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This and That (2)

 

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.

 

This and That

 

Week of July 9th, 2018

 

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

*This FBI soap opera rolls on. Now Maryland ⁦is part of the investigation, but do not rush to judgement until all the facts are in. Remember, no one on Terps staff indicted or arrested a la four other schools accused. 

*It will be interested to see how LaVar Ball handles the fact of the Lakers⁩ adding LeBron James and Rajon Rondo. What will all this mean when his son ⁦Lonzo⁩ returns from his meniscus surgery.

*Sad to hear of the passing of college basketball legend Jim O’Connell.H e was as good a MAN  as anyone can be,  a beautiful person. Man he LOVED college hoops. GOD BLESS his family & friends. Jim RIP. Also sorry to hear of the passing of former college star Clifford Rozier of a heart attack at age 45.

*It is embarrassing what Connecticut⁩ is doing in the firing of Kevin Ollie. Move on. He brought pride to the Huskies ⁦⁩when he guided them to the NCAA title. The pettiness is sad!

*There were so many upsets in week one of Wimbledon. Nine of the top 10 women’s seeds failed to make week two.No surprise that Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams made it to the second week.

*Congrats to the Final Four of the World Cup: Belgium, France, England and Croatia.

Stock Up and Down

Week of July 9th, 2018

Up

*The Final Four of the World Cup: Belgium, France, England and Croatia.

The Warriors signed DeMarcus Cousins.

The Lakers signed Rajon Rondo.

The Pelicans signed Julius Randle.

The Flames signed James Neal.

The 76ers acquired Wilson Chandler.

The Wizards landed Dwight Howard.

The Pacers signed Tyreke Evans.

Tony Parker signed with Charlotte.

 

Down

Julian Edelman had his four-game suspension upheld.

Sloane Stephens, Petra Kvitova and Maria Sharapova were among women to lose in round one of Wimbledon.

Domenic Thiem, Gregor Dmitrov, Jack Sock and David Goffin were among men losing in round one at Wimbledon.

Caroline Wozniacki and Marin Cilic also lost early at Wimbledon.

Simona Halep and Venus Williams also fell in week one.

Yankees rookie Glyber Torres went on the DL.

Carmelo Anthony and Oklahoma City parted ways.

Niners’ Reuben Foster suspended two games for violating NFL conduct policy.

Quote of the Week

"Don’t get carried away with all the stats from the NBA summer league action."

 -Dick Vitale