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England defeats New Zealand in astonishing Cricket World Cup final

England defeats New Zealand in astonishing Cricket World Cup final

England produced an astonishing fightback to defeat New Zealand in a thrilling Cricket World Cup final at Lord’s on Sunday. With England chasing 242 for victory, the host nation finished on 241 all out to take the final to a super over. With each team given another six balls to face, England duo Ben Stokes…MORE

Flawless Simona Halep beats Serena Williams to win first Wimbledon

Flawless Simona Halep beats Serena Williams to win first Wimbledon

History was made at Wimbledon on Saturday but if you were rooting for Serena Williams, it wasn’t what you hoped for. Simona Halep became the first Romanian to win Wimbledon when she stunned the American 6-2 6-2 in what had to be one of the finest performances in a final in the tournament’s recent history.…MORE

Duchesses Meghan and Catherine attend Wimbledon final

Duchesses Meghan and Catherine attend Wimbledon final

Duchesses Meghan and Catherine attended Wimbledon on Saturday to watch Serena Williams and Simona Halep compete in the women’s singles final. Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, watched the clash from the Royal Box, alongside Catherine’s sister, Pippa Middleton. Williams, who was defeated by Halep, is a close friend of Meghan and…MORE

Chasing 24th grand slam title, Serena Williams targets ‘calm’ space

Chasing 24th grand slam title, Serena Williams targets ‘calm’ space

She’s 37 and a mom, but Serena Williams says she is inspired by other veteran sports stars such as Roger Federer and Tiger Woods as she chases a record-equaling 24th grand slam title. Williams takes on Romania’s former world No.1 Simon Halep in Saturday’s Wimbledon final, aiming to avenge last year’s final defeat by Angelique…MORE

Antoine Griezmann signs for Barcelona in $135 million deal

Antoine Griezmann signs for Barcelona in $135 million deal

Antoine Griezmann’s long-awaited move to Barcelona was finally completed Friday after the Spanish champion met the player’s €120 million ($135m) buyout clause. According to a statement published on the club’s website, Griezmann, 28, will sign a five-year deal with an astonishing buyout clause of €800 million ($900 million). Griezmann scored 133 goals in 256 appearances…MORE

How Tony Jacklin hijacked my mom’s wedding

How Tony Jacklin hijacked my mom’s wedding

Tony Jacklin is a hero. I think every golf fan in Europe would agree with that. He’s a two-time major winner, the first man ever to hold both the Open Championship and the US Open at the same time and before Tony came along, the Ryder Cup was a biennial reminder of America’s golfing supremacy.…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…