Posts Tagged "tennis"

Ukrainian tennis player Sergiy Stakhovsky stopped play at the French Open on Monday to use his iPhone to snap a photo of a disputed line call.

And then tweeted it.

(via Mashable)


An Announcing Dream Team

If I were building a dream team from today’s crop, for a sporting event to be named later, it would look something like this: Marv Albert running play-by-play next to Cris Collinsworth and Mary Carillo, while Suzy Kolber works the sideline. Charles Barkley would be in the studio with Keith Olbermann and John McEnroe, and, because they’ll need it, Costas stays, as referee.

- Following two recent pieces on sports broadcasters - David Remnick on Howard Cosell and Kelefa Sanneh on Jon Gruden - Rieves Wiederman explores what makes a good sports broadcaster, and creates an announcing dream team:


More rain delays at the US Open on Wednesday, September 7, 2011. 

Anyone else beginning to feel like this is Wimbledon (before that roof)? 

82% of people who searched online for Maria Sharapova today were men (via @YahooSearchData)

via @darrenrovell

Get out!

10 P.M. (HBO) McEnroe/Borg: Fire & Ice

As Borg and McEnroe surveyed Centre Court and replayed shots, tactics and their state of mind during the documentary, they also conveyed a sense of genuine friendship and respect. They are not tennis’s Magic and Bird or even Ali and Frazier. They might be closest to Evert and Navratilova, whose rivalry endured longer and whose relationship has also matured over the years.

What separates McEnroe-Borg is one match that stands alone — and survives the test of time. - NYTimes