Serena Williams is the GOAT in women’s tennis. Her career in singles likely ended with a third round loss at the US Open. The turnout was incredible for Serena.
A tip the hat to the Buckeyes of Ohio State for taking over in the fourth quarter to deny Notre Dame from pulling a big upset. Too much CJ Stroud and company.
A big NBA deal as the Cavs get Donovan Mitchell from Utah. They may have given up too much. Collin sexton, lauri markannen. Ochai Agbayi, three first and two pick swaps head to the Jazz.
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.
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.
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.
Congrats to the Tampa Bay Lightning, winning four straight games to beat the NY Rangers. Jon Cooper’s team is going to its third straight Stanley Cup final.
Several baseball teams remained hot. The Atlanta Braves won their 11th straight. The New York Yankees won their 11th game out of 12.
Thomas Van Rijthoven of the Netherlands beat Danil Medvedev and won Liberia Open tourney. He beat the top three seeds and had never won a tour level match before this event. Amazing
Iga Świątek continued her dominance of women’s tennis. She extended her match win streak to 35 straight as she won the French Open. Swiatek beat Coco Gauff in straight sets in the title match. On the men’s side, Rafael Nadal won his 14th French singles title, beating Casper Ruud in straight sets. That marked a record 22nd Grand Slam singles title.
The NBA finals saw the Celtics split the first two games of the series vs. Golden State. Game 3 is at Boston.
The Stanley Cup playoffs saw Colorado take a 3-0 lead over Edmonton. The Lightning won game three of the Eastern Conference final, pulling to within 2-1 of the Rangers.
Gonzaga added a big piece of the puzzle, adding Chattanooga transfer Malachi Smith.