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The Sports Report

By Caela

The Stanley Cup Finals

In the third round of the Playoffs the Boston Bruins beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4 games to none to go to the Stanley Cup finals twice in three years. The Chicago Blackhawks beat the Los Angeles King 4 games to 1 to go to the Stanley Cup finals twice in four years. Game one was in Chicago on Wednesday June 12. In the first period the Bruins Michael Lucic scored the first goal for a lead of 1-0 at the end of the first period. In the second period the Bruins Michael Lucic scored another goal to make the score 2-0 but Blackhawks Brandon Saad scored a goal to make it 2-1 after two periods. In the third period Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored a goal to make the score 3-1. Later in the period the Blackhawks David Bolland and Jonny Oduya both scored goals to tie the game at 3-3 to send it to overtime. It took three overtimes to finish this game with a goal for Blackhawks Andrew Shaw. So the Blackhawks take the series lead at 1-0. Game two was in Chicago on Saturday June 15. In the first period Blackhawks Patrick Sharp scored a goal to give the Blackhawks the lead at 1-0 at the end of the first period. In the second period Bruins Chris Kelly scored a goal to tie the game at 1-1. The third period was scoreless so the game went to overtime. In overtime Bruins David Paille scored the game winning goal to win the game 2-1 to tie the series. Game three was in Boston on Monday June 17. The first period was scoreless. In the second period Bruins David Paille and Patrice Bergeron both scored a goal to make the score 2-0. These goals also helped them win the game because the third period was scoreless. This also made the series 2-1. Game four was in Boston on Wednesday June 19. In the first period Blackhawks Michael Handzus and Bruins Rich Peverley both scored goals for a 1-1 tie at the end of one period. In the second period Blackhawks Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, Bruins Michael Lucic, Blackhawks Marcus Kruger, and Bruins Patrice Bergeron all scored a goal to make the score 4-3 Blackhawks at the end of two periods. In the third period Bruins Patrice Bergeron, Blackhawks Patrick Sharp and Bruins Jonny Boychuk all scored goals to make the game tied at 5-5 to send it to overtime. In overtime Blackhawks Brent Seabrook scored the game winning goal to win 6-5. To make the series two games apiece. Game five was in Chicago on Saturday June 22. In the first period Blackhawks Patrick Kane scored a goal to have the lead at the end of one period. In the second period Blackhawks Patrick Kane scored another goal to make the score 2-0 at the end of two periods. In the third period Bruins Zdeno Chara and Blackhawks David Bolland both scored a goal to end the game 3-1. This gave the Blackhawks the series lead at 3-2. Game six was in Boston on Monday June 24. In the first period Bruins Chris Kelly scored a goal for a lead of 1-0 at the end of the first period. In the second period Blackhawks Jonathan Toews scored a goal to tie the game at 1-1 at the end of the second period. In the third period Burins Michael Lucic scored a goal to make the score 2-1 Bruins. Then with only a minute and a half the Blackhawks Brian Bickell scored the game tying goal at 2-2, but only 17 seconds late Blackhawks David Bolland scored the game and cup winning goal. This is the Blackhawks second Stanley Cup in four years. This is also the only Blackhawks team to win two Stanley Cups. This caps of an amazing season with starting the season with a 24 straight games with a point. Well congratulations to the Chicago Blackhawks on their amazing season and playoffs. Good luck next season and have a great summer.

