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From Kobe to Maradona, a year of staggering losses in sports

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By FRED LIEF

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This was a year to remember and forget.

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Obviously written by an American.

All non-American athletes are but a footnote

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Considering the date line is New York and it’s AP yes, it’s an American. So what? Americans not allowed to write memorials?

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Maradonna was a cheat. Thats how he’ll be remembered.

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Maradonna was a cheat. Thats how he’ll be remembered.

By whom? I’m English and I remember him as the greatest footballer I’ve ever seen.

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By whom? I’m English and I remember him as the greatest footballer I’ve ever seen.

Naturally you would.

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By whom? I’m English and I remember him as the greatest footballer I’ve ever seen.

Naturally you would.

I’m not a patriotic type. Some English people hate him for the Hand of God incident but I blame the keeper - slow off his line. Some patriotic Englishmen say Bobby Moore or Bobby Charlton were the best but that’s before my time. I did rate Roberto Baggio quite highly but not in the same league as Maradona.

Who do you rate as the best?

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Some English people hate him for the Hand of God incident but I blame the keeper

He knowingly broke a cardinal rule of the game and kept silent about it so his team could win. No honour. The rest if his life continued to reveal his charracter - or rather, lack of it.

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