The Yankees held a pregame ceremony to honour retiring closer Mariano Rivera before Sunday’s game against the San Francisco Giants. Among the gifts was a rocking chair made of baseball bats, presented by New York manager Joe Girardi and shortstop Derek Jeter. Metallica performed Enter Sandman as part of the ceremony. (Photos: Maddie Meyer/Getty Images; Elsa/Getty Images)
Roger Federer tries to play the violin during an advertising film shooting in Zurich, Switzerland to promote the Lucerne Festival, a prestigious classical music festival that celebrates its 75th anniversary this year. The festival will last September 16, 2013. (Photo: AFP Photo/Credit Suisse/Lucerne Festival)
Alexis Normand was given a second chance at the Memorial Cup on Tuesday night. You might remember her …troubled …rendition of the ‘Star-Spangled Banner’ at the tournament on Saturday night. The video went viral and she was an overnight celebrity of sorts.
On Tuesday, she got a do-over — but she only performed the Canadian anthem. She told the Saskatoon Star-Phoenix she is not sure if she could perform the U.S. anthem again in an arena setting.
“I’d have to think about. I know I can do it, but it would be kind of a head game.”
Click through to watch her latest performance.
Ah yes, famous people come out in droves for playoff games — especially since ticket prices are off the wall. Last night’s example: Glee stars Lea Michele and Cory Monteith (who is Canadian) took in the Canucks vs. Sharks game in Vancouver. ARE THEY BAD LUCK? (Photo: Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press)
Korean pop star PSY was at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday night so it was fitting that countryman Hyun-Jin Ryu found his own rhythm early.
Ryu had a career-best 12 strikeouts in six innings and Hanley Ramirez homered in his first start of the season, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 6-2 win over the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday night.
Ryu gave his game-worn jersey to PSY after the game. (Photos: Mark J. Terrill/The Associated Press)