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SEE: Melo and Lala’s photo diary of South African safari

  Last month, New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony, wife Lala, son Kiyan, and his extended family vacationed in Cape Town, South Africa.  Their trip featured a lot of the usual tourist activities —  exploring the South African wildlife via a safari, visiting Boulder Island, and spending time at the home of Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first black president.  Ok, so maybe...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Remembering Mandela and the Springboks

On June 24, 1995, South Africa’s national rugby team, the Springboks, faced New Zealand’s All Blacks in the final of the Rugby World Cup. South Africa won the grueling match 15-12 in extra time. In South Africa, this is not just a triumph of sport, but a great victory for the South African people and for national unity. It all started with Nelson Mandela. For fifty years, South...
Via The Sideline
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

I'm all for the Yankees celebrating Nelson Mandela, but he never once set foot in the giant concrete dog dish where they now play

Our team once played in the greatest cathedral of American sports. Unfortunately, they tore it down.Sorry, but you can't have it both ways.Nelson Mandela never visited this Yankee Stadium. He never ate in the Yankee Steakhouse, never perused the Grand Concourse, never frooged in the disco. He once visited the Bronx, donned a Yankee cap and told the world, "Today, I am a...
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April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees Honor Mandela With Plaque In Monument Park

  The Yankees had a Jackie Robinson Day for the ages. The Yankees unveiled the plaque in honor of the late Nelson Mandela between their day-night double header on Wednesday. The plaque will reside in Monument Park in the stadium beside a myriad of Yankee icons from the past. Mandela has a unique connection with the Yankees when he visited the old stadium in 1990, in what was his...
Via BlackSportsOnline
April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees to Honor Nelson Mandela

Following his death this past December, the New York Yankees announced that they would be honoring Nelson Mandela with his own plaque in  Yankee Stadium’s famed Monument Park during Tuesday’s league-wide celebration of Jackie Robinson Day. And before you ask…no, Mandela will not be the first non-baseball player immortalized at Yankee Stadium.  Far from it.  Also remembered…Pope...
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April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Hipsters At SXSW Lie About Knowing Fictional Bands Such As ‘Willie Nelson Mandela’

Jimmy Kimmel is in Austin to cover SXSW and he took his widely successful “Lie Witness News” bit to the music lovers at the popular music festival. The fake reporter asked music aficionados about fictional bands to which they flat-out lied right to the camera. Some of the absurd bands that the audiophiles were asked about were: What The F*ck Bruce Jenner DJ Heavy Flow Contact...
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March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Back9Network Honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Back9Network honors the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and takes a look at how his path was influenced by the time he spent in Connecticut as a teenager.Related Link: Back9Network’s Ray Allen a Champion in the CommunityRelated Links:- Back9Network Goes Purple to Support Spirit Day- Golfers Honor Nelson Mandela- Tiger Woods Idol Nelson Mandela Passes Away at 95- Ahmad Rashad...
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January 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Stuart Hall vs. Vusi Malinga weights & final fight preview; South African Malinga inspired by Nelson Mandela

Reformed bad boy Stuart Hall is defiant he can overcome his Nelson Mandela inspired world title challenger. Vusi Malinga, who takes on Hall this weekend at the First Direct Arena in Leeds, will use the memory of South Africa’s greatest icon, who passed away earlier this month, to help spur him to victory. Weigh-in Results: Stuart Hall: 117.75 lbs Vusi Malinga: 117 lbs The pair...
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December 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Billboard Honoring Nelson Mandela Has Photo Of Morgan Freeman Instead

An Indian businessman paid for a billboard to honor the late South African political figure Nelson Mandela, but there was one small problem: the photo on the billboard is a portrait of actor Morgan Freeman. Of course, Freeman portrayed Mandela in the 2009 film Invictus, so the mistake is slightly more forgivable than, say, using A-Rod’s photo. [UpRoxx] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

FIFA’s spending means World Cup is no longer the greatest show on earth

The recent passing of Nelson Mandela has attracted a wealth of positive press as the world rightfully rejoices in the wonderful story of a man who led the fight against apartheid and emerged from 28 years in prison to become South Africa’s first black Head of State. It is right to celebrate his own struggle and sacrifice in the journey towards the democratic, better South Africa...
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December 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Danny Jordaan To Lead High-Powered SAFA Delegation To Mandela’s Burial Service

SAFA President Danny Jordaan South African Football Association (SAFA) Boss Dr Danny Jordaan will lead a high-powered delegation to the burial of the late African icon, Dr Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela at his Qunu homestead on Sunday, 15 December 2013. The SAFA President will be accompanied by his deputies, Elvis Shishana, Dr Irvin Khoza (who is also Premier Soccer League chairperson...
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December 14, 2013  |  Discuss

S. Africa's Van der Walt shots 66, wins Mandela Championship by two

Dawie van der Walt shot a 4-under 66 Saturday to win the Nelson Mandela Championship by two shots, giving the tournament a South African victory in a week when the country bids farewell to its former president. Van der Walt finished with a three-round total of 15-under 195 as the sun eventually shone on the final day of the rain-shortened event. It was his second European Tour victory...
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December 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Mandela favorite boxer 'Baby Jake' laid to rest

