- Wimbledon – Not sure why I’ve been so enthralled with a sport I have no past with, but I can’t stop watching. In the men’s draw, Federer, Nadal, Djokovic, Murray, Tsonga, the top five seeds, are all still alive after straight set wins in Round 1. As for the women’s draw, Venus Williams has bowed out, further accentuating her fall from grace. Sharapova, Radwanska, Serena Williams, Kvitova, and Azarenka are all still alive as well. My favorite part is watching the people along the surface on the back row dodge 100mph serves and returns.
- New York Yankees – So far June has been a great time to wear pinstripes. The Yankees are 18-5 this month and have no signs of slowing down. They enter today percentage points ahead of the Rangers for best record in the MLB.
- Yu Darvish – He wasn’t great last night against the Tigers, but he was good enough to earn his 10th win of the season on the heels of a 10 strikeout performance. One of the most anticipated stories leading into the 2012 MLB season has had very few hiccups thus far.
- Aroldis Chapman’s Somersaults – Sure, the Reds fireballer had blown two saves in a row (a two-run go-ahead HR in the 9th by the Twins’ Josh Willingham and a walk-off two-run HR by Asdrubal Cabrera of the Indians), but after fanning the side to earn a save last night, he proceeded to do two somersaults off the mound. Act the part big fella, please.
- Dwayne Wise’s “Catch” – On Derek Jeter’s 38th birthday, Dwayne Wise went into the stands to try to make a catch. Problem was, he never made it, and umpire Mike DiMuro refused to ask to see the ball. I think that’s protocol when a player winds up in the crowd. Wise deserves an Oscar.
- BCS < 4-Team Playoff – College football announced it is moving to a 4-team playoff format beginning in 2015. Sounds like progress is being made, but they still have a lot of kinks to iron out, namely who is on the decision committee. I like where their heads are at, but there will be some controversy moving forward.