Saturday, May 31, 2008

stanley cup game 4

detroit is one win from the cup after beating pittsburgh 2-1. another tight close good game. first time that the team scoring first ended up losing. so game five is monday night.

Friday, May 30, 2008

celtics knock out pistons

the celtics are making their first trip to the nba finals since 1987 with a 89-91 win over detroit. they will play the lakers starting june 5th. first time the lakers and celtics have met in the finals since 1987.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

lakers "spurred" san antonio

the l.a. lakers knock out the san antonio spurs 100-92 and the series four games to one. the lakers are in the nba finals where they will start in either boston or detroit (both with better records than the lakers). now that the spurs are out, there will be new nba champions.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

stanley cup game 3

sidney crosby scores two goals in helping pittsburgh win game 3 by the score of 3-2. this was a far better game by pittsburgh. and a far better game of the series thus far. this was the kind of game expected - skating, checking, and end to end play. both teams have the talent and both showed tonight. detroit leads the series 2 games to 1. game four is saturday in pittsburgh.

Monday, May 26, 2008

stanley cup finals game 2

detroit took game two in convincing fashion 3-0. they have outplayed pittsburgh so far this series. detroit is up two games to none in the series. game 3 in pittsburgh wednesday night

Sunday, May 25, 2008

coca cola 600

kasey kahne wins nascar's longest race of the year after tony stewart brushed the wall and blew a tire. carl edwards coasted to a 9th place spot with no fuel. jeff gordon finished fourth after also running out of gas. kahne owns lowe's motor speedway with winning the all star race and this race.
the 92nd indianapolis 500

scott dixon just won the indy 500. i caught the last 10 laps of it. the end was pretty good. congrats to scott - his first indy win.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

stanley cup finals game 1

michael samuelson scored two goals and detroit outplayed pittsburgh in a 4-0 win to start the stanley cup finals. detroit leads series 1-0. game two is monday night.

Monday, May 19, 2008

wings put out stars, game 7 spurs/hornets near end

the detroit red wings finally put out the dallas stars in game six with a 4-1 score and a 4-2 series win. they will start the stanley cup finals at home against pittsburgh. game 1 to be announced shortly.

meanwhile san antonio is leading new orleans by four late in the fourth quarter. update in a bit.

update: san antonio 91 new orleans 82. san antonio faces the lakers starting wednesday.

update 2: game 1 between detroit and pittsburgh starts saturday.
lester's no-no

jon lester of the boston red sox just threw a complete game no hitter in a 7-0 win over kansas city. comes nearly a year after clay bucholtz's feat.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

russia takes gold in canada, penguins "fly" into finals and celtics get by cavaliers

russia beat canada at the world hockey championshis 5-4 in overtime. canada had a 4-2 lead, lost it and lost in overtime after a rick nash delay of game penalty resulting in russia scoring.

meanwhile in pittsburgh, the penguins beat the philadelphia flyers 6-0 and will go to the stanley cup finals - their first visit since 1992. they will either play detroit or dallas. detroit is up tree games to two.

in boston, the celtics got by the cleveland cavaliers 97-90 to go to the eastern conference finals against the detroit pistons. only the hornets and spurs are left to finish their series.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

sprint cup all-star race

kasey kahne won the all-star race AFTER he got voted into the race by the fans. a.j. almendinger and sam hornish jr got in being the first two cars in the sprint showdown. kasey kahne also wins a cool million dollars.

Friday, May 16, 2008

lakers silence jazz

the lakers win game six 108-105 (it was a rout earlier in the game) and win the series in six games. the now wait for the winner of the san antonio/new orleans series. san antonio won game six last night to even it and look to win in new orleans on monday night. meanwhile the cavaliers evened their series at three winning 74-69 over the celtics. game seven is sunday.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

nba updates

dtroit knocked out the orlando magic two nights ago in 5 games and they wait for the boston/cleveland series to end. boston is up 3 games to 2. tonight san antonio is killikng new orleans by 21 points in the 4th quarter and looks to even that series at 3 games a piece. last night the lakers went up 3 games to two on the utah jazz and look to end it tomorrow night. the three series still in progress have been won by the home team and san antonio is about to continue the trend.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

dodge avenger 500

kyle busch won last night in darlington. and took the points lead as well. after the incident the week before, he responded well. cant wait for the all star race on saturday in charlotte

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

a twins cycle

in a 13-1 win over chicago, minnesota's carlos gomes hits for a rare cycle (single, double, triple and home run in a game). he was the first twins player since kirby puckett hit one for minny in 1986. a good night at the plate.

Sunday, May 04, 2008

penguins move on while nba playoffs in full swing

the pittsburgh penguins beat the new york rangers 3-2 in overtime to go to the conference final against philadelphia this afternoon. tonight dallas has another chance to knock off san jose at home. game starts at 7pm

meanwhile, the boston celtics knocked off atlanta to go to the second round and will face cleveland. detroit is up one game on orlando, the lakers are up one game on utah and new orleans are up one game on san antonio in second round match ups.

update: dallas knocks off san jose 2-1 in the 4th overtime. brendan morrow scores on the power play. goal came at 12:24 am edmonton time

Saturday, May 03, 2008

crown royal 400

denny hamlin dominated the race and led everything - until he had a right front went flat. then kyle busch and dale earnhardt jr were side by side racing for the lead, then busch got loose and took out jr. that lead to the green-white-checkered flag. clint bowyer ended up leading and winning. hamlin led 381 laps.
philadelphia flies into conference finals

the flyers just knocked out montreal 4 games to one with a 6-4 win tonight. they will start in either pittsburgh or new york. game 5 between those two is tomorrow along with dallas/ san jose game 6.

Friday, May 02, 2008

detroit buries avalanche, await shars vs stars

last night the red wings buried the avalanche 8-2 and swept them 4 games straight. they await the winner of the dallas/san jose series. dallas lead that series 3-1 and start game 5 tonight at 8pm in san jose. update later.

update: san jose 3 dallas 2 o.t. san jose scores 1:05 into o.t. and extend series to sunday night