Tiger Woods Back Surgery Keeps Him Behind Jack Nicklaus

Tiger Woods’ back surgery further proof that he’ll never catch Jack Nicklaus’ 18 majors (via NJ.com) A wise friend in the business once gave me three pieces of advice early in my career as a sports columnist: • Avoid bullets. (Oops) • Try not to make it rhyme, if you have the time. (D’oh) • […]

Random Thoughts about March Madness

March Madness 2014: 10 random thoughts from Thursday’s early games (via NJ.com) Here are some random thoughts from Thursday’s first eight games: 1. Best interview of the day was CBS sideline reporter Allie LaForce’s interview of Miya Oliver, sister of Dayton’s Devin, during the Flyers’ upset win of Ohio State. Best Interview of…

McIlroy Leading PGA Honda Classic

McIlroy clings to Honda Classic clubhouse lead (via AFP) Rory McIlroy held a one-stroke clubhouse lead over Brendon de Jonge during Friday’s second round of the US PGA Honda Classic while top-ranked Tiger Woods struggled to make the cut. McIlroy held his nerve after two early birdies to finish with a flourish…

Olympics: US Ice Dancers Set World Record

US skating pair break world record, Jamaicans flop (via AFP) US ice dancers Meryl Davis and Charlie White set a new world record in the short dance at the Olympics on Sunday while the gallant Jamaican bobsleigh team came down to earth with a bump. Two-time world champions Davis and White — seeking a first […]

Canada on Top in Medal Count Today

2014 Winter Olympics medal count: Canada takes top spot (via SB Nation) By Alex Skillin  @AlexSkillin on Feb 10 2014, 1:43p + Canada, the Netherlands and Norway each have seven medals heading into Tuesday. The Netherlands continued to dominate the speed skating competitions on Monday, with three Dutch skaters sweeping…

Sunday Sochi Update

Sochi Winter Olympics 2014 medal count: Team USA picks up second gold (via SB Nation) By Scott Coleman  @scottcoleman55 on Feb 9 2014, 2:46p 3 The United States is tied for the lead with two gold medals, though they trail Norway in the overall medal count by three. Team USA picked up two more medals […]

Billie Jean King to Miss Sochi Olympics Opening Ceremony

Billie Jean King will not attend Sochi opening ceremonies (via Fox Sports) Updated FEB 05, 2014 2:59p ET NEW YORK — Billie Jean King will not attend Friday’s opening ceremony of the Sochi Olympics in Russia because her mother is ill. King, who was selected to help lead the U.S. delegation to the Games, has […]

Why Not You?

The lovely female TV interviewer asked for Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson’s take on the day after he guided them to an incredible victory against the Denver Broncos. Wilson, small for a quarterback, told the story of discussing his size and abilities in terms of making it into the pros with his father who remarked, “Why not you?”

Porcupine Predicts Bowl Winner

Teddy the Porcupine Predicts the Super Bowl Winners (via Bloomberg TV) Jan. 31 (Bloomberg) — On today’s “Mystery Meat,” the bets are on! Can Teddy the porcupine correctly predict the winner of Super Bowl XLVIII? (Source: Bloomberg) — Subscribe to Bloomberg on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/Bloomberg Bloomberg Television…

Super Bowl Sunday!

Super Bowl pregame show 2014: Two states, an Idol, a Queen, and so much more (via SB Nation) By Matt Verderame  @MattVerderame on Feb 2 2014, 7:00a + The pregame show will be an endless spectacle, including music, segments and a wide variety of other things. With each passing year, the Super Bowl seems like […]

Broncos & Seahawks in 2014

It’s a lock! Manning’s Broncos will face Sherman’s Seahawks in 2014 (via Fox Sports) Updated DEC 31, 2013 8:16a ET It’s never too soon to start thinking about the 2014 NFL season. And with the 2013 regular season wrapped up and the playoffs just days away, the NFL on Monday released next year’s opponents for […]

Bowled Over

Did you know there are 35 college bowl games? For those of you who haven’t had your fill of college football which started in August, you can enjoy the bowl games starting December 21st.

A Day at the Races

Drag racing—the straight dash over a quarter mile from a standing start for the shortest elapsed time—is a form of racing unique to the US. My husband, Jim, and I spent a recent weekend at the National Hot Rod Association’s 49th Annual World Finals Drag Races in Pomona.

Texans Coach Kubiak Suffered a TIA

NFL Report: Kubiak suffered mini-stroke (via Fox Sports) Texans players talk about Gary Kubiak’s collapse and send well wishes. Updated Nov 5, 2013 12:39 AM ET   HOUSTON (AP) Texans coach Gary Kubiak suffered a transient ischemic attack — commonly known as a mini-stroke — at halftime Sunday against…

Wallace Jr. Win Heralds a New Day for NASCAR

NASCAR Waltrip on Wallace Jr: Its a new day for NASCAR (via Fox Sports) Updated Oct 29, 2013 5:44 PM ET   Darrell Wallace Jr.’s breakthrough win in Saturday’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway did more than earn him a deserved spot in the history books as only the second African-American…