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January 21, 2022

The 2022 ESPYs were so special for me and my family.
 
I received the Jimmy V Perseverance Award and it was an incredible honor. Seeing so many great athletes and hearing passionate stories all night long was truly touching.
 
If you didn’t get emotional after stories on Vitali Klitschko and his struggles in Ukraine, you were missing out. If you didn’t understand how special Billie Jean King was speaking about Title Ix turning 50 years old…wow!
 
Receiving this award made me think of the very first ESPYs. Jimmy V gave the speech of a lifetime, don’t give up, don’t ever give up. That started the V Foundation and we have raised over 150 million dollars for cancer research.
 
We need even more dollars to beat this dreaded disease. We have made great strides, but there is a lot more work ahead. If you can donate, please give to the V Foundation.
 
I want to thank the ESPYs, my second family at ESPN, President Jimmy Pitaro, former President George Bodenheimer, Chris German, and everyone involved in a special evening that I will never forget.

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July 18, 2022

Australian Cameron Smith won the last golf major of the year, the British Open. He edged Rory McElroy and Cameron Young to win the title. Smith shot eight-under par 64 to win.

The Seattle Mariners closed the first half of the season on a 14-game win streak. At the all-star break, the Yankees, Dodgers, Astros and Mets put up the best records. The Yankees won the last two games by a 27-3 margin over Boston.

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July 10, 2022

Novak Djokovic won his seventh Wimbledon men’s singles championship, beating nick Kyrgios in four tough sets. It was Djokovic’s 21st Grand Slam singles crown, second behind Rafa Nadal in men’s history.
Elena Rybakina beat Ons Jabeur to win the Wimbledon women’s singles title. She became the first tennis player from Kazakhstan to win a Grand Slam singles championship.
What is wrong with my Rays? They were swept three straight by the Cincinnati Reds.
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July 4, 2022

NBA free agency has been like the wild, Wild West. Super max deals worth over two hundred million dollars. Other veterans moving teams and several trades. You need a scorecard to keep track.
Wimbledon saw a major shocker as Iga Swiatek saw her match win streak ended at 37 by Alize Cornet of France. Serena Williams attempt to tie Margaret Court’s record for Grand Slam singles titles ended abruptly. She lost in the first round at Wimbledon, falling on over three hours to Harmony Tan. The Djoker Express rolled to its 24th straight Wimbledon match win.
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June 27, 2022

The Colorado Avalanche won the Stanley Cup for the first time in 21 years. They beat Tampa Bay in the final in six games. The Lightning played their hearts out and it was a terrific series.
The Yankees have enjoyed a tremendous season, but they had a tough day Saturday against Houston. Three Astros pitchers combined on a no-hitter, the first time New York was no-hit since 2003, also done by the Astros.
Mississippi won the College World Series, sweeping Oklahoma in the finals. The Rebels were one of the last teams to make the field and they got hot at the right time.
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Quote of the Week

"The Buc created drama as they scored to cut deficit to 14-12 vs. Green Bay. They could not convert a two-point conversion and that was all she wrote! Does not get easier as The Chiefs arrive next week with chip on shoulder after losing to the Colts."
-Dick Vitale