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11:01 AM, November 8th, 2011
Great moral men take care of these things. But he didn’t. This kind of thing could have happened at any university. But it could have happened the exact way it did only at Penn State, where everyone, from that cowed janitor to the president, takes his cues from Coach.
Michael Tomasky on Joe Paterno’s moral failure.
1:07 PM, September 29th, 2011

Red Sox Collapse, Miss Postseason

How unlikely was the Red Sox’s late-season collapse, which, after last night’s loss to the Orioles in the final game of the season, saw the American League wild card go to the Tampa Bay Rays? 

Paging Billy Beane.

11:08 AM, September 14th, 2011
It was moving to watch a man who had played with so much heart also speak with so much heart. His praise for Mr. Djokovic, who is having one of the greatest seasons ever, was generous and accurate. But the thing of beauty — and the very ethic behind his game — was the self-recognition in Mr. Nadal’s words, the sense of his personal responsibility for what happens to him on the court.
Today’s New York Times editorial praises Rafael Nadal for his sportsmanship after losing the U.S. Open to Novak Djokovic. 
6:33 PM, September 9th, 2011

brooklynmutt:

First lady Michelle Obama returns a shot to former tennis professional John McEnroe (not pictured) as fans look on during the Let’s Move! tennis clinic during Day Twelve of the 2011 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.

Global Grind

I don’t know anything about tennis form, but I’m just gonna say ‘nice shot.’

Reblogged from
5:45 PM, August 31st, 2011

We’ll miss Venus’ bold fashion statements at this year’s U.S. Open. She just announced that she had to drop out due to being diagnosed with the autoimmune disease Sjogren’s Syndrome.

6:35 PM, August 24th, 2011
5:23 PM, July 21st, 2011

Members of Iran’s women’s soccer team weep after being disqualified from a June 3 key match in Jordan because their conservative uniforms didn’t meet FIFA regulations.

(Photo: Ali Jarekji / Reuters-Landov)

5:02 PM, July 11th, 2011

newsweek:

Today in Newsweek archives: Girls Rule!

Yesterday’s dramatic penalty shootout win over Brazil in the semifinals of the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup marked the 12th anniversary of this iconic 1999 image, showing defender Brandi Chastain (now an ESPN commentator) just seconds after she secured the penalty for the World Cup win against China (the second win in U.S. history). At the time, international interest in women’s soccer was at an all-time high—and the celebrated match against China was the most-attended women’s sporting event in history. Chastain called it “the greatest moment of my life on the soccer field. The U.S. is set to face France on Wednesday.

All those in favor of another Women’s World Cup Newsweek cover say “aye.”

Reblogged from Newsweek
11:10 AM, June 22nd, 2011

Victoria Azarenka’s grunt on the courts at Wimbledon this year reached 95 decibels, still short of Maria Sharapova’s record-setter last year of 105 decibels.

Video above from a 2010 match in Melbourne against Serena Williams.

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1:44 PM, June 16th, 2011

Yes, Those People Are Literally Kissing, On The Ground, In The Street, Amid A Riot

Canucks. Or performance artists?
via
UPDATE: 
 

Caught between police and rioters, Ms. Thomas was knocked to the ground by an officer’s riot shield as police charged forward, Ms. Jones told The Globe. Her son immediately tried to comfort her and gave her a kiss.
“I just thought, yep, that would be Scott because he’s a bit of a dreamer and he wouldn’t have even known there was a riot going on around him, quite possibly,” Ms. Jones said with a laugh from her home outside Perth in western Australia.

Yes, Those People Are Literally Kissing, On The Ground, In The Street, Amid A Riot

Canucks. Or performance artists?

via

UPDATE

Caught between police and rioters, Ms. Thomas was knocked to the ground by an officer’s riot shield as police charged forward, Ms. Jones told The Globe. Her son immediately tried to comfort her and gave her a kiss.

“I just thought, yep, that would be Scott because he’s a bit of a dreamer and he wouldn’t have even known there was a riot going on around him, quite possibly,” Ms. Jones said with a laugh from her home outside Perth in western Australia.

6:35 PM, June 7th, 2011
Dwayne Wade on being a single dad and and NBA superstar. In this week’s Newsweek:

I’ve had some ups and downs lately, but the memories of the unpleasant times disappear quickly, in part because of moments like the one recently when I was able to surprise my younger son, Zion, at his school with cupcakes for his fourth birthday. It was the day after we’d won the Eastern Conference finals, but that victory couldn’t compare with the huge smile on Zion’s face at that moment. I will never forget it. Bad memories vanish each morning when I walk into both of my sons’ bedrooms to wake them up for school—their laughter gives me all I need to face whatever is happening in my life.

Awww!
(Photo credit: Pat Carter / AP Photo)

Dwayne Wade on being a single dad and and NBA superstar. In this week’s Newsweek:

I’ve had some ups and downs lately, but the memories of the unpleasant times disappear quickly, in part because of moments like the one recently when I was able to surprise my younger son, Zion, at his school with cupcakes for his fourth birthday. It was the day after we’d won the Eastern Conference finals, but that victory couldn’t compare with the huge smile on Zion’s face at that moment. I will never forget it. Bad memories vanish each morning when I walk into both of my sons’ bedrooms to wake them up for school—their laughter gives me all I need to face whatever is happening in my life.

Awww!

(Photo credit: Pat Carter / AP Photo)

1:43 PM, June 6th, 2011

theparisreview:

It Never Gets Old

Buzz Bissinger captures the moment too:

His immediate reaction on the court after a major tournament victory always seems to be the same—a dropping to his knees with his back arched in a straight-line slant, his fists clenched and eyes closed tight.

Reblogged from The Paris Review
11:56 AM, June 2nd, 2011

Aw, the San Francisco Giants makes and ‘It Gets Better’ video.

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