They fell one by one—slipping on the slick grass, tumbling out of the draw. On the first day of Wimbledon, serving at 4–5, down two sets to one, the No. 5 men’s player in the world, Alexander Zverev, sprinted to his left to field a shot from Jiří Veselý, No. 124; his feet slid out from under him, and he landed on his rear. Moments later, the upset was complete. Across the grounds, Stefanos Tsitsipas (No. 6)—who, within the past twelve months, defeated Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic on hard courts and Rafael Nadal on clay—was stumbling against a free-swinging Italian, Thomas Fabbiano (No. 89). Tsitsipas squeaked out a win for the fourth set, but that only stalled his end: he went down in five sets. Naomi Osaka (No. 2 on the women’s side), who won the U.S. Open in 2018 and the Australian Open just a few months ago, hit a backhand into the net, and she fell with it, to Yulia Putintseva (No. 39), in straight sets, on Centre Court. On the … [Read more...] about A Round of Upsets at Wimbledon, and the Big Story of Tennis
For this week’s backstory, reporter Jennifer Van Grove discusses her story about East Village Green, which is going to be downtown’s most expensive park.Q. Why did you write about East Village Green?A. Because it kept coming up in my discussions with downtown developers. I changed beats from technology to development last year, so I wasn’t initially familiar with the park and every so often someone would allude to it like it was going to be the best park this city has ever seen. I had a ton of questions, of course. What is it? Who’s paying for it? Why are developers so keen on this park? Is East Village, with its high homeless population, the right place for this really big park? Has the city learned anything from the failure of Horton Plaza Park? It became a mini personal obsession, and the more I talked about it with my editor, the more I wanted to do a deep dive. Q. How much is the park actually going to cost?A. Good question. All we know right now is that … [Read more...] about Backstory: Why write a big story about a park?
Despite the fact that the Special Council, no matter how many lives he ruined, couldn’t find a shred of evidence against the President, CNN is still pushing that impeachment drug on their gullible viewers.The left has lost control of the narrative and it’s driving them insane. Propagandist, Chris Cuomo, hosted liar, former Obama DNI Director James Clapper, to discuss today’s developments.Clapper, a known liar who many consider to be a coup plotter himself, claimed that there is indeed a pathway to impeachment of President Trump, if the Congress were to choose to follow it. Clapper simultaneously tried to distance himself from the whole stinking turd, by saying “collusion, obstruction aside, the big deal to me is the magnitude of Russian interference!” Ya got that, America? You can ignore the fact that Clapper spied on Americans and hobbled a President for 2 years, all while implying his supporters were complicit in colluding with Putin. The real story … [Read more...] about Clapper Tries to Backtrack, Tells CNN: “Collusion Obstruction Aside, The Big Story Is The Magnitude Of Russia Interference” (Video)
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida — Phil Mickelson is no stranger to making national news. For now, he’s only part of the college admissions scandal — a.k.a Operation Varsity Blues — because he made himself a subject by issuing a statement about his family’s use of Rick Singer’s Edge College & Career Network. For a change, he’s gotten out in front of a story and sounds completely innocent. Unfortunately Mickelson has more experience with oddball stories than all other modern professional golfers put together. Following a 74 in The Players Championship on Thursday afternoon, Mickelson tweeted out a statement about the Singer network seemingly before a connection was revealed. “Our family along with thousands of others, used Rick Singer’s company to guide us through the college admission process,” he wrote. “We are shocked by the revelations of these events. Obviously, we were not part of this fraud, our kids would disown us … [Read more...] about Phil Mickelson gets out in front of a big story, for a change
Many people don’t realize that it is small businesses – not giant corporations – that are the backbone of the U.S. economy, driving job growth and strengthening communities. Supporting the small businesses of our friends and neighbors will help local economies thrive – especially since many of those dollars will stay exactly where they were earned and spent. And this month, after the turkey and stuffing is eaten on Thanksgiving and the big-box retailers are flooded with discount-seeking customers on Black Friday, small businesses will once again have their well-deserved moment in the spotlight on Nov. 24 – Small Business Saturday. Since its launch in 2010 by American Express, Small Business Saturday has been celebrated across the country to encourage holiday shoppers to support small businesses within their communities and spend money locally. It’s been quite successful – in 2017, 108 million people reported shopping or dining at local … [Read more...] about YOUR TURN: Small businesses have a big story to tell