Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Wild World of Wednesday - July 16, 2008

Futbol: Rhonaldino is moving from Barcelona to AC Milan. Mancini is leaving AS Roma for Inter Milan. Juventus has given up on their pursuit of Liverpool’s midfielder Xabi Alonso. Really, there is just way too much going on for me to properly cover. All I know is that the Premier League starts up again in mid-August.

Football: As the NFL season draws nearer, so do the wild stories. This week has been quite the Brett Favre rollercoaster and I’m all done talking about it! Today.

Baseball: The Homerun Derby was quite the spectacle this year with Josh Hamilton hitting 28 in the very first round. He should have won, don’t you think? Alas, Justin Morneau pulled it out in the end. Most fans are talking about Hamilton’s performance more than the winner’s. Morneau shouldn’t be too bothered about it though – he’s got the trophy. The All-Star Game was another marathon at 15 innings and the longest in history at 4 hours and 50 minutes.

Golf: Is golf boring without Tiger Woods? I don’t think so. Of course, I don’t get bored of golf. I’m definitely a fan of Mr. Woods, but it’s nice to see other players getting the spotlight also. I’m sure Tiger will recover and be back in the game before too much time passes. Even if he went so far as to retire I bet he would stay involved with golf. It would be nice for the other golfers on tour to answer questions about themselves rather than what golf is like without Tiger also. As a matter of fact, the sport existed before he played and will likely continue to thrive when he does leave.

Basketball: There are rumors of the Lakers looking to trade Odom. That dancin' machine Turiaf agrees to a new contract with the Warriors but the Lakers can make another offer.

Today in Sports History

1950 - Uruguay defeats Brazil 2-1 for soccer's 4th World Cup in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

1995 - 50th US Women's Open Golf Championship is won by Annika Sorenstam


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Apryl DeLancey said...

Thank you for visiting Luis!

Monica 08 said...

Yey, European soccer in the "Wild World" post! More More More!!!

Ronaldinho- hope it's not a flop for AC Milan

Mourinho left Chelsea for Inter Milan, Mancini's the one that left Roma to go to Inter.

Apryl DeLancey said...

Yes - I've been neglecting it and it's fine time to make sure there is more!

We'll just have to see about Ronaldinho! And thanks for pointing out my typo - I'll fix that!

Monica 08 said...

Hi Apryl, how about some men's ATP tennis too? Djokovic or Gasquet :) Then I'll be more hooked to your blog!

Apryl DeLancey said...

Oh, I know! I love ATP! That's my problem, I love so many sports.

Lindsay said...

Yeah, I think it's nice that some other players are in the spotlight with Tiger out for awhile. But he'll be back soon. And he will get all the attention again once he's back.

Apryl DeLancey said...

Totally - there are some other interesting stories out there in the PGA and LPGA!