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Rafa Nadal breezes through Australian Open first round

Rafa Nadal breezes through Australian Open first round

World No. 1 Rafa Nadal got his Australian Open campaign off to a winning start as he cruised past Bolivian Hugo Dellien 6-2 6-3 6-0. Nadal, whose sole title in Melbourne came in 2009, was tested by the No. 73 despite what the one-sided scoreline suggests. He was twice broken by Dellien — at the…MORE

Former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow is officially a married man

Former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow is officially a married man

Tim Tebow and Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters tied the knot Monday in Cape Town, South Africa, according to People magazine. In a sunset ceremony at La Paris Estate, the former NFL quarterback and Miss Universe 2017 exchanged vows they had written for each other, according to People. “I want the vows to be perfect. I’m leaving in…MORE

Conor McGregor wins in first UFC match in 15 months

Conor McGregor wins in first UFC match in 15 months

Irish mixed martial arts fighter Conor McGregor was victorious in his first UFC match in over 15 months, with a technical knockout win over American opponent Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone in Las Vegas, Nevada. McGregor blitzed Cerrone from the opening bell and won the fight less than a minute into the first round. McGregor improves his…MORE

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When the “Victims” Strike Back

A lot of terms were used to describe the man that opened fire on Republicans members of Congress at their baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia on Wednesday.  “Bernie Sanders supporter”, “left wing extremist”, “disturbed”, and “troubled” were the most common used by those investigating the matter, those who were among the targets and those who…

Less Than Compelling

Usually us curmudgeons like to go on and on about how sports, music and movies were better in “our day”.  I think that you can add Congressional hearings to that list as well.  That’s what I was thinking during both the James Comey and Attorney General Jeff Sessions testimony the last couple of weeks.  While…

Un-settling the Science

While James Comey was sucking up all the oxygen in the room, there was a pretty major science announcement last week.  It turns out that the human species might be much older than we originally thought.  Fossils found in Morocco place our earliest ancestors on the planet as far back as 350-thousand years ago.  Until…

Open Week

Welcome to US Open week here in Wisconsin.  Many of you will be venturing down to Erin (or Hartford or Richfield–I’ve seen all three used to describe the location of the course in stories) for practice rounds the next three days–or for the competitive rounds Thursday through Sunday (and possibly Monday–more on that later).  Here…