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What is the Sport Capital of the World?

A quick google search provides one very clear answer for ‘Sport Capital of the world’ as the top 5 search results all point to one place: Melbourne, Australia. Really?! Melbourne’s sporting credentials include the 1956 Melbourne Summer Olympics, Grand Slam tennis and Formula One Grand Prix. Granted, this is an okay list, but does this list…

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Tennis, Soccer take Different Paths to Positive Press

Last week former tennis star and current broadcast analyst, John McEnroe, was right when he said that the three-day, 11-hour record-blasting Wimbledon match between John Isner of the United States and Nicolas Mahut of France was “the greatest advertisement for our sport.”

Change channels to World Cup soccer where referees became the story. Players, coaches and analysts seemed to question calls at every turn. Fans, particularly in the United States where soccer popularity remains infantile, have been outraged.

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The World Cup (publicity) Winner is…The Vuvuzela

Some have called the vuvuzela’s sound bothersome, others want them banned, and South Africa calls it a symbol of its brand of football. Last Friday, World Cup soccer began with the biggest buzz I’ve every heard when soccer was the lead topic. Game chat didn’t last long, however. It was drowned out by another kind of buzz, the vuvuzela.

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