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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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Khazanah throws MAS RM6b lifeline

Aug 29 2014 5:01pm CDT | Source: Business Times Singapore

August 30, 2014 1:15 AMKHAZANAH Nasional will inject RM6 billion (SS$2.4 billion) over three years to resuscitate loss-making Malaysia Airlines (MAS) under a recovery plan that includes even an Act of Parliament. Other key moves are migrating its operations, assets and liabilities to a new company (NewCo) and slashing the workforce of 20,00 ...
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MAS posts loss of RM307m for Q2

Aug 28 2014 5:00pm CDT | Source: Business Times Singapore

August 29, 2014 1:13 AMMALAYSIA Airlines (MAS) registered a loss of RM307 million (S$122 million) for the second quarter to end-June, but warned of worse to come in the second half when the "full financial impact of the double tragedies of MH370 a ...
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