Commentary: Whatever Happened To Men’s Tennis? [VIDEOS]

I remember 1993.  It’s just one of those things I remember.  1993 was the year Steven Spielberg released both Schindler’s List and Jurassic Park, revealing that he is the cinema’s foremost authority on the Holocaust and dinosaur theme parks. I also loved tennis in 1993.  Forget about the women’s side which at the time boasted … Read more

Badminton Officials Kill Controversial Dress Code Rule [VIDEO]

Badminton officials have reversed their controversial decision regarding women being forced into skirts during competitions.

Rugby 7s

Rugby sevens, a smaller version of the traditional 15-man game, will be added to the Olympic games beginning in 2016. The college sevens championship, which will be broadcasted on NBC this weekend, is a signal of the growth of rugby in the U.S.

Tennis Players Changeovers

Before television tennis players would stay on their feet and quickly move to the other side of the court between matches. Now, the 90-second break allotted to tennis players reveals intricacies in the personality of players.

Field Hockey Seals

A group of Navy SEALs has trained with the U.S. women’s field hockey team for the past nine months as they prepare for a run in which they will attempt to qualify for the 2012 London Games.

Must See: DC United Keeper Hamid Called Off-Line on Successive PKs [VIDEOS]

In what might have been the most entertaining MLS match for sheer lunacy of the season, DC United held on late to edge the Timbers 3-2 out in Portland and reinvigorate their playoff chances.  But as MLS often manages, the match produced something I’ve simply never seen before in soccer.  DC’s keeper Hamid was called … Read more

Wales Invades Premier League as Swansea Top Reading [SHAKY VIDEO]

The Swans were the better reading as they kept Reading in the Championship and earned their bid to the EPL (and the 90 million pounds that accompany it).  These highlights are shaky but comprehensive:

Junior Runs Out of Gas on Final Lap as Harvick Collects Third Win at Charlotte [VIDEO]

It may have been the best race of 2011, as a collection of drivers looked to be dominant throughout the night.  Early on Carl Edwards raced away from the field for what felt like an hour.  Matt Kenseth, Greg Biffle and Kasey Kahne each ran up front for extended periods. But after Jimmie Johnson brought … Read more

Hildebrand Slams Wall With Big Lead on Final Lap! Wheldon Wins Indy 500 [VIDEO]

It was an absolute sports tragedy.  American J.R. Hildebrand had found himself in the improbable position of leading the Indy 500 by a huge margin as he rounded the final turn and hit the homestretch.  Then he slammed into the wall, uncontested, and blew his chance at auto racing glory.  Dan Wheldon took advantage and … Read more

Westwood Puts Playoff Approach in Water, Loses World #1 to Donald at Wentworth [VIDEO]

Here’s an alarming stat, given during the playoff at Wentworth between Lee Westwood and Luke Donald as they battled for the world’s number one ranking.  In his last four playoff performances, Westwood has found the water three times.  Today continued that almost impossible streak and Lee went swimming on the 73rd hole and Luke Donald … Read more

Does Anybody Care About the Indy 500 Anymore?

Last year, the Indy 500 did a notoriously low rating while NASCAR moved the Coca-Cola 600 into primetime and won the evening handily.  NASCAR’s race at Charlotte did not break the ratings bank by any means but it is a telling moment when a “just another midseason event” for NASCAR pulls in the viewership of … Read more

Jack Warner

Jack Warner warning of a “football tsunami” that will be hitting FIFA by Monday.

Barca Dominate United at Wembley [VIDEO]

Champions League.  Final.  United.  Barca.  Wembley. Barcelona are significantly favored to beat Manchester United at Wembley, almost by a margin of 2-1.  You can read analysis all over the net about club football’s biggest battle but I’ll leave my analysis at this: the match is entirely about Nemanja Vidic.  If he can hold firm at … Read more

Horse herpes

Yes, this is an article about horse herpes.

Texas Hogs

Texas has ok’d a bill to allow the hunting, killing of feral hogs from the air.  Yeah, it’s Texas.