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Posted in: Jamaica wins 4x100 relay giving Bolt 9th gold; Japan takes silver See in context

"Dan LewisAUG. 20, 2016 - 11:32AM JST paulinusa - yah, what happened there? I saw the US anchor step on the lane line, but that was after the finish line."

USA got DQ for passing the baton too early. They passed the baton before crossing the first line of the change zone, which is illegal.

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Posted in: Jamaica wins 4x100 relay giving Bolt 9th gold; Japan takes silver See in context

Jamaica was sensational as always. And Japan was amazing. USA got DQ for the 3rd Olympics in a row, so Canada claims bronze.

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Posted in: Asada finishes third at NHK Trophy See in context

It's been confirmed that Mao was sick during NHK. Kudos to her for fighting through her illness and landing on the podium. I hope she rest well until GPF.

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Posted in: Asada wins Cup of China in comeback to Grand Prix series See in context

But Rika did make mistakes. And you have to account for Mao's superiority over Rika in other areas of her skating, as well as her almost 6 points lead in the SP. It only makes sense that Mao won overall.

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Posted in: Suspect caught in South Carolina church shooting rampage See in context

Harry_GattoJUN. 19, 2015 - 09:30AM JST Other news media reported that he was a "withdrawn and troubled young man who showed signs of being fascinated by white supremacy."

So his father gave him a .45 for his birthday!

He's father had to have seen the warning signs before giving his son a gun. World's greatest dad, that one.

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Posted in: Suspect caught in South Carolina church shooting rampage See in context

Harry_GattoJUN. 19, 2015 - 09:30AM JST Other news media reported that he was a "withdrawn and troubled young man who showed signs of being fascinated by white supremacy."

So his father gave him a .45 for his birthday!

He's father had to have seen the warning signs before giving his son a gun. World's greatest dad, that one.

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Posted in: Suspect caught in South Carolina church shooting rampage See in context

The gun was given to him on his 21st birthday in April by his father.

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Posted in: 'Fifty Shades of Grey' whips up stunning $81.7 million See in context

It actually made $85 million over the 3-day weekend, almost $4 million more than it was initially estimated.

I didn't read the book or watch the movie to form an opinion on whether it's good or bad.

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Posted in: Takahashi denies being victim of sexual harassment See in context

Wow, a 28 year old man is too young to know what sexual harassment is, when most 13 year old are aware of it? Poor child, as a former victim of SH when I was a kid, your logic scares me.

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Posted in: Takahashi pulls out of world figure skating championships See in context

It's Takahiko Kozuka filling in for Dai. Machida was one of the original 3 to make it to Worlds, along with Hanyu and Dai.

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Posted in: '12 Years a Slave' wins best picture; 'Gravity' gets 7 Oscars; McConaughey, Blanchett take acting honors See in context

12 Years did not make $50 million worldwide. It made $50+ million in the US, and an additional $89+ million overseas. Thus, bringing its total worldwide cume to $140 million. Yes, that's still a far cry from Gravity's worldwide total, but given it's subject matter, 12 Years isn't exactly a popcorn flick. But with a budget of just $15-20 million, it more than made it's money back.

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Posted in: Asada all set for figure skating showdown with Kim Yu-Na See in context

This article header is misleading. Mao did not mention Yuna at all. All she said was:

“My physical fitness and skating have been very good since the start of the year. I will adjust my condition after arriving in Sochi and go out competing with a positive attitude. This is how I feel.”

She has repeatedly said, she wants to end her competitive career skating her best at Sochi. Why is this reporter constantly acting like there's some negative bickering going back and forth between the two skaters. Fyi...Mao's main competitor is herself, not anyone else.

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Posted in: 'Fast and Furious' actor Walker killed in car crash See in context

And he was attending a charity event...So sad!

From Deadline.com:

Fast & Furious star Paul Walker was riding as passenger during a charity event for Reach Out Worldwide at the time of his death, according to an update to his Paul Walker‘s official Twitter and Facebook page: “It is with a truly heavy heart that we must confirm that Paul Walker passed away today in a tragic car accident while attending a charity event for his organization Reach Out Worldwide. He was a passenger in a friend’s car, in which both lost their lives. We appreciate your patience as we too are stunned and saddened beyond belief by this news. Thank you for keeping his family and friends in your prayers during this very difficult time. We will do our best to keep you apprised on where to send condolences. – #TeamPW”

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Posted in: Winning move See in context

She's been appearing more and more calm and confident leading up to this year's competitions. I think she will do very well leading up to Sochi, especially since her SP score is already over 70 this early in the season.

The only other female that started their season with over 70 in SP was Yuna Kim.

I hope Mao does just as well on her FS tomorrow, because she will only get better.

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Posted in: Ben Affleck to play Batman in Superman sequel See in context

Either they need to get Bale back and pay him a crap load of money or scrape the whole idea?

They offered Bale $50 million to reprise Batman, and he turned them down flat. So I agree with the second part of your statement about scrapping the whole idea. Daredevil, Gigli and every other movie where it's painful to watch Affleck act turned people off of watching Ben playing a superhero...or any character really.

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Posted in: Fraser-Pryce makes history in relay; France disqualified See in context

Nuke, any team/athlete is automatically disqualified if they step ON the line let alone over the line. The Americans should have been disqualified for Gatlin's error. During the 2008 Olympics, the Americans were disqualified during the 4x100 relay heat because Gaye stepped over on the line, and the same happened during the 200 meter final to Bolts friend Spearman, who was stripped of his bronze medal because he on the line.

