Top 5 Sports activities Tales

Blissful Monday everyone, this is my Prime 5 for June 20, 2011 from Len Berman at

– 22-12 months outdated Rory McIlroy from Northern Island won the U.S. Open in a romp, taking pictures a file sixteen-beneath par 268. He gained by a whopping eight shots.
– Wimbledon is underway.
– Who wants interleague play? The owners, that is who. The Yankees and Cubs set a Wrigley Area attendance report for their three-game sequence.
– No age limit. The Florida Marlins want to 80-yr previous Jack McKeon to reclaim the Florida managerial job after Edwin Rodriguez resigned.
– What’s a new Year’s Day without bowl video games? We’ll discover out on January 1, 2012. Of the 35 college football bowl games, none will likely be on New Yr’s. That is a Sunday. They do not wish to compete with the NFL.

2. U.S. Open

I used to be dead unsuitable. I assumed the U.S. Open can be a “Tiger-free zone,” and then Rory McIlroy happened. His performance was so dominating that every one anybody could speak about was Tiger Woods. Positive McIlroy broke Tiger’s Open information, however is he pretty much as good as Tiger? Can Rory be the brand new Tiger? Can he be the one who eclipses Jack Nicklaus’ document of 18 main victories? Are you kidding? This kid wins one major and they’re speculating whether or not he can change into one of the all-time greats, even higher than Tiger? Damn you, Rory McIlroy. Simply once we thought the golf world was protected from at all times talking about Tiger Woods, you had to return alongside and mess the whole lot up. Nicely carried out.
Three. U-S-A, U-S-A

With the tip of the U.S. Open and the start of Wimbledon, one factor is perfectly clear. American men don’t rule the roost.

No American has gained a major golf tournament since Phil Mickelson eventually year’s Masters. And in tennis, you have got to return eight years to Andy Roddick winning the 2003 U.S. Open. Not that this is a foul factor. If you see Rafael Nadal battle Roger Federer, do you say to your self, “Yeah, but they don’t seem to be American?” And when golf fans have been chanting “Rory, Rory” at Congressional, had been they considering, “Yeah but he is Irish?” In fact not. They had been watching wonderful athletic feats. So who really cares if the U.S. is just not main the way in sports activities? Simply sit again and enjoy the present.
Four. What’s Fair is Fair

Israel won one on the European Women’s Basketball Championships. No, not on the court docket. They lost to the Czech Republic seventy two-fifty six, protecting their 20-12 months dropping streak intact. However Naama Shafir scored three factors in 10 minutes. And therein lies the victory. Naama may only play due to a final-minute deal. She wished to cowl her shoulders with a t-shirt beneath her jersey, but that was nixed. All uniforms should be, nicely uniform. However they compromised and allowed her to sport skin-toned elastic sleeves. Superb. However it nonetheless doesn’t assist the Iranian women who were disqualified from the Olympics qualifying tournament for sporting tightly bound scarves. C’mon people. Let everybody be true to their beliefs, and let ’em play. We’re speaking sports activities right here.
5. Wardrobe Malfunction?

I report, you resolve. Do you want Serena Williams’ tie-dyed warm-up leggings which she dropped at Wimbledon? Look intently. Nike really slapped its logo on it. Simply wondering if they have those in my dimension?

Comfortable Birthday: Tremendous Bowl IV MVP, former Kansas Metropolis Chiefs quarterback Len Dawson. 76.
Bonus Birthday: Actress Nicole Kidman. 44.

Today in Sports: Fairly a day for the Say Hey Child. Willie Mays graduated from highschool and instantly signed with the brand new York Giants for a $6,000 bonus. 1950.
Bonus Occasion: Lizzie Borden gets off. She is acquitted of hacking her father and stepmother to demise. 1893.
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