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March 03, 2011
Cleare adjusting to collegiate coaching

Coach George Cleare got his first taste of indoor conference championships action this past weekend, when the Georgia University Bulldogs competed at the Southeastern Conference (SEC)?Championships.
As the assistant coach for women’s sprints, relays, jumps and multi-events, Cleare helped the Bulldogs to a sixth place finish in the women’s standings. The title was won by Louisiana State University (LSU), which scored 135 points. The University of Arkansas and Tennessee were second and third with 118 and 78 points respectively, and rounding out the top five positions were the Auburn Tigers and the University of Florida. The Tigers scored 57 points and the University of Florida Gators ...

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January 20, 2014
Husband and wife team win Marathon Bahamas

It was indeed a 'family affair' in Marathon Bahamas this Sunday, as the two overall titles from the running of the fifth annual event were captured by the husband and wife team of Justin and Melissa Gillette.
The dynamic duo were just one of many families that completed in the 26.2-mile course, which took runners on a picturesque route on the northern tip of New Providence. Justin won the men's overall title in 2:36.57 and Melissa took the female title in 3:04.01.
"It felt good to win," said men's winner Justin Gillette. "It was definitely a shock to my system, to go from eight
degrees (weather), and here we were running in about 65 or 70. Everybody here on the island was just so excited. It didn't matter what country you were from, they were cheering real loud so it was pretty fun to be a part of this and to win. I've never been to The Bahamas before, so I just thought it was a unique idea. It is winter time back home so the idea of going to an island in the middle of winter is always appealing. We brought the whole family down, my kids, my wife and my in-laws. We just made a nice little vacation out of it. It is nice to have matching awards in the house, it makes the trip feel a whole lot better."
While Justin said the wind was a bit of a problem for him around mile 16 or 17, Melissa said the wind actually helped to cool her down. She also said seeing her husband out front, made her push even harder.
She said: "I think it was a little different experience for me. The beginning was rough for me. I had to get adjusted to the temperature. For me, the wind actually helped to cool me down so I ran about four seconds faster in the second half, than what I ran the first half. I got into a rhythm later on."
The top masters male division was won by Bahamian Keithrell Hanna and visitor Michelle Walker took the top masters female spot. Hanna's time was 2:49.25 and Walker finished in 3:41.26. Hanna was the first Bahamian to cross the finish line. The Freeport, Grand Bahama native said: "It feels great and I give God thanks for the victory. I have been running for 30-plus years, from I was a little child.
"This is the my third marathon. I am getting ready for the Boston Marathon, I was just preparing myself and using this for bigger events. In Freeport, I run 15-20 miles every Saturday and Sunday, running the sand and on the grass."
A number of groups and organizations also competed in the annual event. One group in particular, the Kids of Courage, an organization based in New York, had more than 50 participants. The race, for one of their members Merra Herman, was special in more ways than one. Herman said: "Kids of Courage is fairly new to me, but it has been amazing. I used to do a lot of things, like getting myself up and keeping myself up emotionally. Sometimes I used to sit in class and I couldn't move my legs because I couldn't feel them. I used to be in tremendous pain. I used to say I don't know how I was going to get up, but now, whenever that happens, all I do is think about my wonderful counsellors, the wonderful staff and friends at Kids of Courage. It is just amazing because I never had that before. It also brought me and my family closer. My brother, he pushed me pretty much the whole way, and I don't think many siblings would have done that."
The top relay team in the male division was Pharmachem Technologies which posted a time of 3:23.27 for the win. Following them in a time of 4:00.27 was Iberolam. Strombus was third in 4:03.48. The Hillview Pathfinders clocked 4:11.46 for fourth and Deloitte As One came in fifth in 4:16.58. The Smoking Hot Mamas was the top female relay team, stopping the clock at 3:56.59. The Long Island Gals came in second and the Desperate Housewives team finished third in times of 3:59.34 and 4:11.26 respectively.
Winning the men's half marathon was Jonathan Volpi, in 1:11.27, and Angela Cobb took the women's half marathon in 1:26.23.

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January 26, 2012
Coach Evans guiding young Bahamians in Canada

Yet another Bahamian is overseas paving the way for his young countrymen to receive educational opportunities through sports.
Coach Ray Evans, who accepted the Athletic Director's job at Life Christian Academy in Ottawa, Canada last semester, currently has nine Bahamians under his wing - eight young men and one young lady. All of the youngsters are between the ages of 16 and 19, and all are a part of the varsity basketball squads.
Coach Evans said that the transition has been a difficult one, but they are all adjusting very well. A number of the players are strong contributors on the senior boys squad.
"It was tough for all of us initially, especially for me and my family because my wife had a government job and was in line for a promotion. To uproot my family just like that and move to a foreign country was quite an experience but it is one that I don't regret. I just want to thank my wife for allowing me to pursue this professional opportunity. I love her dearly because she really gave up a lot to help me have this opportunity to help others - to help young Bahamians fulfill their educational and athletic aspirations."
Young Bahamians up there with Evans are Donald Gibson from Tabernacle Baptist Academy, Jordan Jones and Justin Smith from Eight Mile Rock High School, Bijan Duncombe formerly of Catholic High School, Nathaniel Newbold Jr. from Jack Hayward High, Linroy Russell from Sunland Baptist, Demario Hepburn from St. George's and Alex Delancy from Gateway Academy in Bimini. Evans currently has his senior boys sporting a 14-3 win/loss record in their basketball season. In their last game on Tuesday, they prevailed by one point, 73-72, in double overtime.
"All of the boys are playing well," said Evans. "In the last tournament they played in, Justin Smith was the Tournament MVP (most valuable player), and Demario Hepburn was the 'Defensive Player of the Tournament'.
They were joined on the All-Tournament team by Donald Gibson; so they are contributing very strongly to the program. Justin was unable to play in the last game but the back-up point guard from Bimini, Alex, had a very good game. Donald led the way with 18 points and seven rebounds and hit the game-winning shot. More importantly, these young guys are getting the opportunity to be seen.
"A good number of NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) schools, D-II schools and junior colleges are interested in our kids. The numbers might not be there for the D-I schools but the goal is to get these kids tertiary level scholarships so that they can have the opportunities to be seen by D-I scouts and further their collegiate careers. They are drawing a lot of interest from the Canadian schools as well."
Evans, who served as the basketball coach of the Teleos Christian Cherubims before jetting for Canada, is hoping to recruit another six or seven Bahamians this September. He actually stumbled across the Athletic Director's job by mistake. In the summer of 2010, he was trying to get some of his players at Teleos off to schools in the United States when a school called Life Christian Academy in North Carolina was brought to his attention. He searched for the institution online, and ended up calling Life Christian in Canada as opposed to Life Christian in North Carolina. Be that as it may, the principal of the Canadian private high school expressed interest; they developed a good rapport, and a few months later, Evans was offered the Athletic Director's position.
"It's a great opportunity and I'm thankful for it," said Evans. "I'm just trying to help as many kids as possible from back home. Here, everyone likes the style of play that we use. They see that it has been successful. These kids are going to be able to adapt to college easily because of the many styles of play that we teach here at Life Christian. A lot of college coaches are liking what they see. The main difference between here and back home is that these boys wouldn't have the opportunities to be seen by so many coaches back home. I just want to say thanks to all of the parents who entrusted their kids in our care. They allowed them to be a part of our program, and I'm thankful for that."
Evans and his senior boys will finish their season in two big tournaments, the National Capital Classic from February 1-4 and the Falcon Classic from February 9-13. During the Easter break, Evans and some of his colleagues from Canada will come down here to The Bahamas to scout some of the local talent, and hopefully offer them scholastic opportunities in Canada.

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April 26, 2012
Jehu Timothee, 29

Funeral service for Jehu Timothee, 29 yrs., a resident of Sumner Street, Nassau Village & formerly of St. Louis Du Nord, Haiti, who died on 12th April, 2012, will be held at Solid Baptist Church, Kool Air Subdivision off Fox Hill Road, on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. Officiating will be Pastor Paul Justin, assisted by Bro. Rivet Petit DOS. Interment follows in Southern Cemetery, Cowpen & Spikenard Roads.Left to cherish his memories are his Parents: Belizaire & Marie Timothee; Sisters: Gladys & Esther Timothee;Brothers: Nehu, Moise & Baby Timothee; Foster Parents: John & Deborah Deleveaux; Special Friends: Yudi Thomas; Employers: Toby Austin & Deidre Fernander; Grandmother: Decius Timothee; Aunts: Cizelia, Marina, Altagrace & Charitable Timothee; Cousins: Rev. Paul Justin, Anthony, Renaud, Philony, Leonie, Leon, Maxene & Vilner Timothee, Lemoine, Jonas & Yvronie Justin, Herold & Evins Lubin; Numerous other relatives & friends including: Exmini & Renea Benoit.Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home, Market Street, from 10-6:00 p.m. on Friday & on Saturday at the church from 10:00 a.m. until service time.

