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The Friday 5: July 9th

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NBA Finals

Are the Phoenix Suns on the way to their first-ever NBA championship? You may just want to book it, as they have a 2-0 series lead on the Milwaukee Bucks, after defeating Giannis and Co., 118-108, in Game 2.

With a combined 81 points, Chris Paul, Devin Booker and Deandre Ayton proved that team work really does make the dream work. Paul finished the night with 23 points, four rebounds and eight assists; Booker with 31 points, five rebounds and six assists; and Ayton with 10 points, 11 rebounds and four assists.

For Milwaukee’s part, Giannis Antetokounmpo’s knee has not been an issue, as he had 42 points, 12 rebounds and four assists in Game 2. That being said, if the Bucks have any chance of making a comeback, Khris Middleton and Jrue Holiday are going to have to get in on this teamwork, dream work thing the Suns have going on.

Game 3 tips off on Sunday at 8 pm ET/5 pm PT in Milwaukee.


Shohei Ohtani and the All-Star Game

It’s just about All-Star time, and Major League Baseball has a history-making star. The Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani will both hit and pitch for the American League. Ohtani, the first player to be named an All-Star as both a position player and a pitcher, was selected as the American League DH by the fans and was selected as a starting pitcher by the players.

Ohtani currently leads Major League Baseball with 32 home runs. As a pitcher, Ohtani is 4-1 with a 3.49 ERA and 87 strikeouts. Ohtani will also participate in the Home Run Derby on Monday, July 12, with the All-Star Game taking place Tuesday, July 13 at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado. 

Grab your peanuts and cracker jack, baseball fans. This is going to be a fun one.


Lightning Can Strike Twice

The city of Tampa Bay, Florida is having a hot girl year, not just a hot girl summer, as the Tampa Bay Lightning became back-to-back Stanley Cup Champions on Wednesday night.

They won the series, 4-1, and clinched the Cup with a 1-0 win over the Montreal Canadiens in Game 5. Not only are the Lightning back-to-back champs, but they won those two championships in a nine-month span. Not too shabby.

You may remember that another Tampa Bay champion had some fun throwing a Super Bowl trophy. The Stanley Cup is not so sure about repeating this.

Congratulations Tompa, I mean Tampa, Bay!


Rory Mcllroy

Golfer Rory Mcllroy is having a tough day at the Scottish Open.

While on the 10th tee at The Renaissance Club in North Berwick, an event spectator walked up and took a club out of Mcllroy’s bag. An investigation is under way and the man was taken to a hospital.

Later in the day, Mcllroy shot a 71 and missed the cut. But back to work he goes, as Mcllroy will next play on Thursday at the 149th Open at Royal St. George’s. 


MLB Round Up

  • On Thursday, Major League Baseball extended Los Angeles Dodgers’ pitcher Trevor Bauer’s leave of absence an additional seven days, as the investigation into sexual assault allegations continues. This was done with the approval of the MLBPA.
  • Houston Astros’ second baseman Jose Altuve and shortstop Carlos Correa announced that they will not attend the All-Star game. Altuve is resting his injured left leg, while Correa will spend time with his wife, who is pregnant with their first child. She is due in November.
  • They seriously might want to change San Diego’s name to Slam Diego. On Thursday night, rookie reliever Daniel Camarena hit a grand slam off Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer, as the Padres overcame an eight-run deficit to beat the Nationals, 9-8. Trent Grisham’s ninth-inning RBI single was the game-winner.
Tracy Sandler

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