● England’s Brian Davis could have lifted the Heritage Classic trophy. Instead, it went to US veteran Jim Furyk, who admitted that the moment belongs to Davis, who did something that cost him the golf tournament. He called for a penalty because he thought his club had grazed a reed. He earned a 2-stroke penalty for the offence which was only visible in super slow motion replays. Davis could have let it go. He just “saw something from the corner of my eye”. He could have walked away with the $5.7 million Heritage Classic, which was almost in his hands, but he chose to call the officials and tell them about it. He lost the trophy but honesty had its victory.
● Having won the Beijing Olympics gold and the World Championship thrice, for Lin Dan winning the Asian badminton men’s singles title in Delhi was not about proving a point. But the 26-year-old former No.1 sure needed the win as a confidence booster, having gone through a slump in form recently. Here the Chinese shuttler used all his skills to take on teammate Wang Zhengming 21-17, 21-15. He’s not in a mood to stop. For, as he said, he’s hungry for more!
● Defending Formula 1 champion Jenson Button once again had an impressive win at the Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai, ahead of McLaren teammate Lewis Hamilton. This is his second win in four races this season and ninth in his career. Button, who started from fifth on the grid, said that it’s his best victory, after zooming ahead in tough weather conditions. It was drizzling but Button decided to go with dry tires –– while Hamilton changed to wet tires after the first lap, a decision he may have later regretted.
● After her victory over Russian Vera Zvonareva, 6-0,6-3, in the finals of the $700,000 Family Circle Cup in Charleston, south Carolina, fans of fourth seeded tennis player Samantha Stosur of Australia expect a better show from her at the French Open. She had reached the French Open semi-finals in 2009. Stosur demolished Zvonareva in a very swift game — lasting only 52-minutes — early last week to win her second WTA title. With this win the 26-year-old, ranked 11 in the world, claimed her first triumph on clay and reached the No. 10 position. Look out for her in Roland Garros this year!
You can’t get through this week without…
● …catching up with the excitement of the 2009-10 Barclay’s Premier League, the 18th since its establishment in 1992. There are 20 teams competing in this football league which kicked off on August 15, 2009. Look out for defending champion Manchester United and close contender Chelsea.