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May 01, 2014
Economic development and deepening reform in China

In 2013, although faced with a complicated domestic and international situation, the CPC (Communist Party of China) Central Committee and the State Council led the people of all nationalities of China in thoroughly implementing the spirit of the 18th Party Congress, upheld the general ethos of "moving forward while maintaining stability", and adhered to the guideline that "the macro policy should be stable, micro policy flexible and social policy should support the bottom line", while maintaining steady growth, adjusting economic structures and forging ahead with reform, all while actively making innovations to the means of macro control. As a result, national economic and social development saw stabilized and accelerated growth and achieved a good start.
Economic performance fulfilled its target in 2013
The economy as a whole was stable and experienced comparatively fast growth in 2013. GDP for the year reached 56.88 trillion yuan (1 USD = 6.1 yuan), an increase of 7.7 percent over the previous year and in full accord with the targeted figure. China's government revenue increased by 10.1 percent to 12.91 trillion yuan and the deficit was 1.2 trillion yuan. Profits from industrial enterprises totaled 6.28 trillion yuan. It is gratifying that domestic demand continued to be the main driving force of growth. Retail sales of consumer goods totaled 23.78 trillion yuan, an increase of 13.1 percent. A number of new forms and areas of consumption were very vigorous, and the value of e-commerce transactions exceeded 10 trillion yuan, an increase of 19.3 percent. The contribution of domestic demand to economic growth reached 104.4 percent.
Meanwhile, overall price levels were basically stable. Consumer prices for the year rose 2.6 percent, within the targeted range. The work of purchasing, storing and releasing important commodities and of adjusting their imports and exports proceeded in good order.
Progress was made in structural adjustment and economic transformation
China has experienced three decades of super-fast growth at the expense of cheap costs. Now, we face more restrictions from limited natural resources and an ageing society. Domestic consumption should be the new growth engine. In 2013, the Chinese government comprehensively advanced economic structural reform and created sound systems and mechanisms for maintaining stable growth and carrying out structural adjustments.
China's economic adjustments have shown marked progress. Industrial structural adjustment proceeded steadily. Significant achievements were made in technological innovations and fostering emerging industries. The integration of urban and rural development proceeded in an orderly fashion. Development in multiple regions became better balanced. Efforts were accelerated to conserve energy, reduce emissions and protect the environment. According to statistics, the proportion of the manufacturing industry to GDP dropped for the first time. The growth rate in the less developed central and western parts of the country was much higher than in the richer eastern region in 2013, signaling more balanced development across the board.
An array of measures have successfully helped to transform the economy, such as using value-added tax to replace turnover tax and setting up the pilot Shanghai Free Trade Zone. China's fast development has proved the doomsayers wrong.
Meanwhile, China is putting forth efforts to use innovation to support and lead economic structural improvements and upgrades. Innovation is the motive force for adjusting and upgrading the economic structure. The government aims to make innovation the core of China's development endeavors, promote the full integration of science and technology with economic and social development, and elevate China's industries to a high level in the global value chain.
Deepening reform is the top priority for the Chinese government
The Chinese government has determined that the process of comprehensively deepening reform will be completed in seven years, and 2014 marks the first year. Reform is the primary theme of the government's agenda this year, with economic reform in particular being the paramount task. The direction of many reforms has been made clear and the measures have been readied for implementation. They can be divided into three categories. Those pertaining to the economy include streamlining administration and delegating power to lower levels, tax reform, financial reform and accelerating economic transformation. Those relating to social development and management include advancing urbanization, improving people's well-being and reforming the household registration system. Finally, reform in ecological progress comprises measures to advance the transformation of energy production and consumption.
China's reform used to be led by the government, but future reform will be a revolution imposed by the government on itself. This will be a painful process, which will call for not only great determination, but also great political wisdom. This year's reform measures are aimed at ensuring stable economic growth and avoiding unnecessary risks. Therefore, they must facilitate economic growth.
China's measures of comprehensive reform are also good news for the world economy. Because the fortunes of the Chinese economy are so incredibly linked with those of the global economy, sound economic and social development in China will bring opportunities to the wider world.
o Yuan Guisen is the ambassador of the People's Republic of China to The Bahamas.

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June 09, 2011
Mr. Althorne Brett Tootes Toote Sr., 32

Mr. Althorne Brett "Tootes" Toote Sr. age 32 years of Crawford Street, Oakes Field and formerly of Freeport, Grand Bahama will be held on Saturday, June 11, 2011 at 11am at Faith Temple Ministries International, Prince Charles Drive. Bishop Philemon R. Wilson, assisted by Rev. Carlos Thompson will officiate and burial will be in Lakeview Memorial Gardens and Mausoleums, John F. Kennedy Drive and Gladstone Road.
The Radiance of this "Topaz of A Gem" will always glow in the hearts of his: One Son: Althorne Toote Jr.; Three Daughters: Mylan Dean, Jasmine Cleare and Serenity Trembley; Mother: Loretta Marie Simms; Father: Brett Orville Toote; Step Father: Basil Simms; Step Mother: Sandra Toote; Two Brothers: Jonathan and Aaron Toote; One Adopted Brother: Darren Knowles; One Grandmother: Barbara Toote; Step Brothers and Sisters: Dexter McIntrye, Shindo, Shantell and Sherese Simms, Tanya Henfield and Shikera Knowles; Three Nieces: A'nya and Gabriella Toote and Devonya Knowles; Ten Uncles: Mark, Art, Stephen, Patrick and Al Francis, Hartley Wilkinson, Churton, Vaughn "Ricardo" Sr., Keith and Mario Toote; Twelve Aunts: Sabrina, Esther and Shorlette Francis, Theresa Burrows, Pamela Thompson, Marilyn, Sonja, Jacqueline, Deloris, Dersiree, Neisha and Edith Toote; Granduncles: Seron Adams of Nassau Bahamas and Kermit Bowe of New York; Grandaunts: Andrea McDonald of Miami, Florida, Marie Sealy of Freeport, Grand Bahama, Ruth Adams Edgecombe, Isa Strachan and Veronica Adams of Nassau, Bahamas and Nadine Lewis of Ohio; Numerous Cousins: D'Marco, Marcus, Tyler, Elan, Anson, Durana, Jem, Duran and Enriqua Francis, Georgette Robinson-Sands, Jacqueline Robinson, Nadia Rolle, India Wilson, Phillipa Armbrister, Jennika Lee, Shervonder Kemp, D'Angelo Bethel, Steven and Saasha Fountain, Tornesha, Stevana, Stephen Jr., and Tess Burrows, Adrian and Justin Carey, Harold and Betty Cash, Christen and Veron Charlton, Tinia Toote-Parker, Christopher and Kendra Toote-Cooper, Chana, Byron, Monique, Blain, Kenya, Sharon, Kevin, Keithra, Vaughnique, Javaughn, Vonrico, Vonya, Vaughn Jr. and Vaughnia Toote, Dominique and Denise Johnson, Chrislyn Dean, Trevor and Patricia Edgecome, Tia and Alexis Roberts, Merlin and Buttons Bowe, Devon and Carmen Strachan-Major, Mia, Anita and Len King, Calouise Williams, Donovan and Maria Laing, Maurice and Gayle McDonald, Raleigh Robinson and Joy Walker of Ohio, Joy Wilkinson-Moss, Chasserie, Mary Elizabeth and Churuse Sealy, Dion, Andrew, Davinia and Patria Thompson; God Sister: Nakesha Knowles-Kelly; Adopted Mothers: Rosemary Elvies, Margaret Gellineau, Dianna Simmons, Violet Patrick, Barbara Hanna, Arlene Sands and Pamela Sturrup; Adopted Sisters: Miriam Smith and Phillipa Brown; Other Loving Family and Friends Including: Bro. Clement Maycock, Sis. Patricia Ferguson, Bro. Emile Lesbot, Bro. Perry Decosta, Bro. Melvin Wallace, Tyrone Nabbie, Yvonne and Lester Flowers, Anise Bullard, Betty Henchell, Naomi Lubronson, Debbie Allen, Kristina Miller, Anjamarie Charles, Bro. Simms, Dr. Michael and Antonya Toote, Tamara Lockhart, Divinia Dean, Sivanna Cleare, Justina Trembley, Adrian Tinker, Ceri Howells, Kirk and Kyle Wilson, Terrell Culmer, Roy Minnis, Mark Davis, Ted Kay, John Carey, Eugia Edwards of Florida, Mark Dillard, Marshall Neymour, Gravin "Lukkie" Woodside, Changamarie (Co) Carey, Justin Sands, Nakiel Russell, Ezra Rolle, Jay, Shantanica Cooper, Percel Sturrup, Tara Clare and their families; The Edwards, Lockharts, Francis, Toote, Simms, Turnquests, Smiths, Burrows, Bethels, Lightbournes, Newbolds, Laings, Stubbs, Jones and Youngs Families.
Special Thanks To: Hon. Leslie O. Miller, Michael Fernandez, Maudline Hanna, Claudette Gibson, Eric Messmer, Shornette Smith, Lina Camacho, Princess Pinnock, Christine Russell, The Crawford Street Community, The Ringwood Drive Community, Freport Grand Bahama, Freeport Seventh Day Adventist Church, Family Guardian Freeport, Grand Bahama, The Adelaide Seventh Day Adventist Church.
Visitation will be in the "Emerald Suite" Emerald Ridge Mortuary & Monument Company Ltd. #20 Claridge Road on Friday, June 10, 2011 from 1pm to 6pm there will be no viewing at the church.
In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to Althorne Brett Toote Sr. children's educational fund at any Royal Bank of Canada Branch Account number 7516024.
 
