Thursday, 4th June 2020

This Month's Magazine

Sports International and Golf Story

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Fewer sports for London Olympics
The 2012 London Olympics will have only 26 sports after baseball and softball were axed from the programme on Friday. They are the first sports to be cut from the Games in 69 years and it means Regents Park, which was due to host them, will no longer be a 2012 venue.
Nadal romps to Swedish semi-final
Teenager Rafael Nadal breezed past fellow Spaniard Juan Carlos Ferrero 6-3 6-3 to reach the semi-finals of the Swedish Open for the first time. Nadal will now play another compatriot, Tommy Robredo, who beat sixth-seeded Russian Mikhail Youzhny 3-6 6-4 6-3.

FA wants GB team in 2012 Olympics
The Football Association of England is hopeful that a Great Britain men’s and women’s football team will be able to take part at the 2012 London Olympics. Britain do not currently enter a team, fearing it would damage the independent status of the English, Welsh, Scottish and Northern Ireland unions.
Queensland 10-32 New South Wales
New South Wales retained their State of Origin crown with a record-breaking victory over Queensland in Brisbane. Winger Matt King scored a hat-trick of tries as the Blues eclipsed their previous best win on Queensland soil.
Aussies ‘crave’ Ashes challenge
Mike Hussey said Australia was relishing the challenge posed by England after years of domination over the old enemy. Australia, gunning for a ninth straight Ashes success, has not been at its best in recent one-dayers and was thrashed by nine wickets on the 7th July.

Tyson could fight Holyfield again
Mike Tyson is to fight again in a veterans tournament, say reports.Tyson announced his retirement from the ring after a humiliating loss to Irish journeyman Kevin McBride on 11 June. But his promoter Jeff Fenech has begun negotiations for a series of four-round bouts, possibly involving Tyson’s arch-rival Evander Holyfield.


And now for the golf story…

“Welcome to Hell!”

A wealthy businessman, who was a notorious cheater when playing his beloved sport of golf, died and went straight to Hell. When he got to Hell, he was surprised to find himself on a golf course with well-manicured greens and the weather so perfectly cool and clear that it did not seem like Hell at all. At the first tee, he was greeted by Satan himself who gave him a complete set of golf clubs made of gold in a genuine leather bag with a golf tee also made out of gold.

Satan said, “You will spend an eternity here just playing golf to your heart’s content.”

The golfing enthusiast was so overjoyed that he took the leather bag full of golf clubs and set the golf tee in place only to find out that there were no golf balls around.

He said to Satan, “Hey what’s the idea? Where are the frigging golf balls?”

Grinning widely, Satan handed the golfer a golf ball the size of a basketball and said, “Welcome to Hell!”

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