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The Mark Graham Sports Blog:
Its true that Usain Bolt may be struggling and in a bit of a slump. He's lost two in a row to compatriot Yohan Blake in Olympic Trials and avoided fans during an open training session in Birmingham, England.
But this new allegation might be the worst of all.
Actor Mickey Rourke claims that he beat Bolt in a drunken foot race outside a London nightclub at 4AM.
Rourke, best known for his Oscar nominated role in "The Wrestler", insisted that he get a head start and that he beat Bolt, in his own words, by a few inches.
Rourke also claims that there were a few spectators at the impromptu 30 meter race. How many of them even remember the night, let alone the event, will never really be known.
I'm not saying that The Ram couldn't beat Usain Bolt in a race, but I think I speak for everyone when I say we need to see a rematch and this time it ought to be televised.
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Jamaican track star Usain Bolt apparently couldn’t find the time in his busy schedule on Tuesday to attend a public workout along with his Olympic teammates, but the fastest man in the world nevertheless did manage to sneak in a viewing of the Seth MacFarlane comedy smash, Ted, and displayed some quickness in the wit department [...]
Usain Bolt will carry the Jamaican flag in the opening ceremony of the London Olympics.
''Carrying the flag is an honor,'' Bolt said Thursday. ''For my country Jamaica, I'll do anything - to be on TV. I'm happy. I'm looking forward to tomorrow.''
At the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Bolt set world records in winning the 100 and 200 meters. He...
Usain Bolt says he has recovered from a stiff back that caused him hamstring problems and is ready to defend his Olympic titles in London.
Bolt says ''it was a slight problem. I got that fixed and I'm ready to go.''
Bolt lost to training partner Yohan Blake at the recent Jamaican trials. And while he hardly enters the London Games as the dominant force he was...
Usain Bolt fessed up. It was his back.
The Olympic champion said Thursday a bad back has been causing him hamstring problems, leading to a pair of losses to training partner Yohan Blake at the Jamaican trials.
''It was a slight problem. I got that fixed and I'm ready to go,'' Bolt said in his first formal media appearance of the London Games, where he was given...
Usain Bolt refuses to line up against his good friend Wallace Spearmon in a race.
No way and under no circumstances.
To hear Spearmon tell it, the Jamaican sensation is downright scared and doesn't think he stands a chance because the American simply has too much power.
Horsepower, that is.
The two sprinters have similar Nissan GT-R sports cars, but Bolt won't speed down...
I may not know much about the celebrity game, but I do know that if Mickey Rourke wants to tell you a crazy story, you take that phone call every damn time. That’s why the man of the hour is Yahoo! Olympics writer Martin Rogers who posted a pretty standard Rourke story late last night, regarding how the famously batsh*t actor told him that he beat the world’s fastest man, Usain...
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt held his own tune-up race in anticipation for the Olympic games in the streets of London. Bolt and actor Mickey Rourke had a tipsy 4 a.m. street race outside an exclusive nightclub in London. The 59-year-old Rourke described how he challenged the world’s fastest man over 30 meters, and came out [...]
While the creators and stars of Ted have to be lauded for their creativity at points, one of the film's promotional posters is decidedly not original. But that didn't keep track star Usain Bolt from using the ad to do some pre-Summer Games mischief. On the poster, Mark Wahlberg and the movie's eponymous teddy bear pose a la Big Daddy, their backs to the camera as they...
Mickey Rourke claims to have beaten Usain Bolt in late-night sprint
outside London club.
People in the sports betting industry in London put forth weeks of research and analysis in setting the betting odds for each individual event of the Olympic Games. While some gamblers could make a profit betting on heavy favorites like Usain Bolt, the reigning Olympic champion with great odds to win the 100-meter dash, other people could be dropping their money on some whimsical...
What are the odds of a UFO sighting during the London Olympics opening ceremony? Or of the final torch bearer tripping as they ascend to light the flame? Or would you prefer a more traditional wager on the battle for gold between Russia and Spain in synchronized swimming duos?
London betting houses will offer odds on almost anything, including all 26 sports at the games, from the...
Here's what to watch for at the London Olympics on Tuesday:
1. LONDON SWELLS WITH OLYMPIC ARRIVALS
Three days before the games officially begin, athletes, tourists and media swarm the British capital. The rails are already reporting snags, and security is on the upswing. Will the transportation systems hold up?
2. SUNNY SKIES - FOR NOW
Sunny Monday, Sunny Tuesday. Probably...
In case you missed the news, the Yankees are in Seattle and decided to trade for Ichiro and his 2,500 career hits (in just 12 years). And just like that, the guy was suiting up for the Yanks and going 1-for-4 against his old team. Don’t be sad for Ichiro and his dwindling career. The guy is making $17,000,000 this year in the final year of his contract. We’re talking $129M in...