Wednesday, May 30, 2012

kings take game one

anze kopitar wins game one for the l.a. kings as they draw first blood in the stanley cup final.  drew doughty and justin williams got the assists as kopitar took william's pass, came into the devils zone, deked out martin brodeur and scored.  game two is saturday night in new jersey.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

coca cola 600

kasey kahne wins nascars longest race in easy fashion.  had a pretty good car to win it.  the win is in his 300th start.  greg biffle owned most of the race leading the most and still ended up fourth.  he still leads the points by 10 pts.  jimmie johnso was in contention until a pit road mistake cost him.  he ended up 11th a lap down.  he is still 5th in the points.  defending champ tony stewart didn't have a great race.  he finished 25th and falls to 9th in the points.  next race is next sunday in dover deleware and the fedex 400.
96th indianapolis 500 in the books

dario franchitti just won te 96th running of the indianapolis 500 coming from the 28th spot to win it.  scott dixon was second and tony kanaan was third.  franchitti got it after takuma sato tried to pass him in turn two on the last lap and sato spun out and hit the wall.  franchitti is now a three time winner joining exclusive company joining helio castroneves, maury rose, johnny rutherford, bobby unser, louis meyer and wilbur shaw.  there's 500 miles.  coming up the coke 600 in a couple of hours

Friday, May 25, 2012

devils zap rangers, into stanley cup final

adam henrique of the devils just put the devils into the cup finals in overtime as new jersey wins game six 3-2 and the series four games to two.  the devils will face los angeles starting may 30th. it's their first trip to the finals since 2003 when they beat anaheim in seven games.  who will take the cup?  stay tuned.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

kings into cup finals

dustin penner just put the los angeles kings into the stanley cup finals scoring in overtime as the kings beat the coyotes 4-3 and the series 4 games to one. the goal came at 17:42 in overtime.  it's the kings first trip to the finals in 19 years and will face either new jersey or new york starting on may 30th. a side note - the kings are the only 8th seeded team to knock out the top three seeds in tehir conference (#1 vancouver, #2 st.louis and #3 phoenix)

Sunday, May 20, 2012

world hockey championships done

russia owned the tournament and the gold medal game by beating slovakia 6-2.  russia won all seven round robin games, the quarters, the semi final and the gold.  evgeni malkin was tournament mvp with 19 points.  slovakia put in a pretty good run themselves.  nobody expected them to get that far.  they got to the quarters, beat canada there, then beat the czech rep. in the semis.congrats to both teams.  next year the tournament is in helsinki and stcokholm - also this years hosts.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

nascar all star race

jimmie johnson won the all star race in charlotte.  he won the first segment,  hung in the back, got to pit first after segment four, came out first and drove off.  brad keselowski came second, and matt kenseth third.  quite the race.   next race is the coke 600 on the 27th.
137th preakness

i'll have another just won the preakness just beating out bodemeister at the line with the winning time of 1:53.4.  again bodemeister set the pace and again i'll have another came back and won it at the line.  can i'll have another win the belmont stakes in three weeks and win the triple crown?  stay tuned.  last triple crown was won in 1978 when affirmed won the kentucky derby, the preakness and belmont.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

bojangles southern 500

jimmie johnson just won the southern 500 in darlington in a green white checkered finish with just enough fuel, also beating out denny hamlin and tony stewart who finished 2nd and third respectively.  johnson also gave car owner rick hendrick win #200.  congrats to mr. hendrick and to jimmie.  next race is the all star race in charlotte next saturday night.

update:  greg biffle still leads the points, johnson moved up to 5th and stewart still sits in 7th
rangers deliver game seven capital punishment

the rangers hung on to a 2-1 win over tha capitals and will start at home against the new jersey devils in the eastern conference finals starting on monday night.  gonna be a good series coming up.  tomorrow the coyotes and kings start the western final in phoenix.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

historic back-to-back-to-back homers

in an american league first, the baltimore orioles opened the first game of a double header against the texas rangers with three homers in a row.  all within the first 8 pitches.  the orioles ended up winning 6-5.  wow.

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

devils burn flyers, josh hamilton knocks four out

the new jersey devils are in the eastern conference finals with a 3-1 win in game five and a four games to one series win.  they will await the winner of the n.y.rangers/washingon series.  game six is tomorrow there

meanwhile, in a 10-3 win over baltimore, texas rangers slugger josh hamilton hit four home runs in a game becoming the 16th player to do so.  carlos delgado was the last player to do so in september of 2003.  quite the game for hamilton.

Monday, May 07, 2012

coyotes maul predators

with a 2-1 win in game five, the phoenix coyotes are in the western conference finals for the first time in franchise history - even in the winnipeg days - by beating out the nashville predators in five games.  all five games were pretty close.  it will be the kings and the coyotes in teh western conference finals. schedule to be announced later.

Sunday, May 06, 2012

kings sweep away blues

the kings are in the conference finals with a 3-1 win in game four and a four game sweep over the blues.  it is the kings fitst trip to the conference finals since their stanley cup run in 1993.  it is also the kings first ever sweep.  they will start in either phoenix or nashville.  congrats to the kings
aarons 499 plus a few

brad keselowski beats out kyle busch and matt kenseth to win the aarons 499.  keselowski and busch passed kenseth after the last restart on the green white checkered finish when kenseth got a tad too far ahead and then got caught.  defending champ tony stewart finished 24th and jimmie johnson finished 35th after an oil pump finished him.  points update in a few.  next race is saturday night in darlington.

update:  greg biffle finished 5th and still leads the points by 7 over matt kenseth.  jimmie johnson is 8th and tony stewart is 7th

Saturday, May 05, 2012

138th kentucky derby

i'll have another just won the 138th running of the kentucky derby with a time of 2:01.83.  i'll have a nother started from the 19th starting gate.  he was trailinge bodemeister by five lenghts coming into the front stretch heading for the finish and made it up big.  next up is the preakness in two weeks.  will i'll have another wih the second jewel of the triple crown or will another horse win?  stay tuned.

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

angels no-no's twins

jarrod weaver of the l.a. angels jsut finished throwing a no hitter in a 9-0 win over the minnesota twins.  he threw 121 pitches, 77 of them strikes. only one runner got on via a passed ball.  congrats to jarrod.

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

things are greening up

with the rain - and snow a couple of times - coming and going, things are greening up.  a lot of the grass is already green and a few of the trees are growing out the leaves already.  and the roads are getting cleaned up as well with the street sweeping.  a few more trees and bushes will grow out their leaves soon.  starting to look nice out.