No 2020 Wimbledon would be ‘tough pill to swallow’ for John Isner

The French Open has been postponed from its original May 24 start and has been scheduled for the red clay of Paris from September 20-October 4. That puts the start only one week after the planned date of the US Open men’s final.

Cleansing the Catholic Church of Its Sins

Take Wuerl. Some have argued that the report is a “mixed bag” for him. He did over time come to dismiss or suspend any priests credibly accused of abuse. He helped formulate new procedures for dismissing them. And cases of abuse have plummeted since the reforms were put in place. But not always. He’s mentioned […]

Coronavirus latest: Germany extends social distancing rules

02:11 German Chancellor Angela Merkel and premiers of Germany’s 16 states are set to hold a telephone conference on Wednesday to discuss the battle against the ongoing pandemic. The leaders would discuss prolonging lockdown measures introduced on Monday last week. Another issue on the agenda should be the possibility of using a tracking app to […]

Coronavirus latest: More than 200,000 infections in United States

The Bayreuth Festival cancelled ‘No Time to Die’ James Bond perhaps has a little more time on his hands than the title of the upcoming film in the franchise suggests: “No Time to Die” producers have decided to push back the release of the movie to November. Daniel Craig’s last outing as 007 was initially […]

Coronavirus latest: Germany to extend social distancing rules

What is the hajj? Bringing the new to the old While the hajj is the oldest and most sacred ritual of Islam, it has also been brought into the 21st Century. The Saudi government is using the latest in crowd-control techniques to prevent trampling and architectural collapses. On YouTube, they telecast live hajj and now, […]

at 20: Ben Folds’ Track by Track Commentary on the ’90s Piano Rock Classic

I do remember that there was a lot of criticism of that song when it came out; that I had grown up too much. It was kind of sissy’d out, it sounded like I maybe controlled the band too much. I remember that song drawing a lot of criticism. Part of you knows that that […]