Wednesday April 27, 2011
It’s an exciting time to be a sports fan. Basketball and hockey are taking the driver’s seat, but baseball, football and MMA are taking a step forward as well. Here’s a detailed look at what’s happening this week.
- NBA and NHL Playoffs: both postseasons are making for interesting stories. Both defending champions are in a hole. The Los Angeles Lakers are tied in their series at two against the New Orleans Hornets. The Chicago Blackhawks came back from a 0-3 hole against the Vancouver Canucks to tie the series. Which teams will make the semifinals for both leagues?
- MLB Season: the baseball season is well underway. As the first month of April comes to a close, most teams are starting to find their groove. Expect some fireworks as each team looks poised to make this year their year.
- : Tomorrow marks the start of the NFL Draft. The first round begins at 8p.pm ET on ESPN. Many draft experts have QB Cam Newton going first for the Carolina Panthers. How will your team do in this year’s NFL Draft? Plus, the lockout is over. Yesterday, Judge Susan Nelson granted an injunction for the players. An appeal might happen from the owners, but the case is ongoing.
- : Saturday night marks the UFC’s first event in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The UFC will have three marquee fights with two tiles on the line. The main event features native Canadian and UFC Welterweight Champion George St. Pierre taking on Jake Shields, who has won his last 15 fights since 2005. The second belt features Jose Aldo defending his UFC Welterweight Title against Mark Hominick. The third marquee fight features former light-heavyweight champions Lyoto Machida and Randy Couture going at it. Couture, 47, announced he is retiring after this fight regardless of the decision. Will he go out a winner or be taken out the hard way? UFC 129 will air at 10 p.m. ET. Check local listings…
Enjoy the sports weekend, and see you some other time…
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