Monthly Archives: May 2009

>More on What Are Sports For?

>Two days ago I answered Jeff MacGregor’s question What are sports for? In the meantime, I discussed the topic with my brother. No stranger he to deep thinking. He identified three basic things: tribalism, drama, and transcendence. Tribalism is very … Continue reading

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>World Rankings Update–Hurdles

>MEN110m Hurdles1. David Oliver, USA, 702. Terrence Trammell, USA, 513. Joel Brown, USA, 354. Ryan Wilson, USA, 325. Shamar Sands, BAH, 296. Dexter Faulk, USA, 267. Antwon Hicks, USA, 238. Evgeniy Borisov, RUS, 189. Shi Dongpeng, CHN, 1610. Ryan Brathwaite, … Continue reading

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>Six at Eleven

>RW Daily News has all the headlines: Reebok Grand Prix mania, Wanjiru skipping the Worlds to concentrate on breaking the marathon World Record, Freihofer’s preview, and more. SPIKES mag: Barbora Špotakova talks about Jan Zelezny. Scott Bush asks What’s Our … Continue reading

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>Fantasy League Outlook

>Need some help in USATF’s Pick N’ Win game? I’m here to help. Percentages are the portion of players who have picked that athlete (as of noon Thursday). MENVisa 100mAsafa Powell, 62%Darvis Patton, 18%Travis Padgett, 7%Leroy Dixon, 3%Michael Rodgers, 2%Daniel … Continue reading

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>What’s On the Weekend

>Professional The Reebok Grand Prix, an IAAF Grand Prix meet and the fourth stop in the VISA Championship Series, will be held in Icahn Stadium on Randalls Island, NY on Saturday.NBC will have live coverage from 4:30 to 6 p.m.Let’s … Continue reading

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>Six at Eleven

>RW Daily has all the headlines. Run the Roads has released its first weekly USA distance rankings. New (to me, at least) website: Running is Funny. Rates decently high on the chuckle meter. Minnesota thrower: Diabetic, computer nerd, Big Ten … Continue reading

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>Bidding Update

>Michael Jordan is starring in a TV public service announcement promoting the Chicago ’16 bid airing on local Chicago stations. Tokyo ’16 leaders have recently said that their bid won’t be hurt by low public support, or the destabilizing effect … Continue reading

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>What Are Sports For?

>When I came home from school today, I turned on the tube and Chariots of Fire was on one of the HD channels. So I sat and watched it. I haven’t seen it for a while, and never in HD. … Continue reading

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>World Rankings Update — Middle Distance

>MEN800 meters1. Abubaker Kaki, SUD, 1142. Ismail Ahmed Ismail, SUD, 803. Yuriy Borzakovskiy, RUS, 614. Wilfred Bungei, KEN, 565. Haron Keitany, KEN, 546. Mehdi Baala, FRA, 477. Kleberson Davide, BRA, 438. Asbel Kipruto Kiprop, KEN, 408. Boaz Kiplagat Lalang, KEN, … Continue reading

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>Six at Eleven

>RW Daily News has all the headlines. Scott Bush blogs about educating the fan PreRace Jitters has a Reebok Grand Prix coverage page as well as six things you ought to know about Lionel Larry. USATF have put Jill Geer … Continue reading

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