Archive | July, 2009

When Honour Means More Than Metal

Nicole Cochran, a young outstanding middle distance runner from Bellarmine Prep was running in the 3,200-meter race in the Washington Class 4A State Girls Track & Field Championship Meet at Pasco. Cochran won the event in 10:36, beating Shadle Park’s Andrea Nelson by 3 seconds. Thirty minutes later, race officials disqualified Cochran, ruling that the […]

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Anyone For Tennis?

After a truly epic Wimbledon Final, BBC’s Sue Barker asked the defeated American, Andy Roddick, if ‘this sport is cruel sometimes?’ Although many of the thousands in the stadium and the millions watching on TV expected him to collapse into tears after coming very very close to winning the championship, he replied: “No. I’m one […]

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South African Sportsmanship

I’m in Joburg wondering how the Lions will do on Saturday in the third and final test.                            I caught the Emerging Springboks game in Capetown and witnessed one of the finest conversions ever kicked in the dying moments to give the youngish Springboks a draw. Then I witnessed another killer kick in the Second Test […]

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