 

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December 12, 2014
NFL WEEK 15

Sheldon's picks

SHELDON LONGLEY
Guardian Sports Editor
slongley@nasguard.com
WEEK 14: 9-7
OVERALL: 130-77-1
(DEFENDING CHAMPION)

WEEK 15
Thursday's game
Arizona Cardinals at St. Louis Rams, 8:25 p.m.
The Cards have been the top team in this division all season long, but the Rams have played aggressively, and have certainly been no pushover. Their pass rush in particular has created havoc on opposing quarterbacks in their most recent games. The Cards are trying to wrap up the division title, but I have to go with the Rams in an upset in this one. I'm particularly impressed with their defense in recent weeks, shutting out two opponents in back-to-back weeks. Besides, they've really solidified the quarterback position with the return of Shaun Hill. I think they'll be effective on offense, and domineering on defense in this Thursday night affair.
Rams 23, Cardinals 20

Sunday's games
Pittsburgh Steelers at Atlanta Falcons, 1 p.m.
The Steelers just might have saved their season with that big win over the Bengals last week. Here's where it gets difficult for them though. They travel to Atlanta this week, and then host the Chiefs and Bengals in their final two games. I'm making a bold prediction right now, and giving the final two playoff spots in the American Football Conference (AFC) to the Ravens and Dolphins. As for the Falcons, they end the season against the Saints and Panthers so they really control their own destiny as far as winning the National Football Conference's (NFC) South Division is concerned. This one should really be a high-scoring battle, but I'll give the edge to the Falcons in the dome. It might be close, but they'll get the job done and finally win a game against an AFC North opponent.
Falcons 37, Steelers 34

Jacksonville Jaguars at Baltimore Ravens, 1 p.m.
The Ravens are in full playoff mode right now. That was evident with that statement win over the Dolphins in Miami last week. Justin Forsett is running like an animal, and that defense is bringing the pressure from the ends and up the middle. The Jaguars aren't strong enough to play the role of spoiler successfully. They're near the bottom of the league in run defense, so expect a heavy dose of Forsett and Bernard Pierce in this one for the Ravens. The effectiveness of Steve Smith Sr. in the passing game will only add to the woes of the Jags in this one.
Ravens 30, Jaguars 16

Green Bay Packers at Buffalo Bills, 1 p.m.
Speaking of teams in full playoff mode, the Packers might just be the class of the NFC right now. They've risen to No. 1 in the power rankings and will most likely be the top seed in the NFC heading into the playoffs. The only weakness I see with the Packers right now is on the defensive end, and that might haunt them when they go up against the likes of Seattle and the "Legion of Boom" in the playoffs. Meanwhile, this Bills team is a sneaky bunch. Quite frankly, their pass rush and ball-hawking secondary scares me. They could certainly bring the pressure defensively, but offensively I don't know if they'll be able to score enough points to keep with Aaron Rodgers and the Pack.
Packers 27, Bills 20

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Carolina Panthers, 1 p.m.
If Cam Newton was playing in this one, I'd take Carolina in a heartbeat. However, he suffered two transverse fractures in his back in an accident on Tuesday when his truck overturned. With Derek Anderson under center for the Panthers now, I'm not sure how they'll do. One thing I'm certain about though, is that defense they played on Drew Brees and the Saints last week. They held the high-powered Saints to less than 300 yards passing and forced a couple of turnovers. It might not be the same dominating defense that was led by Greg Hardy last year, but there is some talent there. I think they'll have an encore performance at home, particularly against a Bucs team that just can't seem to do anything right.
Panthers 24, Buccaneers 20

Cincinnati Bengals at Cleveland Browns, 1 p.m.
The Johnny Manziel era is officially underway in Cleveland. They're still very much alive in the playoff race but then again so are the Bengals who have high aspirations of locking up the division title. I think the Bengals will finally create some separation between themselves and the bottom feeders in this division. Quite frankly, they're a much better team than the Browns at this point. The Browns defeated them soundly in Cincy earlier this season, and don't think for a second that the Bengals forgot that. In fact, after that game, Bengals' rookie running back Jeremy Hill went on record to say that the Bengals are still better than the Browns. I think they'll come out and prove it on Sunday.
Bengals 27, Browns 21

Houston Texans at Indianapolis Colts, 1 p.m.
The Colts could wrap up a division title with a victory over the Texans on Sunday. I fully expect them to take advantage of that, especially in their own building. I think Andrew Luck will have the league's number one offense clicking on all cylinders. The Colts' third-year quarterback is in the Most Valuable Player (MVP) discussion right now, even though most expect that to go to Aaron Rodgers. Luck could very well break Peyton Manning's single-season passing record this year. Even if he doesn't he'll certainly top the 5,000-yard passing mark for the first time in his career. With Luck passing the ball all over the field, the Texans will watch as their slim playoff hopes fade away.
Colts 33, Texans 23

Miami Dolphins at New England Patriots, 1 p.m.
Like the Colts, Tom Brady and the Pats could also wrap up their division with a win on Sunday. Unlike the Colts, I think they'll fail miserably though. The Dolphins is one of those teams that always give Brady and the Pats problems, no matter where they play - in South Florida or up north in Foxborough. The pass rush of the Dolphins has slowed down in recent weeks, but the Pats don't really have the blockers to keep the likes of Cameron Wake and Olivier Vernon off Tom Brady. On the other side of the ball, despite an ailing Dolphins' offensive line, the Pats don't have the pass rushers to bring pressure consistently like the Ravens did last week. I think that will make a huge difference in this AFC East battle.
Dolphins 27, Patriots 24

Oakland Raiders at Kansas City Chiefs, 1 p.m.
It's now or never for the Kansas City Chiefs. They'll probably have to win out in order to make the playoffs. Fortunately for them, they have the Raiders coming to town this week, so that should be able to stop the bleeding from three straight losses. Don't expect the Chiefs to lay an egg and hand the Raiders another victory like they did three weeks ago. With the Steelers and Chargers lurking on the schedule, they need to win this game if they want to make the playoffs. I think they'll get back to smash mouth football with Jamaal Charles leading the way on offense, and Justin Houston and Tamba Hali wreaking havoc on defense.
Chiefs 24, Raiders 13

Washington Redskins at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m.
It appears that Colt McCoy will get the nod over Robert Griffin III (RG3) for the Redskins again this week. I think the 'Skins might be better off going back to RG3. In his latest outing last week, McCoy couldn't get anything going offensively against the Rams, and that was at home. Despite his sporadic play, RG3 has never been shut out in his career. Be that as it may, the 'Skins have many issues they need to address, not just at the quarterback position. Defensively, I don't know if they'll be able to do anything much against Eli Manning and the Giants. Andre Williams had 131 yards on the ground for the Giants last week, and Odell Beckham Jr. is racking up the yards through the air.
Giants 31, Redskins 17

