Tagged with Sports

Celebrating Women Athletes: Billie Jean King, Jackie Joyner Kersee, Summer Sanders, Shawn Johnson and Cheyenne Woods Talk About Title IX

In honor of the 40th anniversary of Title IX, I am starting a “Celebrating Women Athletes” category on my blog. In this first post, Billie Jean King (tennis), Jackie Joyner-Kersee (track), Summer Sanders (swimming), Shawn Johnson (gymnastics) and Cheyenne Woods (golf) join others at a Celebration of Women in Sports gala sponsored by Coca-Cola and … Continue reading

2010 JLPGA Ito En Ladies Final Round

In Chiba, Japan, Miki Saiki used five birdies against two bogeys to shoot a final round 68, winning the 2010 JLPGA Ito En Ladies with a 10-under overall final tally, edging Mie Nakata by one stroke.  Nakata fired a clean 5 birdie, no bogey 67 but it was not enough to prevent Saiki from winning … Continue reading

The Hurt Game

One of the beautiful aspects of remembering the past glory of my sports heroes is that they are able to stay young forever. Even if they sojourn on well beyond their primes, and many do, the images that are most indelibly etched in my mind are those of youthful brilliance. This is not to say … Continue reading

LPGA Trials And Opportunities

LPGA TRIALS AND OPPORTUNITIES I love the LPGA and its amazing athletes.  The women of the tour are as skilled at what they do as any sportspeople in the world.  They show mental toughness, emotion, clutch play under pressure, endurance and fortitude. But the Ladies Professional Golf Association, like many sports organizations, is adrift in … Continue reading