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Something new to start the 2013 Formula One season, a Red Bull 1-2 in quali ... Oh wait ...

Now let's get some rain for the race.

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good job Sebastian

IW Final: Nadal vs Del Potro

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IW Final: Nadal vs Del Potro
Those Bulls looked might quick, when the track dried out. If it stays dry, I think it's difficult to see anyone but a RB driver on the top step. Last year, the Ferrari was quick off the line and well, Alonso being Alonso, he'll probably get a podium too. Seb - Nando - Mark .. 1, 2 and 3? ... but first, 5 hours sleep

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Just caught some highlights of an unforgettable,record-setting day from the Champions League: Bayern Munich 102,Football Club of Des Moines,Iowa 1!

Despite tickets being on sale for just $1,there was quite a shock with only 990 folks paid attendance in the futbol-mad American midwest.It turns out that 900 of those were Mexicans who had nothing else to do on one of their days off from the factory in a dead-end,waste-of-space insomniac's paradise like Des Moines.Another 60 were Mennonite immigrants who were anxious to get up close for some autographs from some of their German futbol heroes.....and all the rest of the fans were native-born Americans supporting the home team!

The final score represents the first time this century when a team scored in triple digits in a FIFA-sanctioned match,and it was even more remarkable when you consider that Bayern pulled their starters before the 30-minute mark of the first half.FC Des Moines' lone tally came in the closing seconds as an own goal from Bayern as they were mercifully dribbling the ball away in their end.As a defender passed the ball back to the keeper,a drunken,big-breasted Iowa farmgirl ran shirtless onto the field right in front of the Bayern goal area,thus distracting the keeper and allowing FC Des Moines to avoid the indignity of a shutout

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It would be very impressive if del Potro could win. Defeating Murray, Djokovic and Nadal in the same event? Has any player done that before, particularly in the last several years? I thought it was a great accomplishment when del Potro defeated Nadal in the semis and Federer in the final when he won the 2009 U.S. Open. It looked like he was going to be the one to end their duopoly but then he missed nearly an entire year with a wrist injury and since his return he hasn't been the player he was. If he can win here defeating three of the "big four" that should give him the boost needed to be a contender at the slams.

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It would be very impressive if del Potro could win. Defeating Murray, Djokovic and Nadal in the same event? Has any player done that before, particularly in the last several years? I thought it was a great accomplishment when del Potro defeated Nadal in the semis and Federer in the final when he won the 2009 U.S. Open. It looked like he was going to be the one to end their duopoly but then he missed nearly an entire year with a wrist injury and since his return he hasn't been the player he was. If he can win here defeating three of the "big four" that should give him the boost needed to be a contender at the slams.
And JMDP would be just one more repudiation of the gaggle of soft,swishy punks known as the ATP.It might be different if Fed,Rafa,Nole and Murray had all come to prominence simultaneously.THEN,one would have more credibly in saying that they were just 'too good'...or maybe,if Nole and Murray had broken through only when Fed and Rafa had aged considerably--with a major drop-off in play.Yet Fed and Rafa still produce tourney-winning,even SLAM-winning caliber tennis.

I usually don't get into men's tennis too much,but I have a lot of respect for Fed and Rafa's accomplishments,and I heartily salute Nole and Murray for shedding their former softie status and becoming greats themselves(though not yet with the career stats as the other two).JMDP has had legitimate injury excuses that have derailed his career progress,though he has shown himself capable of producing elite tennis on occasions.That leaves him in a Middle Class by himself for the current generation(many fans would include the retired Safin and smegma-prick Roddick in that group),like a Rafter,Edberg or Courier...not QUITE as great as the best all-timers,yet still an admirable foe........the rest of the crowd is filled with weak little bitches whose 'Y' chromosomes exclude them from playing in the WTA

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Wozzilroy is not sports power couple #1 anymore , it's Tiger/Lindsey now, interesting what will be their celebrity couple nickname, maybe Liger or Tindsey

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Huh, I thought that Tiger was more interested in girls like this:


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I think he's more into blondes
But I have to say Lindsey is a very brave woman!

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Lindsey Lohan? ...

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Lindsey Lohan? ...
oh ,god no, that would be a mess- sex addict + drug addict it's Lindsey Vonn

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oh ,god no, that would be a mess- sex addict + drug addict it's Lindsey Vonn
Oh Vonn. Nice one. No accounting for taste though, I kindda like LiLo ... . The more media (tabloids) hate on her, the more I like her.

On another note, Rolf er ikke længere ren. Rolf er Uren. (Danish cyclist Rolf Sørensen has finally admitted, he is not 'ren' (clean. Uren = dirty). His preferred drug of choice, apparently EPO.)

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Wozzilroy is not sports power couple #1 anymore , it's Tiger/Lindsey now
That's a crock of shit!They just went public with their "relationship",and we all know that self-control isn't Tiger's strong suit.They might not make it to the end of Spring.Then again,Vonn comes across like one of those slutty pothead skiers who wouldn't mind being in a sexually-open relationship...just PERFECT for Tiger....You have to PROVE yourself to be a champion,so Rory and Caro are still #1

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It would be very impressive if del Potro could win. Defeating Murray, Djokovic and Nadal in the same event? Has any player done that before, particularly in the last several years? I thought it was a great accomplishment when del Potro defeated Nadal in the semis and Federer in the final when he won the 2009 U.S. Open. It looked like he was going to be the one to end their duopoly but then he missed nearly an entire year with a wrist injury and since his return he hasn't been the player he was. If he can win here defeating three of the "big four" that should give him the boost needed to be a contender at the slams.
I think it's kinda funny and also a bit annoying when you compare the reaction to Nadal's comeback with Clijsters' and Henin's. Not that he doesn't deserve all the praise he gets, but I remember the reaction when Clijsters won her USO after becoming a mum and Henin reaching the final of the AO......"Nice, but that only goes to show how weak womens tennis is." "It never could have happened in mens tennis which is so much tougher." Only goes to show that sexism in sports is a long way from gone. As singer Linda Ronstadt once said, "as a woman you need to be twice as good as a man to get half as much credit."
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I think it's kinda funny and also a bit annoying when you compare the reaction to Nadal's comeback with Clijsters' and Henin's. Not that he doesn't deserve all the praise he gets, but I remember the reaction when Clijsters won her USO after becoming a mum and Henin reaching the final of the AO......"Nice, but that only goes to show how weak womens tennis is." "It never could have happened in mens tennis which is so much tougher." Only goes to show that sexism in sports is a long way from gone. As singer Linda Ronstadt once said, "as a woman you need to be twice as good as a man to get half as much credit."
You do have a point but it is not quite an apples to apples comparison, is it? Kim and Justine retired and were away from the tour for well over a year. Presumably they were not training as if they were full time tennis players. Rafael was out with an injury for roughly eight months but he must have been doing a lot of work during that time.

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