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.
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.
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.
The NBA playoffs are set with the LakersWarriors play-in game drawing attention. Stephen Curry won the NBA scoring title and now he goes against LeBron.
The NHL playoffs started and the first three games went overtime.
We need to do more to help kids. Next year, we will honor Baylor coach Scott Drew, tennis legend Chris Evert, ESPN’s Rodney Gilmore and more.
Trevor Lawrence of Clemson was the top pick, going to Jacksonville. Five quarterbacks went in the top 15. The Niners revealed their love of Trey Lance and picked him third. The Bears were aggressive in trading up to choose Ohio State’s Justin Fields. The Patriots saw Alabama’s Mac Jones fall t them at 15.
I liked the Steelers adding Alabama running back Najeh Harris. I was also impressed by the Dolphins, Jets and Chargers picks. Overall the Tide matched a record with six players taken in round one.
Congrats to Bob Baffert on his record-breaking seventh Kentucky Derby win.
I’m excited as my Dickie V gala is Friday. We will raise money for the V Foundation for cancer research.
There were a number of teams on fire.
The New York Knicks have won nine in a row. The Washington Wizards have captured eight straight.
The Oakland Athletics won 13 out of 14 games.
The NFL Draft is this week. Trevor Lawrence will headline a talented class of QBs. Will five go in the top 10?
The Elite Eight is set in men’s hoops. UCLA as an 11th seed and Oregon State as a 12 are surprises still playing. Gonzaga, Michigan and Baylor are 1-seeds still going.
The Women’s tourney has a nice Elite 8 matchup featuring Baylor and UConn.
MLB is coming and I am excited to see the Rays!