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  1. Sport - RIGHT FIELD

    Rugby owes huge debt to Nelson Mandela

    Posted Dec 14th 2013, 08:58pm by Tim Noonan

    ... Tim Noonan If not for the iconic 1995 World Cup in South Africa, the game would still be languishing in the sporting wilderness Rugby owes huge debt to Mandela At this stage, you could ... aura that Mandela used to basically change both South Africa and the world and the same aura he used to help perpetuate his theory that sports could be a unifying force for good and for change. ...

  2. Sport - Other Sport - RIGHT FIELD

    We can't resist a train wreck

    Posted Feb 24th 2013, 12:00am by Tim Noonan

    ... Tim Noonan tim.noonan@scmp.com The Oscar Pistorius case once again illustrates how the mighty fall... and our eagerness to follow every twist and turn We can't resist a train wreck Bruce Springsteen sang years ago about a darkness on the edge of town ...

  3. Sport - Other Sport - RIGHT FIELD

    Dennis is far from a menace

    Posted Mar 10th 2013, 12:00am by Tim Noonan

    ... Tim Noonan tim.noonan@scmp.com Rodman's trip to North Korea has been roundly condemned in the United States but, really, he's only an accidental diplomat Dennis is far from a menace There are some things you have to hear twice before you can believe them, like Dennis Rodman in North Korea. The proverbial loose cannon meets the quintessential loose cannon. Rodman ...

  4. Sport - Soccer - RIGHT FIELD

    England's crown jewels up for sale

    Posted Sep 08th 2013, 12:00am by Tim Noonan

    ... more success than the Cubs over the last century, it's not like the trophy case is overflowing. And yet the north London team remain one of the most popular and well-supported clubs ... find a sporting parallel for the freewheeling, plundering ways of European football. North American sports do have free agency and often there is significant player movement. But it's ...

  5. Sport - Other Sport - RIGHT FIELD

    Bigots forced to eat humble pie

    Posted Aug 25th 2013, 12:00am by Tim Noonan

    ... to Portland, Oregon, to work with legendary runner and coach Alberto Salazar in Project Nike. His regimen has included tracking over gruelling, mountainous terrain in Europe and Africa, as well ...

  6. Sport - Other Sport - RIGHT FIELD

    Original and entertaining

    Posted Jun 30th 2013, 12:00am by Tim Noonan

    ... blur on blades, with his booming slap shot and inherent charisma, Hull was arguably the most entertaining and captivating athlete in North American sports in the 60s and singlehandedly ... of growth for the game south of the border. Today there are 30 teams in the NHL, 23 of them in the US in diverse locales ranging from Arizona and Texas to Tennessee and North Carolina. To say ...

  7. Sport - Other Sport - RIGHT FIELD

    Learn a lesson from the Lions

    Posted May 26th 2013, 12:00am by Tim Noonan

    ... of South Africa during the amateur era where nights in the pub before matches were mandatory. I am certainly not trying to glorify late nights in pubs here, but to me the tale of McBride and his ...

  8. Sport - Other Sport - RIGHT FIELD

    Super agent Boras' days numbered

    Posted Jul 07th 2013, 12:00am by Tim Noonan

    ... Jay-Z also has an interest in English soccer club Arsenal and has said his goal is to get Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi to play for the north London team. I wouldn't bet against him ...

  9. Sport - Other Sport - RIGHT FIELD

    Whistle-blowers on the back page, too

    Posted Jun 16th 2013, 12:00am by Tim Noonan

    ... in places like Arizona, North Carolina and Tennessee where they know and care little about hockey. This year a league lockout of players took the NHL even further off the radar and after a truncated ...

  10. Sport - Soccer - RIGHT FIELD

    Fergie- a man without equal

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

    ... But if there is a perfectly apt model in both achievement and style in North American sports to Ferguson, it would have to be the late Boston Celtics patriarch Red Auerbach. As a coach, Auerbach led the Celtics ... sports league in the world and much of that success was on the back of Manchester United's dominance. But at a time when professional sports in North America were becoming more equitable ...




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