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Posted in: A-Rod plunking almost sparks brawl in Boston See in context

A-Rod can continue to play amid his suspension due to his appeal. Here in the US, if someone appeals their suspension, it's usually put on hold Until their appeal is heard, thus leaving him free to continue playing.

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Posted in: Fraser-Pryce makes history in relay; France disqualified See in context

I can't believe they would disqualify France, but when Gatlin clearly crossed the line into Bolt's lane at the last baton exchange, we (the Americans) weren't disqualified. How unfair is that.

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Posted in: Serena Williams beats Sharapova in French Open final See in context

@Kurobune: And now that she has a french coach that taught her how to play well on clay, she's even more unstoppable now.

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Posted in: Cleveland police probe how 3 kidnapped women were kept hidden for 10 years See in context

Thank you Charles Ramsey for hearing Amanda's cries and responding immediately. She sent Ariel out to get some food for her daughter, and knew she only had a small window of time to get help. I hope we all respond as swiftly as Mr. Ramsey if we are ever in a situation that warrants us to help a fellow human being.

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Posted in: Figure skating star Asada to retire after Sochi Winter Olympics See in context

smithinjapan, you really are a negative person. Always saying negative things regarding anything Japan/Japanese. Why not just wish her well and hope for the best. No one knows what will happen in Sochi, even good skaters can have a bad day, we should just admire their fight, strength and beauty on ice.

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Posted in: Kim wins short program at worlds See in context

I don't think Yuna is the reason Mao messes up (she came in 6th place at last year worlds, and Yuna wasn't even there), Mao is the reason Mao messes up. She puts too much pressure on herself, and is always seeking perfection which affects her nerves in the long run. If Mao allows herself to remain calm and relaxed each time she skates (especially with the layout she now has in her FS), she will be untouchable. Mao is her own worse enemy when she's about to compete, and she knows it.

As far as her not having the nerves to stand up to Yuna at the Olympics, remember, she skated a near perfect SP(with a triple axel combo) and she still ended up 5 points behind Yuna. By the time the FS came around and Kim got that ridiculous 150+ score with just 6 triple jumps and horrible spirals and subpar step sequence, I think Mao knew then she had no way of topping those over inflated scores, and she sort of gave up trying.

Don't get me wrong, Yuna was the best of the ladies that night, but she was nowhere near a 150+ score. It seems the judges aren't inflating her scores this time around, although she deserves to be in 1st place.

I just hope Mao calms her mind and body and go out there and skate carefree, I would love to finally see a perfect FS from her so that she can finally get the high scores she works so hard to receive. With that, I wish both ladies as well as the rest of the ladies, good luck in today's competition.

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Posted in: Asada, Takahashi win Grand Prix Final See in context

And just to add, Mao skated both sp and fs with a back/hip injury. I admire her strength and drive to continue to correct her jumps, improving her overall technique even while dealing with her mom's sickness/death and everyone giving up on her.

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Posted in: Figure skaters look for early success as pre-Olympic season begins See in context

I agree with you titanimdioxide, I still can't believe Yuna's outrageous FS scores. outside of her jumps, the whole performance was so bland, ugh.

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Posted in: Bolt reignites Lewis feud; IOC chief says Bolt can't be considered legend yet See in context

And the fact that Carl Lewis's 100 meter's best time was beaten by almost everyone in the 100 meter, including 3 Americans, so why is he not accusing them of doping. Lewis, sometimes a little thing called evolution happens, read up on it.

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Posted in: Bolt reignites Lewis feud; IOC chief says Bolt can't be considered legend yet See in context

Well considering that there are a few articles in regards to Lewis and doping like this:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2003/apr/24/athletics.duncanmackay

and this: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/si_online/scorecard/news/2003/04/15/sc/

and this: http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/04/17/1050172709693.html

to name a few, Lewis shouldn't be accusing anyone (just Jamaicans for some reason) about doping.

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Posted in: Bolt retains 100-meter title in 2nd fastest time in history See in context

JeffLee, if you are in the US, and/or can get NBC, they will start showing all the major sports tonight at 8pm EST. They're holding off on showing the performance until prime time for ratings. which is Stupid considering the majority of American has Internet or has access to it, and already know the result before they air it. Stupid NBC.

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Posted in: Lightning Bolt See in context

Good one oikawa, and he looks like he's doing just that. If I was racing with Bolt, I would start at the finish. I mean, that's the best and only chance I have to beat him.

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Posted in: Ennis, Rutherford, Farah mine gold for Britain at track and field See in context

I was cheering for Farah like crazy. Funny thing is, I've never seen or heard of him prior to watching the race, yet I felt compelled to cheer him on. And his friendship with silver medalist and training partner, Jalen Rupp was also an inspiring part of this story.

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Posted in: S Korea hates Japan more than N Korea, Gallup Poll reveals See in context

And yes Eric, S. Koreans are highly influenced by Americans and European cultures. I have seen many Korean dramas and read many post on their websites to realize that it wasn't a coincidence. It's sad really, they do have a beautiful culture they should be proud of. And yet, in their entertainment industry, it seems that it's more important for them to show how much they embrace a more caucasian lifestyle.

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