The MELBOURNE HERALD-SUN has Andrew Webster of THE DAILY TELEGRAPH reporting on a, “CONTROVERSIAL television commercial portraying a Sydney Kings basketball player hopping into bed with a married couple has been branded as racist and in appalling taste.”
(Watch the ad below)
More from Webster:
The offensive ad has outraged African American legends of the game and […]
Tomorrow is the 38th anniversary of the 1972 Olympic basketball gold medal game between the United States and the Soviet Union. In an unconscionable travesty neatly fashioned by game officials to resemble an actual competition, the Soviets were awarded a 51-50 victory that day. (Thanks to their performance, the referees went on to wildly successful […]
Japan’s Jiji news service in association with France’s AFP reports this week from Tokyo that the Japan Sumo Association distributed 60 iPads to the 51 Sumo “training stables” to improve communication between wrestlers and association officials.
(Do Sumo iPads come fully loaded?)
Why iPads? Because the giants of the sport claim to be unable to use […]
EITB.com reports today that a bull jumped into the stands at a bullfight in Spain on Wednesday, terrorizing fans and severely injuring a young boy.
The terrifying incident happened in Tafalla, in the northern region of Navarra, and occurred when the animal leapt over the fence and climbed up the stairs of the stands knocking over […]
The Japanese League baseball club Softbank Hawks announced today that the Tomi Oh, mother of Japanese baseball legend and team Chairman Sadaharu Oh, died Monday of pneumonia in a Tokyo hospital at the age of 108.
Sadaharu Oh said of his mother, who was born in the city of Toyama in September, 1901, and gave birth […]
Last Saturday Britain’s Jessica Ennis won the Women’s Heptathlon at the European Track & Field Championships in Barcelona.
Yesterday the LONDON GUARDIAN had this on Ennis, who is currently the top-ranked heptathlete in the world:
Expectations will not diminish between now and the London Olympics. In two years’ time the poster girl of British athletics […]
Thanks to his experience researching and running with the bulls at Pamplona, Spain, award-winning NFL reporter Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports was appalled at an ESPN-TV piece on the subject by Rick Reilly aired today on the network.
Robinson made the following observations about Reilly’s piece on Twitter:
Rick Reilly is a jackass. Saw his piece w/ […]
In a report today on the coaching situation at Fulham of England’s Premier League, Daniel Orstein of the BBC noted that U.S. World Cup soccer coach Bob Bradley will likely keep his job as coach of the American national team.
Bradley reportedly had been under consideration for the Fulham head coaching position.
From Ornstein of the BBC:
Before Spain defeated Holland today in South Africa, a Spanish man got within inches of grabbing the World Cup trophy after invading the pitch.
Jaume Marquet Cot, otherwise known as Jimmy Jump, was hauled off by security after running onto the Soccer City Stadium field and attempting to place a barretina (hat) on top of the […]
Despite two more prominent mistakes by World Cup officials in Round of 16 tournament games Sunday, FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke reiterated after the games that soccer’s world governing body had no plans to consider the use of instant replay.
In a 4-1 loss to Germany, England had a shot from Frank Lampard clearly go beyond […]