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July 6th, 2021

The Milwaukee Bucks and Phoenix Suns advanced to the NBA finals. The Bucks were without the Greek Freak and still got past the Atlanta Hawks. The Suns advanced past the Clippers.
The Tampa Bay Lightning moved up 3-0 on the Montreal Canadiens in the Stanley Cup finals.
At the start if July 4th, the Mets, Brewers, Giants, Red Sox and Astros were divisional leaders. Nine of those five had winning record last season. The White Sox were the only divisional leader that was over .500 last season.
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June 28, 2021

 
The NBA playoffs had its Final four going strong. Milwaukee, Atlanta, Phoenix and the LA Clippers provided some new blood for fans. Phoenix took a 3-1 lead over the Clippers.Trae Young had 48 points in the opener vs. the Bucks.
More NBA news as the Pistons won the draft lottery. Cade Cunningham of Oklahoma State is the favorite to go #1.
It was an interesting week in baseball. The Cubs used several pitchers in a no-hitter over the Dodgers. Aaron Nola of the Phillies tied a record with 10 consecutive strikeouts. Fernando Tatis hit three home runs vs. Arizona.
The playoff at the Travelers Championship was tied for the second-longest in PGA history. The drama was incredible. Harris English won on the eighth hole.
Wimbledon starts this week. Can Serena finally get to number 24 and tie Margaret Court? Simona Halep and Naomi Osaka are out, improving Serena’s chances.
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June 21, 2021

Jon Rahm shot a 67 in the final round of the US Open , finishing at a winning -6. He joined Jose Maria Olazabal and Seve Ballesteros as Spaniards to win majors. Rahm made two great putts on the 17th and 18th holes.

Devin Booker had a triple-double, scoring 40 points as the Suns beat the Clippers in game one of the Western Conference finals.

The Hawks stunned the Sixers, winning game seven at Philadelphia.

Kevin Durant scored 48 points but it was not enough as the injury-plagued Nets lost to the Bucks.

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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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