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The GP Golf Report:
As we all know about the heart breaking passing of legendary South African leader Nelson Mandela, many golfers and media personalities have world number one, Tiger Woods. He talked about meeting him back in 1998 which was only a year after he won the Masters. He was playing in Sun City when he met the legend himself. I’ll let his words speak for themselves.
“The first time I ever met President Mandela was in ’98. I went down there to play Sun City, and he invited us to his home. And my father and I went to have lunch with him. It still gives me chills to this day, thinking about it. A gentleman asked us to go into this side room over here and, “President Mandela will join you in a little bit.” And we walked in the room and my dad and I were just kind of looking around. And I said, “Dad, do you feel that?” And he says, “Yeah, it feels different in this room.” And it was just like a different energy in the room.
We just looked at each other and just shrugged ...
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South African boxer Jacob ''Baby Jake'' Matlala, a four-time world champion at flyweight and junior flyweight and one of Nelson Mandela's favorite fighters, has died. He was 51.
Matlala's death Saturday was announced by family spokesman Ray McCauley.
Former WBO champion Matlala died two days after Mandela, one of the fighter's biggest fans. Mandela attended...
Sports has the power to change the world; to inspire, to unite people and to speak to the youth in a language they understand. -- Nelson Mandela
In a time long ago, the late Earl Woods likened his precocious young son to not just Jack Nicklaus -- or indeed any sporting champion -- but to Buddha and Ghandi and Nelson Mandela.
Perhaps because Tiger wasn't much of a carpenter...
Nelson Mandela has passed away at the age of 95, after battling a lung infection. The revolutionary icon showed the world what strength and compassion are through personal sacrifice.
Mandela was falsely jailed for 27 years on charges that he was trying to overthrow South Africa’s government. When in reality he was simply opposing the country’s apartheid system. While serving...
For me, Nelson Mandela is an iconic and heroic figure to whom I feel an indescribable and unusual closeness. My personal champion. Though he’s physically departed from the world, his contributions are transcendent and eternal. His determination to achieve equality in the face of brutal inhumane obstacles, while remaining benevolent, exemplifies the radiance of life I...
Remembering Nelson "A-Rod" Mandela. What?!While many people across the world mourned the the death of Nelson Mandela — South Africa's anti-apartheid voice and former president — on Friday, one TV station is bowing its head in embarrassment.During a news broadcast, a local Detroit TV station, WDIV, made a serious gaffe — slapping Alex Rodriguez's face next...
Graphics guy probably won’t have a job tomorrow.
I just pray this was an honest mistake and he didn’t do this on purpose. Only in Detroit.
@awfulannouncing Yeah…that's not Nelson Mandela. pic.twitter.com/mEb0ml0kAo
— Jeremy Klumpp (@Klumpp13) December 6, 2013
FIFA president Sepp Blatter says FIFA is in mourning after the death of Nelson Mandela.
He released a statement saying the former South Africa president was ''probably one of the greatest humanists of our time.''
Blatter said he and Mandela ''shared an unwavering belief in the extraordinary power of football to unite people in peace and friendship.'...
Yesterday, the World Soccer Talk team was assembled in Bristol CT as guests of ESPN. During pre-production for Thursday’s ESPN FC show previewing the World Cup Draw, an ESPN staffer shouted “Nelson Mandela died.” Suddenly everyone on the set led by host Dan Thomas began reminiscing about Mandela’s life and legacy.
When the ESPN FC show opened at 5:30pm EST, the crew spent...
Former South African president Nelson Mandela and FIFA Boss Sepp Blatter
FIFA President Sepp Blatter has described the late Nelson Mandela as one of the “greatest humanists of our time” after the former South African president passed away on Thursday.
“It is in deep mourning that I pay my respects to an extraordinary person, probably one of the greatest humanists of our time...
Abedi Pele with Nelson Mandela
Ghana legend Abedi Pele has paid glowing tributes to former South Africa President Nelson Mandela who passed away on Thursday night.
Mandela who had been battling a lung infection for the past three months passed on at age 95 at his home in Houghton in Johannesburg.
Several world leaders and influential personalities have since been sending messages...
With the skies over Sun City fittingly gray, Gary Player cried on a tee box and Ernie Els shared some of his memories of Nelson Mandela.
''It is going to be a tough day for the whole country,'' Els said.
A somber mood hung over South Africa's first major sporting event since Mandela's death as Sergio Garcia, wearing a black ribbon like the rest of the 30...
Carlos Alberto Parreira has reflected on his experiences with Nelson Mandela during his time as South Africa head coach. Parreira […]
At least we can take comfort in knowing that Nelson Mandela died with a smile on his face, knowing the Yankees had just signed Jacoby Ellsbury from the team he so reviled.