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.
The NBA Finals are set as the Warriors and the Celtics will meet. Boston won game seven of the Eastern Conference, beating Miami 100-96.
Marcus Ericsson of Sweden won the Indy 500. There was a dramatic ending after a late red flag.
The French Open saw the dream matchup set in the quarterfinals as Novak Djpkovic and Rafael Nadal will meet.
Justin Thomas staged a great comeback to win the PGA Championship. He had two birdies in a three-hole playoff to win.
The Miami Heat took a 2-1 lead on the Celtics in a wacky series.
The Orlando Magic won the NBA Draft lottery. Will it be Chet Holmgren, Jabari Smith or Paolo Banchero going numero uno?
The French Open, the second Grand Slam of the season, got underway. Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal could meet in the quarterfinals. Garbine Muguruza and Ons Jabeur were early upset losers.
Congrats to Miguel Cabrera on his 3000th hit. The Rays had a nine-inning no-hitter vs. Boston. The Red Sox scored twice in the tenth before the Rays scored three to win.
The NBA playoffs have provided excitement galore. Utah rallied to beat Dallas to even the series. The Celtics were very impressive in beating the Nets three straight.
The transfer portal continued to provide more news. AAC Player of the Year went from SMU to Memphis. Kansas State’s All-Big 12 guard Nijel Pack landed at Miami.
Tyson Fury retained his heavyweight title with a TKO.
It was a busy week in sports, led by the NCAA Tournament. Kentucky, Iowa and Connecticut were first round shock city losers. St. Peter’s became the third 15th seed to make the Sweet 16, beating Kentucky and Murray State. They are this years biggest Cinderella, joining Florida Gulf Coast in 2013 and Oral Roberta in 2021 to go from 15rh seed to Sweet 16. Miami and Iowa State advanced to a Sweet 16 meeting stunning Auburn and Wisconsin.
The NFL and MLB had many transactions. The Tampa Bay Bucs, after bringing Tom Brady back, made several moves to strengthen their lineup. Devante Adams ended up in Las Vegas, Von Miller became a Bill, Deshawn Watson went to the Browns.
Freddie Freeman signed with the Dodgers. Carlos Correa landed with the Twins. Kenley Jansenand Matt Olson joined the Braves. Josh Donaldson became a Yankee, Kris Bryant became a Rockie. Trevor Story joined the Red Sox.