Team USA is back home!! About 24 hours after the women were beaten by Japan in the World Cup Final, they arrived in Manhattan, where hundreds of fans greeted them like the heroes they are. Goalie Hope Solo and scoring machine Abby Wambach will be on the "Late Show With David Letterman" tonight. By the way, more than 13 million Americans watched that Finals match between Team USA and Japan, that's a much higher TV rating than recent events like Baseball's All-Star Game and Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals.
The heat wave is affecting everyone, including professional athletes. Imagine standing on a mound in long pants for 2 hours having to throw as hard as you can!! It's not a good week to be a pitcher. It was 91 degrees, with a heat index of 103, at the beginning of the game between the Cubs and Phillies in Chicago, and it got hotter as the game went on. Phillies right-hander Roy Halladay did not look like he was having a good time in the heat he left in the fifth inning Monday at Wrigley Field. It was his shortest pitching stint in more than 2 years. After he hit the clubhouse, the Phillies admitted that Halladay was dealing with issues from the unbearable heat.