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    Holy shit! This goes way up on the clueless...

    Holy shit! This goes way up on the clueless list.

    Headline:



    Story lede:
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    Clueless headline writer: >>Olympic mile,...

    Clueless headline writer:

    >>Olympic mile, 800-meter champion Peter Snell dead at 80<<

    Gee, I didn't know they ran the mile in the Olympics, did you?

    The story has it right.
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    I think it's probably all of the US. I'm in the...

    I think it's probably all of the US. I'm in the East and I couldn't open it either.
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    I think this is a new wrinkle here. bambam's...

    I think this is a new wrinkle here. bambam's response to br's pos, above, is time-stamped one minute BEFORE br's post. How is that possible?
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    Wiki sez that French Polynesia became an overseas...

    Wiki sez that French Polynesia became an overseas territory in 1946, but in 2003 it became an overseas collectivity.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Polynesia
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    Movements in stock prices don't create taxable...

    Movements in stock prices don't create taxable income. You get taxed only when you sell the stock.
  7. The US Open is run by the USTA (United States...

    The US Open is run by the USTA (United States Tennis Association), not USATF.
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    I'm sure that the news of Salazar's suspension...

    I'm sure that the news of Salazar's suspension was in the headline section. Now that I look at your question and what Master403 quoted, I must say that I'm not at all sure that there was a finding...
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    What if it's a retired person whose investments...

    What if it's a retired person whose investments resulted from working 60-hour weeks for decades?
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    I, too, am an ex-subscriber. I no longer have an...

    I, too, am an ex-subscriber. I no longer have an interest in any other sport, and anything about T&F usually pops up in one of the web searches I do every day.
  11. Thread: Tiger

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    OK, from the clues, we have to think about...

    OK, from the clues, we have to think about hurdlers. The two-different countries clue and the indoor gold clue point to Mark McKoy. But I thought he was born in Canada, and I've no idea what Tiger...
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    The fact that Koch's WR race came very late in...

    The fact that Koch's WR race came very late in the season (October 6) probably helped, as did Canberra's altitude (580m).
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    Yes, that news was in the front-page headline...

    Yes, that news was in the front-page headline section here when the decision came down. There were several follow-up stories in the next few days as well.
  14. Presumably out. It's certainly within the 4-year...

    Presumably out. It's certainly within the 4-year period of the ban.
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    I read that somewhere this morning.

    I read that somewhere this morning.
  16. He hasn't competed since the 2018 USATF Outdoor...

    He hasn't competed since the 2018 USATF Outdoor Nationals.
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    I believe they're lining up some good distance...

    I believe they're lining up some good distance field at Boston U. on Saturday.
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    Here's a story that's based on the NYT story, but...

    Here's a story that's based on the NYT story, but is not behind a paywall.

    https://wrrv.com/ny-family-forced-to-sell-farm-after-240-years-7-generations/
  19. Wiki sez it will be in Shenzhen, with the stadium...

    Wiki sez it will be in Shenzhen, with the stadium to be determined.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2020_Diamond_League

    No idea where that info came from. They're citing as sources the DL press...
  20. I've been to Hong Kong twice, and I'm sure I was...

    I've been to Hong Kong twice, and I'm sure I was aware of Shenzhen when I was there, but I confess that when I saw the name in xw's post, I did not recognize it.
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    Back to the food side, I've had Baked Alaska you...

    Back to the food side, I've had Baked Alaska you know where.
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    Canberra's altitude should help.

    Canberra's altitude should help.
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    I was not aware of the Apostrophe Protection...

    I was not aware of the Apostrophe Protection Society, but I certainly would have supported its goals. I didn't know quite what to make of that article in the Evening Standard. I thought it...
  24. Thread: Blood Doping

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    So was I, and you're right. It was a Monday. ...

    So was I, and you're right. It was a Monday. Pardon the brain fart.
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    Are you sure this athlete won Olympic gold on a...

    Are you sure this athlete won Olympic gold on a Monday? I think not.
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