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.