Photo courtesy of zimbio.com. Tiger Woods (pictured above) leapfrogged Jack Nicklaus with PGA Tour win number 74 yesterday.
By Josh Kramer
Spain took their place among the elite teams in soccer history this weekend after taking home a third consecutive major title. Wimbledon has had a March Madness type of feel with Venus Williams exiting in Round 1 and Rafael Nadal going down in Round 2. Brad Keselowski was the king of the Kentucky Speedway. And the “Dwight Howard Soap Opera” has opened up Season 2. Last week was a great one, but this week will be jam-packed in its own right. Here are the events to keep an eye on.
5. Kentucky Speedway got it right this year. Brad Keselowski was a happy man on Saturday night as he moved into 10th in the Sprint Cup Standings. Now the NASCAAR crew heads to Daytona to see who can take home the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Daytona. David Ragan came out victorious last year at this event, while the current leader of the Spring Cup Standings, Matt Kenseth, finished second.
4. Tiger Woods is back in the building. Or at least in the win column. Woods has leapfrogged Jack Nicklaus in terms of PGA Tour wins and now ranks second all time at 74. I am not going to get carried away though. He is still out in the “Woods” in my eyes and the Tiger we once knew will never return. Next stop, White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia for the Greenbrier Classic. Continue reading
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Photo courtesy of zimbio.com. It is safe to say that pitching has dominated the first half of the 2012 season. Ironically, two-time Cy Young Award winner Tim Lincecum (pictured above) has struggled. Will he regain his old form Wednesday afternoon against the first place Dodgers?
By Josh Kramer
What a week it was in sports. The King finally won his ring. England’s hearts were ripped out once again in the form of penalty kicks. Plus, the combination of the CWS and Interleague Play gave us all the privilege of watching some outstanding baseball. Last week was great, but this week will be fun it its own right. Here are the events to keep an eye on.
5. See you later Sonoma. Now it is time to visit the Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, Kentucky. This event could not even dream of being more poorly planned than it was last year. I guess that isn’t saying much after the debacle that occurred last July. Tune in to TNT at 7:30PM on Saturday or make your way on down to the track.
4. The All-Star Game is just 15 days away. Is it me, or has this season been moving at warp speed? It feels like just yesterday that the season got underway with the ridiculous opening two game in Japan between the Mariners and Athletics. We are already near the halfway point of 2012. It is safe to say that pitchers have dominated. 19.6% of plate appearances have resulted in strikeouts this season, which is a record pace. Plus, there has been an average of 14.9 strikeouts per game. And we are all already aware of the two perfect games. Pitching is the name of the game. Just ask teams like Philadelphia and Boston that were supposed to be prime contenders. My matchup of the week occurs on the west coast.
Los Angeles Dodgers at San Francisco Giants: It is no secret who the top two teams in the NL West are these days. They also happen to possess two of the elite pitching staffs in the National League. Coincidence? I think not. The Dodgers got off to a red-hot start and have never really slowed up despite many doubters. After a slow start, the Giants really got it going towards the end of May and are now right in the thick of things.
The key to this series is where it is being played. Both of these teams have been two of the best in baseball at protecting their home turf. AT&T Park will surely be rocking as the Giants look to gain a little ground on the team that they are chasing. Also, do not be surprised to see Tim Lincecum put together a big time performance in the series finale, as the Giants take two of three and gain a game on the Dodgers. Continue reading
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