Category: Sports Written by Roz Edward, National Content Director
(CNN) -- Tiger Woods regained the No. 1 spot in the world golf rankings, winning the Arnold Palmer Invitational on Monday in Orlando, Florida.
Woods won the tournament for the eighth time, tying Sam Snead for the most times winning one event in a career.
Woods shot a fourth-round 70 Monday and beat Justin Rose by two strokes. Rory McIlroy slides to No. 2 in the world rankings.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 March 2013 13:31
Category: Sports Written by CNN
on March 25, 2013
The teams that advanced to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament have been about as unpredictable as one would have expected after the 2012-13 college basketball season.
Of course, a No. 15 seed advanced to the second weekend of the tournament for the first time in history, as Florida Gulf Coast rolled over Georgetown and San Diego State.
Then, for the second time in three years, a team which played in the opening round has won three games, with La Salle riding its stellar trio of guards to its first Sweet 16 in over 60 years.
From these Cinderellas to some big-time matchups like Duke vs. Michigan State and Kansas vs. Michigan, this Sweet 16 has it all.
Here are predictions and picks for all of the Sweet 16 matchups.
Last Updated on Monday, 25 March 2013 12:48
Category: Sports Written by CNN
(CNN) -- Legendary basketball player Michael Jordan applied for a marriage license Thursday in West Palm Beach, Florida. Jordan, who just turned 50, is set to marry Yvette Prieto.
The marriage to the Cuban-American model would be the second for Jordan, now the majority owner of the NBA's Charlotte Bobcats. Jordan played in the NBA for many years, most with the Chicago Bulls for 13 seasons beginning in 1984-85. He led the Bulls to six NBA championships.
His scoring feats have led many to regard him as the greatest player ever and led the Bulls to six NBA championships. He averaged 30.1 points per game, the highest in NBA history. He led the league in scoring a record 10 times. He ranks third on the NBA all-time scoring list with 32,292 points,
The All-Star played at the University of North Carolina before he went into the NBA. He was inducted in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
Last Updated on Friday, 08 March 2013 13:06
Category: Sports Written by Diamond Leung, MLive
Michigan State will play Duke in a Midwest Regional semifinal game on Friday in Indianapolis after the No. 2-seeded Blue Devils advanced with a 66-50 win against No. 7-seeded Creighton. Click here for complete story.
Last Updated on Monday, 25 March 2013 11:43
Category: Sports Written by Amber L. Bogins, Entertainment Editor
Detroiters are innovative, springing forth new business ideas from a well of experiences and creating something truly unique. Such is the case with Drive Table Tennis Social Club. If you think you are the Serena Williams/Andre Agassi of table tennis or just have love for the game, then this new hot spot in Detroit is made for you. Drive combines the fun, competiveness and nostalgia of table tennis with the aesthetics of a social club. The club, located on Woodward in downtown Detroit, features Ping-Pong tournaments, lounge seating, art exhibits, live music, ladies night and eight Olympic-quality tables available to rent. Drive Table Tennis Social Club is creating its own niche in downtown Detroit.
But why table tennis?
“[It’s] the most played sport in the world, maybe second next to soccer,” said owner Diallo Smith (pictured above with his wife). The idea was to take an existing product, remove the stigma of recreational rooms and basements and create a cool atmosphere. “Bring [table tennis] to life in a sexy way.”
However Drive is more than just a new, sexy business in Detroit. It is a company with a heart to help Detroit prosper by donating a portion of its table rentals to local organizations. Diallo Smith calls it “playing it forward”.
“It’s not enough to start a business. Be a business that benefits the community,” Smith said, “Whenever you are creating an environment where community can blossom…at the end of the day, you get something really great.”
Among the organizations to benefit from Drive are the Detroit Zoo, Developing Kids, Neighborhood Services and Forgotten Harvest just to name a few.
Smith hopes that Drive Table Tennis Social Club will have its name written in the history books as one of the companies at the forefront of Detroit’s Renaissance. He feels that entrepreneurs have a responsibility to change the climate and culture in the city.
“Some of the old rules are being rewritten…creating opportunities for native entrepreneurs to push the boundaries on what’s possible. [We] have to think broader and more imaginatively about what the city can be.”
Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 February 2013 12:21
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