Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Columbus Crew Win the MLS Cup 2008

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On Sunday, November 23, 2008 at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California, the Columbus Crew won the Major League Soccer (MLS) Cup 2008 against the New York Red Bulls with a score of 3-1. The Crew of Columbus, Ohio was coached by Sigi Schmid. This was the Crew's first ever MLS title. Columbus Crew player, Guillermo Barros Schelotto was named the MLS Cup Most Valuable Player for his MLS Cup record three assists. Schelotto became the third player in MLS history to win both league MVP honors and the MLS Cup Final MVP, joining Tony Meola (2000) and Carlos Ruiz (2002).

Scoring Summary:
CLB -- Alejandro Moreno 1 (Guillermo Barros Schelotto 4) 31
NY -- John Wolyniec 2 (Dane Richards 2) 51
CLB -- Chad Marshall 2 (Guillermo Barros Schelotto 5) 53
CLB -- Frankie Hejduk 1 (Guillermo Barros Schelotto 6, Eddie Gaven 1) 82

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Peter Eastgate Wins the 2008 World Series of Poker Main Event

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On Tuesday, November 11, 2008 in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Penn and Teller Theater in the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino, Peter Eastgate won the 2008 World Series of Poker Main Event against Ivan Demidov. Danish poker player, Eastgate became the youngest player to win the WSOP Main Event at the age of 22-years-old. The previous youngest WSOP Main Event champion was Phil Hellmuth at 24-years-old. Eastgate won first place against 6,844 entrants ($10,000 buy-in). The final 9 players of the WSOP Main Event known as “The November Nine” played for a share of over $32 million on November 11, 2008.

List of WSOP Main Event Winners:
1st – Peter Eastgate - $9,152,416
2nd – Ivan Demidov - $5,809,595
3rd – Dennis Phillips - $4,517,773
4th – Yion Schwartz - $3,774,974
5th – Scott Montgomery - $3,096,768
6th – Darus Suharto - $2,418,562
7th – David “Chino” Rheem - $1,772,650
8th – Kelly Kim - $1,288,217
9th – Craig Marquis - $900,670

Friday, October 31, 2008

Philadelphia Phillies Win the 104th World Series in 2008

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On Wednesday, October 29, 2008, at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the Philadelphia Pillies won the 104th World Series versus the Tampa Bay Rays by winning 4 games versus 1 game in the best-of-seven games series. The 5th game of the World Series took two days to finish. The 5th game was rained-out on Monday, October 27, 2008 so the game had to be continued on Wednesday, October 29, 2008 with the last 3 innings. The Phillies last won the World Series 28 years ago in 1980.

Phillies left-handed pitcher, Cole Hamels received both the World Series MVP honors and the National League Championship Series MVP honors. Winning both MVP honors is also known as the double-double MVP. Hamels was 4-0 in the postseason with a 1.80 ERA. Hamels is the 5th player to win the double-double MVP since 1969.

Game 1 (10/22/2008): Phillies 3 @ Rays 2
Game 2 (10/23/2008): Phillies 2 @ Rays 4
Game 3 (10/25/2008): Rays 4 @ Phillies 5
Game 4 (10/26/2008): Rays 2 @ Phillies 10
Game 5 (10/27/2008): Rays 3 @ Phillies 4

Tampa Bay Rays Win the 2008 American League Championship Series

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On Sunday, October 19, 2008, at St. Petersburg, Florida, the Tampa Bay Rays won the American League Championship Series (ALCS) versus the Boston Red Sox by winning 4 games versus 3 games in the best of 7 series.

Tampa Bay Rays pitcher, Matt Garza, received the ALCS MVP honors.

Game 1 (10/10/2008): Red Sox 2 @ Rays 0
Game 2 (10/11/2008): Red Sox 8 @ Rays 9
Game 3 (10/13/2008): Rays 9 @ Red Sox 1
Game 4 (10/14/2008): Rays 13 @ Red Sox 4
Game 5 (10/16/2008): Rays 7 @ Red Sox 8
Game 6 (10/18/2008): Red Sox 4 @ Rays 2
Game 7 (10/19/2008): Red Sox 1 @ Rays 3

Philadelphia Phillies Win the 2008 National League Championship Series

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On Wednesday, October 15, 2008, in Los Angeles, California, the Philadelphia Phillies won the National League Championship Series (NLCS) versus the Los Angeles Dodgers by winning 4 games versus 1 game in the best-of-seven games series.

