   
Crivoi  ROU    v Phau  Ger   
Gil  Por    v Mathieu  Fra   
Bogdanovic  GB    v Berdych  Cze  20 
Melzer  Aut  26  v Odesnik  US   
Becker  Ger    v Karanusic  Cro   
Dimitrov  Bul    v Kunitsyn  Rus   
Chardy  Fra    v Roddick  US  6 
Murray  GB  3  v Kendrick  US   
Ghedin  Ita    v Gulbis  Lat   
Dent  US    v Gimeno-Traver  ESP   
Dabul  Arg    v Troicki  Ser  30 
Wawrinka  Swi  19  v Schwank  Arg   
Andujar  ESP    v Vassallo Arguello  Arg   
Rochus  Bel    v Cuevas  URU   
Levine  US    v Safin  Rus  14 
Gonzalez  Chi  10  v Gabashvili  Rus   
Hernandez  ESP    v Mayer  Arg   
Ferrero  ESP    v Youzhny  Rus   
Santoro  Fra    v Blake  US  17 
Hanescu  ROU  31  v Navarro  ESP   
Devilder  Fra    v Lapentti  Ecu   
Kiefer  Ger    v Pavel  ROU   
Reynolds  US    v Simon  Fra  8 
Del Potro  Arg  5  v Seppi  Ita   
Mannarino  Fra    v Gicquel  Fra   
Capdeville  Chi    v Spadea  US   
Korolev  Rus    v Andreev  Rus  29 
Haas  Ger  24  v Peya  Aut   
Llodra  Fra    v Goodall  GB   
Querrey  US    v Ljubicic  Cro   
Martin  ESP    v Cilic  Cro  11 
Robredo  ESP  15  v Gregorc  Slo   
Roger-Vasselin  Fra    v Koubek  Aut   
Sela  Isr    v Gonzalez  MEX   
Malisse  Bel    v Schuettler  Ger  18 
Fish  US  28  v Roitman  Arg   
Hernych  Cze    v Tipsarevic  Ser   
Greul  Ger    v Yani  US   
Benneteau  Fra    v Djokovic  Ser  4 
Verdasco  ESP  7  v Ward  GB   
Mahut  Fra    v Vliegen  Bel   
Junqueira  Arg    v Canas  Arg   
Zemlja  Slo    v Montanes  ESP  32 
Karlovic  Cro  22  v Lacko  Svk   
Darcis  Bel    v Dancevic  Can   
Bolelli  Ita    v Koellerer  Aut   
Golubev  KAZ    v Tsonga  Fra  9 
Soderling  Swe  13  v Muller  LUX   
Granollers  ESP    v Beck  Ger   
Almagro  ESP    v Monaco  Arg   
Baghdatis  Cyp    v Lopez  ESP  21 
Kohlschreiber  Ger  27  v Serra  Fra   
Minar  Cze    v Gonzalez  Arg   
Garcia-Lopez  ESP    v Calleri  Arg   
Lu  Tpe    v Federer  Swi  2 

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/21/09 at 2:05 am

Women's singles draw 

1st Round for Wimbledon 2009

Safina  Rus  1  v Dominguez Lino  ESP   
Vaidisova  Cze    v De Los Rios  Par   
Baltacha  GB    v Bondarenko  Ukr   
Flipkens  Bel    v Szavay  Hun  30 
Mauresmo  Fra  17  v Czink  Hun   
Srebotnik  Slo    v Nakamura  Jpn   
King  US    v Koryttseva  Ukr   
Llagostera Vives  ESP    v Pennetta  Ita  15 
Wozniacki  Den  9  v Date Krumm  Jpn   
Kvitova  Cze    v Kirilenko  Rus   
Brianti  Ita    v Garbin  Ita   
Domachowska  Pol    v Medina Garrigues  ESP  20 
Chakvetadze  Rus  32  v Lisicki  Ger   
Mayr  Aut    v Keothavong  GB   
Parmentier  Fra    v Amanmuradova  Uzb   
Morigami  Jpn    v Kuznetsova  Rus  5 
Williams  US  3  v Voegele  Swi   
Sevastova  Lat    v Bondarenko  Ukr   
Makarova  Rus    v Zahlavova Strycova  Cze   
Suarez Navarro  ESP    v Kanepi  Est  25 
Stosur  Aus  18  v Mattek-Sands  US   
Dokic  Aus    v Malek  Ger   
Errani  Ita    v Dubois  Can   
Hradecka  Cze    v Ivanovic  Ser  13 
Radwanska  Pol  11  v Martinez Sanchez  ESP   
Glatch  US    v Peng  Chn   
Govortsova  Blr    v Perebiynis  Ukr   
Voskoboeva  KAZ    v Li  Chn  19 
Bammer  Aut  29  v Oudin  US   
Niculescu  ROU    v Shvedova  KAZ   
O'Brien  GB    v Benesova  Cze   
Goerges  Ger    v Jankovic  Ser  6 
Zvonareva  Rus  7  v Stoop  GB   
South  GB    v Johansson  Fra   
Craybas  US    v Pironkova  Bul   
Paszek  Aut    v Razzano  Fra  26 
Wozniak  Can  23  v Schiavone  Ita   
Larcher De Brito  Por    v Zakopalova  Cze   
Bacsinszky  Swi    v Manasieva  Rus   
Chan  Tpe    v Bartoli  Fra  12 
Cibulkova  Svk  14  v Coin  Fra   
Zec Peskiric  Slo    v Radwanska  Pol   
Wickmayer  Bel    v Vesnina  Rus   
Dushevina  Rus    v Cornet  Fra  22 
Kleybanova  Rus  27  v Karatantcheva  KAZ   
Sprem  Cro    v Kulikova  Rus   
Rezai  Fra    v Morita  Jpn   
Kudryavtseva  Rus    v Dementieva  Rus  4 
Azarenka  Blr  8  v Bremond Beltrame  Fra   
Dechy  Fra    v Olaru  ROU   
Groenefeld  Ger    v Mirza  Ind   
Gallovits  ROU    v Cirstea  ROU  28 
Sharapova  Rus  24  v Kutuzova  Ukr   
Dulko  Arg    v Foretz  Fra   
Camerin  Ita    v Peer  Isr   
Yakimova  Blr    v Petrova  Rus  10 
Zheng  Chn  16  v Barrois  Ger   
Hantuchova  Svk    v Robson  GB   
Tanasugarn  Tha    v Parra Santonja  ESP   
Sugiyama  Jpn    v Schnyder  Swi  21 
Pavlyuchenkova  Rus  31  v Cetkovska  Cze   
Vinci  Ita    v Rybarikova  Svk   
Safarova  Cze    v Groth  Aus   
Silva  Por    v Williams  US  2 

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/23/09 at 2:48 am

Unheralded American Lucas Glover holds off Phil Mickelson and David Duval to win the 109th US Open (Golf)

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 06/23/09 at 6:02 pm


Unheralded American Lucas Glover holds off Phil Mickelson and David Duval to win the 109th US Open (Golf)

I'd been watching that during the weekend. I know that play had been suspended due to inclement weather and things like that.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/26/09 at 2:19 am


I'd been watching that during the weekend. I know that play had been suspended due to inclement weather and things like that.
I miss watching the US Open, but I plan to be watching the The Open Championship from Turnberry.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 06/26/09 at 10:53 am


I miss watching the US Open, but I plan to be watching the The Open Championship from Turnberry.

Might be interesting to see.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/26/09 at 12:18 pm


Might be interesting to see.
It was that course that produced the great tussle between Tom Watson (the winner) and Jack Nicklaus back in 1977. On a dry course...

"Dubbed the ‘Duel in the Sun’, the 1977 Open saw Tom Watson and Jack Nicklaus produce arguably the most dramatic climax in the tournament’s history. With just one shot separating them after 71 epic holes, it was Watson who finally lifted the famous Claret Jug after a stunning approach to the 18th."

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Frank on 06/27/09 at 1:23 am


It was that course that produced the great tussle between Tom Watson (the winner) and Jack Nicklaus back in 1977. On a dry course...

"Dubbed the ‘Duel in the Sun’, the 1977 Open saw Tom Watson and Jack Nicklaus produce arguably the most dramatic climax in the tournament’s history. With just one shot separating them after 71 epic holes, it was Watson who finally lifted the famous Claret Jug after a stunning approach to the 18th."

I remember that one. Watson won many British Opens, I think 6?

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/27/09 at 2:29 am


I remember that one. Watson won many British Opens, I think 6?
Yes Tom Watson has won is the most, but of the top of my head it is 5 or 6 times.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Henk on 06/27/09 at 8:23 am

Valentino Rossi wins the Dutch MotoGP in Assen - his 100th victory.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/28/09 at 5:01 am


Valentino Rossi wins the Dutch MotoGP in Assen - his 100th victory.
Was the Champange drank or sprayed around as per usual?

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Henk on 06/28/09 at 2:33 pm


Was the Champange drank or sprayed around as per usual?


I suppose it was sprayed, but I didn't see it happen.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Frank on 06/29/09 at 12:57 am

I watched the 2nd half of USA/Brazil football. When I turned it on, it was 2-0 for USA, then sanity prevailed and Brazil won 3-2 (should have been 4-2 but the ref blew Kaka's goal)

Brazil was so dominant in the 2nd half.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Frank on 07/01/09 at 3:00 pm

Marian Hossa signs with the Chicago Black Hawks.
Guess that means the Hawks lose in the Finals.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Frank on 07/04/09 at 3:53 pm

Serena Wins!!!!!  :)

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/04/09 at 4:11 pm


Serena Wins!!!!!  :)
I knew it would be one of the sisters!

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Frank on 07/04/09 at 6:02 pm


I knew it would be one of the sisters!

Glad she won.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/04/09 at 6:03 pm


Glad she won.
Was it the older or the younger sister that won?

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Frank on 07/04/09 at 6:18 pm


Was it the older or the younger sister that won?

Younger

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/05/09 at 3:56 am


Younger
Splendid!

Now it is the men's turn today.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/05/09 at 11:58 am

Henry Kissinger is watching the Men's Final at Wimbledon.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 07/05/09 at 12:58 pm


Serena Wins!!!!!  :)



Glad she won.

Me too. :) 8)

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Henk on 07/05/09 at 2:56 pm

Classic Wimbledon final today. One for the history books.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/05/09 at 3:24 pm


Classic Wimbledon final today. One for the history books.
As good as that Borg v McEnroe Final (can't remember year)?

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Henk on 07/05/09 at 3:30 pm


As good as that Borg v McEnroe Final (can't remember year)?


I don't know. I'm quite sure I have never seen that final, and I only saw parts of today's final.

I can tell you that it was epic in several aspects: most games ever played in an ATP final, Federer winning his 15th Grand Slam title and really great tennis on both sides. Third time Roddick faced Federer in the final, and third time Federer won. This time, Roddick got closer than ever to actually winning.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/05/09 at 3:37 pm


I don't know. I'm quite sure I have never seen that final, and I only saw parts of today's final.

I can tell you that it was epic in several aspects: most games ever played in an ATP final, Federer winning his 15th Grand Slam title and really great tennis on both sides. Third time Roddick faced Federer in the final, and third time Federer won. This time, Roddick got closer than ever to actually winning.
...and Pete Sampras was there to watch it happen.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Frank on 07/05/09 at 11:13 pm


Classic Wimbledon final today. One for the history books.

Great match, like last year, and like Borg/Mcenroe from '80 or '81
Roddick was leading the tie break 6-2 in the 2nd set, change to go up 2 sets to none, and blew it.
Great game tho. Sampras, Laver, Nastase, Borg, they were all there.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/06/09 at 2:15 pm


Great match, like last year, and like Borg/Mcenroe from '80 or '81
Roddick was leading the tie break 6-2 in the 2nd set, change to go up 2 sets to none, and blew it.
Great game tho. Sampras, Laver, Nastase, Borg, they were all there.
Tim Henman there?

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Frank on 07/06/09 at 6:40 pm


Tim Henman there?

Don't know. Should we put this in the "questions" thread?  ;).

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 07/06/09 at 10:44 pm


Don't know. Should we put this in the "questions" thread?  ;).

Do you think we should?

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 07/06/09 at 10:45 pm


Great match, like last year, and like Borg/Mcenroe from '80 or '81
Roddick was leading the tie break 6-2 in the 2nd set, change to go up 2 sets to none, and blew it.
Great game tho. Sampras, Laver, Nastase, Borg, they were all there.

I missed it, but I read all about it in the sports section of the newspaper this morning.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Frank on 07/07/09 at 1:28 pm


I missed it, but I read all about it in the sports section of the newspaper this morning.

Great match. Wimbledon is the bect place in the world to watch Tennis. Great games.
I like the US open too but, Wimbledon has no equal. (Just like "The Masters" in golf)

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 07/07/09 at 1:57 pm


Great match. Wimbledon is the bect place in the world to watch Tennis. Great games.
I like the US open too but, Wimbledon has no equal. (Just like "The Masters" in golf)

yep. it's very popular for tennis too.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Frank on 07/07/09 at 4:55 pm

Joe Sakic is retiring.
He was one of my fave NHL players, ever.
Will be missed.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Frank on 07/08/09 at 1:15 pm

And in the "What?..he's still playing?" category, Claude Lemieux (NHL) is retiring for a 2nd time.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 07/08/09 at 2:29 pm


And in the "What?..he's still playing?" category, Claude Lemieux (NHL) is retiring for a 2nd time.

So he came out of retirement? I must have missed that. :-\\

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Frank on 07/08/09 at 5:58 pm


So he came out of retirement? I must have missed that. :-\\

He did, just for a part of this season with San Jose.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 07/08/09 at 6:34 pm


He did, just for a part of this season with San Jose.

oh. okay then


Shows how little I follow the NHL. :-\\

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Frank on 07/09/09 at 2:51 pm


oh. okay then


Shows how little I follow the NHL. :-\\

I don't think too many follow the NHL closely on these boards.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 07/09/09 at 10:13 pm


I don't think too many follow the NHL closely on these boards.

That's true; I think we might have tried starting a thread on it, but it didn't take off very well. :-\\

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Frank on 07/10/09 at 12:08 am


That's true; I think we might have tried starting a thread on it, but it didn't take off very well. :-\\

I might be one of the few posting!

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 07/10/09 at 12:12 am


I might be one of the few posting!

You also have an "ask" thread for NHL hockey!

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Frank on 07/10/09 at 12:16 am


You also have an "ask" thread for NHL hockey!

I do.
Hockey is my fav sport. You probably guessed that.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 07/10/09 at 12:17 am


I do.
Hockey is my fav sport. You probably guessed that.

Right. Is baseball your second fav?

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Frank on 07/10/09 at 12:22 am


Right. Is baseball your second fav?

That would be correct. Baseball in 2nd.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 07/10/09 at 1:42 am


That would be correct. Baseball in 2nd.

Great! O0 I knew you enjoyed MLB.

Baseball is my favorite sport (to at least watch, that is).

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/10/09 at 3:22 pm

Italy's Rinaldo Nocentini grabs the yellow jersey on the first mountain stage of the 2009 Tour de France, while Alberto Contador makes a decisive move.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Frank on 07/10/09 at 6:50 pm


Italy's Rinaldo Nocentini grabs the yellow jersey on the first mountain stage of the 2009 Tour de France, while Alberto Contador makes a decisive move.

Will this be another Tour de Lance?

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: anabel on 07/13/09 at 5:57 pm


I don't think too many follow the NHL closely on these boards.



I try, but I'm more serious about baseball, basketball and NASCAR, which isn't a sport  ;)...and even this year, NASCAR has taken a back seat (get it?) to the others...I just don't have the time to follow them all at once anymore... :\'(

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: anabel on 07/13/09 at 6:04 pm

And now to interrupt your regularly scheduled serious sport talk.........Tony Romo dumps Jessica Simpson the night before her birthday.....hey, at least he didn't do it ON her birthday!

Why would I celebrate such  :\'( news?

Now maybe the Cowboys will have a good season!!!!!!!!!!






I know, Big Nasty, I can hear you all the way from Iraq......you hate the Cowboys!!  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 07/13/09 at 7:04 pm


And now to interrupt your regularly scheduled serious sport talk.........Tony Romo dumps Jessica Simpson the night before her birthday.....hey, at least he didn't do it ON her birthday!

Why would I celebrate such  :\'( news?

Now maybe the Cowboys will have a good season!!!!!!!!!!






I know, Big Nasty, I can hear you all the way from Iraq......you hate the Cowboys!!  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

I don't much care for 'em myself...especially since their training camp facility has been close to where I live...but maybe he didn't need her anyway. ::) I dunno.
I do know, however, that Jess is one day older than me, so if she'd gotten dumped on her bday, it would have been the night before mine.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Frank on 07/14/09 at 12:00 am


I don't much care for 'em myself...especially since their training camp facility has been close to where I live...but maybe he didn't need her anyway. ::) I dunno.
I do know, however, that Jess is one day older than me, so if she'd gotten dumped on her bday, it would have been the night before mine.

Now you and Jessica have something in common., same age and she hates the cowboys now.  :)

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/15/09 at 1:34 am

Mark Cavendish produces another superb sprint finish to beat Thor Hushovd and clinch his third stage win of this year's Tour de France.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/15/09 at 1:39 am


Will this be another Tour de Lance?
General classification after Stage 10:

1 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 39hrs 11mins 04secs

2 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana at 0.06

3 Lance Armstrong (USA) Astana at 0.08

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 07/15/09 at 12:11 pm


Now you and Jessica have something in common., same age and she hates the cowboys now.  :)

Yep, she's the closest in age to me amongst celebrities.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Frank on 07/15/09 at 6:06 pm

Brett Favre works out with the Vikings today, still hasn't committed to play yet. geez...
When will this end!

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Big Nasty on 07/16/09 at 5:59 am

Kobe Bryant has officially placed himself among the all-time elite to play Basketball in the NBA, by winning without Shaq...and without being a ball hog! He is certainly top 10 of all time now.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 07/16/09 at 11:09 am


Brett Favre works out with the Vikings today, still hasn't committed to play yet. geez...
When will this end!

Omg...it's still going on?! :o ::)

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Frank on 07/16/09 at 12:06 pm

Tom Watson ahead with a 65 during 1st round at the British Open of Golf.
Is this 1977 again?

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/16/09 at 12:41 pm


Tom Watson ahead with a 65 during 1st round at the British Open of Golf.
Is this 1977 again?
How old is Tom Watson now?

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Frank on 07/16/09 at 6:47 pm


How old is Tom Watson now?

59 years old.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Frank on 07/17/09 at 3:05 pm

Tiger Woods misses cut at British open, Tom Watson still leads!

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/17/09 at 3:13 pm


Tiger Woods misses cut at British open.
I was about to post the very same. Was it that he did not like the waether over here?

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Frank on 07/17/09 at 3:19 pm


I was about to post the very same. Was it that he did not like the waether over here?

He played a few bad holes and his missed the cut by 1 stroke.
In the UK, once you miss the fairway, you are in trouble with high grass, in the USA, the grass is kinder to the players (shorter..and doesn't look like the moors from "the hounds of the Baskervilles)    :)

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/17/09 at 3:25 pm


He played a few bad holes and his missed the cut by 1 stroke.
In the UK, once you miss the fairway, you are in trouble with high grass, in the USA, the grass is kinder to the players (shorter..and doesn't look like the moors from "the hounds of the Baskervilles)    :)

The Open Championship is always played on links courses, laid out on golf courses by the sea on land created by sand dunes, and are always open to the elements.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Frank on 07/17/09 at 3:36 pm


The Open Championship is always played on links courses, laid out on golf courses by the sea on land created by sand dunes, and are always open to the elements.

I am unaware of any courses in the USA like that.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/17/09 at 3:37 pm


I am unaware of any courses in the USA like that.
I am not aware too, I know that Peeble Beach is laid out by the sea with a sheer cliff face drop.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Frank on 07/17/09 at 3:40 pm


I am not aware too, I know that Peeble Beach is laid out by the sea with a sheer cliff face drop.

Is does, but the rough doesn't look anywhere near as difficult as the courses in the UK

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/17/09 at 3:41 pm


Is does, but the rough doesn't look anywhere near as difficult as the courses in the UK
Maybe there could a market to construct new courses of the nature in the USA?

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Frank on 07/17/09 at 4:52 pm


Maybe there could a market to construct new courses of the nature in the USA?

Don't know about the average golfer in North America, but they may not want to golf if the rough has grass that's 3 or 4 feet high.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/18/09 at 12:08 am

Spaniard Oscar Freire and New Zealand's Julian Dean are both hit by pellets from an air gun during Friday's 13th stage of the Tour de France.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/18/09 at 12:09 am


Spaniard Oscar Freire and New Zealand's Julian Dean are both hit by pellets from an air gun during Friday's 13th stage of the Tour de France.
"¿Qué diablos fue eso?"

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/18/09 at 12:10 am

Astana rider Levi Leipheimer has been forced to pull out of the Tour de France with a fractured wrist.

The American, who was fourth overall, crashed at the end of Thursday's stage.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/18/09 at 4:29 am

Oscar-winning Hollywood star Russell Crowe was in the TMS and SkySports commentary boxes during day two of the second Ashes Test at Lord's.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/18/09 at 12:43 pm

Tom Watson looks to be in good form, when I last saw him.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/18/09 at 12:44 pm

American Tom Watson and Australian Mathew Goggin lead the 138th Open as day three draws to an end Turnberry.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Frank on 07/18/09 at 12:52 pm

It would be a great story if Tom Watson won. (I suppose, same as last year when Greg Norman was leading, but lost)

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Frank on 07/18/09 at 1:29 pm

Tom Watson has a 1 shot lead after 3 rounds of the British Open. We knew someone with the initials T.W. would be leading , didn't we all?  ;)

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/18/09 at 4:07 pm


Tom Watson has a 1 shot lead after 3 rounds of the British Open. We knew someone with the initials T.W. would be leading , didn't we all?  ;)
Tom Weiskopf ?

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 07/18/09 at 4:24 pm


I am not aware too, I know that Peeble Beach is laid out by the sea with a sheer cliff face drop.

I think I've been near there. It's located in central California, near the Monterey Bay.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Frank on 07/18/09 at 5:34 pm


Tom Weiskopf ?

Who else?

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/19/09 at 3:40 am


Who else?

Tom Wargo ?

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/19/09 at 12:31 pm

Five-time champion Tom Watson and fellow American Stewart Cink are in a play-off at the 138th Open Championship at Turnberry.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: ninny on 07/19/09 at 12:35 pm


It would be a great story if Tom Watson won. (I suppose, same as last year when Greg Norman was leading, but lost)

Yes it would..ugh 4 more holes

Five-time champion Tom Watson and fellow American Stewart Cink are in a play-off at the 138th Open Championship at Turnberry.

The nerves need to hold up now.
Poor Mr. Watson 4 shots down, I think age & nerves got the best of him.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/19/09 at 1:39 pm


Poor Mr. Watson 4 shots down, I think age & nerves got the best of him.
I was about to post the same, the age factor.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/19/09 at 1:40 pm

Stewart Cink wins his first major by beating 59-year-old Tom Watson in a play-off at the Open at Turnberry.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: ninny on 07/19/09 at 1:55 pm


Stewart Cink wins his first major by beating 59-year-old Tom Watson in a play-off at the Open at Turnberry.

Congratulations to Mr. Cink. :-\\ Though to be honest I'd rather it was T.W.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Big Nasty on 07/19/09 at 5:16 pm

Watching Watson snatch defeat from the Jaws of Victory was soooo disappointing

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Frank on 07/19/09 at 8:24 pm

Oh Tom, you broke our hearts. Would have been GLORIOUS is you won.
Thanks for the memory of a great 4 days.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/20/09 at 2:40 am

Tom Watson is due to play in The Senior Open Championship at Sunningdale Golf Club on Thursday.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: ninny on 07/20/09 at 8:53 am


Tom Watson is due to play in The Senior Open Championship at Sunningdale Golf Club on Thursday.

Lets hope he has better luck there.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: ninny on 07/20/09 at 8:56 am

Congratulations to Abby Wambach for scoring her 100th goal in international play. Abby Wambach scored her 100th international goal yesterday in the United States' 1-0 win over Canada in her hometown. It was Wambach's second international game since she broke her leg last July in the final pre-Olympic match. The United States is 39-3-4 all-time against Canada and outshot the visiting team 21-3. Canada's captain, Christine Sinclair of Burnaby, B.C., who has scored 99 times in 131 international starts, came closest to getting a goal when her header went wide off a corner kick in the 44th minute
http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg101/megz_1991/Abby.jpg

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/20/09 at 11:22 am


Lets hope he has better luck there.
It will be on tv here, and I plan to watch some.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/20/09 at 11:48 am


Lets hope he has better luck there.
Sunningdale is just outside London, just beyond Windsor, If I could I would go.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/20/09 at 11:52 am

David Beckham reacted angrily to a hostile reception from LA Galaxy fans during his first home game since a spell with Milan.

What happened?

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: ninny on 07/20/09 at 12:14 pm


David Beckham reacted angrily to a hostile reception from LA Galaxy fans during his first home game since a spell with Milan.

What happened?

I found this article about it.

Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder David Beckham has given his interpretation of a confrontation with a fan during last night's game with Milan.

The Galaxy drew 2-2 against Milan, the club Beckham joined on a six-month loan deal much to the anger of some fans and MLS enthusiasts.

The England international had already been jeered in his return to first-team action against New York Red Bull last Thursday.

Last night's friendly marked Beckham's LA homecoming, but he faced yet more boos and distaste from Galaxy fans.

The incident in question saw Beckham approach a section of the crowd at half-time of the game, at which point one of the spectators jumped down to angrily confront him.

Security kept the two apart, but the former Manchester United and Real Madrid star insists there was no malice intended in his actions.

"I just wanted to shake one of their hands and tell them to calm down," he told Sky Sports News.

"Some of the things they're saying are very disrespectful. However they feel about me being here, certain things you don't deserve to have said to you."

Beckham has again been linked with several possible loan moves, with Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur and a return to Milan all speculated by the press.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/20/09 at 12:16 pm


I found this article about it.

Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder David Beckham has given his interpretation of a confrontation with a fan during last night's game with Milan.

The Galaxy drew 2-2 against Milan, the club Beckham joined on a six-month loan deal much to the anger of some fans and MLS enthusiasts.

The England international had already been jeered in his return to first-team action against New York Red Bull last Thursday.

Last night's friendly marked Beckham's LA homecoming, but he faced yet more boos and distaste from Galaxy fans.

The incident in question saw Beckham approach a section of the crowd at half-time of the game, at which point one of the spectators jumped down to angrily confront him.

Security kept the two apart, but the former Manchester United and Real Madrid star insists there was no malice intended in his actions.

"I just wanted to shake one of their hands and tell them to calm down," he told Sky Sports News.

"Some of the things they're saying are very disrespectful. However they feel about me being here, certain things you don't deserve to have said to you."

Beckham has again been linked with several possible loan moves, with Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur and a return to Milan all speculated by the press.
Thanks, is that hislikes is no longer welcome there?

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/20/09 at 12:16 pm


I found this article about it.

Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder David Beckham has given his interpretation of a confrontation with a fan during last night's game with Milan.

The Galaxy drew 2-2 against Milan, the club Beckham joined on a six-month loan deal much to the anger of some fans and MLS enthusiasts.

The England international had already been jeered in his return to first-team action against New York Red Bull last Thursday.

Last night's friendly marked Beckham's LA homecoming, but he faced yet more boos and distaste from Galaxy fans.

The incident in question saw Beckham approach a section of the crowd at half-time of the game, at which point one of the spectators jumped down to angrily confront him.

Security kept the two apart, but the former Manchester United and Real Madrid star insists there was no malice intended in his actions.

"I just wanted to shake one of their hands and tell them to calm down," he told Sky Sports News.

"Some of the things they're saying are very disrespectful. However they feel about me being here, certain things you don't deserve to have said to you."

Beckham has again been linked with several possible loan moves, with Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur and a return to Milan all speculated by the press.
I would not mind his move to Tottenham Hotspur

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/20/09 at 12:29 pm

Cristiano Ronaldo could make his debut for Real Madrid against Irish minnows Shamrock Rovers as part of the Spanish side's pre-season training at the Tallaght Stadium in Dublin tonight.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 07/20/09 at 1:25 pm


Thanks, is that hislikes is no longer welcome there?

I hope not.... that would not be good

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/20/09 at 1:26 pm


I hope not.... that would not be good
His is there for his footie skills.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 07/20/09 at 1:28 pm


His is there for his footie skills.

Exactly.

I hope he stays.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/20/09 at 3:32 pm


Exactly.

I hope he stays.
Tottenham Hotspur could do with him.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/20/09 at 3:33 pm

Bradley Wiggins moves to dampen expectations after two-time runner-up Cadel Evans says the Briton is capable of winning this year's Tour de France.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/20/09 at 4:11 pm

Andy Roddick pulls out of the Indianapolis Championships as he continues his recovery from a hip injury.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/20/09 at 4:50 pm

Tottenham are preparing a move for Inter Milan midfielder Patrick Vieira.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/20/09 at 5:01 pm

Former Manchester United captain Roy Keane believes Cristiano Ronaldo was "cheap" at £80m.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Frank on 07/20/09 at 6:25 pm


Former Manchester United captain Roy Keane believes Cristiano Ronaldo was "cheap" at £80m.

I don't think he's the only on who thinks that.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Big Nasty on 07/20/09 at 7:50 pm

I can't understand why Brock Lesner is getting so much HEAT for his actions after his last fight. I liked his reference to drinking a beer...that will pay him, and climbing on top of his wife Sable...I saw her Playboy spreads...nuff said

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/21/09 at 12:56 am


I can't understand why Brock Lesner is getting so much HEAT for his actions after his last fight. I liked his reference to drinking a beer...that will pay him, and climbing on top of his wife Sable...I saw her Playboy spreads...nuff said
Does beer and sport mix well?

