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  • tandfman
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    A stadium in Nepal is preparing to host the South Asian Games. According to a report in a local newspaper,

    Along with football, hammer throw around the track and field, discuss throw, javelin throw, pole vault, shot put, high jump, long jump, and staple chess are scheduled to be played on the ground.
    Discuss throw and staple chess! I've seen the first bit of cluelessness before, but not the second. Staple chess? That boggles.

    https://myrepublica.nagariknetwork.c...ng-in-pokhara/

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  • Conor Dary
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    Originally posted by Master403 View Post
    Got out my microscope, and you're right. Scandalous. I'm embarrassed to say I watched the match, and did not catch this egregious error. I hope CD did not miss it (2-0, 2-3, 3-3) while writing a scathing letter to the editor.
    I did watch....glad to see SU get that 3rd goal....

    I've been to Bramall Lane a few times...first time in 1987 SU playing against Vinnie Jones and Wimbledon when both were in the old First Division...and standing in the terraces...my first English football match and quite something...

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  • Master403
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    Originally posted by gm View Post
    Sheffield United
    Got out my microscope, and you're right. Scandalous. I'm embarrassed to say I watched the match, and did not catch this egregious error. I hope CD did not miss it (2-0, 2-3, 3-3) while writing a scathing letter to the editor.

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  • gm
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    Originally posted by Master403 View Post
    There must be some subtlety I missed. ManU tied Sheffield U today 3-3 in a great match. What did RG screw up?

    Sheffield United

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  • Master403
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    Originally posted by Conor Dary View Post
    Meanwhile the Register Guard doesn't know much about English Football...

    There must be some subtlety I missed. ManU tied Sheffield U today 3-3 in a great match. What did RG screw up?

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  • Conor Dary
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    Meanwhile the Register Guard doesn't know much about English Football...

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  • TN1965
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    "Muhammad beat fellow nominees Brigid Kosgei, who broke the women's marathon world record, and Sifan Hassan, who won world gold in the 5,000 and 10,000 meters."

    https://sports.yahoo.com/kipchoge-us...1471--spt.html

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  • tandfman
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    I'm not sure whether this is clueless writing or clueless commentary by a great athlete. It's from a story about Eliud Kipchoge's saying that others will break 2 hours in the marathon.

    ". . . It possible to have good pacesetters in a normal marathon,” said Kipchoge, noting that legendary Briton athlete Roger Bannister ran the first sub four-minute mile 65 years ago when everyone thought it was impossible.

    Kipchoge noted that after Bannister won the race at the Oxford AAA Team, Oxford, Britain in 3:59.40 on May 6, 1954, 14 athletes also ran under four minutes within two weeks.
    Well, Kipchoge may have said it, but it's utter nonsense. Nobody ran under four minutes within two weeks of Bannister's first sub-4 mile. And it was more than three years before 14 athletes would run sub-4. (And, course, Bannister's mile was not timed to 1/100th of a second.)

    https://mobile.nation.co.ke/sports/a...08z/index.html

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  • Atticus
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    Originally posted by Conor Dary View Post
    Say again?
    Oh dear; it ain't funny if ya gotta splain it . . .

    They have reporters assigned to cover Giants and Jets.

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  • Conor Dary
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    Originally posted by Atticus View Post
    So the NY Post has beat reporters for the Beanstalk and JFK airport?
    Say again?

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  • Conor Dary
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    Originally posted by Trickstat View Post
    Ooops!

    That's a little like a US paper being confused by a Sheffield newspaper having a full-time reporter who only covers Wednesdays.
    Very weird...I've read the FT for decades in the U.S....it's widely available here...so I was surprised they made an error like that...OTOH they don't have a sport section...

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  • Trickstat
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    Originally posted by Conor Dary View Post
    Not about track....but kind of humorous....

    Ooops!

    That's a little like a US paper being confused by a Sheffield newspaper having a full-time reporter who only covers Wednesdays.

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  • lonewolf
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    Reading front page post about Cory McGee, was surprised to learn that 1500 meters is "slightly more than a mile."
    Last edited by lonewolf; 11-14-2019, 04:03 AM.

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  • Atticus
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    Originally posted by Conor Dary View Post
    Not about track....but kind of humorous....
    So the NY Post has beat reporters for the Beanstalk and JFK airport?

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  • Conor Dary
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    Not about track....but kind of humorous....

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