Here are your top sports stories of the week!
Hope you had a terrific Memorial Day weekend. Let's catch up on what you may have missed while you were Barbe-cuing at the beach, lake, river, park or curb outside the club at 3 AM.
The Spurs are up 1-0 on the Thunder in the Western Conference Finals after winning their 19th in a row on Sunday. The win ties the NBA record for the longest winning streak kept alive in the playoffs. The Spurs will try to make it 20 on Tuesday night, just about the time this video will be released. The Heat, still without Chris Bosh, are up 1-0 on the Celtics in the Eastern Conference finals.
The NHL Stanley Cup Finals kick off on Wednesday night. The number eight seed Los Angeles Kings will take on the New Jersey Devils after Jersey defeated the hated New York Rangers 3-2 in overtime last Friday. While the Kings are in the Finals for only the second time in franchise history, and first since the Gretzky days of 1993, the Devils are in pursuit of their 4th Stanley Cup since 1994.
Dario Franchitti made history on Sunday, winning this third Indianapolis 500. Frankitty won an intense last-lap battle, pulling away from Takuma Sato who spun out trying to attempt one last aggressive pass for the lead, and ended up touching tires with Frankitty, resulting in a flight into the wall instead. Scott Dixon placed 2nd, in what was an emotional ending for the top two finishers, as both were close friends with Dan Wheldon, the driver who won the race last year but was killed in a crash in October. Frankitty is the 10th driver to win three Indys.
And to close the show, the X-Games have invited 11-year old skateboarder Jagger Eaton to compete in the games in Los Angeles this June. Trey Wood, also 11-years old, has been invited as well. The pair would be the youngest athletes in the event's history if they decide to accept their invites to drop into the mono-lithic Mega Ramp. And when I was 11 I thought it was cool to have a trampoline.
That's the latest in sports for this week. Thanks a lot for stopping by. We'll see you next Monday for your Sports Fix.