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.