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Weekly Awards

 

May 19th, 2019

 

PTP’ER OF THE WEEK: Steph Curry

TEAM OF THE WEEK: Boston Bruins

SHOCK OF THE WEEK: Mets lose three straight to Marlins

STOCK UP: Rafael Nadal

STOCK DOWN: Tiger Woods

 

 

 

This and That

 

Week of May 19th, 2019

 

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

*Zion Williamson? has created hoops hysteria in New Orleans. Word has it that it hasn╒t changed the mind of ?Anthony Davis, who requested a trade. What a dynamic duo they would be. Yes, thunder and lightning, baby.

*When you look at the 2019 draft, basically there is a major talent difference from top three instant-impact PTPers such as Zion Williamson, Ja Morant and RJ Barrett. Quality is available, but not much difference in talent from a #4 pick & a let╒s say #15.

*I see Texas Tech coach Chris Beard╒s name in jobs like Michigan, but he told me it is flattering will take a special, special offer to get him away from the Red Raiders.

*Nick Kyrgios threw a chair to earn a disqualification at the Italian Open. Tennis should suspend him big time. Yes he is multi-talented, but the guy needs help.

*Brooks Koepka put on a clinic for three rounds and hung on to win his fourth major in 23 months. That puts him in pretty great company.

*Rafael Nadal won his first tournament on 2019, beating Novak Djokovic in the final at Italy. Rafa is ready for the French.

 

*Rafael Nadal has lost three semifinals on clay this year. Is he vulnerable at the French? Novak Djokovic won at Madrid last week.

Stock Up and Down

Week of May 19th 2019

 

Up

Deontay Wilder scored a first round KO.

War of Will won the Preakness.

Brooks Koepka won the PGA Championship.

The Pelicans won the NBA Draft lottery.

The Bruins reached the Stanley Cup Final.

The Cavaliers hired John Beilein.

The Sabres named Ralph Krueger coach.

The Yankees acquired Kendrys Morales.

The Chiefs acquired LB Darron Lee.

The Patriots added LB Jamie Collins.

Las Vegas (WNBA) acquired Liz Cabbage.

Rafael Nadal beat Novak Djokovic in the Italian Open final.

 

Down

Patrick Peterson was suspended six games for PED use.

Tyreke Evans disqualified from NBA for two years for violating drug policy.

Miguel Andujar is out for the season (shoulder).

Nelson Cruz went on the IL

Tiger Woods missed the cut at the PGA Championship

Dion Jordan faces a ban for adderall use.

Dodgers P Julio Urias faces a domestic battery charge.

The Jets fired general manager Mike Maccagnan 

Rangers SS Elvis Andrus went on the IL (hamstring).

Zach Greinke suffered an abdominal injury.

Nick Krygios was disqualified from Italian Open after throwing a chair.

 

Quote of the Week

"I feel Juwan Howard would be solid choice for Michigan head coach."

-Dick Vitale