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Why Pro Sports Need Newspapers | blog maverick

Why Pro Sports Need Newspapers | blog maverick | Mainstream Sports | Scoop.it
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The article starts off with the question on newspaper's role in covering sports and what governs their selection on what is important to publish. Moreover, the consideration that majority of individuals read sport results on online providers. If majority read sports online then how will print survive? However, the online depiction lacks in quality and quantity in depicting sport teams and leagues.

 

-Tinika Nuen

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SA conducting TV internet trials - South Africa - The Good News

SA conducting TV internet trials - South Africa - The Good News | Mainstream Sports | Scoop.it
South Africa's premier good news website, highlighting the progress of a remarkable nation
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Television that has Internet-sounds like a good combination; in which Google is funding to find a means for people to receive cheaper broadband. Interestingly, if this is a success what will it mean if people are able to watch mainstream sports with the use of broadband oppose to broadcasting.

 

The change could bring a more greater focus on international mainstream sports oppose to our own. Moreover, our taste and preferences for certain mainstream sports will also change.

 

Globalisation becoming a bit too instrusive? Perhaps I poking at nothing.

 

-Tinika Nuen

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Testing Times

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The decision by the BCCI to send the Indian cricket team on a much shorter tour of South Africa than CSA had hoped for has brought about some really interesting reactions.
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This is a highly opinionated article. The writer offers a very one-sided view towards SA Cricket and some of it's failings. However, it does offer some insight into why SA Cricket is unable to keep their players from leaving and what changes could be made. 

 

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The behind-the-scenes dealings that cost Tenge world title - City Press

The behind-the-scenes dealings that cost Tenge world title - City Press | Mainstream Sports | Scoop.it
The defamation case against Boxing SA (BSA) and its CEO Moffat Qithi by Branco Sport Productions (BSP) boss Branco Milenkovic finally started in the South Gauteng High Court yesterday.
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This article is based on boxing and the unfair stripping of a female title (Noni Tenge) after a nine month period of not fighting. This article is good in that it notes the downfall in boxing and the fading away of boxing in our country. Within this scenario readers can note that there is a miscommunication in management of boxing and how the titles are issued and retained as a result there has been an unfair stripping of the title.

 

This article can be used as a depiction of how sports and the media are interlinked especially when it involves the sharing of management information with the media to rectify an unlawful event in the media. This can also be used as a wake-up call for the policy makers of the boxing sport.

 

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Bismarck red card expunged

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A red card against Springbok hooker Bismarck du Plessis in a weekend rugby test between South Africa and New Zealand has been removed from his record.
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The red card issued by Poite is one that has certainly sparked outrage amongst most supporters of the game of rugby. Fans were robbed of what should have been one of the greatest rugby games between two of world rugby’s power houses. Now the red card has been expunged however the result for South Africa can only remain the same. It has been established that the red card was human error however the referee was advised by the TV official to make a different decision yet he remained with his wrong decision. 

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Belgium national team youth development Bafana Bafana

After a decade of decline, the Belgium national team is on the rise again – and there are lessons for Bafana Bafana in their success.
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This article covers the Youth Develeopment of Belgium young soccer players who are exported and it is paying great dividends. Belgium’s mass export of top talent has seen an upturn for the national team, which has failed to qualify for an international tournament since 2002, but currently top their World Cup qualifying group and look poised to compete at next year’s tournament.


The article continues advicing that South Africa could learn and adopt to this development. This is great for the future of the player and his progress as he gets more skills, education and exposed to whole lot more things of great exprience. Like Pienaar and Bennie who also had the priviledge of being exported can agree that you gain experience that enables you to adapt on and off the field.


Could this be the reason that Bafana Bafana never go far much in the World Cups? Do the players need more skills and experience?

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Rhodes A crews place fourth at Boat Race | Activate

Rhodes A crews place fourth at Boat Race | Activate | Mainstream Sports | Scoop.it
The annual Mutual & Federal Universities Boat Race held this past weekend, saw both the Rhodes A rowing crews take fourth place.
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This article is creative description and description of a more university based sports and a unique sports that is a contrast to the conventional and over-promoted sports in South Africa like Soccer, Rugby and Cricket. This festival is a unique boat race festival which I belive will encourage nott only Rhodes University students to go and support the races but it will also encourage other students of varying tertiary institutions to also support this sport. 

