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DICK'S PICKS

DICK'S EARLY PICKS FOR TOP FIVE FOR 2017-18 SEASON

1. Kentucky

2. Michigan State

3. Arizona

4. Kansas

5. Louisville

 

Week of June 19th, 2017 

  

Each week I'll write about the world of sports:

 

*Brooks Kopeka was brilliant in the final round, winning the U. S. Open golf tournament.

*The NBA draft should be exciting as this is a great group of talented youngsters. One of the most interesting players is Josh Jackson of Kansas. If I was the Lakers, I would pick him at #2.

*I felt the probation penalty against Louisville was unfair. It was too severe. The NCAA did not find any information that Rick Pitino was aware of wrongdoing.

*Andre Ward showed surprising power in scoring a TKO over Sergei Kovalev in the light heavyweight title bout.

*The NL West is turning into something special. The Dodgers, Rockies and Diamondbacks are all on fire.

 

Dying to know who Dick has ranked number one in College Hoops...for now? This is the place to find his latest thoughts on the game he loves, as well as his choices for the "Sweet Sixteen" of the week!

Read more: Weekly Sweet Sixteen

 

Week of June 19th, 2017

 

Up

Brooks Koepcka won the U. S. Open.

Andre Ward scored a TKO over Sergei Kovalev in the light heavyweight championship.

The 76ers acquired the top pick in the NBA draft.

Diana Taurasi became the WNBA's all-time scoring leader.

The Diamondbacks won seven straight games.

The Indians and Rockies each won five in a row.

Oklahoma State football coach Mike Gundy got a five-year deal.

 

Down

Louisville basketball was placed on probation. 

Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson and Jason Day all missed the U. S. Open cut.

Roger Federer lost to Tommy Haas.

The Cardinals cut Jhonny Peralta.

The Jets let WR Eric Decker go.

Mets pitcher Matt Harvey went on the DL (shoulder).

The Reds have lost nine in a row.

The Yankees and Giants have each dropped six straight.

Adam Wainwright gave up 9 earned runs in 1 2/3 innings.

 

Think Dick Vitale only knows College Hoops? Think again. This is the place to learn Dickie V's quick thoughts about this week in sports.

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Quote of the Week

"Brooks Kopeka shined under pressure and became a major champion!"

  -Dick Vitale