8.31.15: Incoming!

Happy Monday! The US Open is starting tonight – are you ready to watch stars like Serena Williams and Roger Federer play some tennis?! We are!

QUIPS FOR THIS WEEK

It was quite the weekend for Jake Arrieta. The Chicago Cubs pitcher threw his first no-hitter against the LA Dodgers on Sunday night.

Congratulations to Japan, who won the the Little League World Series against Mid-Atlantic this weekend! This was Japan’s 10th Little League World Series Championship.
The Toronto Blue Jays continued their domination… this time with a sweep over the Detroit Tigers.

Soccer

It was business as usual for the early Premier League favorites, as Manchester City easily defeated Watford 2-0. It took a red card and own goal for Arsenal to best Newcastle United, 1-0. Last season’s champions, Chelsea, continued their struggles and lost at home to Crystal Palace, 2-1.  Liverpool also lost at home 3-0 to West Ham United.  To cap off a weekend full of upsets, Swansea City downed Manchester United 2-1.  It’s only the fourth week and there’s been no shortage of drama.  Premier League action will be on hold for a week because of European Championship qualifying matches, but will resume on Saturday, September 12th with exciting match-ups. We’re already looking forward to Manchester United hosting Liverpool, and Chelsea traveling to play Everton on that Saturday.

In La Liga this Saturday, Barcelona took home a 1-0 win against Malaga to maintain their 100% start to the season. James Rodriguez helped Real Madrid to clinch a 5-0 win against Real Betis. Rodriguez scored twice (once with a crazy bicycle kick), as did teammate Gareth Bale to seal the deal on Real Madrid’s first win of the season. Notably absent from the scoreboard was Cristiano Ronaldo, who has yet to make his first goal of the season.

Other

2015 US Open tennis starts today! Tonight at 7pm is the first round of men’s and women’s tennis. Catch the TV schedule here, or catch the games themselves at Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York.

One tennis star who won’t be playing is Maria Sharapova. She announced her withdrawal from the tournament because of a leg injury.

In golf news, Jordan Spieth lost his No. 1 world ranking this week after a missed cut at the FedEx Cup playoff event. He held the record for only two weeks, but is hoping to make a comeback.

 

JUST FOR FUN

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Why the MLB can’t get ahold of www.twins.com for the Minnesota Twins

STORIES FOR INSIGHTS, COOL FACTOR + DEBATE

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Under Armour is still featuring Tom Brady in their upcoming ads
Their newest campaign focuses on athletes’ work ethics and training regimens

150%
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