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.

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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Alleyoop

Alleyoop
Alleyoop
1. used to encourage or draw attention to the performance of some physical, especially acrobatic, feat.

nounBASKETBALL

noun: alleyoop

1. a high pass caught by a leaping teammate who tries to dunk the ball before landing.

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/

Olympic medals

Olympic medal compositions - 2016
Olympic medal compositions – 2016

If you’ve been watching the Olympics, you might have assumed that the medals given out are, as advertised, made of gold, silver, and bronze. Due to metal values, however, the reality is slightly more complicated. Giving out pure gold medals would be financially crippling for the International Olympic Committee, so unsurprisingly some compromises are involved. This graphic looks at the different metals used.

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White Sox turn third triple play of the season, this time against the Braves

Anderson fields short-hop, turns triple play
By Jason Foster

The White Sox turned their third triple play of the season Friday, this time pulling off the triple-killing against the Braves.

In the top of the third inning with Chicago up 4-3, the Braves had runners on first and second with no outs. Freddie Freeman hit a liner to shortstop Tim Anderson, who scooped it up, tagged second for the first out, then tagged Atlanta runner Chase d’Arnaud, who had strayed slightly off second base, then threw to first for the third out.

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Three-wheeled electric bikes in China

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Electric-Tricycle-Three-wheel-Electric-Bike

The growing number of private car drivers is at odds with the millions of residents who ride two- and three-wheeled electric cycles. The conflict has stirred emotions about inequality in urban China, pitting wealthier drivers against the blue-collar workers who need the electric bikes to make a living.

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china-says-no-‘silent-killer’-e-bikes-006

“We’re just scapegoats,” Liu Xiaoyan, an electric bike courier, who watched the aftermath of the crash, said recently at an intersection in northeast Beijing. “They always say that electric bikes are the road killers, but the cars are the real killers.”
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