Sunday, October 19, 2014

Nicol David Wins US Open Title 3X in a Row













On Saturday, Nicol David, the seven-time world champion and five-time British Open winner, defeated Nour El Sherbini to win the US Open. She was just too good for the Egyptian teenager as she strolled to an 11-5, 12-10, 12-10 win.
 
David is the only player – male or female – in the 60-year history of the tournament to win the title three times in a row. Her cap must be overflowing with feathers!
 
On the same day too, in a Scottish Premiership match, Celtic easily trounced Ross County 5-0. But it is not that amazing a feat because the Staggies are the league’s bottom club. Still, Anthony Stokes netted a double (29, 56), with John Guidetti (11), Callum McGregor (14) and Jason Denayer (35) also on target as the champions produced a slick performance. At least the scoreline restores my faith in Celtic because they are not goal-shy at all.
 
In today’s EPL match, Liverpool just managed to carve a 3-2 win over QPR. Three goals in injury time – four in the final nine minutes. And two of the goals attributed to the Reds are own goals. What a relief! Is this the team that finished second last season? I can barely recognize it!
 
And just to get you really pissed off with Brendan Rodgers – the fool who poached five players from Southampton – the Saints still did a magnificent job of demolishing the Black Cats 8-0 in yesterday’s EPL game.
 
The “Allah” debate refuses to go away. Kuwait's Muslim Brotherhood leader Dr Tareq Suwaidan said yesterday that prohibiting non-Muslims from using the word "Allah" is ridiculous. There is no law within the Islamic realm which prevents the use of the word by non-Muslims. He also noted that there were many instances in Islamic history where non-Muslims had been encouraged to use the Arabic word "Allah".
 
Already, Indonesia’s Dr Ulil Abshar Abdalla had labeled Malaysian Muslims confused. And now they are referred to as being ridiculous. I wonder if Perkasa and Isma will lodge police reports to charge both these learned scholars for sedition.
 
After all, making Malaysian Muslims look dumb and dumber is seditious! In this country, anything spoken or written that irks the government is considered seditious.

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