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The East African : December 30th 2013
XII Spo≥ts Win o≥ lose, thanks fo≥ the 2013 memo≥ies Winne≥s The EastAfrican MAGAZINE DECEMBER 28, 2013 - JANUARY 3, 2014 Wilson Kipsang Wilson Kipsang 2:03.23 in the Berlin marathon. LeBron James Won another big one. Watch out, Michael Jordan. Rafael Nadal Back at No.1 and no more tape on his knee. David Stern Last finals for NBA’s mastermind is a classic. Bayern Munich Wunderteam wins Champions League this time. Lose≥s Chris Froome Chris Froome Second straight Brit to win the Tour de France. Andy Murray First British man to win Wimbledon in 77 years. Adam Scott First Australian to win golf’s Masters. Sir Alex Ferguson Gone but hardly forgotten, with Man U struggling. Thomas Bach Olympic fencer turned IOC president. Tokyo From Fukushima fallout to 2020 Olympics host. Mo Farah Mo Farah No post-Olympic letdown for distance king. Wrestling Muscled its way back into Olympic Games. All Blacks Unbeaten all year, a first in the professional era. Missy Franklin Six world golds in the pool: Not bad for an amateur. Robinson Cano Goodbye, Yankees; hello, $240 million. Justin Rose Nice guys do finish first, even at US Open. Serena Williams Serena Williams Closing fast on Navratilova and Evert. Bob and Mike Bryan First three legs of a men’s tennis Grand Slam. Cristiano Ronaldo A hat trick to put Portugal into World Cup finals. Marion Bartoli Surprise Wimbledon singles title and then shock retirement. Inbee Park First three legs of a women’s golf Grand Slam. Sachin Tendulkar Adam Nelson Olympic champion in shot put, nine years late. Sachin Tendulkar India’s cricketer bows out a hero. Sebastian Vettel Time to change more Formula One rules? Brianna Rollins Overcame all hurdles and opposition. Larry Ellison Keeps America’s Cup after comeback of the year. Usain Bolt Usain Bolt His sport needs him more than ever. Tiger Woods Major drought continues but many other victories. Tina Maze Her 2,414 points a World Cup ski circuit record. Phil Mickelson So he really does love links golf. Sun Yang Three more golds for China’s best swimmer. Katie Ledecky Best distance swimmer since Janet Evans. Lance Armstrong Lance Armstrong Only dug the hole deeper with Oprah. Team New Zealand Lost an 8-1 lead and the America’s Cup. Istanbul Crackdowns and tear gas and no Olympics again. Alex Rodriguez Facing a 211game suspension. R.I.P Stan Musial, 92 The Man was one of the great hitters. Classy, too. Andrew Simpson, 36 British sailing gold medalist died when AC72 flipped. Ken Norton, 70 Broke Ali’s jaw, but Ali later beat him twice. Tyson Gay Tyson Gay Positive news was not good news. Jamaica Doubts about its sprinters and anti-doping. Rory McIlroy Just one title and a world of distractions. Derrick Rose Gulp, time for another comeback. Hjalmar Andersen, 90 Triple speedskating gold in Oslo at ‘52 Olympics. Allen Simonsen, 34 Danish driver killed in crash in Le Mans race. Brad Drewett, 54 Head of A.T.P. who helped tennis rise in Asia. Jerry Buss, 80 Owner of Lakers when Showtime was good time. Roger Federer Roger Federer Just one title and 4-10 versus the top 10. American men’s tennis Nobody in top 10; only two in top 50. Track and field Too many empty seats at Moscow worlds. Pedro Rocha, 70 Four World Cup finals in soccer for Uruguay. Walt Bellamy, 74 Hall of Famer averaged 31.6 ppg as NBA rookie. Ken Venturi, 82 Great golfer and commentator; won ‘64 US Open. Bill Sharman, 87 Bob Cousy’s backcourt mate with Celtics; coach. Yelena Isinbayeva Yelena Isinbayeva Gold in the pole vault, but then came the presser. Viktor Troicki 2010 Davis Cup hero banned from 2013 Davis Cup final. Tim Tebow High Q rating but low quarterback rating. Peter Graf, 75 Steffi’s volatile father and first coach. Valdis Muiznieks, 78 Latvian played hoops in three Olympics for USSR. Gussy Moran, 89 Her lace knickers caused stir at Wimbledon. Nelson Mandela, 95 Embraced the Springboks and healed a nation. David Moyes David Moyes Sir David? Not for the moment. Super Bowl lighting 34-minute blackout in the Superdome. Presidents Cup Still more exhibition than competition. Fed Cup None of Russia’s top11 players made it to final. Bum Phillips, 90 Folksy NFL coach who favoured cowboy hats. Otavio da Silva, 20 Brazilian soccer referee killed by crowd. Deacon Jones, 74 Star N.F.L. defensive end who coined term “sack.” By New York Times Service Nelson Mandela Lindsey Vonn Lindsey Vonn Good times with Tiger but bad crash at worlds. Ibra No World Cup finals for Sweden and soccer’s greats. San Antonio Spurs 28 seconds from the NBA title and then. Brazil Fears about World Cup security, organisation.
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