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By World of Sport (original post from Yahoo Eurosport here)
Not age, not weather, not even cancer can keep Dr. Moses Christian from running.
The 81-year-old physician battling prostate cancer will run his 19th L.A. marathon on Sunday, one of more than 200 marathons he's run over 18 years. Christian was diagnosed with an advanced stage of the disease in 1994, and it has since metastasised and spread to his spine. Nevertheless, the man on a mission continues to work full time as a general surgeon and practitioner in Beaumont, California, and runs a marathon every month.
Furthermore, he's skipped chemotherapy in favor of a vegetarian diet, alternative medicine, and, most importantly, running.
"One thing that's going through my mind when I run is the health benefit, and then the challenge of it, the determination," Christian tells the Good News Blog. "Especially when you do one a month. There are times when you think you can't do it because of the pain and all, but I tell myself, no I have to
- Y! | Fit To Post Sports – 5 hours ago
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- Elias Cepeda | Cagewriter – 8 hours ago
Underdog Jimi Manuwa was game and had his moments against No. 1 light heavyweight contender Alexander Gustafsson on Saturday in the main event of UFC Fight Night 37 in London, England, but ultimately the Swede prevailed with a nasty second-round TKO stoppage. It didn't take Gustafsson long afterward to call out division champion Jon Jones, whom Gustafsson lost a controversial decision to last year in a fight most observers thought at least warranted an immediate rematch between the two.
"Jon Jones, I want my title shot again. I'm right here. Whenever you want, man. Whenever you want," Gustafsson shouted in his post-fight interview with interviewer Dan Hardy.
Gustafsson worked Manuwa to the ground in the first round, staying away from the powerful Brit's strikes. From there, Gustafsson used steady striking from on top in the full guard and half guard for most of the first round.
Early in the second round, Gustafsson accidentally poked Manuwa in the right eye, prompting the referee toRead More »from Alexander Gustafsson stops Jimi Manuwa in UFC main event
Samuel Eto'o was a last-minute addition to Chelsea's starting XI for their match against Spurs when Fernando Torres suffered an injury during warmp-ups. Luckily, Eto'o had his special smelling salts to help him get ready.
In the second half, perhaps after a few more hits of his smelling/bath salts, Eto'o came alive and scored in the 56th minute. He then took the opportunity to respond to speculation about his age, which began when Jose Mourinho was secretly recorded saying that the officially 32-year-old striker might actually be 35. Eto'o's ex-girlfriend then came out of the shadows to say he's not 35, but 39.
At the time, Eto'o responded brilliantly enough by saying, "It takes more to worry me, I'm Samuel Eto'o." Then he joked: "Fortunately I can still score goals at 35-36 years. At 36 or 37, I still score goals against Manchester United."
But after scoring agianst Spurs, he added one last bit of hilarity to the subject by holding his back and hobbling to the corner, where heRead More »from Samuel Eto'o mocks speculation about his age with old man goal celebration
A 17th minute goal was enough to give 17th-place Real Valladolid a 1-0 win over Barcelona and Valladolid defender Stefan Mitrovic was so excited about the result that he put his hand through a window on a door outside the dressing room at the Estadio Nuevo Jose Zorrilla. This manner of celebration is not advisable, as Mitrovic found out when it left him with cuts on his fingers and his palm, which had to be bandaged up.
It was Barca's second loss in three matches, giving them four on the season. They'll be hoping they've gotten the losses out of their system with the second leg of their Champions League round of 16 tie against Man City coming up in the middle of the week and a league match against Real Madrid on the horizon in two weeks. If not, Tata Martino might be the next to go through a window.
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Coming off a midweek round of international friendlies and entering the final 100 days until the World Cup, excitement for the tournament is starting to ramp up. Manchester United's Adnan Januzaj showed that he has the fever during his side's 3-0 win over West Brom by inadvertently attempting to recreate Maradona's famous Hand of God goal from the 1986 World Cup (when Januzaj was still nine years away from being born).
It didn't quite come off as well for Januzaj, though. He didn't score, as Maradona did to give Argentina a 2-1 win over England in the quarterfinals that year, and he was shown a yellow card for his lack of originality.
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UFC president Dana White refuted rumors this week that former Strikeforce champion Gina Carano was booked to return to MMA and face UFC bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey. UFC commentator Joe Rogan teased supposedly seismic additions coming to the UFC's female roster during a recent radio interview and since that time speculation has included Carano as the next opponent for Rousey.
