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In the United States, the Open United Tennis Championship is a tough tennis tournament. The tournament is the modern version of one of the world's oldest tennis championships, the US National Championship, which first played men's singles and men's doubles in 1881.
Since 1987, the US Open has been chronologically the fourth and final Grand Slam of the year. The other three, chronologically, are the Australian Open, the French Open, and Wimbledon. The US Open begins on the last Monday in August and runs for two weeks, with the average weekend coinciding with the US Labor Day holiday.
The tournament consists of five main championships: men's and women's singles, men's and women's doubles and mixed doubles. The tournament also includes competitions for seniors, juniors and wheelchair users. Since 1978, the tournament has been played on acrylic hard courts at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Queens, New York. The US Open is organized and owned by the non-profit United States Tennis Association (USTA), and the US Open is chaired by Patrick Galbraith. Proceeds from ticket sales, sponsorships and television contracts are used to develop tennis in the United States.
1.Let her win
2.What, like it’s hard?
3.What tennis fans see
The US Open uses standard 7-point tiebreaks in every set of a singles match. For the other three Grand Slam tournaments, there are specific scoring methods for a match that scores 6–6 in the last possible set (third for women and fifth for men): in the French Open, the deciding set continues as long as the player leads the two matches , in Australia an extended tie-break is played to 10 points, while at Wimbledon a standard tie-break is only played if the score of the game reaches 12–12. As with the US Open, these tournaments use tiebreaks to decide other sets.
The tournament was first played in August 1881 on the grass courts at the Newport Casino in Newport, Rhode Island. That year, only clubs that were members of the United States National Tennis Association (USNLTA) were allowed. Richard Sears won the men's singles event at this tournament, which was the first of his seven consecutive singles titles.
1890 U.S. Tennis Championship semi-finals in Newport. Match between Oliver Campbell and Bob Huntington
From 1884 to 1911, the tournament used a challenge system whereby the defending champion automatically qualified for the next year's final, where he played as the winner of the all-comers' tournament.
In the early years of the U.S. National Championship, only men competed, and the tournament was known as the U.S. National Men's Singles Championship. In September 1887, six years after the men's nationals were first held, the Philadelphia Cricket Club hosted the first U.S. Women's National Singles Championship. The winner was 17-year-old Philadelphian Ellen Hansell. The same year, the men's doubles event was held at the Orange Lawn Tennis Club in South Orange, New Jersey.
5.I forgot how to tennis
7.See the difference
8.Tennis be like
Women's tournaments used the competitive system from 1888 to 1918, with the exception of 1917. From 1890 to 1906, sectional tournaments were held in the east and west of the country to determine the top two doubles teams, which competed in the playoffs for the right to compete with the defending champions in the qualifying round.
The 1888 and 1889 men's doubles competition was played at the Staten Island Cricket Club in Livingston, Staten Island, New York. In the 1893 championship, men's doubles was played at St. George's Cricket Club in Chicago.
In 1892, the U.S. Mixed Doubles Championship was introduced, and in 1899, the U.S. National Women's Doubles Championship.
In 1915, the national championship was moved to the West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills, Queens, New York. Efforts to move it to New York began as early as 1911 when a group of tennis players led by New Yorker Carl Behr began working on it.
In early 1915, a group of about 100 tennis players signed a petition to postpone the tournament. They argued that the majority of tennis clubs, players, and fans were located in the New York area, and therefore it would be beneficial for the development of the sport to host a national championship there. This opinion was opposed by another group of players, which included eight former national singles champions. This controversial issue was put to a vote at the USNLTA's annual meeting on February 5, 1915, with 128 votes in favor and 119 against. In August 1915 at the West Side Tennis Club, Forest Hills, New York City's first women's tournament was held at the Philadelphia Cricket Club in Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia (the women's singles tournament was not rescheduled until 1921). From 1917 to 1933, the men's doubles competition was held at Longwood Cricket Club in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. In 1934 Longwood Cricket Club hosted doubles events for both men and women.
9.How I play it
10.No play with me
From 1921 to 1923 the men's singles tournament was played at the Germantown Cricket Club in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He returned to the West Side Tennis Club in 1924 after the completion of the 14,000 seat Forest Hills Stadium. Although it was already considered by many to be a major championship, the International Lawn Tennis Federation officially named it one of the world's biggest tournaments, having started in 1924.
The open era began in 1968 when professional tennis players were allowed to compete for the first time at a Grand Slam tournament held at the West Side Tennis Club. The previous US National Championship was limited to amateur players. With the exception of the mixed doubles, all events at the 1968 national tournament were open to professionals. That year, 96 men and 63 women entered the competition, with a total prize pool of US$100,000. In 1970, the US Open became the first Grand Slam tournament to use a tiebreak to determine a 6–6 set in games.