Denver Broncos at San Diego Chargers, 4:05 p.m.
Peyton Manning and the Broncos also have division clinching aspirations this weekend, and they're the only team that can do it on the road, silencing the opposing crowd. Watching the Chargers play last week, they struggled in the second half to get anything going offensively. If they can't muster up a consistent offensive attack against the Pats' 13th ranked defense then I don't expect them to have much success against the fourth ranked unit of the Broncos. On the other side of the ball, Peyton and the Broncos don't take much drives off, no matter who is on the other side of the field. I think they'll have another balanced offensive attack on Sunday, and send the Chargers reeling to another home loss.
Broncos 34, Chargers 23

N.Y. Jets at Tennessee Titans, 4:05 p.m.
The only reason I'm picking the Jets in this game is because of Chris Johnson returning to Nashville, and wanting to prove to the Titans that letting him go was a mistake. I expect for him to have a big day against his former team running the ball. Besides, Head Coach Rex Ryan is finally letting Geno Smith throw the ball, and last week, the results weren't that bad even though he did throw another pick six. Apart from that, he completed 18-of-29 passes for 254 yards. The Jets right now are basically playing for the jobs of Ryan and General Manager John Idzik. As for Smith, he might be playing for his own job for next year.
Jets 23, Titans 16

Minnesota Vikings at Detroit Lions, 4:25 p.m.
The Lions control their own destiny in the playoff race, and could actually still wrestle the division title away from the Packers if they win out. As spirited and rejuvenated as the Vikings has been this season, I don't think they'll be able to go into Detroit and leave with a win on Sunday. The Matthew Stafford to Calvin "Megatron" Johnson is connecting for the Lions, and they're getting good production out of Joique Bell on the ground. Besides, Reggie Bush is back for this team and that only adds to the offensive arsenal of the Lions. They'll get a big win at home this week, and maintain pace with the Packers in the NFC North.
Lions 34, Vikings 20

San Francisco 49ers at Seattle Seahawks, 4:25 p.m.
The Niners playoff hopes for 2014 have just about vanished. That was evident with that loss they suffered to the lowly Raiders last week. Looking forward to next year, Head Coach Jim Harbaugh might be out of a job, but the Niners should have a healthy Patrick Willis and NaVorro Bowman coming back to go along with the Smith tandem of Aldon and Justin. Their defense will be dominant again, but for now, the 'Hawks would love nothing better than to put the final nail in the coffins of their nemesis and division rival. Look for the Seahawks to take complete control of this game, and send the Niners reeling to another loss.
Seahawks 27, 49ers 16

Dallas Cowboys at Philadelphia Eagles, 8:30 p.m.
This division battle on Sunday night could very well determine the winner of the NFC East title. I expect it to go pretty much like the Thanksgiving Day affair in which the Eagles blasted the Cowboys. The Cowboys have two of the better skilled position players in football in Dez Bryant and DeMarco Murray, but the Eagles are more well-rounded. Each time they've had a loss this season, Chip Kelly and crew have followed it up with a dominant victory. I don't think this week will be any different. The Eagles haven't lost two straight games all year, and it won't start now.
Eagles 37, Cowboys 20

Monday's game
New Orleans Saints at Chicago Bears, 8:30 p.m.
I can't even trust the Bears to play the role of spoiler effectively. I had them in a potential upset against the Cowboys last week, and their defense was deplorable. DeMarco Murray had almost 200 yards on the ground on them, and Tony Romo passed for three scores against no interceptions. Drew Brees and the Saints will have a field day on Monday night. The only thing that might save the Bears in this game is if it's snowing in the "Windy City". If that's the case, Brees and the Saints might have problems passing the ball, but a steady dose of Mark Ingram should help them in their task of knocking off the Bears.
Saints 30, Bears 28

Naughty's picks

NAUGHTY (HOT 91.7FM)
Radio Personality
naughtyradio@gmail.com
WEEK 14: 11-5
OVERALL: 139-68-1

WEEK 15
Once again, Naughty was late with his picks. He claims that due lack of time this week, he'll just be able to send in the scores. Go figure!

Thursday's game
Arizona Cardinals at St. Louis Rams, 8:25 p.m.
Rams 24, Cardinals 20

Sunday's games
Pittsburgh Steelers at Atlanta Falcons, 1 p.m.
Steelers 24, Falcons 23

Jacksonville Jaguars at Baltimore Ravens, 1 p.m.
Ravens 31, Jaguars 17

Green Bay Packers at Buffalo Bills, 1 p.m.
Packers 27, Bills 20

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Carolina Panthers, 1 p.m.
Panthers 23, Buccaneers 20

Cincinnati Bengals at Cleveland Browns, 1 p.m.
Browns 21, Bengals 20

Houston Texans at Indianapolis Colts, 1 p.m.
Colts 27, Texans 20

Miami Dolphins at New England Patriots, 1 p.m.
Patriots 24, Dolphins 17

Oakland Raiders at Kansas City Chiefs, 1 p.m.
Chiefs 31, Raiders 17

Washington Redskins at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m.
Giants 27, Redskins 17

Denver Broncos at San Diego Chargers, 4:05 p.m.
Broncos 31, Chargers 27

N.Y. Jets at Tennessee Titans, 4:05 p.m.
Jets 20, Titans 17

Minnesota Vikings at Detroit Lions, 4:25 p.m.
Lions 27, Vikings 20

San Francisco 49ers at Seattle Seahawks, 4:25 p.m.
Seahawks 24, 49ers 20

Dallas Cowboys at Philadelphia Eagles, 8:30 p.m.
Cowboys 27, Eagles 24 - Overtime

Monday's game
New Orleans Saints at Chicago Bears, 8:30 p.m.
Bears 24, Saints 20

Jammal's picks

JAMMAL SMITH
Guardian NFL Analyst
njsmith242@gmail.com
WEEK 14: 14-2
OVERALL: 136-71-1

WEEK 15
Thursday's game
Arizona Cardinals at St. Louis Rams, 8:25 p.m.
This game is absolutely vital for the Cardinals to win because this marks the start of three straight division games to close out the season. If they go 1-2 or 0-3 over the next three weeks, they could very well be out of the playoff picture. The Rams will be a very tough opponent and the way they play at home makes it hard for me to believe Arizona can get a crucial road win. I expect this to be a low-scoring affair, but I like St. Louis playing a smash mouth game and securing the victory.
Rams 17, Cardinals 12

Sunday's games
Pittsburgh Steelers at Atlanta Falcons, 1 p.m.
It's a good thing my Falcons are unbeaten in the division because they have been pretty bad playing teams outside of the NFC South. That division record is keeping them alive for playoff contention, while Pittsburgh has to win out to ensure themselves of a wild card spot. The status of Julio Jones is uncertain, recovering from bruised ribs after his huge night against the Packers on Monday. If he's not 100 percent, then Atlanta will have a tough time putting points on the board. Steelers' running back Le'Veon Bell has arguably been the best back in football and I expect him to have another big day en route to an important victory in the Georgia Dome.
Steelers 24, Falcons 16

Jacksonville Jaguars at Baltimore Ravens, 1 p.m.
After the Ravens' very impressive win last week against a good Miami team in South Florida, I can't imagine a North Florida Jaguars team going into chilly Baltimore and keeping this game close. The Ravens are on a mission and they won't drop a crucial game to a bad team.
Ravens 31, Jaguars 10

Green Bay Packers at Buffalo Bills, 1 p.m.
Kyle Orton will have another tall task trying to keep pace with Aaron Rodgers' high-octane offense, and quite frankly I don't think he can put up more than 21 points with his arm. The Packers is the hottest team in the league. I just don't see the Bills stampeding over them.
Packers 31, Bills 21

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Carolina Panthers, 1 p.m.
With Cam Newton's car accident sidelining him for this game, I believe it really hurt Carolina's chances to make a late playoff surge to win the NFC South. I don't know if this game will result in a loss because of his absence since Derek Anderson is a solid backup, but the Panthers will have to pick up its intensity on defense and have great production in the run game. I believe Carolina will survive, but the next two weeks might be a different story.
Panthers 23, Buccaneers 21

Cincinnati Bengals at Cleveland Browns, 1 p.m.
The "Johnny Football" era begins in Week 15 of the season, where the Browns are trying to keep their playoff hopes alive. Personally, I think this move will hurt Cleveland because it's too late in the season to change the quarterback and the Bengals will be locked in defensively to keep their division lead in the AFC North. I expect Cincy to make Johnny Manziel's debut a miserable one and secure a key division win.
Bengals 27, Browns 7

