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Boston Marathon Bombings, Super Bowl Outage Top 2013 Sports Stories

Dec 23 2013, 9:08pm CST | by

The year in sports in 2013 was characterized by real bombs, murder, drugs, bullying, homophobic threats and technical difficulties. There were a lot of great plays and action too but not much of...

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Boston Marathon Bombings, Super Bowl Outage Top 2013 Sports Stories

Dec 23 2013, 9:08pm CST | by

The year in sports in 2013 was characterized by real bombs, murder, drugs, bullying, homophobic threats and technical difficulties. There were a lot of great plays and action too but not much of them make our list of the top 10 sports stories of 2013.

Here’s my list in order of overall impact:

1. The twin bombings at the conclusion of the Boston Marathon killed three people and injured a couple of hundred more but was another reminder of the nation’s vulnerability to terrorism. More than six months later, a united community rallied around the “Boston Strong” anthem and celebrated a World Series victory by the Red Sox over the St. Louis Cardinals in six games.

2. The Super Bowl was delayed 34 minutes by a power outage just after halftime at the Superdome in New Orleans. Conspiracy theorists, including Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis, openly questioned whether it was accidental as the 49ers rallied from a 28-6 deficit only to fall just short.

3. In a story that was in the news all year, the New York Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez was suspended 211 games, pending an appeal, and 12 other players accepted lighter suspensions for their involvement in the Biogenesis PED scandal. The story will drag on into 2014.

4. New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was arrested on suspicion of murder and immediately released by the team.

5. Two Miami Dolphins offensive linemen become involved in a bizarre bullying episode with one strangely named Incognito allegedly harassing another with homophobic texts, causing him to seek treatment. Incognito was suspended for the rest of the season.

6. Tiger Woods wins five PGA Tour events, albeit no majors, to regain golf’s No. 1 ranking.

7. Jason Collins becomes the first professional athlete in a major team sport to announce he is gay.

8. Rutgers basketball coach Mike Rice was fired and Athletic Director Tim Pernetti resigned after ESPN aired a video showing Rice physically and verbally abusing players during a practice. It sparked an overall dialogue of how coaches conduct themselves publicly and privately.

9. There was a lively national discussion on the effects of concussions, most notably pertaining to all levels of football from the NFL to Pop Warner.

10. Cyclist Lance Armstrong admits to doping in the obligatory Oprah tell-all after years of denial in capturing seven Tour de France titles. Once an inspiration to all cancer survivors, he’s now just a common cheat.

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RM47mil KWSG contributions still unclaimed

Jun 9 2014 7:54am CDT | Source: Business Times Malaysia

Cambodia's Famous Battambang Circus
KUALA LUMPUR: About RM47 million of contributions in the Teachers Provident Fund (KWSG) still remain unclaimed, the Dewan Raky ...
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Gold shop lost almost RM1mil

Jun 9 2014 3:50am CDT | Source: Business Times Malaysia

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KANGAR: A gold shop owner lost almost RM1 million after after the safe on in his shop was broken into by robb ...
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Motion to debate MAS losses in Dewan Rakyat rejected

Jun 9 2014 3:39am CDT | Source: Business Times Malaysia

Federal Aviation Administration Bans All US Flights To Israel
KUALA LUMPUR: AN emergency motion to debate the losses incurred by Malaysia Airlines last year, amounting to RM1.2 billion was rejected by the Dewan Rakyat today ...
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MH370 Tragedy: Hisham: RM27.6 mil spent on 1st phase of SAR

Jun 9 2014 2:11am CDT | Source: Business Times Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia spent some RM27.6 million in its first phase of the search operations for missing Malaysia Airline flight MH370, said Acting Transport Minister, Da ...
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9.1m litres of diesel seized in a month

Jun 8 2014 1:11am CDT | Source: Business Times Malaysia

INDIA-CHINA-DIPLOMACY-TRADE
PUTRAJAYA: The Domestic Trade, Cooperatives, and Consumerism ministry has seized some 9.1 million litres of diesel and property worth RM58 million since mounting ‘Operasi Diesel Selatan’ in the southern states l ...
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Girl, 9, awarded RM2.78m compensation for medical negligence

Jun 6 2014 4:56am CDT | Source: Business Times Malaysia

Government Weekly Cabinet Meeting
KUALA LUMPUR: A nine-year-old girl who suffered brain damage during her birth at a government hospital was awarded over RM2. ...
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7 weeks ago

Malaysia's total trade in April up 12pc

Jun 5 2014 11:52pm CDT | Source: Business Times Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's total trade in April 2014 rose by 12 per cent from a year ago to RM123.86 billion due to growing trading activities, International Trade and Industry Minister ...
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Works Ministry to spend RM20m for upgrading works at 50 accident black spots

Jun 4 2014 11:35pm CDT | Source: Business Times Malaysia

Iskandar Johor Open - Previews
JOHOR BARU: The Works Ministry will implement upgrading works at 50 accident prone locations in the country that have been identified this year involving an al ...
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Najib launches loan scheme for Ramadan traders

Jun 4 2014 10:24pm CDT | Source: Business Times Malaysia

EurAsia Cup presented by DRB-HICOM - Day One
PUTRAJAYA: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today launches RM45 million Ramadan Bazaar Schem ...
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Residents bring up objection against Kidex to Suhakam

Jun 4 2014 4:49am CDT | Source: Business Times Malaysia

PETALING JAYA: A group of 20 Petaling Jaya residents held a meeting with the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) over their objection against the proposed RM2.2 billion Kinrara Damansara Skyway (Kidex) ...
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