From 1970 to 1974, the US Open used a sudden death nine-point tiebreaker before moving into the International Tennis Federation (ITF) best-of-twelve points system. In 1973, the US Open became the first Grand Slam tournament in which men and women received equal prize money, with that year's singles champions, John Newcomb and Margaret Court, receiving US$25,000 each. In 1975, following complaints about the surface and its effect on ball bounce, the tournament was played on clay courts rather than grass, this was also an experiment to make it more "television friendly". The addition of floodlights allowed matches to be played at night.
12.What an adult sees
16.This is why
19.Ask me anything
20.Served them for dinner
21.The first boss
24.Hit a ball
25.How I see myself
26.Funny tennis birthday
27.Covid will never get me
30.But when I do
32.God, take it
33.Still doesn’t win
38.Color as me
39.Make you run a mile
43.I don’t want it
48.Swing my racquet
49.What you want?
50.How I tennis
The 2022 NBA All-Star Game is an exhibition basketball game that will take place in Cleveland, Ohio on February 20, 2022 at the Cleveland Cavaliers' home arena, Rocket Mortage Fieldhouse. This game will mark the 71st All-Star Game in NBA history. The city played host to the All-Star Game in 1981 at the Colisium at Richfield and 1997 at the Queeken Loans Arena.
The original All-Star format did not change from the previous time. Voting leaders among fans, journalists and players from each conference will serve as team captains. Each captain first chooses the starting five players, and then the substitutes. The captain can select a player to his team from any conference.
The coaches for the NBA All-Star Game are those coaches whose teams have the highest win rates in each conference based on statistics as of February 3, 2022. However, the NBA rule states that a coach who has already coached an all-star team last year cannot be selected this year, even if his team has the best winning percentage in their conference. Therefore, Doc Rivers and Queen Snyder could not be selected.
Bemorepanda prepared some funny memes.
1.The picture speaks itself
3.Bron and AD
The composition of the teams is determined in two ways. Teams' starting fives are determined by voting among fans, NBA players and NBA journalists. When voting in the starting five, two back-row players and three front-row players must be selected. Fans will be able to vote for any NBA player once a day. NBA journalists and players will be able to vote once. Players have the right to vote for themselves and their teammates. The voting itself will begin on December 25, 2021 and end on January 20, 2022.
The substitutes are determined by voting among the head coaches of the teams of the respective conference. A coach is not allowed to vote for his team's players. The reserve players of the team are recruited from two defenders, three front-line players and two players, regardless of the role.
If a player is injured, the NBA commissioner determines his replacement from the same conference as the basketball player who will not be able to take part in the all-star game. If a basketball player of the starting five is injured, the head coach chooses from among the reservists the player who will be released from the first minutes of the match.
8.Look at your team
10.Losing to him
11.Kobe has the ball
14.My own pelican
17.Ex at the game
18.Two cool players
25.An A cause
26.Ready to go home
29.You mad Kobe?
32.When you realize
36.Jerome in the house
38.Hey what’s up
39.Low top Jordans
42.Buy a drink
43.The one you like
45.Done with him
47.Out of all his movies
50.You like your Earth?
The Lakers, founded in 1947, are one of the most famous and successful NBA. As of the summer of 2012, the Lakers hold all records for wins (No. 125), win percentage (620), and NBA Finals (32). They are tied in NBA championships with the Boston Celtics, winning 17 NBA titles and making more Finals than their biggest rivals (15 vs. 4 in running up), effectively making them their most successful to date. Their team includes some of the game's greatest players, including George Yan, Jim Pollard, Clyde Lovellette, Elgin Baylor, Jerry West, Wilt Chamberlain, Gale Goodrich, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Jamin Wilks, James Worthy, Magic Johnson, Shaquille Goodrich.
The Los Angeles Lakers are an American professional basketball team based in Los Angeles. The Lakers compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member of the league's Western Conference Pacific Division. The Lakers play their home games at the Staples Center, an arena shared with the NBA's Los Angeles Clippers, the Los Angeles Sparks of the Women's National Basketball Association, and the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League. The Lakers are one of the most successful teams in NBA history, having won 17 NBA championships as well as the most wins with the Boston Celtics in NBA history.
The franchise began with the 1947 purchase of the disbanded Detroit Gems of the National Basketball League (NBL). The new team began playing in Minneapolis, Minnesota, calling themselves the Minneapolis Lakers. Originally a member of the NBL, the Lakers won the 1948 NBL championship before joining the rival Basketball Association of America, where they won five of their next six championships under star George Mikan. After financial difficulties in the late 1950s following Mikan's retirement, they moved to Los Angeles prior to the 1960–61 season.
