Sports John McEnroe has defended Serena Williams for her outburst at the U.S. Open last year and admitted male and female athletes are held to different standards. During an appearance on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen on Thursday night, the seven-time Grand Slam winner was asked by the host whether he thought women can get called out for something men would get away with. McEnroe said the suggesting was “accurate” and that it stemmed from holding women and men to different standards. “I think it’s unusual to see that [an incident such as the one Williams was involved in],” he said. “I guess women are brought up differently. To me, the expectations between male athletes and female athletes are a little bit different. “But that doesn’t mean it should be always that way. I’m willing to allow it to be exactly the same. You can put men and women exactly on the same term, as far as I’m concerned.” The controversy … [Read more...] about John McEnroe Defends Serena Williams’ U.S. Open Outburst: ‘Women and Men Are Treated Differently’
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By Carly Mayberry | [email protected] | Monterey HeraldPUBLISHED: January 21, 2019 at 7:55 am | UPDATED: January 21, 2019 at 7:59 am PEBBLE BEACH — When Pebble Beach Company CEO Bill Perocchi unveiled the new Visitor’s Center in November, the intention was not only to share the resort’s storied 100-year history to today’s golfers and visitors, but to showcase it to those attending this June’s U.S. Open Golf Championship. The approximately $10-million facility’s ribbon cutting also symbolized the formal kick-off of the resort’s 2019 Centennial Celebration. “The year 2019 is a special one for our company with the Open and the Centennial and it’s also the 20th anniversary of our current ownership group,” said Perocchi, before the crowd of approximately 200 that included guests and officials from the United States Golf Association, Pebble Beach Resorts and cities across the Peninsula. But the new … [Read more...] about Pebble Beach counts down to U.S. Open and Centennial celebration
Most of the world’s best golfers will begin the New Year on Thursday in Maui — they’re no fools — but they also will spend time in Northern California in 2019. Lots of time. The year ahead bubbles with marquee events in the region, highlighted by the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach in June. This will be the sixth Open at Pebble and the first since Graeme McDowell won there in 2010. But there’s more on tap in ’19. Northern California, which once struggled to attract pro tournaments beyond the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am and an occasional Open, will host four PGA Tour events this calendar year — and an LPGA tournament, to boot. There are many reasons golf’s major tours and governing bodies have showed renewed affection for the area in recent years. Start with the late Sandy Tatum spearheading Harding Park’s renovation in the early 2000s. Add in Johnny Miller’s work in sprucing up Silverado Resort in Napa. Also, do not dismiss The … [Read more...] about Tiger Woods, U.S. Open and more: Big year ahead for Northern California golf
Sarah Norman, left, and Sara Hart, of Texas, find a comfortable spot to watch early-morning surfing during the Van's U.S. Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach. San Clemente surfing brother Pat Gudauskas, left, and Tanner Gudauskas, right pose for a picture with Brittany Alvarez, and Regienne Apolinar, top, from Irvine, at the Van's photo booth during the Van's U.S. Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach. Sound The gallery will resume inseconds Tanner Horcasitas and Cameron Gonzales play a game of foosball on the beach during the Van's U.S. Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach. Adriana Arcinieza of Murrieta is lifted up by teammates after their team won a relay race in which everyone had to put on and take off a tank top t-shirt. The race was put on by one of the vendors during the Van's U.S. Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach. Johanne Defay of France celebrates her victory in the women's final at the U.S. Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach on Sunday. … [Read more...] about Was crime down at U.S. Open of Surfing due to a more mellow vibe?
Drexel University hosted the 2018 FS Investments U.S. Open Squash Championships in the Daskalakis Athletic Center Oct. 6-13. After competing in each round of the week-long tournament, No. 2 Raneem El Welily and No. 1 Nour El Sherbini both from Egypt were set to compete for the women’s title, and Egypt’s Mohamed ElShorbagy (ranked No. 1) and Germany’s Simon Rosner (ranked No. 5) competed for the men’s title. The women played first in an intense three set match. The two players El Welily and El Sherbini were familiar with each other as they had played multiple matches together before. At 22 years old, El Sherbini was the youngest player in this finals match. El Sherbini trailed early in the first set down 4-2, but came back with two successful plays to tie. Another solid lead from El Welily kept her ahead for the rest of the first set to go on to take a one-set lead. The second set was definitely a change of pace as El Sherbini came firing back to take a 3-0 lead … [Read more...] about ElShorbagy, El Welily take home 2018 FS Investments U.S. Open titles