Daily Archives: June 3, 2011

Djokovic goes down in the semi-finals

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By Josh Kramer

It’s an age-old saying, “All good things must come to an end.”  Well at the French Open today, that saying held true for world #2 Novak Djokovic.  Djokovic’s incredible 43-consecutive match winning streak ended in the semi-finals at Roland Garros.  It has been an incredible ride for the 24-year-old Serbian phenom.

Sadly for Novak, I think the pressure got to him a little bit leading to a sluggish start that ultimately was too much to overcome.  Not only was Djokovic playing in the semi-finals against arguably the “greatest player of all time,” but he was looking to take home his French Open title.  In addition, with a win today, he would secure the world #1 ranking for the first time in his career and tie John McEnroe for most consecutive victories to start a calenedar season.  Talk about a pressure cooker. Continue reading

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SEC basketball eliminates divisions

By Matt Murray

On Wednesday, per the recommendation of SEC coaches, the SEC athletic directors agreed to merge the divisions of the SEC, effective immediately. This will only apply to basketball, and essentially means that there is no longer two six-team divisions, but instead, one twelve-team conference.

The coaches, led by John Calipari, cited the Big East as an example of why the divisions should merge, stating that it makes far more sense when it comes to seeding for the conference tournaments. Continue reading

Mavericks Extinguish the Flame

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By Josh Kramer

The Mavericks have made a total of two NBA Finals appearances in franchise history.  Both times they have gone against the Miami Heat.  Dating back to the 06 Finals (their other appearance), Dallas had lost five straight finals games at the hands of Miami.  Number six appeared to be almost inevitable.  Down by 15 with a little over six minutes left in the 4th against a very confident Miami team that appeared to be clicking on all cylinders.  It appeared to be “game over.” Continue reading