Posts tagged: Sports

Kei Nishikori Biography: New!

He’s the first Japanese man in the modern era ever to reach a major tournament final. Good for him!

Oscar Pistorius Indicted For Murder

 The South African Olympics star faces charges of murder and illegal possession of ammo in the death of his girlfriend.

Andy Murray Biography: New!

The hard-charging Scotsman has become the first British man in 77 years to win the singles title at Wimbledon.

Sportscaster Pat Summerall Died

Pat Summerall has died, at the age of 82. I don’t even watch sports on TV, but I still recognize Pat Summerall as one of the greats when it comes to TV broadcasters.

Watch Some Guys Play Marbles

Shake off those post-Fourth of July blues by watching people play competitive marbles.

Andrea Pirlo’s Cheeky Chip to Beat England

Which is cooler: Andrea Pirlo’s right-down-the-middle chip-shot penalty kick for Italy vs. England, or his utter calm as he trots back to midfield after?

Peyton Manning Goes to Denver

NFL quarterback Peyton Manning is going to the Denver Broncos, they say. What will happen to Tim Tebow?

Kim Jong-il, Super Jock

He bowled a 300 game, shot a 34 for 18 holes in his very first round of golf, and knocked out Muhammad Ali in a three-round exhibition bout. Which of these achievements did Kim Jong-il not claim?

Puzzles and Ping Pong

Will Shortz edits the New York Times crossword puzzle, sells millions of books (millions!)… and is a ping pong mogul?

Teddy Roosevelt and the History of Football

 This week the blog for has an article called “Score One for Roosevelt,” recounting how President Teddy Roosevelt helped “save” American football.

Pat Summitt Has Alzheimer’s Disease

“There’s not going to be any pity party, and I’ll make sure of that.”Pat Summitt, the winningest basketball coach in NCAA history, has been diagnosed with early-onset dementia — specifically, Alzheimer’s Disease.

“I Have to Admit I Was a Prat”

“I used to give myself airs and graces when I was younger,” he said in the glow of victory. “I have to admit I was a prat. I was rude to people if I’d had a bad round, and it wasn’t right. But I like to think I have
learned from my mistakes.”Nice little story about Darren Clarke, winner of this year’s British Open.

Roger Clemens Walks

The perjury trial of highly-decorated baseball pitcher Roger Clemens came to a halt on the second day of testimony when Judge Reggie B. Walton declared a mistrial.
Because prosecutors presented barred evidence to the jury. Oops.
As this piece from the Washington Post says: “His lawyers, unable to supress grins, declined to comment.”