Rosenberg: For the love of the game?

This weekend, the No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide football team steamrolled No. 13 Mississippi State in front of 101,821 fans for its eighth win in eight tries this season. This was a relatively normal fall Saturday in Tuscaloosa: Football is a religion at Alabama, as it has become at many universities. Last year, a rogue […]

Racism in soccer

When England took the field yesterday in its World Cup Qualifier against Poland, it was conspicuously missing its former captain, John Terry. Under a month ago, Terry — generally considered one of the best central defenders of the last decade, but also one of the game’s biggest villains — retired from international soccer because the […]

ROSENBERG: Viking punts prejudice

Chris Kluwe occupies one of the least attention-garnering positions on the football field — how many NFL punters can you name? — but the Minnesota Viking is certainly gregarious off of it. About a month ago, Kluwe wrote an open letter to Emmett C. Burns, Jr., a Maryland Democratic state delegate, that quickly went viral. […]

WOMEN’S TENNIS | Elis go 11–3 at All-American qualifying tournament

What a difference a year can make. Last year, the women’s tennis team sent two players to the prestigious ITA All-American Championships and came up empty-handed, winning no matches. This year, four Bulldogs traveled to the same tournament in Pacific Palisades, Calif., and returned with quite different results. The tetrad won a total of 12 […]

W. TENNIS | Bulldogs find success at Fab-Four Invitational

Four members of Yale’s women’s tennis team traveled to the three-day Duke Fab-Four Invitational Tournament to begin its fall season. The tournament consists of 16 of the top teams in the country. The Bulldogs’ mission last weekend was to prove they are still a force to be reckoned with. “We were all really excited to […]

Kvitova wins New Haven Open

No. 2 seed Petra Kvitova defeated No. 7 seed Maria Kirilenko 7–6(9), 7–5 on Saturday afternoon to win the New Haven Open at Yale. Kvitova did not drop a set the entire tournament. Kvitova, the world No. 5 and 2011 Wimbledon champion, moved to 41–12 on the year. The New Haven Open was the second […]

Kirilenko, Kvitova will play for N.H. Open crown

For the first time since 2008, the New Haven Open champion will be someone other than four-time defending champion Caroline Wozniacki. Wozniacki retired from her semifinal match with No. 7 seed Maria Kirilenko this afternoon, ending her 20-match winning streak in the Elm City. Kirilenko advances to the final, where she will meet No. 2 […]

Wozniacki hurt at N.H. Open quarterfinals

For years, one of the main critiques of the Women’s Tennis Association has been the lack of consistency among its top players. But at the New Haven Open at Yale, one player has ruled the Elm City for four years running: Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark. The world’s No. 8, Wozniacki is undefeated in 20 matches […]

W. TENNIS | Yale wins Ivy League Championship

The No. 30 Bulldogs (18–3, 6–0 Ivy) have won the Ivy League title for the second consecutive season with one match to spare thanks to a pair of 6–1 victories this weekend. The two victories pushed the Elis’ winning streak to eight matches. On Friday, Yale’s defeat of Harvard (10–7, 3–3 Ivy) ensured that the […]

W. TENNIS | Elis look to clinch Ivy title

This weekend, No. 30 Yale (16-3, 4-0 Ivy) has a chance to claim the Ivy League championship outright. By beating Harvard (9-6, 2-2 Ivy) on Friday and Dartmouth (8-10, 2-2 Ivy) on Sunday, the Bulldogs would punch their ticket to the NCAA tournament with one match to spare. The Elis are in such a commanding […]

W. TENNIS | Elis take New York

The No. 28 Bulldogs (16–3, 4–0 Ivy) ruled the Empire State this weekend by defeating Columbia (12–5, 3–2 Ivy) and Cornell (9–8, 1–4 Ivy). The victories stretched the Elis’ winning streak to six, matching their largest of the season. On Saturday, Yale eased past Columbia 5–2. The Elis secured the four points necessary to win […]

W. TENNIS | Elis take two

No. 27 Yale (14–3, 2–0 Ivy) kicked off its Ivy season with victories over Penn (5–9, 0–3 Ivy) and No. 69 Princeton (8–10, 1–2 Ivy). The twin triumphs stretched the team’s winning streak to four matches. The Tigers proved considerably tougher competition than the Quakers. Before downing Princeton 4-3 on Saturday, the Bulldogs bageled Penn […]