If I were one of the top athletes on the planet, I would demand my number be Pi. Is that irrational?
Haha <3. Djokovic? More like Joke-ovic, at least in that match compared to Rafa. Too good. He had his lefty wrist-snapping spin magic dialed up. Actually, he had everything in sublime working order: cross-court spinners, pace-melting flat blast shots and slices, the occasional indelible drop shot, unbelievable transition from defense to offense, lethal passes… too much for Djoker.
Lightning strikes as Usain Bolt wins gold
Lightning struck at the moment Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt crossed the finish line, winning the 100 meters final at the world championships in Moscow.
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Bartoli gets 1st major title with Wimbledon win over Lisicki
Previously Bartoli appeared in the Wimbledon finals in 2007.
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Emotional win by Jerzy Janowicz over his Polish countrymate Kubot in the Wimbledon 2013 quarterfinals. Well done. The football pitch jersey/Jerzy exchange should be in more sports, heh.
UPDATE: Well, that sucks. They took down the video.
14-year-old Tianlang Guan makes cut at Masters
AP: Tianlang Guan become the youngest player to ever to make the cut in PGA Tour history on Friday.
With 10 shots off of the lead, Guan, an eighth-grader from China, just barely made the cut. Earlier Friday, Guan was penalized for slow play.
At the end of the second round, Jason Day lead the Masters by one stroke.
Photo: Amateur Tianlang Guan waves after a birdie putt on the 18th green during the first round of the Masters. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
One of those “what were you doing at 14…?” moments.
Good, about time. Get these fuckin’ idiots outta here that do this kind of thing.
However, it really wasn’t quick enough:
Rice’s termination comes nearly four months after the university’s athletic director, Tim Pernetti, suspended him for three games and fined him $50,000, with little elaboration. On Wednesday, Pernetti said that he erred in not taking stronger action and that he would “work to regain the trust of the Rutgers community.”
The verbal and physical abuse of men’s college basketball players was caught on video (linked to in the article), and it was aired just yesterday on ESPN. Good for them. That forced Rutger’s reluctant hand, because the video exploded on the Internet. I’d say get that Pernetti guy out of here as well for doing the absolute wrong thing.
Although I don’t follow college sports at all, I’m posting this because I happened to see this video, and I’m happy that reporters did their job and that people got rightfully pissed and that people as ridiculous as that coach get what they deserve. I also can’t stand abuse of power.
On the comeback trail.
Nadal beat Nalbandian (who is also coming back from a long injury) to win the Brazil Open.
This is probably gonna be a damn battle, starting in less than an hour.
A serious narrative war going on with this Lance Armstrong thing. Like him or hate him, it’s obvious that he’s damn good at using narrative as a weapon, thanks in no small part to his fortune. This kind of makes it sound like Oprah was an outclassed pawn. But I did read that OWN made 50% more on advertising spots during the interview.
The Lance Armstrong/PED debacle in cycling sounds like the whole thing was an endemic arms race. And Armstrong came out on top because he was more ruthless and more committed to PEDs and the process than the others. At least that’s the impression I’ve always had after it became obvious that PEDs were rampant in the sport. I think this is the same mentality present in people who don’t want gun control, and of course it’s the same mentality countries adopt militarily. It’s a fundamental human impulse, like it or not, one that always threatens to escalate out of control.
However, that which is fundamentally human is not necessarily fundamental in Nature. Things can change.
He truly is the best in the world, breaking Muller’s record for most goals in a year. How can you not like him? World class this guy.
Not seeing any Messi on my dashboard, so I’m becoming the change. If you score 86 goals in a year where it’s not uncommon for games to end 1-0, then you are doing something special. MESSI!!!
Congrats to Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers for winning MLB’s first triple crown title since 1967. The last person to do that was Carl Yastrzemski. The triple crown, in case you didn’t know, is an offensive superlative, meaning leading your league in homeruns, batting average, and RBIs (there’s two leagues in MLB). Cabrera finished with a .330 BA, 44 homeruns, and 139 RBIs (Yastrzemski had .326, 44, and 121).