Sports Briefs

Former Wesmen star signs with Harlem Ambassadors

Former Wesmen pride and joy, Uzo Asagwara, has joined the Harlem Ambassadors show team after spending the past couple seasons with the Canadian Senior Women’s National Team.

The five-time Academic All-Canadian seems to be a perfect fit for the Ambassadors.

“Uzo is everything we seek in a female performer including being a world-class player with international experience, an excellent student-athlete and a community-minded role model with a desire to impact the lives of young people,” said Ambassadors president Dale Moss.

“I’m very passionate about basketball and that comes out in my energy when I play,” said Asagwara. “Other people see it as confidence, other people see it as cockiness, but it doesn’t really matter how they see it. It’s how I feel it and how it comes out when I play.”

Why you should never mess with a golfer

According to Yahoo! Sports, during the Australian Open, golfer John Daly, who was shooting a 6-over 78, destroyed spectator Dan Clegg’s camera while he was trying to get a picture of Daly.

“I was looking to take a drop and a camera was 6 inches away from my face. If I was 10 under, I would have felt the same.” said Daly.

Daly told Clegg, “You want it back, I’ll buy you a new one.”

Clegg later responded to the Australian Associated Press by saying: “I don’t think I’ll be chasing him for the money. He’s a big bloke!”

You’re fired! Just kidding!

This year has been littered with coaches getting fired from left to right and KHL coach Wayne Fleming of the Avangard Omsk thought he was one of them.

According to, Avangard was losing 1-0 during the second intermission when Fleming was asked by general manager Anatoli Bardin to not coach for the rest of the game and Fleming assumed that meant he was fired.

Apparently, the management was just trying to prove they had control of the team. At least they did not explain it by saying, “LOL, JK!”

Ends of eras

The two longest active winning streaks in US high school football ended almost simultaneously. South Panola’s 89 game winning streak ended against Meridan in the Mississippi Class 5A state championship game while the next day the Maryville 74 game winning streak ended against Hillsboro in the Tennessee Class 4A state championship game.

According to, Californian high school De La Salle stills holds the longest all-time winning streak in US high school history at 151 in a row.

All those wins and the Detroit Lions couldn’t win one in the entire NFL season.

Race driver caught speeding

Race car driver Danica Patrick was caught driving 87 km/h in a 55 km/h zone.

According to the Cornwall Standard Freeholder, the first female IndyCar race winner had to pay a US$196 fine to the Scottsdale, Arizona police.

Well, there is proof that race car drivers belong on the race track.

Published in Volume 63, Number 16 of The Uniter (January 15, 2009)

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