Besides Novak Djokovic winning the Australian Open in 2008, it seems the Slams in the past few years have belonged almost completely to Roger Federer and, more and more, Rafael Nadal—but not much besides those two. Federer's decline seems much more obvious this year, while Nadal, although winning three out of the last four grand slams, seems beatable off the clay, if he's played correctly. Things seem a bit more open, and more players can join the chase for the big titles, even those who haven't won one in their career. Here's my list of the best six players today without a Slam title and their future chances of winning one.
As with each post season, some players have more to lose than others. Here are these years men with the target cross on their back.
Here are the 10 tallest men to play the game of basketball in the NBA. Some are lucky to be here just for their height and are hardly known to anyone not deeply involved with basketball, while others completed a very respectful and successful career in the NBA.
You can get used to seeing Alan Shearer, the Premiership's all time leading scorer in tailored clothes. As what was regarded in the beginning as an April Fool's joke later became a legitamte story, probably the biggest one in English football on the 1st of April despite the national side playing the Ukraine and beating them 2-1.Is it the right decision for Shearer? Is it the right decision for Newcastle? They can't do worst then they've done so far. The magpies are ranked 18th in the Premiership with 8 games to go, 2 points below Blackburn. Although it's still too early to call them gonners, with 6 more teams above them not safe from the relegation axe, Newcastle are in serious serious trouble.
The Regional finals came and went this weekend and gave us the 2009 final four teams. Two number one seeds advanced, while two other, both Big East teams were knocked out. Highlights from the games, predictions and short recaps of the Elite Eight round.
A round up of sweet sixteen stage in the 2009 NCAA basketball Tournament, with highlights from all the games, with the Big East, Missouri, North Carolina and Blake Griffin dominating the 2 nights.
In Italy , Inter held a promising 7 point lead before this weekend began, and with Juventus going away to AS Roma while Inter played Reggina, it seemed like a 10 point un-erasable lead could be waiting for both teams at the end of the weekend, which would finally put any doubts about Inter winning the Championship to rest. So Juventus went to Rome on Saturday - here's what happened:
Mounir El Hamdaoui is the hot name this season in Dutch Football, leading AZ to a probable championship and himself to the scoring titles. He is among others to rise to prominence around Europe this season due to their goals and ability this season.
Well, Tonight is the night all the conference tournaments in College Basketball begin, and it is actually the beginning of the "Big Dance" or "March Madness". Some or most would say that only when the 64 team NCAA Tournament begins you can say it's "March Madness" time, but I believe that it starts a week earlier, like tonight. Besides deciding tournament champions for each Conference, who will get in or out of the tournament it can be a factor in deciding how many Big East teams get a number one seed, and who will get it at all.