NASCAR’s Kurt Busch – From boy to Superstar

Kurt Thomas Busch born in the city of Sin, Las Vegas, Nevada on August 4, 1978 is a second generation NASCAR driver. The Chicago Cubs fan was recently married in Virginia in 2006 and currently lives in North Carolina with their dogs. Like many other NASCAR drivers, Busch started off racing in go-karts but when he moved on to the Dwarf Car Series in Las Vegas that spurred him onto bigger things. In that period of time (1995-2000), Busch won championships in the Dwarf and Hobby Stock leagues in 1995 and 1996. In 1998 Busch was awarded Rookie of the Year in the Southwest touring Series and won the league’s championship which gave him the …

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Shark Diving in USA

So you live in USA and you want to do a shark dive, but you do not want to go all the way to South Africa or Australia? No problem, you can dive with sharks in USA.
You may know that you can dive with sharks in Hawaii. But did you also know that you can do Great White Shark diving near San Francisco? Or dive in an aquarium in Florida? Read on to learn more about shark diving in USA.
Shark Diving in Hawaii
There are about 40 shark species in Hawaiian water. The most frequently encountered are the Sandbar Sharks, Reef Whitetip Sharks, Scalloped Hammerhead Shark and occasionally Tiger Sharks. But even Whale Sharks can be …

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Understanding the benefit of biomechanics in Golf

Biomechanics and Golf
There is information available widely through the web, PGA courses and magazine articles that brings you up to date with the latest thinking in golf.  They teach you the latest on how to swing each club correctly, how to putt, how to analyse your swing, how to get  mentally ‘tough’, how to improve flexibility and how to fitter and stronger for golf.
Today there is a plethora of information being offered about golf. Some of it correct, all of it interesting, but how much of it is relevant to you?  And how do you know which of these generic exercise tips is going to help you? Even if you trained using each one for …

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How To Choose The Right Bicycle Accessories That Will Make Riding Your Bike Fun And Safe

If you like riding your bike then you know it’s hard to ride without the best accessories.  Especially when you know a lot of the best accessories out there are for safety as well.
The one bike accessory that you will always need to wear and own is the bike helmet. A lot of states have made riding without one illegal. So you should wear one anyways to be on the safe side.
Also when you are taking a little bike trip on the road you need to be motorist friendly.  Even though a lot of drivers are good ones there are bad and you are also on a bike. Accidents happen and you can’t stop them …

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Perform Your Best Under Pressure in Sport

The biggest problem every athlete has is learning how to create unshakable confidence under pressure. Most sport psychologists will never tell you that virtually all athletes have the exact same reaction when they are not performing well.
First, they become frustrated and a bit angry.
Second, they lose their confidence, worried they’re going to get worse and worse.
Third, they tell themselves to ‘get over’ their loss of confidence put pressure on themselves to feel better, fast.
None of these reactions leads to consistent, magnificent athletic performance.
Performing your best under pressure in sport is a matter of emotional self-mastery in the key moments of competition.
Mastering Fear and Performance Anxiety
To be confident under pressure, you must know how to handle …

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Why Young Baseball Players Should Learn Each Position

One of the faults of young ballplayers and parents is to become a fixture in a position at an early age. For instance, some kids may only catch or play shortstop because that’s the position he likes the most or possibly the coach doesn’t trust any other player in those positions. Sometimes the parents only want the child to play the position he is best at. Well I believe this is wrong. Ballplayers need to be well rounded and be able to play just about every position on the field.
Let’s take a look at some great major league players who have switched positions at sometime in their professional career.
* Mark McGwire- Pitcher to 1B * …

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Why Soccer Not Popular In The States

I was a little tired able to elevate the sport of soccer, but I simply can not help myself. I know he wants to become the great USA but that is never going to happen. The problem is that everything is too boring to watch television. They are not score enough goals and the customer is still waiting so low. It reminds me completely hockey only without the ice and ice skates. The basic rules are the same and therefore the results. If hockey hasn ‘been able to give up soccer.
The only way it could become more interesting is that if soccer should consider changing the rules a little. They should try to make it …

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The ABC of Sailing

Test yourself on the ABC of sailing terms from The Yacht Market.
A is for… Aft – Towards the stern
B is for… Baggywrinkle – A soft covering for cables that prevents sail chafing from occurring.
C is for… Chock-a-block – Rigging blocks that are so tight against one another that they cannot be further tightened.
D is for… Deadeye – A round wooden plank which serves a similar purpose to a block in the standing rigging of large sailing vessels.
E is for… Embayed – The condition where a sailing vessel is confined between two capes or headlands, typically where the wind is blowing directly onshore.
F is for… Fathom – A unit of length equal to 6 feet (1.8 …

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Handball Day 1 Preview: China takes on powerhouse Norway

(BEIJING, August 8) — France and Angola are the first two teams to enter the field of play at the Olympic Sports Center Gymnasium and the home crowd will be eager to see China taking on European powerhouse Norway in the evening as the Women’s Handball competition at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games starts on Saturday, August 9.
Here is an overview of the contenders in Saturday’s prelims:
FRA v ANG
A fourth place at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games is the best Olympic result for France so far. Angola came ninth in Athens. Their best Olympic result to date came at the Atlanta 1996 Olympic Games when they finished seventh.
It’s the third consecutive appearance for the French …

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The Olympics – Origin

The aura that surrounds the single greatest physical competition the world knows is one that has it’s origins springing from Greek mythology. There are numerous legends that attribute the original games to different larger than life characters but the most popular one has Heracles (or Hercules) as the son of Zeus creating the Olympics as a tribute to his father. There is some dispute as to the date of the very first games but the most commonly accepted date is 776 BCE when the games were held in Olympia.
In line with the idea that they were a tribute to the god Zeus the games originally were more religious in nature and included sacrifices made to …

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Men’s Football Day 1 Preview: Top teams begin their Olympic campaign

The Men’s Football tournament of Beijing 2008 will kick off on August 7.
In the curtain-raising match, Group A team Australia will take on Serbia. The match is also Serbia’s first Olympic appearance as an independent nation since the break-up of the former Yugoslavia. Yugoslavia’s best Olympic result was at Los Angeles 1984 when it claimed a bronze medal.
The other Group A match will be between Argentina and Côte d’Ivoire. Argentina has won six consecutive FIFA World Youth Championship titles, including the most recent one in Canada in 2007. The defending gold medalist is poised to add another medal to its collection. With Sergio Aguero, Lionel Messi and …

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