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/21/09 at 1:03 am

England captain Andrew Strauss praises Andrew Flintoff's contribution to England's historic win at Lord's and claims he was always confident, despite Australia's fourth day fightback.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/21/09 at 6:33 am

Former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson is in talks with Notts County about becoming director of football, BBC Radio Nottingham understands.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/21/09 at 6:33 am

Portsmouth confirm a deal has been reached in principle over the sale of the club to a group headed by United Arab Emirates businessman Sulaiman Al Fahim.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/21/09 at 6:34 am

Sir Alex Ferguson believes Manchester City will pose little threat to Manchester United's Premier League crown this season.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/21/09 at 6:35 am

Harlequins are hit by a massive £215,000 fine for fabricating an injury to their winger Tom Williams in last season's Heineken Cup quarter-final.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/21/09 at 10:02 am

Real Madrid's record £80m signing Cristiano Ronaldo was constantly booed by some fans on his debut as the Spanish side beat Shamrock Rovers 1-0.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/21/09 at 10:04 am

Midfielder Jason Euell becomes Blackpool's second signing of the summer after joining on a free transfer.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/21/09 at 10:05 am

Arsenal midfielder Samir Nasri faces up to three months out after fracturing his right fibula in pre-season training.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/21/09 at 10:05 am

Sir Alex Ferguson says Liverpool and Chelsea - not Manchester City - will be Manchester United's main competitors for the Premier League title this season.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/21/09 at 12:35 pm

Maurice Garin nicknamed "Le petit ramoneur the first winner of the Tour De France was stripped of his victory in the second Tour in 1904 because, amongst myriad stories of cheating, he and 8 others were believed to have, ridden in or been pulled by cars, and used the railways.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 07/21/09 at 1:29 pm


Harlequins are hit by a massive £215,000 fine for fabricating an injury to their winger Tom Williams in last season's Heineken Cup quarter-final.



Real Madrid's record £80m signing Cristiano Ronaldo was constantly booed by some fans on his debut as the Spanish side beat Shamrock Rovers 1-0.



Midfielder Jason Euell becomes Blackpool's second signing of the summer after joining on a free transfer.



Arsenal midfielder Samir Nasri faces up to three months out after fracturing his right fibula in pre-season training.


Wow...that's a lot of events going on over there in the world of sports. :o :o

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/21/09 at 1:31 pm


Wow...that's a lot of events going on over there in the world of sports. :o :o
Doing my best to keep ahead of the sporting news.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 07/21/09 at 1:33 pm


Doing my best to keep ahead of the sporting news.

I've mainly been following the baseball news in the U.S., since that's mainly what's been going on...but there is all kinds of sports news all around the world.



In NFL news, Michael Vick's home confinement has ended, nearly two full years after he was convicted of dogfighting charges. Personally I don't think he should be allowed to play again, for committing such a horrible act.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/21/09 at 1:36 pm


I've mainly been following the baseball news in the U.S., since that's mainly what's been going on...but there is all kinds of sports news all around the world.
The Open Championship and the 2nd Test (Cricket) has finished, but there is already the Tour De France.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/21/09 at 1:37 pm

Spain's Alberto Contador retains the yellow jersey after the 16th stage of the Tour de France.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/21/09 at 1:38 pm

Liverpool footballer Steven Gerrard "totally lost it" and hit a man "with the style and speed of a boxer" during a row over music, a court has heard.

Marcus McGee, 34, was assaulted by the England midfielder when he refused to hand over control of a CD player at the Lounge Inn, Southport, it was alleged.

Mr Gerrard, 29, took offence when his request was ignored by the businessman, Liverpool Crown Court was told.

The footballer, who denies affray, told police he hit out in self-defence.

The midfielder, from Formby, had been celebrating Liverpool's 5-1 Premier League win over Newcastle United at the Lounge Inn in the early hours of 29 December 2008.

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Written By: nally on 07/21/09 at 1:39 pm


The Open Championship and the 2nd Test (Cricket) has finished, but there is already the Tour De France.

Yes, I have heard about the TDF.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/21/09 at 1:40 pm


Yes, I have heard about the TDF.
I was watching some this afternoon, before I fell asleep.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/21/09 at 3:38 pm

England will assess medical reports before deciding whether to select Kevin Pietersen for the third Ashes Test at Edgbaston.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/21/09 at 4:04 pm

British teenager Tom Daley produced a stunning final dive to win a shock gold at his first World Championships.

The 15-year-old was lying third in the 10m platform final heading into the sixth round, but scored 100.30 with his final effort as his rivals faltered.

Pre-event favourite Qiu Bo was second, with Olympic gold medallist Matt Mitcham back in fourth.

Daley, seventh in the 2008 Olympic final, becomes Britain's first individual diving world champion.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/21/09 at 4:28 pm

Last Saturday, Amir Khan beat Andreas Kotelnik to become the WBA light-welterweight champion

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Written By: Frank on 07/21/09 at 5:35 pm

I read Tom Watson moved up about 1200 spots in the World golf rankings due to his strong outing at the British Open.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/22/09 at 2:31 am


I read Tom Watson moved up about 1200 spots in the World golf rankings due to his strong outing at the British Open.
...and his bank account is a lot healthier now.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/22/09 at 2:38 am

What do you make of John Daly's Trous at the OPen championship?

http://mattwisdom.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/daly1.jpg

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/22/09 at 6:49 am

Tom Daley hopes his World Championship gold medal triumph will help propel him to the 2012 Olympic title in London.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/22/09 at 6:50 am

England batsman Kevin Pietersen will have a scan on his Achilles injury later this week to see if he is fit for the third Ashes Test at Edgbaston.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/22/09 at 8:35 am


England batsman Kevin Pietersen will have a scan on his Achilles injury later this week to see if he is fit for the third Ashes Test at Edgbaston.
England batsman Kevin Pietersen is ruled out of the rest of the Ashes series against Australia with an Achilles injury.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/22/09 at 8:35 am

Sven-Goran Eriksson insists he can take Notts County from League Two to the Premier League after signing a five-year deal as director of football.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/22/09 at 8:35 am

Chelsea striker Didier Drogba is poised to sign a new three-year deal but Andriy Shevchenko looks set to leave Stamford Bridge.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/22/09 at 8:37 am

League Two side Crewe Alexandra sign Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper David Button on a six-month loan deal.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/22/09 at 10:14 am

Keri-Anne Payne won the women's 10km open water race in a sprint finish to give Great Britain their second gold of the 2009 Fina World Championships

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/22/09 at 10:15 am

Four professional footballers have been banned from playing for up to a year and fined for breaching betting rules.

The Football Association investigation centred on Accrington Stanley's League Two game against Bury in May 2008.

Chester's Jay Harris, who was then at Accrington, has been banned for a year and fined £5,000 over that FA charge.

His then team-mates Robert Williams and David Mannix have been banned for eight months and 10 months and ex-Bury player Andrew Mangan banned for five months.

The case against another Accrington player, Peter Cavanagh, will be heard at a later date.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/22/09 at 10:27 am

TOUR DE FRANCE: Frank Schleck wins stage 17; Alberto Contador second; Bradley Wiggins loses ground

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/22/09 at 10:42 am

TOUR DE FRANCE 2009 AFTER STAGE 17:

Yellow jersey : Alberto Contador (Spa/Astana)
Green jersey: Thor Hushovd (Nor/Cervelo)
Polka dot jersey: Franco Pellizotti (Ita/Liquigas)
White jersey: Andy Schleck (Lux/Saxo Bank)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/22/09 at 10:43 am

TOUR DE FRANCE 2009 GENERAL CLASSIFICATION AFTER STAGE 17:

1. Alberto Contador (Spa/Astana) 72 hrs 27 mins 09 seconds
2. Andy Schleck (Lux/Saxo Bank) + 2 mins 26 secs
3. Frank Schleck (Lux/Saxo Bank) + 3 mins 25 secs
4. Lance Armstrong (USA/Astana) + 3 min 55 secs
5. Andreas Kloden (Ger/Astana) + 4 mins 44secs

6. Bradley Wiggins(GB/Garmin) + 4 min 53 secs

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/22/09 at 12:57 pm

TOUR DE FRANCE 2009

Giro d'Italia runner-up Danilo Di Luca has been provisionally suspended after testing positive for the banned blood booster Cera.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/22/09 at 1:14 pm

Rory McIlroy will make his debut for Ireland at the World Cup in China in November, with fellow Northern Ireland player Graeme McDowell as his partner.

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Written By: nally on 07/22/09 at 1:16 pm


What do you make of John Daly's Trous at the OPen championship?

http://mattwisdom.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/daly1.jpg

Looks like he went back in time 30-some-odd years :D

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/22/09 at 1:21 pm


Looks like he went back in time 30-some-odd years :D
He had more outrageous trousers on for the Open Championship

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Written By: nally on 07/22/09 at 1:24 pm


He had more outrageous trousers on for the Open Championship

I think Tiger Woods did once. I saw a clip of him wearing a weird looking garment on an installment of Most Outrageous TV Moments.

No, wait...it was someone else on the golf course. Tiger Woods was there, and he made a comment about it.

Actually, I don't know if it was Woods or that other guy.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/22/09 at 1:29 pm


I think Tiger Woods did once. I saw a clip of him wearing a weird looking garment on an installment of Most Outrageous TV Moments.

No, wait...it was someone else on the golf course. Tiger Woods was there, and he made a comment about it.

Actually, I don't know if it was Woods or that other guy.
Plus Fours as the trousers?

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/22/09 at 1:30 pm

More of John Daly...

http://dascoop.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/john-daly-italian_299x481.jpg

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Written By: nally on 07/22/09 at 1:30 pm


Plus Fours as the trousers?

I don't quite remember. Too bad I can't play it back on my TV, since the built-in VCR is not working :-[

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/22/09 at 1:31 pm

More of John Daly in the Italian Open last May...

http://www4.pictures.gi.zimbio.com/BMW+Italian+Open+Round+One+4b29XjUq8SJl.jpg

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Written By: nally on 07/22/09 at 1:31 pm


More of John Daly...

http://dascoop.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/john-daly-italian_299x481.jpg

Are you sure this photo was taken in 2009 and not 1967? ;D

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Written By: nally on 07/22/09 at 1:33 pm


More of John Daly in the Italian Open last May...

http://www4.pictures.gi.zimbio.com/BMW+Italian+Open+Round+One+4b29XjUq8SJl.jpg


LOL... never go on the golf course wearing your heirloom patchwork quilt...unless you're into that sort of thing :D

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/22/09 at 1:33 pm


I think Tiger Woods did once. I saw a clip of him wearing a weird looking garment on an installment of Most Outrageous TV Moments.

I know that Tiger Woods always wears the same sweater/jumper for the final round, Seve Ballesteros used to as well.

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Written By: nally on 07/22/09 at 1:34 pm


I know that Tiger Woods always wears the same sweater/jumper for the final round, Seve Ballesteros used to as well.

Maybe that was Ballestros who was wearing it. I will have to play it on my parents' VCR to see it again.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/22/09 at 1:36 pm


Maybe that was Ballestros who was wearing it. I will have to play it on my parents' VCR to see it again.
How far back do you think was it?

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Written By: nally on 07/22/09 at 1:38 pm


How far back do you think was it?

I taped it in 2005, I can remember that.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/22/09 at 1:39 pm


I taped it in 2005, I can remember that.
Was it one of the Majors?

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Written By: nally on 07/22/09 at 1:41 pm


Was it one of the Majors?

I don't know which one; all I can tell you is that it was a clip.

And I think I can remember Tiger saying: "One ball; no, make that two balls out." Something like that.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/22/09 at 1:42 pm


I don't know which one; all I can tell you is that it was a clip.

And I think I can remember Tiger saying: "One ball; no, make that two balls out." Something like that.
Rings no bells with me, it looks like it will to wait for when the new VCR arrives.

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Written By: nally on 07/22/09 at 1:45 pm


Rings no bells with me, it looks like it will to wait for when the new VCR arrives.

Or if I can get my unit fixed.

Like I said in another thread, I did email tech support last year, but I trashed the reply by accident. I meant to click on the message, but I clicked the "delete" button instead, and the message is gone for good. :(

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/22/09 at 1:48 pm


Or if I can get my unit fixed.

Like I said in another thread, I did email tech support last year, but I trashed the reply by accident. I meant to click on the message, but I clicked the "delete" button instead, and the message is gone for good. :(
I have highlights of several Open Championships for the 80's on VHS.

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Written By: nally on 07/22/09 at 1:52 pm


I have highlights of several Open Championships for the 80's on VHS.

That's good. I taped part of a golf championship in November 2004; I had to watch it and write a report on it for my golf class.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/22/09 at 1:53 pm


That's good. I taped part of a golf championship in November 2004; I had to watch it and write a report on it for my golf class.
My recording was just for pleasure.

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Written By: nally on 07/22/09 at 2:05 pm


My recording was just for pleasure.

okay :)

When I recorded the most outrageous tv moments, that was for pleasure. I like to watch flubs/gaffes on TV; they make me laugh.

Among those that are sports-related, I can remember a few baseball ones; one notable from the 1990s is when a Cleveland Indians player hit a fly ball that bounced off of Jose Canseco's head for a home run.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/22/09 at 2:22 pm


okay :)

When I recorded the most outrageous tv moments, that was for pleasure. I like to watch flubs/gaffes on TV; they make me laugh.

Among those that are sports-related, I can remember a few baseball ones; one notable from the 1990s is when a Cleveland Indians player hit a fly ball that bounced off of Jose Canseco's head for a home run.
Could that clip be on YouTube?

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Written By: nally on 07/22/09 at 2:23 pm


Could that clip be on YouTube?

Which one? The one with Jose Canseco? It might be...but I don't think there's too much MLB stuff on Youtube.

I could try searching with the keywords sports bloopers.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/22/09 at 2:27 pm


Which one? The one with Jose Canseco? It might be...but I don't think there's too much MLB stuff on Youtube.

I could try searching with the keywords sports bloopers.
The Tiger Woods clip.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/23/09 at 2:22 am

Britain's Campbell Walsh won gold in the kayak single at the slalom World Cup event in Bratislava.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/23/09 at 4:54 am

Tottenham have signed defenders Kyle Naughton and Kyle Walker from Championship side Sheffield United.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/23/09 at 4:55 am

Chelsea midfielder John Mikel Obi has signed a new five-year contract with the Stamford Bridge club.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/23/09 at 4:55 am

Britain's former world cruiserweight champion David Haye will take on Russia's WBA heavyweight champion Nikolai Valuev on 7 November.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/23/09 at 5:07 am

Spectators at County Week in Eastbourne were treated to a surprise display by Andy Murray as he represented the North of Scotland against Hertfordshire.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/23/09 at 7:21 am

A row over swimsuit technology threatens to overshadow the Fina World Championships in Rome.

The latest hi-tech suit, which is said to enhance buoyancy and reduce drag, has split opinion, with some swimmers claiming it offers an unfair advantage.

Governing body Fina has approved a number of suits it initially rejected.

"Having experienced first hand some of these suits, I have no doubt they are performance enhancing," Australian star Libby Trickett told BBC Sport.

Double Olympic champion Rebecca Adlington refuses to wear one of the new, faster suits but many of her rivals, including fellow Briton Jo Jackson, will.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/23/09 at 7:22 am

Britain's Bradley Wiggins looks to move back into the podium places in stage 18, a 40.5km time trial around Lake Annecy.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/23/09 at 7:24 am

Team boss Christian Horner believes Red Bull have the best drivers in Formula 1 - and says both men are being given an equal chance of success.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/23/09 at 7:27 am

Brawn GP insist they can banish the "frustration" of the past two grands prix in Hungary this weekend.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/23/09 at 8:03 am

Mark Webber signs contract to stay at Red Bull for the 2010 season

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/23/09 at 8:15 am

New Zealand fly-half Dan Carter will make his comeback from a ruptured Achilles tendon on Saturday.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/23/09 at 8:17 am

The snooker UK Championship returns to Telford International Centre for the third year running.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/23/09 at 8:25 am

Sir Michael Stoute has three strong entries in Saturday's King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/23/09 at 11:17 am

Bradley Wiggins gave himself a good chance of a podium finish at the Tour de France after making ground on his rivals in Thursday's time trial.

The British Garmin rider moved from sixth to fourth spot overall, just 11 seconds behind Lance Armstrong who moved up one place into third.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/23/09 at 11:33 am

Ticketmaster with the vendors of the tickets for the 2012 London Olympics.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/23/09 at 11:33 am


Ticketmaster with the vendors of the tickets for the 2012 London Olympics.
btw, the tickets are NOT on sell yet.

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Written By: Frank on 07/23/09 at 12:09 pm

Seems like it won't be "Tour de Lance" this year


Ticketmaster with the vendors of the tickets for the 2012 London Olympics.

Only 204 days till the Vancouver Winter Olympics.

..athletes village sill not completed yet  :o

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/23/09 at 12:11 pm


Seems like it won't be "Tour de Lance" this year

It will be someone else's year.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/23/09 at 12:11 pm


Only 204 days till the Vancouver Winter Olympics.

..athletes village sill not completed yet  :o
The stadium is progressing well for the 2012 in London.

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Written By: Frank on 07/23/09 at 12:13 pm

Maybe I will start a thread re: 2010 Winter Olympics, in the sports section, early in 2010.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/23/09 at 12:20 pm


Maybe I will start a thread re: 2010 Winter Olympics, in the sports section, early in 2010.

Should Canada do well in the Winter Olympics?

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Written By: nally on 07/23/09 at 12:21 pm


The Tiger Woods clip.

Nope, haven't had time to search for that clip yet.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/23/09 at 12:23 pm


Nope, haven't had time to search for that clip yet.
I was going to try, but never got round to it.

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Written By: nally on 07/23/09 at 12:24 pm


Maybe I will start a thread re: 2010 Winter Olympics, in the sports section, early in 2010.


Good idea. One of us ought to do it.

I remember contributing greatly to last year's Summer Olympics thread, which began on 08-08-08!

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Written By: Frank on 07/23/09 at 12:25 pm


Should Canada do well in the Winter Olympics?

We hope we will. If we don't win the Hockey Gold medal, millions in this country will be sad/shocked.


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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/23/09 at 12:26 pm


We hope we will. If we don't win the Hockey Gold medal, millions in this country will be sad/shocked.



Ice Hockey being your national sport?

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Written By: Frank on 07/23/09 at 12:32 pm


Ice Hockey being your national sport?

Hockey is by far the most popular sport in Canada. Almost as fanatical as British or Italian football fans

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/23/09 at 1:24 pm


Hockey is by far the most popular sport in Canada. Almost as fanatical as British or Italian football fans
Yes, football is very popular here.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/23/09 at 1:27 pm

Harry Redknapp says his Tottenham team face starting the season without any recognised central defenders, and confirms his interest in strikers Peter Crouch and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/23/09 at 1:33 pm

Tottenham defensive trio Jonathan Woodgate, Michael Dawson and Ledley King are all doubtful for the Premier League opener against Liverpool.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/23/09 at 2:05 pm

Lance Armstrong will quit Astana and race for Team RadioShack in 2010 Tour de France.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/23/09 at 2:07 pm


Seems like it won't be "Tour de Lance" this year

It will be someone else's year.

Lance Armstrong will quit Astana and race for Team RadioShack in 2010 Tour de France.
Can next year be Lance Armstrong's year?

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Written By: Big Nasty on 07/23/09 at 2:09 pm

Lebron James get dunked on?  This bogus video has resurfaced. A young player from Texas A&M does in fact get a nice little dunk in the video. However, 1. you can't tell if it is even Lebron James in the video...2. If it is Lebron it's not like he is under the guy dunking or even playing man to man defense on him...3. Lebron? is helping a beaten player on defense...I am not the biggest Lebron James fan but let's not look for ways to tarnish his game with bogus video that may or may not even be him!!

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/23/09 at 4:17 pm

England midfielder Steven Gerrard has told Liverpool Crown Court he is "sorry" about a fight in which he punched a man in a Merseyside bar.

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Written By: Frank on 07/23/09 at 6:08 pm


Can next year be Lance Armstrong's year?

Could be. There's always next year!

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Written By: ninny on 07/23/09 at 6:13 pm

Tom Watson -3 (67) at Senior British Open.Fred Funk leader at -6 (64)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/24/09 at 1:21 am


Tom Watson -3 (67) at Senior British Open.Fred Funk leader at -6 (64)
Thanks I was about to post this myself, but I will extend the leaderboard.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/24/09 at 1:28 am

Senior Open Championship 2009, played at Sunningdale

Leaderbaord (top ten) after the first round:

1  -- FUNK, Fred --  -6
T2  -- HAAS, Jay --  -4
T2 -- ROBERTS, Loren -- -4
T2 -- SMYTH, Des  -4
T2 -- WILLIAMS, Christopher -4
T6 -- BRUNER, Jerry -3 
T6 -- KITE, Tom -3
T6 -- NORMAN, Greg -3
T6 -- TORRANCE, Sam  -3 
T6 -- WATSON, Tom  -3 

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/24/09 at 3:06 am

Brawn's Jenson Button looks to recover from two disappointing races as the Hungary Grand Prix weekend begins with practice.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/24/09 at 3:07 am

Supporters groups Spirit of Shankly and ShareLiverpoolFC have unveiled a new, joint proposal to buy Liverpool.

The supporters' organisations are unhappy with the financial structure of the club following the takeover by Americans George Gillett and Tom Hicks.

The key change to the original "member-share" proposal is a reduction of the share price from £5,000 to £500.

Gillett and Hicks were expected to complete a refinancing of the club's £350m debt on Thursday.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/24/09 at 3:07 am

David Beckham insists he is staying with the LA Galaxy despite a hostile response from some fans to his return.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/24/09 at 3:46 am

Motherwell 8-1 Flamurtari (8-2) 

Jamie Murphy grabbed a hat-trick as Motherwell hammered Albanian side Flamurtari Vlore to ease into the third qualifying round of the Europa League.

Murphy fired home after 13 minutes and Paul Slane set him up for the second before firing in the third himself.

Ross Forbes scored a penalty, Murphy fired in the fifth and Shaun Hutchinson headed in, all before the break, before Forbes fired his second from distance.

Odise Roshi drove home for Flamurtari before Robert McHugh restored the gap.

It ensured that Motherwell will face Steaua Bucharest in the next round in a week's time after the Romanians beat Hungarians Ujpest after two 2-1 wins.

New signings Steve Jennings and Chris Humphrey had been handed their Well debuts in midfield at Excelsior Stadium.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/24/09 at 3:56 am

New Zealand Cricket has persuaded its six Indian Premier League players to agree contracts with the board and forgo "significant sums of money".

The move avoids a possible rift caused by a scheduling clash with Australia's tour to its Oceania neighbour in March.

Daniel Vettori, Brendon McCullum, Kyle Mills, Jacob Oram, Jesse Ryder and Ross Taylor had all been granted extra time to confirm their deals.

NZC chief executive Justin Vaughan said: "This is an admirable decision."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/24/09 at 3:57 am

World number one Roger Federer's wife Mirka gives birth to twin girls

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/24/09 at 3:59 am

FORMULA 1: Practice begins for Sunday's Hungary Grand Prix at the Hungaroring

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/24/09 at 4:42 am

FOOTBALL: Gary Neville flies home from Manchester United's Far East tour because of a groin strain

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/24/09 at 8:00 am

FOOTBALL: Steven Gerrard found not guilty of affray by a jury at Liverpool Crown Court

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/24/09 at 8:01 am

McLaren look to continue their encouraging form in second practice at the Hungaroring after Heikki Kovalainen and Lewis Hamilton go first and third quickest in the first session.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/24/09 at 8:28 am

Former 100m world record holder Asafa Powell says British sprinters are not challenging because they are lazy.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/24/09 at 8:28 am


Former 100m world record holder Asafa Powell says British sprinters are not challenging because they are lazy.
We're not lazy, it is just we have nowhere to train!

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/24/09 at 8:42 am

Wales' former European junior 400m champion Tim Benjamin has quit athletics after struggling with injuries for the past few years.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/24/09 at 8:48 am

Britain's double Olympic champion Rebecca Adlington has played down her gold medal hopes ahead of the World Swimming Championships in Rome.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/24/09 at 8:53 am

The future success of Britain's most talented crop of table tennis players in years is put in doubt by UK Sport's decision to cut funding.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/24/09 at 9:12 am

Alistair Brownlee wins the Kitzbuhel triathlon to move top of the World Championship Series rankings.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/24/09 at 9:15 am

Weightlifter Michaela Breeze says she has been left "high and dry" by UK Sport after her funding was cut.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/24/09 at 9:27 am

Thieves in Australia are believed to have made off with a valuable supply of rocks for the sport of curling thinking it was alcohol.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/24/09 at 9:30 am

Recently retired American football star Steve "Air" McNair is found dead with multiple gunshot wounds in Nashville. along with a dead woman.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/24/09 at 11:08 am

Lewis Hamilton clocked the quickest lap of the day during the second practice session for the Hungarian Grand Prix.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/24/09 at 11:13 am

Livingston have been placed in financial administration for the second time in their 14-year history.

The First Division club owe West Lothian Council £330,000 in rent arrears, buildings insurance and rates.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/24/09 at 11:45 am

Mark Cavendish wins his fifth stage of the 2009 Tour de France to claim a record ninth stage win overall for a British rider.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/24/09 at 11:46 am

http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/46109000/jpg/_46109736_cow_ap766.jpg

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/24/09 at 12:14 pm

Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez is delighted that captain Steven Gerrard can return to his team after being cleared of affray.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/24/09 at 12:15 pm

British pair Tom Daley and Max Brick have qualified for Saturday's men's final of the synchronised diving at the World Championships in Rome.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/24/09 at 12:24 pm

RUGBY UNION: Leicester sign centre Anthony Allen from Gloucester

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 07/24/09 at 12:39 pm


Senior Open Championship 2009, played at Sunningdale

Leaderbaord (top ten) after the first round:

1  -- FUNK, Fred --  -6
T2  -- HAAS, Jay --  -4
T2 -- ROBERTS, Loren -- -4
T2 -- SMYTH, Des  -4
T2 -- WILLIAMS, Christopher -4
T6 -- BRUNER, Jerry -3 
T6 -- KITE, Tom -3
T6 -- NORMAN, Greg -3
T6 -- TORRANCE, Sam  -3 
T6 -- WATSON, Tom  -3 


The only name I recognize from that list is Greg Norman.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/24/09 at 12:46 pm


The only name I recognize from that list is Greg Norman.
You recognised Tom Watson tie-ing for 6th place.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 07/24/09 at 12:46 pm


You recognised Tom Watson tie-ing for 6th place.

Oh yes...him, too. I almost forgot.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/24/09 at 12:47 pm

FOOTBALL

Friday, 24 July 2009 Fixtures

League of Ireland Premier Division
Bray v Galway Utd, 19:45
Dundalk v Drogheda Utd, 19:45

Friendly Match
Ajax v Atletico Madrid, 20:15
Aldershot v Fulham XI, 19:45
Bristol Rovers v Crystal Palace, 19:45
Celtic v Al Ahly, 17:15
Crawley Town v Brighton, 19:45
Deportiva Quito v Al-Ittihad, 19:30
Eastbourne Borough v Wycombe, 19:30
FC Seoul v Man Utd, 12:00
Glenavon v St Johnstone, 19:30
Kidderminster v West Brom, 19:30
Lincoln Utd v Lincoln City, 19:30
Lochee Utd v Hearts, 19:00
Matlock v Chesterfield, 19:45
Oxford Utd v QPR, 19:45
Sevilla v Juventus, 21:30
Sunderland v Benfica, 18:00
Thurrock v West Ham, 19:45
Tottenham v Barcelona, 20:00
Tranmere v Liverpool, 19:45
York v Hartlepool, 19:30

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/24/09 at 12:47 pm


FOOTBALL

Friday, 24 July 2009 Fixtures

League of Ireland Premier Division
Bray v Galway Utd, 19:45
Dundalk v Drogheda Utd, 19:45

Friendly Match
Ajax v Atletico Madrid, 20:15
Aldershot v Fulham XI, 19:45
Bristol Rovers v Crystal Palace, 19:45
Celtic v Al Ahly, 17:15
Crawley Town v Brighton, 19:45
Deportiva Quito v Al-Ittihad, 19:30
Eastbourne Borough v Wycombe, 19:30
FC Seoul v Man Utd, 12:00
Glenavon v St Johnstone, 19:30
Kidderminster v West Brom, 19:30
Lincoln Utd v Lincoln City, 19:30
Lochee Utd v Hearts, 19:00
Matlock v Chesterfield, 19:45
Oxford Utd v QPR, 19:45
Sevilla v Juventus, 21:30
Sunderland v Benfica, 18:00
Thurrock v West Ham, 19:45
Tottenham v Barcelona, 20:00
Tranmere v Liverpool, 19:45
York v Hartlepool, 19:30
The Celtic and Tottenham matches are to be played at Wembley Stadium

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/24/09 at 12:48 pm


Oh yes...him, too. I almost forgot.
He's 59 years old you know.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 07/24/09 at 12:49 pm


He's 59 years old you know.

Right!!

A year older than my mom, who will be 58 this November.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/24/09 at 12:50 pm


Right!!

A year older than my mom, who will be 58 this November.
The Live Scoreboard of the Senior Open

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 07/24/09 at 12:54 pm


The Live Scoreboard of the Senior Open



A helpful link. Thanks!

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/24/09 at 12:58 pm


A helpful link. Thanks!
I was setting up to record the Tottenham football match for my son and I saw Greg Norman on one of the fairways, he looks good for his age (about the same as me).

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/24/09 at 12:59 pm


I was setting up to record the Tottenham football match for my son and I saw Greg Norman on one of the fairways, he looks good for his age (about the same as me).
Not that I can play golf anymore.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 07/24/09 at 1:02 pm


Not that I can play golf anymore.

I haven't played any golf in the past 3 years myself, but my dad tells me he wants to go golfing with me sometime this summer.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/24/09 at 1:08 pm


I haven't played any golf in the past 3 years myself, but my dad tells me he wants to go golfing with me sometime this summer.
That's good, for the last time I played was in the late 80's.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 07/24/09 at 1:13 pm


That's good, for the last time I played was in the late 80's.

Which is over 20 years ago now.

At that time, I was 9 and the only golf I really knew about was minature golf.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/24/09 at 1:15 pm


Which is over 20 years ago now.

At that time, I was 9 and the only golf I really knew about was minature golf.
Up to around 1994, I did play pitch and putt (holes up to the length of 100 yards), but that is not the real thing.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 07/24/09 at 1:18 pm


Up to around 1994, I did play pitch and putt (holes up to the length of 100 yards), but that is not the real thing.

