After the pandemic halted their momentum, America’s rugby sevens teams

CHULA VISTA, California — The American men’s and women’s rugby sevens teams know something about momentum in the sport. That’s funny, because it can crystallize out of nowhere and disappear just as easily. Both teams turned lackluster performances at the 2018 World Cup into spectacular 2019 campaigns, finishing second in the world and their highest …

America’s Rugby Sevens Teams Try to Restart the Pandemic Era

CHULA VISTA, California — Momentum is a funny thing in sports. It may crystallize out of sight and disappear just as easily. American men’s and women’s rugby sevens teams know this. Both teams turned lackluster performances at the 2018 World Cup into spectacular 2019 campaigns, finishing second in the world and their highest rankings ever. …

How Richard Nixon Changed America’s Place in the World

The thaw was largely Nixon’s job. Connally left the Treasury in 1972, and his successor, George Shultz, often limited himself to making the president’s offer, while favoring floating interest rates. As for Nixon, he didn’t want to destroy Bretton Woods and the gold standard so badly that he couldn’t bother saving them. Garten offers this …

Messi Wins Copa América’s First Champion With Argentina Against Brazil

Lionel Messi He finally ticked the last empty box in his brilliant football career on Saturday night, beating Argentina 1-0 over hosts Brazil in the Copa América final in Rio de Janeiro. The Cup came after Messi’s series of painful, agonizing, maddening failures at the same stadium in 2014, at Rio’s lumbering Maracanã, including perhaps …

Shohei Ohtani Is Just A Star With America’s Need For Entertainment

SEATTLE – As I write this from the lone cheap seats on the high upper deck of T-Mobile Park, I’m still trying to digest what I’ve just seen. Broad-shouldered pitcher and powerful hitter Shohei Ohtani for the Los Angeles Angels – a unique player Major League Baseball has had for generations – just left the …

How Crowded Are America’s National Parks? See for yourself.

Largely freed from domestic travel restrictions, Americans are flocking to the national parks in record numbers this spring and summer. Several parks – included Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park – we have already set monthly visit records. Many sites are preparing for the busiest years in their history. And so, instead of …