 

The readers can be University Students, people looking for a fun sports event to attend, sponsors and boatrace training institutions so they can utilise this as an initiator of a relationship with aspiring student boat riders.

 

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Sascoc to meet with ASA

Sascoc to meet with ASA | Mainstream Sports | Scoop.it
The process to investigate the impasse between Athletics South Africa and the country’s Olympic movement, Sascoc, will begin shortly.
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This article is important because it reveals the troubles that South African Atheletics is facing . It talks about solutions of solving its financial problem it is currently in .This article reveals the battle between SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (Sascoc) and ASA.The ASA is South Africa's most troubled sports bodies which the links with the athletes and how they are being managed and trained .This could be the reason why SouthAfricna Atheletes are not one of the top athletes in the world .This article also can relate to how unorganise some sporting bodies are in South Africa .Lwandile Msutu

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Saru to introduce racial quotas

Saru to introduce racial quotas | Mainstream Sports | Scoop.it
The South African Rugby Union will introduce a racial quota system in its domestic competition next year to encourage more black players to emerge.
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The South African Rugby Union feels the need to introduce a quota system in Rugby because apparently, not enough black males are participating in rugby. Matters are being forced as the article says "teams participating in the Vodacom Cup will have to field seven black players.."

 

One can say introducing this is useful in that it will bring diversity and show some sort of fairness and unbias. It can also be argued that it is not very wise to do this since quota systems in other sectors have only caused an upraw instead of bridging racial gaps.

 

 

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SA face Davis Cup relegation

SA face Davis Cup relegation | Mainstream Sports | Scoop.it
Davis Cup defeat to Slovenia has left South Africa facing imminent relegation to what is effectively the third division.
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This article is about South Africa facing Davis Cup Relegation and it does not get any better because the number one player Kevin Anderson refuses to participate in the Davis cup.it is going to be challenging for South Africa having to complete without Anderson while Russian has six players among the world's top 100 players.

 

I found this article intriguing that one of the best players lets the team down by refusing to participate.

 

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SA pick strong track team

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Track cycling Olympian Bernard Esterhuizen will head a strong 11-member South African team to the UCI Track World Cup series.
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In our tutorial we discussed the fact that excluding cricket and rugby, South Africa does not particualrly rank highly in most sports.

I think the fact(as depicted in the article), that a South African cycling team is competing in the UCI track world series(hosted in Manchester) is incredibly significant as it shows that South Africa must be doing something right with regard to sports outside of the aforementioned two. Furthermore the roster that was selected for the word series, is most likely to remain the same for the 2014 Commenwealth Games and the 2016 Olympic Games. This is significant as the teams successes or failures in the world series will possibly give an indication of how SA might fare in the Commenwealth and Olympic games.

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Polokwane City coach sacked

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Following their fourth consecutive defeat of the season, PSL newcomers Polokwane City have sacked coach Duncan Lechesa.
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This article is a great depiction of the rate at which South African teams dismiss a coach at rapid rates and account defeat to the coach. This article is especially a great depiction of this because the Polokwane City team are firstly newcomers and they fourth loss was enough for the management to decide to “sack the coach”. This is also depicted by the way in which no information is given about whether the players were checked to not be the cause of their losses. This occurs in all South African teams and it leads to the question “Should only the coach be blamed for the losses of a whole soccer team?”

 

This can lead to major discoveries in weather the system of firing coaches after losing games is really the solution and the key to winning especially in soccer as it has been done for the national Bafana-Bafana team. This article is useful for every South African to get a wakeup call regarding the system of firing a coach for the losses of a team and will raise awareness about what the causes of losing are and how can they be rectified in a different way.

 

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Premier Soccer League - www.psl.co.za - official website

Premier Soccer League - www.psl.co.za - official website | Mainstream Sports | Scoop.it
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This article is a very intelligent article in that it reveals how winning a match is not based on performance but the mentality to win regardless of what tactics you use to win. This article reflects the declining sportsmanship in South African soccer. This is depicted well by the way in which the coach of the Bidvest Wits, Gavin Hunt, acknowledges the Bidvest Wits win over Ajax Cape Town yet he criticises the weak performance of the team. This article articulates how the enjoyment and the teamwork of sports have been lost to the aim of getting results by winning.

