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Friday links: Not buying Jimmy Howard got hosed edition

Alternate headline: Friday links: Glad this week is over edition Blues news Its Jarmo Day among the Blues press. Mr. Kekalainen is gearing up for his last draft with the Blues. [Belleville News-Democrat] Jarmo likes where the team is as he prepares to leave for Finland. [St. Louis Post-Dispatch] JR chats today. My question: Halak! […]

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NHL Draft 2010 Buzz: Draft-Day Rumors

Abelimages/Getty Images I got up bright and early for this one, here are the latest rumors going around the NHL heading into tonights draft. I was expecting top goalie prospect Jack Campbell to go a bit high at sixth overall to the Lightning however, rumor has it that the Dallas Stars (11th pick) and Phoenix […]

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Marathon man Isner loses quickly in 2nd round

One day after winning the longest tennis match in history, John Isner lost the shortest mens match at Wimbledon so far this year. The marathon man looked weary from the outset Friday, required treatment for a neck injury and was beaten by unseeded Thiemo de Bakker of the Netherlands 6-0, 6-3, 6-2. The second-round match […]

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Recapping the Draft: Welcome, Quincy and Craig

Wow. Was that a roller coaster, or what? It started rather inconspicuously: John Wall at #1 to the Washington Wizards. There was the expected video montage, the expected polished interview, and so forth. Evan Turner at #2. Again, no shocker. Derrick Favors at #3 raised a few eyebrows- New Jerseys continual praise of Wesley Johnson […]

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Belgians resume rivalry at Wimbledon

Justine Henin and Kim Clijsters play each other in the fourth round at Wimbledon on Monday, in a rivalry featuring Belgians with Grand Slam titles who rose to the top, retired and came back around the same time. Neither has won Wimbledon, and their head-to-head record stands at 12 wins each. For all the symmetry, […]

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John Wall gets red-carpet treatment from Wizards

The Washington Wizards have arranged a Hollywood-style red carpet welcome for John Wall. The franchise went over the top for its No. 1 overall pick in the NBA draft, setting out a roped-off red carpet outside the Verizon Center and another red carpet inside the front doors and leading to the elevator. Huge banners and […]

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Playing for Africa, Ghana faces US at World Cup

Whether buoyed or burdened by carrying Africas hopes at the World Cup, Ghana now finds its route to the quarterfinals blocked by a United States side out to avenge a contentious loss four years ago. The Ghanians reached this round of 16 at the 2006 World Cup – also as Africas last remaining representative – […]

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