Game 1 (10/9/2008): Dodgers 2 @ Phillies 3
Game 2 (10/10/2008): Dodgers 5 @ Phillies 8
Game 3 (10/12/2008): Phillies 2 @ Dodgers 7
Game 4 (10/13/2008): Phillies 7 @ Dodgers 5
Game 5 (10/15/2008): Phillies 5 @ Dodgers 1

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Detroit Shock Win 2008 WNBA Finals

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On Sunday, October 5, 2008, in Ypsilanti, Michigan, the Detroit Shock won the WNBA 2008 Championship against the San Antonio Silver Stars. The Detroit Shocks swept the San Antonio Silver Stars in 3 straight games to win the 2008 WNBA Finals.

Katie Smith of the Detroit Shock won the MVP honors.

Game 1: DET 77, SAN 69 Box Video
Game 2: DET 69, SAN 61 Box Video
Game 3: DET 76, SAN 60 Box Video

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Roger Federer and Serena Williams Win 2008 Tennis US Open

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On Monday, September 8, 2008 at Arthur Ashe Stadium in Flushing Meadows, New York, Roger Federer of Switzerland defeated Andy Murray of Britain in straight sets of 6-2, 7-5, 6-2 to win the 2008 Men’s Tennis US Open championship. This is 27-year-old Federer’s fifth straight US Open Title and his 13th Grand Slam title, which is 1 title away from tying Pete Sampras' 14 Grand Slam titles. Federer is the second man since Bill Tilden in 1924 to win the US Open title 5 times in a row. Federer won $1.5 million for the 2008 US Open title.

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On Sunday, September 7, 2008 at Arther Ashe Stadium in Flushing Meadows, New York, Serena Williams of USA defeated Jelena Jankovic of Serbia in straight sets of 6-4, 7-5 to win the 2008 Women’s Tennis US Open championship. This is 26-year-old Serena Williams’ third US Open championship title. Williams won Grand Slam titles at the U.S. Open in 1999 and 2002. Williams won $1.5 million in prize money. Williams got the No. 1 women’s tennis rank with this victory.

The 2008 Tennis US Open took place from August 25 – September 8, 2008. The tournament ended on September 8 instead of September 7 due to a rain delay on the night of Sept. 6.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Giants Beat Redskins in 2008-2009 NFL Season Opener

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On Thursday, September 4, 2008 in Giant Stadium, at East Rutherford, New Jersey, the New York Giants defeated the Washington Redskins 16-7. Eli Manning started the scoring with a 84-yard drive with a 1-yard touchdown run. Giants kicker, John Carney, kicked 3 field goals. The Giants scored on their first 4 possessions. The Redskins scored with a Jason Campbell 12-yard touchdown pass to Santana Moss with 13 seconds left in the first half. This was the opening game of the 2008-2009 NFL Season.

Monday, August 25, 2008

29th Olympiad Closes in Beijing China

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On Sunday, August 24, 2008, the 29th Olympiad closed in Beijing China. China was the winner of the 2008 Summer Olympic games with a gold medal count of 51 gold medals. United States came in second with 36 gold medals. Russia was third with 23 gold medals. This is the first time that China has won the gold medal count. The next Summer Olympiad which will be the 31st Olympiad will be held in London, Britain in 2012.
Top 3 medaling countries of the 29th Olympiad:
1. China – 51 gold, 21 silver, 28 bronze = 100 overall medals
2. United States – 36 gold, 38 silver, 36 bronze = 110 overall medals
3. Russia – 23 gold, 21 silver, 28 bronze = 72 overall medals

