Weekly Rewind

Our Weekly Rewind is a recap of some of the most captivating stories of the previous week.

Whether you loved him or hated him, Michael Jackson was the world’s biggest and most admired entertainer. He was the celebrity’s celebrity and, though it was rarely mentioned, he was the most charitable celebrity in history; he gave away more than $300M of his own fortune. His legacy and innovative music he left behind will live on forever .
R.I.P Mike. August 29, 1958- June 25, 2009

Last week the L.A. Clippers took Blake Griffin with the #1 pick in 2009 NBA Draft. Griffin was clearly the best player in a draft filled with mediocre talent. Will Blake help the Clippers win? I sure hope so, the Clips have been bad for way too long.

500 saves and counting- Yankees closer Mariano Rivera earned his 500th save over the weekend. Though he still trails Trevor Hoffman by 71 saves overall, he is the all-time leader in postseason saves with 34. Despite Hoffman’s numbers, Rivera is still the greatest closer of all-time.

U.S. Soccer received a shot in the arm over the past week. The Men’s team shocked the world by defeating Spain in the Semis 2-0, but fell short in the Confed Cup Final against Brazil 3-2. The U.S. team led 2-0 in the first half but let the lead slip away. Regardless, their showing in South Africa proves that they can beat anyone.

Will there be an all Williams final at Wimbledon? It sure looks that way. The sisters have been rolling through the competition, and both have advanced to the Round of 16. Both have multiple Wimbledon singles titles, but Venus has the edge. She is going for her sixth and 3rd in a row.

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