Welcome to today's edition of The Victory Formation.
I just finished watching a documentary on the History Channel here that showed the Manila Hostage Crisis. It was almost a year ago today that the gruesome scenario took place. Ugh. I still am embarrassed with how the persons-in-charge handled it and the bad press the Motherland got and is still suffering from until now.
Here forth are the links after the jump:
The Community Shield is retained by Manchester United. (c/o The Guardian)
Let the bidding war for Wesley Sneijder commence. (Yahoo! Eurosport UK)
Who wants Michael Bradley? (c/o SoccerAmerica)
Jerryworld was a soccer stadium for a day. (c/o Barca Blaugranes)
Thanks for the memories at Old Trafford, Scholly. (c/o Big Apple Soccer)
August does not augur well for the Gunners. (c/o Mirror Football) Here lies the rest of the Champions League draw. (c/o Goal)
The Sun is hotter than Mercury. (c/o SB Nation Arizona)
Hey, it's the America's Cup. Sailing time. (c/o San Jose Mercury-News)
Yup. It has been 75 years since Jesse Owens and his legend and legacy. (c/o TeamUSA)
The triathlon is one punishing sport. (c/o Wall Street Journal) Considering that the Philippine Ironman is this weekend already...
Rashad Evans makes his return to the MMA scene. (c/o Heavy)
Here is what you should know about UFC 133. (c/o Bloody Elbow)
Fedor being let go. (c/o The Times and Democrat)
The odds keep getting iffy for the mega-fight we have been waiting since eternity. More likely that the venue will be a courtroom. (c/o Opposing Views). Meanwhile, it's time to get the hype going for PacMarq III. (c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer)
This gives hope for people with broken ankles everywhere. (c/o Pocono Record)
Life after Tiger is sweet for Steve Williams, when the tourney he won was also had Tiger in it. (c/o The Independent)
Should Donnie Nelson go after Bruce Pearl? (c/o The Two Man Game)
Where's Bubba? (c/o Kings of Kauffman)
Sean Avery in trouble again. (c/o TruthDive)
New ownership in the NBA whilst there is a lockout. (c/o Atlanta-Journal Constitution)
Hey look, Stephen Strasberg just pitched. (c/o Washington Times)
Canton welcomes its newest homies. (c/o New York Times' The Fifth Down)
Parting shot, because someone preferred I do not use 30 Seconds to Mars here.