Tuesday, May 11

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New World Cup Jerseys Impress and Confound Audiences
Fashion, Sport

New World Cup Jerseys Impress and Confound Audiences

Another World Cup has kicked off, which means that there's a slew of new kits to impress, amaze, and even confound audiences worldwide. The United States and Mexico are just two countries experimenting with new looks, while several other nations keep their classic look. Though it's a fairly simple design, the U.S. team's jerseys have received a mixture of reactions. Some critics say that the block colors are reminiscent of a Domino's Pizza delivery person's uniform, while others praise the minimalistic design. “The USA jersey feels very patriotic,” said stylist and designer Estée Stanley of Los Angeles's Estée Stanley Design. “It's easy to identify the country as the US” This year's jerseys, though, simply can't be as bad as 1994's kit, which tried to invoke the purest sense of Am...
Olympians Fail to Earn a Gold Medal in Dental Hygiene, New Reports Show
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Olympians Fail to Earn a Gold Medal in Dental Hygiene, New Reports Show

The athletes who compete in the Olympic Games are the representation of what the human body can do at its peak physical condition. Yet few Olympians would win a medal in dental hygiene if there was one. According to a May 18 Tech Times article, numerous dental problems and concerns among athletes at the 2008 Beijing Games led the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to call for more studies on the dental hygiene of the world's top athletes. It's not a new issue -- in 1984, Michael Jordan, the top scorer on the U.S. men's basketball team, was known for his severe dental problems. In 2008, a wisdom tooth with a dental abscess nearly prevented British rower Alan Campbell from competing at the Beijing Olympics. The abscess caused an infection which spread to his back, shoulder and event...
Malfunctioning Air Conditioning Brings Extra Heat to Game 1 of NBA Finals
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Malfunctioning Air Conditioning Brings Extra Heat to Game 1 of NBA Finals

It’s not every day that air conditioning is a memorable part of the NBA Finals. This week, though, an electrical failure caused the air conditioning to shut off during Game 1 of the NBA Finals at San Antonio’s AT&T Center. As a result, players had to compete inside of an arena that soared to over 90 degrees in temperature. The Miami Heat, perhaps aptly named for the situation, wilted in these conditions, and along with their star player LeBron James they lost to the San Antonio Spurs, 110-95. Basketball games are normally played in typical room-temperatures, and the heat was making its mark that day on players who were already exerting their bodies to the max. Several were putting ice on their necks while sitting on the bench in order to cool down, and spectators were fanning themse...
Telemedicine Could Be Revolutionizing Sports Medicine
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Telemedicine Could Be Revolutionizing Sports Medicine

The possibilities the internet provides are virtually limitless. People now have greater, faster access to information, and can easily communicate with one another with little more than a mobile device and an internet connection. Applications such as Viber and Google + have eclipsed the need for expensive cell phone plans, while Skype and other secure video and audio programs allow real face-to-face interaction. In addition, several other programs are continuously solicited to the public that change the way people think about interacting with one another. These technological advances have even proven helpful for doctors, particularly sports medicine professionals. Called telemedicine, the use of video and audio tools and apps on smartphones, mobile devices, cameras and computers are tak...
Pistorius Trial Update: Prosecution Discredits Key Defense Witness
Sport, World

Pistorius Trial Update: Prosecution Discredits Key Defense Witness

Oscar Pistorius' defense and supposed version of events are becoming increasingly far-fetched. Prosecutor Gerrie Nel pointed out several discrepancies in the defense's testimony, calling the credibility of expert witness and former policeman Roger Dixon into question. Dixon refuted Pistorius' claims about the location of a magazine rack. "The question is important in part because Pistorius contends that police contaminated the crime scene by moving certain key items, including the magazine rack," CNN explains.Even after Dixon contradicted Pistorius, he stuck to his guns. "If Mr. Pistorius' version is different, that is his version," Dixon said in court. The interaction is at least the second strike against Dixon -- or, at the very least, against his value as a defense witness. "Mr. Nel has...
Bubba Watson wins his second Masters Tournament
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Bubba Watson wins his second Masters Tournament

The second Master Title of Bubba Watson was nothing as compared to the green jacket he had won 2 years ago.  Actually, the daring shot Watson hit was supposed to be of no need.  The sweetest thing of 18th Master Tournament was that Bubba Watson was holding his son while shaking hands with the spectators. After winning this Masters tournaments, Watson joined the elusive group. Actually, elusive group is for those players who win the Masters tournament for more than once. In finals, Watson turned two-shot deficit into a two-shot lead on the final two holes and put everyone at a safe distance. For beating a pair of Masters Rookies in Spieth and Jonas Blixt of Sweden, Watson closed the tournament with a 3-under 69. It goes without saying that two years ago when Watson hit the wild hook o...