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Sports Weekly - 4/11/08

Posted by saraallent Apr 11, 2008

Who doesn’t love a good t-shirt? I know I do. ESPN recently published some of the t-shirt slogans that didn’t make the cut in the MLB online team shops. My two favorite slogans just so happen to be from the two teams I love to watch play each other the most – the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox. Check out Rejected T-shirt slogans to view some of these hysterical MLB rejected t-shirt slogans.



Do you refer to the sport as soccer or football? Well, no matter what you call it you will love this video of the top 50 goals.

 

 

 

How extreme is extreme? Well, a recent photo essay by TIME will show you just what it means to push the limits. The North Pole Marathon, which is run entirely across the frozen Arctic Ocean, is just one of the 13 most Extreme Marathons in the world.

 

 

 

Andy Roddick has the fastest serve recorded in pro tennis at 155 mph. Watch this Active video…



Anyone else thinking, “I wish I could serve like that?” These 10 Tips for Faster Serves from Active will help you be more like the legend himself.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I would assume everyone has at least some knowledge of the protests going on regarding the Olympics and Torch Relay, but have you played the video game in which your goal is to "navigate the Olympic torch away from angry protesters." It is an interesting way of handling the situation to say the least, brought to you by ESPN. Play Torch Run and let us know your thoughts on the game and the situation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Paying Tribute with Tennis Shoes

Posted by Trish18 May 22, 2007

 

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Eric Josephs is the captain of Teaneck High School���s tennis team and has helped revitalize a tennis program that was in danger of not fielding a varsity squad. He is the only senior on a team of mostly beginners.

 

 

 

He also has his own way of honoring his late grandparents who had big roles in his life. Read more about how he remembers the days when they went to all his tennis matches, baseball, basketball and soccer games, and thanks them for always being there.

 

 

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After years of holding out against equal prize money, Wimbledon yielded to public pressure yesterday and agreed to pay female players as much as male players at the world's most prestigious tennis tournament.

 

 

 

"Tennis is one of the few sports in which women and men compete in the same event at the same time," club chairman Tim Phillips said at a news conference. "We believe our decision to offer equal prize money provides a boost for the game as a whole and recognizes the enormous contribution that women players make to the game and to Wimbledon. In short, good for tennis, good for women players and good for Wimbledon."

 

 

 

Last year, men's champion Roger Federer received $1.170 million and women's winner Amelie Mauresmo got $1.117 million.

 

 

 

Among those welcoming the move was former six-time singles champion Billie Jean King, a pioneer for women's sports. "This news has been a long time coming," she said. "Wimbledon is one of the most respected events in all of sports and now with women and men paid on an equal scale, it demonstrates to the rest of the world that this is the right thing to do for the sport, the tournament and the world."

 

 

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