Monthly Archives: March 2012

Fans sue NHL over monopolization of game broadcasts

A group of U.S. hockey fans seeking greater access to NHL broadcasts is suing the NHL reports RICK WESTHEAD in the Toronto Star. Continue reading

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Cuba & US baseball to resume

Five games scheduled July 5-9

By SIGFREDO BARROS

HAVANA  (March 29, 2012) – THE re-initiation of baseball games between Cuba and the United States, 16 years after they were suspended, is scheduled for July 5, 2012, according to a letter of understanding signed by the two countries. Continue reading

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Faster, higher… deader

ANOTHER professional skier died this month, and little is being done to make the sport safer. Author, journalist and Olympian LAURA ROBINSON* comments on sports officials’ tendencies to put the fight for new viewers by making the sports more dangerous and exciting above the safety of the athletes.

Photo: RenoTahoe:Flickr

“I think they are pushing it a little too much. To what extent are we just little lemmings that they just throw down a track and we’re crash-test dummies? I mean, this is our lives.”

Hanna Campbell-Pegg,
Australian Luge Team, Vancouver 2010 Olympics just before Georgian luger Nodor Kumaritashvili died on the same course Continue reading

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Play the Game launches website on good governance

THE credibility of international sport is challenged almost on a daily basis by reports on corruption and mismanagement, whitewashing, match-fixing, embezzlement, the degradation of sportsmanship and other forms of cheating. Many of the stories are directly or indirectly related to the international organisations that represent hundreds of millions of athletes and their multinational imperialist sponsors. An ever-deepening and unprecedented credibility crisis has energed. Continue reading

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Cuban and US baseball sign letter of intent

HAVANA (March 20) – THE Cuban and US baseball federations signed a letter of intent that includes the celebration for the first time in 16 years of training matches between the respective national teams.

During a press conference at the Havana city’s Latinoamericano Stadium, directives announced that a US team made up of college students will arrive on July 4 to play a five-game match against the Cuban national team. Continue reading

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Cuba’s return to the Caribbean baseball league

HAVANA (March 16) – Juan Francisco Puello, president of the Caribbean Baseball Confederation (CBC) will discuss with Cuban sports authorities the possible return of the island to the Caribbean Series, after its withdrawal from the event in 1960.

According to information published by the Juventud Rebelde newspaper, representatives of the winter leagues of Mexico, Puerto Rico, Venezuela and the Dominican Republic, were to arrive in Havana with Puello on Thursday, with the wish of working with this purpose. Continue reading

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South Korean volleyball, baseball players indicted

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – SIXTEEN volleyball players and two baseball players in South Korea have been indicted for alleged involvement in match-fixing in the latest blow to the country’s professional sports leagues. Continue reading

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