President Barack Obama Wednesday compared Jimmie Johnson's five straight NASCAR Sprint Cup championships to some of sports' greatest dynasties. The race car driver made the traditional pit stop at the White House afforded all sports national champions.
A quick look at the 2011 cheerleaders for the National Football League, featuring squads from the Denver Broncos, Oakland Raiders, Washington Redskins, St. Louis Rams, and the San Francisco 49ers, along with some look at their forebears.
Top-ranked Novak Djokovic claimed his first U.S. Open and third Grand Slam title of the year Monday, outslugging Rafael Nadal in four sets. Australian Samantha Stosur claimed the U.S. Open title Sunday, breezing to a 6-2, 6-3 victory over American star Serena Williams.
With the NFL preseason finally heating up in the first week of competition (if you want to call preseason games that), don't forget the other gridiron league, with teams that are a bit more revealing than your average Belichick team.
The American Olympic beach volleyball team takes on Brazil in the Visa FIVB Beach Volleyball International test event in London's Horseguard's parade on Wednesday August 10 2011. The six-day exhibition is being held despite the recent riots in London, which have led to a series of security concerns for the upcoming 2012 Olympics.
For the first time since 1995-96, the National League has won two straight All Star Games, dominating the American League this year by a score of 5-1. Prince Fielder, whose three-run home run in the fourth sealed the deal, won the MVP award.
With his dad pitching, Robinson Cano took his first home run derby title with 32 dingers, beating out Red Sox slugger Adrian Gonzalez by a single homer in the final round. David Ortiz and Prince Fielder both tied for third with nine homers apiece.
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