Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Best Games/Events of the Year

The U.S.' Isner and France's Mahut took part in an epic three-day battle, with Isner finally prevailing 6-4, 3-6, 6-7 (7), 7-6 (3), 70-68. The longest-ever match, which was twice suspended because of darkness, lasted 11 hours, five minutes, and the fifth set alone took 8 hours, 11 minutes. Both served more than 100 aces, and the players went 167 games without breaking serve. Of note is that the scoreboard gave out before the players did

Two storylines dominated the 2010 college football season: Cam Newton's off-field saga and Boise State's worthiness as a national championship participant. When Chris Petersen's third-ranked Broncos took the field in Reno, the latter talking point proved moot. After allowing Nevada to chip away at a 17-point lead, Boise put itself in position to steal back the victory with a 53-yard pass from Kellen Moore to Titus Young. But typically reliable kicker Kyle Brotzman missed the would-be game-winner from 26 yards, then missed a 29-yarder in overtime. "It is the greatest victory this university has ever had, I can tell you that," Nevada coach Chris Ault said

While a scandal-plagued Tiger Woods contended in his 2010 debut, Mickelson stole the show. Mickelson shot a 5-under 67 in the final round, highlighted by a spectacular 6-iron from the pine straw on the 13th hole to set up a birdie, and pulled away for a three-shot victory over Lee Westwood. Lefty's third green jacket was made all the sweeter by the presence of his wife, Amy, who had been undergoing breast cancer treatment and hadn't attended a tournament in almost a year