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The University of Connecticut women steamrolled Florida State 93-62 on Tuesday night. They have now gone 89 straight games without losing.
The streak started 25 months ago against Georgia Tech. No college basketball team, men’s or women’s has ever won that many games in a row. We could say – “so what – they’re just girls.” And Connecticut is at or near the top every year anyway, what’s the big deal?

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The fact is – whether we say it out loud or not, basketball is better when it is flashy, acrobatic and above the rim. I don’t care what the so-called basketball purists say, because if they were really true to their alleged principles, then they’d embrace ladies basketball and all other forms of ground-based hoops. Most people, purists included, do not like to see guys or gals who can’t run or jump. They say they do, but the attendance figures and the ratings don’t back that up.

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Its still almost two months before the season starts for one of my favorite sports – Indy Car racing. Like a lot of sports these days Indy Car faces a major challenge because of the economy. Despite the likely tough times ahead, its biggest star – Danica Patrick – seems to be shining brighter than […]

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When this years Australian Open started Serena Williams’ mother said she was rusty. Well, two weeks and a championship later the rust appears to have fallen off. Let’s just hope it stays off. Judging by her celebration and the look on her face after she hit the championship point Serena Williams was ecstatic and relieved […]

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The Williams Sisters: Past Champions

Posted: 11th January 2007 by David Burnett in Female Athletes, Grand Slam, Tennis
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Whatever happened to…., I started thinking about the Williams sisters the other day when it was reported that Venus Williams was pulling out of next week’s Australian Open, the first leg of tennis’ grand slam. It seems that Venus and her sister Serena have been off my radar screen for a long time now. There […]

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