“[Rogan] blew my whole week with that interview,” White said.
“There’s nothing done as far as [Rousey's] next opponent.”
That said, White would absolutely welcome Carano to the UFC. After all, she's a huge star and is still under contract with Zuffa, the UFC's parent company.
“If [Carano] wanted to fight in the UFC, of course,” White said.
“If Gina Carano wanted to fight in the UFC, we would definitely do it.”
When Zuffa purchased Strikeforce, Carano's was one of the contracts they obtained. When the fighter went on hiatus after her 2009 loss to Cristiane "Cyborg" Justino, her contract stayed intact should sheRead More »from Dana White: UFC would 'definitely' do Gina Carano fight
UFC President Dana White told media assembled for UFC Fight Night 37 in London this week that he hadn't previously been aware of former title challenger Nate Diaz' strange Twitter request last month to be released from his UFC contract. Once he was made aware of Diaz' informal request, however, White was quick to offer an answer.
"Really? He hasn't called me," White said.
"That's how you do these things, you tweet?...The answer would be no."
According to the president, Diaz and the UFC came to terms on a new contract for the fighter just a month ago.
"He just signed a new contract that he was happy with a month ago," White said.
Overall, White said that he was not fazed by Diaz's request on Twitter.
"That is definitely not controversial for the Diaz brothers," he said.
"That's called normal ... I have 500 guys under contract, and there's always something. Everyday when I wake up there's something."Read More »from Dana White responds to Nate Diaz release request
- Brooks Peck | Dirty Tackle – Sat, Mar 8, 2014 12:07 PM SGT
Two weeks after losing the W-League Grand Final to Melbourne Victory, Brisbane Roar will begin play in the Queensland Under-15 boys league. This isn't some sort of bizarre relegation system, though — it's the kind of creative scheduling Brisbane coach Belinda Wilson hopes will keep the team sharp in the overly long offseason.
From the Guardian:
“We wanted to put them in a competition where physically they are able to compete and also able to play football and develop as players,” says head coach, Belinda Wilson.
What the boys have in strength, especially as they develop over the season, the women have in smarts, she says. “That’s the major difference. They are probably a lot stronger than us in the physicality, so we have to adapt our game so we can be competitive in that environment. In terms of footballing sense, the girls are a little bit more game aware and have more ability from a tactical point of view, because of the level they’ve been playing.”
She’d like to be competing with
- Shane Bacon | Devil Ball Golf – Sat, Mar 8, 2014 9:50 AM SGT
It hasn't exactly been the start to the season that Tiger Woods wanted, but even when things are going bad it's nice to pull off a shot or two that brings you back the next day.
Woods had that happen on Friday at the Cadillac Championship, making the longest recorded putt in the last five years on the PGA Tour with this 91-foot bomb at the par-3 4th hole.
The putt was insane, going in like he hit it from just a foot out, and his reaction might have been better in conditions at Doral that were nearly unplayable for the best in the world.
His second round ended with five bogeys, four birdies and a 1-over 73 that moved him up 28 spots on the leaderboard if you needed to know just how tough it was on Friday.
Tiger now sits only six shots back of Patrick Reed, Dustin Johnson, Matt Kuchar and Hunter Mahan and a good Saturday round like he had a week ago at the Honda Classic would get him right back in this tournament with one round to go.Read More »from Tiger Woods makes 91-foot putt, posts 73 in second round at Doral
- Dan Devine | Ball Don't Lie – Sat, Mar 8, 2014 7:22 AM SGT
A look around the league and the Web that covers it. It's also important to note that the rotation order and starting nods aren't always listed in order of importance. That's for you, dear reader, to figure out.
C: Rufus on Fire. Ben Swanson comes in praise of Al Jefferson, the left-block landlord who has spent the better part of the last two months serving opponents eviction notices — he's averaging 26.4 points and 11 rebounds in 35.6 minutes per game over his last 24 outings, shooting 54.4 percent from the floor, and turning the Charlotte Bobcats' long-historically-awful offense into something more closely approximating a near-middle-of-the-pack unit. His three-year deal might still prove to be a bit rich for services rendered in the final analysis, but in the here and now, he's been absolutely sensational, and he's helped Steve Clifford's crew look like an honest to God NBA team for the first time in years. It's been awesome to watch (on the nights when we watch the Bobcats,Read More »from The 10-man rotation, starring Al Jefferson, noted destroyer of myriad fools
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