Houston Texans at Indianapolis Colts, 1 p.m.
The Colts can officially lock up the AFC South with a win against the Texans on Sunday and I believe they will do so behind another strong performance from Andrew Luck. I don't think Houston will lay down and concede defeat, but Indy will handle business and keep their chances for home field advantage alive.
Colts 30, Texans 20

Miami Dolphins at New England Patriots, 1 p.m.
Miami had an opportunity to control their own destiny in the playoff race with a win last week, but now they will have to win out and rely on tiebreakers to get them a wild card berth. New England has revenge on their minds after the Dolphins pulled off the upset at the start of the season, and I believe that this game won't be very close after the second quarter. Expect a big day from Tom Brady en route to a comfortable victory.
Patriots 34, Dolphins 16

Oakland Raiders at Kansas City Chiefs, 1 p.m.
Even though the Raiders pulled off a very impressive win against the 49ers last week, I don't see them having much of a chance against a Chiefs team trying to get back in the win column. Jamaal Charles will have a great day on the ground, and a wide receiver will catch a touchdown pass for the first time this season.
Chiefs 28, Raiders 10

Washington Redskins at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m.
Washington has a chance to pull off an upset here, but with all of the internal turmoil that's happening with that team I don't think winning football games is a priority any more. As long as Eli Manning can be decent on Sunday, the G-men should emerge victorious.
Giants 27, Redskins 17

Denver Broncos at San Diego Chargers, 4:05 p.m.
Denver has switched up their offensive formula. They have added a heavy dose of running to their already potent passing attack led by Peyton Manning. That game plan will have to be executed effectively in order to leave San Diego with a victory. I believe the Broncos will have a tough time getting this win. The Chargers are playing some good football, but their lack of talent to match Denver's own will prove to be the difference in this game. This is essentially a playoff game for them, and although they may keep it close, the Broncos will be too much for them.
Broncos 23, Chargers 17

N.Y. Jets at Tennessee Titans, 4:05 p.m.
As long as Geno Smith is the starter for the Jets, they won't win another game. The Titan fans will have something to cheer about on Sunday for a change.
Titans 27, Jets 16

Minnesota Vikings at Detroit Lions, 4:25 p.m.
The Vikings have been playing some solid football over the past several weeks and I believe this team will be much improved next season. They will try to play the role of spoiler this week and foil Detroit's chances at a playoff berth, but I don't see the Lions dropping a pivotal division game at home. As long as Detroit's defense can keep the pressure on Teddy "Two Gloves" Bridgewater and play discipline football, then they should capture this win at home.
Lions 28, Vikings 17

San Francisco 49ers at Seattle Seahawks, 4:25 p.m.
This would've been my pick for game of the week, but the 49ers are in such disarray that this game won't be close for long. Seattle has its sights set on winning the NFC West and that championship pedigree is starting to show late in the season. Russell Wilson will once again be stellar in a win and Colin "One Read" Kaepernick will come up short.
Seahawks 24, 49ers 10

Dallas Cowboys at Philadelphia Eagles, 8:30 p.m.
Dallas has revenge on their minds after Philly embarrassed them on Thanksgiving Day and I believe the Cowboys will do just that on Sunday night. Tony Romo would love to change his December reputation and play at a high level and I believe he will play a mistake-free game and put his team in a position to win. If Romo can get going early, then it will make DeMarco "Spray Tan" Murray's job much easier and put the pressure on Mark Sanchez to keep pace. If Dallas can follow the blueprint Seattle laid out to beat the Eagles to perfection, then I see no reason why they can't secure their 10th victory of the year.
Cowboys 30, Eagles 17

Monday's game
New Orleans Saints at Chicago Bears, 8:30 p.m.
With both of these quarterbacks struggling this year and their teams underachieving, all we can hope for in this Monday night match-up is an entertaining shootout. The Saints still have something at stake, and I believe that they will play with a sense of urgency and try to keep their season alive. With Brandon Marshall out for the season, Jay Cutler will actually be less predictable and can move the ball amongst his receivers better. As tempting as it is to believe Chicago will defend Soldier Field on a cold December night, I have to trust my Super Bowl pick to actually win a game for a change.
Saints 28, Bears 20

Teej's picks

TONY 'TEEJ' GRANT JR.
Guardian NFL Analyst
grant.g83@gmail.com
WEEK 14: 9-7
OVERALL: 121-86-1

WEEK 15
Thursday's game
Arizona Cardinals at St. Louis Rams, 8:25 p.m.
The Rams have a legitimate shot at winning this game tonight. Jeff Fisher has been winning the coaching battles against opponents and he has motivated this group to be physical on the field. However, the Cardinals are very well coached as well, and despite the injuries, they have been solid on defense and just enough on offense. The Cardinals will be solid, but these divisional match-ups are always tough on the road. I think the Rams squeak one out.
Rams 17, Cardinals 16

Sunday's games
Pittsburgh Steelers at Atlanta Falcons, 1 p.m.
The Steelers have been okay on the road and not so good at home. Playing against the Falcons who have high hopes to win their division, they will have all they can handle. Even though these teams are not in the same division, this will be treated like a playoff game because it is a must-win for both teams. I think the home field will be more beneficial for the Falcons, and Matt Ryan pulls out a clutch, late game win in the last 60 seconds of this one.
Falcons 27, Steelers 23

Jacksonville Jaguars at Baltimore Ravens, 1 p.m.
The Ravens smell the playoffs, and the Jaguars are in their way. I can't imagine the Jaguars being spoilers. They have been horrible this year.
Ravens 24, Jaguars 13

Green Bay Packers at Buffalo Bills, 1 p.m.
This game is a bit scary for the Packers. They go on the road to a town in western New York that waits for Sundays just to watch their Bills play. The Packers haven't been great on the road, but they sit in a prime position to be in control over the whole NFC going into the postseason. I think Aaron Rodgers will have his issues with the league leaders in sacks, but it won't be enough to stop him. The Packers will win a close one.
Packers 27, Bills 24

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Carolina Panthers, 1 p.m.
At 4-8-1, the Panthers are one win away from being in first place in the NFC South. That is one reason why we know the current playoff format is absolute trash. Why should a team that can't reach the .500 mark be allowed into the postseason? Unfortunately, Cam Newton is out of this game, but fortunately for them, they play the Buccaneers. The Panthers will pull out an impressive win in this one.
Panthers 24, Buccaneers 13

Cincinnati Bengals at Cleveland Browns, 1 p.m.
Finally the moment we all want to see has come. Johnny Manziel, better known as "Johnny Football", will get the start in Cleveland against the Bengals on Sunday. I think Manziel will play great, but I think the Bengals have revenge on their minds, and Andy Dalton won't put up a stinker like he did last month against this team.
Bengals 23, Browns 21

Houston Texans at Indianapolis Colts, 1 p.m.
The Texans have been playing well down the stretch of this season, but the Colts have won the last three games, and they look to extend that streak going into the end of the season.
Colts 31, Texans 23

Miami Dolphins at New England Patriots, 1 p.m.
The Dolphins manhandled the Patriots the first game of the season, but this game will be a bit different. The Patriots are hot, and they are a force going into the postseason. The Dolphins are looking weaker every week going into the postseason, and for that reason, the Patriots should win this game at home.
Patriots 34, Dolphins 24

Oakland Raiders at Kansas City Chiefs, 1 p.m.
The Raiders whipped the Chiefs earlier this season, and the Chiefs will not let that happen again, especially at home.
Chiefs 24, Raiders 16

Washington Redskins at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m.
The Redskins is the saddest organization in football at the moment. With all of the uncertainty surrounding the team, I can't imagine that they will be focused and ready to play on Sunday against the Giants.
Giants 27, Redskins 13

Denver Broncos at San Diego Chargers, 4:05 p.m.
The Chargers are trying to make the push to grab a wildcard spot, but the Broncos are making a push to win the top seed in the AFC. The Broncos win just because of talent and determination.
Broncos 28, Chargers 17

N.Y. Jets at Tennessee Titans, 4:05 p.m.
Chris Johnson returns to Tennessee, and he will put on one more show for the Titans fans. I think Chris Johnson will run for 150 yards and two touchdowns, and the Jets will win.
Jets 23, Titans 15

Minnesota Vikings at Detroit Lions, 4:25 p.m.
The Lions hope to grab a wildcard spot. They need to play desperate football to get a spot in the postseason. Desperation wins this game for the Lions.
Lions 24, Vikings 20

San Francisco 49ers at Seattle Seahawks, 4:25 p.m.
The 49ers and the Seahawks are going in different directions. The Seahawks beat the 49ers earlier in the season, and now they prepare to sweep them. The 49ers with Alex Smith there would be an NFC West leader right now. With Colin Kaepernick, they may end up a game outside of last place.
Seahawks 24, 49ers 17

Dallas Cowboys at Philadelphia Eagles, 8:30 p.m.
The Cowboys have to prove to me that they can win in December, especially on the road. Until they prove that, I am going with the other side.
Eagles 31, Cowboys 24

Monday's game
New Orleans Saints at Chicago Bears, 8:30 p.m.
Both of these teams are 5-8. The Saints at 5-8 have the same record as their division leaders, the Falcons, in the NFC South. The Bears at 5-8 sit at the bottom of the NFC North, so even though one team hopes to land a spot in the playoffs, the other team has no chance. It's not fair, but it is the way the NFL is set up. Having said that, I have no faith in the Saints at home. They are not at home, so I am picking them to win over the Brandon Marshall-less Bears.
Saints 35, Bears 24

Overall standings
Devin Francis
WEEK 14: 12-4
OVERALL: 143-64-1
Week 15 Picks: Cardinals, Steelers, Ravens, Packers, Panthers, Bengals, Colts, Patriots, Chiefs, Giants, Broncos, Jets, Lions, Seahawks, Eagles and Bears.

