With the completion of the London Olympics and the recently concluded IAAF Championships, one thing is evident that it is the smaller nations that are making greater strides in sports and gone are the days of the superpowers. In the early days, no one could ever imagine a small country getting their name in the medal list but now with the times changing, every country has an opportunity to achieve accolades in their respected area.
It seems that sports can be divided into two eras: Pre & Post Superpower. In the pre era, developed countries like US, Soviet Union, Germany etc were... Read More
Nick Wilby from Ebor-Festival.com discusses the the top five horses leading the race for the Ebor Handicap at York.
The Ebor Handicap is the big betting highlight of York's four-day festival of racing in August, and we've identified five horses that have got what it takes to win it.
Ask punters which race they would most like to back the winner of over the course of the festival and it's odds-on most would say the Ebor as the potential reward is huge, with some tasty odds on offer.
Just one horse is being quoted at a single figure price in the current ante post... Read More
I am a 60’s kid. I started watching baseball on the old black and white TV when I was about 7 or 8 years old. The first team that I ever watched was the New York Yankees and from that point on, I was forever a Yankees fan and a baseball fanatic. I tried to learn about as many famous ball players that I could and I loved so many of them.
My all-time favorite baseball player let alone my all-time favorite ATHLETE was “the Iron Horse”, Lou Gehrig…the Hall of Fame first baseman for the Yankees. I remember watching the movie “The Pride of the Yankees”, the Lou Gehrig story, totally mesmerized.... Read More
It was the 1931 and in the professional baseball world, there was upcoming pitching marvel who had signed with the Chattanooga Lookouts, the Class AA team of the New York Yankees.
There were a few things about Jackie that made this person a VERY special baseball player. The first exceptional thing was that Jackie was not a HE but a SHE!!! She was one of the first professional FEMALE baseball players and she was only 17 years old! At one point during the season she actually struck out 9 players in a row.
Her real “claim to fame” was when the major league New York Yankees... Read More
The 1936 Olympics was held in Berlin, Germany. Adolf Hitler and the Nazi party had risen to power three years earlier and were already to spread their evil beliefs of racism and hate. Hitler believed that the “perfect” person was from an Aryan race…a blue-eyed, blond haired, the perfect physique without any blemishes or handicaps.
Hitler saw the Games as an opportunity to promote his government and ideals of racial supremacy to the world. The official Nazi party newspaper wrote in the strongest terms that Jews and Black people should not be allowed to participate in the Games. However,... Read More
It isn't your great-grandfather's game anymore. Modern baseball has been shaped by many events since the game was invented 200 years ago. Can you name them without looking at the graphic below?
Ok, you weren't around, and you didn't know that 21 million hot dogs are sold at baseball games each year. It's understandable, since most of us barely have enough time these days to remember our own cell phone number.
I'll start off with an easy question? "Do you know the year that the firtst official game of baseball was played?
Don't cheat! Write your answers down on a piece... Read More
Star colts Sizzling, Your Song and Epaulette will bid to continue the recent dominance of three-year-olds when bidding for victory in the $1million Stradbroke Handicap at Eagle Farm Racecourse on Saturday.
The trio of three-year-olds head the betting for the Group 1 feature having claimed victory in three of the key lead-up races to the Stradbroke Handicap.
Sizzling moved into favouritism after returning to form in first time blinkers when winning the Queensland Guineas on Saturday. He will back up seven days later attempting to enhance a hugely impressive course record of five... Read More
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