No. 1 tennis player to quit?

Justine Henin, the world’s top-ranked female tennis player, will reportedly retire at the age of 25. » Details

Published in: on May 14, 2008 at 3:23 pm  Leave a Comment  

Why people hate the Patriots

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 They are beloved in Boston, but elsewhere the Pats are the NFL’s public enemy No. 1. » 6 reasons why

Published in: on December 14, 2007 at 9:46 pm  Leave a Comment  

HELIO CASTRO NEVES

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Helio Castroneves and Julianne Hough are crowned champions in the ‘Dancing’ finale. » Mel B. upset

Published in: on November 28, 2007 at 6:54 pm  Leave a Comment  

NASCAR AND CHEATING

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HOMESTEAD, Fla. – As his driver Jimmie Johnson completed his 267th safe, smart lap here to claim his second consecutive Nextel Cup championship, Chad Knaus stood on pit road.

It was business as usual here for Knaus, who accepted the congratulatory backslaps and hugs you’d expect of a crew chief on top of his game. As much as any “coach” figure in sports, Knaus is dominating his competition; running roughshod in a way that would make even Bill Belichick jealous.

Of course, his six-race suspension earlier this year for breaking NASCAR rules, on top of the four-race suspension last season, on top of six other disciplines, including two other suspensions, in the past six years, might make Belichick blush, too.

In the unique culture of NASCAR, a habitual cheat of a crew chief just won the title again and no one apparently cared.

As the rest of the American sports world – from baseball and football to track and cycling – seems to wrestle with asterisks and vacated titles, Knaus – banned from the track for an astounding one-sixth of the season – was free to celebrate the night away with an apparent clear conscience.

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Published in: on November 20, 2007 at 8:51 am  Comments (1)  

Top distance runner Ryan Shay dies during marathon Olympic trials

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NEW YORK (AP) — Top distance runner Ryan Shay died during the U.S. men’s Olympic marathon trials Saturday after collapsing about 5 1/2 miles into the race. He was 28.

The death came a day before the New York City Marathon, when millions usually line the streets in one of the sport’s showcase days.

Published in: on November 4, 2007 at 1:56 pm  Comments (2)  

TOP EARNING ATHLETES

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Woods earned $100 million in the 12-month period ending June 2007.

That is the most an athlete has ever made in one year.

Woods banked $13 million in prize money and $87 million from endorsements and appearance fees.

His take was more than twice the amount earned by the second highest-paid athlete, pugilist Oscar De La Hoya. The “Golden Boy” pocketed $43 million from his May fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Published in: on October 27, 2007 at 6:54 pm  Leave a Comment  

SORRY ENGLAND

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Wayne Rooney took England’s destiny in his own hands and then let it crash to the ground.

A sublime opener was followed by the inane offence that triggered Russia’s comeback for an ominous victory.

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Published in: on October 18, 2007 at 7:41 am  Leave a Comment