What I learned from #funemployment

I'm employed again. Yay! It's been nearly six months since I left the airwaves at WHSV-TV in Harrisonburg and began a journey to "find myself". Since then, I applied to a whole bunch of positions both on- and off-air while also making the most of my time off. I'm happy to say I'm now part …

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‘Face of the Games’ pulls out of competition on Day 1 at Gold Coast 2018

Nineteen sets of medals were awarded on the opening day of the XXI Commonwealth Games, but the biggest story was on the athlete who won't win a medal at all at Gold Coast 2018. Australian track star Sally Pearson announced her withdrawal from the competition at a press conference Thursday afternoon, less than 24 hours …

GREATEST GRAND FINAL EVER: Last Second Try, Extra Time Kick Earns Cowboys NRL Premiership Title

Cowboys vs. Broncos. Not to be confused with the match-up from Super Bowl XII in 1978, this was the game that produced arguably the greatest NRL Grand Final ever Sunday night. North Queensland captured the 2015 NRL Premiership title in thrilling fashion at the ANZ Stadium in Sydney, overcoming a four-point deficit with a last …

#TBT 2003: Wilkinson Drop Kick Goal Captures Thrilling RWC Final For England

On the eve of the Rugby World Cup starting in England, this #ThrowbackThursday post looks back at England's thrilling victory over Australia to win the 2003 title. Let's set the stage. Telstra Stadium, Sydney. November 22, 2003. Australia, the defending champion, was looking to win the World Cup on home soil. England was looking to …

15 Years Later, Why Sydney 2000 Is Still ‘The Best Games Ever’

This week marks the 15th anniversary of the Games of the XXVII Olympiad in Sydney, proclaimed by then-IOC president Juan Antonio Samaranch as 'the best Games ever' when the festival of sport closed on October 1. Fifteen years later, the memories of Sydney 2000 still linger, almost like it was just yesterday. Who could forget …

Running Unopposed, Durban Wins 2022 Commonwealth Games

The Commonwealth Games Federation officially awarded the hosting rights to the 2022 Commonwealth Games to Durban, South Africa, marking the first time that the multi-sport festival will be held in the African continent. Durban was the sole bidder for the games after Edmonton, Canada withdrew earlier this year because of economic woes. The announcement was …