1.Lakers fans and haters
Led by Hall of Famers Elgin Baylor and Jerry West, Los Angeles reached the NBA Finals six times in the 1960s but lost every series to the Celtics, beginning their long and storied rivalry. In 1968, the Lakers acquired four-time NBA Most Valuable Player (MVP) Wilt Chamberlain and won their sixth NBA title—and first in Los Angeles—in 1972 under new head coach Bill Sharman. After the departure of West and Chamberlain, the team switched to superstar Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who won several MVP awards with the Lakers. Although the team failed to reach the finals in the late 1970s, two major changes occurred in 1979 that ushered in a new golden era for the franchise. First, Jerry Buss bought the Lakers and, as the owner of the team, pioneered the vision of basketball games as both entertainment and sporting events. Second, the Lakers selected Magic Johnson first overall in the 1979 NBA draft.
The combination of Johnson passing by the wunderkind and Abdul-Jabbar provided the Lakers with two superstars that cemented their roster. The addition of head coach Pat Riley in 1981 and James Worthy in the 1982 NBA draft established the Lakers as a powerhouse in the NBA during the 1980s. The team was nicknamed the "Showtime Lakers" due to the fast break, a transitional offense that Johnson contributed to. The team has won five championships in nine years, including some spectacular Finals appearances against archrivals, the Celtics.
After Abdul-Jabbar, Johnson and Worthy retired, the team struggled through the 1990s until they drafted Kobe Bryant and signed Shaquille O'Neal in 1996. The superstar duo, along with Hall of Famer coach Phil Jackson, led the Lakers to three straight wins. championships between 2000 and 2002, securing the franchise's second top three. After the team lost in the 2004 NBA Finals, the Shaq-and-Kobe era ended when the Lakers traded O'Neal. It wasn't until the Lakers traded for Pau Gasol that Bryant and Jackson returned to the NBA Finals, winning two more titles in 2009 and 2010. The team failed to return to its former glory for the remainder of the decade, and Bryant retired in 2016. In 2020, the Lakers, led by LeBron James, Anthony Davis and coach Frank Vogel, secured the 17th seed in the championship, tying the Celtics for the win. most titles in NBA history.
The Lakers set the record for the longest winning streak in the NBA, 33 consecutive games, during the 1971–72 season. Twenty-six Hall of Famers have played for Los Angeles and four have coached the team. Four Lakers - Abdul-Jabbar, Johnson, O'Neal, and Bryant - have won the NBA MVP Award, for a total of eight awards.
The Lakers franchise began in 1947 when Ben Berger and Morris Chalfen of Minnesota bought the recently disbanded Detroit Gems from the National Basketball League (NBL) for $15,000 from Gems owner Maury Winston. Minneapolis-based sportswriter Sid Hartman played a key behind-the-scenes role in helping to close the deal and then the team. Inspired by Minnesota's nickname "Land of 10,000 Lakes", the team named themselves the Lakers. Hartman helped them recruit John Kundle of St. Thomas College to be their first head coach by meeting him and selling him to the team.
The Lakers had a solid roster that included forward Jim Pollard, playmaker Herm Schaefer, and center George Mikan, who became the most dominant player in the NBL. In their first season, they led the league with a 43–17 record and won the NBL championship later that season.
Hall of Famer George Mikan (#99) led the Lakers franchise to their first five NBA championships. The official NBA website describes him as "the first superstar" in league history.
In 1948, the Lakers moved from the NBL to the Basketball Association of America (BAA), and Mikan's average of 28.3 points per game set a BAA record. In the 1949 BAA Finals, they won the championship by defeating the Washington Capitols four to two. The next season, the team improved to 51–17, repeating as champions. In the 1950–51 season, Mikan won his third straight scoring streak with 28.4 points per game as the Lakers went 44–24 to win their second straight division title. One of those games, a 19–18 loss against the Fort Wayne Pistons, became infamous as the lowest-scoring game in NBA history. In the playoffs, they defeated the Indianapolis Olympians in three games, but lost to the Rochester Royals in the next round.
7.Who they got
8.What we wanted
10.Expectations vs Reality
11.30 years from now
14.We run LA now
17.Sorry for trading
21.When you realize
23.This could be scary
28.LeBron and AD
34.What you’re missing?
37.You better win
41.Haven’t decided yet
47.How to be
48.On your team
50.Don’t beat anyone
The 2021-2022 NHL Championship is the 105th season of the National Hockey League (NHL). The regular season kicked off on October 12, 2021 and will run through April 2022, followed by the Stanley Cup playoff series.
