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    Friday's game should silence the naysayers who...

    Friday's game should silence the naysayers who claimed Emma's regular season victory was a fluke, or that she did not belong in the Tournament of Champions because she won too few games.

    Based on...
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    From...

    From https://thejeopardyfan.com/2019/11/final-jeopardy-11-15-2019.html

    James Holzhauer, stats to date:
    1,307 correct, 45 incorrect
    38/41 on rebound attempts (on 76 rebound opportunities)
    56.91%...
  3. Craig Sager was boring compared to Cherry.

    Craig Sager was boring compared to Cherry.
  4. [At the risk of further hijacking a very...

    [At the risk of further hijacking a very important thread on Caitlyn Jenner…]
    Of course I defer to the gentleman who has edited a medical journal, and I agree that the statement (as fact) in the NYT...
  5. The 81 Korean eunuchs who were studied (using...

    The 81 Korean eunuchs who were studied (using genealogical family records) lived in the 18th century and had an average lifespan of 70.1 years. They were compared with three non-eunuch families...
  6. I thought the letter from Global Throwing to...

    I thought the letter from Global Throwing to Sebastian Coe (featured on the home page) included some pretty good arguments, but it went a bit over the top by quoting Greta Thunberg ("how dare...
  7. This reference in the NY Times story is linked to...

    This reference in the NY Times story is linked to a 2012 Washington Post story about a study (of 81 Korean eunuchs) that found a difference of 14.4 - 19.1 years.

    Story and study linked below.
    ...
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    The Tournament of Champions started this week and...

    The Tournament of Champions started this week and ends next week. Both Holzhauer and Boettcher advanced through the quarter finals.
    ...
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    The above link (from 2013) was part of an aaronk...

    The above link (from 2013) was part of an aaronk rant about oversize tracks, during Cain's rise. To be fair, aaronk later complained that Salazar had ruined Cain, and in fact he even agreed with...
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    Including a multi-tweet post explaining her...

    Including a multi-tweet post explaining her exploration of rejoining NOP this year.
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    At the 2015 National Championships in Eugene, I...

    At the 2015 National Championships in Eugene, I remember walking near the athlete warm-up area shortly after the women’s 1500 (in which Cain placed 8th) and I saw a tearful Mary Cain being consoled...
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    On the NY Times app it was the top story in the...

    On the NY Times app it was the top story in the "Most Popular" tab for most of the day too.
  13. Dangling modifier (which distracted me too)...

    Dangling modifier (which distracted me too) aside, the BBC story linked on the home page today answers your question. She seems to be cautiously in support of the steps the IOC and IAAF are taking to...
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    KK was rail-thin long before she arrived in...

    KK was rail-thin long before she arrived in Portland, no?
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    RIP - Michael Fray

    As noted in a story posted on the home page, Jamaican Olympian ('68 200m and 4x100 finalist), and '72 100m finalist) Michael Fray died Wednesday 06Nov in Kingston.

    The story linked does not...
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    Interesting that the record-setter says he hopes...

    Interesting that the record-setter says he hopes to be competitive in HJ and LJ for UT-Arlington this year. He is listed on their roster as a junior, with no details on his experience.

    He...
  17. This one from 2003? ...

    This one from 2003?

    https://youtu.be/o2543ealmkg?t=71
  18. The mark shown in the original post was 4,084...

    The mark shown in the original post was 4,084 which uses a 14.67 auto time for the hurdles. According to the T&FN report on the meet, because a different 100H section had an auto-timer malfunction,...
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    Done.

    Done.
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    On the eve of the premiere of the final season of...

    On the eve of the premiere of the final season of Silicon Valley, HBO is running a marathon of the prior five seasons.

    Maybe it has something to do with having a .com startup experience 20 years...
  21. Source: History of the USOT (Hymans)...

    Source: History of the USOT (Hymans)
    https://trackandfieldnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/1984.pdf

    13.61 1.83 13.06 23.77 / 6.81 45.38 2:13.41
  22. Source TAC/USA Handbook '83 (Jensen/Knudson) ...

    Source TAC/USA Handbook '83 (Jensen/Knudson)

    13.70 15.26 1.85 25.09 / 6.07 51.64 2:13.84
  23. Well, you've got 40 other sports to keep track...

    Well, you've got 40 other sports to keep track of, so it is understandable. Lucky for us that you devote so much attention to track & field.
  24. Source: ATFS Annual 13.82 14.67 1.80 ...

    Source: ATFS Annual


    13.82 14.67 1.80 24.78 / 6.03 47.20 2:14.61



    14.05 15.63 1.74 24.92 / 5.84 43.90 2:15.2
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    Despite the ranking disparity, I think this the...

    Despite the ranking disparity, I think this the earlier observation...



    ...still holds.

    As far as I can tell, while it was viewed as pretty even, the consensus of odds-makers had Michigan as...
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