Sports Robot Round Up: Kentucky Derby 2011, Phil Jackson, Manny Pacquiao
What a weekend! I hope you all took care of your grandmothers, mothers, and wives yesterday. Since you were busy showering your loved ones with gifts or watching the kids for once, here’s a round up of everything you may have missed over the weekend. Hopefully you bet on the right horse (Animal Kingdom) at the Kentucky Derby 2011 and won big! Rajon Rondo suffered a nasty injury as the Boston Celtics won game 3 against the Miami Heat and Chris Bosh admitted to being a wimp. The Mavs pulled out the brooms and completed the sweep of the Lakers on Sunday (note: The Lakers are sore losers). Phil Jackson has most likely coached his last game in the NBA, so long Zen Master. Mike Scioscia reached a milestone and Justin Verlander threw his 2nd career no hitter. Braves’ bats powered a series win over the Phillies and unfortunately, Bill Hall didn’t hit another homerun for his momma.
The Red Wings took game 4 and 5 and are still alive 3-2 against the Sharks. Manchester United is close to passing Liverpool with the most league championships of all time and the ‘Spurs exciting midfielder Gareth Bale is likely out the remainder of the season. The Pac Man (Manny Pacquiao) won a rather uneventful bout against Sugar Shane Mosley on Saturday night, winning every round. At the 137th Kentucky Derby on Saturday, some women made history and jockey John Velazquez rode Animal Kingdom to a victory in front of a record crowd of 164,858. You can find links to all stories covered in the Sports Robot Round Up below.
Rajon Rondo dislocated his elbow (video below, not for the squeamish – don’t say I didn’t warn you) but finished the game with one arm as the Celtics beat the Heat on Saturday night (ESPN).
Chris Bosh admits to being intimidated in Saturday’s loss to the Celtics (ESPN).
The Lakers were swept by the Mavs this weekend, knocking them out of the playoffs and ending their chance at the Three Peat. Two Lakers were ejected on Sunday, including Andrew Bynum for his cheap shot on JJ Barea:
What a way to end the career of Phil Jackson, one of the greatest coaches of all time. He had never been swept in a playoff series before Sunday (LA Times).
The Hawks evened the series on Sunday, beating the Bulls 100-88 in Atlanta (Chicago Tribune).
Mike Scioscia gets his 1,000th career win as manager as Angels top the Indians (LA Times).
Justin Verlander threw the second no hitter of his career, just missing a perfect game (Detroit News).
The Braves took the series from the Phillies after beating them 5-2 on Sunday night (AJC).
Bill Hall failed to hit another pink bat homerun on Mother’s Day (MySA).
The Red Wings are still alive after 2 wins over the Sharks this weekend (Detroit News).
The Reds of Manchester United are closer to winning their 19th league title after Sunday’s win over Chelsea (ESPN Soccernet).
Tottenham Hotspur’s manager says Gareth Bale likely done for the season after ankle injury over the weekend (ESPN Soccernet).
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