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Friday, February 8, 2019

3 Things We Are Watching This Weekend

by Harry Cummins

1.  WR Attempt at 112th Millrose

     Word out of New York City that Yomif Kejelcha, the 21-year-old Ethiopian middle distance runner, will attempt an assault on the existing world record Saturday in the famed Millrose Games Wanamaker Mile.

     The red-hot Nike Oregon Project athlete will attempt to shatter the current indoor mark of 3:48.45 set by the great Hicham El Guerrouj in 1997.  Guerrouj also holds the outdoor world record of 3:43.13, established in 1999.

    Edward Cheserek, owner of the 2nd fastest indoor mile in history at 3:49.44, is also in Saturday's elite lineup.  This could be 'one for the books.'

2.  Russell Westbrook's NBA streak

     Already a notable year of individual achievement in the NBA, stop to consider this:

      OKC's Russell Westbrook goes for his 9th straight triple-double in Saturday's road game vs the Houston Rockets.  He has now passed Michael Jordan for the longest such streak in the NBA in the last 51 years.

3.  Lame Lady Ducks

     A legion of Oregon Duck softball supporters are eager to sift thru the highly publicized rubble of its once proud program as the Lady Ducks begin the 2019 season this weekend with 5 games in Arizona.

    For background information, refer to the earlier January 28, 2019 posting on Craw's Corner-'Duck Soup' 


     I am betting this weekend uncovers diamonds amid the dust!

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