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PicturePortrait: Djokovic Regains Wimbledon Championship!
SplashBros: Warriors Prepare To Pass MJ ’96 Bulls Season Record For Wins!
Peyton Manning Prepares To Announce Retirement!
Peyton Manning announced his intentions to retire, and will make it official at a press conference at 1pm today. There is no better way than to go out a champion (after dramatically winning Super Bowl 50), and he definitely deserves that! Manning was a stand up character, but did have his small share of scandals. Back in his Tennessee days…
Kobe Announces Retirement!
On Sunday afternoon, 5-time NBA Champion and 17-time All-Star Kobe Bryant, who broke into the NBA at the tender age of 18, announced that he will retire at the conclusion of this season! Kobe is an international icon known worldwide! He actually grew up in Italy, as his dad (Joe Bryant) played professionally overseas from 1984 to 1992! He will retire being the only player in NBA history to play 20 years for the same franchise, the LA Lakers, and third all-time in scoring!
Yankees Bid Fond Farewell To Yogi Berra! [Photo]
The NY Yankees paid tribute to Yogi Berra, who passed away on Sept. 22 at 90 years old, coincidentally exactly 69 years from his MLB debut. He lived beyond his years, and played beyond his peers; accomplishing 18 All-Star appearances, 15 consecutively. He was also an astounding 10-time World Series Champion with the NY Yankees, and even played and coached briefly crosstown for the NY Mets later in his career…
Coach Pop Notches 1000 (Wins)!
The current NBA Champion Super San Antonio Spurs’ coach Gregg Popovich notched his 1,000th win on Monday night! Marco Belinelli hit the game-winning buzzer beater with 3 seconds left to give the Spurs a dramatic 95-93 win over the Indiana Pacers! Coach Pop became the ninth coach all-time to accomplish the feat (chart below), and the third quickest to get there (behind Phil Jackson and Pat Riley)! Pop took the best players from overseas and groomed them into a Championship team (five championships) year in and year out! Also, he finished with the second highest winning percentage (.684) from the 1,000 and over club only behind Phil Jackson (.704)!
Grand Slam Tennis: Croat Marin Čilić Wins His First US Open!
Croatian Marin Čilić came to the US Open in Flushing, NY (Queens) on Monday night lacking a Grand Slam victory and left a CHAMPION! He won his first ever grand slam (and US Open) in decisive fashion (6-3, 6-3, 6-3) in straight sets dominating fired up-and-coming Japanese Kei Nishikori! The match was so quick and tidy…