Naughty (Hot 91.7FM)
WEEK 14: 11-5
OVERALL: 139-68-1
Week 15 Picks: Rams, Steelers, Ravens, Packers, Panthers, Browns, Colts, Patriots, Chiefs, Giants, Broncos, Jets, Lions, Seahawks, Cowboys and Bears.

Jammal Smith
WEEK 14: 14-2
OVERALL: 136-71-1
Week 15 Picks: Rams, Steelers, Ravens, Packers, Panthers, Bengals, Colts, Patriots, Chiefs, Giants, Broncos, Titans, Lions, Seahawks, Cowboys and Saints.

Wally Ferguson
WEEK 14: 12-4
OVERALL: 135-72-1
Week 15 Picks: Rams, Steelers, Ravens, Packers, Panthers, Browns, Colts, Dolphins, Chiefs, Giants, Broncos, Jets, Lions, Seahawks, Eagles and Saints.

Royston Jones Jr.
WEEK 14: 11-5
OVERALL: 135-72-1
Week 15 Picks: Rams, Steelers, Ravens, Packers, Panthers, Bengals, Colts, Patriots, Chiefs, Giants, Broncos, Titans, Lions, Seahawks, Eagles and Bears.

Brad Hanna
WEEK 14: 14-2
OVERALL: 134-73-1
Week 15 Picks: Rams, Steelers, Ravens, Packers, Panthers, Browns, Colts, Patriots, Chiefs, Giants, Broncos, Titans, Lions, Seahawks, Eagles and Saints.

Kermit Rahming
WEEK 14: 11-5
OVERALL: 133-74-1
Week 15 Picks: Cardinals, Falcons, Ravens, Packers, Panthers, Browns, Colts, Dolphins, Chiefs, Giants, Broncos, Jets, Lions, Seahawks, Eagles and Saints.

Brent Dean
WEEK 14: 11-5
OVERALL: 132-75-1
Week 15 Picks: Rams, Steelers, Ravens, Packers, Panthers, Bengals, Colts, Patriots, Chiefs, Giants, Chargers, Jets, Lions, Seahawks, Cowboys and Saints.

Tito Butler
WEEK 14: 12-4
OVERALL: 130-77-1
Week 15 Picks: Cardinals, Steelers, Ravens, Packers, Panthers, Bengals, Colts, Patriots, Chiefs, Giants, Broncos, Jets, Lions, Seahawks, Eagles and Bears.

Reggie Ocean
WEEK 14: 10-6
OVERALL: 130-77-1
Week 15 Picks: Rams, Steelers, Ravens, Packers, Panthers, Browns, Colts, Patriots, Chiefs, Giants, Broncos, Jets, Lions, Seahawks, Eagles and Bears.

Sheldon Longley (Defending Champion)
WEEK 14: 9-7
OVERALL: 130-77-1
Week 15 Picks: Rams, Falcons, Ravens, Packers, Panthers, Bengals, Colts, Dolphins, Chiefs, Giants, Broncos, Jets, Lions, Seahawks, Eagles and Saints.

Antoinne Robinson
WEEK 14: 10-6
OVERALL: 128-79-1
Week 15 Picks: Rams, Steelers, Ravens, Packers, Panthers, Bengals, Colts, Patriots, Chiefs, Giants, Broncos, Titans, Lions, Seahawks, Eagles and Saints.

Stephen "Steebie J" Johnson
WEEK 14: 9-7
OVERALL: 128-79-1
Week 15 Picks: Rams, Falcons, Ravens, Packers, Buccaneers, Bengals, Colts, Patriots, Chiefs, Giants, Broncos, Titans, Lions, Seahawks, Eagles and Saints.

Juan McCartney
WEEK 14: 12-4
OVERALL: 127-80-1
Week 15 Picks: Cardinals, Steelers, Ravens, Packers, Buccaneers, Browns, Colts, Patriots, Chiefs, Giants, Broncos, Jets, Lions, Seahawks, Cowboys and Saints.

Simba French
WEEK 14: 12-4
OVERALL: 125-82-1
Week 15 Picks: Cardinals, Steelers, Ravens, Packers, Panthers, Browns, Texans, Patriots, Chiefs, Giants, Broncos, Jets, Lions, Seahawks, Cowboys and Bears.

Randy Smith
WEEK 14: 10-6
OVERALL: 123-84-1
Week 15 Picks: Rams, Steelers, Ravens, Packers, Buccaneers, Bengals, Colts, Patriots, Chiefs, Giants, Broncos, Titans, Lions, Seahawks, Cowboys and Saints.

Tony "Teej" Grant Jr.
WEEK 14: 9-7
OVERALL: 121-86-1
Week 15 Picks: Rams, Falcons, Ravens, Packers, Panthers, Bengals, Colts, Patriots, Chiefs, Giants, Broncos, Jets, Lions, Seahawks, Eagles and Saints.

Richard Rudon
WEEK 14: 11-5
OVERALL: 119-88-1
Week 15 Picks: Rams, Steelers, Ravens, Packers, Panthers, Bengals, Colts, Dolphins, Chiefs, Giants, Broncos, Titans, Lions, Seahawks, Cowboys and Saints.

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Johnson, 23, and Glinton, 32, are accused of being concerned together and intentionally causing the death of Justin at Explorer's Way on July 12, 2011.

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October 09, 2011
Daegu World Championships re-visited

Men's Track Events

100m

This was probably one of the most anticipated events in the championships. World record holder and defending champion Usain Bolt was seventh in the season's best list at 9.88 seconds with countryman Asafa Powell in the lead at 9.78 seconds. Tyson Gay, who had beaten Bolt last year, had the season's second best time at 9.79 seconds. Gay got injured at the U.S. Championships and days prior to the opening, Powell pulled out.

The 100m then should have been a cakewalk for Bolt. He was on the front of the daily program. In the first round heats, Bahamian Adrian Griffith was the first to suffer from the new false start rule which had been in effect from January of 2010. He was out after one false start. In the semi-final, it was Dwain Chambers of Great Britain who had served a four years ban from competition due to a doping offense. He had run second to Bolt in the first round.

Justin Gatlin, the Athens Olympic Champion and Helsinki Champion was back after serving a four-year suspension for doping. He ran 10.31 seconds for second in the first round and 10.23 seconds for fourth in the second, not advancing to the final. Jamaican Yohan Blake won the first semi-final in a season's best of 9.95 seconds, Usain Bolt the second in 10.05 seconds, and Kim Collins, the 2003 Champion the third in 10.08 seconds.

The unimaginable happened in the final. Usain Bolt, who everybody said did not have to worry about his start, false started. It was clear and Bolt took off his jersey as he ran down the straight away. This caused numerous people to question the existence of the no fault start rule. The question now was who will win?Was it going to be Jamaica's Nesta Carter, France's Christophe Lemaitre or Jamaica's Blake?

Blake was the clear winner at 9.92 seconds, a season's best with the USA's Walter Dix in second in 10.08 seconds. The old reliable Kim Collins, the 2003 Champion and 2007 bronze medalist, at 35 years of age, finished with the bronze medal, in 10.09 seconds.

