The 2013 Indianapolis 500 was on May 26 at 11:00 AM ET. Tony Kanaan won, Carlos Munoz got second, and Ryan Hunter-Reay got third. Tony’s first time in the Indy 500 was in 2002. That year he finished in 28th, in 2003 he finished in 3rd, in 2004 he finished in 2nd, in 2005 he finished in 8th, in 2006 he finished in 5th, in 2007 he finished in 12th, in 2008 he finished in 29th, in 2009 he finished in 27th, in 2010 he finished in 11th, in 2011 he finished in 4th, and in 2012 he won. So it took Tony 12 long, excruciating, hard-working years to win the Indy 500. I bet if you asked him, he would say it was worth the wait and that he wouldn’t take anything back for the world. Well, congrats to Tony Kanaan on his amazing win and good luck defending next year.
NBA Playoff Update
First Round best of 7
Spurs/Lakers: Spurs win 4-0; Heat/Bucks: Heat win 4-0; Pacers/Hawks: Pacers win 4-2.
Second Round best of 7
Spurs/Warriors: Spurs win 4-2; Heat/Bulls: Heat win 4-1; Pacers/Knicks: Pacers win 4-2.
Third Round best of 7
Spurs/Grizzlies: Spurs win 4-0: Heat/Pacers: Tied at two games apiece.
Game 5 between the Heat and Pacers May 30.
NHL Playoff Update
First Round best of 7
Penguins/Islanders: Penguins win 4-2; Bruins/Maple Leafs: Bruins win 4-3; Kings/Blues: Kings win 4-2; Blackhawks/Wild: Blackhawks win 4-1.
Second Round best of 7
Penguins/Senators: Penguins win 4-1; Bruins/Rangers: Bruins win 4-1; Kings win 4-3; Blackhawks/Red Wings: Blackhawks win 4-3.
Third round starts on June 1 between the Penguins v Bruins and Kings v Blackhawks.
Sir Alexander Chapman Ferguson
Sir Alex Ferguson is the former Manger of Manchester United Football (soccer) team in England. He is considered the best manager of all time. He is 71 years old; he was born December 31, 1941 in Glasgow, Scotland. He married Cathy in 1966 and their three sons’ names are Mark (born 1968) and twins Darren and Jason (born 1972). Only his son Darren followed his dad in a managing career; he manages Peterborough United and he also managed Preston North End for a time. Here is a timeline of Sir Alex Ferguson’s career and what he has accomplished as both a player and a manager. He is the most successful manager in English Football history.
1958: At age 16 he made his football (soccer) debut for the Queens Parks Ranger as an amateur. He also worked at a Glasgow factory as a toolmaker.
1960: At age 19 he went to the joined St. Johnstone Football Club part-time.
1964: He quits tool making to join the football club in Dunfermline.
1967: He moves to a Glasgow-based Rangers Football Club for 65,000 pounds ($179,000).
1969: He moves to Falkirk Football Club for 20,000 pounds ($30,342).
1973: He returns to a part-time player for Ayr United Football Club while running his pub in Glasgow.
1974: He started managing for St. Mirren Football Club.
1977: He led them to a Scottish first Division Championship, but the next year he was fired for a breach of his contract.
1978: He was sacked by St. Mirren Football Club and appointed to Aberdeen as successor to Billy McNeill.
1980: His first managerial honors as Aberdeen win Scottish Championship.
1982: He led Aberdeen to another Scottish Cup, beating Rangers 4-1.
1983: Aberdeen retains the Scottish Cup, beating the Rangers 1-0. They also defeated Real Madrid 2-1 in Gothenburg to lift the European Cup Winners’ Cup.
1984: Third year in a row Aberdeen retained the Scottish Cup and League double, beating Celtic 2-1 in the Cup Final. Alex Ferguson was awarded Order of the British Empire (OBE).
1985: He was appointed caretaker manger of Scotland following the death of Jock Stein during Wales v Scotland World Cup qualifier.
1986: In the first round of the FIFA World cup in Mexico Scotland got knocked out. In November he left Aberdeen after eight seasons to take over at Manchester United after sacking of Ron Atkinson.
1989: Alex breaks British transfer record to sing Gary Pallister for 2.3 million ($3,489,330) from Middlesbrough.
1990: His first trophy at Old Trafford as Man United beat Crystal Palace 1-0 in a FA Cup final replay after a 3-3 draw.
