3 John Beck has always considered himself a "solid B-plus" when it comes to trivia, so he was absolutely thrilled when he won $117,099 over five consecutive games of "Jeopardy!" in 2003. The show had a five-win limit at the time, and it felt like the ultimate victory. But as he sat in the studio audience and watched the next trio of contestants play, he couldn't help but think: "I'm pretty sure I would have won that game, too." Of course, the concept was a non-starter. Until a few months later, when it suddenly wasn't. The show kicked off its 20th season by instituting a new "sky's the limit" rule - "a deliberate ploy by the show to beef up ratings," Claire McNear wrote in her "Jeopardy!" history book "Answers in the Form of Questions" - allowing contestants to win as many games as possible. Soon, a mild-mannered computer engineer named Ken Jennings arrived on the scene and stayed put, steamrolling contestants week after week after week, causing some to … [Read more...] about Amy Schneider rules the ‘Jeopardy!’ super-champ era. Some former 5-day winners are jealous they never got the chance.
Over the past seven days, the Rockets split a pair of road games in Sacramento, and stunned the Jazz in Utah. Here's some video from those games where we break down what the Rockets offense looks like with the return of Alperen Sengun, the surprising clutch play from this young team and the struggles Jalen Green experienced against the Jazz. Rockets at Kings After missing two weeks, rookie center Alperen Sengun returned last Friday, checking in for Christian Wood at the 4:14 mark of the first quarter. On his very first possession, Sengun caught it on the right block, defended by Marvin Bagley. Garrison Mathews, Kevin Porter Jr., D.J. Augustin and K.J. Martin spread the floor on the perimeter ... and watched as Sengun backed down Bagley. As Sengun spun off of Bagley, he was called for the offensive foul. A few possessions later, at the 1:31 mark, Sengun received it again on the right block, going to work against the 7-foot-1 Alex Len. Sengun backed down Len, pivots, faking, then … [Read more...] about Rockets thoughts: Return of Alperen Sengun and this team’s play in the clutch
Thailand captain Silawan Intamee and the Philippines’ Eva Madarang vie for the ball in their AFC Women’s Asia Cup match on Friday in Mumbai. (AFC Photo) MUMBAI: The Thai women’s football team face an uphill climb after a 1-0 loss to the Philippines in their opening match of the AFC Women’s Asia Cup 2022 on Friday in Mumbai. Chandler McDaniel scored the winner late in the second half as the Philippines boosted their hopes of advancing to the quarter-finals, while Thailand were left to rue their missed chances. The Chaba Kaew dominated the match in terms of possession, 64% to 36%, and each side had plenty of opportunities, but it took 81 minutes before anyone found the back of the net. McDaniel collected a headed pass from Ryley Bugay and buried a right-footed shot from outside the box. The Philippines, who came into the tie having not beaten Thailand in 12 previous attempts, started on the front foot but soon found themselves defending as the match progressed at the DY Patil … [Read more...] about Thai women fall 1-0 to Philippines