They also have special areas where you can practice hitting the ball as far as you can. I think those are called driving ranges.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/24/09 at 1:23 pm


They also have special areas where you can practice hitting the ball as far as you can. I think those are called driving ranges.
Yes, and I have never been on one, I never had the chance.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 07/24/09 at 1:26 pm


Yes, and I have never been on one, I never had the chance.

I tried once, but I didn't whack the ball very far.

Then again, it's been 5 years since I took the golf class, and I was just learning the basics.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/24/09 at 1:28 pm


I tried once, but I didn't whack the ball very far.

Then again, it's been 5 years since I took the golf class, and I was just learning the basics.
If I was on one, I would be aiming for targets like the distance signs, than trying to improve my distance hit.

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Written By: nally on 07/24/09 at 1:39 pm


If I was on one, I would be aiming for targets like the distance signs, than trying to improve my distance hit.

Yeah, same here. My dad and I have only played on par 3 courses, and so we don't need to hit the ball a great distance.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/24/09 at 2:07 pm

Wigan Warriors host reigning Super League champions Leeds Rhinos at the JJB Stadium.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/24/09 at 2:07 pm

Wigan's Cameron Phelps and Andy Coley have signed contract extensions keeping them at the club for the 2010 season.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/24/09 at 2:08 pm

Leeds welcome back captain Kevin Sinfield and Scott Donald, who missed last week's defeat of Hull KR with a dead leg and illness respectively.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/24/09 at 2:10 pm

Bath fly-half and centre Olly Barkley has fractured his left leg on a pre-season training camp in Portugal.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/24/09 at 2:31 pm

Olympic champion Usain Bolt cruises to a 100m win at Crystal Palace London

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/24/09 at 2:37 pm

Five Jamaican athletes have tested positive for a banned substance, the IAAF confirms.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/24/09 at 2:38 pm

Liverpool runner Michael Rimmer hopes to get himself in a medal position for the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/24/09 at 2:51 pm


Olympic champion Usain Bolt cruises to a 100m win at Crystal Palace London
Despite racing into a strong headwind, the Jamaican recovered from a stumbling start to record a time of 9.91 seconds.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/24/09 at 3:14 pm

Friday, 24 July 2009 Results

Friendly Match
Celtic 5-0 Al Ahly
FC Seoul 2-3 Man Utd

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/24/09 at 3:14 pm

FOOTBALL:

GOAL: Tottenham 0-1 Barcelona: Bojan (32)

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/24/09 at 3:15 pm

World swimming governing body Fina has decided to ban controversial non-textile swimsuits, but not until 2010.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/24/09 at 3:16 pm


World swimming governing body Fina has decided to ban controversial non-textile swimsuits, but not until 2010.
Any piccys of these swimsuits?

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/24/09 at 3:19 pm

North Staffordshire's top two professional darts players Phil Taylor and Adrian Lewis will meet in the quarter-final of the World Matchplay Championship in Blackpool.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/24/09 at 3:39 pm

Aston Villa winger Stewart Downing has admitted he is unlikely to make an appearance for his new club before early December.

Downing, 25, fractured his foot playing for Middlesbrough against Villa in May but had hoped to return in October.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/24/09 at 3:46 pm

World number two Rafael Nadal says he is cautiously optimistic about his fitness after training for the first time in almost two months.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/24/09 at 4:09 pm

Wigan scored 28 unanswered points to beat Leeds and close the gap on the Super League top four.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Frank on 07/24/09 at 4:17 pm


World number two Rafael Nadal says he is cautiously optimistic about his fitness after training for the first time in almost two months.

I hope he plays at the US open in 6 weeks

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/24/09 at 4:44 pm

TOUR DE FRANCE 2009 AFTER STAGE 19:

Yellow jersey: Alberto Contador (Spa/Astana)
Green jersey: Thor Hushovd (Nor/Cervelo)
Polka dot jersey: Franco Pellizotti (Ita/Liquigas)
White jersey: Andy Schleck (Lux/Saxo Bank)

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/24/09 at 4:45 pm


I hope he plays at the US open in 6 weeks
With Andy Murray?

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Frank on 07/24/09 at 4:48 pm


With Andy Murray?

In the Men's singles.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/24/09 at 4:50 pm


In the Men's singles.
I hope they met.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/24/09 at 4:50 pm

TOUR DE FRANCE:

GENERAL CLASSIFICATION AFTER STAGE 19:

1. Alberto Contador (Spa/Astana) 73 hrs 15 mins 39 seconds
2. Andy Schleck (Lux/Saxo Bank) + 4 mins 11 secs
3. Lance Armstrong (USA/Astana) + 5 min 21 secs
4. Bradley Wiggins (GB/Garmin) + 5 min 36 secs
5. Andreas Kloden (Ger/Astana) + 5 mins 38 secs
6. Frank Schleck (Lux/Saxo Bank) + 5 mins 59 secs

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/24/09 at 4:54 pm

Tributes have been paid to former British Ryder Cup star John Panton MBE, who has died aged 92.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 07/24/09 at 5:23 pm


Five Jamaican athletes have tested positive for a banned substance, the IAAF confirms.

Uh-oh.. http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/07/nono.gif

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/25/09 at 1:54 am

FOOTBALL: David Beckham is fined $1000 (£600) by MLS for confronting fan during LA Galaxy game

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/25/09 at 1:54 am

FOOTBALL: Sunderland sign Marseille and Albania midfielder Lorik Cana on four-year deal

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/25/09 at 1:55 am

RUGBY LEAGUE: Wigan power to a convincing 28-10 victory over champions Leeds at the JJB Stadium

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/25/09 at 2:49 am

Gemma Spofforth is confident of a 100m medal in the upcoming World Championships, but believes the impact of the controversial swimsuits has been overblown going into the event in Rome.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/25/09 at 2:55 am

Formula Two officials confirm a detailed investigation will be launched into the accident which claimed the life of teenage driver Henry Surtees.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/25/09 at 2:57 am

HORSE RACING: Look Here is aiming to become the first filly since 1983 to win Saturday's King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/25/09 at 3:08 am

Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal has won the Indonesian Open badminton title with a victory over the higher-ranked Chinese player Lin Wang in Jakarta

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/25/09 at 4:06 am

Tottenham's Brazilian defender Gilberto has left the club after having his contract terminated by mutual consent.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/25/09 at 4:07 am

Friday, 24 July 2009 Result

Friendly Match
Tottenham 1-1 Barcelona

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/25/09 at 11:50 am

Felipe Massa is to be operated on after suffering skull damage and concussion during a high-speed accident in qualifying for the Hungarian GP.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/25/09 at 11:50 am

MOTOGP: Italy's Valentino Rossi takes pole for British GP at Donington. James Toseland comes ninth

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/25/09 at 11:51 am

ATHLETICS: Jamaica, anchored by Usain Bolt, win the 4x100m at the London Grand Prix

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/25/09 at 11:51 am

RUGBY UNION: South Africa beat New Zealand 28-19 in the Tri-Nations in Bloemfontein

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/25/09 at 11:58 am

CRICKET: Hampshire beat Sussex by six wickets to win the Friends Provident Trophy at Lord's.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/25/09 at 12:03 pm

Bradley Wiggins delivered a heroic ride on Mont Ventoux to keep fourth place in the Tour de France as Alberto Contador all but sealed overall victory.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/25/09 at 12:03 pm

TOUR DE FRANCE:

Stage 20 result:

1. Juan Manuel Garate (Spa/Rabobank) 4hrs 39mins 21secs
2. Tony Martin (Ger/Columbia ) + 3secs
3. Andy Schleck (Lux/Saxo Bank ) + 38
4. Alberto Contador (Spa/Astana) "
5. Lance Armstrong (US/Astana) + 41
6. Frank Schleck (Lux/Saxo Bank) + 43
7. Roman Kreuziger (Czech Rep/Liquigas) + 46
8. Franco Pellizotti (Italy/Liquigas) + 56
9. Vincenzo Nibali (Italy/Liquigas) + 58
10. Bradley Wiggins (GB/Garmin) + 1min 03secs

Selected others:

636. Charles Weglius (GB/Silence-Lotto) + 8mins 05sec
104. Mark Cavendish (GB/Columbia) + 25mins 42secs
155. David Millar (GB/Garmin) + 26mins 01secs

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/25/09 at 12:04 pm

TOUR DE FRANCE:

Overall standings:

1. Alberto Contador (Spa/Astana) 81hrs 46mins 17secs
2. Andy Schleck (Lux/Saxo Bank) + 4mins 11secs
3. Lance Armstrong (US/Astana) + 5mins 24secs
4. Bradley Wiggins (GB/Garmin) + 6mins 01secs
5. Frank Schleck (Lux/Saxo Bank) + 6mins 04secs
6. Andreas Kloeden (Ger/Astana) + 6mins 42secs

Selected others:

17. Carlos Sastre (Spain/Cervelo) + 26mins 21secs
59. Charlie Wegelius (GB/Silence-Lotto) + 1hr 29mins 07secs
85. David Millar (GB/Garmin) + 2hr 14mins 34secs
131. Mark Cavendish (GB/Columbia) + 3hrs 21mins 54secs

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/25/09 at 12:24 pm

Bolton Wanderers sign defenders Zat Knight from Aston Villa and Sam Ricketts from Hull City.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/25/09 at 12:30 pm

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has agreed personal terms with Barcelona as he edges ever closer to joining the European champions from Inter Milan.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/25/09 at 1:03 pm

RUGBY LEAGUE: St Helens beat Harlequins 44-24 to extend their lead at the top of Super League

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/25/09 at 1:22 pm

TENNIS: British number one Anne Keothavong will start her North American hard-court campaign against Elena Dementieva in Stanford, California.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Frank on 07/25/09 at 3:08 pm

Rickey Henderson & Jim Rice  ;D inducted in the baseball hall of fame tomorrow.

Jim Rice was one of my favorite players ever, along with Johnny Bench, Tom Seaver and Willie Stargell

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/25/09 at 3:34 pm

Felipe Massa's condition is described as "serious but stable" following emergency surgery after suffering skull damage and concussion.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Frank on 07/25/09 at 3:50 pm

I got this from Yahoo. I haven't seen it on TV yet.
Formula One driver Felipe Massa has undergone “life-threatening” surgery for a fractured skull from a high-speed crash at Hungarian Grand Prix qualifying.

The AEK military hospital said Saturday the 28-year-old Brazilian was in “satisfactory condition” after emergency surgery. The hospital said in a statement the Ferrari driver would be kept in intensive care overnight.

Ferrari spokesman Luca Colajanni said the driver’s state was “positive.”

Massa was struck in the helmet by a loose part from another car and his car slammed into a tire barrier.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/26/09 at 3:03 am

British divers Tom Daley and Max Brick finish ninth in the men's 10m synchro final at the World Championships.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/26/09 at 4:09 am

Great Britain stick with a largely unchanged line-up for next month's World Rowing Championships in Poland despite disappointing recent results.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/26/09 at 4:10 am

Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal wins the Indonesian Open badminton title with an upset victory over higher ranked Chinese Lin Wang in Jakarta.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/26/09 at 4:10 am

Kobe Bryant admits the significance of winning his first NBA title without Shaquille O'Neal, but feels the coming season will prove extremely tough for the LA Lakers.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/26/09 at 4:10 am

Guernsey's Alison Merrien is beaten in the semi-finals of the Bowls World Cup in Australia.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/26/09 at 4:11 am

North Staffordshire's top two professional darts players Phil Taylor and Adrian Lewis will meet in the quarter-final of the World Matchplay Championship in Blackpool.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/26/09 at 4:11 am

British pair Rick Peacock and John Pink take silver after a superb final day at the 49er World Championship in Italy.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/26/09 at 4:12 am

Johanne Brekke leads the way as Britain's women's prone team win gold at the European shooting championships.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/26/09 at 4:13 am

Olympic legend Michael Phelps returns to international action at the World Championships in Rome on Sunday looking to end a monumental 12 months positively.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/26/09 at 4:13 am

Alistair Brownlee wins the Kitzbuhel triathlon to move top of the World Championship Series rankings.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/26/09 at 4:14 am

FORMULA 1: FIA and Brawn team to conduct investigation into Felipe Massa's accident at Hungarian GP

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/26/09 at 4:14 am

Ian Bell will start Thursday's third Ashes Test at Edgbaston after England opt against calling up a replacement for the injured Kevin Pietersen.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/26/09 at 8:03 am

McLaren's world champion Lewis Hamilton leads an exciting Hungarian Grand Prix after pole-sitter Fernando Alonso is forced to retire.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/26/09 at 8:04 am

FOOTBALL: Middlesbrough accept an undisclosed offer from an unnamed club for striker Mido

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/26/09 at 8:04 am

CRICKET: Shane Watson hits 50 off 35 balls as Australia declare on 270-3 in tour match at Northants

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/26/09 at 8:05 am

WORLD SWIMMING: Rebecca Adlington and Jo Jackson through to Sunday's 400m freestyle final

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/26/09 at 8:06 am

Ferrari driver Felipe Massa will be kept under sedation for 48 hours after he suffered a fractured skull during Hungarian Grand Prix qualifying.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/26/09 at 8:19 am

Portsmouth have accepted an offer from Tottenham for England striker Peter Crouch, says Pompey boss Paul Hart.

A reported £10m deal was agreed on Saturday after Spurs made a renewed effort to sign the 28-year-old.

Crouch is expected to sign a five-year deal with Spurs, where he will reunite with former Pompey boss Harry Redknapp.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/26/09 at 8:20 am

FOOTBALL:

Sunday, 26 July 2009 Fixtures

ALBA Challenge Cup
Dumbarton v Morton, R1SW, 15:00
League of Ireland Premier Division
Bohemians v Shamrock, 13:00
Derry City v Cork, 19:00
Sligo v St Patricks, 19:45

Friendly Match
AC Milan v Inter Milan, 22:00
Ajax v Benfica, 20:15
Barcelona v Al Ahly, 13:15
Club Atletico River Plate v Everton, 02:30
Drogheda Utd v Hamilton, 18:00
FC Utrecht OFF Newcastle, 14:30
Feyenoord v Sampdoria, 14:30
Hangzhou Greentown v Man Utd, 13:00
Real Madrid v Al-Ittihad, 21:30
Sevilla v Seongnam Chunma, 19:30
Singapore v Liverpool, 12:00
Sunderland v Atletico Madrid, 18:00
Tottenham v Celtic, 16:00

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/26/09 at 10:51 am

Lewis Hamilton's troubled season gets a major boost as the world champion wins the Hungarian Grand Prix.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/26/09 at 10:51 am

Alberto Contador seals his second Tour de France victory while Mark Cavendish takes his sixth stage win with a stunning sprint finish in Paris.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/26/09 at 10:53 am

MOTOGP: Andrea Dovizioso wins the British GP at Donington, with James Toseland sixth

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/26/09 at 11:03 am

FINAL STANDINGS IN 2009 TOUR DE FRANCE:

1. Alberto Contador (Spa/Astana) 85 hrs 48 mins 35 seconds
2. Andy Schleck (Lux/Saxo Bank) + 4 mins 11 secs
3. Lance Armstrong (USA/Astana) + 5 min 24 secs
4. Bradley Wiggins (GB/Garmin) + 6 min 01 secs
5. Frank Schleck (Lux/Saxo Bank) + 6 mins 04 secs
6. Andreas Kloden (Ger/Astana) + 6 mins 42 secs

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/26/09 at 11:04 am

2009 TOUR DE FRANCE JERSEY WINNERS:

Yellow jersey: Alberto Contador (Spa/Astana)
Green jersey: Thor Hushovd (Nor/Cervelo)
Polka dot jersey: Franco Pellizotti (Ita/Liquigas)
White jersey: Andy Schleck (Lux/Saxo Bank)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/26/09 at 11:29 am

Former Open champion Mark Calcavecchia set a new PGA Tour record in the third round of the Canadian Open in Oakville with a run of nine consecutive birdies.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/26/09 at 11:38 am

RUGBY LEAGUE: Huddersfield 36-12 Catalans; Warrington 62-20 Salford; Wakefield 12-20 Castleford

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/26/09 at 11:38 am

WORLD SWIMMING: Rebecca Adlington and Jo Jackson to race in 400m freestyle final

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/26/09 at 11:39 am

FOOTBALL: Captain John Terry releases a statement insisting he is "totally committed" to Chelsea

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/26/09 at 11:52 am

American Tyson Gay storms to victory in the 200m at the London Grand Prix on day two at Crystal Palace.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/26/09 at 12:11 pm

CRICKET: Australia beat Northants by 135 runs in tour match at Northampton

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/26/09 at 12:12 pm

MOTORSPORT: Renault team is suspended from next Grand Prix in Valencia, the FIA announces

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/26/09 at 12:41 pm

FOOTBALL: Alan Shearer admits he has been "left in limbo" over the Newcastle manager job

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/26/09 at 12:42 pm

Jo Jackson and Rebecca Adlington won silver and bronze in the 400m freestyle at the World Championships as Federica Pellegrini won in a world-record time.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/26/09 at 1:17 pm

New swimsuit technology means the sport is 'not a level playing field' going into the World Championships, says GB head coach Dennis Pursley.

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Written By: Henk on 07/26/09 at 1:20 pm


FOOTBALL: Captain John Terry releases a statement insisting he is "totally committed" to Chelsea



Until someone offers him a better job, of course. ::)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/26/09 at 1:21 pm

Seve Ballesteros says he hopes to play at next year's Open at St Andrews as he continues his recovery from brain surgery and chemotherapy.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/26/09 at 1:21 pm


Until someone offers him a better job, of course. ::)
Who will have him?

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Written By: Henk on 07/26/09 at 1:25 pm


New swimsuit technology means the sport is 'not a level playing field' going into the World Championships, says GB head coach Dennis Pursley.



That's why new rules and regulations have been formulated. They won't be effective until this WC is finished, though.
New regulations exclude the use of certain fibres and materials, and also limit the percentage of bodysurface covered.

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Written By: Henk on 07/26/09 at 1:27 pm


Who will have him?


I don't know. But when people start shouting they're 'totally committed' to team X, it's usually not long before they change their minds...

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/26/09 at 1:29 pm


I don't know. But when people start shouting they're 'totally committed' to team X, it's usually not long before they change their minds...
Is there a cut off point for transfers before the next season starts?

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Written By: Henk on 07/26/09 at 1:31 pm


Is there a cut off point for transfers before the next season starts?


There is, but I don't know when exactly for Premier League.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/26/09 at 1:35 pm


There is, but I don't know when exactly for Premier League.
The transfer market will pick up before that day.

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Written By: ninny on 07/26/09 at 3:03 pm


Rickey Henderson & Jim Rice  ;D inducted in the baseball hall of fame tomorrow.

Jim Rice was one of my favorite players ever, along with Johnny Bench, Tom Seaver and Willie Stargell

Great list there...I noticed they were also inducting Tony Kubek, who I remember from the Saturday game of the week with Curt Goody.I remember he was critical of the commissioner Bowie Kuhn for not being there the night Hank Aaron broke Babe Ruth's record.

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Written By: Frank on 07/26/09 at 7:28 pm


Great list there...I noticed they were also inducting Tony Kubek, who I remember from the Saturday game of the week with Curt Goody.I remember he was critical of the commissioner Bowie Kuhn for not being there the night Hank Aaron broke Babe Ruth's record.

Tony was also a color commentator in the Early Toronto Blue Jays broadcasts. Curt & Tony were a good team together back in NBC in the 70's.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/27/09 at 2:26 am

FORMULA 1: Injured driver Felipe Massa's condition improves in hospital, according to Reuters report

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/27/09 at 2:26 am

FOOTBALL: David Beckham involved in another clash with an LA Galaxy fan

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/27/09 at 2:27 am

TENNIS: Top seed Dinara Safina beats Italy's Sara Errani to win the Slovenia Open

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/27/09 at 3:04 am

Britain's Bradley Wiggins says his fourth place in the Tour de France is a "special achievement", but he says the three riders on the podium ahead of him were stronger riders.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/27/09 at 3:17 am

London 2012 chief Lord Coe insists preparations for the Games are ahead of schedule as the three-year countdown to the opening ceremony begins.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/27/09 at 3:47 am

Sunday, 26 July 2009 Results

ALBA Challenge Cup
Dumbarton 0-1 Morton

League of Ireland Premier Division
Sligo 2-0 St Patricks
Friendly Match
AC Milan 0-2 Inter Milan
Barcelona 4-1 Al Ahly
Feyenoord 3-0 Sampdoria
Hangzhou Greentown 2-8 Man Utd
Real Madrid 1-1 Al-Ittihad
River Plate 1-0 Everton
Sevilla 0-0 Seongnam Chunma
Singapore 0-5 Liverpool
Sunderland 2-0 Atletico Madrid
Tottenham 0-2 Celtic

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/27/09 at 3:47 am


Sunday, 26 July 2009 Results

ALBA Challenge Cup
Dumbarton 0-1 Morton

League of Ireland Premier Division
Sligo 2-0 St Patricks
Friendly Match
AC Milan 0-2 Inter Milan
Barcelona 4-1 Al Ahly
Feyenoord 3-0 Sampdoria
Hangzhou Greentown 2-8 Man Utd
Real Madrid 1-1 Al-Ittihad
River Plate 1-0 Everton
Sevilla 0-0 Seongnam Chunma
Singapore 0-5 Liverpool
Sunderland 2-0 Atletico Madrid
Tottenham 0-2 Celtic
Yes, Spurs lost, I can take it.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/27/09 at 5:06 am

After a scintillating final day where any number of players was in serious contention, Loren Roberts has emerged victorious as the 2009 Senior Open champion. He took the title for the second time in his career in a play-off after three men finished on a 12-under-par total of 268.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/27/09 at 5:08 am

Next year’s Senior Open Championship will be held at Carnoustie.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/27/09 at 5:08 am

Greg Norman’s challenge came to an end with double-bogey six on the 17th. The overnight leader eventually finished with a final-round 71 and a share of sixth.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/27/09 at 6:25 am

South Africa survive a second-half comeback from New Zealand to open their Tri-Nations campaign with a 28-19 victory in Bloemfontein.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/27/09 at 6:25 am

Salford head coach Shaun McRae wants his team to respond quickly after their 62-20 humiliation by Warrington.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/27/09 at 6:26 am

Dinara Safina claims her 12th WTA Tour title with victory over defending champion Sara Errani in the Slovenia Open final.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/27/09 at 7:25 am

FOOTBALL: Liverpool conclude re-financing agreement on bank loan taken out to buy club in 2007

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/27/09 at 9:11 am

FORMULA 1: Doctors say Felipe Messa suffered eye damage in crash during Hungarian qualifying

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/27/09 at 9:16 am

RUGBY UNION: England are favourites to be awarded the right to stage the 2015 Rugby World Cup on Tuesday.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/27/09 at 9:17 am

RUGBY LEAGUE: Leeds Rhinos assistant coach Willie Poching believes it is too early to tell if hooker Danny Buderus will play again this season.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/27/09 at 11:43 am

Former champion Lance Armstrong believes Alberto Contador could have beaten him in his own heyday following the Spaniard's second Tour de France win.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/27/09 at 12:03 pm

BBC sports presenter Ray Stubbs is to leave the corporation to be the frontman of ESPN's live Premier League coverage, it has been announced.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/27/09 at 12:07 pm

Andrea Dovizioso secures his first MotoGP win in the British Grand Prix at Donington, with Valentino Rossi finishing fifth.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/27/09 at 12:26 pm

Gemma Spofforth comes within 0.01 seconds of the women's 100m backstroke world record as she books her place in the World Championships semis.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/27/09 at 12:37 pm

SWIMMING: Hannah Miley sixth in women's 200m individual medley final; Ariana Kukors sets new world record

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Written By: Frank on 07/27/09 at 12:54 pm

Formula One driver Felipe Massa is awake and talking to family members, making significant improvement after his high-speed crash.
The chief surgeon at AEK hospital says Massa is now breathing unassisted and moving his limbs. In addition, a drain from his head wound was removed.

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Written By: Henk on 07/27/09 at 1:54 pm


Sunday, 26 July 2009 Results

ALBA Challenge Cup
Dumbarton 0-1 Morton

League of Ireland Premier Division
Sligo 2-0 St Patricks
Friendly Match
AC Milan 0-2 Inter Milan
Barcelona 4-1 Al Ahly
Feyenoord 3-0 Sampdoria
Hangzhou Greentown 2-8 Man Utd
Real Madrid 1-1 Al-Ittihad
River Plate 1-0 Everton
Sevilla 0-0 Seongnam Chunma
Singapore 0-5 Liverpool
Sunderland 2-0 Atletico Madrid
Tottenham 0-2 Celtic


That's a result from the Amsterdam Tournament. Other teams participating were Ajax and Benfica (the latter won the tournament).

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/27/09 at 2:00 pm


Formula One driver Felipe Massa is awake and talking to family members, making significant improvement after his high-speed crash.
The chief surgeon at AEK hospital says Massa is now breathing unassisted and moving his limbs. In addition, a drain from his head wound was removed.
That is splendid news,

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/27/09 at 2:00 pm


That's a result from the Amsterdam Tournament. Other teams participating were Ajax and Benfica (the latter won the tournament).
Dak would be please!

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Written By: Henk on 07/27/09 at 2:12 pm


Dak would be please!


I'm sure he is, even though Sunderland only ended in third place. (Ajax took second place, and thus Madrid were fourth)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/27/09 at 2:18 pm


I'm sure he is, even though Sunderland only ended in third place. (Ajax took second place, and thus Madrid were fourth)
Where was the match played?

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Written By: Henk on 07/27/09 at 2:45 pm


Where was the match played?


All matches were played in the Amsterdam ArenA, home of AFC Ajax.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/27/09 at 2:48 pm


All matches were played in the Amsterdam ArenA, home of AFC Ajax.
Dak may not be there to watch them.

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Written By: Frank on 07/27/09 at 3:19 pm

Michael Vick has been reinstated into the NFL, can play as soon as week 6.

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Written By: Rice_Cube on 07/27/09 at 3:20 pm


Michael Vick has been reinstated into the NFL, can play as soon as week 6.



NO WAI!

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Written By: Frank on 07/27/09 at 3:24 pm


NO WAI!

Yup. Check out the sports news.

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Written By: Rice_Cube on 07/27/09 at 3:33 pm

I guess he deserves a second chance, but I don't know who's going to give it to him.

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Written By: Frank on 07/27/09 at 3:39 pm

Marbury Eats Vaseline in Quest to Be Like Oprah

http://www.tmz.com/2009/07/27/stephon-marbury-eats-vaseline-oprah-video/

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/27/09 at 3:41 pm

FOOTBALL: Tottenham agree deal for England striker Peter Crouch from Portsmouth

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/27/09 at 3:42 pm

FOOTBALL: Zlatan Ibrahimovic signs a five-year deal to complete his move from Inter to Barcelona

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/27/09 at 3:42 pm

CYCLING: Tour de France winner Alberto Contador launches a stinging attack on team-mate Lance Armstrong

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Written By: Frank on 07/27/09 at 3:52 pm


CYCLING: Tour de France winner Alberto Contador launches a stinging attack on team-mate Lance Armstrong


I though the race was over?

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/27/09 at 3:54 pm


I though the race was over?
Yes it did finish yesterday

"My relationship with Lance Armstrong is zero," Contador told a news conference in Madrid.

"He is a great rider but it is another thing on a personal level, where I have never had great admiration for him and I never will."

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Written By: Henk on 07/27/09 at 3:54 pm


I though the race was over?


The Tour may be over, but the race is still on!  ;)

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Written By: Henk on 07/27/09 at 3:59 pm


FOOTBALL: Zlatan Ibrahimovic signs a five-year deal to complete his move from Inter to Barcelona



My prediction: he'll be warming the bench by next season.
You know how quickly things can change in sports. I wouldn't be surprised if there's a new management in Barcelona next season. It's Spain, for crying out loud!

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Written By: Frank on 07/27/09 at 4:01 pm


Yes it did finish yesterday

"My relationship with Lance Armstrong is zero," Contador told a news conference in Madrid.

"He is a great rider but it is another thing on a personal level, where I have never had great admiration for him and I never will."


Challenge each other to a "Ben Hur" type of chariot race, on bicycles.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/27/09 at 4:02 pm


FOOTBALL: Tottenham agree deal for England striker Peter Crouch from Portsmouth

It turns out that Peter Crouch served time as a trainee at Spurs

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/27/09 at 4:03 pm


Challenge each other to a "Ben Hur" type of chariot race, on bicycles.
...with spikes on the wheels?

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Written By: Frank on 07/27/09 at 4:05 pm


...with spikes on the wheels?

Oh most definitely !!!

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/27/09 at 4:11 pm


Oh most definitely !!!
Bikes with spikes!

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Written By: Frank on 07/27/09 at 4:26 pm


Bikes with spikes!

battle to the death! (OK, perhaps i have gone too far)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/27/09 at 4:27 pm


battle to the death! (OK, perhaps i have gone too far)
Who will marshall the race?

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Written By: Frank on 07/27/09 at 4:30 pm


Who will marshall the race?

1) Olivia Newton -John?
2) Pele?
3) Sean Connery?
4) Oprah?


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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/27/09 at 4:32 pm


1) Olivia Newton -John?
2) Pele?
3) Sean Connery?
4) Oprah?



All four?

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Written By: Frank on 07/27/09 at 4:38 pm


All four?

It was multiple choice. (chose one)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/27/09 at 5:02 pm


It was multiple choice. (chose one)
Was?

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/27/09 at 5:03 pm


FOOTBALL: Tottenham agree deal for England striker Peter Crouch from Portsmouth

...for an undisclosed fee.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/28/09 at 12:29 am

Five more world records fell on the second day of the swimming competition at the World Championships in Rome.

Sarah Sjostrom (100m butterfly), Ariana Kukors (200m IM), Rebecca Soni (100m breaststroke) and Anastasia Zueva (100m backstroke) all set new marks.

And in the men's events, Australia's Brenton Rickard smashed the previous 100m breaststroke record to win gold.

