NELSON MANDELA RUMORS

Springboks World Cup winner Van der Westhuizen dies at 45

JOHANNESBURG (AP) Joost van der Westhuizen, who won the 1995 World Cup with South Africa as Nelson Mandela looked on, has died after a six-year-battle with motor neuron disease. He was 45. South Africa Rugby announced the death Monday. The scrumhalf distinguished himself in the epic final with a scything tackle on Jonah Lomu, New Zealand's colossal wing, and by delivering the...
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Ex-Magic CEO: Dwight Howard compared himself to Jordan, Ali

There's a fine line between confidence and hubris. There's also a good chance Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard fails to recognize that line.According to former Orlando Magic CEO Bob Vander Weide, before the Magic traded Howard to the Los Angeles Lakers in the summer of 2012, D-12 compared himself to Michael Jordan, Muhammad Ali and Nelson Mandela."When he told me he was an icon...
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October 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Mandela tributes before CWC matches

Fans will be asked to applaud Nelson Mandela before kickoff at all eight Club World Cup matches in Morocco this month. FIFA says spectators will be asked ''to stand together in unity to applaud and re-transmit Mandela's message of hope and love across the world.'' What FIFA is calling a ''Madiba Moment'' will begin when Raja Casablanca plays Auckland City to open the seven-team...
Via Fox Soccer
December 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Mandela tributes before each Club World Cup match

Fans will be asked to applaud Nelson Mandela before kickoff at all eight Club World Cup matches in Morocco this month. FIFA says spectators will be asked ''to stand together in unity to applaud and re-transmit Mandela's message of hope and love across the world.'' What FIFA is calling a ''Madiba Moment'' will begin when Raja Casablanca plays Auckland City to open the seven-team...
Via Associated Press
December 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Nelson Mandela tournament shifted next week

The Nelson Mandela Championship golf tournament will end one day early next week to recognize the state funeral for the late president. This is the second year the tournament is part of the official European Tour schedule. It was scheduled for Dec. 12-15 at Mount Edgecombe Country Club. The European Tour and Sunshine Tour say it will now start on Wednesday and end on Saturday. ...
Via Associated Press
December 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Tribute to Nelson Mandela begins World Cup draw

Nelson Mandela was remembered with a video tribute to open the World Cup draw ceremony on Friday. The 90-second memorial montage included images of Mandela holding the World Cup trophy when FIFA awarded his native South Africa hosting rights for the 2010 tournament. The film began with sustained applause from guests and team delegations, who stood minutes later when FIFA President...
Via Associated Press
December 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Player says he kissed Mandela's feet when they met

The first time he met Nelson Mandela, Gary Player got on his knees and kissed the former political prisoner's feet. Remembering his ''very tearful'' first encounter with Mandela, the nine-time major winner paused Friday to compose himself and hold back more tears. Mandela, the beloved former South African president and Nobel laureate, died Thursday at 95. Renowned as a fierce...
Via Associated Press
December 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Tiger's a hero in sports world; Mandela was a hero to everyone

Sports has the power to change the world; to inspire, to unite people and to speak to the youth in a language they understand. -- Nelson Mandela In a time long ago, the late Earl Woods likened his precocious young son to not just Jack Nicklaus -- or indeed any sporting champion -- but to Buddha and Ghandi and Nelson Mandela. Perhaps because Tiger wasn't much of a carpenter, he...
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December 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Boxing great Muhammad Ali pays tribute to Nelson Mandela

Muhammad Ali paid tribute to Nelson Mandela as a symbol of forgiveness who inspired others to ''reach for what appeared to be impossible,'' as the boxing great joined in mourning the death of the South African anti-apartheid leader Thursday. The icons who shared a boxing background met twice -- once in South Africa and once in North America, said a spokeswoman for the Ali Center...
Via Associated Press
December 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Tiger Woods on meeting Nelson Mandela: “It still gives me chills to this day”

Follow @ChiGolfRadio As we all know about the heart breaking passing of legendary South African leader Nelson Mandela, many golfers and media personalities have world number one, Tiger Woods. He talked about meeting him back in 1998 which was only a year after he won the Masters. He was playing in Sun City when he met the legend himself. I’ll let his words speak for themselves...
Via The GP Golf Report
December 05, 2013  |  Discuss
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