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Keep Up With the French Open

By: mandy | Date: May 24, 2011 | Categories: Sports

If you’re a tennis fan trying to keep abreast of everything going on at the french open you may be inundated with websites, social media profiles, and forums to keep track of — to say nothing of the broadcast schedule of your favorite sports network. There is no way for anyone to keep on top […]

New Orleans Wins Super Bowl

By: mandy | Date: February 13, 2010 | Categories: Sports, Travel

Okay, I just returned home from a Super Bowl party, I know, I and a million other people, right? Anyway, this was a mellow, as mellow as a Super Bowl can be, party and it only included a few family and friends. It was also my brother’s birthday so we incorporated his celebration into the […]

Justine Henin Back for Australian Open

By: mandy | Date: January 7, 2010 | Categories: Sports

Belgian tennis star and former number player, Justine Henin is back for the upcoming Australian Open Tennis Championship Tournament.  Last year she claimed she was quitting tennis for good, which would have quite a loss to the sport.  At the times she quit and retired for the quiet life, she was ranked in the number […]

Sports Trainers and Athletes Know the Benefits of Hot Tubs

By: mandy | Date: September 28, 2009 | Categories: Health, Sports

If the daily stresses of life are enough to bring most of us home with painful muscles and sore joints, think about the professional and amateur athletes and what they go through on an hourly basis during training season.  Years ago I attended a party for the Phoenix Cardinals.  This involved many people dressed up […]

History of the US Open

By: mandy | Date: August 17, 2009 | Categories: Sports

The US Open is a grand slam tennis tournament that takes place in Flushing, New York each year. It traditionally has the biggest pay out in professional tennis, a purse of $1.5 million dollars to the winners on both the men’s and women’s side. Tennis is also one of the only sports that the men […]

Sports Tickets for Red Sox

By: mandy | Date: August 4, 2009 | Categories: Sports

My sister and I bought Sports Tickets to the Sox game for Sunday. We got off the Orange Line at Back Bay so we could catch a quick beer. That’s when we noticed a finish line for the Boston Marathon was right in front of us. We noticed people anxiously waiting in line, apparently to […]

The Leveling Field: Wimbledon 2009

By: mandy | Date: May 19, 2009 | Categories: Sports

With the first tournament dating back more than a century ago, Wimbledon has long since been the international proving ground for lawn tennis excellence.  Founded and organized by the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, a private club based at Wimbledon in London, Wimbledon has hosted some of the sport’s most talented players including […]

U.S. Open Tennis Championship Coverage Will Show Rivalry

By: mandy | Date: July 31, 2008 | Categories: Sports

Rafael Nadal has dominated the pro tennis circuit this season by winning yet another French Open, followed by the Wimbledon. The intense rivalry between Nadal and world ranked number one Roger Federer has led to history-making matches in the past and the 2008 season is no different. It will be interesting to see who wins […]

Federer Wants French Open to Complete Career

By: mandy | Date: May 20, 2008 | Categories: Sports

The French Open schedule is set for what sex and type of match is when but the players will not know how those brackets are to be filled until well into the tournament. Last year in the men’s singles, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer fought it out with Nadal winning again. But the world of […]

French Open Tennis Tournament Results

By: mandy | Date: April 21, 2008 | Categories: Sports

Tennis season is upon us and I cannot wait for the Grand Slam tournaments. I love all of them but the French Open is my favorite. Whenever I miss a match, which I inevitably do, I catch up with French Open tennis tournament results and I pay attention. I like the Roland Garros because the […]