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Terry to pay price for night away from wife

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THIS weekend it was revealed that a footballer had an extramarital affair with a lingerie model.

This is as big a news story as Roger Federer finally ending Switzerland’s six-month long wait for a Grand Slam tennis title.

But the main outrage of John Terry’s tabloid chastising is not that he did the dirty on his wife, but that he did the dirty on his mate. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sporting Chameleon end-of-year awards 2009

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WHEN December rolls around many newspapers, magazines, television shows, etc produce a list of who sank or swam in that year.

The Sporting Chameleon, far from producing any original content, will do the same. Read the rest of this entry »

Tiger’s jiggy-jiggy makes major total even better

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THE dust finally seems to be settling on Tiger Woods’ extramarital exploits.

Currently his mistress list stands at 18 and a classier array of women could not be found, but the rate at which new names are being added is at last slowing.

The fire has not exactly gone out, but it is no longer spreading.

So now is the time to put his career record into context. Read the rest of this entry »

Season finale shows UK like a bit of tennis

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THE ATP World Tour Finals in London seem to be widely acknowledged as a great success.

But with Andy Murray exiting the tournament via the Duckworth-Lewis method, along with Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, how will the competition fare as it reaches the knockout stages? Read the rest of this entry »

Greatest shot of all time

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BY NO ONE’S standards has this year’s US Open been a classic.

Rain has severely hampered several days play, resulting in the men’s final taking place on Monday for the second year running and Wimbledon’s grand fromages looking smug.

The re-emergence of Kim Clijsters and the semi-final histrionics of Serena Williams have provided the only major notes of interest.

That is until last night’s semi-final between Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Andrew Brook

September 14, 2009 at 10:40 am

Bolt’s dominance rebuilds athletics’ reputation

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USAIN BOLT picked up his second gold medal at the World Athletics Championship yesterday with a dominant performance in the 200m.

This was also Bolt’s second world record of the event, his 19.19sec following a 9.56sec in the 100m.

In any other sport Bolt’s dominance would be boring.

But instead he has saved athletics. Read the rest of this entry »

Polyurethane not suiting Phelps and co

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WORLD records galore have tumbled at the Swimming World Championships in Rome.

But the action has been overshadowed by the row about why all the records – 35 at the last count – have been falling.

Bodysuits made from 100% polyurethane (which I believe is also the main ingredient in a McNugget) have turned swimming into an equipment sport much like Formula 1.

To put it another way, if I was in a 100% polyurethane suit and Michael Phelps was in his birthday suit, I would have a decent chance of beating him.

But this is not the main swimsuit controversy in the sport. Read the rest of this entry »