Need distraction from the Republicans? Going through Olympic withdrawal and miss watching water polo at 3:30 AM? Fortunately, this is a great time for sport. For those who have a need to break out the nationalistic cheers, the World Cup of Hockey is underway now and the Ryder Cup starts in two weeks. Even though it has been overshadowed by the RNC, the US Open started yesterday at the National Tennis Center out in Flushing Meadows. Finally, NFL football kicks off next week.