Usain Bolt Sets Olympic and World Track Records

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On Friday, August 22, 2008 in Beijing, China, 23-year-old Usain Bolt of Jamaica won the gold medals in the track 100 meter, 200 meter, and 4x100meter relay of the 29th Olympiad. Bolt broke the world record for the 100 meter race with a time of 9.69 seconds. Bolt also broke the world record for the 200 meter race with a time of 19.30 seconds. Bolt and his teammates, Nesta Carter, Michael Frater, and Asafa Powell broke the world record for the 4x100meter relay with a time of 37.10 seconds.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Michael Phelps Sets 8 Gold Medal Olympic Record

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On Sunday, August 17, 2008 in the 2008 Summer Olympics at Beijing, China. Michael Phelps of USA set the new 8 gold medals in a single Olympiad world record. Phelps beat Spitz’s 7 gold medals record.
Phelps also received the FINA, the sport’s governing body, best swimmer of the meet award. Phelps received gold medals in these swimming events:
1. 400 individual medley
2. 4x100 freestyle relay
3. 200 freestyle
4. 200 butterfly
5. 4x200 freestyle relay
6. 200 individual medley
7. 100 butterfly
8. 4x100 medley relay

Monday, August 11, 2008

Padraig Harrington Wins Golf’s 90th PGA Championship

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On Sunday, August 10, 2008, at Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Township, Michigan, Padraig Harrington of Ireland won the 90th PGA Championship.
Harrington won $1,350,000 for first place. Sergio Garcia of Spain and Ben Curtis of USA won $660,000 for tying second place.

Friday, August 8, 2008

2008 Summer Olympics Open in Beijing, China

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On Friday, August 8, 2008 in Beijing, China, the 2008 Summer Olympiad opened in the newly built Bird-Nest Stadium. Broadcasters expect a worldwide audience of 4 billion viewers of the 29th Olympic Games. China spent $41 billion (US dollars) in preparation for the hosting of the Olympiad.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Carlos Sastre Wins Cycling’s 95th Tour de France

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On Sunday, July 27, 2008, in Paris, France, Carlos Sastre of Spain won the 95th Tour de France. Tour de France is the most famous cycling tournament in the world where cyclists compete in bicycles on a 3,500 kilometer trip with 21 stages around the country of France with the finishing line in Paris. The 95th Tour de France was held from Saturday, 7-5-2008 to Sunday, 7-27-2008. Sastre is the 7th Spaniard to win the Tour de France. Cadel Evans of Australia takes second place and Bernhard Kohl of Austria takes third place.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Padraig Harrington Repeats Golf’s British Open Championship

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On Sunday, July 20, 2008, at Royal Birkdale, Southport, England, Padraig Harrington of Ireland defended his Golf British Open Title by winning the 137th British Open. Harrington won the Open by 4 strokes ahead of Ian Poulter of England. Harrington received the Claret Jug trophy for a second straight year.
The British Open lasted from July 17-20, 2008. The British Open also known as the Open Championship is the third tournament in a PGA Grand Slam season. Harrington won $1,498,875 for first place, Poulter won $899,325 for second place. Henrik Stenson of Sweden and Greg Norman of Australia tied for third place, both won $509,618.

Friday, July 18, 2008

2008 World Series of Poker Main Event Delayed Until November 9, 2008

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On Tuesday, July 15, 2008, at the Rio Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, the final 9 of 6,844 players in the $10,000 buy-in No-Limit Texas Hold’em, 2008 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event were left. Due to a change in the WSOP Main Event tournament to allow broadcasting on ESPN, the Final table will be delayed until November 9, 2008. The final 9 players will also be known as the “November Nine”. The November Nine will play at the Rio’s 1,500-seat Penn & Teller Theater. Each of the 9 players have secured at least $900,000 in winnings. The first place prize will be $9.1 million. 666 players cashed in the event out of a prize pool of $64,333,600.
The official chip count and seating assignments for the 2008 November Nine:
1· DENNIS PHILLIPS, 53, St. Louis, Missouri, 26,295,000
2· IVAN DEMIDOV, 27, Moscow, Russia, 24,400,000
3· SCOTT MONTGOMERY, 26, Perth, Ontario, Canada, 19,690,000
4· PETER EASTGATE, 22, Odense, Denmark, 18,375,000
5· YLON SCHWARTZ, 38, Brooklyn, New York, 12,525,000
6· DARUS SUHARTO, 39, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 12,520,000
7· DAVID RHEEM, 28, Los Angeles, California, 10,230,000
8· CRAIG MARQUIS, 23, Arlington, Texas, 10,210,000
9· KELLY KIM, 31, Whittier, California, 2,620,000
The final nine will play for a total of $32,633,446, with the following pay schedule:
1st Place: $9,119,517
2nd Place: $5,790,024
3rd Place: $4,503,352
4th Place: $3,763,515
5th Place: $3,088,012
6th Place: $2,412,510
7th Place: $1,769,174
8th Place: $1,286,672
9th Place: $900,670

