Category: Miscellaneous

Dana White Remedies Postponement By Declaring the Spread of Coronavirus an Illegal Move in UFC

by Alex Poletti
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Despite the postponement of Saturday’s UFC 249 event, UFC president Dana White announced that he’s eyeing a May 9 return for the Ultimate Fighting Championship, which would make it the first sports organization to return to America. When asked about how the coronavirus pandemic may affect that, he said that he is amending the rules to make spreading coronavirus an illegal move in the UFC. Continue reading “Dana White Remedies Postponement By Declaring the Spread of Coronavirus an Illegal Move in UFC”

Tiger Woods Debuts Face Mask Made of Old Masters Jacket

by Alex Poletti
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On what would be the eve of the 2020 Masters Tournament, reigning champion Tiger Woods honored the event in style by sporting a stylish face mask made out of old fabric from one of his Masters jackets.

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15-year-old Gymnast Afraid She’ll Age Out of Sport After Olympics Postponed to 2021

by Alex Poletti
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Tuesday marked another setback for the sports world, as the 2020 Summer Olympic Games were postponed due to concerns about coronavirus. The news hit US gymnast Sophia Butler especially hard; the 15-year-old fears that, because the games have been pushed back a year, she may age out of her chance at Olympic glory. Continue reading “15-year-old Gymnast Afraid She’ll Age Out of Sport After Olympics Postponed to 2021”

Serena Williams Thinking of Having Another Child to Explain Early Exit in Australian Open to Media

by Alex Poletti
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Chinese tennis player Wang Qiang shocked the world on Thursday by beating Serena Williams in the third round of the Australian Open, marking the all-time great’s earliest exit at the tournament since 2006. To justify the upset to the media, Williams tells The Second String that she is considering having another child.

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Wheelie-Assisted Marathon Run Prompts Question: Has Sports Technology Gone Too Far?

by Alex Poletti

As technology advances and athletes are given every opportunity to improve their craft, record keepers and sports fundamentalists wonder if new achievements are legitimate, given the hand that new tech has played. This debate was reinvigorated this week after Kenyan runner Eliud Kipchoge ran the first marathon under two hours, but did so with Wheelies, putting his record in jeopardy.

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Novak Djokovic Plans to Catch Up on Slam Titles Via Denny’s Breakfast Specials

by Alex Poletti

As he walked off the court at Arthur Ashe stadiums nursing a shoulder injury to a chorus of boos, Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic knew he wouldn’t come any closer to catching Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in grand slam titles. However, the world No. 1 has another way to reach his peers: the Grand Slams at Denny’s.

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Tiger, McIlroy to Compete in First Ever ‘Shirts’ Game

by Alex Poletti

Two of the world’s most popular golfers, Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy, agreed to participate in the first ever shirts game in professional golf history this September at the Narashino Country Club in Japan. Reports indicate that the game will play similarly to a skins game, but with far more clothing.

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SoulCycle and Equinox Boycotters Forced to Try Biking Outdoors

by Alex Poletti

In such a politically tumultuous time as this, patrons of SoulCycle and Equinox must either face the ramifications of funding companies owned by Trump financiers or take their cycle-based exercise outdoors onto the preexisting bike paths throughout urban and natural areas in the United States.

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Following Boxing Deaths, Public Starts to Wonder if Beating the Shit Out of Each Other Not a Safe Sport

by Alex Poletti

In a tragic week for boxing, two fighters died as a result of injuries sustained during fights. These latest tragedies have reopened the debate on whether publicly beating the shit out of another person is a safe sport.

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2020 Election To Be Decided by Who the Better Golfer

by Alex Poletti

A new amendment passed by Congress last week will repeal the 12th Amendment’s procedure of electing the president via the electoral college and replace it with an 18-hole playoff to determine who is the better golfer. The theory behind the bipartisan bill is that the president does more of golfing than anything else, so the next one should probably be pretty good at it.

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