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  1. Sport - Other Sport - RIGHT FIELD

    N-word looms as the final frontier

    Posted Mar 01st 2014, 11:14pm by Tim Noonan

    ... that they would consider moving the game if the bill passed. Now it all becomes a moot point and with so much progress being made on the gay rights front, it seemed like it was time to take care of some ... week in American sport have been quite significant in the fight against gay discrimination. When Jason Collins stepped on the court for the Brooklyn Nets this week he became the first ever ...

  2. Sport - Other Sport - RIGHT FIELD

    Right Field: When politics and sports clash

    Posted Nov 11th 2012, 12:00am by Tim Noonan

    ... Tim Noonan Sport is an integral part of society in the US, so it is only right that athletes have their say in the presidential election When politics and sports clash It is, after all, ... they were all battling for civil rights so the media was more than happy to pick up this noble cause. But the type of dissent and vitriol Coffey and Smith were dealing out, and ironically both were ...

  3. Sport - Other Sport - RIGHT FIELD

    Playing into Putin's hands

    Posted Aug 11th 2013, 12:00am by Tim Noonan

    ... accountable." Naturally, this has energised gay rights activists globally, many of whom are eager to go to Russia to expose what they see as a fascist affront to their liberated existence. Some ... in the history of mankind with no sign of it ending. Gay rights are sadly just window dressing. Putin knows how divisive an issue it is and right now he wants you to focus on his chauvinism. ...

  4. Sport - Other Sport - RIGHT FIELD

    The truth has set Collins free

    Posted May 05th 2013, 12:00am by Tim Noonan

    ... you stand on the issue of gay rights, and it is one of the most contentious issues in the US, you have to admire his courage. You also have to understand that Collins was the perfect candidate ... Tim Noonan tim.noonan@scmp.com NBA player's confession to being gay is a personal triumph but it remains to be seen if others will be brave enough to follow suit The truth has set ...

  5. Sport - Other Sport - RIGHT FIELD

    IOC has sold soul to the (TV) devil

    Posted Feb 17th 2013, 12:00am by Tim Noonan

    ... claimed the IOC executive board was a loosely aligned group of homosexuals. "If they expel wrestling now," he said, "that means the gays will soon run the whole world." Organisers of the Gay Games were quick to point out, however, that wrestling has been a core event at their gathering since the first games were held in 1982. And it's also worth noting ...

  6. Sport - RIGHT FIELD

    Bill Simmons learns a harsh lesson

    Posted Jan 25th 2014, 09:11pm by Tim Noonan

    ... Tim Noonan The US sportswriter is an industry unto himself, and paid the price after the suicide of the subject of a story on his website Simmons learns a harsh lesson Bill Simmons was not the first writer successfully to fuse sports with popular culture. ...

  7. Sport - Other Sport - RIGHT FIELD

    Too early to write Ecclestone's obituary

    Posted Jan 18th 2014, 08:58pm by Tim Noonan

    ... formed the Formula One Constructors Association (Foca) and became increasingly involved in negotiating TV rights. He would eventually widen his role through the Machiavellian dint of his ...

  8. Sport - Other Sport - RIGHT FIELD

    Hall of Fame or Hall of Hypocrisy?

    Posted Jan 11th 2014, 07:25pm by Tim Noonan

    ... the right to vote again. His biggest issue is the way many voters, who conveniently looked the other way during the dreaded steroid era, are now finding religion in keeping the so-called cheaters ... management, and players, right down to the people who recorded their feats, was complicit. And now it is time to officially record the history of that era and the gatekeepers have put a massive ...

  9. Sport - Other Sport - RIGHT FIELD

    Right Field: Streets of San Francisco are paved with sporting gold

    Posted Feb 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Tim Noonan

    ... humbling right now more than the San Francisco Bay Area. But unfortunately for those not residing there, it doesn't look like it will be happening anytime soon. As the corporate orgy known ...

  10. Sport - Other Sport - RIGHT FIELD

    Right field: Te'o has no one to blame but himself

    Posted Jan 27th 2013, 12:00am by Tim Noonan

    ... who made his name by making all the right choices both on and off the field. What we also do know unequivocally is that lovers are going to love and haters are going to hate. Nobody ... the boy is finding out right now what that means. Unbelievably, there is even some speculation from media pundits that this whole Te'o affair is going to leave a permanent stain on Notre Dame ...




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