Month: October 2017

Federer Makes Short Work of Nadal in 2017 Shanghai Open

Roger Federer, pushed the distance in the semifinalagainst del Porto, made easy work of Rafael Nadal to win the Shanghai Masters. He won 6 – 4, 6 – 3 over the Spaniard, who holds a 23 – 15 advantage when the two have met over the years. Federer never faced…Read More

Ageist Opinions Impact Mature Roar Only Slightly

Is Queensland truly no country for old men? That question defies the truth that the A League’s Brisbane Roar has some football players that are not far removed from retirement benefits. The Roar needs to do no better than the top-six in order to play finals football this season, but…Read More

U.S. Soccer Sent to 2018 World Cup Exits by Trinidad and Tobago

By an interesting confluence of circumstances, the U.S. will not be going to Russia to play soccer in the 2018 World Cup. They seemed to have a slot locked up, trailing only Mexico in regional qualifying, but they lost to Trinidad and Tobago, meaning that the Yanks will be excluded…Read More

Shanghai Open No Country for Nick Kyrgios

John McEnroe, Jr., more widely known in these parts as Nick Kyrgios, is up to his old hijinks in China, walking off the court and quitting his first round match in the Shanghai Masters. It is not known with certainty at this point, but he will probably be banned for…Read More

Lewis Hamilton Less Than 20 Points from Securing 2017 F1 Title

F1 records have fallen are being continually rewritten by Lewis Hamilton of Team Mercedes as he closes in on this third championship. Hamilton added another pole and another victory to his resume when he won the Japanese Grand Prix. Assisting Hamilton in his quest is Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel, who is…Read More

Nadal Plays Winx to Kyrgios’ Hartnell in 2017 China Open

Which outcome is the more predictable of the two? Winx lapping the field at Flemington, or Rafael Nadal beating Nicky Kyrgios in a tennis tournament final? The world number one had little trouble, dispatching Kyrgios in straight sets to win the China Open. An ominous sign of the old, or…Read More

Ernie Els Suggests Method to Make 2019 Presidents Cup Competitive

The losers were not long in suggesting ways to make the Presidents Cup competitive. They were worthwhile suggestions for the most part that went beyond “Change the rules so that we can win.” The Internationals have won only once, back in 1998, when the event was staged in Australia, where…Read More

Wallabies Showing Promise Going Into World Championships

We often make rugby players the brunt of our jibes, but no one can accuse them of laziness. After just finishing the seemingly endless season of the Telstra 2017 NRL Premiership competition, many of the top stars of the game had time only for a quick blow before beginning preparations…Read More