Posts Tagged 'sports'

The Masters of Mini Golf [video]

Amazing 7 Year Old Boxer – And It’s A Girl [video]

New Singapore Stadium – Largest Dome Ever Built

SportsHub-sAccording to Gizmodo –

If huge spaces freak you out (looking at you, agoraphobes), look away now. Singapore’s huge new stadium, SportsHub, just clinched the title for the largest free-spanning dome structure ever built—stretching more than 1,010 feet across at its widest point. Designed by Arup, AECOM, and DPArchitects, this sprawling development doesn’t just include a 55,000-seat stadium—there’s also a network of pedestrian and cycling trails, infrastructure to hold all manner of games from cricket to rugby, a pool and a water park, a skate park, volleyball courts, space for canoeing and kayaking, a mall, and a huge rock climbing wall. And more. In short, it’s its own city devoted to sports.

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Wrestling Was Fake In 267 AD

According to LiveScience –

Who says only modern-day pro wrestling is fake? Researchers have deciphered a Greek document that shows an ancient wrestling match was fixed. The document, which has a date on it that corresponds to the year A.D. 267, is a contract between two teenagers who had reached the final bout of a prestigious series of games in Egypt. This is the first time that a written contract between two athletes to fix a match has been found from the ancient world.

ancient-wrestling-contract-s2The contract stipulates that Demetrius “when competing in the competition for the boy [wrestlers], to fall three times and yield,” and in return would receive “three thousand eight hundred drachmas of silver of old coinage …”

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Athletes Of The 1st. Winter Olympics In 1924 [pics]

See all the photos HERE

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A Guide To American Football [video]

2012 In 4 Minutes [video]

What Are The Odds? Kid Attends 2 Perfect Games

MLB.com reports that Paul Dockal has taken his one-year-old son, Bode, to two baseball games this season at Seattle’s Safeco Field and both of those games were perfect games. In April, the White Sox’s, Philip Humber was perfect and in August, Seattle’s, Felix Hernandez threw another perfect game. Most fans never see a no-hitter; so, imagine this kid’s luck.

There have been only 23 perfect games thrown in nearly a century and a half of Major League history. Two of them were the first two games Bode Dockal ever attended in person. Paul said that, in a way, he wishes his son would never attend another game – nothing could top what he’s already seen. But he knows Bode will have to relive the magic of Humber and Felix through photos and stories rather than actual recollections. Plus, someday decades from now, Bode might walk through the gates of a stadium with a son of his own.

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Another Set of Very Old Baseball Photos

BuzzFeed presents another collection of baseball themed photographs from 100 years ago.

See the photos HERE

Previous set HERE

Very Old Photos of Baseball Players

BuzzFeed posted a page of 21 photos of baseball players from well before 1900. I had never before seen any of them.

Check them out HERE

 

How And Why MLB Baseballs Are Rubbed With Mud [video]

Just 37 Million Easy Payments Of $24.99! [pic]

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