Britain's Hannah Miley finished sixth in the 200m individual medley, with her favoured 400m IM to come.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/28/09 at 12:30 am

Great Britain will have to cope without NBA stars Luol Deng and Ben Gordon for this summer's European Championships.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/28/09 at 12:33 am

Guernsey's Alison Merrien is beaten in the semi-finals of the Bowls World Cup in Australia.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/28/09 at 1:25 am

http://news.bbc.co.uk/nol/shared/spl/hi/pop_ups/08/uk_enl_1248636621/img/1.jpg

Former England football manager Sir Bobby Robson receives the applause of fans and players before a charity football match in his honour at Newcastle United's St James' Park. The match, in aid of the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation, which helps fight cancer, saw an England team beat a German side 3-2.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/28/09 at 1:26 am

Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka feels Manchester United face a tough defence of their Premier League title without Cristiano Ronaldo and Carlos Tevez.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/28/09 at 1:43 am

Cambridge United have named former Leyton Orient boss Martin Ling as their new manager.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/28/09 at 4:17 am

Tuesday, 28 July 2009 Fixtures

Uefa Champions League Qualifying
Anderlecht v Sivasspor, R3, L1, 19:45
FC Aktobe v Maccabi Haifa, R3, L1, 16:00
FK Baku v Levski Sofia, R3, L1, 16:00
Sparta Prague v Panathinaikos, R3, L1, 19:00

Uefa Cup
Bnei Yehuda v Pacos Ferreira, R3, 17:00

Friendly Match
Accrington Stanley v Burnley, 19:30
Alfreton Town v Bradford, 19:45
Barnet v Southend, 19:45
Berwick v Blyth Spartans, 19:45
Cambridge Utd v Liverpool XI, 19:45
Carlisle v Blackpool, 19:45
Chesterfield v Leicester, 19:45
Cowdenbeath v St Johnstone, 19:30
Crystal Palace v Norwich, 19:30
Dartford v Millwall, 19:45
FC Den Bosch v Bolton, 19:00
Forfar v Dundee, 19:30
Gainsborough v S(I_am_a_loser_who_has_no_respect_for_women)horpe, 19:00
Grimsby v Doncaster, 19:45
Hereford v Bristol Rovers, 19:45
Inverness CT v Dundee Utd, 19:30
Juventus v Seongnam Chunma, 19:30
Lincoln City v Sheff Utd, 19:30
Luton v Man Utd XI, 19:45
Macclesfield v Huddersfield, 19:30
Mansfield v Walsall, 19:45
Morecambe v Tranmere, 19:45
Northampton v Sheff Wed, 19:30
Notts County v Derby, 19:45
Preston v Wigan, 19:30
Real Madrid v Deportiva Quito, 21:30
Stevenage v Peterborough, 19:45
St Mirren v Morton, 19:30
St Neots Town v Tottenham XI, 19:30
Swindon v West Brom, 19:45
Thurrock v Grays Athletic, 19:45
Torquay v Brighton, 19:45
Woking v Aldershot, 19:45
Wycombe v QPR, 19:45
Yeovil v Bristol City, 19:45

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/28/09 at 4:18 am

England are favourites to be awarded the right to stage the 2015 Rugby World Cup on Tuesday.

The International Rugby Board (IRB) will announce the hosts of the 2015 and 2019 events in Dublin.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/28/09 at 4:38 am

CYCLING: Lance Armstrong hits back at Alberto Contador's criticism with comments on his Twitter feed

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/28/09 at 4:39 am


CYCLING: Lance Armstrong hits back at Alberto Contador's criticism with comments on his Twitter feed

It's all on Twitter now?

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/28/09 at 4:58 am

COMING UP: Great Britain squad for World Athletics Championships set to be named at 1100 BST

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/28/09 at 5:03 am

FOOTBALL: Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp says striker Darren Bent is set to leave the club

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/28/09 at 5:34 am

Dwain Chambers will double up at the World Championships after being named in Great Britain's 60-strong squad.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/28/09 at 5:34 am

RUGBY LEAGUE: The 2013 World Cup will be held in the United Kingdom

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/28/09 at 5:35 am


RUGBY LEAGUE: The 2013 World Cup will be held in the United Kingdom

One use for the then redundant Olympic Stadium in London?

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/28/09 at 5:48 am

The spokeswoman of Formula 1 legend Michael Schumacher says he would consider the possibility of standing in for injured Ferrari driver Felipe Massa.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/28/09 at 8:30 am

FOOTBALL: Manchester City are in talks with Arsenal to sign defender Kolo Toure, BBC Sport understands

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/28/09 at 8:30 am

ATHLETICS: Dwain Chambers and Christine Ohuruogu named in Great Britain squad for World Championships

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/28/09 at 10:10 am

England fight off rival bids from South Africa and Italy to win the right to stage the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/28/09 at 10:18 am


England fight off rival bids from South Africa and Italy to win the right to stage the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

RUGBY UNION: Japan will host the 2019 tournament

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/28/09 at 11:32 am

SWIMMING: Paul Biedermann beats Michael Phelps in 200m freestyle final, smashing Phelps' world record

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/28/09 at 11:33 am

Manchester City are close to signing Arsenal defender Kolo Toure for about £15m, BBC Sport understands.

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Written By: Frank on 07/28/09 at 12:18 pm


The spokeswoman of Formula 1 legend Michael Schumacher says he would consider the possibility of standing in for injured Ferrari driver Felipe Massa.

Stay retired Michael.

(Is Nelson Piquet available?  :D)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/28/09 at 12:20 pm


Stay retired Michael.

(Is Nelson Piquet available?  :D)
Michael Schumacher has picked up a decent job on Top Gear.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/29/09 at 1:25 am

CRICKET: Bangladesh beat West Indies by three wickets in 2nd ODI in Roseau to clinch series

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/29/09 at 1:26 am

SWIMMING: Gemma Spofforth wins 100m backstroke for Britain in new world record time

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/29/09 at 1:31 am

FOOTBALL: Manchester City are close to an agreement to sign Arsenal defender Kolo Toure for a fee of about £15m, BBC Sport understands.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/29/09 at 2:22 am

Can Chess be a sport?

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/29/09 at 2:33 am

Tuesday, 28 July 2009 Fixtures

Uefa Champions League Qualifying
Anderlecht v Sivasspor, R3, L1, 19:45
FC Aktobe v Maccabi Haifa, R3, L1, 16:00
FK Baku v Levski Sofia, R3, L1, 16:00
Sparta Prague v Panathinaikos, R3, L1, 19:00

Uefa Cup
Bnei Yehuda v Pacos Ferreira, R3, 17:00

Friendly Match
Accrington Stanley v Burnley, 19:30
Alfreton Town v Bradford, 19:45
Barnet v Southend, 19:45
Berwick v Blyth Spartans, 19:45
Cambridge Utd v Liverpool XI, 19:45
Carlisle v Blackpool, 19:45
Chesterfield v Leicester, 19:45
Cowdenbeath v St Johnstone, 19:30
Crystal Palace v Norwich, 19:30
Dartford v Millwall, 19:45
FC Den Bosch v Bolton, 19:00
Forfar v Dundee, 19:30
Gainsborough v S(I_am_a_loser_who_has_no_respect_for_women)horpe, 19:00
Grimsby v Doncaster, 19:00
Hereford v Bristol Rovers, 19:45
Histon v Colchester, 19:45
Inverness CT v Dundee Utd, 19:30
Juventus v Seongnam Chunma, 19:30
Lincoln City v Sheff Utd, 19:30
Luton v Man Utd XI, 19:45
Macclesfield v Huddersfield, 19:30
Mansfield v Walsall, 19:45
Morecambe v Tranmere, 19:45
Northampton v Sheff Wed, 19:30
Notts County v Derby, 19:45
Preston v Wigan, 19:30
Raith v Kilmarnock, 19:45
Real Madrid v Deportiva Quito, 21:30
Stevenage v Peterborough, 19:45
St Mirren v Morton, 19:30
St Neots Town v Tottenham XI, 19:30
Swindon v West Brom, 19:45
Thurrock v Grays Athletic, 19:45
Torquay v Brighton, 19:45
UCD v Hamilton, 19:45
Woking v Aldershot, 19:45
Wycombe v QPR, 19:45
Yeovil v Bristol City, 19:45

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/29/09 at 2:36 am

Tottenham Hotspurs play West Ham United in the Asia Cup (in China?) today with the kick off around 11:00 (GMT)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/29/09 at 3:00 am

MOTORSPORT: BMW have called a 0900 BST press conference amid reports they could pull out of F1

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/29/09 at 3:07 am

TENNIS: Britain's Anne Keothavong set for scan after injuring her knee at the Stanford Classic

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/29/09 at 3:24 am

Cricketer caught in his pants

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/29/09 at 3:31 am

Tough Guy Race gets tougher

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/29/09 at 3:33 am

A former ice dance champion has become the first person in the country to gain a PhD in the sport.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/29/09 at 3:38 am


MOTORSPORT: BMW have called a 0900 BST press conference amid reports they could pull out of F1
BMW will withdraw from Formula 1 at the end of this season.

The German car manufacturer supply engines to Sauber but have cited "current developments in motor sport" as the reason for their pull-out.

BMW are the second major manufacturer to leave the sport in eight months after Honda's withdrawal in December.

F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone said BMW had given themselves three years to win the world championship, but they have only amassed eight points this season.

"It's not quite been like that so perhaps that's why they've to stop," he told BBC Radio 5 Live.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/29/09 at 4:52 am

Liverpool agree a fee with Real Madrid to sell right-back Alvaro Arbeloa to the Spanish club.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/29/09 at 4:57 am

Angry football players for the Tianjin football team in China chase a referee around after losing game.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/29/09 at 4:57 am


Angry football players for the Tianjin football team in China chase a referee around after losing game.

They may be a video for this on YouTube

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Written By: Henk on 07/29/09 at 7:48 am


They may be a video for this on YouTube


China? Hooliganism? Not likely to pass the filter! ::)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/29/09 at 9:09 am


China? Hooliganism? Not likely to pass the filter! ::)
The BBC has a clipp of it on the webpage.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/29/09 at 9:09 am

FORMULA 1: Injured Ferrari driver Felipe Massa to leave intensive care on Wednesday

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/29/09 at 9:42 am

Junior Witter will target new WBA light-welterweight champion Amir Khan if he wins back his old WBC belt against Devon Alexander on Saturday.

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Written By: Henk on 07/29/09 at 9:49 am


The BBC has a clipp of it on the webpage.


That surprises me somewhat. How did that get past the Chinese censorship, I wonder.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/29/09 at 9:52 am


That surprises me somewhat. How did that get past the Chinese censorship, I wonder.
Seems to a private camera.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/29/09 at 11:48 am

FOOTBALL: Manchester City striker Valeri Bojinov is in talks with Parma about a loan move

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/29/09 at 11:48 am

HORSE RACING: Rip Van Winkle wins BGC Sussex Stakes at Goodwood, beating Paco Boy and Ghanaati

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/29/09 at 11:49 am

SWIMMING: Michael Phelps smashes his own world record to win gold in men's 200m butterfly

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/29/09 at 12:07 pm

FORMULA 1: Michael Schumacher will come out of retirement to replace Felipe Massa at European GP

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/29/09 at 12:07 pm


FORMULA 1: Michael Schumacher will come out of retirement to replace Felipe Massa at European GP

Jeremy Clarkson will now have to find a new Stig!

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/29/09 at 12:40 pm

West Ham winger Luis Boa Morte could be out until 2010 after suffering anterior cruciate ligament damage in his right knee at the Asia Trophy in China.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/29/09 at 1:02 pm


FORMULA 1: Michael Schumacher will come out of retirement to replace Felipe Massa at European GP

Seven times!

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/29/09 at 1:55 pm

I will not give the Spurs v West Ham United result for some may still wish to watch it.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/29/09 at 2:58 pm

Triple Olympic gold medallist Bradley Wiggins will not ride on the track for the next two years in order to focus solely on the Tour de France.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/29/09 at 3:15 pm

Reports in Italy and Germany say that former Arsenal winger Alexander Hleb could be on his way to Stuttgart. The 28-year-old, who is currently at Barcelona, appears to have turned down a move to Inter Milan because of the limited prospects of regular football.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/29/09 at 3:15 pm

Bayern Munich president Franz Beckenbauer has placed an £80m price tag on winger Franck Ribery, matching the sum that took Cristiano Ronaldo from Manchester United to Real Madrid. The 26-year-old Frenchman has been linked with Real Madrid, Barcelona, Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/29/09 at 3:15 pm

Bordeaux coach Laurent Blanc has again ruled out the departure of Marouane Chamakh to Sunderland by insisting he will only let the striker join a "big club". Chamakh, who has also been linked with Arsenal, has claimed Sunderland are the team with whom he has had the most advanced talks.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/29/09 at 3:16 pm

Everton defender Joleon Lescott is ready to tell manager David Moyes that he wants to join big-spending Manchester City.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/29/09 at 3:17 pm

Milk Cup Premier champions Manchester United and Junior holders Everton progress to the quarter-finals of this year's competition.

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Written By: Henk on 07/29/09 at 3:34 pm


Milk Cup Premier champions Manchester United and Junior holders Everton progress to the quarter-finals of this year's competition.


Milk Cup? What's that? ???

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/29/09 at 3:41 pm


Milk Cup? What's that? ???
The Milk Cup is an international youth football tournament held annually in Northern Ireland. The cup matches are mainly played in the North Coast area of Northern Ireland, with matches taking place in the towns of Portrush, Portstewart,Castlerock, Limavady, Coleraine, Ballymoney and Ballymena.

The Milk Cup began in 1983 with sixteen teams participating at an Under 16 (Premier) level. Motherwell F.C. from Scotland were the first winners. It was founded by Jim Weir, Victor Leonard and Bertie Peacock, one of the most famous football players from the region.

The competition was extended in 1985 when an extra age group, the Under 14 (Junior) section was introduced and again the first champions were from Scotland, as Rangers F.C. won the Milk Cup at that age level. The competition at both levels has grown in size and stature over the years, with teams increasingly travelling from all continents to compete. The Under 19 (Elite) section was introduced in 1995 with the Welsh finishing the tournament as winners. Traditionally, the finals are played at The Coleraine Showgrounds on the Friday evening.

Many current international footballers have taken part in the Milk Cup, players such as Charlie Davies, Jonathan Spector, Paul Scholes, and Wayne Rooney have all competed at some level Milk Cup. In the FIFA World Cup 2002 there were 30 Milk Cup veterans playing.

To celebrate the competition's silver jubilee, a friendly match took place between Northern Ireland and three-time junior section winners Everton F.C. at the Coleraine Showgrounds on July 14th 2007. Everton won the tie 2-0.

One of the key parts to the Milk Cup is the inclusion of six representative teams from each county of Northern Ireland - Antrim, Armagh, Down, Fermanagh, Londonderry and Tyrone. This system allows young players from across the province to compete against some of the best in the world at their age group.

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Written By: Henk on 07/29/09 at 3:45 pm


The Milk Cup is an international youth football tournament held annually in Northern Ireland. The cup matches are mainly played in the North Coast area of Northern Ireland, with matches taking place in the towns of Portrush, Portstewart,Castlerock, Limavady, Coleraine, Ballymoney and Ballymena.

The Milk Cup began in 1983 with sixteen teams participating at an Under 16 (Premier) level. Motherwell F.C. from Scotland were the first winners. It was founded by Jim Weir, Victor Leonard and Bertie Peacock, one of the most famous football players from the region.

The competition was extended in 1985 when an extra age group, the Under 14 (Junior) section was introduced and again the first champions were from Scotland, as Rangers F.C. won the Milk Cup at that age level. The competition at both levels has grown in size and stature over the years, with teams increasingly travelling from all continents to compete. The Under 19 (Elite) section was introduced in 1995 with the Welsh finishing the tournament as winners. Traditionally, the finals are played at The Coleraine Showgrounds on the Friday evening.

Many current international footballers have taken part in the Milk Cup, players such as Charlie Davies, Jonathan Spector, Paul Scholes, and Wayne Rooney have all competed at some level Milk Cup. In the FIFA World Cup 2002 there were 30 Milk Cup veterans playing.

To celebrate the competition's silver jubilee, a friendly match took place between Northern Ireland and three-time junior section winners Everton F.C. at the Coleraine Showgrounds on July 14th 2007. Everton won the tie 2-0.

One of the key parts to the Milk Cup is the inclusion of six representative teams from each county of Northern Ireland - Antrim, Armagh, Down, Fermanagh, Londonderry and Tyrone. This system allows young players from across the province to compete against some of the best in the world at their age group.



I see. Thanks. :)

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/29/09 at 3:48 pm


I see. Thanks. :)
No problem

football = sport

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Frank on 07/29/09 at 4:31 pm


FORMULA 1: Michael Schumacher will come out of retirement to replace Felipe Massa at European GP


Is this real? For how many races?

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/29/09 at 4:33 pm


Is this real? For how many races?
Good question, but until Felipe Massa is fit to race again.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 07/29/09 at 4:36 pm


I see. Thanks. :)

I never knew about it until now either. You learn something new every day!

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/30/09 at 2:07 am

FOOTBALL: BBC Sport understands that Everton will reject a new offer from Man City for Joleon Lescott

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/30/09 at 2:07 am

FOOTBALL: Celtic lose 1-0 in the first leg of their Champions League qualifier against Dinamo Moscow

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/30/09 at 2:08 am

FOOTBALL: Two men charged in relation to a live grenade found outside Kenny Dalglish's home

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/30/09 at 2:08 am

TENNIS: GB number one Anne Keothavong is ruled for the rest of the season after suffering knee injury

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/30/09 at 2:38 am

Today is the 79th anniversary of Uruguay defeating Argentina, 4–2, in front of their home crowd at Estadio Centenario in Montevideo to win the first Football World Cup.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/30/09 at 3:14 am

Today is the 43th anniversary of England win the World Cup in football, beating Germany 4-2.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/30/09 at 8:05 am

FOOTBALL: Manchester City's Brazil international Elano joins Galatasaray

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/30/09 at 8:10 am

Winger Andrew Driver will miss the start of the season after being ruled out for six weeks with a heel injury.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/30/09 at 9:46 am

HORSE RACING: Schiaparelli, ridden by Frankie Dettori wins Goodwood Cup, ahead of Mourilyan

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/30/09 at 9:52 am

Umpires Rudi Koertzen and Aleem Dar are to have another inspection at 1615 BST.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/30/09 at 10:09 am

FORMULA 1: Lewis Hamilton says it will be "an honour and a privilege" to race against Michael Schumacher

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/30/09 at 10:19 am

Phil Mickelson will make his return to golf at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational in Ohio next week.

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Written By: Frank on 07/30/09 at 10:45 am


Today is the 43th anniversary of England win the World Cup in football, beating Germany 4-2.

It's quite surprising they haven't won since then.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/30/09 at 12:20 pm


It's quite surprising they haven't won since then.
The team has been rubbish since then.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/30/09 at 2:31 pm

CRICKET: Durham will host an Ashes Test for the first time in 2013, the England and Wales Cricket Board has announced.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/30/09 at 2:48 pm

SWIMMING: Seven more world records on day five of Worlds, GB grab women's 4x200m relay bronze

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/30/09 at 2:48 pm

FOOTBALL: Europa League qualifying - FK Vetra 0-3 Fulham; S Bucharest 3-0 Motherwell

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/30/09 at 3:07 pm

RUGBY UNION: Scarlets centre Regan King is battling to be fit for the start of the new season after a hamstring operation.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/30/09 at 3:28 pm

RUGBY UNION: Wales' players could earn a £28,000-per-man cash bonus if the national side produces a clean sweep in the autumn international Test series.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/30/09 at 3:29 pm

The funeral of racing driver Henry Surtees, who was killed in a crash during a Formula Two race at Brands Hatch, has been held in West Sussex.

The driver was the son of ex-Formula One world champion John Surtees, who said his son had "followed his heart from the time he first sat in a kart".

Surtees, 18, died from a head injury on 19 July, after a tyre from another car hit him at the Kent circuit.

His coffin arrived at Worth Abbey near Crawley topped with a racing helmet.

The teenager had just completed A-levels in economics, ICT and biology at Worth School, run by Benedictine monks from the Turners Hill Abbey.

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Written By: Frank on 07/30/09 at 11:33 pm


The team has been rubbish since then.

They had a chance about 20 years ago, if not for Argentina.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/30/09 at 11:56 pm


They had a chance about 20 years ago, if not for Argentina.
Until that infamous goal by the arm of god!

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/30/09 at 11:56 pm

Aberdeen 1-5 Sigma Olomouc 

Aberdeen fell to a humiliating first leg defeat at home to Sigma Olomouc in the Europa League qualifier, first leg.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Frank on 07/30/09 at 11:58 pm


Until that infamous goal by the arm of god!

Quite the goal and he ( Maradona, not God) had a few good runs in that WC. Best I've seen.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/31/09 at 12:00 am


Quite the goal and he ( Maradona, not God) had a few good runs in that WC. Best I've seen.
Argentina, were a good side then, in as much as Brazil were.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Frank on 07/31/09 at 12:04 am


Argentina, were a good side then, in as much as Brazil were.

Yes they were. I think for 20 years only Argentina, Italy, Germany & Brazil won the WC, France spoiled it all when they won.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/31/09 at 12:20 am


Yes they were. I think for 20 years only Argentina, Italy, Germany & Brazil won the WC, France spoiled it all when they won.
Is the next World Cup (football) next year in 2010?

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Frank on 07/31/09 at 12:25 am


Is the next World Cup (football) next year in 2010?

Yes, in South Africa. I can't recall which month.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/31/09 at 12:41 am


Yes, in South Africa. I can't recall which month.
The 2010 FIFA World Cup will be the 19th FIFA World Cup, an international tournament for football, that is scheduled to take place between 11 June and 11 July 2010 in South Africa.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/31/09 at 12:42 am


The 2010 FIFA World Cup will be the 19th FIFA World Cup, an international tournament for football, that is scheduled to take place between 11 June and 11 July 2010 in South Africa.
It will clash with the cricket over here.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/31/09 at 1:04 am

WOMEN'S GOLF; Germany's Sandra Gal hit a birdie at the penultimate hole to make a late push to the top of the leaderboard in round one of the Women's British Open.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/31/09 at 1:10 am

GOLF: Tiger Woods trailed the leader by eight shots after the first round of the Buick Open in Michigan.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/31/09 at 3:54 am

Tottenham are investigating comments allegedly made by striker Darren Bent, accusing chairman Darren Levy of disrupting his move to Sunderland.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/31/09 at 3:55 am

ATHLETICS: Christine Ohuruogu expects to be fit for next month's World Championships in Berlin

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/31/09 at 3:55 am

Top seed Serena Williams surged into the quarter-finals of the Bank of the West Classic in California with a straight-sets defeat of Melinda Czink.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/31/09 at 4:14 am

Favourite Schiaparelli, ridden by Frankie Dettori, wins the Goodwood Cup on Ladies' Day at the Festival.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/31/09 at 4:15 am

Tyrone forwards Ryan Mellon and Niall Gormley are ruled out of the All-Ireland SFC quarter-final against Kildare.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/31/09 at 4:17 am

Wakefield Trinity Wildcats have agreed a two-year deal with Australian prop Shane Tronc.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/31/09 at 5:03 am

Former England manager Sir Bobby Robson has died at the age of 76, following a long battle with cancer.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/31/09 at 7:05 am

CRICKET: Ashes Test Australia 203/8 (53.5 ov)

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/31/09 at 8:05 am

SIR BOBBY ROBSON: "I mourn the passing of a great friend" - Sir Alex Ferguson

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Frank on 07/31/09 at 10:15 am


Former England manager Sir Bobby Robson has died at the age of 76, following a long battle with cancer.

Sad news, He was a very good player/manager

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/31/09 at 10:16 am


Sad news, He was a very good player/manager
It was known about his cancer suffering, but today is sad

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/31/09 at 11:07 am

FORMULA 1: Injured driver Felipe Massa to leave hospital and fly home to Brazil on Monday

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/31/09 at 12:30 pm

SWIMMING: Great Britain's Fran Halsall wins silver medal in the 100m freestyle at World Championship

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/31/09 at 12:30 pm

CYCLING: Tour de France stage winner Mikel Astarloza suspended for positive pre-Tour drugs test

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/31/09 at 12:30 pm

FOOTBALL: Spurs striker Darren Bent apologises for criticising club on Twitter over transfer frustrations

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Frank on 07/31/09 at 1:28 pm


FORMULA 1: Injured driver Felipe Massa to leave hospital and fly home to Brazil on Monday


Will Schumacher take his place at the hospital  :D

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/31/09 at 2:07 pm


Will Schumacher take his place at the hospital  :D
Only at the wheel of a motor, I think.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/31/09 at 2:08 pm

GOLF: British duo Graeme Storm and Steve Webster share a one-shot lead at the halfway point of the Moravia Silesia Open in the Czech Republic.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/31/09 at 2:08 pm

GOLF: Germany's Sandra Gal hit a birdie at the penultimate hole to make a late push to the top of the leaderboard in round one of the Women's British Open.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/31/09 at 2:09 pm

Tiger Woods trailed the leader by eight shots after the first round of the Buick Open in Michigan.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Henk on 07/31/09 at 4:17 pm


Former England manager Sir Bobby Robson has died at the age of 76, following a long battle with cancer.


I was sad to hear this. Robson also managed PSV Eindhoven for a while (1990/1991, 1991/1992, 1998/1999), leading the team to two consecutive championship titles (1991 and 1992).

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/31/09 at 4:33 pm


I was sad to hear this. Robson also managed PSV Eindhoven for a while (1990/1991, 1991/1992, 1998/1999), leading the team to two consecutive championship titles (1991 and 1992).
A true legend in football history

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Frank on 08/01/09 at 1:20 am


Tiger Woods trailed the leader by eight shots after the first round of the Buick Open in Michigan.



Tiger shot a 63 today. Back in the hunt.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 08/01/09 at 1:22 am


Tiger shot a 63 today. Back in the hunt.

I think I'm gonna root for him.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Frank on 08/01/09 at 1:26 am


I think I'm gonna root for him.

good guy to root for.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/01/09 at 2:40 am


I was sad to hear this. Robson also managed PSV Eindhoven for a while (1990/1991, 1991/1992, 1998/1999), leading the team to two consecutive championship titles (1991 and 1992).
Watching tv late last night, it was mentioned that he was the England Manager at the time of that infamous "hand of god" goal by Maradonna.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/01/09 at 2:41 am


Tiger shot a 63 today. Back in the hunt.

I think I'm gonna root for him.
Brilliant, thats more like him.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/01/09 at 6:38 am

FORMULA 1: The 12 teams and the sport's governing body sign a new Concorde Agreement

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/01/09 at 6:39 am

Rangers manager Walter Smith believes an earlier start to the season would help prevent further European misery for Scottish clubs.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/01/09 at 6:55 am

Former Rangers, Derby and Motherwell player Bob Malcolm has finalised his move to Australian A-League side Brisbane Roar on a one-year deal.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/01/09 at 7:19 am

Britain's Fran Halsall progressed safely through her heat to earn a place in Saturday's semi-finals of the 50m freestyle at the World Championships.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/01/09 at 10:45 am

Scott Brown could be fit to play in Celtic's Champions League return leg in Russia after nearly two months out through injury.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/01/09 at 10:45 am

Winger Andrew Driver will miss the start of the season after being ruled out for six weeks with a heel injury.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/01/09 at 10:45 am

Hibernian release forwards Ross Campbell and Jordan Cropley.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/01/09 at 10:53 am

Kilmarnock manager Jim Jefferies scotches reports his players are threatening to strike over the club's decision to withdraw a coaching offer from Gary Locke.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/01/09 at 10:57 am

AC Milan reject Chelsea offer for Italian international Andrea Pirlo

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/01/09 at 4:02 pm

RUGBY UNION: Morne Steyn scores Tri-Nations record 31 points as South Africa beat New Zealand 31-19

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/01/09 at 4:03 pm

GOLF: Scot Catriona Matthew takes three-shot lead into final round of Women's British Open

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/01/09 at 4:03 pm

FOOTBALL: Man City enter race to sign Leeds midfielder Fabian Delph

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/01/09 at 4:03 pm

FOOTBALL: AC Milan reject Chelsea offer for Italian international Andrea Pirlo

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/01/09 at 4:04 pm

SWIMMING WORLDS: Briton Jo Jackson wins silver in 800m freestyle, Rebecca Adlington misses out on medal

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Written By: Frank on 08/01/09 at 4:35 pm

Tiger Woods now 1 shot behind the leader.

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Written By: Frank on 08/01/09 at 4:38 pm

David Ortiz (left) and Manny Ramirez are at a loss for words about their 2003 positive tests for PEDs.

(as if they didn't know)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/01/09 at 5:16 pm


Tiger Woods now 1 shot behind the leader.
I must see some of the final round tomorrow.

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Written By: Frank on 08/01/09 at 7:22 pm


I must see some of the final round tomorrow.

Looks like a win to me for Tiger.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/02/09 at 4:51 am


Looks like a win to me for Tiger.
Tiger Woods put in another impressive display to take a one-shot lead going into the final round of the Buick Open.

Woods began the day four shots behind halfway leader John Senden of Australia but fired a seven-under round of 65 to move well into contention on 17 under.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/02/09 at 10:02 am

BOXING: Devon Alexander beats Junior Witter to claim vacant WBC light-welterweight belt

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/02/09 at 10:03 am

RUGBY LEAGUE: Super League result - Castleford 28-46 Hull KR

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/02/09 at 10:03 am

RUGBY LEAGUE: New Zealand legend Stacey Jones is set to retire at the end of the season

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/02/09 at 11:11 am

American Venus Williams and Marion Bartoli of France will meet on Sunday to contest the WTA Bank of the West Classic title in Stanford, California.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/02/09 at 12:12 pm

Sweden's Oskar Henningsson claimed his first European Tour title when he won the Moravia Silesia Open by two strokes in the Czech Republic.

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Written By: nally on 08/02/09 at 1:39 pm


good guy to root for.

I think so too. He seems to be really good.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/02/09 at 2:08 pm

Liam Tancock won Britain's second gold at the World Championships in Rome and lowered his own world record in the final of the 50m backstroke.

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Written By: nally on 08/02/09 at 2:11 pm


American Venus Williams and Marion Bartoli of France will meet on Sunday to contest the WTA Bank of the West Classic title in Stanford, California.

I'm rooting for Venus.

And it's in California...that should be good.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/02/09 at 2:33 pm


I'm rooting for Venus.

And it's in California...that should be good.
A home fixture ?

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Written By: nally on 08/02/09 at 2:35 pm


A home fixture ?

