Venus Williams withdraws from the Aussie Open

We are now less than a week away from the first major of the year – the 2012 Australian Open. Novak Djokovic and Caroline Wozniacki scored the top-seeds at this year’s event, theoretically giving them the easiest first three rounds of the tournament. Congrats to the weekend winners, including Jo-Wilfried Tsonga who won a fog-delayed […]

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A tribute to those best known as “The Source”

My brother-in-law just happens to be one of my favorite people…one of the smartest guys I know, too. And there-in lies the problem – the only time I call to talk to my brother-in-law…shamefully…is when I have questions or need something. With him, I’m one of those guys…where he knows, when the phone rings – […]

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TENNIS: Injuries start the season in ’12

So Roger Federer bowed-out of the Exxon Mobile in Doha today – electing not to play in his semi-final match with Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (back trouble…already). Roger said the cooler temperatures in Doha didn’t help matters – most analysts will tell you the decision was a wise one, if he plans on winning another Australian Open. […]

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Envy. Nothing but an enormous waste of time…

Envy…and her close, white-trash, uglier than sin cousin jealousy… A long time ago, I made a decision to eliminate both from my life. They’re completely counter-productive and never lead to anything good. And it’s hard…when someone else gets a promotion you think you deserved…when someone gets into a great school, but you know you had […]

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Hello Tennis – Welcome back, and welcome to 2012…

Here we go! Welcome to a New Year and tune-up time for the 2012 Australian Open… In Perth, it was Denmark vs. the U.S. at the Hopman Cup. Mardy Fish won a 3-setter over Frederik Nielsen in the opener, Caroline Wozniacki took just 2-sets to defeat Bethanie Mattek-Sands in the women’s singles event, then Mardy […]

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A Memorable New Year’s Eve…

Memorable New Years Eve’s… I realize for many adults: “Memory” and “New Year’s Eve” present a huge gray area…but surely there are bits and pieces you remember. For me – having grown up in Boston – my most memorable New Year’s Eve happened right here in Southwest Missouri. I can only narrow down the year […]

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