10 Burning Questions for the 2012 NFL season
The National Football League will open its 2012 regular season on Wednesday when the Dallas Cowboys visit the defending Super Bowl-champion New York Giants. The off- and pre- seasons have set up several key story lines for the new season. Here are the 10 burning questions for the 2012 NFL season:
2012 Summer Olympics Recap: Day 16 — US Captures Most Overall Medals As London Games End
The 2012 Summer Olympics came to a close in London on Sunday with the United States adding two more gold medals to bring its Olympic-high total to 46. Here’s a recap of the day’s highlights:
US Women’s Basketball Team Routs France, 86-50, to Win Fifth Straight Olympic Gold Medal
Candace Parker scored 21 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, as the United States women’s basketball team soundly defeated France, 86-50, on Saturday night to win the gold medal game at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
2012 Summer Olympics Recap: Day 15 — Usain Bolt Wins Third Gold Medal, Helps Relay Team Set World Record
The United States surpassed the 100-medal mark during another record-setting day at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London on Saturday. Here’s a recap of the day’s highlights:
2012 Summer Olympics Recap: Day 11 — Aly Raisman Wins Two More Gymastics Medals
American gymnast Aly Raisman added to the US medal total at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London on Tuesday, while China widened its lead in the overall medal count. Here’s a recap of the day’s events:
Lightning Strike at Pocono NASCAR Race Kills 1 Fan, Injures 9 Others
A lightning strike in a parking lot outside a NASCAR race at Pocono Raceway on Sunday killed one fan and injured nine others, race officials said.
Pregnant Maylasian Olympian Finishes 34th in Air Rifle Competition
Despite being eight months pregnant, Nur Suryani Mohammed Taibi of Maylasia finished 34th among the competitors in the women’s 10-meter air rifle event at the Summer Olympics in London on Saturday. Taibi, 29, entered the London Games ranked 47th in the world in the 10-meter air rifle.
2012 Summer Olympics Recap: Day 2 — France Upsets US Swimmers in 4×100 Relay
Upsets and world records ruled the day on Day 2 of competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Here’s a brief recap of Sunday’s action:
Girl Sings Worst Version of National Anthem Ever
Like most US sporting events, Saturday’s Major League Soccer match between FC Dallas and the Los Angeles Galaxy was preceded by the singing of the national anthem, but only one rendition was this bad.
2012 Summer Olympics Recap: Day 1 — Ryan Lochte Wins Gold; Michael Phelps Is Fourth
After yesterday’s Opening Ceremony, the 2012 Summer Olympics had its first full day of competition on Saturday.
Rafael Nadal Wins Record Seventh French Open Title
Rafael Nadal beat world No. 1 Novak Djokovic, 6-4, 6-3, 2-6, 7-5, on Monday to win the championship of the rain-delayed French Open.
Maria Sharapova Wins French Open, Captures Career Grand Slam
Maria Sharapova easily defeated Sara Errani 6-3, 6-2 to win her first French Open in Paris on Saturday. With the victory, Sharapova completed a career Grand Slam and became just the 10th woman to win all four major tennis tournaments (Wimbledon and the Australian, French and U.S. opens).
NCAA Title Game: Kentucky Beats Kansas 67-59 To Win National Championship
Doron Lamb scored 22 points, and Kentucky held off a spirited Kansas rally to beat the Jayhawks 67-59 in the NCAA title game in New Orleans on Monday night. The win gave the Wildcats (38-2) their eighth national championship in school history and first since 1998.
Peyton Manning Will Reportedly Sign with the Denver Broncos; Tim Tebow’s Status Up in the Air
Free agent quarterback Peyton Manning will reportedly sign with the Denver Broncos. Representatives of Manning and the team are finalizing the structure of a contract reported to worth $90 million over five years.
Phil Mickelson, Pro Golfer, Hits Impossible Tee Shot Up a Fan’s Shorts
Golfer Phil Mickelson did not win the Northern Trust Open this weekend, but nobody seems to care since he was able to become a YouTube sensation by landing a golf ball inside a fan’s shorts.
Super Bowl XLVI Recap: Giants Rally To Beat Patriots 21-17 In Thrilling Super Bowl
Indianapolis, IN – Game MVP Eli Manning led an 88-yard, go-ahead touchdown drive late in the fourth quarter, and the New York Giants beat the New England Patriots 21-17 to win Super Bowl XLVI on Sunday. The victory was the New York franchise’s fourth Super Bowl title, and its second in five years.
Peyton Manning to Miss Entire 2011 Season?
The news seems to get worse each day for the Indianapolis Colts. Hours after a 23-20 loss to Pittsburgh dropped them to 0-3 for the first time since 1998, Colts owner Jim Irsay said Monday that star quarterback Peyton Manning, sidelined with a neck injury, will likely miss the entire 2011 season, WISH in Indianapolis reports.