Here’s an overlook of some of the big sports stories that transpired this weekend! As always, there was a little bit of everything!
European club soccer teams had the week off this weekend as this was an international break. All players that were called up by their national team for World Cup qualifiers. So far for the 32 team showpiece event, the national teams to qualify for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil are:
Over the next several months, the 27 remaining slots will be filled with countries from around the world. These final months of World Cup qualifying will be an excititng and dramatic time for international soccer.
Side Note: USA vs Mexico will face off on Tuesday night in Columbus, Ohio in a World Cup qualifier. The “Border War” as this rivalry is known is always an exciting clash, so don’t miss it! Uncle Sam’s Army will be out in full force.(8pm ET ESPN)
AP Poll released today (courtesy of ESPN): http://espn.go.com/college-football/rankings/_/poll/1
This was a very calm week for college football as many top teams played inferior opponents. As the whole nation counts the days until next Saturdays Alabama vs Texas A&M rematch, this past Saturday allowed us all to catch our breath after a crazy week 1. There were three bigger games yesterday that should be noted:
Miami (FL) 21
(17) Michigan 41
(14) Notre Dame 31
(11) Georgia 41
(6) South Carolina 30
Yes, Colorado also did win narrowly defeating Central Arkansas 38-24. CU is now 2-0, already doubling their win total from last year. WR Paul Richardson who tore his ACL last year, had 11 REC, 209 YDS and 2 TD. In the first two games this year, Richardson has 21 REC, 419 YDS, and 4 TD. The kid looks like the real deal, and he will be playing on Sundays.
Serena Williams defeated Victoria Azarenka 7-5, 6-7, 6-1 to capture her 5th US Open. Heavy win throughout the match caused both players to adjust constantly and their were frustrations shown from both players. The first two sets were very intense, and somehow someway, Serena Williams after just losing a tough tiebreak in the 2nd set, showed more will, fight, and determination and strolled to victory in the 3rd set. Serena now has 17 grand slam singes titles, which puts her 7 grand slams behind Margaret Court who holds the record with 24. My money is on Serena.
Olympics: The International Olympic Committee selected Tokyo as the host for the 2020 Summer Olympics. Tokyo beat out Madrid and Japan. Japan has previously hosted the Summer Olympics back in 1964 and the Winter Olympics twice back in 1972 and 1998.