Sunday, April 13, 2008

Sunday Sports Wrap - April 13, 2008

I must say, it was awesome to wake up this morning and get live Premier League soccer on my television! It started at 8:00 am PST so I thought I was dreaming at first, but sure enough, Manchester United v. Arsenal was on the screen. Owen Hargreaves scored a free kick to put Man U up 2-1. They held on to that in spite of diligent efforts by Nicklas Bendtner and Arsenal in the waning minutes.

One of the biggest events of the day is the Master’s Tournament. It’s exciting to see some new names at the top, but you just cannot count Tiger Woods out until someone else puts on the green jacket! Speaking of Tiger, apparently someone managed to get a discarded banana peel from the golf star. I admire Mr. Woods and am quite the fan myself – but the last thing I want is someone’s food remnants. Ewww! Come on people, take a picture or something. At least an image won’t rot and make you look like a complete scrounge. Have some dignity!

Pro Bowling has a major event today with the Motel 6 Roll to Riches. The top prize of $150,000 makes it a really nice paycheck!

In Major League Soccer, Toronto FC visits the Los Angeles Galaxy. TFC wants their first win of the season in this Week #3 contest. The teams have met twice before with a tie and a Galaxy win.

The best thing about this time of year is that, no matter what day it is, there is Major League Baseball!

The Western Surfing Association has a competition at Steamer Lane in Santa Cruz today. This place has choice waves so if you’re in the area – definitely check it out!

Yahoo! Sports has an article today about the most miserable sports cities – and Los Angeles is NOT one of them. So there.

Today in sports history:

1949 – The Minneapolis Lakers defeat the Washington Capitals for the 3rd NBA title

1986 – Jack Nicklaus wins at the Master’s Tournament – the 50th anniversary of the event

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