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Pat Summitt (1952-2016)

It took something monumental to break me out of tennis mode during Wimbledon 2016. I wish it were not so. Hall of Famer Pat Summitt, one of the greatest coaches in basketball history…no, in sports history…passed away at the age of 64 from complications of early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. I never met Coach Summitt. I’ve only … Continue reading

Garbine Muguruza Ready For Wimbledon 2016

After being crowned a new Major singles champion at Roland Garros 2016, Garbine Muguruza has been anointed as The One. There’s a lot of pressure to be the next big thing in tennis. Every result she earns will be magnified from this point on. After defeating Serena Williams in straight sets in Paris, Mugu turned … Continue reading

Bo-Mee Lee Wins 2016 Earth Mondamin Cup

I’m basically in Wimbledon 2016 mode now, but I wanted to offer a quick little congratulations to Bo-Mee Lee for winning the 2016 Earth Mondamin Cup. It’s her 2nd victory of the season and 17th career JLPGA title. She was the only player with four rounds in the 60s, her 20-under overall score outpacing 2nd … Continue reading

Soo-Yun Kang Wins 2016 Suntory Ladies Open

Kangsy! I’ve been a fan of Soo-Yun Kang since she was a 20-something player on the United States-based LPGA. Back in 2005, it was a great thrill to see the Fashion Model of the Fairways win the Safeway Classic…and have to lift a ridiculously HUGE trophy: see it here. Since playing full-time on the LPGA … Continue reading

Christina Grimmie

I loved Christina Grimmie’s voice from the first time I heard her sing on YouTube, which was this song from Les Miserables, “I Dreamed A Dream”…for some wacko to shoot and kill this rising 22-year old dreamer, I have no words to describe my feelings…peace on your journey, Christina Grimmie…keep dreaming. #RIPGrimmie   EDIT: With … Continue reading

Tennis Players Dominate Forbes 2016 List Of Top Paid Female Athletes With Serena Williams Coming In At #1

#1 SERENA WILLIAMS (Tennis), $28.9 Million After an 11-year reign as the top female money earner in sports, counting endorsements combined with prizemoney, the provisionally suspended Maria Sharapova fell to #2 as 21-time singles Major winner Serena Williams tops the Forbes 2016 list, measuring money over the last 12 months. Considering that some of her … Continue reading