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

American League Wins MLB 2008 All-Star Game 4-3

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On Tuesday, July 15, 2008 at Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York, the American League (AL) won the MLB 2008 All-Star game 4-3 versus the National League (NL). Minnesota Twins Justin Morneau scored the game winning run from third base on a sacrifice fly. The 79th MLB All-Star game was the longest All-Star game in MLB history. It lasted 15 innings. At 4 hours and 50 minutes, it was the longer than the previous longest All-Star game in 1967 by an hour and equaled the previous high of 15 innings. The 2 teams combined for 27 hits (14 by the AL, 13 by the NL) and left an All-Star record 28 runners on base.
The American League extends its unbeaten All-Star streak to a record 12 games. This victory secures the American League’s home-field advantage in the World Series, the sixth consecutive year since MLB began using the All-Star game to decide the World Series’ home-field advantage.
Boston Red Sox right fielder, J.D. Drew was named the All-Star Game MVP. Drew homered, reached base 4 times and made a catch at the wall to win the MVP award.
This was the fourth and final time that the All-Star game was hosted by Yankee Stadium: 1939, 1960, 1977, 2008. The game was played in front of a sellout crowd of 55,632 baseball fans.

Justin Morneau Wins 2008 Homerun Derby

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On Monday, July 14, 2008, at Yankee Stadium in Bronx, New York, Justin Morneau won the 2008 Homerun Derby. Morneau overcame Josh Hamilton’s first-round record 28 homeruns to win the Homerun Derby in the final round by 5-3.

Monday, July 14, 2008

The Last All-Star Game At Yankee Stadium

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Major League Baseball’s 2008 All-Star game will be hosted on Tuesday, July 15, 2008 by Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York at 7pm est. The 2008 Homerun Derby will start on Monday, July 14, 2008 at 8pm est.
The historic Yankee Stadium built on April 18, 1923 and renovated in the 1970’s will be torn down after the 2008 baseball season. 85-year-old Yankee Stadium currently seats 56,936 fans. The 26 World Series Titles, New York Yankees, will move to a new stadium in 2009.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Rafael Nadal and Venus Williams Win Tennis's 2008 Wimbledon Open

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On Sunday, July 6, 2008, in Wimbledon, England, No. 2 ranked 22-year-old Rafael Nadal of Spain won the 2008 Men’s Wimbledon Open Title against No. 1 ranked 26-year-old Roger Federer of Switzerland in 5 sets 6-4, 6-4, 6-7 (5-7), 6-7 (8-10), 9-7. The match lasted 4 hours 48 minutes which made it the longerst Wimbledon Men’s Final. Nadal won both the French Open and Wimbledon titles in the same year, this was last done by Bjorn Borg in 1980.

On Saturday, July 5, 2008, in Wimbledon, England, No. 7 ranked 28-year-old Venus Williams of USA won the 2008 Women’s Wimbledon Open Title against her No. 6 ranked 26-year-old sister Serena Williams of USA in straight sets 7-5, 6-4. This was Venus Williams’ fifth Wimbledon singles title. This was the seventh contest of the sisters in a Grand Slam final. Venus Williams won $1.47 million for the 2008 Women’s Wimbledon Title, the same as the Men’s tournament.

