Friday June 10, 2011
1) The NBA Finals have gotten more exciting. After a 2-1 lead by the Heat, the Mavericks won two straight. They now lead the series 3-2. Game 6 will be played at Miami on this Sunday (check local listings). Will Miami rebound to fight again, or will Dallas finally obtain their first NBA Championship?
2) This is what it’s all about. The NHL Stanley Cup is almost done. A pivotal Game 5 will be played tonight between the Boston Bruins and the Vancouver Canucks. Vancouver had a two game lead, but Boston made up ground evening the series at two apiece. Who will gain momentum to win the Stanley Cup?
3) UFC 131 takes place this Saturday night. Shane Carwin replaces Brock Lesnar to fight Junior Dos Santos in a heavyweight fight. UFC President Dana White announced the main event will be five rounds, no matter if it’s a title fight or not. Plus, Kenny Florian makes the jump to the featherweight class to take on top-ranked Diego Nunes. UFC President Dana White announced the main event will be five rounds, no matter if it’s a title fight or not. The changes will take effect at UFC 134.
4) The MLB season is once again taking unexpected turns. Two struggling teams in the New York Yankees and the Cleveland Indians open a four game set tonight. Yankees SS Derek Jeter is ten hits away from hitting #3000. He’s got four games against Cleveland and three against Texas at the Stadium. Will he break 3000 at Yankee Stadium?
Mike Tyson, three weeks shy of his 45th birthday, will be inducted this Sunday into the International Boxing Hall of Fame. He escaped the mean streets of Brooklyn and found riches as he knocked out opponents in the first round. Despite his issues outside the ring, Tyson became an icon in the boxing world. He became the youngest heavyweight champion in boxing history in 1986 at age 20 and finished with a record of 50-6 with 44 knockouts, personifying at times the best and worst of the sport. Congratulations to you, Mr. Tyson.
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