Sports Headlines: EuroBasket, Cam Newton And More
Germany is out of EuroBasketGermany was eliminated from the EuroBasket tournament by hosts Lithuania, a team that relied on getting Dirk Nowitzki as tired as they could in order to break the team’s ba...
Germany was eliminated from the EuroBasket tournament by hosts Lithuania, a team that relied on getting Dirk Nowitzki as tired as they could in order to break the team’s balance, and they were so successful, that the NBA was held to just sixteen points in the 84-75 defeat for the Germans. Now, if you are to blame Nowitzki, you need to take into consideration that was coming from playing a tough 114-games season and had just ten days of vacation before the European tournament started, which means that he was not on the best of shapes, and the player himself acknowledged this as he said that “I had my chances. Overall in the tournament I just don’t think I was really in the shape I needed to be in to play a good tournament for us. I missed a lot of shots. I had looks at shots that I just have to make.”
Newton shines in debut
Even though his team lost (to the Cardinals by 28-21), Cam Newton shined on his professional debut as he finished with excellent numbers: he completed a total of 24 of 37 passes, threw 2 touchdowns and had only one interception, and when you get to compare those against the statistics from the debut of another great (and also number one overall pick) in Peyton Manning, it is clear that Newton is a very qualified quarterback who is ready to make of the Panthers a contender.
Mickelson with chances for hall of fame
4 major championship titles (3 Masters and one PGA)on his resume are making of Phil Mickelson one of the strongest candidates for becoming part of the World Golf Hall of Fame, with the Class of 2012 being unveiled on October and with the ceremony to be helf on May 2012. Mickelson has also accumulated an impressive 35 PGA victories and has competed in 8 Ryder Cup teams and 8 Presidents Cup teams.
Williams fined after US Open loss
Frustration was probably too much for Serena Williams after losing the final of the US Open to Samantha Stosur as she got a fine for $2000 for criticizing the chair umpire during the 6-2,6-3 defeat, though it seems like she will have more than enough cash to pay the small fine as she earned an outstanding $1,4 million, including $900,000 for making it to the final and another $500,000 of bonus for finishing in first place at the standings of the US open series.
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