Yani Tseng's fab four
Golf: The spectacular and dominant Yani Tseng, 22, picked up her fourth major on Sunday -- the most won by anyone her age since Tom Morris, who won his fourth in 1872! Tseng's idol, Annika Sorenstam, won 10 majors during her career -- but with a score of 19 under at the Wegmans LPGA Championship, Tseng seems destined to eclipse that. Other stories worth telling: Fredrik Jacobson got his first PGA Tour victory at the Travelers Championship, finishing 20 under and just two shots off the course record. Nineteen-year-old Patrick Cantlay, UCLA's rising sophomore, shot a course-record 60 in the second round. And then there's Erik Compton, a two-time heart transplant recipient, who shot a 7-under 65 to win the Mexico Open for his first Nationwide Tour title. Wow.
Women's World Cup: Action started Sunday with Germany beating Canada 2-1 and France over Nigeria 1-0. The U.S. kicks into the tournament with its opening game against North Korea on Tuesday. By the way, Germany-Canada played their match in front of a crowd of 73,680 people. The women really do draw a big audience. (But we knew that.)
Soccer: Mexico took the Gold Cup over the U.S. 4-2 Saturday. The score suggests Mexican dominance but it was an impressive come-from-behind victory, with four consecutive Mexico goals after Michael Bradley, then Landon Donovan, had put the U.S. up 2-0 early on. (Let's not forget Mexico lost five players to failed drug tests -- just a little bit of depth on that team.) They played at the Rose Bowl but the crowd heavily favored Mexico, so it might as well have been an away game. Freddy Adu was the only cheerful takeaway for the U.S. team as it continues to fail at the championship level. Maybe someday, we can live and hope ...
MLB: Dominant pitching from last season has carried over -- and it's downright ruthless this summer. Four pitchers reached 10 wins: CC Sabathia for the Yankees, the Braves' Jair Jurrjens, Justin Verlander for the Tigers and the Phillies' Roy Halladay earned his 10th win by pitching his fifth complete game this season. Bet the hitters would like the baseball gods to show them some love.
Wimbledon: A quick Saturday recap: Maria Sharapova, Caroline Wozniacki, Serena Williams, Venus Williams, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer all eased into the fourth round. Yesterday, middle Sunday, gave players a planned rest. Let's hope that included tea and biscuits.