Well, California is a big state...so I think it should be a good match.

In 2002, the World Series (in Major League Baseball) was played entirely in California for the first time since 1989.

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Written By: Frank on 08/02/09 at 7:38 pm


Tiger Woods put in another impressive display to take a one-shot lead going into the final round of the Buick Open.

Woods began the day four shots behind halfway leader John Senden of Australia but fired a seven-under round of 65 to move well into contention on 17 under.


Tiger Wins!

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Written By: Frank on 08/02/09 at 9:20 pm

Baltimore scores 10 runs against Boston, but Boston scores 18

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/04/09 at 1:13 am


Tiger Wins!
I heard but failed to watch it.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/04/09 at 1:15 am

TENNIS: Maria Sharapova into second round of LA Championships with 6-0 6-4 win over Jarmila Groth

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/04/09 at 1:15 am

FOOTBALL: Blackburn sign Chelsea striker Franco Di Santo on loan until January

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/04/09 at 1:16 am

RFU HEARING: Michael Lipman, Alex Crockett & Andrew Higgins face nine-month suspension

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/04/09 at 7:47 am

FOOTBALL: Everton confirm they are interested in signing Arsenal defender Philippe Senderos

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/04/09 at 7:47 am

FOOTBALL: Martin Ling resigns as Cambridge Utd boss - nine days after taking job, BBC Sport understands

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/04/09 at 7:47 am

TENNIS: Maria Sharapova into second round of LA Championships with 6-0 6-4 win over Jarmila Groth

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/04/09 at 10:33 am

RUGBY LEAGUE: Castleford Tigers centre James Evans and winger Michael Wainwright have been given new contracts.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/04/09 at 10:33 am

Spanish cyclist Mikel Astarloza has protested his innocence after testing positive for blood-booster EPO.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/04/09 at 11:17 am

Livingston could be demoted from Division One should they fail to lodge a financial bond on Wednesday.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/04/09 at 11:17 am

Third Division club Queen's Park have announced the signing of midfielder Martin McBride.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/04/09 at 11:50 am

Rangers striker Steven Naismith speaks to the media after being called up to the Scotland squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifying match against Norway.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/04/09 at 1:55 pm

Liverpool reach an agreement to sell midfielder Xabi Alonso to Real Madrid, subject to a medical.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/04/09 at 2:37 pm

FOOTBALL: Aston Villa complete the signing of Fabian Delph from Leeds United for undisclosed fee

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/04/09 at 2:38 pm

FOOTBALL: Tottenham's Darren Bent passes medical at Sunderland and is set to seal move on Wednesday

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/04/09 at 3:20 pm

Junior Witter expects to return to the ring despite his emphatic WBC light-welterweight defeat by Devon Alexander in California.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/04/09 at 3:34 pm

Kildare boss and former Armagh captain Kieran McGeeney rules himself out of becoming the new Orchard football manager.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/04/09 at 3:45 pm

HOCKEY: Essex's Olympic hockey player Jonty Clarke eyes his 100th England cap at the European Championships.

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Written By: Frank on 08/04/09 at 4:57 pm

GO CANADA!!!! Yankees play Toronto

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Written By: nally on 08/04/09 at 5:09 pm


Tiger Wins!

Awesome!!

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Written By: nally on 08/04/09 at 5:09 pm


GO CANADA!!!! Yankees play Toronto

The Jays need to win for sure.

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Written By: Frank on 08/04/09 at 5:19 pm

Jeremy Roenick will announce his retirement from the NHL tomorrow. I like him, he always spoke how he felt. Always a good interview.

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Written By: nally on 08/04/09 at 10:23 pm


The Jays need to win for sure.

but they didn't :(

They'll have another shot tomorrow though.

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Written By: Frank on 08/04/09 at 11:25 pm


but they didn't :(

They'll have another shot tomorrow though.

Yanks win, Red Sox lose ------> Frank has bad night.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/05/09 at 12:50 am

BOXING: Briton Junior Witter expects to return to the ring despite his emphatic WBC light-welterweight defeat by Devon Alexander in California.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/05/09 at 2:01 am

Livingston's new controlling consortium says the £720,000 bond asked for by the Scottish Football League is excessive.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/05/09 at 5:31 am

Ferrari have hit back at the teams who blocked Michael Schumacher from testing this season's car before his F1 return.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/05/09 at 7:59 am

ATHLETICS: British high jumper Germaine Mason to miss World Championships because of injury

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/05/09 at 1:32 pm

FOOTBALL: Celtic beat Dinamo Moscow 2-1 on aggregate to win their third round Champions Lg qualifier

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/05/09 at 1:32 pm

Sunderland complete the signing of striker Darren Bent from Tottenham for £10m

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/05/09 at 1:33 pm

The funeral of former England manager Sir Bobby Robson has been held today at a private family service.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/05/09 at 4:43 pm

FORMULA 1: Michael Schumacher will have to undergo tests on his neck to see if he can return for Ferrari

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Written By: Frank on 08/05/09 at 7:14 pm


FORMULA 1: Michael Schumacher will have to undergo tests on his neck to see if he can return for Ferrari


Does anyone expect him to fail these tests?

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/06/09 at 12:43 am

FOOTBALL: Celtic beat Dinamo Moscow 2-1 on aggregate to win their third round Champions League qualifier

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/06/09 at 12:43 am

FOOTBALL: Livingston relegated to Scottish Third Division after breaching league insolvency rules

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/06/09 at 12:55 am

BOXING: Junior Witter expects to return to the ring despite his emphatic WBC light-welterweight defeat by Devon Alexander in California.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/06/09 at 1:00 am

Former world number one Ana Ivanovic makes hard work of her second-round win over American Vania King at the LA Women's Tennis Championships in Los Angeles.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/06/09 at 9:33 am

FOOTBALL: AC Milan reach agreement with Real Madrid to sign Klaas-Jan Huntelaar

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Written By: anabel on 08/06/09 at 5:21 pm


OH MAN!!!!! Do these guys EVER learn?!  >:(

Magic's Lewis fails drug test, must sit 10 games


Updated: August 6, 2009, 5:25 PM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) - Orlando Magic forward Rashard Lewis tested positive for an elevated testosterone level and was suspended Thursday for 10 games.

Lewis said in a statement that he took an over-the-counter supplement late last season that included a substance he did not realize was banned by the NBA.

"First and foremost I take full responsibility for the situation and accept the corresponding penalty," Lewis said. "I apologize to Magic fans, my teammates and this organization for not doing the research that should come with good judgment."

He will be suspended without pay for the first 10 regular-season games for which he is eligible and physically able to play.

The Orlando Sentinel first reported the positive test Thursday. Citing unidentified league sources, the newspaper reported the supplement contained DHEA, a steroids precursor.

"I hope every athlete can learn from my mistake that supplements, no matter how innocent they seem, should only be taken after consulting an expert in the field," Lewis said in his statement.

The 29-year-old Lewis averaged 19.0 points in the playoffs to help lead the Magic to the NBA finals.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/07/09 at 7:24 am

EUROPA LEAGUE DRAW: D Zagreb v Hearts; Everton v Sigma O; Fulham v Amkar Perm; Rapid Vienna v A Villa

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/07/09 at 11:39 am

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE DRAW: Celtic to play Arsenal in play-off to reach group stages

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/07/09 at 11:56 am

SNOOKER: O'Sullivan has been fined £300 by World Snooker for prematurely conceding a frame at last season's UK Championship in Telford.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/07/09 at 12:05 pm

Michael Schumacher has continued his preparations for a return to Formula 1 with a second day of kart racing.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/07/09 at 2:54 pm

Defending champion Juan Martin del Potro progressed to the semi-finals of the ATP Legg Mason Tennis Classic in Washington DC by virtue of a walkover.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/07/09 at 2:54 pm

Top seed Andy Roddick reached the last eight of the ATP Legg Mason Tennis Classic in Washington DC with a 7-6 (7-4) 6-4 win against Sam Querrey.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/07/09 at 2:55 pm

Sixth seed Marin Cilic suffered a shock second-round defeat by Indian qualifier Somdev Devvarman in the ATP Legg Mason Tennis Classic in Washington DC.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/07/09 at 2:56 pm

Springboks prop Brian Mujati is released early to join Northampton in time for the start of the Guinness Premiership season.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/07/09 at 2:56 pm

Northampton Saints head coach Jim Mallinder says that his side should improve on last season's campaign.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/07/09 at 2:57 pm

Summer recruit Sam Norton-Knight says he is ready to step forward and claim the fly-half jersey at Cardiff Blues.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/07/09 at 2:57 pm

Leeds are set to be without full-back Leigh Hinton for the next two months after injuring his shoulder.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/07/09 at 4:04 pm

RUGBY LEAGUE: Super League result - Salford 16-18 Catalans Dragons.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/08/09 at 2:46 am

Overnight leader Padraig Harrington shot a 69 to maintain his clubhouse lead after two rounds of the World Golf Championship event in Ohio.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/08/09 at 2:46 am

Maria Sharapova overcame some problems with her serve to beat eighth seed Urszula Radwanska and reach the semi-finals of the LA Championships.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/08/09 at 2:46 am

World number one Dinara Safina was dumped out of the LA Championships by China's Zheng Jie.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/08/09 at 4:16 am

Spanish cyclist Mikel Astarloza has protested his innocence after testing positive for blood-booster EPO.

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Written By: Frank on 08/08/09 at 12:43 pm

Theoren Fleury wishes to return to the NHL

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/08/09 at 2:20 pm


Theoren Fleury wishes to return to the NHL
Is he previously retired?

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Written By: Frank on 08/08/09 at 5:23 pm


Is he previously retired?

He retired, then tried to come back. Has had several substance abuse problems (drinking). For awhile, he decided to play in Ireland (while trying to fix his drinking problem. Ireland? Wrong place to go if you want to quit drinking)

He's been banned from the NHL due to his substance abuse problem. Now at age 41 he wants to return.

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Written By: nally on 08/08/09 at 10:09 pm


Yanks win, Red Sox lose ------> Frank has bad night.

Unfortunately, that's how it has been each of the past 3 days, when they faced e.o. head to head. Those Sox need to fight back tomorrow night! >:(

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Written By: Frank on 08/08/09 at 11:57 pm


Unfortunately, that's how it has been each of the past 3 days, when they faced e.o. head to head. Those Sox need to fight back tomorrow night! >:(

Fight for the right to A Wild card.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/09/09 at 4:34 am

GOLF: Padraig Harrington shoots 67 to lead Tiger Woods by three strokes at Firestone Country Club

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/09/09 at 4:34 am

TENNIS: Flavia Pennetta beats Maria Sharapova 6-2 4-6 6-3 to reach LA final

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/09/09 at 4:35 am

BADMINTON: England withdraw from world championships in Hyderabad, India, after terrorist threat to event

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/09/09 at 4:37 am

RUGBY LEAGUE: Warrington held off a second-half Wigan fightback to reach their first Challenge Cup final since 1990 after a thrilling victory.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/09/09 at 11:54 am

RUGBY LEAGUE: Huddersfield beat St Helens 24-14 in Challenge Cup semi-finals

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/09/09 at 11:54 am

CRICKET: Pakistan beat Sri Lanka by 132 runs in fifth one-day international; Sri Lanka win series 3-2

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/09/09 at 11:55 am

SAILING:

The infamous Fastnet yacht race is under way from the Isle of Wight on the 30th anniversary of the ferocious storm that claimed 15 lives.

In 1979, the fleet was hit by fierce winds and huge seas as it sailed the 608 miles from Cowes to the Fastnet rock off Ireland and back to Plymouth.

This year, 300 boats set sail in the classic biennial race, which has since seen strict safety rules imposed.

The 100ft Icap Leopard holds the record of 44 hours 18 minutes.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/09/09 at 1:05 pm

GOLF: England's Karen Stupples wins Wales Ladies Championship at Harlech

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Written By: nally on 08/09/09 at 3:26 pm


Fight for the right to A Wild card.

Yeah!

And the Dud-gers need to reclaim the best record in the MLB. The Wankees don't deserve it.

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Written By: Frank on 08/09/09 at 7:27 pm

Tiger Woods wins again: 70th Title.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/10/09 at 1:32 am


Tiger Woods wins again: 70th Title.
The WGC Bridgestone Invitational in Ohio?

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Written By: Frank on 08/10/09 at 1:36 am


The WGC Bridgestone Invitational in Ohio?


Yes. 7th time he won it.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/10/09 at 1:41 am


Yes. 7th time he won it.
By how many strokes?

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Written By: Frank on 08/10/09 at 1:43 am


By how many strokes?


Fore  Four, I think. Next tournament is PGA, one of the 4 majors.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/10/09 at 1:46 am


Fore  Four, I think. Next tournament is PGA, one of the 4 majors.
Watchout for him in that then?

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Written By: Frank on 08/10/09 at 1:53 am


Watchout for him in that then?

I would think so.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/10/09 at 1:54 am


I would think so.
Where will the PGA be played this year?

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Written By: Frank on 08/10/09 at 2:02 am


Where will the PGA be played this year?


PGA be played this year at Hazeltine National Gold Club, Chaska, Minnesota

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/10/09 at 2:08 am


PGA be played this year at Hazeltine National Gold Club, Chaska, Minnesota
It sounds like a regular course that has hosted the tournament before.

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Written By: Frank on 08/10/09 at 2:17 am


It sounds like a regular course that has hosted the tournament before.

Not sure. Don't know that much about the course.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/10/09 at 2:25 am


Not sure. Don't know that much about the course.
Let me research on that.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/10/09 at 2:26 am


Not sure. Don't know that much about the course.
Major tournaments hosted at Hazeltine National:
Year Tournament Winner
1966 U.S. Women’s Open Sandra Spuzich
1970 U.S. Open Tony Jacklin
1977 U.S. Women’s Open Hollis Stacy
1983 U.S. Senior Open Billy Casper
1991 U.S. Open Payne Stewart
1994 U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship Tim Jackson
2002 PGA Championship Rich Beem
2006 U.S. Amateur Championship Richie Ramsay
2009 PGA Championship TBD
2016 Ryder Cup TBD

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Written By: Frank on 08/10/09 at 2:29 am


Major tournaments hosted at Hazeltine National:
Year Tournament Winner
1966 U.S. Women’s Open Sandra Spuzich
1970 U.S. Open Tony Jacklin
1977 U.S. Women’s Open Hollis Stacy
1983 U.S. Senior Open Billy Casper
1991 U.S. Open Payne Stewart
1994 U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship Tim Jackson
2002 PGA Championship Rich Beem
2006 U.S. Amateur Championship Richie Ramsay
2009 PGA Championship TBD
2016 Ryder Cup TBD


Good research

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/10/09 at 2:33 am


Good research
Tony Jacklin winning in 1970 was the reason for me knowing that course from somewhere.

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Written By: Frank on 08/10/09 at 2:34 am


Tony Jacklin winning in 1970 was the reason for me knowing that course from somewhere.

Tony Jacklin, that's a name from the past.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/10/09 at 2:36 am


Tony Jacklin, that's a name from the past.
I saw him a tournament back in 1974.

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Written By: Frank on 08/10/09 at 2:37 am


I saw him a tournament back in 1974.

He is British, I believe

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/10/09 at 10:48 am

CRICKET: ICC anti-corruption unit satisfied Pakistan players did not meet Sri Lankan bookmakers

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/10/09 at 10:48 am


He is British, I believe
At the height of his career he was number one in the world.

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Written By: Frank on 08/10/09 at 11:32 am


At the height of his career he was number one in the world.

This must have been in the late 60's?

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/10/09 at 12:05 pm


This must have been in the late 60's?
Tony Jacklin, in 1969  became the first British player to win The Open Championship for 18 years. The following season he won the U.S. Open. It was the first victory by a British player in that tournament since 1925, and as of 2009, it remains the only one by any European in the post-World War II era.

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Written By: nally on 08/10/09 at 12:23 pm


The WGC Bridgestone Invitational in Ohio?



Yes. 7th time he won it.


excellent 8)

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/10/09 at 12:32 pm

Casey Stoner will miss the next three MotoGP races as the Australian continues his recovery from illness.

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Written By: Frank on 08/10/09 at 12:33 pm


excellent 8)

Things are going quite well for Tiger. It was thought that after his knee operation, he might never be what he used to me. He's won 2 tournaments in a row. That question has been answered, I think.

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Written By: nally on 08/10/09 at 12:35 pm


Things are going quite well for Tiger. It was thought that after his knee operation, he might never be what he used to be. He's won 2 tournaments in a row. That question has been answered, I think.

Some pro athletes have had various operations and improved as a result, but others have continued to struggle.

Those whom have struggled, include pro baseball pitcher Jason Schmidt, who has landed back on the D.L. ::)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/10/09 at 12:41 pm


Some pro athletes have had various operations and improved as a result, but others have continued to struggle.

Those whom have struggled, include pro baseball pitcher Jason Schmidt, who has landed back on the D.L. ::)
Cricketer andrew 'Freddy' Flintoff is struggling with his knee, and without him playing in the last match England lost. We do need him for the final test match at the Oval to beat Australia. Then after that he retires for test cricket.

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Written By: Frank on 08/10/09 at 3:28 pm

NHLs Patrick Kane arrested yesterday in Buffalo. Patrick Kane, a star player for the Chicago Blackhawks, was arrested for pummeling a cabbie.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/11/09 at 2:45 am

Today (August 11th) in 1929, Babe Ruth becomes the first baseball player to hit 500 home runs in his career with a home run at League Park in Cleveland, Ohio.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/11/09 at 4:23 am

Michael Schumacher abandons his Formula 1 comeback because of a neck injury he suffered in a motoribike crash in February.

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Written By: ninny on 08/11/09 at 6:42 am


Things are going quite well for Tiger. It was thought that after his knee operation, he might never be what he used to me. He's won 2 tournaments in a row. That question has been answered, I think.

I see he is being fined:
Tiger Woods will be fined by the PGA Tour for his public criticism of a rules official after winning the Bridgestone Invitational, a tour official said Monday.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the tour does not publicize fines.

Woods was bothered after his four-shot victory Sunday because he and Padraig Harrington were put on the clock at the par-5 16th. He said that caused Harrington to rush three difficult shots, leading to triple

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Written By: nally on 08/11/09 at 11:29 am

In the WNBA, Lisa Leslie becomes the first player to score 6,000 career points.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Frank on 08/11/09 at 12:39 pm


In the WNBA, Lisa Leslie becomes the first player to score 6,000 career points.

That league is still active? (gets NO air-time in Canada)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/11/09 at 12:39 pm

Britain's Andy Murray plays his first match since Wimbledon against Frenchman Jeremy Chardy at the Montreal Masters.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 08/11/09 at 12:40 pm


That league is still active? (gets NO air-time in Canada)

Of course! (I didn't realize it was so overlooked there.) I guess all the teams must be confined to the US.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/11/09 at 12:41 pm


Britain's Andy Murray plays his first match since Wimbledon against Frenchman Jeremy Chardy at the Montreal Masters.
The match is on right now.

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Written By: Frank on 08/11/09 at 1:05 pm

Michael Schumacher called off his much-anticipated Formula One comeback because of lingering neck injuries from a motorcycle crash six months ago. Just came on the news.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/11/09 at 1:09 pm


Michael Schumacher abandons his Formula 1 comeback because of a neck injury he suffered in a motoribike crash in February.

Michael Schumacher called off his much-anticipated Formula One comeback because of lingering neck injuries from a motorcycle crash six months ago. Just came on the news.
It is said that his neck would stand the pace due to the extreme stresses caused by F1. These are the clear results of the examinations done on the course of the past two weeks and the final examination on Monday afternoon.

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Written By: Frank on 08/11/09 at 1:12 pm


It is said that his neck would stand the pace due to the extreme stresses caused by F1. These are the clear results of the examinations done on the course of the past two weeks and the final examination on Monday afternoon.

Oh, I missed your original post.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/11/09 at 1:13 pm


Oh, I missed your original post.
Andy Murray is playing iin Montreal.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Frank on 08/11/09 at 1:18 pm


Andy Murray is playing iin Montreal.

Canadian open?

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/11/09 at 1:24 pm


Canadian open?
The Montreal Masters

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Written By: Frank on 08/11/09 at 1:33 pm


The Montreal Masters

At Jarry Park?

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Written By: Frank on 08/11/09 at 3:04 pm


The Montreal Masters

At Uniprix stadium.
The stadium used to be called "Jarry Park". The Montreal Expos Baseball team played in that location from 1969 to 1976, and then moved into Montreal's Olympic Stadium after 1976. I have been to approx 100 baseball games at Jarry Park during that time. The tickets for the seast in the back (called "The Bleachers" ) used to cost 50 cents per person.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/11/09 at 3:05 pm

Andy Murray cruises past Frenchman Jeremy Chardy in straight sets to reach the third round of the Montreal Masters.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/11/09 at 3:05 pm

Rafael Nadal does not expect a swift return to winning ways as he defends his Rogers Cup title in Canada.

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Written By: Frank on 08/11/09 at 3:07 pm


Andy Murray cruises past Frenchman Jeremy Chardy in straight sets to reach the third round of the Montreal Masters.

Seeded 3rd.
Some reports here have him as Scottish, and others as British.  ???

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/13/09 at 1:40 am

FOOTBALL: George Burley insists Scotland can still qualify despite defeat in Oslo

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/13/09 at 1:41 am


Seeded 3rd.
Some reports here have him as Scottish, and others as British.  ???
At Wimbledon it was British if he won a match and Scottish when he lost.

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Written By: Frank on 08/13/09 at 1:47 am


At Wimbledon it was British if he won a match and Scottish when he lost.

Of course... :)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/13/09 at 2:02 am

Substitute Jermain Defoe scores both goals as England draw 2-2 against the Netherlands

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/13/09 at 2:32 am

Britain's Paula Radcliffe will run in this weekend's New York City half-marathon, with a view to gauging her fitness for the World Championships.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/13/09 at 2:32 am

Women's boxing is expected to be included in the Olympic programme, with more medals available for women across the board at London 2012.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/13/09 at 2:33 am


Women's boxing is expected to be included in the Olympic programme, with more medals available for women across the board at London 2012.
...or just stage Cat Fights in Croydon at Closing Time?

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Written By: Frank on 08/13/09 at 3:03 am

MLB: Boston's Youkilis, and Detroit's Porcello suspended 5 games for their altercation (fight) yesterday.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/13/09 at 2:02 pm

Britain's Andy Murray produced a blistering display to defeat Juan Carlos Ferrero and reach the quarter-finals of the Montreal Masters.

The world number three hit top form from the outset in fiercely hot conditions, racing to a 6-1 6-3 win

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Written By: Frank on 08/13/09 at 5:19 pm

Tiger Woods leads after the 1st round of the PGA.

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Written By: Frank on 08/14/09 at 1:56 am

Micheal Vick signs 1-year contract with...Philadelphia Eagles.

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Written By: anabel on 08/14/09 at 7:12 am

^  8-P

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Written By: Frank on 08/14/09 at 3:44 pm

Tiger woods still leading at PGA

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Written By: Frank on 08/14/09 at 7:33 pm

Tiger ahead by 4 shots after the second round in the PGA.
No surprise here.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/15/09 at 4:11 am

Basketball: A patched-up Great Britain side lose 70-56 to Poland in their first game of the Game On tournament.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/15/09 at 4:12 am

Alistair Brownlee and Helen Jenkins will be the Brits to watch at the London leg of triathlon's World Championship Series on Saturday.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/15/09 at 4:14 am

RUGBY LEAGUE: Super League results - Leeds 76-12 Castleford; Wigan 36-16 Warrington

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Written By: Henk on 08/15/09 at 5:00 am


RUGBY LEAGUE: Super League results - Leeds 76-12 Castleford; Wigan 36-16 Warrington



Please remind us why Castleford are in the Super League in the first place.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/15/09 at 5:07 am


Please remind us why Castleford are in the Super League in the first place.
In a disappointing season the Castleford Tigers finished bottom of the Super League; however with no relegation for the first time in Super League history, the club was not overly concerned about that result. Their main concern in 2008 was fighting for a licence to play in the 2009 season. The 14 clubs who received a licence would, barring catastrophic financial reverses, stay in the Super League for at least 3 years with no risk of relegation. Ultimately, all of the teams from Super League XIII (2008), plus Celtic Crusaders and Salford, were accepted.

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Written By: Henk on 08/15/09 at 5:12 am


In a disappointing season the Castleford Tigers finished bottom of the Super League; however with no relegation for the first time in Super League history, the club was not overly concerned about that result. Their main concern in 2008 was fighting for a licence to play in the 2009 season. The 14 clubs who received a licence would, barring catastrophic financial reverses, stay in the Super League for at least 3 years with no risk of relegation. Ultimately, all of the teams from Super League XIII (2008), plus Celtic Crusaders and Salford, were accepted.


Ah, I see.

So basically, Castleford are rubbish, but they can't relegate (for the next three years), so they don't mind. ;D

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/15/09 at 5:19 am


Ah, I see.

So basically, Castleford are rubbish, but they can't relegate (for the next three years), so they don't mind. ;D
There is more on wiki about all this.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Frank on 08/15/09 at 12:33 pm

Tiger has never lost when leading a major after the 2nd round. He is 8 for 8

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/15/09 at 1:57 pm

Tiger Woods made an emphatic statement of intent with a round of 70 to open up a four-shot lead at the halfway stage of the USPGA Championship at Hazeltine.

The world number one climbed to seven under and beat off the challenges of Padraig Harrington and Ross Fisher to stamp his authority on the tournament.

Harrington and Fisher both fell back into a tie for second alongside Vijay Singh, Brendan Jones and Lucas Glover.

Lee Westwood and Ian Poulter finished two under with Ernie Els one back.

But the day belonged to Woods, who is chasing a 15th major title and a record-equalling fifth USPGA crown.

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Written By: Frank on 08/15/09 at 2:01 pm

Tiger has begun his day and now has a 3 shot lead over Lucas Glover

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Written By: Frank on 08/15/09 at 3:18 pm


Tiger has begun his day and now has a 3 shot lead over Lucas Glover

Tiger's lead is now 2 strokes

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/15/09 at 3:23 pm


Tiger's lead is now 2 strokes
Who is catching up with him?

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Written By: Frank on 08/15/09 at 4:30 pm


Who is catching up with him?

Now a 1 shot lead over Padraig Harrington

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Written By: Frank on 08/15/09 at 4:32 pm

Tennis: Andy Murray wins his semi-final match and is now # 2 in the world behind Federer. First time since 2005 that neither Nadal not Federer are #2

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Written By: Frank on 08/15/09 at 6:16 pm

Golf: Tiger leads by 2 shots ahead of Yang & Harrington after the third round.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/16/09 at 3:00 pm

WORLD ATHLETICS: Usain Bolt wins 100m in world record time of 9.58 seconds; Tyson Gay (9.71) second

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/16/09 at 3:00 pm

WORLD ATHLETICS: Great Britain's Jessica Ennis wins heptathlon gold after winning her 800m heat

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Frank on 08/16/09 at 4:26 pm


WORLD ATHLETICS: Usain Bolt wins 100m in world record time of 9.58 seconds; Tyson Gay (9.71) second


I saw this on TV too. Great run

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Written By: Frank on 08/16/09 at 4:47 pm

Tennis: Andy Murray wins Canadian open in 3 sets

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Written By: Frank on 08/16/09 at 5:28 pm

Tiger now trailing by 1 shot. What a choker he is..he should retire, his career is over...  :D :D

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Written By: loki 13 on 08/16/09 at 7:55 pm

The Phillies are in a rain delay so I'm watching the Regional Finals for the Little League World Series.
Anyone else watching this, and have you seen the kid pitching for S. California. The kid towers over
everyone else, he looks like he should be playing college ball not Little League.

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Written By: nally on 08/16/09 at 9:15 pm


Michael Vick signs 1-year contract with...Philadelphia Eagles.

I wonder if he will be booed when he takes the field. ???


^  8-P

Agreed! >:(

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 08/16/09 at 9:32 pm


The Phillies are in a rain delay so I'm watching the Regional Finals for the Little League World Series.
Anyone else watching this, and have you seen the kid pitching for S. California. The kid towers over
everyone else, he looks like he should be playing college ball not Little League.

by the way, the game is finally being played now. Philly leads 1-0 in the 4th.

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Written By: Frank on 08/17/09 at 12:18 am


I wonder if he will be booed when he takes the field. ???

There will be some that boo, everywhere he goes. Even when he's on the sidelines, which might be often. He's not playing the first few weeks and he's still a back-up to Donovan, so unless Donovan gets hurt or struggles, we might now see Vick much.

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Written By: nally on 08/17/09 at 12:41 pm


There will be some that boo, everywhere he goes. Even when he's on the sidelines, which might be often. He's not playing the first few weeks and he's still a back-up to Donovan, so unless Donovan gets hurt or struggles, we might now see Vick much.

So we'll be seeing Vick unless Donovan falters? I.o.w, see both of them together? I'm confused.

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Written By: Frank on 08/17/09 at 12:52 pm


So we'll be seeing Vick unless Donovan falters? I.o.w, see both of them together? I'm confused.

Yikes, thanks for catching me typo Jeff. What I meant to write was "we might not see Vick much."

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Written By: nally on 08/17/09 at 12:55 pm


Yikes, thanks for catching me typo Jeff. What I meant to write was "we might not see Vick much."


Yes, that makes much more sense. :) I certainly hope that holds true.

Not that I watch football much anyways...

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/17/09 at 12:55 pm

We have ESPN on our tv now, and I watching some of the Detroit v Kansas City game.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Frank on 08/17/09 at 1:01 pm


We have ESPN on our tv now, and I watching some of the Detroit v Kansas City game.

Baseball?

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/17/09 at 1:05 pm


Baseball?
Yes indeed, now I will have to learn the rules and gameplay.

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Written By: Frank on 08/17/09 at 1:23 pm


Yes indeed, now I will have to learn the rules and gameplay.

There are many rules. I tried to explain the rules to my wife and it didn't

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Written By: nally on 08/17/09 at 2:03 pm


Less than 6 months till the winter Olympics in Vancouver

It'll be here before you know it!

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Written By: Frank on 08/17/09 at 2:31 pm


It'll be here before you know it!

The athlete's village hasn't been completed yet, construction still going on.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 08/17/09 at 2:32 pm


The athlete's village hasn't been completed yet, construction still going on.

