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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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June 24, 2022

The 2022 NBA draft is in the books and it started off with drama.
There was lots of speculation that Auburn’s Jabari Smith Jr. would go number one. Orlando surprised some by choosing Paolo Banchero from Duke. I believe the Magic made the right decision because they need an immediate impact player and Banchero will fill that role. I feel he will be a big star at the next level.
I love what Detroit did, adding Jaden Ivey and Jalen Duren. Ivey will team up with Cade Cunningham to form a dynamic duo. I love their potential. Dwayne Casey’s team should improve next season.
The Sacramento Kings are going to appreciate the addition of Keegan Murray. His versatility and scoring ability will help the Kings improve. I love guys that can shoot the rock.
Portland took the mystery man, Shaedon Sharpe, who has looked super in video highlights. He practiced with Kentucky but did not play with the Wildcats. The key to playing in the NBA will be his ability to respond in game situations. He is going to a perfect place to grow as the Blazers are in a rebuilding mode.
I loved the Hornets picking up Mark Williams from Duke. The 7-2 defensive wizard is a terrific shot blocker and rim protector. Michael Jordan’s club took a player from his favorite school in North Carolina! I believe Williams will be special in his first three years.
There were several quality players that slid down to the second round. I feel Jalen Hardy from the G League and Kennedy Chandler of Tennessee could contribute right away.
The winners in the draft were the Pistons, Thunder, Magic and Spurs.
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June 20, 2022

Congratulations to the NBA champion Glden State Warriors, winning the NBA title for the fourth time in eight years. Steve Kerr earned his ninth championship ring, five as a player and four as a coach. Golden State won in six games, capturing the final on Boston’s court. Stephen Curry won NBA playoff MVP for the first time.

The Warriors got great contributions from Klay Thompson, Andrew Wiggins, Draymnd Green and Jordan Poole. The Celtics fell short but the future is bright with Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown and Marcus Smart.

Matt Fitzpatrick won the U.S. Open, capturing his first major, beating Will Zalatoris and Scottie Scheffler by one stroke.

Is there a mercy rule in hockey there should have been one at game two if the Stanley Cup finals. Colorado 7, Tampa Bay 0. Ouch.

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Quote of the Week

“The University of Virginia dealt with a painful week with three football players killed. The basketball team beat Baylor and Illinois."
-Dick Vitale