Category Archives: CNN – Sports

Marcel Hirscher marches towards Vonn win mark

Marcel Hirscher marches towards Vonn win mark

He’s already one of the greatest sportsmen of his generation, but Austria’s Marcel Hirscher showed no sign of letting up as he raced to a 61st World Cup victory Sunday. Hirscher won a giant slalom in Alta Badia, Italy for his third win of the season as he looks to extend his record to eight…MORE

Weekend in Sport: LeBron James, Aaron Rodgers suffer, Lionel Messi shines

Weekend in Sport: LeBron James, Aaron Rodgers suffer, Lionel Messi shines

It was a weekend to forget for LeBron James and Aaron Rodgers — but Lionel Messi continued his fine form for Barcelona, while free beer for fans proved just the tonic for English Premier League side Southampton. Here’s your Monday sporting recap. 1. Worst-ever game for James against Wizards Last season he beat the Washington…MORE

Edwina Tops-Alexander wins $1.4 million Super Grand Prix in Prague

Edwina Tops-Alexander wins $1.4 million Super Grand Prix in Prague

One fence down halfway, Edwina Tops-Alexander pulled out all the stops to become the first winner of the Longines Global Champions Tour Super Grand Prix in Prague. The Australian won the Super Grand Prix with a second-round time of 61.08 seconds, less than half a second faster than German veteran Ludger Beerbaum and almost four…MORE

Wimbledon tennis buys golf club, members to pocket $107K each

Wimbledon tennis buys golf club, members to pocket $107K each

Celebrities such as Piers Morgan and nearly 800 other members of a London golf club will earn £85,000 ($107,100) each after agreeing the sale of their Wimbledon Park Golf Club to the organizer of the Wimbledon grand slam tennis tournament. The All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) has acquired the land, which lies across the…MORE

Nicolas Chauvin: Club in mourning after death of teenage rugby prospect

Nicolas Chauvin: Club in mourning after death of teenage rugby prospect

A 19-year-old rugby player has died after suffering a serious neck injury during a youth match in France. Stade Français academy player Nicolas Chauvin broke his neck following a tackle against Bordeaux-Bègles on Sunday, resulting in cardiac arrest and brain damage. He was rushed to hospital but his death was later confirmed on Wednesday. “It…MORE

Blogs

Punching a Gift Horse in the Mouth

Amazon has ended a year of suspense by deciding that it is going to split its new second headquarters–“HQ2”–between cities just outside of New York and Washington, DC.  Hundreds of cities across the country had put together presentations and incentives packages for the retail giant hoping to land the 50-thousand high-paying tech jobs and the…

The Baraboo “Nazis”

Until yesterday, Baraboo, Wisconsin was known primarily as the home of Circus World–the town where the traveling circuses of yesteryear wintered–and where the Great Circus Train originated.  Now, Baraboo, Wisconsin will be known as the home of the “High School Nazis”.   A prom photo appearing to show a group of high school boys making…

The Birth of the Common Sense Party

For the first time since the Progressive and Bull Moose members returned to the Republican Party in the 1930’s, there is fertile ground for the formation of a viable third party in the US.  Don’t let Libertarians or Green Party members fool you, they have no chance to win anything–and actually only serve to increase…