It’s weekends like this past one when we realize how lucky we really are. I mean, did you see the U.S. Open? Did you watch those three eagles from Tiger Woods? Did you see the birdie on the 72nd hole to force a playoff? And did you see that 19-hole […]
Picking Splinters: Big Brown’s Triple Crown and More
Mike Hume tackes questions from his magic mailbag, saying that all a Big Brown win at Belmont would yield is a slew of children’s book-worthy headlines.
NOVA’s Pennington Skating for the Love of It, Raising Awareness for the Love of His Father
Canadian Jeffrey Buttle, after winning the men’s World Figure Skating Championship in Sweden last weekend, noted in a TV interview that he’d come a long way since starting to skate at age two.
MEREDITH KERRIGAN AND FABIO CERASUOLO sport their new crowns on a rainy Friday night that served as the Mason High Homecoming. (Photo: Bob Morrison, Bonnie Briar Productions, LLC)
Legg Mason Tennis Classic, William H.G. FitzGerald Tennis Center, Rock Creek Park, Washington, D.C., finals Sunday afternoon.
Nicholas F. Benton: The Sporting Bad News
There’s a very effective TV ad that warns young people about the dangers of steroid use, showing the ancient Greek statue of the discus thrower crumbling.
Picking Splinters: A Summer of Scandal
Is this the summer of scandal or what?
Picking Splinters: Odd Competitions Fill Summer Doldrums
It is officially the driest week in sports. While Major League Baseball takes a rest for its All-Star break, we sports fans are left in the lurch. Most would view this period as a kind of curse, but I look at it as an opportunity to explore the sporting competitions […]
Retiring a Rookie
Falls Church’s Andy Anderson waited years to pursue his dream of bowling professionally. Now, in his retirement, he’s finally getting the chance to start. Falls Church resident and rookie professional bowler Andy Anderson has a different definition of retirement than most. Most people don’t “retire” by starting to play […]
Nicholas F. Benton: Bonds Shrugged
This Tuesday in San Francisco, Barry Bonds jacked the 745th home run of his career, bringing him within 10 of what for the better part of a century has been considered the premiere accomplishment in professional baseball, if not all sport: to become the all-time homer king.