"I wouldn't be surprised if this is Alex's swan song," Fried said. "It's just the way he talked during the sitdown he did with Michael Strahan on the special he did last week. Strahan asked him what he planned to say when the time comes, and something about the way he answered made me think he's already said and done it. It would be a fitting ending: the GOAT of game show hosts, hosting a tournament of the GOATs from the GOAT of game shows." … [Read more...] about CT. Jeopardy! Contestant Predicts “Tourney of Champs” Winner
The game effectively ended within the first 16 minutes, after midfielder Carli Lloyd notched a light-speed hat trick (the fastest ever). She scored the quickest goal in a women’s World Cup final (in the third minute), and helped her team build an unanswered 4–0 lead in the first half. Her last goal was a midfield dagger, which soared above the out-of-position Japanese goalkeeper Ayumi Kaihori to find the back of the net. “When you’re feeling good mentally and physically, those plays are just instincts,” Lloyd told reporters after the game. “It just happens.” Although Japan would attempt to close the gap (with a nice strike and a lucky break off an American own goal), the U.S. ultimately held on, scoring one more goal to clinch victory. Lloyd won the Golden Ball for being the tourney’s best player, and Hope Solo won the Golden Glove for being the best goalkeeper. … [Read more...] about Relive the Most Glorious Moments From Team USA’s World Cup Final Win
"We could've hung our heads down (after losing), but we came out with a lot of energy today. It was really important for us to bounce back. I think it was a great experience for us to come here and see different competition, to see how these other teams play. It really prepared us for the rest of the season. When we get back home, we'll be way better as a team." … [Read more...] about Evanston Girls Prove They Can Play With The Best
Bethel foodies had high hopes for Proof Bar & Cafe, but the eatery, which paired craft beers and gourmet pretzels, was gone before we could get even a casual love affair started...>>>READ MORE … [Read more...] about Restaurants Open, Restaurants Close, and a Couple of Dinosaurs
The first existential arrow aimed at college sports was the class-action lawsuit, led by former UCLA basketball player Ed O’Bannon, alleging the NCAA was making money off the images of former college athletes without properly compensating them. In pro sports, these kinds of disputes are resolved by collective bargaining between owners and players. But in college sports, collective bargaining is impossible, as the NCAA is so devoted to the principle of amateurism that players aren’t allowed to take part-time jobs, no matter how much they need the money, and can get suspended for receiving gifts as small as a pair of sneakers. Which is why it was so radical for those Northwestern football players, led by graduating quarterback Kain Colter, to try to unionize after last season. Their goals were modest: They weren’t seeking pay-for-play but health care extending beyond their years on the field and to have their scholarships guaranteed even in case of injury. … [Read more...] about Leitch: Can College Sports Survive Collective Bargaining?