Category Archives: CNN – Sports

Steph Curry made a morale-boosting call to coronavirus nurses

Steph Curry made a morale-boosting call to coronavirus nurses

Steph Curry raised the spirits of a group of coronavirus nurses in Oakland, California, when he surprised them with a FaceTime call Tuesday. Shelby Delaney, an ICU nurse at Summit Medical Center, had started wearing Curry’s Warriors kit under her scrubs to “summon my inner warrior.” She was given a further lift this week when…MORE

Premier League stars launch initiative to help NHS amid coronavirus crisis

Premier League stars launch initiative to help NHS amid coronavirus crisis

English Premier League soccer players have launched a collective initiative to generate and distribute funds to the British National Health Service during the coronavirus pandemic. Launched on Wednesday, #PlayersTogether will set about helping those fighting on the frontline of the UK outbreak and has partnered with the NHS Charities Together organization to identify key areas…MORE

Qatar and Russia deny allegations of bribery surrounding World Cup bids

Qatar and Russia deny allegations of bribery surrounding World Cup bids

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) isn’t letting up on its investigation into corruption in soccer. Its latest indictment filed in US District Court in March was made public this week, alleging that bribes were accepted by top officials ahead of the votes that allocated Russia and Qatar as respective hosts of the 2018 and…MORE

Jose Mourinho accepts training in a public park was wrong

Jose Mourinho accepts training in a public park was wrong

Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho has acknowledged he breached UK government guidelines after he and a number of his star players were pictured flouting social distancing regulations by training in a north London park. Pictures appeared on social media on Tuesday of Mourinho holding a makeshift training session for midfielder Tanguy Ndombele, while Davinson Sanchez and…MORE

Ronaldinho granted house arrest in Paraguay after ‘fake’ passports claims

Ronaldinho granted house arrest in Paraguay after ‘fake’ passports claims

Former Brazilian soccer star Ronaldinho has been granted house arrest in Paraguay after allegedly entering the country with false documents. Along with his brother Robert, the former Barcelona forward was arrested by Paraguay’s national police on March 4. The prosecutor’s office said that officials found various documents, including ID cards and Paraguayan passports in the…MORE

F1 team Mercedes to make design of new breathing aids freely available

F1 team Mercedes to make design of new breathing aids freely available

The Mercedes Formula One team will make the design of its new breathing aids freely available to help healthcare systems around the world fight the coronavirus crisis. The Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) devices will help patients with lung infections to breathe more easily when an oxygen mask alone is no longer sufficient. The device…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…