A fine tribute – remembering legendary Islanders coach Al Arbour

Stan Fischler, a keen observer about all things hockey for decades, crafted this memorable, rich-in-anecdotes-and-spot-on-opinion column for The Hockey News about Al Arbour, the longtime New York Islanders coach who passed away on Friday.

http://www.thehockeynews.com/blog/remembering-al-arbour/

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Naoko “Q-chan” Takahashi’s great disappointment (circa 2008)

Here’s the recap of the 2008 Nagoya International Women’s Marathon as it appeared in The Japan Times.

Takahashi comes up short

Bernard Lagat’s 5,000-meter title at the 2007 IAAF World Athletics Championships

This article on Bernard Lagat’s riveting triumph in the men’s 5,000 meters at the 2007 IAAF World Athletics Championships in Osaka appeared in The Japan Times on Sept. 3, 2007.

Lagat adds 5K to 1,500 crown