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June 14, 2021

The NBA playoffs rolled on. The Bucks and Nets are tied 2-2 as Brooklyn has been plagued by injuries. The Suns were impressive eliminating the Nuggets in four straight. The Sixers lead the Hawks while the Jazz is up on the Clippers.

The second major tennis tourney of the year was completed. Novak Djokovic won the men’s title at the French, beating Stefano Tsitsipas in five sets. Djokovic was down two sets before rallying. The best match may have been the semifinal, when Djokovic beat Rafael Nadal in over four hours, rallying from a 5-0 first set deficit. Unseeded Barbora Krejcikova won the French Open women’s singles title, her first Grand Slam singles title. She also won a doubles, the first to win both on the women’s side since 2000.

The college baseball tournament had its share of drama. Top-seeded Arkansas scored 21 runs in the first game of the series. NC State won the last two to advance to Omaha. Tennessee, Vanderbilt and Stanford were among others going to the CWS.

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June 7, 2021

 

Mike Krzyzewski decided this will be his last season at Duke. Jon Scheyer will be the coach-in-waiting.

The defending champion Los Angeles Lakers and softball champion UCLA were both eliminated in their playoffs. Anthony Davis’ injury certainly hurt the Lakers.

The Nets and Bucks started their series and Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving starred. James Harden was sidelined with a hamstring injury. The Hawks upset the Sixers in game one of their series. Kahwi Leonard and the Clippers advanced over the Mavericks.

The Aaron Rodgers story remains an issue for Packers fans. Julio Jones is not a mystery as he was traded to the Titans.

The Tampa Bay Lightning are looking good in the Stanley Cup playoffs. So are the Montreal Canadiens dominating Winnipeg.

Jon Rahm had a big lead in the Memorial but had to withdraw after a positive test. Patrick Cantlay won the tourney.

I’m having a great time in Hawaii celebrating my 50th anniversary.

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May 31, 2021

The Tampa Bay Rays remained on fire, winning 15 of their last 16 games. The Yankees, on the other hand, slipped as they were swept by the Tigers.
The NBA playoffs continued. The Bucks swept the Heat. The Sixers dominated the Wizards. The Nets took a 3-1 lead over Boston. The Lakers and Suns were knotted at 2-2.
Helio Castroneves earned his record-tying fourth Indianapolis 500. He is 46 years old, adding to Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady proving older athletes can win.
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May 24, 2021

Congratulations to Phil Mickelson, who at age 50 became the oldest golfer to win a major. He won the PGA Championship by two strokes, his sixth career major championship. He edged Brooks Kopeka and Looie Oosthuizen to win the title.
The Tampa Bay Rays remained on fire, extending its win streak to 10 straight. The San Diego Padres also remained hot, winning its ninth in a row.
The NBA playoffs started. The Mavericks upset the Clippers in game one, while the Blazers upset the Nuggets. The Lakers lost to the Suns in game one as well.
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May 17, 2021

It was a big weekend for the Basketball Hall of Fame. The 2020 class was finally inducted with Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett and Tim Duncan leading the class. The 2021 class was also announced as Villanova’s Jay Wright, Howard Garfinkel, Paul Pierce, Chris Bosh, Ben Wallace and Chris Webber made it to the Hall.

The NBA playoffs are set with the LakersWarriors play-in game drawing attention. Stephen Curry won the NBA scoring title and now he goes against LeBron.

The NHL playoffs started and the first three games went overtime.

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