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May 25, 2012 Headlines: Romney, “I can’t compete in competitive sports very well”

Mitt Romney: Politics “like a sport” Fri, 25 May 2012 06:18 AM PDT

Mitt Romney gestures as he leaves a campaign event in Hillsborough, New Hampshire May 18, 2012. (Credit- Reuters:Jessica Rinaldi)

What makes Romney tick? The nominee likes politics because “I can’t compete in competitive sports very well”

Mitt Romney may have unintentionally opened a window onto his somewhat obscured motivations for running for president in an interview with the Wall Street Journal’s Peggy Noonan today, explaining that he likes sports, but isn’t very good at them, so he does politics instead.

Asked about whether he likes “the game” of politics, the presumed GOP nominee replied, “I like competition, and I think the game [of politics] is like a sport for old guys. I mean, you know, I can’t compete in competitive sports very well, but I can compete in politics, and there’s the — what was the old ABC ‘Wide World of Sports’ slogan? ‘The thrill of victory and the agony of defeat.’ The only difference is victory is still a thrill, but I don’t feel agony in loss.”

Why now, Sepp? Germans lose ONE penalty shootout to English and Blatter calls for alternative!

Daily Mail Fri, 25 May 2012 03:04 AM PDT

Pure drama- Frank Lampard beats Manuel Neuer in the Champions League final shootout against Bayern Munich

FIFA President Sepp Blatter has asked German great Franz Beckenbauer to find an alternative to the ‘tragedy’ of penalty shootouts. Blatter told the FIFA Congress on Friday that football ‘loses its essence’ when matches are settled by penalty kicks.


Ex-player David Segui supports Brian McNamee’s claims in Roger Clemens trial

Washington Post Fri, 25 May 2012

Roger Clemens’s chief accuser confided in a former Baltimore Orioles infielder years ago that he was keeping medical waste from the steroid injections he gave big league ballplayers, according to courtroom testimony. The retired first baseman, David Segui, reluctantly took the stand in Clemens’s perjury trial Thursday as federal prosecutors tried to undo some of the damage done to their star witness, former strength coach Brian McNamee.

Roger Clemens © arrives at federal court in Washington on Thursday, Charles Dharapak:Associated Press