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    Very apropos, the slogan on the finish line tape.

    Very apropos, the slogan on the finish line tape.
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    Photo from the front page story: ...

    Photo from the front page story:

    https://trackandfieldnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/tuohy-12-19.jpg
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    The race is on WA's official YouTube channel. She...

    The race is on WA's official YouTube channel. She didn't celebrate or ease up before the line. Slowing down at the end was due to fatigue.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMsZtOrE4YI
  4. To celebrate his return, Vin Lananna had a banana...

    To celebrate his return, Vin Lananna had a banana from the savanna of Havana.
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    So am I. When I was in college in the early...

    So am I. When I was in college in the early 1990s, at a state school but paying the out-of-state rate (I was on a student visa), the total annual cost of tuition, room and board was under $10K if you...
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    The US also leads developed countries in having...

    The US also leads developed countries in having the highest poverty rate. The US economic and political environment is such that charity is needed more than in other developed countries.

    There's...
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    Maybe not, given how little WNBA are paid. She...

    Maybe not, given how little WNBA are paid. She might have been better off financially on the pro beach volleyball circuit.
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    Me and you paying higher tax rates than the...

    Me and you paying higher tax rates than the ultra-wealthy is for the greater good? LOL. Good ol' trickle down economics!

    Or are you one of the ultra-wealthy, so you see your lower tax rate as the...
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    Basketball-volleyball is a common combination,...

    Basketball-volleyball is a common combination, with the skills and builds for both sports having much in common.

    What you don't see nearly as often is baseball and soccer; a guy at my alma mater...
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    In men's tennis, when it's not a final, 6-0, 6-0...

    In men's tennis, when it's not a final, 6-0, 6-0 should be the end of the match.
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    The team or individual with a dominant lead...

    The team or individual with a dominant lead should never be told to ease up and let the opponent score. If there is a mercy rule, it should only be to end the game when the lead reaches a predefined...
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    More like a disadvantage in that the top 1000...

    More like a disadvantage in that the top 1000 performances would be held by a much smaller set of performers if ancillary marks are added in, making it significantly harder to get into that top 1000....
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    A blowout shouldn't be surprising, but 15-0 is a...

    A blowout shouldn't be surprising, but 15-0 is a big surprise, as it broke the previous NCAA tournament record by 5 goals.
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    So that raises the question, how did Prairie View...

    So that raises the question, how did Prairie View make it into the NCAA tournament in the first place?

    They qualified for the NCAA tournament by winning their conference tournament, which provides...
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    Perhaps more importantly, a high school T&F...

    Perhaps more importantly, a high school T&F athlete who is dominating the race often has higher goals which depend on running their best, such as qualifying for a state championship, national team...
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    I don't agree with penalties for excessive...

    I don't agree with penalties for excessive celebration, but that's not excessive celebration ... it's not even a celebration. That's just plain ol' disgraceful disrespect, and certainly fits the...
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    https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2012/06/once-again...

    https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2012/06/once-again-physicists-debunk-faster-light-neutrinos


    Indeed, 0.002% faster than light should have been presumed to be a measurement error until they could...
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    Having your world record recognized means only...

    Having your world record recognized means only one thing: you still have the record until somebody betters it. It doesn't mean you're entitled to every future benefit and accolade that may derive...
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    The awards ceremony is for world record holders...

    The awards ceremony is for world record holders who aren't serving a ban. Nothing hypocritical about that, unless they've had another awards ceremony where they honored an athlete who was still...
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    They recognize him as the world record holder on...

    They recognize him as the world record holder on paper, but that doesn't mean they have to give him any honors while he's still banned.

    Maybe he can be considered for a posthumous award in the...
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    Barnes also has a lifetime drug ban, which would...

    Barnes also has a lifetime drug ban, which would make it odd to feature him in an officially sponsored ceremony while he's still alive.
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    In the 1500m, the IAAF list stops at 3:38:00 with...

    In the 1500m, the IAAF list stops at 3:38:00 with 3 tied for the #962 performer.
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    The IAAF all-time top lists have the top 1000+...

    The IAAF all-time top lists have the top 1000+ performers for several events (but some events stop before 1000).
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    Unless they do like what the Patriots did with...

    Unless they do like what the Patriots did with Tom Brady a few years ago, when they restructured his contract into $1M salary + $15M bonus so his suspension would only cut into the $1M.
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    List of fines and suspensions published:...

    List of fines and suspensions published:
    https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/status/1198346331707842565

    Rudolph $50,000 (no game suspension), Garrett $45,623 + indefinite suspension, Pouncey $35096...
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