On Saturday, July 5, 2008, later in the day after their Women’s Finals match, the Williams sisters also won the 2008 Women’s Wimbledon Doubles Title against Lisa Raymond of USA and Samantha Stosur of Australia, 6-2, 6-2. The Williams sisters won $448,000 for the double's title.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Inbee Park Wins 63rd Women’s Golf US Open

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On Sunday, June 29, 2008, at Interlachen Country Club in Edina, Minnesota, Indee Park of South Korea won the 63rd Women’s Golf US Open. 19-year-old Park becomes the youngest woman to win the Women’s Golf US Open. Park is the fifth player in USGA history to win a U.S. Girls’ Junior and Women’s Open.
Park won $585,000 for winning the Women’s Golf US Open Title. The U.S. Women’s Golf Open is one of the grand slam tournaments in the LPGA Tour.

Spain Wins Soccer EURO2008

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On Sunday, June 29, 2008, in Austria-Switzerland, Spain won the soccer Euro2008 with a score of 1-0 versus Germany. Fernando Torres scored the winning goal. This is Spain’s second Soccer European Championship win. Spain won the European Championship 44 years ago in 1964.

Germany wins 3-2 against Portugal
Turkey wins 3-1 on penalties against Croatia
Russia wins 3-1 against Netherlands
Spain wins 4-2 on penalties against Italy

Germany wins 3-2 against Turkey
Spain wins 3-0 against Russia

Spain wins 1-0 against Germany

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Celtics Beat L.A. To Win 2008 NBA Championship

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On Tuesday, June 17, 2008, in TD BankNorth Garden in Boston, Massachusetts, the Boston Celtics won the 2008 NBA Championship against the Los Angeles Lakers with the score of 131-92 in game 6 of the NBA Finals 7 game series.
This is the 17th NBA Championship in Celtics franchise history. The last time the Celtics won a NBA Championship was 22 years ago in 1986.
Ray Allen tied the NBA Finals record for 3 pointers in a game with 7 3-pointers made. The Celtics broke the NBA Finals record for steals with 18 steals.
Paul Pierce was named NBA Finals MVP. Pierce averaged 21.8 points and 6.3 assists per game in the NBA Finals Series.
1. Thurs. 6-5-2008, Boston 98, Los Angeles 88
2. Sun. 6-8-2008, Boston 108, Los Angeles 102
3. Tues. 6-10-2008, Los Angeles 87, Boston 81
4. Thurs. 6-12-2008, Boston 97, Los Angeles 91
5. Sun. 6-15-2008, Los Angeles 103, Boston 98
6. Tues. 6-17-2008, Boston 131, Los Angeles 92

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Tiger Woods Wins Golf’s 108th US Open

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On, Monday June 16, 2008, in Torrey Pines Golf course, San Diego, California, No. 1 ranked Tiger Woods of USA beat No. 157th ranked Rocco Mediate of USA to win the golf 108th US Open. Woods and Mediate tied in the tournament with 283 to create a playoff. Then they both tied again in the playoffs with 71 to create a sudden death contest. This is only the third time the championship reached a sudden death playoff. Woods beat Mediate in sudden death 5-4.
Woods had surgery on his left knee 4 weeks ago and had not fully recovered to play in the US Open. Woods became the sixth golfer to win 3 US Opens. Woods ties Bob Jones for the most USGA titles won with 9 titles. This is Woods’ 14th win in a golf grand slam tournament. The Golf US Open is the second grand slam in a PGA season.
Woods won $1,350,000 for first place. Mediate won $810,000 for second place. Lee Westwood of England won $491,995 for third place.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Boston Celtics Set Record Breaking 24 point Rally In a NBA Finals Game

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On Thursday, June 12, 2008, in the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, the Boston Celtics played against the Los Angeles Lakers in game 4 of the NBA 2008 Finals. The Celtics were behind 21 points after the first quarter, the largest deficit in a NBA Finals game after 1 quarter. The deficit got to 24 points in the second quarter. The Celtics eventually rallied to win the game with a score of 97-91. The Celtics set the new record for the largest point rally in a NBA finals game by rallying past a 24 point deficit to win the game.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Nadal and Ivanovic Win 2008 Tennis French Open

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On Sunday, June 8, 2008, No.2-ranked Rafael Nadal of Spain defeated No.1-ranked Roger Federer of Switzerland to win the Men’s 2008 Tennis French Open also known as Roland Garros. Nadal won against Federer with the score of 6-1, 6-3, 6-0 in straight sets. It was Federer’s worst loss in his 173 Grand Slam matches and the most lopsided men’s Grand Slam final since 1984. Nadal is the second man to win 4 consecutive French Open titles after Bjorn Borg in 1978-1981. Nadal won $1.55 million for his first place finish.

