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How Old Is Cricket Player Sachin Tendulkar posted by Cricket

Born April 24, 1973, Sachin Tendulkar is known to be the best batsman in cricketing history. His fans address him as the "God of Cricket", and Brian Lara the famous West Indian batsman considers him the all time greatest cricketer. Tendulkar is also a right-handed bowler, and his batting is mainly characterized by its poise and balance, avoiding flourishes and movements that are unnecessary. He does not show any preference for a particular wicket and scores equally well on slow and hard pitches. He hits the ball with a unique punching style, and his straight drive is popular all over the world. Tendulkar is also known to use many unorthodox and modern strokes, including the scoop, paddle sweep and the slash.

Tendulkar was a bully as a young boy, and to curb his bullying tendencies, his brother Ajit introduced him to cricket. Ramakant Achrekar a famous cricket coach started coaching the boy, and Archekar was soon impressed by the boy's talents. In 1987, Sachin was selected to be in Mumbai's team for the Ranji Trophy tournament; however, he made his playing debut in 1988, when he scored his first century, playing against Gujarat team. Tendulkar became the top scorer for the season and went on to make many more centuries in different tournaments. At the age of sixteen, Tendulkar made his Test debut playing against Pakistan.

Tendulkar is the only cricketer who holds the record of scoring one hundred international centuries, the first to score two centuries in a One Day International game, and the only batsman in cricketing history to score over 30,000 runs while playing international cricket. According to Wisden Cricketer's Almanack, Tendulkar holds the second rank for the greatest Test batsman and ODI batsman of all time. Tendulkar was also awarded the highest Indian sporting honor of Khel Ratna in 1997. In 2010, Tendulkar also won the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for being the cricketer of the year.

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High School Basketball Coach Uses Hypnotism & 2009 MLB Preview posted by Colin Linneweber

Kansas High School Basketball Coach Hypnotized Team 

A high school board in Kansas voted last month to ban hypnotism sessions after their Class 1A boys basketball coach employed the therapy to increase focus and concentration among members of his team.

St. John High School basketball coach Clint Kinnamon had sought the free help of Carl Feril, a Church of Christ minster who is also a clinical family and marriage therapist.

"It won't be going on anymore at school," said Superintendent James, who requested a transcript of the sessions. "If parents want their child to do that, they can contact the licensed therapist on their own."

St. John, a town with a population of 1,200 about 90 miles northwest of Wichita, is traditionally a basketball powerhouse in Kansas. The boys team had won the state basketball championship in 2007 and they finished second last year.

After struggling this season to a record of 7-6, Kinnamon had his players undergo two 45-minute sessions with hope that hypnotherapy would boost his squad's confidence.

"Had I known this would have turned into what it did, I would have re-thought doing it," said Kinnamon after he revealed his players attended the sessions with the notion of envisioning themselves in a game.

"There's the perfect release of the basketball as it leaves your fingertips," said Kinnamon. "It's the perfect shot. It's a shot you've made a million times in your driveway. You hear it swish."

Nevertheless, Superintendent Kenworthy was adamant that hypnotizing students was a practice that was unacceptable and one that Kinnamon would cease to utilize immediately.

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Welcome to CricketNewsOnline.com posted by Sports Fan

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Inbound link contest winner announced! posted by Earn Money Blogging

A big thanks to everyone who participated in the "Inbound Link Contest".  We have a winner!  A big congratulations go out to Marija.  Thank you for all your hard work on this.  While we had a lot of people participate, Marija was able to win with only 4 links!  So it wouldn't have taken a lot to win this contest!  We'll be having another contest soon so stay tuned.

The whole purpose of this contest was to get our bloggers networking with other webmasters and to start to build up their inbound links which will help their traffic.  Even a few links can help you with the search engines as they will see you as more of an authority on your topic the more inbound links you have.

To learn more about marketing your blog check out this post: http://www.nbabasketballonline.com/sports_content-rev_share_faq.html#my_faq_2971

Marija's blog can be found here.  If you're a Knicks fan, check it out: http://www.newyorkknicksnews.com/marijak

The original post announcing the contest can be found here: http://www.nbabasketballonline.com/bloggers/weblog/2984.html

And if you're not already signed up with Google AdSense and making money from your blog, check out our Revenue Share FAQ page: http://www.nbabasketballonline.com/sports_content-rev_share_faq.html

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Inbound link contest - Win $100! posted by Earn Money Blogging

To try and motivate our bloggers to get inbound links we're going to have a contest to see which blogger can get the most inbound links to their blog. The contest begins now and ends July 31st, 2008. To be entered in to the contest all you have to do is go out and get as many websites to link to your blog as you can and at the end of the month send us an email listing all those links. All links must be active from August 1st through August 7th when we'll be judging the entries - a winner will be announced on August 7th. All entry emails must be received by Midnight on July 31st, 2008. You can email them to sportsfan@nbabasketballonline.com

We're going to impose some restrictions on the types of links you can get so please see below for the full list of links that do NOT count.

To get started simply go to Google and find other websites and blog that are about the sports and teams that you write about. Email the website owner and ask them for a link by explaining that you think your blog would be a good resource for their readers. Or offer to write a guest post for them with your by-line and URL at the bottom of the article. Or offer to exchange links with them by writing a quick write up of their site and a reciprocal link back to them. Some webmasters will be happy to add you to their blog roll even if you don't give them a link back (which is ideal) but some may want you to link back to them - you can easily do this with a quick blog entry on your blog about their website.

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Mike Dussault

Patriots Fans: Embrace the Hate in ‘08 posted by Mike Dussault

When I was growing up I wanted to be Luke Skywalker. I wanted to be the underdog, the good guy who took on the evil Empire and triumphed, and as a Patriots fan since the early 80’s I’ve lived the fan-equivalent to being young Skywalker.

 

First in 2001, the Pats were the young upstarts, who somehow managed to fire their photon torpedoes into the Death Star that was the St. Louis Rams and become unlikely champions of the world.

 

For the first half of this decade the Pats were praised as the ultimate team. They didn’t always have the stars but they always seemed to come out on top. Peyton Manning could have his commercials and glossy receivers, the Patriots did just fine with a collection of cast-offs and overachieving rookies.

 

As recently as 2006 the Pats waltzed into NFL superstar-haven San Diego and defeated the likes of Ladainian Tomlinson and Shawne Merriman with the likes of Reche Caldwell and Artrell Hawkins.

 

In 2007 things changed. Maybe it was Spygate, maybe it was Bill Belichick’s demeanor, maybe Tom Brady’s good looks and dating habits, or the addition of all-stars like Adalius Thomas and Randy Moss, but the Patriots were no longer Luke Skywalker. They became Darth Vader.

 

At first I really didn’t want to be Darth Vader. I wanted to be the good guy. I wanted to be respected and admired by sports networks and opposing fans alike as a team that was the model of what a professional sports franchise should be. Unfortunately, and maybe this is an indictment of American society as a whole, but when you’re on top it’s natural for people to want to tear you down. Spygate became the catalyst that transformed this centuries “America’s Team” into the newest Evil Empire in sports.

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