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The Olympics and the Muslims Informed Comment

Thursday, August 2, 2012
Category: Sports

From www.juancole.com

A small group of Salafis or hard line Muslim fundamentalists had threatened to protest the Olympics in London, in part because they are being held in Ramadan, in part because they’re being held near a neighborhood of London that is heavily Muslim, in part because of a ruling that a Saudi female athlete competing in judo could not wear a headscarf.

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These Knock-Down, Shrinkable Olympic Games

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Monday, July 30, 2012
Category: Sports

From online.wsj.com

Recession or no recession, national pride is at stake. But while there are a few architectural showpieces, London has not tried to compete with Beijing. Compare the main stadiums for the two Games and that is very apparent: Beijing′s lavishly overengineered "Bird′s Nest" stadium, designed by the architectural firm Herzog & de Meuron with artist Ai Weiwei, was built purely to impress and with no long-term role in mind.

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Who Gets the Strike Calls in MLB?

Friday, July 27, 2012
Category: Sports

From mlb.sbnation.com

It′s pretty simple. We know how many strikes are thrown, and we know how many total pitches are thrown. Using PITCHf/x, FanGraphs tracks how many pitches are thrown within the assigned strike zone, and how many swing attempts there are at pitches out of the strike zone.

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The ‘Hot Hand,’ Revisited

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Sunday, July 22, 2012
Category: Sports

From blogs.wsj.com

Basketball players take one, two, or three free throws after a foul is called, but the usual number is two. Players tended to make 70 to 80% of their second shots, and they made more of their second than first shots (as they homed in on the target), the study found.

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The Strongest Man in History?

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Thursday, July 19, 2012
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From www.newyorker.com

When Shaw set down the dumbbell and walked away, Sorin ran over to find him in the crowd. “His eyes were huge,” Shaw recalls. “He said, ‘Can you do that again?’ And I said, ‘Of course I can.

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Pistorius: a hero, yes, but not an Olympian

Thursday, July 19, 2012
Category: Sports

From www.spiked-online.com

Oscar Pistorius, the double amputee athlete who runs on prosthetic carbon fibre blades, should be given every word of praise going and celebrated as an outstanding example of human resilience and prowess.

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Roid Age: the paradox of pharmacological puritanism

Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Category: Sports

From blogs.plos.org

Athletes have long sought supplements to improve their performance. Competitors in the Classical Olympiad, vying for prizes that made them almost incomprehensibly rich for their age, used every advantage at their disposal.

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In Japan, Players Like the Yankees’ Kuroda Was Built by Suffering

Friday, July 13, 2012
Category: Sports

From www.nytimes.com

Born in 1975, Kuroda is one of the last of a cohort of Japanese players who grew up in a culture in which staggeringly long work days and severe punishment were normal, and in which older players could haze younger ones with impunity.

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England v Germany: FIFA Goal-line technology decision imminent

Sunday, July 8, 2012
Category: Sports

From www.bbc.com

From Germany: Goalref, a system which relies on a customised ball with a special sensor in the middle. When the ball crosses the line it disrupts a magnetic field, and the referee is told almost instantly.

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The ugly, sleazy side of baseball′s Dominican Republic talent pipeline

Sunday, July 8, 2012
Category: Sports

From sports.yahoo.com

Let′s try again: The truth doesn′t exist here. The Dominican Republic is a web and wasteland of hustlers and pimps, moneymakers and moneytakers. It is a place where age and identity are transient, where pre-teens get shot with steroids, where the privileged have preyed on the poor, where an alleged child molester trained teenage boys for more than 20 years, where a baseball subculture has grown out of a shadow economy and into a cash crop.

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