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  • Jun 28, 2018 08:16 PM
    Last: 6d
    The Tour de France youtube page also does these pretty cool 'Landscapes of the day' short videos for each stage. Worth checking out. That one is from Stage 6. But if you look on their video tab on their page, you can see one from every stage.
  • Jul 12, 2018 03:20 PM
    Last: 4d

    The back story here is Serena Williams and Angelique Kerber played in the 2016 Wimbledon finals, which Serena ended up winning. That gave Serena her 7th Wimbledon win. Kerber hasn't won at Wimbledon, yet, but she does have 2 grand slams under her belt - the 2016 Australian Open and the 2016 US Open. 2016 so a good year for Kerber.

    Now in 2018 they meet again. Both have been ranked #1 in the world at some point in their careers, and both have fallen a decent bit in world rankings since, just for different reasons.

    Kerber has fallen just from the competitive nature of the game. She currently ranks #11 in the world. But Serena, ranked #25 right now, fell because she was out of the game from being pregnant.

    Williams is just 10 months removed from having a baby; a delivery that was really hard on her:

    After her win over Görges, Serena, seeded 25th in the tournament, was asked about the idea that her return to the top was inevitable. She rolled her eyes.

    “This is not inevitable for me,” she said, alluding to the serious postpartum health problems she faced after giving birth. “I had a really tough delivery and multiple surgeries and almost didn’t make it, to be honest. I couldn’t even walk to my mailbox, so it’s definitely not normal for me to be in a Wimbledon final.”

    I think it's pretty well understood Serena is one of it not the best woman's tennis players ever. And she does exceptionally well at Wimbledon. Making it to the finals after the year she has had is a great story, one that I'm sure will overshadow Kerber almost completely, even though Kerber has had the tougher road to the finals this time around. Not sure who to root for here, just thought it was an interesting story worth sharing here. Should be a good rematch for two of the best in the game.

  • Jul 04, 2018 06:18 PM
    Last: 3d
    Feels like England's year to me.
  • Jun 28, 2017 03:15 PM
    Last: 3d

    All 3 made it to the quarterfinals. So 3/8 chance it happens again now. Give me Federer yet again.

    Also, good chance we get to see a Nadal/Djokovic semi. And the winner would play Federer in the final. Good stuff, if it plays out like that.

  • May 30, 2018 06:48 PM
    Last: 21d
    Mexico vs Brazil will be the best match-up so far. Been rooting for both teams so it kind of sucks one team is going to knock off the other. But hey, there can only be one winner.
  • Jun 05, 2018 08:46 PM
    Last: 1mo
    PowerPlay Wrote: This is absolutely a race people should want to watch. It'd be so cool to see Justify win the Triple so close to American Pharoah.
    Yes it will be. If Justify wins, which horse do you think is better?
  • Jun 07, 2018 01:15 PM
    Last: 1mo

    Simona Halep vs Sloane Stephens - Final Highlights - Roland-Garros 2018

    Yeah, Halep deserves her #1 ranking. Great match. Recommend checking it out if you missed it.

  • Jun 07, 2018 01:15 PM
    Last: 1mo

    The stage is all set for the women's finals at the French Open. Something that surprised me (as I only pay attention to the tennis world around the end of the major grand slam tournaments) is that Simona Halep is the #1 women's tennis player in the world. I expected a more known name (at least for me) like Sharapova or Williams. But I digress..

    #1 Halep will be taking on #10 Sloane Stephens in the Women's singles finals on the 9th of June. Now that I have just learned about Halep being so dominant, I will definitely be tuning in for that match-up.

    For the men's singles, we are currently at the semi-finals, with one very familiar name there: Nadal.

    Breaks down like this:

    M. Cecchinato vs D. Thiem
    R. Nadal vs J. del Potro

    Winner of each goes to the finals. I expect Nadal and Thiem (as Thiem is #7 in the world and Cecchinato isn't even ranked)

    If that happens, we will get to see Nadal go for his 11th French Open title, while he already owns the all-time record for most wins at Roland Garros. Can't help but always root for him.

    Will try and add links to the match-ups as soon as they are up. Also post your thoughts on these match-ups before and after. Curious other's take on Halep in particular. And Nadal's legacy at the French Open.

  • May 12, 2018 05:23 PM
    Last: 2mo
    Dallasite Wrote:

    Webb is now -19 under. Closest guy to him is -12 under. Simpson's the only guy in the whole tournament to shoot under 70 all of the first 3 rounds. Gotta think he has it in the bag..

    Live Leaderboard

    Not so fast. Spieth is out of it. But Woods is now only 4 shots back, with 6 holes to go..

    Watching from NBC Golf Channel live stream here right now. That's the Tiger/Spieth pairing feed.

  • May 12, 2018 05:23 PM
    Last: 2mo

    First off, 2 of best interesting golfers to follow had a big day 3 at the Players tournament I think worth talking about: Tiger Woods and Jordan Spieth.

    Both barely made the day 2 cut. Both started the day only -1 overall. Then both shot a -7 on the day, finding themselves 8 shots off the lead and tied for 9th place.

    It's not impossible for either of them to actually contend for the championship on day 4. Though an 8 shot deficient is pretty unlikely to come back from. Would require an awful amount of luck and good fortune in a single day. Should make for a dramatic final 9. :)

    Finally there's Webb Simpson. This guy basically came from out of nowhere, matching the course record on one of his days, and leading the whole pack strong at -17 under. I wonder if this is the coming out party for Simpson, or just another golfer finding his stride and putting together a great mini run, just to settle back into the middle of the pack?