Archives: August 12, 2008

Australian Lleyton Hewitt

Lleyton Glynn Hewitt is a former World No. 1 tennis player from Australia. Lleyton won the 2001 US Open and 2002 Wimbledon men's singles titles. Lleyton has won his first two matches in Beijing. Does Lleyton have what it takes to win gold in Beijing?

Highlights from day four of competition

The USA Women’s softball team opened play with a convincing 11-nothing win against Venezuela. The USA Men’s basketball team easily won it's game against Angola. The USA Men’s Volleyball team is still without head coach Hugh McCutcheon. And in tennis, Venus and Serena Williams advanced in singles play.

Responding to the pressure of olympic competition

Team USA is setting world records and winning gold. Out of the hundreds of athletes from around the world competing in the games of the 29th Olympiad, it’s encouraging to hear how they handle the pressure. Here’s just one example from Australian badminton player Stuart Gomez.

Catching up on the news from Beijing

We will get you up to date on swimming, men’s gymnastics, and beach volleyball.

August 12 daily audio update

August 12—A thirty minute audio update featuring the sites, the sounds, and the competition from the Beijing Summer games.

Competition events for August 12

August 12—There will be another 19 medals up for grabs. Today will see competition in

Stephen Drew – Major League Baseball

The race in the National League West is starting to be more interesting. The Arizona Diamondbacks and the improved Los Angeles Dodgers looked to be in a battle for the division crown all season long.  The Diamondbacks added some pop to their lineup when they traded for power hitter Adam Dunn from Cincinnati.

On this edition of Sports Spectrum Today, we talk about Major League Baseball with the fine young shortstop of the Diamondbacks, Stephen Drew. Stephen talks about this solid young Arizona team, and why it could be even better in the future.

He also talks about his approach to playing in the Major Leagues.

Don't miss this visit with a good young infielder, Stephen Drew of the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sports Spectrum Today.