At 21, Frenchman Lemaitre finished in fourth place with a 10.19 seconds clocking, Daniel Bailey from Antigua and Barbuda finished fifth in 10.26 seconds, France's Jimmy Vicaut at age 19 finished in fifth place in 10.26 seconds, and Jamaica's Nesta Carter a surprising seventh in 10.95 seconds. Blake became the second Jamaican to win the 100m at the World Championships.

200m

After the false start by Bolt in the 100 meters(m)everybody was waiting to see how he would do in the 200m, his favorite event. The first round and semi-final were held on Thursday, September 2.

Bolt lead the first round qualifiers in 20.30 seconds. The USA's Walter Dix had the second best first round time at 20.42 seconds with Bahamian Michael Mathieu running the third best first round time, running in Bolt's heat, in 20.46 seconds. France's Christopher Lemaitre had the best time in the semi-finals, running 20.17 seconds, a season's best. Bolt ran 20.31 seconds and Dix ran 20.37 seconds.

In the final, Panamanian Alonso Edward, the silver medalist from Berlin, did not finish. Bolt won with an impressive clocking of 19.40 seconds, the best time in the world this season, and the fourth best time ever, behind only Bolt's world record of 19.19 seconds, Bolt's 19.30 seconds at the Beijing Olympics, and Michael Johnson's former world record of 19.32 seconds.

There was no slowing down or clowning at the tape. Dix finished in second place with a 19.70 seconds season's best and France's Lemaitre finished with the bronze medal in a French National record of 19.80 seconds.

400m

There was no clear favorite in this event. Grenadian Kirani James, 19 at the time, ran 44.61 seconds in London in August to set the world's leading time. In that race the defending champion LaShawn Merritt finished second after not running for nearly two years. His time then was 44.74 seconds.

There were five first round heats and Merritt ran 44.35 seconds in his first round heat, the fastest time ran in history for a first round in either the Olympics or World Championships. Rondell Bartholomew of Grenada ran 44.82 seconds in his first round heat. Trinidad and Tobago's Reny Quow, the Berlin bronze medalist, ran 44.84 seconds in that heat.

Jamaica's Jermaine Gonzales won the second heat in 45.12 seconds. Demetrius Pinder from The Bahamas finished fourth in 45.53 seconds, advancing to the semi-final. James won the fourth heat in 45.12 seconds. In that heat, The Bahamas'Ramon Miller ran a season's best of 45.31 seconds to advance to the semi-final.

The Bahamas'Chris Brown won the fifth heat in 45.29 seconds. In that heat was South African,'The Blade Runner, Oscar Pistorius, who ran 45.39 seconds. Pistorius had won a decision by the IAAF to allow him to participate as a double prosthetic.

In the semi-final, Merritt continued his speedy running, running 44.76 seconds for the win in the first semi-final heat. James ran 45.20 seconds to win the second heat and Jamaica's Gonzales ran 44.99 seconds to win the third heat of the semi-finals.

In the final were Merritt from the USA, James and Bartholomew from Grenada, Gonzales from Jamaica, the Borlee twins, Kevin and Jonathan, from Belgium, Tabarie Henry from the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Femi Ogunode from Qatar.

This was a race to watch as the teenager from Grenada, who had won the IAAF World Youth, and Junior Championships, ran down the defending champion Merritt to win in 44.60 seconds, an improvement of one, one hundredth of a second of his personal best. After running the fast time in the preliminary rounds, it seemed that Merritt was unable to respond to the finishing surge of James. Merritt was three one hundredths of a second behind in 44.63 seconds and Belgium's Kevin Borlee finished in third in 44.90 seconds.

Gonzales was fourth in 44.99 seconds, the identical time he ran in the semi-final. Jonathan Borlee placed fifth in 45.07 seconds with Grenada's Bartholomew sixth in 45.45 seconds, U.S. Virgin Island's Henry seventh in 45.55 seconds and Ogunode of Qatar eighth, also in 45.55 seconds.

Henry had placed fourth in Berlin in 45.42 seconds. Bahamian Chris Brown just missed the final with a 45.54 seconds clocking, just behind Henry who ran 45.53 seconds to make the final. This was the first time since Paris in 2003 that Brown failed to make the final. Demetrius Pinder finished seventh in his semi-final heat in 45.87 seconds and Ramon Miller fifth in his semi-final heat in 45.88 seconds.

Also from the region, William Collazo from Cuba and Erison Hurtault from Dominica finished seventh and eighth in the first semi-final heat in times of 46.13 seconds and 46.41 seconds respectively. In the second semi-final heat, Costa Rica's Nery Brenes finished fifth in 45.93 seconds and Jamaica's Riker Hylton finished eighth in 46.99 seconds.

800m

At the age of 22, Kenya's David Rudisha set a new world record of 1:41.01 nearly a year prior on August 29, in Rieti, Italy. This season he had the best time of 1:42.61. He also had the best semi-final time of 1:44.20, in winning the third semi-final heat.

Ethiopian Mohammed Aman had the second fastest semi-final time of 1:44.57, a national record. Marcin Lewandowski from Poland ran 1:44.60, a season's best. Sudan's Abubaker Kaki, one of Rudisha's main rivals, ran 1:44.62 for third place in the first semi-final. In the final, Rudisha captured the gold medal in 1:43.91 over Kaki's 1:44.41. The usual fast finishing Russian Yuriy Borzakovskiy, Athens Olympic Champion, was able to secure third place in 1:44.49.

Poland's Marcin Lewandowskiy finished in fourth place in 1:44.80. The USA's Nick Symmonds finished in fifth place in 1:45.12. Poland's Adam Kszczot finished in sixth place in 1:45.25. Kenya's Alfred Kirwa Yego, the Berlin silver medalist, finished in seventh place in 1:45.83 and Ethiopia's Mohammed Aman placed eighth in 1:45.93.

1,500m

The action heated up in the semi-final where Kenyan Abel Kiprop won the second heat in 3:36.75 with Algerian Tarek Boukensa following him in 3:36.84, Morocco's Mohamed Moustaoui in 3:36.87, Spain's Manuel Olmedo fourth in 3:36.91 and Venezuela's Eduar Villanueva fifth in 3:36.96, a national record.

The first semi-final was won by Matthew Centrowitz of the USA, 10 seconds slower than the second heat in 3:46.66. Centrowitz is the son of former distance star Matt Centrowitz of the USA. In that heat was Kenya's Silas Kiplagat, the world leader at 3:30.47, who finished third in 3:46.75, France's Mehdi Bala, the silver medalist from 2003, who finished fourth in 3:46.87, and the Berlin Champion Yusef Saad Kamel of Bahrain, who failed to reach the final with a 3:47.18 clocking.

The final saw the Beijing Olympic Champion, Kenya's Kiprop, win in 3:35.69 to Kiplagat's 3:35.92. The USA's Matt Centrowitz won the bronze medal in a time of 3:36.08. Centrowitz is the only American athlete to win a medal in the 1,500m in the championships other than the former Kenyan Bernard Lagat in Osaka and Berlin. Matt's father Matthew was a two-time Olympian. Eduar Villaneuva of Venezuela, the only athlete from the Central American and Caribbean region in the competition to compete in the 1,500m, finished eighth in the final in 3:37.31.

5000m

Britain's Mohammed Farah had the world's leading time this season at 12:53.11, less than a half second under Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya's championship record set in Paris in 2003. Farah had been anticipated to win the 10,000m but lost to Ethiopia's Ibrahim Jelan.

Also in the race were Bernard Lagat, who had won the event in Osaka and finished second in Berlin, and the championships record holder Kipchoge. Farah was a little bit more experienced in the 5,000m as he was able to defeat Lagat by 28 seconds to win. Ethiopia's Dejen Gebremeskel finished in third, another 28 seconds behind Lagat in 13:23.92. No other athletes from the Americas made the final.

10,000m

Ethiopian Kenenisa Bekele, world and championships record holder, and four-time winner of the 10,000m at the age of 29 was not at the top of his game in Daegu.

Mohamed Farah, born in Mogadishu and representing Great Britain had the world's leading time of 26:46.57, at the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, Oregon in June. He had won this event in last year's European Championships in Barcelona and seemed to be the person who would become World Champion. On the second day of the competition, little known Ethiopian Ibrahim Jeilan defeated Farah with a run of 27:13.81. Bekele dropped out of the race. Ethiopian Imane Merga had the second best time in the world at 26:48.35. He finished in third place in 27.19.14. Eritrea's Zersenay Tadese, the silver medalist from Berlin, finished in fourth place in 27:22.57.

