A LOOK BACK
Acqua Dolomia Tennis Cup (Cordenons, Italy): Swedish 21-year-old Elias Ymer secured his third Challenger title with a 6-2, 6-3 victory over Roberto Carballes Baena in Cordenons. It was the third straight week a #NextGenATP player had won a Challenger title with Michael Mmoh in Lexington, Alexander Bublik in Aptos and now Ymer in Cordenons all triumphing. Ymer had fallen to No. 293 in the Emirates ATP Rankings, but continued his resurgence and did not drop a set all week.
#NextGenATP @eliasymer lifts his third #ATPChallenger trophy, prevailing in Cordenons on Sunday. pic.twitter.c...more
A tennis champion is one who doesn’t just win matches, collects trophies or plays in an aesthetically pleasing way, but in the eyes of fans globally embodies professionalism, commitment and sportsmanship on and off the court. In an era when superlatives are thrown around, when players are categorised and all-time lists are compiled, there are those gilded few, in living memory, from Ken Rosewall and Rod Laver to Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, who are lionised. Not just for who they are, but what they represent.
Nadal has sat on a pedestal, living in the spotlight for much of the past 17...more
Sasha Banks' recent run of success continued Sunday at SummerSlam, as she defeated Alexa Bliss via tapout to become the Raw women's champion for the fourth time.
The WWE Universe was mostly in agreement on the match:
After Bliss intentionally got herself counted out against Banks at Great Balls of Fire, it appeared as though she was in line for another match against The Boss with the title on the line.
On the heels of Bayley pinning Bliss twice on Raw, however, Raw general manager Kurt Angle pitted Bayley against Sasha in a match for the No. 1 contendership.
It was a highly entertaining, bac...more
The Little League World Series always has breakout performers, but there has never been as dominant of a pitching staff as North State Little League this week.
The North Carolina squad representing the Southeast region has earned back-to-back no-hitters against South Dakota and California over the past two days. Per Chris Landers of MLB.com, they are the first team ever to accomplish this feat, just one day after being the first United States squad ever to throw a perfect game.
Chase Anderson threw three perfect innings in each game, totaling eight strikeouts in this stretch. Matthew Matthijs ...more
GUEST: There’s a war on for top performing tech talent. Growth companies realize this coveted group of employees is critical in providing a competitive edge and delighting customers. However, top performing employees have an edge in today’s employment market fueled by a perfect storm of factors:
Tech unemployment is at historic lows, and some tech sectors have an unemployment rate of zero.
A popular approach to filling talent gaps with H-1B visas now faces new levels of political scrutiny.
Unprecedented demand for IT skills in traditional tech hubs, specifically Silicon Valley, has resulted i...more