 

This article can assist the younger generation of soccer players who aspire to become soccer players to approach soccer matches in a better and mature way now as opposed to the winning mentality that us adopted by the soccer players in this article. The article can be highly insightful to a mass of South African football supporters and, more importantly, South African soccer players so that they can reflect on the way in which they conduct themselves on the field and their mentality after, during and before a match.

 

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Who's Who SA

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This is not an article but it this website is a great way to find sources. Moreover, it highlights in an individual's profile their qualification, their studies and their contact details.

 

So if you are struggling to find sources particular to your article. Check out this website. Hope it helps

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Arthur joins Force's SA recruitment drive

Arthur joins Force's SA recruitment drive | Mainstream Sports | Scoop.it
The Western Force’s plans to recruit a host of young South African stars to play for Australia in the near future have taken another step forward with the appointment of Mickey Arthur.
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This is all about Australia's move towards recruiting young SA rugby players. They have appointed Mickey Arthur, former Proteas and Australia cricket coach, as the head of their new high preformance academy. He is meant to start up this academy for the young SA recruits. In addition, Australia's Perth franchise is still working on plans to recruit SA players to play for the Wallabies. 

 

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This was the article. It's just so disappointing that we can't keep our hands on our own players. Whoever's doing an article on the culturing of sports should look in to what happens after the young players are cultured maybe. - Khanyi
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Southern Times-Cricket and its Southern African imports

Cricket and its Southern African imports
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This article provides numerous examples of South African cricket players that now play for England's team. 

It really brings to light just how many of our cricketers are born and trained in this country but then leave, for one reason or another. 

 

Rosanna McLean

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Amakhosi, the Students and the Brazilians salvage draws - Sport LIVE

Amakhosi, the Students and the Brazilians salvage draws - Sport LIVE | Mainstream Sports | Scoop.it
IT WAS an evening of stalemates for Premier Soccer League teams as all three matches failed to produce winners last night.
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This article is a great article for soccer fans especially those who follow the tension between Pirates and Chiefs and how far they are in the PSL league as opposed to other member s of the Premier Soccer league. This article also gives a summary of all the other smaller South African soccer teams that are also taking part in the PSL.

 

This article will be helpful for the enlightenment of how South African team are competing in the soccer league and it will be a quicker approach to finding out about where your team rates as opposed to reading singular articles about the three matches played.

 

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The Uefa Champions League returns

The Uefa Champions League returns | Mainstream Sports | Scoop.it
Four months after Germany shut down Assembly for the crowning of Europe’s best, football’s greatest show on earth, after the Fifa World Cup, returns.
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Tonight begins the most prestigious and entertaining club competition in the world. After the incredible spectacle of football that we saw in the last champions league when the world’s top two clubs (Barcelona and Real Madrid) bombed out in the semi-final with heavy defeats. This season promises to be an even more unpredictable encounter. Tonight one of the most successful English clubs in this competition Manchester United will be in action for the first time in European competition under new Manager David Moyes. Real Madrid will also have the opportunity to show off their new signing Gareth Bale tonight and they are also under new management in this competition. The defending champions of Europe also under new management Bayern Munich will also be in action, and they will also be showing off new signings. Arsenal will be in action tomorrow and they will be putting Mezut Ozil their newly signed midfield genius to the test. Barcelona’s new prodigy, Neymar will also be making his first appearance in Europe’s competition. Also another one of England’s giants Chelsea will be in action under the management of self-proclaimed "European champion and Special one” Jose Mourinho.

 

From all the above mentioned things it is clear that the world’s best football clubs have made many drastic changes and it will be interesting to see where these changes lead. One thing is for sure though, this is one of the most unpredictable top flight seasons of football the world has ever seen.

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World of Golf: Rory McIlroy adds Dubai and Aberdeen to 2014 schedule

Rory McIlroy has handed the ailing European Tour a massive boost by adding the Dubai Desert Classic and the Scottish Open to his schedule next year.
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If you continue to read the story, below is the story of Tiger Woods an his trouble with sponsorships. I was interested in both these stories simply because they follow the lives of sportsmen and their decisions fairly closely, which begs the question, "Where does one draw the line?" in terms of following the lives of sportsmen. And how much of the publicising of their lives, is simply for public relations purposes to advertise or demoralise certain sponsorships, companies and sporting events. 

