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Years ago there were two great sports “Babes”. The most prominent was George Herman “Babe” Ruth, arguably the greatest baseball player of all time. Not a day goes by without someone somewhere, mentioning his name or extolling his legend.

But the other “Babe” these days is too often overlooked. Her name was Mildred “Babe” Didrikson-Zaharias, who without debate is the greatest female athlete the world has ever known. Do I know that for sure? No, because I’m too young to definitively make the claim, but I do believe it. I’ve seen the film clips, and I’ve read the stories, and based on this “research” I’m sold on her place in history – she is indeed number one. Still, because she competed so long ago, coupled with the fact that we seldom, if ever, give female athletes their just due, this Babe is not mentioned nearly enough.

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The first headline I read the other day stated simply: Marion Jones Signs to Play for Tulsa Shock. First question I had was – who are the Tulsa Shock? Second question – is this the same Marion Jones? What I discovered was that the Tulsa Shock are a newly re-located team in the WNBA, formerly […]

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No one is faster than Usain Bolt. Bolt runs the 200 meter dash on Thursday in Berlin in 19.19 seconds. He breaks his own world record! Bolt adds to his list of sprinting accomplishments. On Sunday he broke his own 100 meter dash record with a 9.58. Bolt is a once in a lifetime runner,one […]

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On a day that Tiger Woods is shockingly caught from behind at the PGA, to me, an even bigger story is Usain Bolt running an astounding 9.58 in the 100 meter dash in Berlin, Germany. Bolt the tall Jamaican      shattered his own world record.   He looks effortless in his running.   He […]

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