1991: Man United beat Barcelona 2-1 in Rotterdam to win European Cup Winners’ Cup.
1992: Man United defeated Red Star Belgrade to claim European Super Cup. They also defeated Nottingham Forest 1-0 to lift League Cup, but their title dreams died as Leeds United overhaul Man United in a final weeks of campaign.
1993: Man United quest for title ends after a 26-year wait finishing 10 points clear of Aston Vila to win inaugural Barclays Premier League title. Alex also breaks another British transfer record with the signing of Roy Keane from Nottingham Forest for 3.75 million pounds ($5,689,125).
1994: Man United claim the League and FA Cup double to become only the sixth team to complete it.
1995: Alex breaks another British transfer record by signing Andy Cole from Newcastle United for 7 million pounds ($10,619,700). Man United finish runner-up to Blackburn Rovers in the Barclays Premier League and runner-up to Everton in the FA Cup.
1996: Alex leads Man United to another League and FA Cup double; they are the only team to do it twice, overcoming one-time runaway leaders Newcastle in the Barclays Premier League and beating Liverpool 1-0 at Wembley Stadium.
1997: Alex leads Man United to a fourth Championship title in five seasons.
1998: The first time Man United finishes the season trophy less as Arsenal win double.
1999: Alex leads Man United to the treble of UEFA Champions League, Barclays Premier League, and FA Cup: Alex was knighted in the Queen’s Birthday Honors.
2000: He leads Man United 18 points clear of Arsenal to win a sixth Barclays Premier League title.
2001: Man United wins seventh title in nine years.
2002: Shelves plan to retire to sign a new three-year deal as Man United manager; that year was the first time Man United finished outside the top two in the Barclays Premier League.
2003: Man United won the title again and Alex was awarded the Manager of the Decade award, presented by the FA Premier League to mark the first 10 years of the Premiership.
2004: Man United win FA Cup with a victory over Milwall in final. They also signed Everton star Wayne Rooney for a fee which could rise to 27 million pounds ($40,961,700).
2005: Man United lose FA Cup final to Arsenal on penalty kicks.
2006: Man United beat Wigan 4-0 to win the League Cup for the second time.
2007: Man United capture their first Barclays Premier League title in four years but fail to catch the double after FA Cup final loss to Chelsea.
2008: Man United win the Barclays Premier League title again before defeating Chelsea on penalty kicks in the UEFA Champions League final in Moscow. At the end of the year they added the FIFA Club World Cup.
2009: Man United won the League Cup against Tottenham they also retained the Barclays Premier League. Man United lose to Barcelona 2-0 in Champions League final in Rome.
2010: Man United beat Aston Villa for the League Cup, while Carlo Ancelotti helps Chelsea reclaim the title. Alex also becomes the longest-serving manager of Man United.
2011: Alex helps Man United secure their 12th Barclays Premier League title, this marked the 19th time Man United were the English top-flight championship overall, breaking Liverpool’s long-standing record.
May 2012: Man United was stripped of the Barclays Premier League title on a dramatic final day, with rivals Manchester City taking the top spot on a goal difference thanks to Sergio Aguero’s added time winner.
September 2012: Alex managed his 1,000th Barclays Premier League match with a win over Southampton. Only two weeks later he managed his 100th game in the Champions League beating Galatasaray at Old Trafford.
22 April 2013: Alex leads Man United to their 20th Barclays Premier League title with a 3-0 win over Aston Villa a new record.
8 May 2013: Sir Alex Ferguson announces that he will retire after the season is done.
Here is to a great career as a player and manager. I hope he has a great rest of his life with his wife, sons, and grandchildren.
The PLAYERS Championship
This year’s Players Championship was May 9 to May 12. We will follow reigning champ Matt Kucher, world’s number one and winner of the 2013, world number two Rory Mcilroy, and Sergio Garcia. This win is Tiger Woods’ fourth win of the 2013 season. He won the Farmers Insurance Open in January, the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship in March, the Arnold Palmer Invitational also in March, and the Players Championship in May. This win is also Tiger Woods’ 78th PGA Tour win in his whole career, only four behind the all time leader Sam Snead.
First Round: In the first round Matt Kucher shot a 71-1 under par, Tiger Woods shot a 67-5 under par, Rory Mcilroy shot a 66-6 under par, and Sergio Garcia shot a 68-4 under par.
