Category Archives: Sports

Sports include many games structured in threes. In baseball, there are three strikes and you are out, three outs to an inning, and a trinity of trinities (3X3), in other words, 9 innings. Do you know about "Tinker to Evers to Chance?" Pictured to the right is none other than Joe Dimaggio.

World Cup 2018: Lionel Messi hits hat-trick as Argentina hammer Haiti before heading to Russia | The Independent

Argentina showed once again how reliant they are on Lionel Messi as the Barcelona forward scored a hat-trick in their 4-0 World Cup warm-up win over Haiti on Tuesday. With Javier Mascherano making his 143rd appearance to put him one ahead of Javier Zanetti as Argentina’s most capped player, Messi got the opener from the penalty spot after 17 minutes.
— Read on www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/world-cup/world-cup-2018-argentina-lionel-messi-haiti-friendly-match-report-highlights-a8375216.html

FIFA 2018 Top 3 Players

PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN

  1. NEYMAR
    The most expensive player in the world, Neymar recently headed for Paris in a move that shocked the football world. While still slightly below Messi and Ronaldo, Neymar is in the upper echelons of the talent-packed history of Brazilian football. His 92 Pace makes him one of the fastest players out there, and his 94 Dribbling is reminiscent of Ronaldinho at his peak.

FC BARCELONA

  1. LIONEL MESSI
    In a constant battle for best in the world (and of all-time), it’s hard to say anything about Messi without stretching into hyperbole. His 95 Dribbling is the highest, and very few defenders are able to even come close to stopping him when he’s playing his best. Combined with 89 Pace and 90 Shooting, Messi may usually start on the wing but he always finds a way to get in front of goal—where he rarely misses.

REAL MADRID

  1. CRISTIANO RONALDO
    There are few things that Ronaldo cannot do on a pitch, and few attacking positions in which he won’t excel. His 93 Shooting is evidenced by the unreal number of goals he’s scored in the past few seasons, and Ronaldo’s 90 Pace and 90 Dribbling make him virtually untouchable when in top form. Sometimes deployed as a forward, Ronaldo can dance into the box and dispatch the ball into the net without skipping a beat. He is probably at his best on the left wing, where he can create chances for teammates, or as he does more often, cut inside and lash the ball past a helpless goalkeeper.

Source: EasFifa.com

Cristiano Ronaldo World Cup 2018 hat-trick goal: Portugal star makes history with stunning free kick against Spain | The Independent

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a late free-kick to complete a remarkable hat-trick in a thrilling 3-3 draw with Spain on Friday night. The Real Madrid man had scored twice in the first-half of the Group B match, but the reigning European champions looked to be headed to a gruelling defeat thanks to Nacho’s wonder-strike midway through the second-half. However with time running out, Spain conceded a free-kick in a dangerous position when Gerard Pique fouled Ronaldo twenty-five yards out from goal.
— Read on www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/world-cup/cristiano-ronaldo-goal-free-kick-hat-trick-video-watch-portugal-vs-spain-world-cup-2018-a8401436.html

Big 3 Basketball 

Big3
Big3

THE CONCEPT

The BIG3 is the American 3-on-3 professional basketball league. Combining superstar players and fan interaction before and after the games make this an exciting live experience. The entire league is operated and managed by the players. No outsiders. No politics. Just highly competitive basketball played as it’s meant to be.

THE GAMEPLAY
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German rider pulls off historic three-peat at Rolex Kentucky

BY LINDA BLACKFORD

lblackford@herald-leader.com

Michael Jung
Michael Jung
German rider Michael Jung and his mare fischerRocana FST pulled off a third consecutive win at the Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event, the first time that milestone has ever been achieved.

Virginian Kim Severson won Rolex three times aboard Winsome Adante, but not consecutively. British rider William Fox-Pitt has also won Rolex three times.
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Triathlon 

triathlon
triathlon

A triathlon is a multiple-stage competition involving the completion of three continuous and sequential endurance disciplines. While many variations of the sport exist, triathlon, in its most popular form, involves swimming, cycling, and running in immediate succession over various distances.

The order of a traditional triathlon swim/bike/run is based on two things: safety issues and smooth transitions. All race organizers want to keep their participants safe. Triathlons are grueling tests of endurance, but they shouldn’t put anyone’s life at stake.

How long is an Olympic triathlon?

Triathlon Distances
Name Swim Bike
Sprint 0.5mi (750m) 12.4mi (20km)
Olympic / 5150 0.93mi (1.5km) 24.8mi (40km)
ITU Long 1.86mi (3km) 49.6mi (80km)
Half / 70.3 1.2mi (1.9km) 56mi (90km)

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Gender bias in sports

… His comments come, as the Huffington Post points out, just a few days after a study by the U.K.’s Cambridge University Press found that male athletes are three times as likely to be discussed in a sporting context as women, who are frequently described based on their age, marital status, or appearance.

(CNN)Welcome to the world of sport. It’s a world where men are “strong, big, real, great or fastest,” while women are more likely to be “aged, pregnant or unmarried.”
That’s the conclusion of new research from the UK’s Cambridge University Press, which has looked at the way we talk about men and women in sport.

Read more http://edition.cnn.com/2016/08/03/sport/sexism-sport-rio-olympic-games/