Football Soothing Wounds of Northern Irish History

The Guardian’s David Conn discusses football soothing the deep wounds of Northern Irish troubles.

The $5 Million Vegas Jackpot Ten Drivers Who Could Win It – Pop Off Valve

A good breakdown of who could actually vie for the $5 million October IndyCar payday.

Champions League: Gomis Beats Casillas to Earn Home Lyon Draw

Bafétimbi Gomis’ missed open netter following a tragic misplay by Madrid keeper Iker Casillas became a match footnote as the French national, drawn onside by Sergio Ramos, equalized in the 83rd minute for Lyon.  The second leg of this Champions League draw heads to Spain now.  More thoughts: Former Lyon star Karim Benzema started the … Read more

“Can a style of play be intrinsically arrogant?” A treatise on Barcelona.

IndyCar offers $5 million to any non-Indy driver who can win the October finale.

Juventus keeping a close eye on Libya, wondering what will happen to the 7.5% stake in the team owned by Qaddafi’s Libyan Arab Foreign Investment Company SA.

SI has a good weekly performance breakdown of all the American footballers abroad.

Jeff Andrews, Director of Engine Operations at Hendricks Motorsports (Johnson, Gordon, Earnhardt) says that engines are randomly given to teams. I can’t imagine that’s true.

Television schedule for the Accenture Match Play, Wednesday thru Sunday.

Charlotte Motor Speedway

This is only a test.

Today in Other Sports

Jeff Andrews, Director of Engine Operations at Hendricks Motorsports (Johnson, Gordon, Earnhardt) says that engines are randomly given to teams. I can’t imagine that’s true. Hendricks SI has a good weekly performance breakdown of all the American footballers abroad. SI Juventus keeping a close eye on Libya, wondering what will happen to the 7.5% stake … Read more

Our Match Play Prediction: Dustin Johnson

Geoff Ogilvy is the best match player in the world.  Tiger Woods has won this tournament more than any player alive.  (This is not the only tournament one can write that about.)  The Accenture, for my money, is the sixth best event of the PGA season behind the four majors and Sawgrass.  It is man-to-man, … Read more

NASCAR Points System Still Major Issue

Trevor Bayne arrived at stock car racing’s most cherished arena Sunday as a twenty year-old soon-to-be and exited as the sport’s youngest star and newest on-track millionaire.  By winning the Daytona 500, holding off a late-charging Carl Edwards, Bayne brought the Wood Brothers back to Victory Lane and cemented his place in NASCAR history. And … Read more

UEFA Suspends Slimy Gattuso Four Matches

UEFA announced they have suspended AC Milan’s Gennaro Gattuso, easily one of the most classless players in all of world football, four matches for his assault of Spurs coach Joe Jordan.

Today in Other Sports

David Reagan on being black flagged on the restart: “I was just a little bit too greedy.” The Augusta Chronicle US midfielder Bedoya getting a shot at Birmingham. Salon Egypt requests postponement of African Cup game. SI French Rugby coach on English: “We don’t like them.” The Guardian Deportivo keeper Dani Aranzubia scores in the … Read more