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This Week in Sports - July 16-20, 2007

A South African wins the 11th stage of the Tour de France, while David Beckham hopes to win over America. Find out what else happened!

Sports News - South African Makes History

On Thursday, South African Robert Hunter won the 11th stage of the Tour de France. The victory made Hunter the first rider from his native South Africa to win a leg in the storied event. Hunter won the 113.4 mile 11th stage in a time of 3 hours, 47 minutes and 50 seconds. There are approximately 20 stages in the race.

Sports News - Beckham Touchdowns in the U.S.

The much awaited arrival of David Beckham has finally arrived. Earlier this week, he and his family left their native England and settled in Southern California. Beckham will play for the L.A. Galaxy of the MLS and is expected to suit up on Saturday in an exhibition game against Chelsea F.C., despite a report of a mild ankle injury.

Sports News - LeBron Pulls a Bobby Brown

LeBron James will be hosting the season premiere of Saturday Night Live this fall. While he's not known for being a comedian, he got some practice at the ESPY Awards last weekend. James did a hilarious dancing and singing impersonation of singer Bobby Brown as he sang Brown's '80s smash "My Prerogative". He even dressed up in '80s clothes and an ever-fashionable flat-top wig.

Notes Around the Sports World

  • Superstar quarterback Michael Vick was indicted on Tuesday on federal charges related to dog fighting. It is unclear whether the Atlanta Falcons' captain will play this season or ever again.
  • Kevin Durant[/KWLINK] signed a $60 million endorsement deal with Nike on Wednesday. The deal is the second highest shoe deal in basketball behind King James. Durant turned down a reported $72 million from Adidas.
  • San Francisco Giants' slugger Barry Bonds got closer to the all-time home run record of 755, by hitting his 752nd and 753rd home runs on Thursday at Wrigley Field against the Chicago Cubs.
  • On Friday, allegations came out that an NBA veteran referee has bet on NBA basketball games where he was the ref. The accusations relate to incidents over the past two seasons.
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    Sports In The Forums

    unicornsrule626
    "rainbowpoptart" wrote:I hate to be that person who pulls out the dictionary, buuuuut let's look at the definitions for sport (athleticism wise).competitive physical activity: an individual or group competitive activity involving physical exertion or skill, governed by rules, and sometimes engaged in professionallyDoes cheerleading fit under this definition? Yes.pastime: an active pastime participated in for pleasure or exercise Oh look, cheerleading fits under this definition too.Being a cheerleader requires a certain amount of physical fitness. You need to be strong, flexible, and energetic, which are all things not everyone has.It is a form of exercise and entertainment.It is a sport.Is one variant more challenging than the other? Yes, but that does not devalue anything.Not everyone is going to be able to understand the difficulties cheerleaders go through, and that's perfectly fine. Every sport is dangerous, some are just more obvious than others. When people are good at what they do, they make things seem easy. very well said! I was a cheerleader for 2 years until  I aged out, but let ,e tell you, they were 2 of the best,sweaty and most fun years I have ever had
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    rainbowpoptart
    I hate to be that person who pulls out the dictionary, buuuuut let's look at the definitions for sport (athleticism wise). competitive physical activity: an individual or group competitive activity involving physical exertion or skill, governed by rules, and sometimes engaged in professionally Does cheerleading fit under this definition? Yes. pastime: an active pastime participated in for pleasure or exercise  Oh look, cheerleading fits under this definition too. Being a cheerleader requires a certain amount of physical fitness. You need to be strong, flexible, and energetic, which are all things not everyone has. It is a form of exercise and entertainment. It is a sport. Is one variant more challenging than the other? Yes, but that does not devalue anything. Not everyone is going to be able to understand the difficulties cheerleaders go through, and that's perfectly fine. Every sport is dangerous, some are just more obvious than others. When people are good at what they do, they make things seem easy.
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    angelover4
    CHEERLEADING IS LIKE DANCE GYMNASTICS MIXED TOGETHER WITH WORDS. AND DANCE AND GYMNASTICS ARE CONSIDERED SPORTS.
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    angelover4
    I BELIVE ITS A SPORT JUST LIKE I THINK GYMNASTICS IS A SPORT.
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    angelover4
    I BEL ITS A SPORT JUS TLIKE I THINK GYMNASTICS IS A SPORT.
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