This season, the NHL has added a new Seattle club, the Seattle Kraken, bringing 32 clubs to the 2021-2022 Championship - 7 from Canada and 25 from the United States. The Seattle Kraken play in the Pacific Division of the Eastern Conference and the Arizona Coyotes have moved to the Central Division.
Thus, this season, the league returned to its usual divisions, each of which now has 8 teams and a division into the Western and Eastern Conferences (due to restrictions last season, there were virtually no conferences and the Canadian Division was created).
During the regular season 2021-2022, all clubs play 82 matches (last season only 56), each team will play each at least twice. The match calendar includes a break for the 2022 Olympics from February 4th to 22nd.
Bemorepanda collected some funny memes about the new season.
1.The Islanders have fans
2.All I want
3.Like a boss
The National Hockey League is a professional sports organization that brings together the hockey teams of the United States and Canada. Nowadays, most experts recognize the NHL as one of the strongest on the planet. It should be noted that at the moment it is one of the main sports leagues in North America, along with the NBA, NFL and Major League Baseball. The league was formed on November 26, 1917, and on December 19, 1917, the first season began, uniting only 4 teams.
By the end of the 1930/1931 season, a total of 10 teams were playing in the NHL, vying each year for the league's top prize, the Stanley Cup. Originally, the Stanley Cup was played between the winner of the NHL and the winner of the Western professional hockey leagues, and since 1926 the Cup has become the full property of the NHL. However, the Great Depression, and various financial difficulties after it, dealt a severe blow to the league and the NHL was reduced to six teams. These teams, which have played in the league for 25 years since 1942, are still known as the "Big Six" (Original Six) - "Montreal Canadiens", "Toronto Maple Leafs", "Detroit Red Wings", "Boston Bruins", New York Rangers and Chicago Blackhawks.
4.A 5 dollar
5.Only Patrick here
6.Every time I make a save
7.I become anything
In the mid-1960s, teams began to emerge in the minor leagues, especially from the western United States, that could compete with the NHL teams. The strengthening of the Western Hockey League, which experts predicted its transformation into a league equal in strength to the NHL, as well as financial considerations prompted the NHL in 1967 to undertake the first expansion since the 1920s. Six more teams were admitted to the league, which formed a new division. They were the Philadelphia Flyers, St. Louis Blues, Minnesota North Stars, Los Angeles Kings, Oakland Seals and Pittsburgh Penguins. Three years later, the Vancouver Canucks and Buffalo Sabers joined the league.
In 1972, the World Hockey Association (WHA) was formed. Although the WHA never submitted a proposal to the NHL for a joint Stanley Cup, everyone recognized the league's strength and considered it a worthy competitor to the NHL. In this regard, the NHL decided to urgently continue its expansion policy and added the New York Islanders and Atlanta Flames to the league in 1972, and the Kansas City Scouts and Washington Capitals two years later.
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However, the increase in the number of teams in the league caused a decrease in the overall level of the game. These leagues fought for strong players until the collapse of the WHA in 1979. Four WHA teams have joined the NHL: Hartford Whalers, Quebec Nordics, Edmonton Oilers and Winnipeg Jets. The Edmonton Oilers are currently the last team from the WHA to continue to be based in the same city where they were based. Quebec Nordics, Winnipeg Jets and Hartford Whalers have now changed their name and moved to other cities.
The NHL has continued to expand, and since the 2000/2001 season, the number of teams in the league has increased to its current maximum of 30 teams from 29 cities in the United States and Canada. Of the 30 teams in the National Hockey League, 7 are in Canada and 23 are in the United States. All NHL clubs have their own "farm clubs" - the so-called subsidiary teams, where hockey players who have failed to break into the main team play.
At the moment, the NHL has the following structure: there are two conferences in the NHL, each with three divisions, and each division with five teams. In the regular season, each team plays 82 games - 41 home and 41 away, each team playing at least one game with every other team in the league. The team gets two points for winning, the team gets one point for losing in overtime or in shootouts, and none for losing in regular time. At the end of the regular season, the team with the most points in its division becomes the division champion (points from games with all teams are taken into account, not just the teams of its division). Division winners and top 5 other teams from each conference advance to the playoffs and compete for the Stanley Cup.
18.The floor is lava
23.Grinds my gear
25.I play hockey
26.I got a cup
27.Brain on check
29.I have an army
31.The sea creators
35.For the record
39.Dollar beer night
45.Four to one
48.Everywhere I go
50.Kraken are in the metagame