I hope they can get it all finished in time.

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Written By: Frank on 08/17/09 at 2:41 pm


I hope they can get it all finished in time.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 08/17/09 at 2:44 pm




huh?

You quoted my post, but didn't say anything in reply. ???

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Written By: Frank on 08/17/09 at 2:47 pm


huh?

You quoted my post, but didn't say anything in reply. ???

Guess something odd happened there.

Lots of construction workers are working overtime to ensure the village will be complete.

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Written By: nally on 08/18/09 at 1:36 pm

So...the Washington Nationals signed a guy who was just drafted a couple months ago.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Frank on 08/18/09 at 1:53 pm

Brett Favre unretires again.
One question I have:

Why? :\'(

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/19/09 at 12:46 am

Great Britain's Phillips Idowu clinches triple jump gold at the World Athletics Championships, but Christine Ohuruogu misses out on a medal in the 400m.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/19/09 at 1:22 pm

Usain Bolt wins his 200m semi-final as Britain's Michael Bingham qualifies for the men's 400m final on Friday.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/20/09 at 2:14 am

TENNIS: Andy Murray beats Nicolas Almagro 7-6 (7-3) 6-2 at Cincinnati Masters

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/20/09 at 2:15 am

Great Britain's Jenny Meadows judged her finish to perfection to claim a bronze medal in the 800m final at the World Championships in Berlin.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/20/09 at 2:16 am

New world 800m champion Caster Semenya has been asked to take a gender test, according to athletics' governing body.

The International Association of Athletics Federations says it demanded the test three weeks ago amid fears she should not be able to run as a woman.

IAAF spokesman Nick Davies said the "extremely complex, difficult" test results were not due for several weeks.

The South African athletics federation insists it is "completely sure" that Semenya, 18, is a female.

"We would not have entered her in the female competition if we had any doubts," said a statement.

Semenya won gold in impressive fashion on Wednesday, leaving her rivals trailing as she won in a time of one minute, 55.45 seconds.

Defending champion Janeth Jepkosgei was second, a massive 2.45 seconds adrift, with Britain's Jenny Meadows taking bronze.

Semenya did not attend a post-race news conference following her success, but IAAF secretary general Pierre Weiss did appear before the media.

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Written By: Frank on 08/20/09 at 3:08 pm

Usain Bolt won the 200m gold at worlds on Thursday with a record time of 19.19, shattering his own world mark set in Beijing.

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Written By: Frank on 08/20/09 at 3:12 pm

The Washington Capitals confirmed Thursday that goaltender José Théodore's two-month-old son has died.

The son of the former Montreal Canadien passed away last week, but the cause of death remains unknown.
Theodore was the NHL MVP just a few years ago.

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Written By: nally on 08/20/09 at 10:34 pm


TENNIS: Andy Murray beats Nicolas Almagro 7-6 (7-3) 6-2 at Cincinnati Masters


I know you explained to me a while back about how tennis scoring works in a match, and that it's usually 6-something for someone to win one set...but if there's a 5-5, the next point would give one side a 6-5 and another set would need to be played?

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Written By: Frank on 08/20/09 at 11:28 pm


I know you explained to me a while back about how tennis scoring works in a match, and that it's usually 6-something for someone to win one set...but if there's a 5-5, the next point would give one side a 6-5 and another set would need to be played?

If it's 5-5 in a set, you need 7 to win.
1) Whoever wins the next game,  it's 6-5 for them. If they win the game after that, they win the set 7-5
2) Whoever wins the next game,  it's 6-5 for them. If they lose the next game, it's 6-6 and a tie breaker needs to be played. Frist player to get 7 points (and win by at least 2 points) wins the set.  or
3) If some tournaments, (Like Wimbledon) , the final set if different, and you keep playing until someone wins by 2 games (sometimes it's 19-17 and takes forever to play)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/21/09 at 2:32 am


...3) If some tournaments, (Like Wimbledon) , the final set if different, and you keep playing until someone wins by 2 games (sometimes it's 19-17 and takes forever to play)


Like this year, Roger Federer beat Andy Roddick by 5–7, 7–6(8–6), 7–6(7–5), 3–6, 16–14. 

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/21/09 at 4:03 am


Usain Bolt wins his 200m semi-final as Britain's Michael Bingham qualifies for the men's 400m final on Friday.
http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/46239000/jpg/_46239382_bolt_record260.jpg

http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/46239000/jpg/_46239438_boltpose.jpg

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/21/09 at 4:10 am

FORMULA 1: Sebastian Vettel signs new deal with Red Bull until 2011

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/21/09 at 4:10 am

FOOTBALL: Hibernian sign Sunderland striker Anthony Stokes for an undisclosed fee

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/21/09 at 4:14 am

HORSE RACING: Dar Re Mi beats dual Oaks-winning filly Sariska to clinch the Yorkshire Oaks on day three of the Ebor Festival at York.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/21/09 at 1:27 pm

TENNIS: Andy Murray beats Julien Benneteau 4-6 6-3 6-1 to reach Cincinnati Masters semi-finals

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/21/09 at 1:28 pm

WORLD ATHLETICS: Great Britain's men qualify for the men's 4x100m relay final behind the USA

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/22/09 at 7:11 am

Qualifying for the European Grand Prix gets under way in Valencia as the Formula 1 championship battle hots up in Valencia.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/22/09 at 7:12 am

WORLD ATHLETICS: Kenya's Abel Kirui wins men's marathon in Berlin

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/22/09 at 7:12 am

RUGBY UNION: New Zealand beat Australia 19-18 in Tri-Nations match in Sydney

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Written By: anabel on 08/22/09 at 8:37 am

Tampa Bay is now on a short list of cities to potentially host a FIFA World Cup soccer tournament game in either 2018 or 2022.  http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/15/sunny.gif 

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Written By: Henk on 08/22/09 at 9:45 am


WORLD ATHLETICS: Great Britain's men qualify for the men's 4x100m relay final behind the USA



Team USA got disqualified, as they handed over the baton outside the zone.

The Dutch relay team (4th place) failed to qualify.

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Written By: Henk on 08/22/09 at 9:49 am


Qualifying for the European Grand Prix gets under way in Valencia as the Formula 1 championship battle hots up in Valencia.


The comeback of Luca Badoer in Formula 1 racing was...somewhat disappointing. He clocked the 20th (and dead slowest) time in First Qualifying session - which puts him in 20th slot on the starting grid for the race tomorrow.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/23/09 at 3:32 am


Team USA got disqualified, as they handed over the baton outside the zone.

The Dutch relay team (4th place) failed to qualify.
I missed that I was to busy watching the Ashes cricket.

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Written By: Henk on 08/23/09 at 11:14 am

Soccer shocker: Dutch women's team beat Ukraine 2 to 0 in the European Championship today.  :)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/23/09 at 11:56 am

England have won the Ashes after beating Australia 2-1

England beat Australia by 197 runs in the final Test at The Oval to regain the Ashes.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/23/09 at 12:00 pm

Brawn's Rubens Barrichello snatches victory in the European Grand Prix and closes the gap on team-mate Jenson Button in the world championship race.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/23/09 at 12:45 pm

World number one Roger Federer takes on fourth seed Novak Djokovic in the final of the Cincinnati Masters.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/23/09 at 12:46 pm


World number one Roger Federer takes on fourth seed Novak Djokovic in the final of the Cincinnati Masters.
Does that mean tha Andy Murray lost yesterday.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Frank on 08/23/09 at 5:49 pm


Does that mean tha Andy Murray lost yesterday.

You are responding to yourself?

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Henk on 08/24/09 at 12:11 am


You are responding to yourself?


Actually, he's questioning himself.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Frank on 08/24/09 at 12:13 am


Actually, he's questioning himself.

You are correct.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Henk on 08/24/09 at 12:13 am


Brawn's Rubens Barrichello snatches victory in the European Grand Prix and closes the gap on team-mate Jenson Button in the world championship race.


Barichello's first victory since 2004, when he was still driving for Ferrari. I think this makes him the oldest winner in Formula 1 ever, but I could be wrong.

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Written By: Frank on 08/24/09 at 12:37 am


Barichello's first victory since 2004, when he was still driving for Ferrari. I think this makes him the oldest winner in Formula 1 ever, but I could be wrong.

I searched this and read that Luigi Fagioli was the oldest to win, age 52 ( back in 1951)
Maybe the oldest in more modern history, but I think Nelson Piquet was almost 40 when he won his last race, I could be wrong though.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/24/09 at 2:15 am


Actually, he's questioning himself.
At that time, I did know if he won are not.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Henk on 08/24/09 at 2:21 pm


I searched this and read that Luigi Fagioli was the oldest to win, age 52 ( back in 1951)
Maybe the oldest in more modern history, but I think Nelson Piquet was almost 40 when he won his last race, I could be wrong though.


Thanks for doing the research for me. :) Barichello isn't even in the Top 10 of oldest winners ever.
I think I got slightly confused, because Barichello is holding the record for # of Formula 1 starts - but that doesn't necessarily make him the oldest driver ever.

And Fagioli was 53 years and 22 days old at the time of his victory. :o
Of recent winners, Nigel Mansell was 41 years and 97 days at the time of his vicory in the Australian GP in 1994.
Well, I say 'recent', but boy...that's already 15 years ago!

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Frank on 08/24/09 at 4:36 pm


Thanks for doing the research for me. :) Barichello isn't even in the Top 10 of oldest winners ever.
I think I got slightly confused, because Barichello is holding the record for # of Formula 1 starts - but that doesn't necessarily make him the oldest driver ever.

And Fagioli was 53 years and 22 days old at the time of his victory. :o
Of recent winners, Nigel Mansell was 41 years and 97 days at the time of his vicory in the Australian GP in 1994.
Well, I say 'recent', but boy...that's already 15 years ago!

That was my favorite time for racing; when Piquet, Prost and Senna and Mansell were around.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/25/09 at 1:26 am

United States retain the Solheim Cup with a 16-12 victory over Europe.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Frank on 08/25/09 at 5:33 pm

Michael Vick makes Eagles debut on Thursday.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/26/09 at 4:26 am

The Football Association will investigate the violence that marred Tuesday's Carling Cup clash between West Ham and Millwall.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/26/09 at 4:28 am

Tests have revealed Caster Semenya's testosterone level to be three times higher than those normally expected in a female sample, BBC Sport understands.

Analysis prior to the World Athletics Championships coupled with her rapid improvement prompted calls for a gender test from the sport's governing body.

News of the test was made public just hours before the 18-year-old South African won 800m gold in Berlin.

A high level of testosterone does not always equate to a failed drugs test.

But the news will only increase speculation surrounding Semenya, who arrived back in South Africa to a rapturous welcome on Tuesday.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Frank on 08/26/09 at 12:43 pm


Tests have revealed Caster Semenya's testosterone level to be three times higher than those normally expected in a female sample, BBC Sport understands.

Analysis prior to the World Athletics Championships coupled with her rapid improvement prompted calls for a gender test from the sport's governing body.

News of the test was made public just hours before the 18-year-old South African won 800m gold in Berlin.

A high level of testosterone does not always equate to a failed drugs test.

But the news will only increase speculation surrounding Semenya, who arrived back in South Africa to a rapturous welcome on Tuesday.


I hope they decide what to do with him/her soon.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/26/09 at 1:03 pm


I hope they decide what to do with him/her soon.
The London Olympics are only three years away now.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/26/09 at 2:07 pm

The Rugby Football Union could consider sanctions against Harlequins after the publication of Tom Williams' testimony at the fake blood hearing.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/26/09 at 2:07 pm

Arsenal and Celtic meet for a place in the group stage of the Champions League and there are seven Carling Cup second round ties.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/26/09 at 2:07 pm

Britain's world number three Paul Casey is out of this week's Barclays event in New Jersey, the first leg of the US Tour's FedEx Cup play-off series.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/26/09 at 2:14 pm

Australia's Ricky Ponting says he wants to continue as captain despite his team's defeat in the Ashes.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/27/09 at 3:06 am

CYCLING: Lance Armstrong's new team to make debut at Tour Down Under in January 2010

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/27/09 at 3:20 am

SAILING: GB Olympic Laser champion Paul Goodison wins world championship title

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/27/09 at 4:24 am

FOOTBALL: Scottish FA chief executive Gordon Smith calls on Uefa to ban Eduardo for alleged diving

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/27/09 at 8:04 am

Snooker players Stephen Maguire and Jamie Burnett are detained by police over alleged irregular betting patterns.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/28/09 at 7:24 am

GOLF: Scotland's Paul Lawrie fired a five-under-par 67 to lead after the first round of the Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/28/09 at 7:25 am

The three British clubs in the Europa League have been handed tricky draws for the group stage of the competition

Group A

Ajax
Anderlecht
DinamoZagreb
Timisoara

Group B

Valencia
Lille
Slavia Prague
Genoa

Group C

Hamburg
Celtic
Hapoel Tel-Aviv
Rapid Vienna

Group D

Sporting Lisbon
Heerenveen
Hertha Berlin
Ventspils

Group E

Roma
Basel
Fulham
CSKA Sofia

Group F

Panathinaikos
Galatasaray
Dinamo Bucharest
Sturm Graz

Group G

Villarreal
Lazio
Levski Sofia
Salzburg

Group H

Steaua Bucharest
Fenerbahce
FC Twente
Sheriff

Group I

Benfica
Everton
AEK Athens
BATE

Group J

ShakhtarDonetsk
Bruges
Partizan Belgrade
Toulouse

Group K

PSV Eindhoven
FC Copenhagen
Sparta Prague
CFR Cluj

Group L

Werder Bremen
Austria Vienna
Athletic Bilbao
Nacional

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Henk on 08/28/09 at 11:42 pm

CYCLING - The Vuelta a España is to start today in the town of.... Assen, the Netherlands. First time in 15 years the Spanish Tour starts abroad.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/29/09 at 2:04 pm

Force India's Giancarlo Fisichella lands pole for the Belgian GP while stuttering championship leader Jenson Button will start in 14th.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/29/09 at 2:06 pm

British teenager Laura Robson loses the first set to Eva Hrdinova before rain stops play in the final round of US Open qualifying.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/29/09 at 2:07 pm

Swede Peter Hedblom leads Scotland's Paul Lawrie by one shot going into the final round of the Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 08/29/09 at 11:14 pm


If it's 5-5 in a set, you need 7 to win.
1) Whoever wins the next game,  it's 6-5 for them. If they win the game after that, they win the set 7-5
2) Whoever wins the next game,  it's 6-5 for them. If they lose the next game, it's 6-6 and a tie breaker needs to be played. Frist player to get 7 points (and win by at least 2 points) wins the set.  or
3) If some tournaments, (Like Wimbledon) , the final set if different, and you keep playing until someone wins by 2 games (sometimes it's 19-17 and takes forever to play)




Thank you Frank, I will try to remember that in the future. :)

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 08/29/09 at 11:17 pm


Like this year, Roger Federer beat Andy Roddick by 5–7, 7–6(8–6), 7–6(7–5), 3–6, 16–14. 

Wow. That must've been a wild contest. :o I notice some numbers in parentheses, I guess the person must've won that set and needed to play another match to win by at least two.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 08/29/09 at 11:18 pm

I know this is late, but...

Michael Vick makes Eagles debut on Thursday.


oh no! Not him! :o :o Well, I guess I didn't really miss anything per se...

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Henk on 08/30/09 at 12:54 am

Yesterday was an awesome day for Dutch sportsmen in various disciplines:


SOCCER - At their first appearance ever, Dutch women's team reach quarterfinals of European Championships, after defeating Denmark 2 to 1.

HOCKEY - Women's team win the European Championship, after defeating Germany 3 to 2 in the final.

EQUESTRIAN - Edward Gal (on Totilas) wins the European Championship title in the dressage, with Adelinde Corneliisen (on Parzival) and Anky van Grunsven (on Salinero) taking the silver and bronze. Earlier, Holland had already won the Team title and the title in the Grand Prix Special.

ROWING - Women's coxless four win the World Championship at Poznan, Poland.

SAILING - Lisa Westerhof and Lobke Berkhout win the World Championship title in the 470 Class.

JUDO - At her first attempt, Marhinde Verkerk wins the World Championship title (under 78 kg class) in Rotterdam.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Frank on 08/30/09 at 12:59 am


Yesterday was an awesome day for Dutch sportsmen in various disciplines:


SOCCER - At their first appearance ever, Dutch women's team reach quarterfinals of European Championships, after defeating Denmark 2 to 1.

HOCKEY - Women's team win the European Championship, after defeating Germany 3 to 2 in the final.

EQUESTRIAN - Edward Gal (on Totilas) wins the European Championship title in the dressage, with Adelinde Corneliisen (on Parzival) and Anky van Grunsven (on Salinero) taking the silver and bronze. Earlier, Holland had already won the Team title and the title in the Grand Prix Special.

ROWING - Women's coxless four win the World Championship at Poznan, Poland.

SAILING - Lisa Westerhof and Lobke Berkhout win the World Championship title in the 470 Class.

JUDO - At her first attempt, Marhinde Verkerk wins the World Championship title (under 78 kg class) in Rotterdam.

Hooray for Holland!

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/30/09 at 2:11 pm

Kimi Raikkonen keeps Force India's Giancarlo Fisichella at bay to clinch Ferrari's first win of 2009 at an action-packed Belgian GP.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Henk on 08/30/09 at 2:18 pm


Kimi Raikkonen keeps Force India's Giancarlo Fisichella at bay to clinch Ferrari's first win of 2009 at an action-packed Belgian GP.


Please note that Raikkonen's team mate Luca Badoer finished dead last.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/30/09 at 2:20 pm


Please note that Raikkonen's team mate Luca Badoer finished dead last.
In truth, I still yet to watch the race.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Henk on 08/30/09 at 2:27 pm


In truth, I still yet to watch the race.


Oh, I'm sorry. Hope I didn't spoil the fun for you.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: ninny on 08/30/09 at 2:50 pm

I'm watching the Little League World Series between Chinese Taipei and Chula Vista,Ca.

The team from California won 6-3. :)

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Frank on 08/30/09 at 7:58 pm


Kimi Raikkonen keeps Force India's Giancarlo Fisichella at bay to clinch Ferrari's first win of 2009 at an action-packed Belgian GP.

YAY KIMI!

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 08/31/09 at 12:21 pm


I'm watching the Little League World Series between Chinese Taipei and Chula Vista,Ca.

The team from California won 6-3. :)

YAY FOR CALIFORNIA!! :D 8)

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Frank on 08/31/09 at 4:45 pm

US Open (Tennis) begins. Federer wins today, 35th consecutive match at the US open. Impressive.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Frank on 09/01/09 at 12:45 am

Penny now with Giants org.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/01/09 at 5:31 am

US OPEN TENNIS:Andy Murray will begin his campaign in the early hours of Wednesday morning (UK time)

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/01/09 at 7:35 am

HORSE RACING: Kieren Fallon granted riding license following 18-month suspension

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 09/01/09 at 10:55 am


Penny now with Giants org.

and Jose Contrer-ASS now with the Rockies org. He had been slumping with the Whitesox this year. Hopefully he'll do better with his new team.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/02/09 at 2:38 am

US OPEN: Britain's Andy Murray opens his US Open campaign with a straight-sets win over Ernests Gulbis in Tuesday's showpiece night match at Flushing Meadows.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/04/09 at 9:52 am

Fifth seed Andy Roddick sweeps past France's Marc Gicquel in the night session to reach the third round of the US Open.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/05/09 at 2:09 am

US OPEN TENNIS: Rafael Nadal overcomes Nicolas Kiefer 6-0 3-6 6-3 6-4 to reach round four in New York

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/05/09 at 2:10 am

US OPEN TENNIS: Andy Murray beats Paul Capdeville in four sets to reach the third round

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/05/09 at 2:10 am

RUGBY LEAGUE: Leeds skipper Kevin Sinfield suffers suspected fractured cheekbone in win over St Helens

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/05/09 at 2:10 am

BASKETBALL: GB coach names Chris Finch names 12-man squad for EuroBasket finals in Poland

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/05/09 at 9:35 am

Scotland face a crucial World Cup qualifier against Macedonia and N Ireland meet Poland later, while England host Slovenia in a friendly.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/05/09 at 9:35 am

MOTOGP: Championship leader Valentino Rossi claims fifth pole of the season in San Marino qualifying

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/05/09 at 9:35 am

RUGBY UNION: Australia end losing streak with 21-6 Tri-Nations win over previously unbeaten South Africa

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/05/09 at 9:36 am

World number two Andy Murray will spearhead Great Britain's challenge in the Davis Cup play-off against Poland from 18-20 September.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/07/09 at 12:41 am

Andy Murray beats American Taylor Dent in straight sets to reach last 16 of US Open

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 09/11/09 at 12:27 am


US OPEN TENNIS: Rafael Nadal overcomes Nicolas Kiefer 6-0 3-6 6-3 6-4 to reach round four in New York


A bit late for this...but congratz to Rafael Nadal!

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/11/09 at 2:24 pm

Renault say they are to launch legal action against Nelson Piquet Jr and his father over race-fixing allegations made about the 2008 Singapore Grand Prix.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Frank on 09/11/09 at 4:04 pm

Michael Jordan enters the NBA hall of fame. Best player ever...by far.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: anabel on 09/11/09 at 4:12 pm


Michael Jordan enters the NBA hall of fame. Best player ever...by far.



http://souvenircity.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/michael_jordan_pics.jpg




Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/11/09 at 4:37 pm

RUGBY LEAGUE: Catalans beat St Helens 24-12 to make play-offs; Bradford beat Hull 21-18 but miss out

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/11/09 at 4:37 pm

TENNIS: US Open women's semi-final postponed until Saturday because of rain

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Henk on 09/11/09 at 4:59 pm


Scotland face a crucial World Cup qualifier against Macedonia and N Ireland meet Poland later, while England host Slovenia in a friendly.


I didn't think it mattered anymore... :-\\

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/12/09 at 3:43 am

TENNIS: Rain delays at the US Open mean the men's final will now be played on Monday

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/12/09 at 3:44 am

TRIATHLON: Britain's Alistair Brownlee wins final World Championship Series race and is crowned champion

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/12/09 at 1:09 pm

TENNIS: Rafael Nadal beats Fernando Gonzalez 7-6 7-6 6-0 in rain-delayed US Open quarter-final

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 09/12/09 at 3:18 pm


Michael Jordan enters the NBA hall of fame. Best player ever...by far.



http://souvenircity.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/michael_jordan_pics.jpg






I agree. He is one of the best players ever...and it's about time that he got inducted.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Frank on 09/12/09 at 5:31 pm


I agree. He is one of the best players ever...and it's about time that he got inducted.

I think if he had a better supporting cast and didn't quit basketball for that period, he may have won 10 championships as a player and a few more MVPs. Heck I think he should have won the MVP each year he was in the league (except when he played for Washington)
I know, if if if...

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Frank on 09/12/09 at 5:46 pm

Tiger Woods leads by 7 strokes after 3 rounds of the BMW Championship.
Gee, do you think he might have a chance to win?  :D

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Max Power on 09/12/09 at 6:26 pm

I post most of the roster from my last year's fantasy team:

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AnZche0kYzBge6hBOcbO7zvsy6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20090824100459AAkxKqE

Here's the real roster:

http://games.espn.go.com/ffl/clubhouse?leagueId=36862&teamId=3&seasonId=2008

That's what made those answers funny

Turner was a steal more than anything so it made sense no one draft him on first round last year for reasons we all know. ;D

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/13/09 at 5:59 am

McLaren's world champion Lewis Hamilton starts on pole at Monza for what promises to be a fascinating Italian Grand Prix.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/13/09 at 6:00 am

Kim Clijsters reaches the US Open final in dramatic circumstances as Serena Williams receives a point penalty on match point for abusing an official.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Frank on 09/13/09 at 11:21 pm


McLaren's world champion Lewis Hamilton starts on pole at Monza for what promises to be a fascinating Italian Grand Prix.

Barrichello wins

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 09/14/09 at 12:38 pm


Kim Clijsters reaches the US Open final in dramatic circumstances as Serena Williams receives a point penalty on match point for abusing an official.

What was that about anyway?? ::) She must've gone crazy..

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Frank on 09/14/09 at 7:28 pm

Federer loses today. Shock!

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Max Power on 09/15/09 at 11:16 am

Adrian Wojnarowski is an idiot.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/15/09 at 1:41 pm


Federer loses today. Shock!
A complete shock!

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/15/09 at 2:04 pm

Retired American track and field star Carl Lewis says South African athletics authorities have "let down" Caster Semenya, 18, amid the row over her sex.

The newly crowned 800m world champion has had medical tests following doubts about whether she is actually female.

Athletics' world governing body (IAAF), demanded the test three weeks before the World Championships and Lewis says Semenya should have been withdrawn.

"The South African federation should have dealt with it," said Lewis.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Max Power on 09/15/09 at 2:18 pm


A complete shock!


Not only that, to face Federer he had to beat Nadal.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 09/15/09 at 11:00 pm

I found an article online earlier that indicates that the Yankes and Redsox will face each other at the beginning of the 2010 season, and at the end. Also, the Yankees are scheduled to play my L.A. Dodgers...at Dodger Stadium (June 25-27), just like they did in 2004. So it looks like the Dodgers might not see Yankee Stadium until maybe 2013. And the Tampa Bay Rays still have not yet played at Dodger Stadium.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/16/09 at 2:00 pm

RUGBY UNION: Wendy Chapman, the doctor involved in 'bloodgate', is suspended by British Medical Council

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/16/09 at 2:01 pm

Renault will not dispute allegations of race-fixing as team principal Flavio Briatore and engineering chief Pat Symonds leave the team.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Frank on 09/18/09 at 4:15 pm

NHL pre-season hockey has begun. !!!! :)

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/19/09 at 4:09 am

RUGBY UNION: Bath beat Sale 25-12 - their first win of the new Premiership season

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/19/09 at 4:10 am

RUGBY LEAGUE: Hull KR's Chev Walker suffers broken leg in 44-8 Super League play-off defeat by Leeds

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/19/09 at 4:10 am

Andy Murray may miss Saturday's Davis Cup doubles rubber against Poland after aggravating a wrist injury during his singles victory.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/19/09 at 10:01 am


Andy Murray may miss Saturday's Davis Cup doubles rubber against Poland after aggravating a wrist injury during his singles victory.
Latest.........................

Andy Murray will line up for Great Britain in Saturday's Davis Cup doubles rubber despite aggravating a wrist injury on Friday.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/19/09 at 10:09 am

Tiger Woods believes Ernie Els could have reaped the rewards of a tougher rehabilitation programme after major knee surgery in 2005.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/19/09 at 10:11 am

Britain's Ben Swift breaks Edvald Boasson Hagen's run of stage victories in the Tour of Britain by winning the seventh leg into Yeovil

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/19/09 at 10:41 am

Italian police seize earrings from Argentina football coach Diego Maradona in an effort to recover unpaid taxes from his time at Napoli.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/19/09 at 10:41 am

Ex-Formula 1 driver Alex Zanardi is aiming for a place on the Italian cycling team at the 2012 London Paralympics.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/20/09 at 4:44 am

BOXING: Floyd Mayweather Jr clinches unanimous points decision win over Mexican Juan Manuel Marquez

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/20/09 at 4:45 am

South African athletics chief Leonard Chuene is facing calls for his sacking, for denying knowledge of runner Caster Semenya's gender tests.

Chuene has admitted lying about tests on the runner in South Africa before her 800m world title win in August.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/20/09 at 5:24 am

The future of the Renault Formula 1 team will be decided by the sport's governing body at a hearing on Monday.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/20/09 at 7:06 am

Martin Lel showed he is over the injury which kept him out of the World Athletics Championship as he stormed to victory in the Great North Run.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/20/09 at 10:58 am

GOLF: Spain's Rafael Cabrera-Bello shoots final of round 60 to win Austrian Open by one stroke

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/20/09 at 10:58 am

RUGBY UNION: Guinness Premiership result - Wasps 23-3 Worcester.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/20/09 at 11:12 am

England survive a middle-order collapse and avoid a 7-0 series loss after beating Australia by five wickets in the final one-day match at the Riverside.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 09/20/09 at 8:54 pm


NHL pre-season hockey has begun. !!!! :)

Which is your fave team again?

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Frank on 09/21/09 at 12:27 am


Which is your fave team again?

Montreal: Favorite
Least Favorite : Jersey, Philly and Toronto

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 09/21/09 at 11:30 am


Montreal: Favorite
Least Favorite : Jersey, Philly and Toronto


ok.

My favorite is the Kings, since they're local to me. Second favorite: the Anaheim Ducks.
Least favorite: not yet decided.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/21/09 at 1:36 pm

Renault are given a two-year suspended ban from Formula 1 after a hearing into their role in fixing last year's Singapore Grand Prix.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/21/09 at 1:36 pm

The ICC Champions Trophy begins on Tuesday as hosts South Africa face Sri Lanka.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/22/09 at 12:56 pm

Cricket: Middlesex managing director of cricket Angus Fraser says he expects a marked improvement from the team next year.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Frank on 09/22/09 at 7:24 pm


ok.

My favorite is the Kings, since they're local to me. Second favorite: the Anaheim Ducks.
Least favorite: not yet decided.

Kings have a young team
They came close in 1993 to win it all, but Patrick Roy was so good then.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/23/09 at 3:08 pm

FORMULA 1: Bob Bell appointed as Renault acting team principal for the rest of the season

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/23/09 at 3:08 pm

CRICKET: Pakistan beat West Indies by five wickets in Champions Trophy match

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/23/09 at 3:09 pm

GOLF: Ryder Cup captain Colin Montgomerie criticises Ian Poulter for pulling out of Britain and Ireland's Vivendi Trophy team.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Frank on 09/25/09 at 1:43 am

HOCKEY: Wayne Gretzky resigns as NHL coach (Phoenix)

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/25/09 at 3:15 pm

Eoin Morgan hits an unbeaten 62 as England beat Sri Lanka by six wickets in their ICC Champions Trophy opener.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/25/09 at 3:15 pm

GOLF: GB and Ireland lead Europe 6-4 after day two of the Vivendi Trophy in France

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/25/09 at 3:16 pm

FORMULA 1: Jensen Button says there will be no team orders at Brawn in Singapore GP

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Frank on 09/25/09 at 6:37 pm

Golf: Tiger woods is leading after the 2nd round.
**Yawn**

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/26/09 at 4:31 am


Golf: Tiger woods is leading after the 2nd round.
**Yawn**
Who is in second place?