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On Saturday, June 7, 2008, No.2 ranked Ana Ivanovic of Serbi-Montenegro defeated No.14 ranked Dinara Safina of Russia to win the women’s 2008 tennis French Open. Ivanovic won against Safina with a score of 6-4, 6-3. This was Ivanovic’s first Grand Slam title. Ivonovic won $1.55 million for first place, the same as the men's tournament.

Soccer: EURO Cup 2008

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On Saturday June 7, 2008, in Austria-Switzerland, EURO Cup 2008 started. The EURO Cup is a soccer tournament played every 4 years by teams representing the countries of Europe.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Detroit Red Wings Win NHL 2008 Stanley Cup Finals

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On Wednesday, June 4, 2008, the Detroit Red Wings won the NHL 2008 Stanley Cup. The Red Wings won the Stanley Cup in Game 6 of the 7 game series against the Pittsburg Penguins.

Henrik Zetterberg was named the winner of the Conn Smythe Trophy for the Most Valuable Player of the postseason. Nicklas Lidstrom became the first European captain to win a Stanly Cup.
1. Sat, 5-24-2008, Detroit 4, Pittsburg 0
2. Mon, 5-26-2008, Detroit 3, Pittsburg 0
3. Wed, 5-28-2008, Pittsburg 3, Detroit 2
4. Sat, 5-31-2008, Detroit 2, Pittsburg 1
5. Mon, 6-2-2008, Pittsburg 4, Detroit 3 (3OT)
6. Wed, 6-4-2008, Detroit 3, Pittsburg 2

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

NBA 2008 Finals: Los Angeles Lakers versus Boston Celtics

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The NBA 2008 Finals will start on Thursday, June 5, 2008.

Los Angeles Lakers vs. Boston Celtics

This will be the 61st NBA Final. The Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics are meeting for the 11th time in the NBA Finals. The Celtics have a record of 8 wins and 2 losses against the Lakers in the NBA Finals. Including this NBA Final, the Lakers (29 appearances) and Celtics (20 appearances) have collectively been in 49 NBA Finals. The Lakers have a record of 14 wins and 14 losses in the NBA Finals. The Celtics have a record of 16 wins and 3 losses in the NBA Finals. The Lakers versus Celtics rivalry's previous NBA Final was in 1987.

Boston Celtics Win the NBA 2008 Eastern Conference Championship

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On Friday, May 30, 2008, the Boston Celtics won the NBA 2008 Eastern Conference Championship against the Detroit Pistons. The Celtics won the championship in the 6th game of the 7 game series.

Los Angeles Lakers Win the NBA 2008 Western Conference Championship

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On Thursday, May 29,2008, The Los Angeles Lakers won the NBA 2008 Western Conference Championship against the San Antonio Spurs. The Lakers won the championship in the 5th game of the 7 game series.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

NHL 2008 Stanley Cup Finals

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On Saturday, May 24, 2008, the Stanley Cup Finals started.

Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Detroit Red Wings

NBA 2008 Conference Finals

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On Tuesday, May 20, 2008, the NBA 2008 Conference Finals started.

Detroit Pistons vs. Boston Celtics
San Antonio Spurs vs. Los Angeles Lakers

Monday, May 12, 2008

NHL 2008 Conference Finals

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On Thursday, May 8, 2008, the NHL 2008 Conference Finals started.

Philadelphia Flyers vs. Pittsburgh Penguins
Dallas Stars vs. Detroit Red Wings

NBA 2008 Conference Semi-Finals

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On Saturday, May 3, 2008, the NBA 2008 Conference Semi-Finals started.

