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The DNA of a Professional Athlete

I have been underestimated on many occasions due to my background of being a professional athlete. This apparently meant that I have lived a privileged life and knew nothing of hardship, loss, disappointment and pain. 357 more words


SCURT/2: Liga 1, reluare cu nabadai; Fed Cup; Armstrong; Pacquiao; program TV, 15.02

* Liga 1 de fotbal a inceput cu nabadai: un meci amanat din cauza vremii, un altul care a vandut doar 4 bilete si, colac peste pupaza, a trebuit si mutat in alt oras, pentru ca incalzirea terenului e prea scumpa, marea achizitoare de valori certe, afacere, frate, FCSB tinuta in sah de vecinii patronului, Dinamo, marea vanzatoare, invinsa de o trupa aflata, mai acum 2 luni, in pragul falimentului si dupa 7 meciuri fara victorie! 558 more words

U.S. Tennis Association apologizes for playing Nazi-era verse of German national anthem before match

KAANAPALI, Hawaii — The United States Tennis Association issued an official statement of apology after an outdated stanza of the German national anthem that later became associated with the Nazi regime was sung before a Fed Cup tie between the two countries. 336 more words


Germans outraged as U.S. plays Nazi-era version of anthem during of Fed Cup match

German tennis has responded with outrage after the United States Tennis Association (USTA) made the embarrassing error of playing the Nazi-era version of Germany’s national anthem during a Fed Cup tie in Hawaii. 274 more words


SCURT/2: Tenis - Romania-Belgia 0-3, mai catolici decat Papa; program tv, luni 13.02

* Cu 4 fete in primele 100 de jucatoare de tenis ale lumii, cu 3 dintre ele mai bine clasate, de departe, decat adversarele, cu o statuie pe post de capitan-nejucator, gazda (ca si in primul tur, cand am pierdut, macar scuzabil, in fata Cehiei), Romania risca sa cada din Grupa Mondiala II a Fed Cup, dupa ce a fost invinsa, fiind condusa cu 3-0 la Bucuresti de Belgia. 477 more words

SCURT/2: Zi trista: 0-2 la tenis cu Belgia, invinsi la rugby de Germania, dupa 79 de ani; programul tv 12.02

* Dupa prima zi, in meciul de Fed Cup, Romania este condusa, la Bucuresti, de Belgia, o echipa mai slab cotata in tenisul feminin mondial decat noi, cu 2-0, un moment care ne-a cazut greu, dupa ce ne pusesem speranta ca macar sportul ne mai aduce ceva bucurii in aceasta tara ravasita de necazuri. 642 more words

Women's Sports Column 4-10 February 2017

Welcome to this week’s column.  There are things good and bad this week, as usual.  I have found it difficult to be upbeat this week, some of the reasons for which I outline in “And finally”, but I hope that the news I give here is largely positive and makes you all feel positive about women’s sport. 2,080 more words

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