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/26/09 at 4:31 am

Captain Andrew Strauss says England can be a force to be reckoned with after surprising Sri Lanka in the ICC Champions Trophy.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/26/09 at 4:32 am

CYCLING: Defending world champion Nicole Cooke out of women's road race

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/26/09 at 4:32 am

FOOTBALL: Uefa is investigating 40 cases of suspected match-fixing involving games in the Champions League and Uefa Cup.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/26/09 at 8:03 am

Lewis Hamilton tops final practice ahead of the Singapore Grand Prix, with title rivals Rubens Barrichello and Jenson Button off the pace.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Frank on 09/26/09 at 6:38 pm


Golf: Tiger woods is leading after the 2nd round.
**Yawn**

Tiger Woods NOT leading after 3rd round ( Kenny Perry is)

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/27/09 at 5:21 am


Tiger Woods NOT leading after 3rd round ( Kenny Perry is)
By how many strokes?

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/27/09 at 5:21 am

BOXING: Vitali Klitschko retains WBC heavyweight title with 10-round stoppage of Chris Arreola

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/27/09 at 5:22 am

Lewis Hamilton will start the Singapore Grand Prix on pole position as the title contending Brawn drivers suffer a bad qualifying session.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/27/09 at 5:44 am

New Zealand take on Sri Lanka in a Champions Trophy group match in Johannesburg.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/27/09 at 6:20 am

Shaun Udal will captain Middlesex until the end of the 2010 season, the county confirmed at an end-of-season dinner.

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Written By: Frank on 09/27/09 at 6:52 pm

Tiger Woods finishes 2nd, but gets 10 million dollar bonus.
He could really use the money.  :o

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/28/09 at 1:19 am

TENNIS: World number one Dinara Safina loses to Taiwanese qualifier Chang Kai-chen in Tokyo first round

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/28/09 at 1:20 am

GOLF: Phil Mickelson wins Tour Championship but Tiger Woods takes FedEx Cup

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/28/09 at 1:20 am

West Ham and Millwall are hit with several Football Association charges of failing to control their supporters after the crowd trouble which marred their Carling Cup match.

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Written By: Big Nasty on 09/28/09 at 3:19 am

I HATE NFL FOOTBALL!!! My beloved Redskins allowed the Detroit LIons to snap their 19 game losing streak!!

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/28/09 at 11:31 am

RUGBY UNION: England captain Steve Borthwick set to recover from eye injury in time for autumn fixtures

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/28/09 at 11:32 am

TENNIS: Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova beats Venus Williams 7-6 (8-6) 7-5 in Pan Pacific Open second round

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/28/09 at 11:32 am

Russian Yulia Pechonkina, the current 400m hurdles world record holder, is to retire from athletics after suffering three years of health problems.

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Written By: Frank on 09/28/09 at 1:10 pm


I HATE NFL FOOTBALL!!! My beloved Redskins allowed the Detroit LIons to snap their 19 game losing streak!!

No one saw that coming.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/29/09 at 1:54 am

RUGBY UNION: Sale's Luke Abraham handed three-week ban for stamping on Bath's Michael Claassens

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/29/09 at 1:54 am

CRICKET: Champions Trophy match between Australia and India abandoned due to heavy rain

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/30/09 at 12:49 am

Stevan Jovetic is Liverpool's tormentor as he scores both goals in Fiorentina's surprise 2-0 win in the Champions League group stage.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/30/09 at 12:49 am

Harlequins chief executive Mark Evans says the club are stepping up their hunt for a new director of rugby.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/30/09 at 12:50 am

Former world number one Maria Sharapova shows the seeded players the way with a superb win over Sam Stosur in Tokyo.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/30/09 at 12:50 am

Phil Mickelson wins the Tour Championship by three shots in Atlanta but it is not enough to prevent Tiger Woods from winning the FedEx Cup.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/30/09 at 12:50 am

Lizzie Armitstead signs a two-year deal to join GB team-mate Emma Pooley at the Cervelo Test Team.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/01/09 at 1:33 pm

RUGBY UNION: Gloucester's Olivier Azam cited for kicking Saracens' Steve Borthwick in Premiership game

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Written By: Frank on 10/01/09 at 4:25 pm

NHL Hockey:  Mats Sundin announced his retirement yesterday.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/02/09 at 1:45 am

Friday practice at the Japanese Grand Prix is hit by persistent rain, meaning reduced running for all the teams.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/02/09 at 1:46 am

The hosts of the 2016 Olympics will be decided on Friday (today), with Chicago, Madrid, Rio de Janeiro and Tokyo in the running.

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Written By: nally on 10/02/09 at 1:42 pm


Tiger Woods finishes 2nd, but gets 10 million dollar bonus.
He could really use the money.  :o



that's not so bad, I guess.

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Written By: nally on 10/02/09 at 1:42 pm


The hosts of the 2016 Olympics will be decided on Friday (today), with Chicago, Madrid, Rio de Janeiro and Tokyo in the running.

And the winner is...


Rio De Janeiro.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/03/09 at 2:42 am


And the winner is...


Rio De Janeiro.
A good choice, but everyone wanted Chicago.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/03/09 at 2:43 am


The hosts of the 2016 Olympics will be decided on Friday (today), with Chicago, Madrid, Rio de Janeiro and Tokyo in the running.
I knew that Madrid would not win for Spain had the Summer Olympics in Barcelona in 1992.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/03/09 at 2:43 am

Sebastian Vettel grabs pole for the Japanese GP with championship leader Jenson Button in seventh after a dramatic qualifying session.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/03/09 at 2:43 am

TENNIS: Maria Sharapova wins Pacific Open final in Tokyo after Jelena Jankovic retires hurt in first set

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/03/09 at 2:43 am

RUGBY LEAGUE: Reigning champions Leeds beat Catalans 27-20 to reach the Super League Grand Final

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/03/09 at 2:44 am

England crashed out of the Champions Trophy at the semi-final stage as they were thoroughly outplayed by Australia.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/03/09 at 2:44 am

Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy holds a share of the halfway lead in the Dunhill Links championship after firing an 11-under par, second-round 65.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/03/09 at 8:55 am

http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/46487000/jpg/_46487330_pele_getty_260.jpg

A delighted Pele after Rio de Janeiro is chosen to stage the 2016 Games.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/03/09 at 1:04 pm

Play has been postponed for the day on all three courses at the Dunhill Links Championship in Scotland.

St Andrews, Carnoustie and Kingsbarns were all deemed unplayable because of high winds, with gusts forecast to reach around 70mph later on Saturday.

Organisers have now cancelled the day's play at the celebrity pro-am event, with Saturday's third-round tee times transferred to Sunday.

The final round will now take place at St Andrews on Monday.

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Written By: nally on 10/03/09 at 1:29 pm


A good choice, but everyone wanted Chicago.

Especially President Obama, since he had served as a senator in the state of Illinois before becoming president.

Maybe Chicago will get it another time.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/03/09 at 1:32 pm


Especially President Obama, since he had served as a senator in the state of Illinois before becoming president.
He flew all the way to Copenhagen especially for that.

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Written By: nally on 10/03/09 at 1:43 pm


He flew all the way to Copenhagen especially for that.

Yes, I'd heard about that on the TV news yesterday.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/03/09 at 1:53 pm


Yes, I'd heard about that on the TV news yesterday.
I manage to catch some of the Chicago presentation before leaving for work, but was later disappointed to learn that Chicago had not made it into the final two.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/04/09 at 2:37 am

Sebastian Vettel takes the Japanese GP as a fortunate Jenson Button finishes eighth to move closer to his maiden world title.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/04/09 at 2:40 am

Rangers' Madjid Bougherra is struggling to face Celtic in Sunday's top-of-the-table game at Ibrox.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/06/09 at 1:50 am

SNOOKER: Barry Pinches beats world number three Shaun Murphy 5-4 in first round of Grand Prix in Glasgow.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/06/09 at 1:51 am


SNOOKER: Barry Pinches beats world number three Shaun Murphy 5-4 in first round of Grand Prix in Glasgow.

Is snooker a sport or an indoor game?

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/06/09 at 1:52 am

Paula Radcliffe has pulled out of the World Half Marathon Championships in Birmingham on 11 October.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/06/09 at 1:52 am

Thomas Bjorn has criticised Padraig Harrington after the Irishman's reported comments about a tightening of European Tour membership rules.

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Written By: karen on 10/06/09 at 2:11 pm


Paula Radcliffe has pulled out of the World Half Marathon Championships in Birmingham on 11 October.


Any reason given?

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Written By: nally on 10/06/09 at 4:03 pm


Is snooker a sport or an indoor game?

I would consider it more of an indoor game, since it normally gets played indoors. And it's a type of billiards game. Just like pool (whether played the standard way with 15 balls or 9-ball). Yet I do see billiards games televised on ESPN.

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Written By: Henk on 10/07/09 at 1:57 pm

SOCCER - Bulgarian game abandoned after four minutes

A match in the Bulgarian third division was scrapped after just four minutes when a team ran out of players. Injury and suspension-hit Gigant Belene started their clash against Chavdar Byala Slatina on Sunday with just eight players.

If they already faced an uphill battle, their task got a lot harder when they picked up two more injuries in the opening minutes of the game. The referee was forced to call off the game as Gigant only had six players available.

Visiting Chavdar were awarded a 3-0 victory, but Gigant were able to console themselves with the fact they they have a fantastic logo.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/10/09 at 6:49 am

England's World Cup qualifier with Ukraine in Kiev will be shown exclusively on the web.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/10/09 at 2:04 pm

Robert Green is sent off as England lose 1-0 to Ukraine in their World Cup qualifier

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/11/09 at 7:25 am

The Football Association will make a formal complaint to Fifa after flares were thrown onto the pitch during England's defeat in Ukraine.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/11/09 at 7:25 am

FORMULA 1: Toyota's Timo Glock to miss Brazilian Grand Prix after damaging his spine in qualifying in Japan

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/11/09 at 7:26 am

FOOTBALL: The United States and Mexico qualify for next year's World Cup

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/11/09 at 7:26 am

The US will take a three-point lead into the final day of the Presidents Cup after Tiger Woods and Steve Stricker win all four of their matches.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/11/09 at 7:26 am

France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga boosts his hopes of a place at the ATP World Tour Finals in London by winning the Japan Open title.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/11/09 at 7:27 am

World number two Rafael Nadal saw his impressive run at the China Open come to an abrupt end with a crushing semi-final defeat by Croatia's Marin Cilic.

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Written By: Henk on 10/13/09 at 4:23 pm

DSB Bank, main sponsor of Dutch soccer champions AZ Alkmaar, are teetering on the brink of bankruptcy.
The bank is under guardianship by the Nederlandsche Bank (Dutch State Bank) as of Monday, and all assets have been frozen.
Two curators have been appointed to make a clean sweep of things. According to all sources, there is no imminent danger for the existence of AZ Alkmaar, although the continuation of other sponsor activities by DSB is highly unlikely. (DSB are also sponsor of a successful speed skating team)

Dirk Scheringa, founder and main shareholder of DSB, remains in office as chairman of AZ.

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Written By: Frank on 10/14/09 at 1:27 am

NHL Hockey: The Toronto Maple leafs are still winless in 2009-10 http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/09/smileyshot2.gif http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/09/smileyshot22.gif

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Written By: nally on 10/14/09 at 5:22 pm


NHL Hockey: The Toronto Maple leafs are still winless in 2009-10 http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/09/smileyshot2.gif http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/09/smileyshot22.gif

Will they actually get a win before '10? ;D

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Written By: Frank on 10/15/09 at 5:35 pm


Will they actually get a win before '10? ;D

Oh, let's hope not.
But with 1 win, and they think they'll win the Stanley cup again.

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Written By: nally on 10/15/09 at 5:54 pm


Oh, let's hope not.
But with 1 win, and they think they'll win the Stanley cup again.

I think the New York Islanders are also still winless in the NHL.

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Written By: Frank on 10/16/09 at 5:01 pm


I think the New York Islanders are also still winless in the NHL.

Leafs are the only team with less than 2 points.
The season is still young, but Ovechkin is playing great already. I don;t know why some in Canada continue to say " I don't know who's better, Crosby or Ovechkin". just because Crosby is Canadian. Geez.
There is no argument. Ovechkin is #1.

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Written By: nally on 10/17/09 at 1:55 am


Leafs are the only team with less than 2 points.
The season is still young, but Ovechkin is playing great already. I don;t know why some in Canada continue to say " I don't know who's better, Crosby or Ovechkin". just because Crosby is Canadian. Geez.
There is no argument. Ovechkin is #1.

That's true, anything can happen over the course of a pro sport's regular season. Half a year ago, nobody probably picked the Cardinals to win the NL Central Division. They thought the Chicago Flubs might've had a chance at three straight postseason appearances...that didn't happen.

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Written By: Henk on 10/17/09 at 3:28 am

SOCCER - Ghana's under-20 team wins World Cup. The African team beat favorites Brazil on penalties (4 - 3), after an otherwise goalless match. It's the first time ever for an African team to win the title in this category.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/18/09 at 2:22 am

Rubens Barrichello lands pole for the Brazilian GP to boost his title hopes as championship leader Jenson Button finishes 14th in a chaotic, rain-hit qualifying session.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/18/09 at 2:23 am

BOXING: Nottingham's Carl Froch retains WBC title with a points victory over American Andre Dirrell

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/18/09 at 2:24 am

RUGBY UNION: New Zealand name four uncapped players in their squad to tour Europe and Japan

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/18/09 at 2:24 am

MOTO GP: Casey Stoner wins the Australian Moto GP, with Valentino Rossi second

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/18/09 at 2:25 am

Liverpool's stuttering season took a turn for the worse as they were beaten by a Sunderland side who went above them in the Premier League table.

The Black Cats went ahead when a Darren Bent shot was allowed to stand after deflecting in off a beach ball, which a Reds fan had thrown on to the pitch.

Bent then headed just wide before hitting the post with an angled shot.

Sunderland keeper Craig Gordon pulled off a double save from Dirk Kuyt and David Ngog late on to secure the win.

http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/46567000/jpg/_46567071_sunderland_2_466x282.jpg

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Written By: Henk on 10/18/09 at 7:48 am


Liverpool's stuttering season took a turn for the worse as they were beaten by a Sunderland side who went above them in the Premier League table.

The Black Cats went ahead when a Darren Bent shot was allowed to stand after deflecting in off a beach ball, which a Reds fan had thrown on to the pitch.



Even their fans turning against them... Tsk!

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/22/09 at 4:37 am

The Olympic Stadium could be used to stage floodlit Twenty20 cricket once the 2012 Games have finished.

The London Development Agency has asked the England and Wales Cricket Board, and two counties, to consider using the venue for big matches.

Olympic organisers are keen to provide a "legacy" for the stadium post 2012.

Since London was awarded the Olympics a number of London football clubs as well as both rugby codes have been approached about using the stadium.

With no firm commitments from any of them, the focus has now moved to the national summer sport.

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Written By: nally on 10/22/09 at 6:26 pm

^When I first read the "Olympic Stadium" bit, I thought it might've referred to where the Expos used to play. Obviously this is a different locality.

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Written By: Frank on 10/23/09 at 12:47 am

NHL: Retired star Theo Fleury recently wrote a book "Playing wioth fire"  about his Hockey experience, including sexual abuse by his Hockey coach ( who abused others & is currently in jail), which eventually led to Theo's experiences with drugs, alcohol, strip joints, etc...

He was doing a book signing today in Vancouver and I went down and met him. 

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Written By: nally on 10/23/09 at 1:08 am


NHL: Retired star Theo Fleury recently wrote a book "Playing wioth fire"  about his Hockey experience, including sexual abuse by his Hockey coach ( who abused others & is currently in jail), which eventually led to Theo's experiences with drugs, alcohol, strip joints, etc...

He was doing a book signing today in Vancouver and I went down and met him. 

That must've been nice. :) Did you enjoy meeting him?

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Written By: Frank on 10/23/09 at 1:12 am


That must've been nice. :) Did you enjoy meeting him?

Yah it was nice, lots of people there. A good experience.. He was pretty quiet tho. Short guy, maybe 5 foot 6? 5 foot 7?. I think he was tired from signing or having photos taken with others.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/24/09 at 3:53 am

New world champion Jenson Button emerges as a potential team-mate for his predecessor Lewis Hamilton at McLaren next year.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/24/09 at 3:54 am

RUGBY UNION: Magners Lge: Scarlets 18-3 Dragons; Glasgow 34-20 Connacht; Edinburgh 12-7 Munster

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/24/09 at 3:54 am

MOTOGP: Valentino Rossi qualifies fastest for Sunday's Malaysian Grand Prix, with Jorge Lorenzo second

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/24/09 at 3:55 am

Andy Moles has resigned as New Zealand cricket coach in an amicable agreement following a performance review.

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Written By: Frank on 10/24/09 at 12:41 pm


New world champion Jenson Button emerges as a potential team-mate for his predecessor Lewis Hamilton at McLaren next year.

Congrats to Jenson Button. I missed the race he clinched the championship.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/24/09 at 12:43 pm


Congrats to Jenson Button. I missed the race he clinched the championship.
it seems I have missed every race of this year championship.

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Written By: Frank on 10/24/09 at 11:53 pm

NHL Hockey: ...After 8 games, the Toronto Maple Leafs still haven't won a game this year.

Life is good...

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Written By: Frank on 10/28/09 at 1:02 am

NHL Sadly, Leafs won their first game of the season last night. They still have only 3 points this year, last in the NHL.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/28/09 at 3:41 pm

American Andre Agassi has admitted in his new autobiography he lied to tennis authorities about his use of crystal methamphetamine to escape a ban.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/28/09 at 3:42 pm

Former umpire David Shepherd has died after a battle with cancer, aged 68.

Shepherd, who was born in Devon, officiated in 92 Tests and 172 one-day internationals, including three World Cup finals before retiring in 2005.

He was famous for his aversion to the 'Nelson' - scores with a multiple of 111 - which made him hop at the crease nervously between deliveries.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/28/09 at 3:42 pm


Former umpire David Shepherd has died after a battle with cancer, aged 68.

Shepherd, who was born in Devon, officiated in 92 Tests and 172 one-day internationals, including three World Cup finals before retiring in 2005.

He was famous for his aversion to the 'Nelson' - scores with a multiple of 111 - which made him hop at the crease nervously between deliveries.

  :\'(

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/28/09 at 3:44 pm

Serena Williams will finish the year as world number one after Dinara Safina withdrew from the Sony Ericsson Championships in Doha.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/28/09 at 3:44 pm

Paul Casey says he will take a cautious approach when he returns to action after a three-month absence at the World Match Play Championship in Spain.

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Written By: nally on 10/28/09 at 4:39 pm


Serena Williams will finish the year as world number one after Dinara Safina withdrew from the Sony Ericsson Championships in Doha.



#1 in pro tennis, I presume

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Written By: Frank on 10/28/09 at 6:32 pm


#1 in pro tennis, I presume

No, Serena & Safina have joined the pro golfing tour and got really good at it fast.

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Written By: Frank on 10/29/09 at 5:31 pm

I still can't believe Los Angeles has gone this long without an NFL team. (ever since Rams left)

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Written By: nally on 10/31/09 at 12:08 am


I still can't believe Los Angeles has gone this long without an NFL team. (ever since Rams left)

It's been 15 long years already. The Raiders also left L.A. around that time (I think) and moved up north.

I heard on the news earlier this week that a new stadium was being proposed in the City Of Industry (just a few miles east of Los Angeles) for a new pro football stadium; the Governator approved funding for building it. But no one knows which existing NFL team would be moved to L.A. if the stadium were to get built. One likely contender is the San Diego Chargers.

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Written By: nally on 10/31/09 at 12:09 am


No, Serena & Safina have joined the pro golfing tour and got really good at it fast.

LOL...that's too funny! :D ;D

Are they gonna try their hand at pro bowling next?

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/31/09 at 10:21 am

FORMULA 1: McLaren's Lewis Hamilton takes pole for Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/31/09 at 10:22 am

HORSE RACING: Top jockey Darryll Holland missed his mounts at Newmarket on Saturday amid reports of his arrest for allegedly trying to pass counterfeit cash.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/31/09 at 10:22 am

Great Britain's Geraint Thomas, Sir Chris Hoy, Chris Newton and Victoria Pendelton win gold at the Track World Cup in Manchester.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/09 at 3:20 am

Scotland Yard has apologised after actors from a hit film were mistakenly identified as football hooligans being sought after riots at a West Ham game.

Police issued 66 pictures of people supposedly caught on camera during violent clashes in August.

The images wrongly included stills of six actors from recent film The Firm.

A TV report was used to capture the images but because there was no sound officers did not realise it included clips from the hooligan-themed film.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/09 at 3:20 am

Sir Chris Hoy led home a British men's sprint 1-2-3 for his second gold medal at the Track World Cup in Manchester.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/09 at 3:21 am

GOLF: England's Ian Poulter wins Singapore Open by one shot from China's Liang Wen-chong

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/09 at 3:24 am

BASEBALL: New York Yankees take 2-1 lead in World Series after beating Philadelphia Phillies in game three

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/09 at 3:47 am

Today is the New York Marathon

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/09 at 7:53 am

Australia's fast bowler Brett Lee says he is far from finished as a Test cricketer following his latest injury.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/09 at 8:32 am

F1: Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel leads in the closing stages of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix as Jenson Button chases Mark Webber for second.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/09 at 10:49 am

Sebastian Vettel cruises to victory at the season-ending Abu Dhabi GP ahead of Red Bull team-mate Mark Webber after Lewis Hamilton is forced to retire early.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/09 at 10:56 am

TENNIS: Serena Williams beats Venus Williams 6-2 7-6 (7-4) to win season-ending Sony Ericsson Championships

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/09 at 12:54 pm

ATHLETICS: Paula Radcliffe finishes fourth in New York Marathon behind winner Derartu Tulu

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Written By: nally on 11/01/09 at 7:06 pm


BASEBALL: New York Yankees take 2-1 lead in World Series after beating Philadelphia Phillies in game three


Yuck. 8-P I sure hope the Phillies tie up the series tonight, altho with CC Sabathia on the mound, he might try to limit the damage.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/05/09 at 1:41 am

England's women, the world champions, are outplayed with bat and ball as West Indies secure a 40-run victory in the first one-day international.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/05/09 at 2:33 pm

BOXING: Robert McCracken named as GB amateur boxing's new performance director

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/05/09 at 2:34 pm

Novak Djokovic is through to the Swiss Indoors quarter-finals after beating Jan Hernych without dropping a set.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/05/09 at 2:35 pm

American Nick Watney sets the pace in the HSBC Champions tournament, tying the course record with an eight-under 64.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/06/09 at 1:22 am

RUGBY UNION: Northampton edge to 19-17 win at Ospreys in LV= Cup opener

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/06/09 at 1:22 am

BOXING: Robert McCracken named as GB amateur boxing's new performance director

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/06/09 at 1:23 am

TENNIS: Andy Murray reaches Valencia Open quarter-finals with 6-4 3-6 6-3 win over Leonardo Mayer

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/06/09 at 1:24 am

WBA heavyweight champion Nikolay Valuev dismisses the threat posed by Britain's David Haye ahead of their title fight in Germany on Saturday.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/06/09 at 1:48 am

South Africa's Olympic governing body has suspended Athletics South Africa president Leonard Chuene, while the ASA has apologised to Caster Semenya over the gender row that tainted her 800m world title.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/06/09 at 12:30 pm

BOXING: David Haye weighs in at 15st 8lbs; Nikolay Valuev tips the scales at 22st 8lbs

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/06/09 at 12:30 pm


BOXING: David Haye weighs in at 15st 8lbs; Nikolay Valuev tips the scales at 22st 8lbs

...and what is the height of each boxer?

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/06/09 at 12:31 pm

Andy Murray beats Albert Montanes 6-4 6-2 in quarter-finals of Valencia Open

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/06/09 at 12:31 pm

RUGBY UNION: Ireland prop Marcus Horan ruled out of autumn Tests after 'routine medical procedure'

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/06/09 at 2:40 pm

US Open semi-finalist Yanina Wickmayer has been handed a one-year ban for falling foul of doping regulations.

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Written By: Frank on 11/06/09 at 6:11 pm

After 1/6th of the way throght the NHL seaon, Toronto Maple Leafs still only have 1 victory.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/06/09 at 6:29 pm

HORSE RACING: Henry Cecil-trained Midday wins Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf at Santa Anita

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/07/09 at 10:25 am

MOTOGP: Australia's Casey Stoner secures pole position for final race of season in Valencia on Sunday

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/07/09 at 10:25 am

RUGBY UNION: Australia fight back from 9-5 down at half-time to beat England 18-9 at Twickenham

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/07/09 at 10:26 am


RUGBY UNION: Australia fight back from 9-5 down at half-time to beat England 18-9 at Twickenham
The returning Jonny Wilkinson opened the scoring with an early drop-goal for England and he soon added a penalty, but it did not prove enough for the end result.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/07/09 at 10:26 am

RUGBY LEAGUE: Australia beat France 42-4 in Four Nations match in Paris

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/07/09 at 10:28 am

Andrew Flintoff plans to become the world's finest one-day cricketer when he returns from knee surgery next year.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/07/09 at 12:08 pm

Wales take on the All Blacks in Cardiff after England lose 18-9 to Australia at Twickenham.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/08/09 at 1:21 am

Britain's David Haye beats giant Russian Nikolay Valuev on points to be crowned WBA heavyweight champion in Nuremberg.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/08/09 at 1:23 pm

TENNIS: Andy Murray beats Mikhail Youzhny 6-3 6-2 in final of Valencia Open for sixth title this year

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/08/09 at 1:24 pm

TENNIS: Novak Djokovic beats Roger Federer 6-4 4-6 6-2 in Swiss Indoors final in Basel

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/08/09 at 1:24 pm

RUGBY UNION: New Zealand's Dan Carter cited for dangerous tackle against Wales on Saturday

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/08/09 at 1:25 pm

GOLF: Phil Mickelson beats Ernie Els by a shot to win the HSBC Champions tournament in Shanghai.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/08/09 at 1:25 pm

New WBA heavyweight champion David Haye and WBC champion Vitali Klitschko are eager to fight each other next year.

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Written By: Max Power on 11/08/09 at 8:45 pm

>:(

How did the Giants manage to blow this game?

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/10/09 at 2:18 pm

FOOTBALL: Germany goalkeeper Robert Enke dies at the age of 32

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Written By: nally on 11/10/09 at 5:03 pm

I heard on the news this morning that former pro basketball great Kareem Abdul-Jabaar has recently been diagnosed with a form of leukemia.

According to Wiki:

Kareem suffers from migraines, and his use of cannabis to reduce the symptoms has caused legal ramifications.

In November 2009 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar announced that he was suffering from a rare form of leukemia, Philadelphia chromosome-positive chronic myeloid leukemia, a cancer of the blood and bone marrow that produces cancerous blood cells. The disease was diagnosed in December 2008, but Abdul-Jabbar said his condition can be managed by taking oral medication daily, seeing his specialist every other month and getting his blood analyzed regularly. He said he expects to lead a healthy life.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/11/09 at 1:13 pm


FOOTBALL: Germany goalkeeper Robert Enke dies at the age of 32

The widow of Germany goalkeeper Robert Enke, who died after being hit by a train on Tuesday, says he fought depression for six years.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/11/09 at 1:13 pm

TENNIS: Rafael Nadal beats Nicolas Almagro 3-6 7-6 (7-2) 7-5 in Paris Masters

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/11/09 at 1:14 pm

FOOTBALL: Tottenham's Roman Pavlyuchenko tells a Russian paper he wants to leave White Hart Lane

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/12/09 at 1:37 am

TENNIS: Andy Murray needs a final-set tie-break to beat James Blake in the early hours at the Paris Masters.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/12/09 at 12:54 pm

CRICKET: England's women beat West Indies by six wickets in final Twenty20 international

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/12/09 at 12:54 pm

TENNIS: Radek Stepanek defeats Andy Murray 1-6 6-3 6-4 to reach Paris Masters quarter-finals

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/12/09 at 12:55 pm

RUGBY UNION: England have made four changes to their starting line-up for their meeting with Argentina at Twickenham on Saturday

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/12/09 at 12:56 pm

GOLF: Race to Dubai rivals Lee Westwood and Rory McIlroy shoot matching rounds of 66 on the first day of the Hong Kong Open, four shots behind leader Udorn Duangdecha.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/13/09 at 1:11 am

GOLF: Tiger Woods shoots 68 in Australian Masters second round to take three-shot lead on 10 under

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/13/09 at 1:12 am

TENNIS: Rafael Nadal beats Tommy Robredo 6-3 3-6 7-5 to reach Paris Masters quarter-finals

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/13/09 at 12:56 pm

TENNIS: Fernando Verdasco books last place at London ATP finals as Robin Soderling's hopes end

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/13/09 at 12:57 pm

TENNIS: Rafael Nadal beats Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 7-5 7-5 to reach Paris Masters semi-finals

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/13/09 at 12:57 pm

GOLF: Rory McIlroy moves two shots clear of European rankings rival Lee Westwood after the second round of the Hong Kong Open.

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Written By: Frank on 11/13/09 at 1:32 pm


TENNIS: Radek Stepanek defeats Andy Murray 1-6 6-3 6-4 to reach Paris Masters quarter-finals


Murray was tired from his previous match

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/13/09 at 2:28 pm


Murray was tired from his previous match
He can rest now till the next tournament.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/13/09 at 2:54 pm

England sealed a one-run win under the Duckworth/Lewis method in a pulsating Twenty20 international at Johannesburg.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/13/09 at 3:43 pm

FORMULA 1: Jenson Button tours McLaren factory, according to the Guardian's website

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/14/09 at 2:33 am


FORMULA 1: Jenson Button tours McLaren factory, according to the Guardian's website

Jenson Button visits the McLaren headquarters as doubts continue over who the world champion will drive for next season.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/14/09 at 2:34 am

BOXING: Matthew Hatton's IBO welterweight title bout with Lovemore N'dou is declared a draw

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/14/09 at 2:34 am

BASKETBALL: Houston Rockets release Great Britain international Pops Mensah-Bonsu

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/14/09 at 2:34 am

GOLF: Tiger Woods struggles in third round of Australian Masters but is in three-way tie for the lead

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/14/09 at 2:35 am

England's home Ashes Tests and away football qualifiers would return to free-to-air TV under new recommendations, but the Winter Games would be up for grabs.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/14/09 at 11:30 am

Brazil and England meet in a friendly in Doha and Northern Ireland meet Slovakia while there are some crucial World Cup play-offs later, after Wales thrash Scotland.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/14/09 at 2:52 pm

ATHLETICS: GB long jump star Jade Johnson suffers knee injury on Strictly Come Dancing

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/14/09 at 2:53 pm

International friendly results - Brazil 1-0 England; Wales 3-0 Scotland; N Ireland 0-1 Serbia

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/14/09 at 2:54 pm

GOLF: Frenchman Gregory Bourdy cards a bogey-free round of 63 to take a two-stroke lead at the Hong Kong open.

