Wednesday, March 28, 2007

No Paddles in This Water

If you’re into cricket – my pal Scott was into Cricket when we were teenagers, but that's a story for another blog – then you know the World Cup Super Eights are underway. You probably also know that the match between Australia and West Indies at the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground in St. Peters, Antigua was postponed Tuesday because of heavy rain. Here's a Reuters photos showing a groundskeeper rolling water in an effort to remove the wet stuff from the pitch during a delay before the match was postponed. The match concluded Wednesday with a West Indies win.

Here, rain pours down on Trevor Immelman as he lines up a putt on 18 Saturday during the third round of the CA Championship tournament in Miami. Tiger Woods, of course, won the event in what is considered a tune-up for he Master's. (AP photo) Immelman, of South Africa, is one of 97 players who will compete in the 71st Masters April 5-8 at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga.

Also in Miami Saturday, Venus Williams momentarily leaves the court as heavy rains drench the playing surface at the Sony Ericsson Open tennis tournament in Key Biscayne. Williams went on to defeat Maria Kirilenko of Russia 6-3, 6-3. Williams was eliminated in her subsequent match by Maria Sharapova, a player we would have loved to have seen wet.

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