The story of the world’s most famous soft drink goes that Dr. John Pemberton concocted the original mixture that would become the Coca-Cola beverage we all know over a fire in the backyard of his Atlanta home on March 29th, 1886. He envisioned it as a cure for a hangover.
Tom Hanks’s character Jimmy Dugan famously said in ‘A League Of Their Own’ that “There’s no crying in baseball.” But that warning hasn’t stopped some of professional sports’ top players from showing their softer side from time to time.
In the longest match in Australian Open history, Novak Djokovic outlasted Rafael Nadal 5-7, 6-4, 6-2, 6-7 (5), 7-5 to take home the Australian Open championship. In a 5 hour, 53-minute endurance contest, Djokovic proved once again why he's the best tennis player on the planet.
Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer have competed in many memorable matches over the years. This morning at the Austrailian Open, they went head to head once again. In the end, Nadal outlasted Federer 6-7 (5), 6-2, 7-6 (5), 6-4 to advance to the final.
The 2011 New Orleans Saints will go down as a record setter. Whether it be franchise, NFL, or individual records, the Saints ended the season today with a plethora. Here is a breakdown of all the accomplishments.
Tennis superstar Novak Djokovic has had one hell of a run this year, composing a 2011 record of 64-2, with 10 tournament titles. Monday evening in New York, he defeated Rafael Nadal to win his first ever U.S. Open title. The win marks Djokovic's 4th career grand slam title, and 3rd this year.
There were no big surprises in the NBA draft last night. As many mock drafts predicted, Duke guard Kyrie Irving went first overall to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Arizona PF Derrick Williams was the next selection, taken by the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Hornets, without a first round selection, used their lone draft pick in the second round on Kentucky Center Josh Harrellson, then traded him to the New York Knicks for cash considerations.
Rafael Nadal won his sixth French Open Championship, and 10th Grand Slam, by defeating Roger Federer, in four sets, on Sunday. The Associated Press, courtesy of espn.com, reports that Nadal was victorious, 7-5, 7-6, 5-7, 6-1.
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