Standing just 4-foot-10, Jacob Matlala rose from early hardship in Soweto to become a four-time world champion and one of South Africa's most popular sportsmen. He also was a favorite fighter of former President Nelson Mandela, who boxed in his youth before becoming the leader of the anti-apartheid movement. Matlala died last Saturday at 51 after a struggle with lung problems...
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December 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Shocking new video of the sign language interpreter from the Nelson Mandela memorial must be seen

That Barack Obama sign language interpreter at the Mandela memorial who looked like he 'was swatting flies' and 'throwing punches'? In light of new video of the event -- how did anyone not peg him as a fake?**Follow us on Twitter, Subscribe by Email, View via Our Mobile Site, or Return Home
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December 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Mandela Championship cut to 54 holes after three days of rain

Organizers say the Nelson Mandela Championship has been reduced to 54 holes after rain affected the first three days. Some players were still finishing their first rounds early Friday, when rain again intervened at Mount Edgecombe Country Club on South Africa's east coast and led to a three-hour delay. The European Tour event had already been brought forward by a day and won...
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December 12, 2013  |  Discuss

In light of fake sign language interpreter at Mandela memorial, NBC demonstrates what one would appear like on The Today Show

That Barack Obama sign language interpreter at the Mandela memorial who looked like he 'was swatting flies' and 'throwing punches'? A fake... Delphin Hlungwane, a spokesperson for the Deaf Federation of South Africa, said the man acting as a sign language intrepreter for folks at the Nelson Mandela memorial was "just gesturing in the air... He didn't interpret...
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December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Jim Brown rips Kobe Bryant

Former Syracuse Orange running back and civil rights activist Jim Brown has have to be one of the most interesting, unique and unpredictable interview in all of sports. On Tuesday, Brown made an appearance on the Arsenio Hall Show and was both disturbing and deep word calling out Kobe Bryant and praising Nelson Mandela. Some of the comments towards Bryant were On Kobe Bryant: ...
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December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

The Sign Language Interpreter At Nelson Mandela’s Memorial Service Was A FAKE!

This “sign language interpreter” at Tuesday’s memorial service for Nelson Mandela was just waving his arms around and not actually saying a damn thing. Bruno Druchen, national director of the Deaf Federation of South Africa tweeted his suspicions of the man, calling him a “CLOWN interpreter.” Thus starting a frenzy to figure out who this guy is and how he got up there;...
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December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

FIFA To Honour Nelson Mandela At World Club Competition In Morocco

The Global icon died in his home last Thursday Fifa will honour the late former South African State President Nelson Mandela before the commencement of the Fifa Club World Cup taking place in Morocco from December 11. Fifa President Sepp Blatter made the revelation while paying tribute to Mandela, who passed away last Thursday and will be buried in Qunu on Sunday. “It is with great...
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December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Yankees Honor Nelson Mandela in Monument Park

When Nelson Mandela died last week at the age of 95, many sports teams and figures began to pay their tributes to the influential South African leader. And for no team was a tribute more in order than for the New York Yankees. And tribute they did. One of the Yankees’ most memorable moments was when Mandela visited the old Yankee Stadium in 1990, shortly after being...
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December 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Just so SOMEBODY says it: Nelson Mandela never set foot in this Yankee Stadium

Not trying to be a crab here. I'm fine with the Yankees saluting Nelson Mandela's 1990 visit to the great cathedral of baseball, the former Yankee Stadium, the House that Ruth Built, the park they razed.The new stadium is located in the Bronx and carries the same name. But Mickey, Babe, Thurman, Catfish, the Iron Horse, JFK, Pope John and President Mandela never set eyes...
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December 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Mandela tributes before CWC matches

Fans will be asked to applaud Nelson Mandela before kickoff at all eight Club World Cup matches in Morocco this month. FIFA says spectators will be asked ''to stand together in unity to applaud and re-transmit Mandela's message of hope and love across the world.'' What FIFA is calling a ''Madiba Moment'' will begin when Raja Casablanca plays...
Via Fox Soccer
December 10, 2013  |  Discuss

President Obama addressed a blonde at Nelson Mandela's memorial service & Michelle made him switch seats

President Obama addressed a blonde at Nelson Mandela's memorial service at the FNB stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa...and Michelle made him move. [Barstool]**Follow us on Twitter, Subscribe by Email, View via Our Mobile Site, or Return Home
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December 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Nelson Mandela to Become Rare Non-Yankee Honored in Yankee Stadium’s Monument Park

What’s more impressive: That Nelson Mandela publicly supported the Yankees even when they were in the cellar of the American League East, or that George Steinbrenner was so pleased with Mandela and his statements that he didn’t charge the city of New York for hosting Mandela’s Yankee Stadium rally? Both are true, according to the New York Times, and that’s why Mandela will...
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December 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Mandela tributes before each Club World Cup match

Fans will be asked to applaud Nelson Mandela before kickoff at all eight Club World Cup matches in Morocco this month. FIFA says spectators will be asked ''to stand together in unity to applaud and re-transmit Mandela's message of hope and love across the world.'' What FIFA is calling a ''Madiba Moment'' will begin when Raja Casablanca plays...
Via AP on Fox
December 10, 2013  |  Discuss
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