Friday, April 30, 2010

lakers silence thunder, hawks force game seven, nuggets and jazz in progress

the l.a. lakers just knocked out the oklahoma city thunder in six games with a 95-94 win in game six. they await the winner of the nuggets and the jazz who are currently playing game six. the jazz are up by one in the third quarter. earlier the atlanta hawks forced a game seven b beating the milwaukee bucks 83-69. game seven there is sunday.

update: utah 112 denver 104 utah faces the lakers

Thursday, April 29, 2010

san antonio spurs dallas, can phoenix burn portland

earlier, san antonio knocked out the dallas mavericks in game six winning 97-87 and will face portland or phoenix, who is playing game six at the moment. update on that later.

update: phoenix 99 portland 90 phoenix eliminates portland and will face san antonio

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

habs "cap" comeback and beats washington

with a 2-1 win the montreal canadiens have knocked out the washington capitals in seven games and will now face the pittsburgh penguins in the east semi finals. in the other semi, it will be the bruins and the flyers. the stanley cup is getting closer now.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

celtics cool off heat, plus two other possible teams to move on plus an nhl game 7

the boston celtics eliminated the miami heat with a 96-86 score and will face either chicago or cleveland, who is currently playing. cleveland has an opportunity to move on with a win tonight as well. san antonio can do the same with a win over dallas, while the lakers and oklahoma city thunder play game 5 with their series tied at two. meanwhile the coyotes and red wings are scoreless in the first period in phoenix. the winner goes to san jose to begin the conference semis. updates later.

update: cleveland did take out the bulls winning game 5 96-96 and the series 4-1 and will face the celtics.

update 2: dallas stays alive with a103-81 win over san antonio.

update 3: lakers 111 thunder 87. lakers lead 3 games to 2

update 4: detroit 6 phoenix 1. detroit will face san jose while vancouver faces chicago.

Monday, April 26, 2010

orlando makes charlotte disappear

with a 99-90 win, the orlando magic swept the charlotte bobcats in four straight to move to the second round. they will face either the atlanta hawks or the milwaukee bucks. that series is tied at two wit milwaukees win tonight
bruins buffalo sabres, habs force game 7

the bruins just knocked out the sabres 4-3 and winning the series 4-2. meanwhile the habs forced a game 7 with the capitals winning 4-1. chicago and nashville are underway. a chicago win puts them in the second round.

update: chicago moves on to the second round against the vancouver canucks with a 5-3 win over the nashville predators and a 4 games to two series win.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

canucks crown kings, coyotes force game 7

the canucks just took out the kings in six games with a 4-2 win tonight in game 6. who knows who they will face. meanwhile the cowotes forced a seventh game with the red wings with a 5-2 win this afternoon. three games tomorrow. hopefully we'll know who plays who in the 2nd round
what a finish in talladega

crazy ass finish. on third and final green-white-checkered attempt, kevin harvick times it right and passes jamie macmurray at the finish line to win the aaron's 499 in talladega. he now takes the point lead from jimmie johnson who wreck trying to pass greg biffle on the second attempt. an insane finish. next race is saturday night in richmond.

correction. kevin harvick is behind jimmie johnson by 26 pts

Saturday, April 24, 2010

pens knock out sens, can sharks do same to avalanche

the pittsburgh penguins hust knocked out the ottawa senators, winning tonight 4-3 in o.t. and the series 4-2. pascal dupius scored the winner. right now san jose leads colorado 1-0 in the first. update later.

update: san jose 5 colorado 2 san jose wins series 4 games to 2

Thursday, April 22, 2010

flyers pitchfork devils, pens and sens doing overtime

the flyers are the first team going to the conference semis with a 3-0 win over the devils and a 4 games to 1 win in the series. brian boucher vastly outlayed martin brodeur in the series. next up - who knows. meanwhile, the penguins and senators are going to a double overtime period tied at three. chicago leads nashville 3-0 and san jose and colorado just started.

