Monday, September 20, 2010

Three shot on Army base near El Paso

The FBI is on its way to Fort Bliss in west Texas to investigate a shooting at a convenience store on the base that left a man dead and two women wounded, according to base spokesman Dieter Jester.
The man, who authorities say shot the females, was shot and killed by law enforcement officers on the base.
It's unclear what may have been the motive for the shooting or even if the man or his victims are in the military, or are civilians.
The police officers who killed the alleged gunman responded within three to four minutes because their offices are very near the base shopping area.
Fort Bliss is located close to the Mexican border near El Paso, Texas, but straddles the Texas-New Mexico border. Most of the base is located in New Mexico, but the main headquarters is in Texas.
The base is home to the First Armored Division. President Barack Obama visited there last month to meet the troops and mark the end of the official combat mission in Iraq.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Seattle Storm

The Seattle Storm won the 2010 WNBA championship by defeating the Atlanta Dream 87-84 in Game 3 of the WNBA Finals in Atlanta's Philips Arena on Thursday night. The Storm swept the Dream 3-0 in the best-of-five series.
The Storm played focused, solid basketball throughout Game 3, running out to a double-digit lead in the first quarter and, after the Dream fought back, breaking the game open again late in the second half by holding the Dream without a field goal for more than 6 minutes in the fourth quarter. They survided a scary final minute sequence that saw the Dream miss two potential game-tying three-pointers.
The Storm offensive attack featured balanced scoring with all five starters hitting for double figures. Forward Swin Cash led the way with 18 points, WNBA MVP Lauren Jackson added 15 points and 9 rebounds and point guard Sue Bird tacked on 14 points and 7 assists.
Angel McCoughtry paced the Dream with 35 points in a losing effort. Iziane Castro Marques also added 21 points for Atlanta.
The title is the first for Seattle Storm head coach Brian Agler. The title is the second for Seattle's Lauren Jackson and Sue Bird, who each were a part of Seattle's 2004 Championship squad. It was the third for Swin Cash, who won two titles with the Detroit Shock in 2003 and 2006. 
2010 WNBA MVP Lauren Jackson was named 2010 WNBA Finals MVP. Jackson averaged 22 points and 8 rebounds in the WNBA Finals. "I just think our team totally dominated the league this year," Jackson said Thursday night as she accepted the award.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Nice Article About Tiger Woods

Tom Edrington - AHN Sports Reporter
Atlanta, GA, United States (AHN) - The calculations for the FedEx Cup championship are a math excercise, for sure, but one certainty for the PGA Tour is that it will stage its grand finale, the Tour Championship, next week without the world's No. 1 player.
Tiger Woods won't be at East Lake to defend the FedEx Cup championship he won last year. The math just didn't shake out for him, he missed the top 30 last week at the BMW Championship, and he wasn't alone.
Rickie Fowler left Cog Hill figuring he had made it.
He didn't.
Fowler, one of Corey Pavin's captain's picks for the upcoming Ryder Cup, finished 32nd, behind Bill Haas, who ended up in the oh-so-close 31st spot. Last man in was Bo Van Pelt, lucky No. 30.
Fowler had good company. Rory McIlroy, the young Irish sensation didn't make it either, he finished 36th on the list, Stewart Cink, another Ryder Cup captain's pick, finished 38th.
The top dog, the No. 1 seed, the favorite at East Lake is Matt Kuchar, the Georgia Tech grad who lives only 20 minutes from East Lake and is glad to be home.
He fought a virus all last week that he caught from one of his children and at times, felt like he wasn't going to make it throught the BMW.
"Nice to be home, I'm looking forward to some rest," said Kuchar, who needed it. Still, he won't resist the temptation to perhaps sneak over to East Lake this week for some extra practice.
"There's a history there," Kuchar said of the well-known course. "It's a special place. Every time I go in the clubhouse I get goosebumps looking at all the Bobby Jones memorabilia. It's a fantastic place and the course is just a simple setup but it's a challenge at the same time."
Kuchar and the rest of the top five have the advantage next week. Points are reset but the positions are now. Dustin Johnson is in second, Charley Hoffman third, Steve Stricker fourth and Paul Casey fifth.
If any of those five win, they win the FedEx Cup and the $10 million that goes with it.
After that it becomes a points addition puzzle. The next five are Jason Day, Luke Donald, Ernie Els, Martin Laird and Phil Mickelson. They have a good chance to take the cup if they win, but not a guarantee.
But the fact is that one must be there to have a chance and Woods is not.
He'll continue to work on his swing changes. It's been a difficult proposition at best for him to work on them while he was competing three weeks in a row, trying to make it to Atlanta.
Last Sunday he had a pairing with Mickelson, who got a first hand look at Woods' progress with his swing changes.
"His game is not far off at all," Mickelson said after his final round in the BMW with Woods. "It looked very close to being right there."
Unfortunately, Woods will not be "right there" at East Lake.
It's Mickelson, Kuchar and the other 38 players honing in on the big one.
It's not a major but with $10 million awaiting the winner, that's probably close enough.

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