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Libya Hopes For First Olympic Medal

Posted March 30th, 2012 at 5:25 pm (UTC-4)
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Libya is once again expected to send a small team to this year’s Olympics in London. Eight Libyans participated at Athens 2004 and seven at Beijing 2008. Check out this video in which I profile three Libyan Olympic hopefuls. The Libyans sent only one athlete to the country’s first Olympics in Tokyo in 1964. And […]

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Senegalese Center Gorgui Dieng

Posted March 25th, 2012 at 12:19 pm (UTC-4)
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Senegalese center Gorgui Dieng (pronounced GOR-gee Jeng) came to the United States three years ago as a tall, skinny teenager who spoke little English. He played one year of high school basketball at Huntington Prep in West Virginia, where he averaged 15 points, 13 rebounds and seven blocks a game. Several American colleges and universities recruited […]

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Cherry Blossoms & The Runner’s Rite of Spring

Posted March 19th, 2012 at 2:47 pm (UTC-4)

The National Cherry Blossom Festival officially opens this week here in Washington, “celebrating 100 years of the gift of trees” from Tokyo. The Japanese sent more than 3,000 cherry trees to Washington in March 1912, helping create the U.S. capital city’s greatest springtime celebration. This year’s gala centennial of the first planting has been expanded […]

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Magic Movie: “The Announcement”

Posted March 10th, 2012 at 8:40 am (UTC-4)
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On November 7, 1991, Magic Johnson announced at an emotional news conference he was HIV-positive, shocking coaches, teammates and sports fans all over the world. In a new ESPN Films documentary, “The Announcement,” his Los Angeles Lakers teammate James Worthy, who would later join Magic in the Basketball Hall of Fame, said, “I just went […]

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Big Game For Congolese Teenager Bismack Biyombo

Posted March 7th, 2012 at 1:41 pm (UTC-4)
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Fans of the Charlotte Bobcats haven’t had much to cheer about during this National Basketball Association season, with the club on course for the league’s worst record. The Bobcats, owned by basketball great Michael Jordan, won for only the fifth time Tuesday night, topping the visiting Orlando Magic, 100-84. The Bobcats took the court in […]

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