Sports

West Central Wildcats surge past Mustangs

The West Central Wildcats rebounded from last Saturday’s 20-11 loss to the Indiana Generals in their season opener to get a dominant 34-0 win Saturday against the Kosciuscko County Mustangs. After the Mustangs’ first drive sputtered out, West Central took a quick lead on a trick play. Quarterback Cogan Keith […]

Nowitzki crowns career with NBA championship

Dirk Nowitzki led the Dallas Mavericks to the NBA basketball championship on Sunday night, contributing 21 points to their 105–95 victory over Miami Heat. The German forward was named the most valuable player of the Finals. Nowitzki battled injury and illness during the best-of-seven series, but still managed to average […]

Horseback Archery

A participant (left) showcases her archery skills at Jordan’s first International Horseback Archery Competition ‘Al Faris’ on Thursday. His Majesty King Abdullah and members of the Royal family attended the competition’s opening ceremony. Organised by the Public Security Department to mark the 12th anniversary of the King’s accession to the […]

Hijab scarf rule comes to a head as Iranian women’s soccer team banned

GENEVA—Iran’s women’s team was correctly prevented from playing a 2012 Olympics qualifier wearing Islamic head scarves, FIFA said Monday. Iranian officials were “informed thoroughly” before Friday’s match against Jordan that the hijab scarf is banned for safety reasons, soccer’s governing body said. “Despite initial assurances that the Iranian delegation understood […]

Fifa has “shot itself in the foot”

by Matthew Allen, swissinfo.ch The net is closing on football’s world governing body following corruption claims and bans meted out ahead of Wednesday’s presidential election, campaigners say. The latest fiasco has seen Mohamed bin Hammam suspended and forced to step down as the only challenger to incumbent President Joseph “Sepp” […]

Testing genes for athletic prowess

IN AN era of helicopter parents eager to exploit every competitive edge for their children, at least two companies have begun selling tests that claim to help match youngsters with the sports they are genetically programmed to play best.   The DNA scans, the first of an expected wave of […]