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There are actually a number of ways in which your Garmin device will calculate how many calories you’ve burned.  And not unexpectedly, the accuracy level varies based on which method you use.  Some methods offer a rudimentary guesstimate, while others are based on scientific testing that’s then imported into your device to get far more accurate results.

So, let’s walk through each of the five major methods, starting with the most accurate, and working our way down the list to the less accurate.

1) New Leaf VO2 Test Profile

2) Firstbeat Algorithm

3) FR60 Heart Rate Algorithm

4) Speed/Distance Algorithm

5) Power Meter to get Kilojoules

Article courtesy of Sports Watches

It was billed as the fight of the decade, the british under dog versus the trash talking American. At the end, American Floyd Mayweather was too good for British Ricky Hatton.

During the build up Hatton claimed”On Saturday night it comes to an end. It will be an eight or nine round stoppage for Ricky Hatton.” It wasnt to be, because it was Mayweather and his arrogant uncle/manager who had the last laugh.

Round for Round, Punch for Punch

I watched the match live on TV. The alarm bells started ringing during round three after we saw what we didnt not want to see, Hatton getting a cut above the right eye, from there the danger was a flying elbow could open up the cut.

Mayweather’s played defence thoughout  and when he sprang to life in the 8th round it was explosive. Ricky was Clinging on and you got the feeling the bout was slipping away.

My agony ended in the 10th round. Hatton was caught cold by Mayweather and falls, like a true warrior he takes an eight count. The will is there but Hatton falls again. The fight and the dream was over.

Sportsmanship at the end of a brutal contest.

The one thing that made my heart feel better was Mayweather coming to congratulate Hatton and the pair embracing.

The misfit lives on

The dream to see Hatton knock down the last misfit of boxing since Lennox Lewis defeated Mike Tyson ended in round ten. It seems we shall just have to live with Mayweather and hope for better luck next time. May be  rematch with Oscar De la Hoya?

Hatton can take consolation from the $10 million he collected for being brave to get into the ring.  

Credit goes to the 15,000 british fans who crossed the atlantic to support Hatton. While most boxers arrive in Las Vegas with entourages, Hatton arrived with the whole of Manchester in tow.

Whats next for Hatton, its time to call it quit according to his mum “It’s the last lap of his career now. He’s 30 next year and we all made a pact,” Mrs Hatton told BBC Radio 5 Live.

Her pre match words were “get in there, get it done as quick as you can, get the money and let’s all go home and have a party.”

 

On sacking Steve McClaren, FA Chairman Thompson said “Of course we have no divine right to play in major tournaments, but it is quite right that qualification is expected.” Those comments explain everything that I believe is wrong with the England nation. They are just faint hearted.

As a runner, imagine you are running a marathon, when you get at the 20 mile mark, all the spectators are booing at you calling you looser! looser!. This is what English players endured at half time in their Wednesdays match against Croatia. When you are two goals down you need encouragement not boos. The fans deserve the loss they failed the players at the hour of need.

After being savaged by the fans, the media also had their day in the slaughter. The Sun tabloid had this savage headline, “Useless, Pathetic, Insipid, Spineless, desperate, rubbish” You feel sorry for the players?

I believe to succeed you need to fail. It is from your failures that you learn what to do. But in England a manager is never allowed to fail and learn. In a country with abundant soccer talent, their record is, One world cup, which they won after a dubious goal that was never a goal.

Athletics Australia will announce the winner of this year’s Outstanding Photograph of the Year at the Telstra Athlete of the Year Awards at the Sofitel Melbourne on Sunday, December 2. And they are asking you to assist them select the best running image of 2007 from a shorlist of four images.

The photos are of outstanding Aussies taken by equally outstanding photographers.

The two photographers are Mark Dadswell (Getty Images) and Michael Dodge (Herald Sun)

Michael’s snaps are of Australian distance runner Craig Mottram in training at Falls Creek, Victoria. One looks dull and I dont see anything cool about it, the other one of Mottram limping over rocks is beautifull.

