Category Archives: CNN – Sports

‘There’s not enough Black people’ in golf, says Lee Westwood

‘There’s not enough Black people’ in golf, says Lee Westwood

Former world No. 1 golfer Lee Westwood says golf has some work to do in addressing issues of diversity within the sport and that it’s “dominated by White people.” While many other sportspeople and sports organizations like Formula 1, the NFL and Premier League soccer have been vocal in support of the Black Lives Matter…MORE

Two-time world champion snowboarder Alex Pullin dies in spearfishing accident

Two-time world champion snowboarder Alex ‘Chumpy’ Pullin has died while spearfishing in his native Australia. Pullin, 32, was the Australian flag bearer at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, and competed in three Olympics in total. He was known as an experienced diver and had previously posted about his passion for spearfishing on social…MORE

“MLS is Back Tournament” rolls on despite coronavirus concerns

“MLS is Back Tournament” rolls on despite coronavirus concerns

It’s been dubbed the “MLS is Back Tournament,” but amid a global pandemic the resumption of club soccer in the US will take place without one team and one of Major League Soccer’s star players. With 10 players and one staff member testing positive for Covid-19, MLS has pulled FC Dallas out of the competition,…MORE

Russian goalkeeper, 16, suffers severe burns after struck by lightning

The video is grainy, but with the help of a spotlight, the moment a Russian footballer is struck by a bolt of lightning is clearly visible. Znamya Truda goalkeeper Ivan Zakborovsky was training when lightning struck him on the pitch. While his teammates were training near the touchline, the 16-year-old keeper was about to kick…MORE


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…