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In all the offensive days that opponents of same-sex marriage have had lately, few compare with the one they had this past week in a courtroom in Chicago. Lawyers defending the bans in Wisconsin & Indiana were buried in an avalanche of skepticism & incredulity. The judges demanded to know what worthy goals the prohibitions serve, & the attorneys had terrible trouble coming up with any. Perhaps the low point for their side came when… Continue reading
transparent 1093278 Ernst edges Kim to win first LPGA title Portland (AFP) – American Austin Ernst sank a short par putt on the 18th hole to defeat Kim In-Kyung in a playoff to capture the LPGA Tour’s Portland Classic.Ernst’s victory Sunday was her first on the LPGA Tour & she moreover prevented a podium sweep as three of the top four on the leaderboard were from South Korea.”Oh my gosh,” Ernst said. “Unbelievable. I am so happy.”The 22-year-old Ernst closed with a five-under 67. She… Continue reading
(Reuters) – Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith, a Pro Bowl selection in 2013, signed a long-term contract extension with the National Football League (NFL) team on Sunday. Though details were not disclosed by the club, local media estimate the deal to be worth $68 million over four years. “It was a priority of ours to obtain this deal done & keep Alex in a Chiefs uniform long-term,” Chiefs general manager John Dorsey said in… Continue reading
transparent 1093278 Henley takes lead yet McIlroy lurks at Deutsche Bank golf Norton (United States) (AFP) – American Russell Henley fired a six-under 65 to take a one-shot lead at the Deutsche Bank Championship, yet four-time major winner Rory McIlroy appears poised to strike.The 25-year-old McIlroy stormed up the leaderboard with a seven-under 64 on Sunday to move into contention at the TPC Boston.”I am pleased to have another chance for a win here in Boston,” McIlroy said.”I have satisfactory memories from 2012 when I chased down… Continue reading
St. Louis (AFP) – Michael Sam, who is seeking to become the NFL’s first openly gay player, was passed over by 31 teams Sunday just one day after being cut by St. Louis, USA Today reported.The rookie defensive end cleared waivers & is now free to try & sign with the Rams’ practice squad.Sam was cut by St. Louis on Saturday as the Rams tried to obtain their roster down to 53 players for the… Continue reading
(Reuters) – Defensive end Michael Sam’s quest to become the first openly gay player in the National Football League (NFL) remained in limbo on Sunday after his exit interview with the St. Louis Rams. Both the Rams & national media reported Sam had gone unclaimed off waivers by other league teams before Sunday’s 12 noon ET deadline passed. The former University of Missouri standout now waits to see if any team will sign him to… Continue reading
transparent 1093278 Henley leads, McIlroy two behind at Deutsche Bank (Reuters) – American Russell Henley took the lead while a charging Rory McIlroy lurked ominously just two strokes off the pace after the third round of the Deutsche Bank Championship in Norton, Massachusetts on Sunday. Henley carded a six-under-par 65 to seize control of the tournament at 12-under 201, one shot ahead of compatriot Billy Horschel (67) with one round left at the TPC Boston. But world number one McIlroy made his presence felt with… Continue reading
Norton (United States) (AFP) – American Russell Henley fired a six-under 65 & took a one-shot lead after 54 holes of the PGA Tour’s Deutsche Bank Championship on Sunday.Henley, 25, ended three rounds at 12-under-par 201. He will go for his third USPGA Tour title on Monday at TPC Boston.Billy Horschel posted a four-under 67 to move into second place at 11-under. Playing partners Rory McIlroy, the 2012 winner, & Chris Kirk both fired seven-under… Continue reading

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