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This Sporting Life

Monday, June 12th, 2023

My painting, etching, and Ceramics sculptures competing with French Open Players and Bikers.

Elina Svitolina married Gael Monfils

ELINA Svitolina and Gaël Monfils have been married for nearly two years.

Tours de France Paris Finale 2022

Sunday, July 24th, 2022
  • Jonas Vingegaard wins Tours de France for 1st time

  • Tours de France 2022 Stage 21 – live updates winner results

  • Pelotons, Protest, best photos from Tour de France 2022 (Guardian Gallery)

  • Anton Sikharulidze & Elena Berezhnaya Skating to Chaplin & Chaplin’s Roller Skating.

    Wednesday, February 23rd, 2022

  • (Anton Sikharulidze & Elena Berezhnaya)

  • An Astronaut and Alien

    Sunday, February 13th, 2022

  • (Madison Chock and Evan Bates)

    Happy Valentine’s Day!

    Happy birthday Harriet Andersson (90 years old today)

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    (Peter Weller and Diane Keaton in Shoot the Moon)
    Also a birthday of Alan Parker who directed Midnight Express, Shoot the Moon, Angel Heart etc. (See an obit for Alan Parker who passed away July 2020)

  • Jason Brown & Nathan Chen, The Magical Olympic 2022

    Thursday, February 10th, 2022
  • Jason Brown
    (and Nathan Chen)

  • Jason Brown
    (and Nathan Chen)

  • Jason Brown skates to Nina Simone here

  • Nathan Chen Skates to La Boheme Charles Aznavour at Olympic short program for men.

  • Daniil Medvedev Moment, First Grand Slam at US Open

    Sunday, September 12th, 2021

  • New signal to the Tennis world
    Other Tennis players react on social meida

    Medvedev is the first to win a Grand Slam final against one of the Big 3 since Stan Wawrinka.

    (Dead fish celebration)

    “I like to play FIFA. I like to play PlayStation. It’s called the dead fish celebration. If you know your opponent when you play FIFA, many times you’re going to do this. You’re going to score a goal, you’re up 5-0, you do this one.

  • Happy winners!

  • Naomi Osaka

    Friday, July 23rd, 2021
  • Naomi Osaka (Homepage)

    Naomi Osaka and her parents

  • Congratulations Naomi Osaka & Dominic Thiem!

    Monday, September 14th, 2020
  • Five Things we learned from the 2020 US Open

  • (Naomi Osaka keeps victims of racial injustice in spotlight with US Open masks)

    Naomi Osaka: How a shy introvert has found her voice to become tennis’ new leader

  • Dominic Thiem
    : “It’s incredible to know that Federer congratulated me for my game. He also invites me to train at his home. Roger is the best tennis player of all time, not only a great athlete but a great person too. If tennis has this much popularity, it is largely thanks to him.” (2016, via FB)

    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez & Megan Rapinoe + Brian’s Story

    Sunday, June 30th, 2019
  • Megan Rapino accepts the invitation

    Megan Rapinoe and the rest of the United States Women’s National Team have been invited to visit the House of Representatives by Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez after publicly stating they wouldn’t visit the White House.

  • Read Brian’s story – (Brian is Megan’s brother)

    Megan Rapinoes’ greatest heartbreak and hope.

  • Happy birthday Megan Rapinoe! (July 5)

  • Adam Rippon is Gore Vidal of Figure Skating – Funny & Perceptive

    Sunday, November 11th, 2018

  • Happy birthday Adam Rippon! and the birthday boy responded.

  • USAToday nominates Adam Rippon for political office

  • On Adam Rippon – by Cher (Time Magazine)

    All figure skaters are beautiful, but Adam Rippon is different. He isn’t just a beautiful skater. He has humility, grace and an incredible sense of humor.
    You could see in the leather-harness suit he wore to the Academy Awards that he isn’t afraid to take chances. It wasn’t about the suit, really. It was about the fact that he dares to be different in a world where being different always comes with a cost. I thought it was fabulous, of course.

  • Adam Rippon made a speech at Boston Rally with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (Boston Rally protest against Kavanaugh)

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    Rippon looks like Gore Vidal.

    Adam Rippon, Nagasu at the Oscar – Nostalgia for Nancy Grossman’s Bondage Art

    Monday, March 5th, 2018
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    Adam Rippon and Mirai Nagasu at the Oscar.

    Olympian Adam Rippon’s Oscar Tux And Harness Are Gold Medal-Worthy
    This. Is. Everything.

    Nancy Grossman .

  • Rippon and Reese were guests at the Colbert Show – (March 8, 2018)

  • Congrats to Federer & Nadal, A Thrilling Match at Australian Open 2017

    Sunday, January 29th, 2017
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    Roger defeats Nadal at the final.

    (image via Telegraph)

  • Russell Jackson (Guardian)

    “I don’t think either of us believed we’d be in the finals,” Federer said afterwards before paying tribute to Nadal. “I’m happy for you. I would have been happy to lose, to be honest. The comeback was as perfect as it was.”

    The pointy end of this tournament taught us that sometimes the fountain of youth is actually a mirage. When the favourites Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray stumbled to shock losses in week one, it really should have been a newer-generation top-10 player such as Milos Raonic, Kei Nishikori or Dominic Thiem seizing this moment – or more likely battled-hardened Stan Wawrinka. Yet none had it in him. None had this in him.

    All the while Federer and Nadal were essentially playing from memory but what temples of sporting genius their minds and bodies are. Nadal has beaten Federer so many times over the years some hesitate to call it a rivalry. Here the only shame, as ever, was the need to split them. Performing at this level in your prime is one thing; doing it as the lights dim is the mark of untouchable greatness.

    A day earlier tickets were being hawked for up to A$16,000 – more than it cost to buy a house in Melbourne when the guest of honour, Rod Laver, won his last title and quite a premium on their original price range of $413 to $662.