Second Round: In the second round Matt Kucher shot a 66-6 under par for 7-under par at the end of round two. Tiger Woods shot a 67-5 under par for 10- under par at the end of round two. Rory Mcilroy shot a 72-even par to stay at 6-under par at the end of round two. Sergio Garcia shot a 7-under par for 11-under par at the end of round two.
Third Round: In the third round Matt Kucher shot a 75-3 over par for 4-under par at the end of round three. Tiger Woods shot a 71-1 under par for 11 under par at the end of round three. Rory Mcilroy shot a 73-1 over par for a 5- under par at the end of round three. Sergio Garcia shot a 72-even par to stay at 11-under par at the end of round three.
Fourth Round: In the fourth round Matt Kucher shot a 76-4 under par to finish the tournament at even par. Tiger Woods shot a 70-2 under par to win and finish the tournament at 13-under par. Rory Mcilroy shot a 70-2 under par to finish the tournament at 7-under par. Sergio Garcia shot a 76-4 over par to finish the tournament at 7-under par.
Congrats to Tiger Woods on his 4th win of the season and his 78th win in his career. Good luck to all the players in the US Open in June, the Open Championship in July, and the PGA Championship in August.
The Kentucky Derby and the Preakness
This year’s Kentucky Derby was on May 4. Here are the horses that were in the Kentucky Derby: No. 1 Black Onyx, No.2 Oxbow, No.3 Revolutionary, No.4 Golden Soul, No.5 Normandy Invasion, No.6 Mylute, No.7 Giant Finish, No.8 Goldencents, No.9 Overanalyze, No.10 Palace Malice, No.11 Lines of Battle, No.12 ItsMyLuckyDay, No.13 Falling Sky, No.14 Verrazano, No.15 Charming Kitten, No.16 Orb, No.17 Will Take Charge, No.18 Frac Daddy, No.19 Java’s War, and No.20 Vyjack. The winner was Orb whose jockey is Joel Rosario, second place went to Verrazano, and third went to Goldencents. This year’s Preakness was on May 18th. Here are the horses in the Preakness: No.1 Orb, No.2 Goldencents, No.3 Titletown Five, No.4 Departing, No.5 Mylute, No.6 Oxbow, No.7 Will Take Charge, No.8 Govenor Charlie, and No. 9 ItsMyLuckyDay. The winner of the Preakness was Oxbow whose jockey is Gary Stevens, second place went to ItsMyLuckDay, and third place went to MyLute. The Belmont Stakes is on June 8th at 5 pm Eastern time. Well, no Triple Crown winner this year. So good luck to all the horses and there jockeys at the Belmont Stakes. Congrats to both Orb, Oxbow, and their jockeys on winning the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness.
Sport Events in June 2013
MLB: There will be 410 baseball games in the month of June.
PGA Golf Tour: The Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide Insurance is from May 30 to June 2. The FedEx St. Jude Classic is from June 6 to June 9. The U.S. Open is from June 13 to June 16. The Travelers Championship is from June 20 to June 23. The CBS Caremark Charity Classic is from June 24 to June 25. The AT&T National is from June 27 to June 30.
European Golf Tour: The Nordea Masters is from May 30 to June 2. The Lyoness Open powered by Greenfamily is from June 6 to June 9. The U.S. Open and Najeti Hotels et Golfs Open presented by Neuflize OBC are from June 13 to June 16. The BMW International Open is from June 20 to June 23. The Irish Open is from June 27 to June 30.
LPGA Golf Tour: The ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer is from May 31 to June 2. The Wegmens LPGA Championship is from June 6 to June 9. The Walmart NW Arkansas Championship Presented by P&G is from June 21 to June 23. The U.S. Women’s Open is from June 27 to June 30.
Men’s Tennis: The French Open is from May 26 to June 9. The ATP Gerry Weber Open and the ATP AEGON Championship are from June 10 to June 16. The ATP UNICEF Open is from June 16 to June 22. The ATP AEGON International is from June 17 to June 22. Wimbledon is from June 24 to July 7.
Women’s Tennis: The French Open is from May 26 to June 9. The WTA AEGON Classic is from June 10 to June 16. The WTA Nurnberg is from June 10 to June 15. The Topshelf Open is from June 16 to June 22. The WTA AEGON International is from June 17 to June 22. Wimbledon is from June 24 to July 7.
Caela’s byline: I am the oldest of six children. I am a Christian. I love watching movies, playing on my computer, and I love watching sports. I want to go to Syracuse University, and eventually become a sports journalist. My favorite sports are hockey, football (soccer), and golf.