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  1. 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

    ... Tim Noonan tim.noonan@scmp.com Californian city is blessed with spectacular landscapes, a booming economy and, now, championship-calibre sports teams Streets of San Fran are lined ... there is no betting line because the Bay Area is absolutely destroying the rest of the country. The Giants just won their second World Series in three years and they play in arguably the most scenic sporting ...

  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, ... not any week in the near future. The US presidential election laid bare a particularly fractious country and the world of sports was hardly exempt. Thanks to the explosion of social media, ...

  3. Sport - Other Sport - RIGHT FIELD

    N-word looms as the final frontier

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

    ... in the most enlightened of times and nowhere is that more true than in the world of sport. Because the bond between teammates transcends any bias, we have a number of disparate elements working ... know not everything is that simple. Racism and homophobic behaviour have existed in sport since as long as they have been keeping score, and while great strides have been taken to eradicate ...

  4. Sport - RIGHT FIELD

    Bill Simmons learns a harsh lesson

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

    ... was not the first writer successfully to fuse sports with popular culture. He is, however, by far the most prolific practitioner of the genre. Simmons began writing his online Boston Sports Guy blog back in the late '90s and turned it into a lucrative empire. Trust me, becoming fabulously wealthy and wildly influential is not what sports columnists do. But through his work on ESPN.com ...

  5. 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. ...

  6. Sport - Other Sport - RIGHT FIELD

    Too early to write Ecclestone's obituary

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

    ... not start." And so ended the F1 driving career of Bernie Ecclestone. He would, however, manage to carve out a significant role in the sport. Over the past 40 years, Ecclestone has stridden ... sport, there is only one Bernie. Nobody has done it as long and as well as him. Last week's announcement that German prosecutors will formally charge Ecclestone for allegedly making a US$45 ...

  7. Sport - Other Sport - RIGHT FIELD

    Hall of Fame or Hall of Hypocrisy?

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

    ... in early January the sport names its latest boys of summer to its uber-prestigious Hall in hopes of an early thaw. This year's vote decidedly raised the temperature throughout the region ... everything Tim Noonan The Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, is where they keep the history of America's most mythical sport and the BBWAA are the people who write that history. This year ...

  8. Sport - Other Sport - RIGHT FIELD

    IOC has sold soul to the (TV) devil

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

    ... Committee has decided wrestling was not sexy enough and bedevilled by weak TV ratings so it will be out come the 2020 Summer Games in order to allow other sports, like golf, into the fray. There is an understandable chorus of shock and outrage and much is now being made of the fact that wrestling has been a core sport in the Olympic movement since the first modern Games in 1896. But wrestling dates ...

  9. Sport - Soccer - RIGHT FIELD

    England's crown jewels up for sale

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

    ... There is nothing in life without hope. In sports, it's a basic requirement for supporters to cling to some sort of hope for their favourite team's success, either now or in the foreseeable future. Of course, the sporting landscape is rife with teams who offer only perpetual misery. Often the misery serves as a perverse bond between hardcore supporters and club, particularly ...

  10. Sport - Other Sport - RIGHT FIELD

    US' saddest city just got sadder

    Posted Sep 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Tim Noonan

    ... is they have been undoing mistakes in Cleveland for more than 20 years. The Browns are blessed with some of the most blindly loyal fans in sports who, through no fault of their own, watched when ... they get to spend all week anticipating the big game and how they get to feel like they are engaged in America's most popular sport. They also see that, like Cleveland, nobody is willingly ...




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