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  • Jun 08, 2017 10:41 PM
    Last: 18d

    The 20-year-old birthday girl, Jelena Ostapenko will take on Simona Halep at the French Open final on Saturday. If she is able to keep it together and pull out a win this weekend, Ostapenko will be the first unseeded woman to win since Margaret Scriven won in 1933. I personally hope she will win, but it won't be without a hard fight.

    Ostapenko said, "When I came here, I didn't expect I would be in the final. The first match was a tough one (against Louisa Chirico) and I won it. It gave me confidence. Then every match I was playing better and better.".

    Both athletes had quite impressive semi-final's. Ostapenko, the world No.47 defeated Switzerland's Timea Bacsinszky on Thursday with a 7-6, 3-6, 6-3 three-set victory. Though she may be riding high at the moment, it will be much more difficult to get those kind of numbers against her final opponent. Halep, the world No.4, took out Karolina Pliskova with an almost matching victory of 6-4, 3-6, 6-3. This will be the first Grand Slam victory for either, though Halep's second time in the finals since 2014.

    I am going to put my money on Halep. I think she wants the win too much to let it slip through her fingers.

    The match will be on NBC this Saturday, June 10th at 9 a.m.

  • Jun 04, 2017 08:48 PM
    Last: 14d
    Dallasite Wrote:

    2017 College Baseball World Series Live Bracket

    We have the first Regional winner of 16, making it onto the Super Regionals: CSU Fullerton. They're set up to play either Texas or Long Beach. My guess is Texas, as they are already up a game there.

    Anyways, made this thread to discuss the 2017 college baseball regionals - world series action. Let me know which team you are pulling for and why. I remain an Aggie fan. Even though 2 years in a row I got cocky about them, and they didn't deliver.

    It's hard for me to cheer for anyone other than the Aggies. I can always find a reason for thinking they will be the champs, but as you said, last two years were sub-par. I'm going to go with Oregon State this year. Mostly because lot of the oddsmakers are saying it will be Oregon vs Louisville in the finals. But then again, the last time the No.1 seed won the WS was in 1999. It's always fun seeing pieces of history happen.

  • Jun 03, 2017 04:49 AM
    Last: 23d

    The Nashville Predators are now down 0-2 against the Pittsburgh Penguins in the Stanley Cup playoffs. This Saturday is the time to dig their claws in and pull out a win. It would be a slim chance for them to stay in the Cup if they don't. Losing game 3 would force them to have to win the next 4 games in a row. And although that isn't likely, I've seen it happen before.

    In my opinion the Penguins aren't playing incredible hockey, in fact, they were outplayed by the Preds in games 1 and 2. Though they did play well enough for a few short bursts to win both games. And to be clear, I'm not saying they didn't deserve it. A win is a win. But It really bothers me when I see a team play much better than their oppenent and still come up short.

    I see the Predators winning on Saturday. I think they've gotten a good scare from their current deficit and will be playing with everything they have. I think a full Preds offense will be a bit too much for the Penguins to handle.

    The game is Saturday 6/3 at 8 p.m. ET.

  • May 31, 2017 06:42 PM
    Last: 14d
    I agree with you that the Warriors will win. And to be honest, I'm tired of hearing Lebron's name. The guy gets credit for absolutely everything the Cavs do now. I'd like him to retire just on that alone. But I don't think that will happen. I see him playing 1 more season, then calling it quits.
  • May 28, 2017 11:59 PM
    Last: 29d

    Scott Dixon actually walked away uninjured from one of the most horrific crashes I've ever seen during the Indy 500. Entering the 54th lap, Jay Howard lost control of his car and was veering back down the track, when Dixon inevitably crashed into him. The two hit in such a way that it caused Dixon's car to go airborne and collide with the inside retaining wall, completely ripping the car apart.

    I know the engineering of these cars is extremely extensive, but I just can't wrap my head around how he walks away uninjured.

  • May 27, 2017 03:17 PM
    Last: 30d
    Takuma Sato took the win. He's the first Japanese Indy 500 winner in history. I bet he feels on top of the world right now.
  • May 25, 2017 02:15 AM
    Last: 18d

    The French open will be on Sunday in Paris. This particular year's tournament is going to be very important for many. Most of the big contenders will not be attending, so it is prim time for someone else to take the win. Roger Federer is sitting this one out to rest for Wimbledon. Serena Williams will be out due to her pregnancy. And Maria Sharapova was not invited to the event. With that said, you couldn't ask for better circumstances for a new champion.

    Here are a couple players that I think will be worth the watch:

    Alexander Zverev:

    The 20-year-old German defeated Novak Djokovic at the Rome Masters and has shot up into the top 10. An important thing to note about Zverev is that he is widely thought to become a dominant force in the future. Though many think that this is not yet his time. I disagree with that. I think he will seize this opportunity to snatch the trophy while the big dogs are away. Not that that's any less worthy. More power to him.

    Dominic Thiem:

    And now we have 23-year-old Dominic Thiem. The young athlete impressively came in second only to Rafael Nadal this clay season. That isn't a bad thing whatsoever, considering the only person ahead of him. Afterwards, Thiem lost to the Spaniard in the Barcelona and Madrid finals. He then handed Nadal his very first loss in four tournaments in the Rome quaterfinals. Keep your eye on this one. I can most definitely see him taking out whoever is in his way.

  • May 17, 2017 07:36 AM
    Last: 1mo

    It'd be really cool to see AD win. Though it would be a stretch to bet for any horse to win triple crown, being that it is the unicorn of trophies. Isn't it known as the most difficult and rare trophy to win out of all sports?

    On a side note, who names these horses? They all have the strangest names. It's like they are all picked from random google translate responses.

  • May 15, 2017 01:03 PM
    Last: 1mo

    The Green Bay Packers are one of the only teams I can think of that I relate success to basically one player. When I am watching a Packer's game I am really only focused on what Arron Rodgers is going to do next, both athletically and play-wise. He seems to be the only player on the team that you can rely on to win the game, or lose the game.

    For instance, if we were talking about a Denver Broncos win, it would be normal talking about how the defense/Manning/entire offense won the game. Same goes for most other teams. But to me, that's not the Packers. It is either going to be a conversation about how Rodgers throws a crazy long pass for the win, or how he ran it in for a late td, so on and so forth.

    My point to this is that the Packers need more guys who are there to compete at every game, not ones that show out 1/6 games (like Randall Cobb, Clay Matthews, and honestly.... just not many more come to mind). Maybe throw some fresh faces in there to get some nerves running. Something has to change.

    I genuinely think the Packers have what it takes with their roster as it stands....they're just not doing it. The have a great defensive line. They have talented receivers. They have a great QB. They have a great coach. They have all the right parts to build a winning machine, but it seems like they just don't have enough fuel to keep it running long enough to matter.

  • Apr 25, 2017 08:17 PM
    Last: 2mo

    Well the Browns ended up staying course and picked up Myles Garrett. Smart move on them. They could have picked up Trubisky at No. 1. They also skipped on a first round QB altogether before picking up Kizer in the second round. Though he apparently it's been confirmed he will be sitting to start the season, leaving Kessler to be the starter.

    This makes me wonder what Cleveland will look like this year. They could really use some wins their way.