Even Princess Leia knows that the women's US World Cup soccer team is led by a swashbuckling interplanetary bounty hunter...oh wait, no, sorry. I was thinking of Han Solo. The actual person leading the team is goalie Hope Solo. It's easy to get those confused.
The NBA has long served as second fiddle to the NFL, which for one is known as “America’s pastime.” The NFL has more fans, more TV viewers and brings in more money. But while the NFL lockout approaches its fourth month and the NBA’s is less than two weeks old, the NBA players seem to have one advantage over their football brethren, and it could very well be a key element in solving their own labor dispute with its league and ownership.
According to a report on ESPN this morning, the NFL and NFL Players Association are close enough to an agreement that a deal could be ratified during the league meetings that begin July 21 in Atlanta and end the lockout.
Derek Jeter has joined an elite group, earning his 3,000th hit on Saturday against Tampa Bay pitcher David Price. Jeter becomes the first Yankee to reach the exclusive group, reaching this milestone on a home run in the third inning.
Yao Ming is quitting basketball. The eight-time All-Star who averaged 19 points and 9.2 rebounds per game was an enigma when it came to the NBA game. Now multiple stress fractures in his feet have forced him to hang up his sneakers instead of attempting yet another comeback.