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1984: Team U.S.A. Dominates the Olympic Boxing Field

1984: Team U.S.A. Dominates the Olympic Boxing Field

Last week in this space I wrote about the U.S. 1976 Olympic boxing team, hailing them as the greatest of all time. But there is definitely an argument to be made on behalf of the 1984 squad for that distinction. My major reason for favoring the team that went to Montreal is that the entire [...]

August 9, 2016 Briggs Seekins Headlines, Olympics 0

Ex-Nascar Driver Bryan Clauson Dies at 27

Ex-Nascar Driver Bryan Clauson Dies at 27

Bryan Clauson, a sprint car specialist who made 26 career starts in the NASCAR XFINITY Series, died Sunday following injuries sustained in a crash. He was 27 years old. Clauson was racing in the 39th Belleville Midget Nationals when he made contact with another car. His car flipped over several times before being struck by [...]

August 8, 2016 admin Headlines, Racing 0

1976: When the U.S. Dominated Olympic Boxing

1976: When the U.S. Dominated Olympic Boxing

In 2012, the men’s U.S. Olympic boxing team failed to garner a single medal. No American man has won gold at the Olympics since Andre Ward in 2004. Carlos Balderas enters this year’s games coming off a terrific run through the 2015 World Series of Boxing, where he was selected the tournament’s Outstanding Boxer. But [...]

August 3, 2016 Briggs Seekins Headlines, Olympics 0

U.S. Olympic Rowers’ New Uniforms Protect from Sewage

U.S. Olympic Rowers’ New Uniforms Protect from Sewage

With concerns regarding the quality and safety of the water in Rio, the US Olympic rowing team will be fitted with new uniforms to help protect them. Rio had promised to clean up Guanabara Bay but that apparently has not happened. According to a pediatrician in Rio, Olympic athletes will literally be swimming in human [...]

July 29, 2016 admin Headlines, Olympics 0

DeAndre Jordan Does it All Against China

DeAndre Jordan Does it All Against China

The Los Angeles Clippers big man, DeAndre Jordan, shined for Team USA during a against China at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday. DeAndre Jordan opened the game against China with a huge block on the defensive end of the floor and then finished on the other side for an alley-oop dunk. Dominant. Jordan [...]

July 25, 2016 admin Headlines, Olympics 0

Maria Sharapova Banned from Tennis for 2 Years

Maria Sharapova Banned from Tennis for 2 Years

Maria Sharapova has been banned for two years by the International Tennis Federation after failing a drug test at the Australian Open. Sharapova said in a post on her Facebook page that she would appeal the ruling to the Court of Arbitration for Sport claiming that she did not intentionally violate anti-doping rules. The heart [...]

June 8, 2016 admin Headlines, Tennis 0

Tiger Woods to Skip U.S. Open

Tiger Woods to Skip U.S. Open

Tiger Woods hasn’t played a competitive golf since August of last year, and that streak will not come to an end during the U.S. Open. Woods has announced that he will skip the tournament that is set to begin next week. He’s still recovering from two back surgeries in fall of 2015, and still isn’t [...]

June 8, 2016 Kevin Burke Golf, Headlines 0

Phil Mickelson Sued By SEC

Phil Mickelson Sued By SEC

The SEC has filed a civil law suit naming Phil Mickelson as a “relief defendant,” the five time major winner has been accused of insider trading. According to the SEC Mickelson has made approximately $931,000 on Dean Foods stock because of an insider tip. Sports bettor Billy Walters and former Dean Foods chair were arrested [...]

May 19, 2016 admin Golf, Headlines 0

Marc Leishman Opts out of Rio Olympics Due to Wife’s Health

Marc Leishman Opts out of Rio Olympics Due to Wife’s Health

Australian golfer Marc Leishman will not be participating in the upcoming Rio Olympic Games because of his wife’s health. Leishman’s withdrew from last year’s Masters after his wife Audrey almost lost her life due to toxic shock syndrome. Still now, a year later she continues her slow recovery. “It is with deep regret that I [...]

May 5, 2016 admin Golf, Headlines 0

Tiger Woods Registers for the U.S. Open

Tiger Woods Registers for the U.S. Open

For the first time in eight months, yet still not providing an actual return date, Tiger Woods has done what is required to play in the US Open. According to Alex Miceli of Golfweek, Woods has now registered for the 2016 U.S. Open at Oakmont that wil take place in June. In order to participate [...]

April 25, 2016 admin Golf, Headlines 0