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I'm from Houston, a graduate of the University of Texas, a fan of the Houston Astros and Houston Texans. But this blog will be about the "greater sports", whatever that means.

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Friday, July 31, 2015

Sportsman of the Week Ending 7/26/2015

A second dominant performance in the marquee circuit of the sport earns out Sportsman of the Week another nod.  Chris Froome of Kenya (GBR) dominated the 200 cyclist field over three weeks to win his second Tour de France in three years.  Seizing control of the race on the first mountain stage, he gave up nary a second the remainder of the stages.  Repeated attacks by opponents were no match for Froome of Team Sky.  His time of 84 hours, 46 minutes, 14 seconds in the "saddle" bested the field by 1 minute 12 seconds but it was never that close.  Another great Tour de France and another great Sportsman of the Week!

Monday, July 20, 2015

Sportsman of the Week Ending 7/19/2015

Another great week for Sports, with the Major League Baseball All-Star Game, the Open Championship in Scotland, and a crucial week for the Tour de France.  It is baseball we turn to, and this week's Sportsman laid claim to the best player in his sport.  Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim did what no other player in baseball has done in weeks.  Score a run on (recent Sportsmand of the Week) Zack Greinke.  Trout led off the All-Star game with a 2-strike home run to boost the AL to an early lead.  He later scored another run.  Even more amazing, his first All-Star Game at bat in his first four appearances.  Single.  Double.  Triple.  Home Run.  And if that wasn't enough, he won a game Friday night with a walk-off home run for his first place Angels.  A great show earning Trout our Sportsman of the Week!

Monday, July 13, 2015

Sportswoman of the Week Ending 7/12/2015

For the second week in a row, we venture to the women's sports arena. And it's not for lack of competition, but outstanding performances.  Serena Williams is doing what no lady in the sport of tennis has ever done.  Dominate at a level that is unbelievable.  And an age older than most (33).  In majors.  She won Wimbledon (again) and a major (again).  In fact, she's the defending champion in all the majors.  Now if she wins the U.S. Open (which she has won the last three) she will have won a calendar Grand Slam.  Joining Steffi Graf (19) and Margaret Court (28) as the only ones to do it in the same calendar year in the Open era.  She's showing no signs of slowing down.  It's time to mention her in the conversation of best female athletes ever.  And is our sportswoman of the week (for the second time).

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Sportswoman of the Week Ending 7/5/2015

With a number of major sports events going on, the FIFA Womens World Cup took center stage this week, with four traditional powers battling for the trophy.  It was the United States that prevailed, and the championship game performance by our Sportswoman of the week did what may never be replicated.  American Carli Lloyd not only scored a hat trick, but she did it in the first 16 minutes of the game.  It was her fourth straight game with a tally (during each of the knockout round games). She also contributed a goal and an assist on Tuesday in the crucial semifinal defeat of the Worlds Number 1 team Germany.  On the World's biggest stage, Lloyd is our deserving Sportswoman of the Week!