Wednesday, September 8, 2010

US Open: Verdasco notches comeback win

Down 2 sets, Spanish tennis player Verdasco just kept plugging away to finally defeat countryman Ferrer. Amazing effort: he never gave up, the key to every comeback. We loved every minute of it.  In the picture below, Verdasco had just sprinted cross-court to punch a drop shot back, win the match -- and collapse in elation.  Full story.

One newspaper called it this way:  "One of the best matches of the tournament ended with arguably the best shot of the tournament — Verdasco's winner in a 5-7, 6-7 (8), 6-3, 6-3, 7-6 (4) victory over No. 10 David Ferrer in the first of two all-Spanish matchups Tuesday night at Flushing Meadows."

See the exciting last point live on youtube:

Monday, September 6, 2010

A Blind Army Officer's Challenging Vision

For Captain Scotty Smiley, Losing His Sight to a Car Bomb Only Intensified His Fighting Spirit. Story featured on CBS Sunday Morning. See also his new book: "Hope Unseen".