Becky Hammon has spent her life in basketball. A 16 year WNBA veteran, she knows the game. Now she’ll get a chance to show how well, on the biggest stage of her life, center stage of the NBA, with the defending champion San Antonio Spurs.
From the works of poet John Greenleaf Whittier comes no more poignant quote than, “Of all sad words of tongue and pen, the saddest are these, “It might have been.” Red Sox and Yankees fans look back on the last week and think, “What might have been?”
The broadcast of the PGA Bridgestone Invitational was no different from any other that features, Tiger Woods. You can’t teach an old network new tricks, and the Golf Channel and CBS were certainly up to their old tricks.
For the first time since drawing a two game suspension from the NFL for a domestic violence arrest, Ravens running back Ray Rice publicly addressed the issue yesterday.
Today it’s about the futures market. Not on Wall Street, in sports. Today Tiger Woods opens defense of his WGC Bridgestone Invitational title at Firestone in Akron, perhaps his favorite course, having won their nine times.
Heading into the Masters, with Tiger Woods shelved due to back surgery, I painted a picture of a new era dawning in golf, one in which Tiger Woods no longer dominated, with a number of fresh young faces standing by to shake the yoke and claim their birthrights.
Today it’s the American Athletic Conference’s turn. The AAC holds it’s annual football media day in Newport, Rhode Island, a chance to not only preview the season, but for commissioner Mike Aresco to offer a state of the conference address entering the academic year.
For all the milestones of the baseball season, Memorial Day, the 4th of July, the All Star break and Labor Day, regularly tracking the contenders, this is one of the biggest weeks of the year, and it’s only a coincidence the Red Sox and Yankees open a series at Fenway on Friday.
Last season Miami Dolphins offensive lineman Jonathan Martin disclosed he’d been the victim of bullying by a group of teammates acting under the direction of fellow lineman Richie Incognito.
Another division 1-A college athletic conference held it’s annual football media day yesterday. This was not one of the “Power 5″ conferences, but Conference USA served notice that it wouldn’t mind being the “Power 6th” with an impact announcement of it’s own.