Need a little Monday motivation to get your day started? As Michael Jackson said, “you are not alone.” Grab that cup of coffee and let’s get the day started off with a little sports savviness.
You’ve got this,
The Last Night’s Game Team
- Greatest of all time? Roger Federer broke the record, winning his eighth Wimbledon Championship without losing a set. If that wasn’t enough, he also took home the title of the oldest man, 35, to win Wimbledon in the Open era. Even after all that, the ‘old man's’ two sets of twins (yes two) stole the show on Sunday.
- Youth prevails. Venus Williams was hoping to secure the similar title of oldest woman to win Wimbledon, a title every 37-year-old seeks, but Spain’s Garbine Muguruza, 23, had other plans. She became the first person to beat both of the Williams sisters in a Grand Slam final. (She beat Serena in the 2016 French Open). Now that’s an accomplishment.
- The American Century Championship is known for its celebrity antics. Held in Lake Tahoe, those antics featured quarterback Aaron Rodgers (NFL – National Football League), Steph Curry (NBA – National Basketball Association), Justin Timberlake and former NFL player Jerry Rice, to name a few. Former MLB (Major League Baseball) pitcher Mark Mulder won for the third consecutive year.
- Driver Denny Hamlin won his first NASCAR (National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing) race of the year at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Unfortunately for Hamlin, the winner’s bounty included a 44-pound live lobster. No, he doesn’t have a shellfish allergy but a previously undisclosed lobster phobia. His next sponsor? Not Red Lobster.
- In case you needed some additional Monday motivation, here’s Julia Hawkins. On Saturday, the 101-year-old Hawkins missed her naptime to run the 100-meter dash in 40.12 seconds at the U.S.A. Track and Field Outdoors Masters Championships, setting the record for a woman 100 or older. To think, we were just happy to get out of bed.
- It was all about slime, including golden slime for Michael Phelps, on last night’s Nickelodeon Kids Sports Choice Awards. The next generation of sports fans showed some love for Team U.S.A. gymnastics’ ‘Final Five’ with the women taking home a boat load of awards. New dad and Seattle Seahawks’ quarterback Russell Wilson was once again the host of the show. See the full list of winners.