Sunday, May 13, 2012

Reigning's Go Down, Records Explode, and the 2012 Olympics

The week in Sports, May 6 - May 12.

- The Los Angeles Kings advanced to the Western Conference Finals against the Phoenix Coyotes. The Kings are the first 8 seed ever to beat the #1 and #2 seeds. FULL STORY
- Meanwhile, on the day the Coyotes advanced, it was announced that they were bought by former San Jose Sharks CEO Greg Jamison. FULL STORY
- In the Eastern Conference, the New Jersey Devils advanced in 5 games, and the New York Rangers moved on in 7 games (for the second straight series), after Game 5 was tied by New York with 6.6 seconds left, and won 2 minutes later, in Overtime. FULL STORY

- Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton had an epic night Tuesday night. He went 5-for-5, with 4 Homeruns and a double, with 18 total bases. The 4 Homeruns in a game is the first in the majors since 2003. And the 18 total bases set an American League Single-Game Record. FULL STORY
- Guillermo Mota, San Francisco Giants pitcher, was tested positive for drug use. This is his second offense, and comes with a one hundred games suspension. FULL STORY

- After losing reigning MVP Derrick Rose, the #1 seed Chicago Bulls was upended by the Philadelphia 76ers, they face the 4th seed, Boston Celtics. #2 Miami Heat will face off against the #3 Indiana Pacers.
- In the Western Conference Reigning Champions Dallas Mavericks were upended by the Oklahoma City Thunder in a 4 game sweep. The Thunder face the Los Angeles Lakers, who needed 7 games to advance.
- Meanwhile the 1st seed San Antonio Spurs swept their series. They are waiting for the winners of Game 7 between the Clippers and Grizzlies, taking place Sunday afternoon.

- The Olympic Torch was lit this week, in Greece, and will proceed through the United Kingdom, with one stop in Scotland. The London 2012 Olympics begin July 27th. FULL STORY
- Michael Phelps announced that after the 2012 Olympics, he will be retiring. Phelps won 8 Gold Medals in 2008 at the Beijing Games, setting a record for most Golds in an Olympics. FULL STORY

- Following the indefinite suspension of Defensive Coordinator Gregg Williams, the St. Louis Rams have opted for no official DC this upcoming season, and Head Coach Jeff Fisher will cover the duties. FULL STORY

And that's a wrap on sports.


  1. You missed Bride Harper breaking his head open with his own bat. Rookies....

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