The stories can be linked to mony trail and sponsorships as well as the lifestyles of sportsmen.

 

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It's not over as Bucs can still make the semis - Sport LIVE

It's not over as Bucs can still make the semis - Sport LIVE | Mainstream Sports | Scoop.it
ORLANDO Pirates go into Sunday's crunch African Champions League home fixture against Al Ahly knowing that a victory will see them into the semifinals as Group A winners.
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This article interested me because of soccer being a great part of South African culture. The article speaks about Orlando Pirates (South African Football club) having a fighting chance for the semi finals African Champions League, an international African cup. People wishing to use this article can relate it to the fact that South Africa not qualifying for the world cup, but having a fighting chance in another. Another theme that could be used in relation to this article is bafana bafana conflict.

 

Khanyisile Mlaba

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Sharks hooker may play at French club - Sport LIVE

Sharks hooker may play at French club - Sport LIVE | Mainstream Sports | Scoop.it
THE Sharks confirmed yesterday that hooker Craig Burden will travel to French club Toulon to discuss terms of a probable move.
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This article talks about Craig Burden who is a prospective Springbok and how he may leave the sharks and apply his trade in France .Toulon the club Burden is linked to has four or more springboks already. This shows the trend of  South African athletes who seek better "futures" and more money applying their trade overseas. This exodus of players can be link to the decline in the standard of sport as a whole in South Africa .Lwandile Msutu

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Over 40 000 Bok fans gunning for Poite - Rugby Cup Competitions | IOL.co.za

Over 40 000 Bok fans gunning for Poite - Rugby Cup Competitions | IOL.co.za | Mainstream Sports | Scoop.it
IOL Sport: South Africa's Premier Online Sports News Source with In-depth coverage of local and international Sport Results, with latest rugby, soccer, cricket, tennis, golf, motorsport news, fixtures, logs and sporting events.
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This article is great in that it informs the reader of the social nature that news has taken and the perspective of the audience which overpowers the influence of other forms of sources and editors as the deciders of what is news worthy. Furthermore, this article depicts the active role that an audience can take in rectifying problems and mistakes through the vertical interaction that is made possible by social media. This is depicted by the use of Facebook by the audiences of rugby to rectify the unacceptable and unfair way Romain Poite refereed the test match which resulted in the Springboks unfortunately losing.

 

Everyone can read this article to note that social media does regulate vertical and horizontal interactions and as a result allows citizens to take an active role in the rectification of mistakes and problems caused by the official layer of society and the vertical institutions in society.  

 

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South African sport still divided by race

South African sport still divided by race | Mainstream Sports | Scoop.it
Why is it that most cricket and rugby fans are white, while most fans of the national football team are black, asks Ryland Fisher?
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It is unfortunate, but the divisions of race can still be seen in our country, particularly in the field of sports. This article, though a little older, expores this division. It looks at not only the demographics of south african teams and supporters but also that of interantional teams. Kuvaniah Moodley

 

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Rhodes University

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Though in the traditional sense, rowing may not be considered as a 'mainstream sport', it is one of the univerities more sucessful ones. This article shows the sucess of our rowing team. the South African Lotto had become the teams chief sponsor, to the team, donating R1.2 million  towards our rowing and community outreach programs. Kuvaniah Moodley

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Igesund injects a winning mentality into Bafana’s play

Igesund injects a winning mentality into Bafana’s play | Mainstream Sports | Scoop.it
What is depressing about our early exit is that it is first time in years our coach and team have deserved to be at the World Cup finals, writes Mondli Makhanya
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This article emphasis on the disappointment of the fans after Bafana Bafana did not qualify for the world cup in 2014.They are sadden because Bafana Bafana has finally got a coach and a team that deserve to qualify because Igesund has injected a winning mentality in the team and it is visible that players are on the field to win.

 

This article also highlights possible reasons why some soccer teams  fail to qualify for the world cup.

 

Refilwe Mofokeng

 

 

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