Sunday, July 13, 2008

Sunday Sports Wrap - July 13, 2008



Baseball
: Today is the last of the matchups before the All-Star Game on Tuesday. The standings through the league are pretty much the same as they’ve been for some time now – Devil Rays, White Sox, and Angels atop their divisions in the AL and Phillies, Cubs, and Diamondbacks atop the NL. The Dodgers are doing just peachy and lost Takashi Saito last night. Expect to see more “great baseball” from them. (Yes, that was sarcastic.)

WNBA: Two games today: Connecticut @ Washington and Atlanta @ Chicago. The Los Angeles Sparks have slipped down in the standings to third in the west. San Antonio sit atop the west and Detroit is number one in the east.

Golf: The John Deere Classic finishes today and there’s a three way tie at the start of the day (Kenny Perry, Jay Williamson, and Will MacKenzie). Across the Atlantic, the Scottish Open is finishing up. The Jamie Farr Corning Classic also finishes today. Michelle Wie is struggling here, Paula Creamer shot a 60 in practice earlier in the week, and it’s still anyone’s win.

Today In Sports History

1934 - Babe Ruth hits his 700th home run in a 4-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers.

1944 - Erno Rubik of Budapest, the inventor of the Rubik's cube, is born.

1963 - Spud Webb, NBA guard extraordinaire, is born today.

5 comments:

Monica 08 said...

Hi Apryl, are you following ATP tennis these days? I just read about the ATP Stuttgart final Gasquet-Del Potro. It wasn't on ESPN or the Tennis channel :(

Gasquet lost not surprisingly. He's not getting any younger. When is he going to have self-belief that shows on the court consistently?

Monica 08 said...

When I read "Jamie Farr Corning Classic" I said, 'Jamie Farr, Klinger from M*A*S*H*?' I went to the official website and it was him! I'm a big fan of the show M*A*S*H*.

Apryl DeLancey said...

Hi Monica -

I haven't caught much tennis in the past week.

Yeah - Jamie Farr - I know, I just think of Klinger but I'm not sure if he golfs in a dress too! :)

Lindsay said...

I need to be better at supporting the WNBA. I want to support professional women's sports and I love watching basketball, but I have never really gotten into the WNBA.

Apryl DeLancey said...

I do as well, once you catch more WNBA games its really easy to get hooked.