Marathon

Kenya's Abel Kirui set a new championships record of 2:06.54 in Berlin two years prior. Kirui was able to win the Daegu event in 2:07.38, a season's best. Kenya's Vincent Kipruto finished in second place in a time of 2:10.06. Ethiopia's Feyisa Lilesa won the bronze medal in a season's best of 2:10.32.

3,000m Steeplechase

Ezekiel Kemboi of Kenya was the defending champion who set a new championship record of 8:00.43 in Berlin. His teammate Brimin Kiprop Kipruto had the world's leading time at 7:56.34, done in Monaco in July. Kemboi won the event in 8:14.85 with Kipruto second in 8:16.05. France's M. Mekhissi-Bernard ran 8:16.09 for the bronze medal. Ion Luchianov from Moldova finished in eighth place in 8:19.69, a season's best.

110m Hurdles

The USA's David Oliver had the world leading time of 12.94 seconds, which he did in June at the Prefontaine Classic. In the first round, Jason Richardson, the 110m and 400m Hurdles Champion in the 2003 World Youth Championships had the best time of 13.19 seconds.

Former world record holder Xiang Liu ran 13.20 seconds to win his heat. David Oliver ran 13.27 seconds to capture his heat and Aries Merritt from the USA won his heat in 13.36 seconds. World record holder Dayron Robles settled for second in 13.42 seconds in that race. The semi-final saw Xiang Liu capture the first heat in 13.31 seconds. Richardson was far ahead in his semi-final heat in 13.11 seconds. David Oliver ran 13.40 seconds for second in that heat.

In the final, Robles seemed to win but a protest was made by the Chinese federation which accused Robles of interfering with Xiang Liu with his right arm. China won the protest and Robles was disqualified giving Richardson the gold medal and Liu the silver medal. Richardson clocked 13.16 seconds and Liu clocked 13.27 seconds.

Great Britain's Andrew Turner won the bronze medal with a 13.44 seconds performance. Oliver finished in fourth place, also in 13.44 seconds with Aries Merritt in fifth in 13.67 seconds. Jamaica's Dwight Thomas did not finish the event.

400m Hurdles

South Africa's L.J. Van Zyl had been on a tear this season clocking the world leading time of 47.66 seconds on February 25 in Pretoria, and May 31, in Ostrava. Three former champions, Felix Sanchez, Bershawn Jackson, Kerron Clement, and double Olympic Champion Angelo Taylor were in the competition. Great Britain's David Green had the best time of 48.52 seconds in the first round.

In the semi-final round, Puerto Rico's Javier Culson, the silver medalist from Berlin had the best time, winning the first heat in 48.52 seconds. Great Britain's David Greene won the second heat in 48.62 seconds and Bershawn Jackson won the third heat in 48.80 seconds.

The 2007 and 2009 champion Kerron Clement finished eighth in Greene's heat in 52.11 seconds and did not advance to the final. Also not advancing to the final from the Central American and Caribbean region were Jehu Gordon from Trinidad&Tobago who will turn 20 in December and finished fourth in Berlin, Joseph Robertson, Leford Green and Isa Phillips from Jamaica, and Omar Cesneros from Cuba.

In the final on September 1, David Greene won in 48.26 seconds, Javier Culson finished second as he did in Berlin, this time in 48.44

seconds, and L.J. Van Zyl won the bronze medal in 48.80 seconds. Two-time champion Felix Sanchez finished in fourth place in 48.87 seconds.

Decathlon

The USA finished one and two in this event. The defending champion Trey Hardee captured the event with 8,607 points, down from 8,790 in Berlin. Ashton Eaton was second with 8,505 points just four points ahead of Cuba's Leonel Suarez, who finished second in Berlin. Jamaica's Maurice Smith, the 2007 Osaka silver medalist, was unable to continue after seven events. Cuba's Yordani Garcia stopped after six events.

20k Race Walk

Russia won both gold and silver medals in this event with Valeriy Borchin winning in 1:19.56 and Vladimir Kanaykin winning the silver medal in 1:20.27. Kanaykin holds the world record at 1:17.16 and Ecuador's Jefferson Perez holds the Championship record at 1:17.21. Colombia won the bronze medal with Luis Fernando Lopez finishing in 1:20.38, a season's best. Other athletes from the Central American and Caribbean region finishing in the top 20 were Guatemela's Erick Barrando in 1:22.08, Mexico's Eder Sanchez 15th in 1:23.05, Colombia's James Rendon, 19th in a season's best of 1:24.08, and Mexico's Moracio Nava, 20th in 1:24.15.

50k Race Walk

Just like the 20k, Russia won the gold and silver medals, with Sergey Bakulin winning the gold medal in 3:41.24, and Denis Nizhegorodov winning the silver medal in 3:42.45, a season's best. Australia won the bronze medal with Jared Talent, who also clocked a season's best of 3:43.36. Ecuador's Andre's Chocho finished in 11th place in a season's best of 3:49.32. In the top 20 were these athletes from the Central American and Caribbean region-Edgar Hernandez of Mexico in 18th in a season's best of 3:54.46 and Jose Leyver of Mexico, 19th in 3:55.37.

4x100m Relay

This event was moved to the end of the competition.

There was a question as to whether Jamaica would have run former world record holder Asafa Powell who had pulled out of the men's 100m due to injury. Jamaica decided against that and with Nesta Carter, Michael Frater, World Champion Yohan Blake and Dexter Lee running the semi-final heats, they finished second to Trinidad&Tobago in 38.07 seconds. The team of Keston Bledman, Marc Burns, Aaron Armstrong and Richard Thompson, won the second semi-final heat in 37.91 seconds. St. Kitts&Nevis with bronze medalist Kim Collins on the second leg finished in third with a national record of 38.47 seconds.

The USA with Trell Kimmons, Justin Gatlin, Maurice Mitchell, and Travis Padgett, won the first semi-final heat in 37.79 seconds. France finished second to them in 38.38 seconds. Great Britain and Northern Ireland won the third heat in 38.29 seconds, with Poland in second in 38.37 seconds and Italy in 38.41 seconds.

Everybody was anticipating that Jamaica would win with Bolt in the line-up. After all, they had the world record of 37.10 seconds set in Beijing in 2008 and the championships record of 37.31 seconds established in Berlin two years ago. In the final, Darvis Patton of the United States, running on the third leg, hit Brit runner Marlon Devonish, who rolled over into the lane of Trinidad&Tobago.

The United States and Great Britain and Northern Ireland were unable to finish. It was now left to Jamaica and France. Replacing young Dexter Lee with Bolt, Jamaica did what some may call the impossible. They set a new world record of 37.04 seconds to win, more than a second ahead of France's 38.20 seconds.

Trinidad&Tobago were affected by Patton's actions and finished in sixth place in 39.01 seconds. This was a fitting end to and only world record in the Daegu World Championships. For this record the Jamaican team received$100,000.

The question now is:"Will Jamaica break 37 seconds at the London Olympics?"

4x400m Relay

There were two rounds of the Men's 4x400m Relay. Two heats were run on September 1. The first three finishers in each heat and the other two fastest times would qualify for the final.

The United States won the first of the two heats with Greg Nixon, Jamaal Torrance, Michael Berry, and LaShawn Merritt in 2:58.02. Jamaica finished in second place in 2:59.13. South Africa finished third in 2:59.21. Great Britain and Northern Ireland finished in fourth in 3:00.38 and Germany in fifth in 3:00.48.

The Bahamas competed in the second heat with Ramon Miller on starting leg, former World Champion Avard Moncur on the second leg, Andrae Williams on the third leg, and LaToy Williams on the anchor leg. They either had to finish in the top three or run better than Great Britain and Northern Ireland or Germany. If they did not make the top three they had to run better than 3:00.48, the time that Germany did.

That was not to be as Belgium won the heat in 3:00.78, Russia finished in second in 3:00.81, Kenya finished in third in 3:00.97 and The Bahamas finished in fourth in 3:01.54 below their season's best of 3:01.33 and their national record of 2:57.32. The Bahamas was out of the final, having not run national record holder Chris Brown nor National Champion Demetrius Pinder in the first round.

In the final, the USA team of Greg Nixon, Bershawn Jackson, Angelo Taylor, and LaShawn Merritt won in 2:59.31. South Africa without Oscar Pistorius finished in second place in 2:59.87, and Jamaica with Allodin Fothergill, Jermaine Gonzales, Ryker Hylton, and Leford Green, won the bronze medal with a 3:00.10 clocking.

We hope you enjoyed this and the previous issues of Daegu World Championships re-visited. We all look forward to the next edition, Moscow 2013.

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