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Written By: nally on 11/14/09 at 6:33 pm


GOLF: Frenchman Gregory Bourdy cards a bogey-free round of 63 to take a two-stroke lead at the Hong Kong open.


Good for him. O0 8)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/15/09 at 5:00 am

Tony Smith tells BBC Radio 5 live he is resigning as coach of the England rugby league side.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/15/09 at 5:00 am

GOLF: World number one Tiger Woods wins the Australian Masters by two shots after a final round 68.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/15/09 at 5:01 am


GOLF: Frenchman Gregory Bourdy cards a bogey-free round of 63 to take a two-stroke lead at the Hong Kong open.


Good for him. O0 8)
GOLF: France's Gregory Bourdy held off the challenge of Rory McIlroy to win the Hong Kong Open by two strokes.

McIlroy, from Northern Ireland, carded a brilliant 64 after starting the final round five shots off the pace.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/15/09 at 5:02 am

BOXING: Manny Pacquiao stops Miguel Cotto in the 12th round to win WBO welterweight title

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/15/09 at 10:44 am

HORSE RACING: Dual champion chaser Master Minded suffers shock defeat as Well Chief wins at Cheltenham

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Written By: nally on 11/15/09 at 6:22 pm


GOLF: World number one Tiger Woods wins the Australian Masters by two shots after a final round 68.

excellent 8)

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Written By: Frank on 11/15/09 at 6:46 pm

NFL: New Orleans Saints are still undefeated. Who saw that coming?

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Written By: danootaandme on 11/16/09 at 5:23 am

Belichek out coaches himself to a pitiful defeat

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/17/09 at 1:28 pm

RUGBY UNION: Simon Shaw and Mathew Tait will return to England's 22-man squad to face New Zealand after 10 players are released to return to their clubs.

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Written By: Frank on 11/17/09 at 4:08 pm

NHL: Hockey star Brendan Shanahan retires today. He scored over 650 goals and sits 23rd in all time career points.

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Written By: nally on 11/17/09 at 6:59 pm


NHL: Hockey star Brendan Shanahan retires today. He scored over 650 goals and sits 23rd in all time career points.

Some fine achievements for him. O0

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Written By: Frank on 11/17/09 at 11:19 pm


Some fine achievements for him. O0

The only NHL player with over 600 goals and 2000 penalty minutes. The ultimate power forward.

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Written By: nally on 11/17/09 at 11:23 pm


The only NHL player with over 600 goals and 2000 penalty minutes. The ultimate power forward.

In that case, he should be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame as soon as he's eligible. He deserves the honor. (I haven't followed hockey stats much, so I don't really know who leads what categories.)

Then again, there are players in certain sports who never got inducted to the respective Halls of Fame in their respective sports, due to certain problems and whatnot. A notable example is Pete Rose, who 20 years ago had received...well, we know the story on that. :-X

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Written By: Frank on 11/17/09 at 11:32 pm


In that case, he should be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame as soon as he's eligible. He deserves the honor. (I haven't followed hockey stats much, so I don't really know who leads what categories.)

Then again, there are players in certain sports who never got inducted to the respective Halls of Fame in their respective sports, due to certain problems and whatnot. A notable example is Pete Rose, who 20 years ago had received...well, we know the story on that. :-X

Shanahan is no a lock for the hall of fame, but should make it. If Clark Gilles is in, Shanahan Belongs.

Pete Rose belongs there (MLB hall). Most hits ever. They'll let him in after he's dead ord if he's ill and 90 years old. Sad.

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Written By: nally on 11/17/09 at 11:36 pm


Shanahan is no a lock for the hall of fame, but should make it. If Clark Gilles is in, Shanahan Belongs.

Pete Rose belongs there (MLB hall). Most hits ever. They'll let him in after he's dead ord if he's ill and 90 years old. Sad.

Of course he does! Millions of people would probably agree whole-heartedly. The fact that he has the most hits of anyone to ever play MLB, like you said, should certainly be ruled as grounds for induction. I hope he gets in at some point.

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Written By: Frank on 11/17/09 at 11:55 pm


Of course he does! Millions of people would probably agree whole-heartedly. The fact that he has the most hits of anyone to ever play MLB, like you said, should certainly be ruled as grounds for induction. I hope he gets in at some point.

They will let him in after making him suffer for betting on baseball.
Then again, Joe Jackson is still not in and he dies over 50 years ago.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/18/09 at 1:22 am

TENNIS: Knee injury forces Andy Roddick out of season-ending ATP World Tour Finals in London

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/18/09 at 1:23 am

HORSE RACING: Record breaker Sea The Stars is named as Horse of the Year for 2009

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/18/09 at 1:23 am

GOLF: Lee Westwood insists he is more interested in winning a first major title than coming out on top in this year's Order of Merit.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/18/09 at 12:42 pm

RUGBY UNION: All Blacks fly-half Dan Carter returns from suspension for Saturday's game against England

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/18/09 at 12:43 pm

WORLD CUP FOOTBALL: Egypt meet fierce rivals Algeria in a one-off World Cup play-off in Sudan, with France v Rep of Ireland among later matches.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/19/09 at 1:14 am

FOOTBALL: Uruguay reach 2010 World Cup Finals after 2-1 aggregate win over Costa Rica

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/19/09 at 1:15 am

The owners of Lord's say they are not planning to sell the stadium's naming rights to finance a £400m redevelopment of the famous venue.

The redevelopment plans will in part be funded by flats around the stadium, but the MCC says it will not even look at selling rights for individual stands.

MCC chief executive Keith Bradshaw told BBC Radio 5 live: "There's no way we would rename Lord's.

"It's the home of cricket, the hallowed turf. It's not an option at all."

He added: "It's something that we wouldn't consider, and in fact I even have a real problem even considering renaming the stands within the ground that are now dedicated to famous cricketers.

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Written By: Frank on 11/19/09 at 1:17 am


WORLD CUP FOOTBALL: Egypt meet fierce rivals Algeria in a one-off World Cup play-off in Sudan, with France v Rep of Ireland among later matches.

France scored on a very obvious hand ball that the referee missed. Shame on him.
Ireland is now out.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/19/09 at 1:19 am


France scored on a very obvious hand ball that the referee missed. Shame on him.
Ireland is now out.
AT one point the Irish were in front.

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Written By: Frank on 11/19/09 at 1:28 am


AT one point the Irish were in front.

Yes. Sadly they lost. Sadly.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/19/09 at 1:30 am


Yes. Sadly they lost. Sadly.
France are really not the strong side as they were.

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Written By: Frank on 11/19/09 at 1:33 am


France are really not the strong side as they were.

Zidane is gone, Henry is getting old.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/20/09 at 3:16 pm


...Henry is getting old.
but does he know where his hands are?

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/20/09 at 3:16 pm

England's one-day series opener against South Africa is abandoned without a ball bowled

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/20/09 at 3:17 pm

Middlesex have signed former Australia wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist to spearhead their 2010 Twenty20 campaign.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/20/09 at 3:17 pm

WINTER SPORTS: Britain's Shelley Rudman wins Skeleton World Cup silver in Lake Placid, USA

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/21/09 at 2:08 am

BOXING: Rendall Munroe retains European super-bantamweight title with points win over Simone Maludrottu

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/21/09 at 2:09 am

RUGBY UNION: Premiership result - Gloucester 12-9 Leicester; Worcester 12-12 Bath

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/21/09 at 2:09 am

GOLF: Lee Westwood and Rory McIlroy continue their battle for Europe's number one spot in the third round of the inaugural Dubai World Championship.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/21/09 at 2:10 am

TENNIS: Andy Murray will play US Open champion Juan Martin del Potro in the opening singles match when the ATP World Tour Finals begin in London for the first time on Sunday.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/21/09 at 4:23 am

DISABILITY SPORT: Athletes with intellectual disabilities gain approval to compete in Paralympics

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/21/09 at 7:16 am

GOLF: Lee Westwood leads Dubai World Championship by two shots after round three; McIlroy five back

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/21/09 at 8:29 am

England take on the All Blacks at Twickenham and Wales meet Argentina in Cardiff, before Scotland play Australia and Ireland take on Fiji.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/21/09 at 10:32 am

RUGBY UNION: Northampton beat Harlequins 26-17 in Premiership at Franklin's Gardens

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/21/09 at 10:33 am

HORSE RACING: Kauto Star pips Imperial Commander by a nose in the Betfair Chase at Haydock

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/21/09 at 10:33 am

RUGBY UNION: International results: England 6-19 New Zealand; Wales 33-16 Argentina

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/21/09 at 4:00 pm

RUGBY UNION: Scotland end a 27-year losing run against Australia as an awesome defensive performance sets up a 9-8 victory at Murrayfield.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/21/09 at 4:05 pm

HORSE RACING: Kauto Star pips Imperial Commander by a nose in the Betfair Chase at Haydock

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/22/09 at 11:59 am

TENNIS: Andy Murray beats Juan Martin del Potro 6-3 3-6 6-2 in opening match of ATP World Tour Finals

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/22/09 at 12:08 pm

GOLF: Lee Westwood claims an emphatic victory in the Dubai World Championship on Sunday to end the season as Europe's number one for the second time.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/24/09 at 9:17 am

RUGBY UNION: Edinburgh flanker Alan MacDonald will make his Scotland debut against Argentina

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/25/09 at 10:37 am

TENNIS: Defending champion Novak Djokovic loses to Robin Soderling on day four of the ATP World Tour Finals in London.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/25/09 at 10:38 am

RUGBY UNION: England international Mark Cueto signs new four-year contract with Sale Sharks

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/25/09 at 10:39 am

SWIMMING: Rebecca Adlington to lead 36-strong Europe team for Duel in the Pool event v USA in December

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Written By: Rice_Cube on 11/25/09 at 3:06 pm

http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/basketball/blog/the_dagger/post/Video-Baylor-s-Brittney-Griner-becomes-seventh-?urn=ncaab,204891

Probably more impressive if she had gone straight-up alley-oop but still, not a bad play.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/27/09 at 12:54 am

Juan Martin del Potro beats top seed Roger Federer to reach the semi-finals of the ATP World Tour Finals - and knock out Andy Murray.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/27/09 at 2:29 pm

Golfer Tiger Woods is in a serious condition after being involved in a car accident in Florida, according to US unconfirmed media reports.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/27/09 at 2:34 pm

GOLF: Ireland's Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell retained a three-shot lead at the World Cup of Golf in China despite a stumble during Friday's foursomes.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/28/09 at 7:41 am

World number one golfer Tiger Woods faces police questions after a car accident near his home in Florida.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/28/09 at 7:41 am


World number one golfer Tiger Woods faces police questions after a car accident near his home in Florida.
Golfer's wife Elin reportedly told police she smashed his car window with a golf club

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/28/09 at 7:42 am

RUGBY UNION: South Africa lock Bakkies Botha pulls out of Test against Ireland with a back injury

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/28/09 at 7:42 am

Ireland duo Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell will take a one shot lead over Italy and Sweden into the final round of the World Cup of Golf in China.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/28/09 at 7:43 am

Anthony Small retains his British and Commonwealth light-middleweight titles with a lacklustre victory over Thomas McDonagh.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/28/09 at 9:07 am

HORSE RACING: Top-weight Denman wins the Hennessy Gold Cup at Newbury

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/28/09 at 9:08 am

Roger Federer takes on Nikolay Davydenko for a place in the final of the World Tour Finals in London.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/29/09 at 2:32 am

Juan Martin del Potro beats Robin Soderling in three sets and will face Nikolay Davydenko in Sunday's final at the World Tour Finals in London

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/29/09 at 2:33 am

GOLF: Edoardo and Francesco Molinari held off Ireland and Sweden on a thrilling final day to secure Italy's first victory in the World Cup of Golf in China.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/29/09 at 6:36 am

BOXING: Londoner Darren Barker wins the British middleweight title with a stoppage win over late substitute Danny Butler.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/29/09 at 9:09 am

HORSE RACING: Hennessy winner Denman rerouted to Newbury in February before Cheltenham Gold Cup bid

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/29/09 at 9:10 am

Champions Trophy Hockey: England draw 3-3 with Spain in their second group match at the Champions Trophy in Melbourne.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/29/09 at 1:23 pm

Nikolay Davydenko became the first Russian to win the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals with a brilliant display against Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro.

The 28-year-old claimed the biggest title of his career, and a cheque for just over £900,000, with a 6-3 6-4 defeat of the US Open champion.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/29/09 at 2:22 pm

Tiger Woods has hit out at "unfounded rumours" circulating since his car accident in the early hours of Friday.

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Written By: Frank on 11/29/09 at 11:37 pm

CFL" Canadian football league: Montreal Alouettes beat the Saskatchewan Roughridees to win the 97th Grey cup.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/30/09 at 1:22 am

Ireland captain Brian O'Driscoll heaps praise on his team-mates after the Grand Slam holders edge out world champions South Africa 15-10 at Croke Park.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/30/09 at 1:23 am

RUGBY LEAGUE: Former international player Paul Johnson is training with Wakefield in the hope of earning a deal.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/30/09 at 1:43 am

Ferrari's Felipe Massa has returned to racing for the first time since his life-threatening accident last season.

The Brazilian driver finished third in a charity karting event won by Michael Schumacher in southern Brazil.

Massa was hosting the "International Challenge of the Stars" - an event that raises money for local charities - for the fifth successive year.

The 28-year-old suffered a fractured skull in qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix in July.

At the time of the accident there were fears that Massa could have suffered loss of vision.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/30/09 at 2:04 pm

Serena Williams is fined and given a suspended three-year ban from the US Open for her verbal tirade at a line judge at Flushing Meadows.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/30/09 at 2:04 pm

Tiger Woods hits out at "unfounded rumours" circulating since he was involved in a car accident early on Friday.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/30/09 at 2:05 pm

HORSE RACING: Big Zeb will be aiming to capitalise on Master Minded's absence at Saturday's Keith Prowse Hospitality Tingle Creek Chase at Sandown.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/30/09 at 2:05 pm

St Louis star Albert Pujols and Joe Mauer of Minnesota are Major League Baseball's 2009 Most Valuable Players.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/30/09 at 2:06 pm

Kobe Bryant scored 33 points as NBA champions the Los Angeles Lakers opened the new season with a 99-92 victory over city rivals the Clippers.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/30/09 at 2:06 pm

A one-handed take by Indianapolis wide receiver Pierre Garcon helps the Colts overhaul a deficit for the fifth time in successive games as they beat Houston 35-27 and become the first team to secure a 2009 play-off place.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/30/09 at 2:07 pm

Badminton and rhythmic gymnastics at the London 2012 Olympics are set to be held at Wembley Arena rather than a new, purpose-built facility.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/30/09 at 2:07 pm

SAILING: Italy's Azzurra beats Team New Zealand in the Louis Vuitton Trophy final in Nice.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/01/09 at 1:26 am

Barcelona and Argentina forward Lionel Messi wins the prestigious European Footballer of the Year award.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/01/09 at 1:26 am

Tiger Woods has withdrawn from the Chevron World Challenge, a tournament he has hosted for the past nine years.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/01/09 at 1:27 am

RUGBY LEAGUE: The Crusaders could be fined £60,000 over the visa irregularities that led to the UK Borders Agency deporting six of their Australia-born players.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/01/09 at 1:30 am

RUGBY UNION: Wales say their disappointing autumn and the evolving world scene will see them produce a new Six Nations game plan.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/01/09 at 1:31 am

Serena Williams is fined and given a suspended three-year ban from the US Open for her verbal tirade at a line judge at Flushing Meadows.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/02/09 at 12:53 am

GOLF: Florida police say Tiger Woods 'at fault' over his car crash, but will not face criminal charges

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/02/09 at 12:54 am


GOLF: Florida police say Tiger Woods 'at fault' over his car crash, but will not face criminal charges

But Woods is cited for careless driving and faces a fine of $164 (£98) for Friday's incident

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/02/09 at 12:54 am

RUGBY UNION: International Rugby Board says there will be no law changes before the 2011 World Cup

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/02/09 at 12:10 pm


Tiger Woods has withdrawn from the Chevron World Challenge, a tournament he has hosted for the past nine years.
Golf star Tiger Woods apologises to his family for his "transgressions" amid speculation about his private life following a car crash.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 12/02/09 at 12:19 pm


Tiger Woods has withdrawn from the Chevron World Challenge, a tournament he has hosted for the past nine years.

It probably has to do with his recent car accident, and this whole thing with his private life.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/02/09 at 12:20 pm


It probably has to do with his recent car accident, and this whole thing with his private life.
Completely, his life style is changing now.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/03/09 at 1:15 am

BOXING: Bernard Hopkins targets heavyweight title shot against David Haye after comeback win

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 12/03/09 at 11:07 pm


Completely, his life style is changing now.


That being said, I think he owes everyone a deep and sincere apology. After all, he's supposed to be setting an example for everyone. He's been a public figure for what, 12 or 13 years now?

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Frank on 12/03/09 at 11:40 pm


That being said, I think he owes everyone a deep and sincere apology. After all, he's supposed to be setting an example for everyone. He's been a public figure for what, 12 or 13 years now?

I don't think he owes everyone a deep apology. I think he owes his immediate family an apology...but...not everyone.  He's just human.
He doesn't owe me anything. It's his life. He didn't do anything to me.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 12/03/09 at 11:42 pm


I don't think he owes everyone a deep apology. I think he owes his immediate family an apology...but...not everyone.  He's just human.
He doesn't owe me anything. It's his life. He didn't do anything to me.


Yeah, you're right. I meant something along those lines, but I couldn't figure out how to phrase it properly.

He didn't do anything to me either.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Frank on 12/03/09 at 11:44 pm


Yeah, you're right. I meant something along those lines, but I couldn't figure out how to phrase it properly.

He didn't do anything to me either.

I understand. But he should have known better to not cause this mess.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 12/03/09 at 11:46 pm


I understand. But he should have known better to not cause this mess.

Of course not. We all have our mishaps now and then.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 12/03/09 at 11:50 pm

On a completely unrelated note...this thread now trails only two other threads in the Sports Zone section:

The 2006 MLB Season (1839 replies)
and the 2005 MLB Season (1885 replies)

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/04/09 at 1:33 am

WORLD CUP FOOTBALL: England are among 32 teams eagerly awaiting Friday's draw for the 2010 World Cup finals in South Africa.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/04/09 at 1:33 am


WORLD CUP FOOTBALL: England are among 32 teams eagerly awaiting Friday's draw for the 2010 World Cup finals in South Africa.
Ireland will not be there.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/04/09 at 12:32 pm

The draw for the groups for the 2010 World Cup (footie)

Group A: South Africa, Mexico, Uruguay, France

Group B: Argentina, Nigeria, South Korea, Greece

Group C: ENGLAND, United States, Algeria, Slovenia

Group D: Germany, Australia, Serbia, Ghana

Group E: Netherlands, Denmark, Japan, Cameroon

Group F: Italy, Paraguay, New Zealand, Slovakia

Group G: Brazil, North Korea, Ivory Coast, Portugal

Group H: Spain, Switzerland, Honduras, Chile









Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Frank on 12/04/09 at 1:15 pm


The draw for the groups for the 2010 World Cup (footie)

Group A: South Africa, Mexico, Uruguay, France

Group B: Argentina, Nigeria, South Korea, Greece

Group C: ENGLAND, United States, Algeria, Slovenia

Group D: Germany, Australia, Serbia, Ghana

Group E: Netherlands, Denmark, Japan, Cameroon

Group F: Italy, Paraguay, New Zealand, Slovakia

Group G: Brazil, North Korea, Ivory Coast, Portugal

Group H: Spain, Switzerland, Honduras, Chile











Looking forward to the Brazil/Portugal match up.
The Spain/Honduras match might see many goals.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/04/09 at 1:17 pm


Looking forward to the Brazil/Portugal match up.
The Spain/Honduras match might see many goals.


England v United States might be a tough match for us.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Frank on 12/04/09 at 1:23 pm


England v United States might be a tough match for us.

For that match, I will cheer for England to win 8-0.  ;)

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/04/09 at 2:44 pm


For that match, I will cheer for England to win 8-0.  ;)
A score that I would wish to see.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/05/09 at 2:47 am


The draw for the groups for the 2010 World Cup (footie)

Group A: South Africa, Mexico, Uruguay, France

Group B: Argentina, Nigeria, South Korea, Greece

Group C: ENGLAND, United States, Algeria, Slovenia

Group D: Germany, Australia, Serbia, Ghana

Group E: Netherlands, Denmark, Japan, Cameroon

Group F: Italy, Paraguay, New Zealand, Slovakia

Group G: Brazil, North Korea, Ivory Coast, Portugal

Group H: Spain, Switzerland, Honduras, Chile










Prime Minister Gordon Brown - "I wish England all the best in their group"

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/05/09 at 2:47 am

David Ferrer fights back from two sets down to beat Radek Stepanek and give Spain a commanding 2-0 lead after day one of the Davis Cup final.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/05/09 at 2:48 am

Ian Poulter is two shots behind leader YE Yang at the Chevron World Challenge after the second round.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/05/09 at 6:41 am

GOLF: Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy pulls out of Sun City Challenge with stomach virus

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/05/09 at 6:42 am

RUGBY UNION: England reach the last four at the Dubai Sevens with sudden-death win over Argentina

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/05/09 at 7:29 am

More than 90 people are arrested in a crackdown on unlawful working at the 2012 Olympic Games site in east London.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/05/09 at 3:10 pm

TENNIS: Fernando Verdasco & Feliciano Lopez win doubles to seal 3-0 win for Spain in Davis Cup final

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/05/09 at 4:43 pm

Sammy Wanjiru and Irina Mikitenko will defend their men's and women's London Marathon titles next year on 25 April.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/06/09 at 3:05 am

BOXING: Amir Khan needs just 76 seconds to defeat Dmitriy Salita in the first defence of his WBA light-welterweight title in Newcastle.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/07/09 at 1:17 am

GOLF: Jim Furyk wins Chevron World Challenge, one shot ahead of Graeme McDowell

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/07/09 at 1:18 am

FOOTBALL: Scottish FA to investigate tunnel fracas after Hamilton v Hearts game

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/08/09 at 1:15 am

Silverstone agrees a 17-year deal to host the British Grand Prix from 2010, ensuring the race remains on the Formula 1 calendar.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/08/09 at 12:49 pm

Lee Westwood is rewarded for a fine season by being named the European Tour's golfer of the year for 2009.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/08/09 at 12:50 pm

Golf star Tiger Woods has released a statement on his website apologising to his family, amid continuing speculation about his private life following a car crash last week.

"I have let my family down and I regret those transgressions with all of my heart. I have not been true to my values and the behaviour my family deserves.
I am not without faults and I am far short of perfect. I am dealing with my behaviour and personal failings behind closed doors with my family. Those feelings should be shared by us alone.

Although I am a well-known person and have made my career as a professional athlete, I have been dismayed to realise the full extent of what tabloid scrutiny really means. For the last week, my family and I have been hounded to expose intimate details of our personal lives.

The stories in particular that physical violence played any role in the car accident were utterly false and malicious. Elin has always done more to support our family and shown more grace than anyone could possibly expect.

But no matter how intense curiosity about public figures can be, there is an important and deep principle at stake which is the right to some simple, human measure of privacy. I realise there are some who don't share my view on that.

But for me, the virtue of privacy is one that must be protected in matters that are intimate and within one's own family. Personal sins should not require press releases and problems within a family shouldn't have to mean public confessions.

Whatever regrets I have about letting my family down have been shared with and felt by us alone. I have given this a lot of reflection and thought and I believe that there is a point at which I must stick to that principle even though it's difficult.

I will strive to be a better person and the husband and father that my family deserves. For all of those who have supported me over the years, I offer my profound apology."

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/08/09 at 12:50 pm

BOXING: Carl Froch confirms he will fight Mikkel Kessler in Denmark on 17 April

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/08/09 at 12:51 pm

SKIING: World Cup slalom champion Jean-Baptiste Grange out of 2010 Winter Olympics with knee injury

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/08/09 at 12:51 pm

SNOOKER: Ronnie O'Sullivan leads Peter Ebdon 6-2 after first session in UK Championship second round

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Written By: Frank on 12/08/09 at 12:56 pm

NHL: Martin Brodeur ties Terry Sawchuk's all time shutout record with his 103rd last night.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/10/09 at 2:33 pm

Renault will continue in Formula 1 next year after a deal is reached to secure the team's future.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/10/09 at 2:33 pm

Silverstone has agreed a 17-year deal to host the British Grand Prix from 2010, ensuring the race is not axed.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/10/09 at 2:34 pm

RUGBY UNION: Harlequins suspend scrum-half Danny Care for one game following yellow card against Leeds

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/10/09 at 2:34 pm

SNOOKER: Ronnie O'Sullivan and John Higgins reach semi-finals of UK Championship

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/10/09 at 2:35 pm

Graeme Swann warms up for next week's Test series by taking 6-55 against a South Africa Invitational XI in East London.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 12/10/09 at 10:07 pm

MLB: Jamie Hoffmann of the Dodgers has been reportedly picked up by the Washington Nationals, via the Rule Five Draft.

Also, Randy Wolf has signed as a free agent with the Milwaukee Brewers, after another single-year stint with the Dodgers.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/12/09 at 3:03 am

US golfer Tiger Woods says he is taking an indefinite break from the sport, after publicly admitting his "infidelity" for the first time.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/12/09 at 3:40 am

CRICKET: Indian pace bowler Sree Santh admitted to hospital with swine flu

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/12/09 at 3:42 am

GOLF: Spain's Pablo Martin blazed his way to a nine-under-par 63 to take a four-shot lead over local favourite Ernie Els at the Alfred Dunhill Championship.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/12/09 at 1:28 pm

Gillette has become the first major sponsor of Tiger Woods to distance itself from the golf star after the storm over his private life.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/13/09 at 2:40 am

SNOOKER: John Higgins beats Ronnie O'Sullivan 9-8 to reach UK Championship final in Telford

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/13/09 at 2:41 am

BOXING: Vitali Klitschko defends his WBC world heavyweight title with an efficient but unspectacular win over Kevin Johnson.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/13/09 at 2:41 am

Track cyclists Rebecca Romero and Bradley Wiggins will not be able to defend their titles at London 2012 but Victoria Pendleton could go for three golds.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/13/09 at 7:19 am

Tiger Woods's caddie Steve Williams strenuously denies having any knowledge of the world number one's "infidelity".

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/13/09 at 2:01 pm

SNOOKER: UK Championship final in Telford (best of 19 frames)

Latest:

Ding Junhui 4-4 John Higgins

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/13/09 at 2:50 pm

Tom Daley has been named the 2009 BBC Young Personality of the Year for the second time.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/13/09 at 2:50 pm

Major Phil Packer has received the Helen Rollason award at the 2009 BBC Sports Personality of the Year show.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/13/09 at 2:51 pm

Milton Keynes swimming instructor Doreen Adcock has won the Sports Unsung Hero award at the 2009 BBC Sports Personality of the Year.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/13/09 at 2:51 pm

Comedian Eddie Izzard has been honoured with a special award at the 2009 BBC Sports Personality of the Year for his epic marathon feats for Sport Relief.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/13/09 at 2:52 pm

The England cricket team has been awarded the Team of the Year prize at the 2009 BBC Sports Personality show.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/13/09 at 2:52 pm

England coach Fabio Capello has been named the 2009 Coach of the Year at the BBC Sports Personality awards show.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/13/09 at 2:58 pm

The Lifetime Achievement award goes to Seve Ballesteros at the 2009 BBC Sports Personality show.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/13/09 at 3:00 pm

The Overseas Personality award goes to Usain Bolt at the 2009 BBC Sports Personality show.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/13/09 at 3:01 pm

The BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2009 goes to Ryan Giggs.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 12/14/09 at 1:27 pm


US golfer Tiger Woods says he is taking an indefinite break from the sport, after publicly admitting his "infidelity" for the first time.

I figured he might go on some hiatus after this strangeness began.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/15/09 at 1:01 am

December 15th 1891 – James Naismith introduces the first version of basketball, with thirteen rules, a peach basket nailed to either end of his school's gymnasium, and two teams of nine players.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Frank on 12/15/09 at 7:27 pm

Sidney Crosby win the Lou Marsh trophy, the Canadian male Athlete of the year.

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: nally on 12/16/09 at 3:05 pm

Yesterday I heard on the news that Juan Pierre has signed with the Chicago Whitesox! I was sort of heartbroken by this because I think Pierre has been a good part of the Dodgers team, especially for speed. Now I wonder who they're gonna get to replace him on the field. Yeah, they still have Manny, but he wasn't quite as effective this year. :-\\

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Frank on 12/17/09 at 11:33 am

Tiger Woods announced as husband athlete of the decade by the Associated press

Subject: Re: Longest Sports Thread Ever!

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/17/09 at 1:46 pm


Tiger Woods announced as husband athlete of the decade by the Associated press
Any change in the announcement yet?

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/17/09 at 1:48 pm

FOOTBALL: Watford move closer to administration after latest development

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/17/09 at 2:37 pm

TENNIS: Court of Arbitration for Sport upholds decision clearing Richard Gasquet of drug charge

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/17/09 at 2:38 pm

PGA Tour chief Tim Finchem accepts Tiger Woods's absence from the circuit will have an impact on golf but insists it is not all "doom and gloom".

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/17/09 at 2:43 pm

GOLF: Nigel Edwards has been appointed as the captain of Great Britain and Ireland's Walker Cup team.

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