Friday, July 31, 2015

the 2022 winter olympics goes to..........

Beijing China. they were just awarded the 2022 winter games at the 128th IOC session in Malaysia. the announcement was made just moments ago, beating out Almaty Kazakhstan. the votes will be unveiled later. Beijing will be the first city to host a winter and a summer games (2008 for the summer). congrats

Sunday, July 26, 2015

last day of pan am games

its the last day of the pan am games in Toronto and Canada did pretty well. the U.S. finished first in the medal standings with 265, then Canada in second. with one event remaining and Canada not in it, they will finish with 217 medals (78 gold - a national record, 69 silvers - a national record and 70 bronze - 4th best) the 217 medals are also a national record. pretty good results.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

cole hamels goes no-no crazy

Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels pitched a no hitter as the Phillies shut out the Chicago Cubs 5-0. he walked two and struck out 13. the no hitter is his first one. first time the Cubs were no hit was Sept. 9 1965 when Sandy Koufax threw a perfect game. last time Wrigley Field saw a no hitter when Cubs Milt Pappas did the feat in Sept 2, 1972.

Friday, July 24, 2015

the tokyo 2020 logo

the official Tokyo 2020 logo that was unveiled earlier today. thoughts anyone? UPDATE: the logo has been dropped and will be looking for a new one

Sunday, July 05, 2015

fifa womens world cup championship game

this wasn't even close. the United States scored 4 goals in the first 16 minutes en route to a 5-2 win over Japan. Carli Lloyd scored three of the four goals within those 16 minutes. they have their redemption over Japan from when they lost to them in 2011. congrats to the U.S.

Saturday, July 04, 2015

third place game

this one went into 30 minutes of extra time. England got the only goal of the game on a penalty kick and will finish third defeating Germany 1-0. a bit of redemtion after losing in the semi final on a heartbreaker of an own goal on the last possible minute. hopefully Laura Bassett feels a little better.

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

semi final Wednesday

Japan ended up winning 2-1 over England to advance to Sunday's championship game against the United States in Vancouver. with the loss, England will face Germany for third place on Saturday at Edmonton. the last two games of the tournament are upon us.

happy birthday Canada

happy 148th birthday Canada day. it was Dominion day until the early 1980s, when it was changed to Canada day. there will be celebrations all over Canada. so wear your red and white and enjoy the day