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Another Honor For Kenya’s Paul Tergat

Posted October 28th, 2010 at 2:48 pm (UTC-4)
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He’s now 41-years-old, and Paul Tergat’s athletic prime is behind him, but the honors keep coming.  On 6 November, one day before the New York City Marathon, the Kenyan star will receive the 2010 Abebe Bikila Award, named after Ethiopia’s late, great, two-time Olympic marathon champion. The award has been presented annually since 1978 to […]

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NBA Season Tips Off

Posted October 25th, 2010 at 3:24 pm (UTC-4)
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The 2010-2011 National Basketball Association season officially tips off 26 October with three games, including a match-up between two title contenders, when the Miami Heat visit the Boston Celtics.  The Celtics have the proudest pedigree in NBA history, and they say “It’s All About 18.” The Celtics are talking about winning their record 18th NBA […]

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Never Underestimate The Power Of A VOA T-shirt!

Posted October 21st, 2010 at 2:55 pm (UTC-4)
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I received a delightful email today from Austin Njoku, a loyal VOA listener in Abuja, Nigeria’s political capital.  Austin titled his email, “I Am A Proud Owner Of The Most Cherished VOA T-shirt.” And Austin writes, “At about 3:15 this afternoon, our mail runner came knocking at my office.  You know what, he had a pack […]

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Moses Kipsiro Golden In India

Posted October 17th, 2010 at 9:25 pm (UTC-4)
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Nash & Donovan Get Their Video Kicks

Posted October 15th, 2010 at 12:27 pm (UTC-4)
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I blogged before this year’s World Cup football finals in South Africa how Phoenix Suns basketball star Steve Nash is a big soccer fan.  The two-time National Basketball Association Most Valuable Player has said he thinks he could have played professional soccer if he had focused on the sport.  Nash’s father, John, and brother, Martin, […]

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SSOS Salute For Sammy Wanjiru

Posted October 12th, 2010 at 1:42 pm (UTC-4)
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Here’s a Sonny Side of Sports salute for Sammy Wanjiru, the young Kenyan Olympic champion who successfully defended his Bank of America Chicago Marathon title 10 October.  In a thrilling finish, Wanjiru outsprinted Ethiopia’s Tsegaye Kebede, the reigning London Marathon champion, clocking a winning time of two hours, six minutes and 24 seconds. Wanjiru and […]

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Mark & Tony: Motivating Midlife Marathoners

Posted October 7th, 2010 at 1:30 pm (UTC-4)
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Kenyan star Sammy Wanjiru will be defending his title Sunday (10 October) in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon here in the USA.  I’m sure the speedy Olympic champion will be getting his share of cheers along the course in the Windy City, but I’ll be getting more inspiration from my older brother, Mark, who works […]

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2010: A Golden Year For USA Basketball

Posted October 4th, 2010 at 12:02 pm (UTC-4)
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Less than a month ago, I blogged about the USA men’s basketball team winning the world championship by beating host Turkey in the final. Now, it’s time to give the USA women’s basketball team some props. The American women won the world title 3 October and, similar to the USA men, they beat the host […]

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