update: chicago 3 nashville 0 series tied at two

update 2: ottawa 4 pittsburgh 3 3ot. pittsburgh leads series 3-2

update 3: san jose 5 colorado 0 san jose leads series 3-2

Monday, April 19, 2010

monday racing texas shootout style

denny hamlin took the lead on the last restart and won the samsung mobile 500. he barely beat out jimmie johnson who was coming fast. the restart came after a 9 car pileup involving tony stewart and jeff gordon. great job by hamlin, who still raced even after knee surgery 19 days ago.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

saturday night playoff tilt with a side of baseball

the nba playoffs began this afternoon with cleveland beating chicago and atlanta beating milwaukee. boston beat buffalo this afternoon to even that series at one. montreal is playing washington currently and vancouver and los angeles starts at 8. five series there have played two games and all them are even at one. plus loads of afternoon baseball today. a busy day naturally.

update: washington beat montreal 6-5 in overtime to even that series while ubaldo jiminez threw a no hitter as the colorado rockies beat the atlanta braves 4-0. it was colorado's first ever no hitter.

update 2: the mets beat the cardinals in a game that went 20 innings and 6 hours 53 minutes and vancouver and los angeles are tied at two in overtime.

update 3: los angeles wins 3-2 in overtime. their series with vanocuver is tied at one. every series so far tied at one except for chicago and nashville with the preds leading 1-0.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

final day of nba and playoff matchups

with 14 games today to end the nba regular season, loads of action that decided the playoff matchups and seedings. here's the matchups now that the smoke is cleared: in the east its cleveland vs chicago, orlando vs charlotte, atlanta vs milwaukee and boston vs miami. in the west its l.a. lakers vs oklahoma, dallas vs san antonio, phoenix vs portland and denver vs utah. i believe the playoffs start saturday.
opening night of the nhl playoffs

its opening night and there are four games with ottawa leading pittsburgh 2-1 after one period, philadelphia and new jersey are scoreless in the first, detroit @ phoenix and colorado @ san jose start later tonight. updates later.

update: ottawa 5 pittsburgh 4. ottawa leads one game to none.

update 2: philadelphia 2 new jersey 1. philly leads one game to none.

update 3: phoenix beat detroit 3-2 while colorado beat san jose 2-1. they both lead one game to none

Monday, April 12, 2010

national hockey league playoff bound

the regular season ended yesterday. the matchups are: san jose vs colorado, chicago vs nashville, vancouver vs los angeles, phoenix vs detroit, washigton vs montreal, new jersey vs philadelphia, buffalo vs boston and pittsburgh vs ottawa. the playoffs begin wednesday night. schedules on www.nhl.com.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

saturday night racing from phoenix

kyle busch had the lead on the last caution. everyone pitted. jeff gordon came out leading. by the end of it, ryan newman ended up in victory lane after jeff spun the tires to take the restart. jimmie johnson went from 7th to 3rd. kyle busch ended it in 5th. great finish to the race tonight. next race is a week from tomorrow in texas.

Monday, April 05, 2010

ncaa championship about to start while baseball season in full swing

the duke blue devils and the butler bulldogs will square off in a few minutes for the final game of the tournament. butler is making its first trip to the championship game while duke will try to win their first one since 2001. should be a good one.

meanwhile the baseball season is in full swing with 10 day games today. the yankees and red sox kicked it off last night in boston with the red sox wining 9-7.

update: duke hangs on to beat butler 61-59. great game.

Saturday, April 03, 2010

ncaa semi final saturday

its half time between duke and west virginia and duke leads 39-31. this afternoon butler beat michigan state 52-50 to reach monday night's final. update from indianapolis after the duke/west virginia game.

update: duke 78 west virginia 57. duke will face butler on monday night for the ncaa championship.

Thursday, April 01, 2010

beginning of april - no foolin'

good start to april. got paid today (would have been tomorrow, but its a holiday tomorrow). so i picked up ice age: dawn of the dinosaurs. good movie. that was followed up by watching survivor: heroes vs villains and now i am watching an episode of the red green show: the infantile years. that has the first three seasons. good beginning to april. can't wait till tuesday when season 4 of simon & simon. until then, keep your stick on the ice.