Ken Griffey Jr. Hits 600th Home Run; Ball Still in Play

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Ken Griffey Jr., outfielder for the Cincinnati Reds, has joined the ranks of the "600 HR club" when he homered off of Florida left-handed pitcher Mark Hendrickson. Griffey brought in Jerry Hairston, who was on third. There was one out.

Justin Kimball, 25, of Miami, supposedly caught the ball, put it in a wool cap, and then had the cap stolen from his hands. Police have found the man with the ball, and will examine video to see to whom it actually belongs.

Source: CNN

Detroit Seal Stanley Cup Title Win

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

The Detroit Red Wings celebrated overnight after taking their 11th Stanley Cup title, winning game six on the road against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Detroit won 3-2, clinching the club's fourth Stanley Cup win in 11 seasons.

Detroit is the first team in NHL history to have made a European captain. Niklas Lidstrom, of Sweden, said: "I've been over here for a long time and I watched Steve Yzerman hoist it for three times in the past."

He added: "I'm very proud of being the first European. I'm very proud of being a captain of the Red Wings."

Source: ESPN

Iraq Soccer Officials Inflate Ticket Prices by up to 2,000% for Visiting Australian Fans

Dubai: Australian soccer fans who travelled to watch Australia play Iraq in a World Cup qualifier have complained that Iraqi officials charged them up to twenty times more for tickets than Iraqi fans and kept them waiting for hours.

The pricing fiasco, coupled with a week of 'dirty tricks' for the players, is seen by many as an insult after the Football Federation of Australia bent over backwards to accommodate the Iraqi's at a game in Brisbane the week before.

The Australian team were only given match balls to train with for their last two sessions and it took the intervention of the Asian Football Confederation to get the team one training session at the ground before the game.


Tiger Woods Back for US Open?

Sunday, June 1, 2008

US Golf star Tiger Woods has said that he was on schedule to return to the tour in time for the US Open, following undergoing surgery to his left knee. Woods made the announcement at the Congressional Country Club.

Of his rehab, Woods said it "is boring. It gets really old riding that bike, man. But everything's on schedule. Just been training and trying to get this thing organized for the Open, and it's right on schedule for that."

The US Open begins on the 12th of June.

Source: ESPN