Category Archives: CNN – Sports

Germany cruises to Women’s World Cup knockout stages, South Africa eliminated

Germany had already qualified for the knockout rounds of the Women’s World Cup, but that didn’t stop the high-flying side from dismantling South Africa in its final group stage match. In truth, the 4-0 scoreline could have been much worse for South Africa, which leaves its first ever World Cup with three defeats from three…MORE

Royal Ascot 2019: A summer spectacle with the royal seal of approval

Britain’s royal family, toffs, top hats and world-class horse racing — there is little more quintessentially British than Royal Ascot. The summer spectacle, which begins Tuesday in Berkshire, west of London, combines high fashion with the cream of Flat racing. Soaked in tradition and glamor, the event dates back to 1711 and comes with the…MORE

Gary Woodland: How a Special Olympics golfer inspired new US Open champion

He dreamed of starring in the NBA, but in Gary Woodland’s first college game on a basketball scholarship, he realized he needed a plan B. Woodland acted quickly and switched universities to play golf, turned pro in 2007, and 12 years later held off world No. 1 Brooks Koepka to clinch his maiden major title…MORE

Gary Woodland wins 119th US Open, his first major title

American Gary Woodland won the 2019 United States Open Championship at Pebble Beach Golf Links in California Sunday. The victory secures the 35-year-old’s first major career title. Woodland finished 13-under par for the championship, and held off world No. 1 Brooks Koepka in the final round. The two-time defending champion Koepka finished second with a…MORE

USWNT dominates Chile to coast into Women’s World Cup last 16

It may have received some criticism for the ruthless dismantling of Thailand in its opening game at the Women’s World Cup but the USWNT was in no mood to go easy on Chile. Despite resting a number of key players, such as striker Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe, the reigning world champion took just 11…MORE

Maurizio Sarri leaves Chelsea to manage Italian champions Juventus

Chelsea has confirmed manager Maurizio Sarri will leave the club to join Serie A champion Juventus. Sarri, who only joined the London club at the start of last season, won the Europa League title in his last game in charge of the Blues. He also guided Chelsea to a third-place finish in the English Premier…MORE

Babe Ruth’s jersey sold at auction for a record-breaking $5.6 million

It’s been more than a century since Babe Ruth started his baseball career, but the Bambino is still breaking records. A Babe Ruth New York Yankees jersey from 1928-1930 fetched $5.64 million at auction Saturday, making it the most expensive piece of sports memorabilia ever sold, according to the auction house. The previous record was…MORE

Blogs

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…