My vote goes to Mark’s photo of World champion Jana Rawlinson in a flying motion at 400m hurdles heats at the IAAF World Championships in Osaka. 

Click here to see and vote for the best running image of 2007. Voting closes at 5pm on Friday, November 23.

Mike Tyson On Being Mike

Posted: November 3, 2007 in Sports News

Mike Tyson might not be your cup of tea but its had to ignore a guy who is forever in the limelight for good or bad. has made so many mistakes in hi life, I believe to be good you need to study bad guys, not bury your head in sand and pretend they dont exist.

We know he was a talented boxer but one talent he is not appreciated for is his talent with words. His comments on being Mike Tyson are witty, sho. Below are some of the best.

Words as weapons:

‘I’ve realized, at this stage in my life, there’s nothing wrong with backing down. You can set a good example that you don’t have to throw blows or be belligerent to get your point across. You can disarm (people) with words. I probably have a 20,000-word vocabulary. I’ll match my wits with anyone on literature, science and the arts.”

Be like Mike?:

“I hate to sound egotistical, but other guys like (Evander) Holyfield would be nothing without me. Lots of guys want to be me. They don’t want to lead my life and go to prison and everything, but they want my platform. When I fight, the whole world watches. That’s crazy as hell, right? I’m the best thing that ever happened to boxing. They don’t want to believe it — and it sounds so ignorant and egotistical saying it — but it’s true. But nobody wants to give me credit. When I die, (posterity) will probably save me and claim my name.”

Troubles with the opposite sex:

“My father was a pimp before he became a deacon or something. These people know how to handle women. I’m the worst guy in the world with women. They run circles around me.”

Identity crisis:

“Sometimes, I don’t know who the hell I am. My mother said it was Jimmy Kirkpatrick, but my birth certificate says Purcell Tyson. How embarrassing it was, at 38, to try and get a passport only to find out I don’t know who my father is.”

Its easier to be the hunter than the hunted. Kimi Raikonnen has been hunting Lewis Hamilton the whole season and finally the hunter slayed his prey in Brazil
Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen won his first Formula One drivers’ championship as Lewis Hamilton’s bid came to a dramatic end in the Brazilian Grand Prix.

Hamilton could finish only seventh, ending his attempt to make history by winning the title in his maiden season.

I watched the whole race on TV with Ice on my ankle joints, not that I was too nervous and I needed to calm my nerves but the Nairobi Marathon is one week away and I need to ensure my legs are 100% ready.

Nervous Moments

Am a big fan of the flying fin and I was firmly behind him. The only time my heart momentarily stopped was when there was a late twist when it emerged race officials were investigating the fuel used by Williams and BMW Sauber, whose cars filled fourth, fifth and sixth places.

Had they been disqualified, Hamilton would have moved up to fourth, giving him enough points to win the world title. The race officils decided not to punish the cars. 

Heikki Kovalainen, our marathon boy, who is running the New York on November 4th retired on lap 35 (Read his finishing time at 2007 New York marathon). Lets hope this wont dumpen his spirits for the marathon. The other marathon boy, Jarno Trulli, who has previously run the New York marathon in under 4 hrs, finished 8th after Hamilton.

Come Back Kid

Kimi Raikonnen has applied my philosophy of thinking ahead to win the title. The whole season he has been playing catch up to Hamilton. Trailing Lewis Hamilton by 26 points at one stage. If it was not a Maclaren Mercedes finishing ahead of him it was his Ferrari engine failing him. Finnish drivers are warriors by defination. Like Mika Hakinnen, Juha Kankunnen before him he kept fighting to the end.

Despite being behind to Maclaren, Amazingly the whole Ferrari crew believed they could win it.

“We weren’t in the strongest position at some points, but we always believed we could recover,” said Raikkonen.

“Even in the hard times we stuck together,” the Finn added. “I need to thank the team because we always worked hard to improve the situation.”