‘Wrong Time, Wrong Place’

Unfortunately, some political protesters are so filled with self-righteousness that they feel the need to try and politicize sporting events. There are plenty of other venues for political activism. All this does is breed justifiable resentment: "I'm here to tell the rest of the Commonwealth that the Aboriginal ‘nations’ of Australia have not ceded their … Continue reading ‘Wrong Time, Wrong Place’

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‘Politics Invades Chess World’

“The first world chess tournament to be hosted by Saudi Arabia has been mired in controversy after Israeli competitors were barred, and Qatari players withdrew after being told not to show their country's flag. “The ‘King Salman World Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships’, which runs until Saturday, includes around 240 players -- both men and … Continue reading ‘Politics Invades Chess World’

‘Just Not Fair: Update’

“Laurel Hubbard has been named in the New Zealand {women’s} weightlifting team for the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast. “He is first ‘transgender’ athlete to represent New Zealand at international level and he will compete in the over-90kgs category...” --‘Transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard named New Zealand's Commonwealth Games team’, Melissa Davies, Newshub, 24/11/2017 http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/sport/2017/11/transgender-weightlifting-laurel-hubbard-named-new-zealand-s-commonwealth-games-team.htmlContinue reading ‘Just Not Fair: Update’

‘Aug.26, 1939: Baseball Meets Television’

“On this day in 1939, the first televised Major League baseball game was broadcast on station ‘W2XBS’, the station that was to become ‘WNBC-TV’. Announcer Red Barber called the game between the Cincinnati Reds and the Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, New York. “At the time, television was still in its infancy. Regular … Continue reading ‘Aug.26, 1939: Baseball Meets Television’

‘Cheater Doesn’t Prosper’

“Eugenie Bouchard is going to let herself enjoy this one. Fresh after beating Maria Sharapova in the second round of the ‘Madrid Open’ on Monday, the Canadian took to ‘Twitter’ in celebration... https://twitter.com/geniebouchard “I definitely had some extra motivation going into today,” Bouchard said after her 7-5, 2-6, 6-4 win. “I was actually quite inspired … Continue reading ‘Cheater Doesn’t Prosper’