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Boston Celtics
Orlando Magic vs. Detroit Pistons
Utah Jazz vs. Los Angeles Lakers
San Antonio Spurs vs. New Orleans Hornets

NHL 2008 Conference Semi-Finals

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On Friday, April 25, 2008, the NHL 2008 Conference Semi-Finals started.

Philadelphia Flyers vs. Montreal Canadiens
New York Rangers vs. Pittsburgh Penguins
Colorado Avalanche vs. Detroit Red Wings
Dallas Stars vs. San Jose Sharks

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Danica Patrick Becomes First Female To Win A Major IndyCar Race

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On Saturday, April 19, 2008, Danica Patrick won the Indy Japan 300. Patrick became the first female to win a major IndyCar race. This is 26-year-old Patrick’s 50th career IndyCar start.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

2008 NBA Playoffs

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On Thursday, April 17, 2008, the 2008 NBA Playoff matchups were set. NBA playoffs begin on Saturday, April 19, 2008.

Western Conference:
Denver Nuggets versus Los Angeles Lakers
Houston Rockets versus Utah Jazz
Phoenix Suns versus San Antonio Spurs
Dallas Mavericks versus New Orlean Hornets

Eastern Conference:
Atlanta Hawks versus Boston Celtics
Washington Wizards versus Cleveland Cavaliers
Toronto Raptors versus Orlando Magic
Philadelphia 76ers versus Detroit Pistons

Monday, April 14, 2008

Trevor Immelman Wins 2008 Masters Golf Tournament

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On Sunday, April 13, 2008 in Augusta, Georgia, Trevor Immelman of South Africa won the 2008 Masters Golf Tournament with a score of 280. Tiger Woods of USA was runner-up with a score of 283. The Masters is the first of the golf grand slams in a season.
28-year-old Immelman led throughout the Masters golf tournament. Four time Masters winner, Woods came from behind to get to second place in the last round.
Immelman won the coveted Masters green jacket and $1.35 million for first place. Woods won $810,000 for second place. Stewart Cink of USA won $435,000 for third place.

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Wednesday, April 9, 2008

NHL Stanley Cup 2008 playoffs

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2008 NHL Stanley Cup playoffs will start on Wednesday, April 09, 2008.

The 16 playoff teams with the most points in 82 games played :

Eastern Conference
1. Montreal 104pts
2. Pittsburgh 102pts
3. Washington 94pts
4. New Jersey 99pts
5. NY Rangers 97pts
6. Philadelphia 95pts
7. Ottawa 94pts
8. Boston 94pts

Western Conference
1. Detroit 115pts
2. San Jose 108pts
3. Minnesota 98pts
4. Anaheim 102pts
5. Dallas 97pts
6. Colorado 95pts
7. Calgary 94pts
8. Nashville 91pts

The NHL 2008 playoff matchups are:
Boston Bruins versus Montreal Canadiens
Ottawa Senators versus Pittsburgh Penguins
Philadelphia Flyers versus Washington Capitals
New York Rangers versus New Jersey Devils
Nashville Predators versus Detroit Red Wings
Calgary Flames versus San Jose Sharks
Colorado Avalanche versus Minnesota Wild
Dallas Stars versus Anaheim Ducks

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Kansas Wins NCAAB 2008 Championship

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On Monday, April 7, 2008 in San Antonio, Kansas wins the NCAAB 2008 Championship. Kansas Jayhawk, Mario Chalmers hit a 3 pointer with 2.1 seconds left to send the game into overtime with a tied score of 63-63. Kansas Jayhawks won versus the Memphis Tigers with a score of 75-68 in overtime.

Monday, April 7, 2008

NCAAB 2008 Finals

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On Saturday, April 5, 2008, the NCAAB 2008 Finals were decided in San Antonio with wins by Kansas over North Carolina 84-66 and Memphis over UCLA 78-63.
Kansas will play against Memphis on Monday, April 7, 2008.

Monday, March 31, 2008

NCAAB 2008 Final Four

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On Sunday, March 30 2008, the best team from each of the 4 NCAA Basketball divisions were decided. These teams are also known as the “Final Four”.

NCAAB 2008 Final Four:
North Carolina, Kansas, Memphis, UCLA