Bracket leak was what CBS selection show deserved.

For decades, the NCAA Tournament selection show has been the ultimate edge-of-your-seat viewing experience. This year, CBS broke it with a bloated two-hour edition. Then midway through, the entire bracket leaked, which felt like a just result.

Source: Bracket leak was what CBS selection show deserved.

Aston Villa hero Jack Grealish caught up in sport’s cold war after midfielder ‘not allowed’ to talk after FA Cup win

Teenager’s enforced silence at Wembley part of sinister trend in which the powerful try to control every story

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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Dan Gilbert Didn’t Like A Yahoo Blog Post, So Yahoo Deleted It

Quicken Loans is a predatory lender. It’s impossible to read the numerous lawsuits against the mortgage company and conclude otherwise. So when Kelly Dwyer, the editor of Yahoo’s popular NBA blog Ball Don’t Lie, made an offhand joke about that fact in a post last year, he would have had no reason to think twice.

Source: deadspin.com

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Nelson Mandela 1918-2013

“Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire, it has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they understand. Sport can create hope, where once there was only despair. It is more powerful than governments in breaking down racial barriers. It laughs in the face of all types of discrimination.”

Nelson Mandela, who passed away on 5 December 2013 aged 95, said those words at the inaugural Laureus World Sports Award evening in Monte Carlo, 25 May 2000.

The video of that speech is below or can be viewed on Youtube. The transcript is available at the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory.

Nelson Mandela, Laureus World Sports Awards 2000, Monaco – YouTube.