Photo courtesy of zimbio.com. Roger Federer (left) seems to be back to his old ways after defeating Andy Murray (right) to win his second consecutive title. It should be fun to see if the former number one player can continue his hot streak in Indian Wells.
By Josh Kramer
Hoops, hoops, and more hoops. You thought this week was great in terms of College Basketball and the NBA? Just wait. This week was just an appetizer to the main course. In addition, more scandal came out in the sporting world this for a change (bounty hunting). Last week was fun. But this week has the makings of being any better. Here are the events to keep an eye on.
5. The NHL’s Eastern Conference has turned into a three-team race. Go figure that two of the teams are from Boston and New York. What would professional sports be without the good old Boston/New York hate-fest? Yesterday, was a treat as we got to witness the Rangers flex their Eastern Conference leading muscles to a 4-3 victory over the defending Stanley Cup Champion Boston Bruins. I have a feeling that there is a seven-game series in store between these teams in the near future. As always, here is my matchup of the week.
Florida Panthers at Pittsburgh Penguins: Two of the East’s finest go to battle at the CONSOL Energy Center. Pittsburgh’s electric offense led by Evgeni Malkin welcomes into town a Panthers team that just flat-out knows how to win. If you asked me why Florida has been so successful this season, I couldn’t tell you. They just have won game at an impressive rate. Lately though, Pittsburgh has played much better hockey than the Panthers. I expect this to continue. Look for the Penguins to handle business at home, where they have been very tough to beat this year. Continue reading
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Photo courtesy of zimbio.com. Tennis season is getting ready to heat up. Is it time for Andy Murray (pictured above) to break through?
By Josh Kramer
So the dunk contest was a joke. Ryan Braun somehow defeated the system. RGIII once again proved that he is fast. And College Hoops did not disappoint (I mean when does it at this time of year). Last week was jam-packed. But the week ahead should be pretty good in its own right.
5. One of the best tournaments in tennis (outside of the 4 Grand Slams) is just one week away. I am of course referring to the BNP Paribas Open at lovely Indian Wells. But before the tour makes the anxiously awaited stop in California, the players have to take advantage of the two tune-ups provided this week. Djokovic, Federer, and Murray will all showcase their abilities at the ATP Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship, while the ATP Abierto Mexicano Telcel will also be taking place in Acapulco, Mexico. Though most will not hold their breath in regards to these two tournaments this week, they should. Just like in any sport, the hottest players are the ones that take home the big-time tournaments. Winning a tune-up typically signifies a “Hot-Streak.” Who will get hot this week? Continue reading
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By Nick Craddock
Jaromir Jagr will be playing hockey in the state of Pennsylvania again. But he’ll be donning a different jersey.
Today, the first day of NHL free agency (and fittingly Canada Day), Jagr signed a one-year contract worth $3.3 million with the Philadelphia Flyers, the fiercest Atlantic Division rival of the Pittsburgh Penguins, who Jagr helped guide to two Stanley Cups in 1991 and 1992.
Having spent the past three seasons in Russia with Kontinental Hockey League’s Avangard Omsk, Jagr, 39, impressed while in Russia and at the IIHF World Championship in May, when Jagr scored a hat trick in a game against NHL-level competition for his native Czech Republic, proving he had plenty to offer any team. Continue reading
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