Much like a National Geographic photographer who watches a baby gazalle be attacked by a lion, journalists offered no help to Rafael Nadal who cramped up during his press conference for the US Open. After his third round match win, Nadal’s presser was interrupted when the 2010 tournament winner legs’ cramped up and asked for a trainer. Nadal sat in agony for almost three minutes, and despite advancing, Nadal has come under criticism for not being in proper shape.
UPDATE: After Caroline Wozniacki’s win over Svetlana Kuznetsova, the tennis darling imitated Nadal…
Congratulations to Miley Cyrus who was inducted into the Bowling Hall of Fame! It appears as though Cyrus fan base are quite the bowling fanatics since the Hannah Montana star beat out other nominees such as Kim Kardashian and Lady Gaga to be voted into the HOF’s celebrity wing.
“Fueled by the passion and support of her supporters and bowling fans worldwide, Ms. Cyrus rose to the occasion scoring an incredible comeback victory. We are honored to welcome her into the Hall of Fame and grateful for her support of the great sport of bowling,” said Steve Johnson, executive director of the Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America.
Cyrus got the nod because according to her nomination ballot, “when she’s not filming or recording, she’s been spotted at various bowling centers with celebrity friends, including fellow nominees Nick Jonas and Justin Bieber, and charity bowling events.”
Miley is such a bowling fan, I had to search through Google Images to find this picture of her from her pre-salvia days!
Women’s tennis player Bojana Jovanovski almost missed her tennis match after she flew to the wrong airport. After being eliminated in the Citi Open tournament in DC, Jovanovski tried to try her luck at the Mercury Insurance Open in Carlsbad, California. Unfortunately, no one told Javanovski’s pilot there are two Carlsbad airports, and her plane flew to the Carlsbad airport in New Mexico.
Upon her arrival, the Siberian tennis player called tournament officials looking for her ride at the empty airport. “They said they were at the airport and looking for me,” Jovanovski said. “I said I was the only person here!”
Jovanovski could not get a flight out of New Mexico until the following morning causing her to just barley make the match when she arrived 30 minutes before. Even though she end up losing, 3-6 6-4 6-1, at least Jovanovski got a few extra frequent flier miles!
The Michael Jordan of food competitors, Takeru Kobayashi, will compete via satellite in the anual Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Competition at Coney Island, New York. Kobayashi has won the title six-times, but he will not compete this year due to a contract dispute with the competition organizer Major League Eating. Under Major League Eating Contract, eaters can only participate in Major League Eating events and have total control over any endorsments.
Last year, Kobayashi sat out of the competition and has decided to take part via satellilte this year. I hope to create awareness about the nature of this kind of business,” Kobayashi said. “At least they cannot erase history.”
Kobayashi is refering to that Nathan’s has removed him from their eating wall of fame after he was arrested at the competition last 4th of July. After Major League Eating banned Kobayashi from comeptiting, the world record holder rushed the stage and spent the night in a New York City jail.
A Japenese man in jail because he is not allowed to compete in a hot dog eating contest on Independence Day… if that isn’t American I don’t know what is?!?