The NBA Finals

The NBA Finals were between the San Antonio Spurs and the Miami Heat. The first game of the series was on Thursday, June 6 at 9 PM EST in Miami. In the first quarter the Heat outscored the Spurs 24 to 23 for a first quarter lead. In the second quarter the Heat outscored the Spurs again this time 28 to 26 for a lead of 52 to 49 at half time. In the third quarter the Heat and Spurs both scored 20 points, Heat still leading at 72 to 69. In the fourth quarter the Spurs outscored the Heat 23 to 16 to win the game 92 to 88 for the series lead 1 to 0. Game two was also in Miami on Sunday June 9 at 8 PM EST. In the first quarter both the Heat and Spurs scored 22 points for a tie at the end of the first quarter. In the second the Heat outscored the Spurs 28 to 23 for a 50 to 45 lead at halftime. In the third quarter the Heat outscored the Spurs again 25 to 20 for a lead of 75 to 65. In the fourth quarter the Heat managed to outscore the Spurs 28 to 19 for a win of 103 to 84 to tie the series at one game apiece. Game three was in San Antonio on Tuesday June 11 at 9 PM EST. In the first quarter the Spurs outscored the Heat 24 to 20 for the lead at the end of the first quarter. The Spurs outscored the Heat again 26 to 24 for the lead of 50 to 44 at halftime. In the third quarter the Spurs outscored the Heat 28 to 19 to extend the lead  78 to 63. In the fourth quarter the Spurs managed to outscore the Heat 35 to 14 to win the game 113 to 77 to take the series lead again 2 games to 1. The fourth game was also in San Antonio on Thursday June 13 at 9 PM EST. In the first quarter the Heat outscored the Spurs 29 to 26 for the lead at the end of the first quarter. In the second quarter the Spurs outscored the Heat 23 to 20 to make the score 49 to 46 Heat still in the lead at halftime. In the third quarter the Heat outscored the Spurs 32 to 27 to increase the lead to 81 to 73. In the fourth quarter the Heat managed to outscore the Spurs 28 to 17 to win the game 109 to 93 to even the series at two games apiece. Game five was in Miami on Sunday June 16 at 8 PM EST. In the first quarter the Spurs outscored the Heat 32 to 19 for the lead at the end of the first quarter. In the second quarter the Heat outscored the Spurs 33 to 29 to make the score 61 to 59 Spurs still in the lead at halftime.  In the third quarter the Spurs outscored the Heat 26 to 23 to increase the lead to 87 to 75. In the fourth quarter the Heat outscored the Spurs 29 to 27 but it wasn’t enough the Spurs won the game 114 to 104 to make the series 3 games to 2. Game six was in San Antonio on Tuesday June 18 at 9 PM EST. In the first quarter the Heat outscored the Spurs 27 to 25 for the lead at the end of the first quarter. In the second quarter the Spurs outscored the Heat 25 to 17 to take the lead at 50 to 44 at halftime. In the third quarter the Spurs outscored the Heat again 25 to 21 to make the score 75 to 65 Spurs still in the lead. In the fourth quarter the Heat outscored the Spurs 30 to 20 to tie the game 95 to 95 to go to overtime. In overtime the Heat scored 8 points and the Spurs 5 points. The Heat won the game 103 to 100 to tie the series at three games apiece. Game seven was in Miami on Thursday June 20 at 9 PM EST. In the first quarter the Heat outscored the Spurs 18 to 16 for the lead at the end of the first quarter. In the second quarter both the Heat and the Spurs scored 28 points to make the score 46 to 44 at halftime Heat still in the lead. In the third quarter the Spurs outscored the Heat 27 to 26 to make it a one point game at 72 to 71. In the fourth quarter the Heat outscored the Spurs 23 to 17 to win the game 95 to 88 this also helped them win their second NBA Title two years in a row. Well congrats to the Heat on a very impressive season and playoff. Well deserved win and good luck next season.

The 113th U.S. Open

This year’s U.S. Open was at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pennsylvania. The reigning champ was Webb Simpson. This year we will follow Webb Simpson, Phil Mickelson, Jason Day and 2013 US Open champ Justin Rose. Justin Rose is 32 years old. He started to play golf at the age of five, by the time he was 11 he broke par 70, and when he was 17 he turned pro. He is married to Kate Phillips, a former international gymnast. They got married in December of 2006. They welcomed their son Leo into the world in February 2009 and later they welcomed a little girl Lottie in January 2012. He has 14 professional wins, 5 PGA wins, 6 European wins, 1 Australasia win, 1 Japan win, and 1 Sunshine win.  He has played in two Ryder Cups helping Europe win both times in 2008 and 2012. He best finish in all the majors are tied for 5 in 2007 Masters, tied of 4 in 1998 Open Championship, tied for 3 in 2012 PGA championship, and winning the 2013 US Open.

First Round: In the first round Webb Simpson shot a 71 1-over par. Phil Mickelson shot a 67 3-under par for the first round lead. Jason Day shot a 70 even par. Justin Rose shot a 71 1-over par.

Second Round: In the second round Webb Simpson shot a 75 5- over par for a total of 6- over par after round two. Phil Mickelson shot a 72 2-over par for a total of 1 under par after round two. Jason Day shot a 74 4-over par for a total of 4 over after round two. Justin Rose shot a 69 1 under par for a total of even par after round two.

Third Round: In the third round Webb Simpson shot a 75 5-over par for a total of 11-over par at the end of round three. Phil Mickelson shot a 70 even par to stay at 1-under par at the end of round three. Jason Day shot a 68 2-under par for a total of 2-over par at the end of round three. Justin Rose shot a 71 1-over par for a total of 1-over at the end of round three.

Fourth Round: Webb Simpson shot a 72 2-over par for a complete total of 13 over par. Phil Mickelson shot a 74 4-over par for a complete total of 3 over par in a tie for second. Jason Day shot a 71 1-over par for a complete total of 3 over par in a tie for second with Phil Mickelson. Justin Rose shot a 70 even par for a complete total of 1 over par to win the U.S. Open his first major title. Congrats to Justin Rose on his first major good luck for the rest of the year and good luck defending your title next year at Pinehurst, North Carolina from June 12-15.

The 2013 French Open

This year’s French Open winners were Rafael Nadal on the Men’s side and Serena Williams on the Women’s side. This is Serena’s second French Open her first one was in 2002. She beat her sister Venus Williams. This is Serena’s 16 Grand Slam Title. She has five Australian Opens, two French Opens, five Wimbledon Titles, and four U.S. Opens. For Rafael Nadal this is his 8 French Open he is the only tennis player to win 8 of the same tournament. He has won 8 of the last 9 French Opens his only loss was the Roger Federer on 2009. That year he lost in round four to Robin Soderling of Sweden.  This is Rafael’s 12 Grand Slam Title. He has one Australian Open, eight French Opens, two Wimbledon Titles, and one U.S. Open.

In Round One Serena beat Anna Tatishvili of Georgia in two straight sets. In Round Two she beat Caroline Garcia of France in two straight sets as well. In Round Three she beat Sorana Cirstea of Romania in two straight sets too. In Round Four she beat Roberta Vinci of Italy in two straight sets. In the Quarter Finals she beat Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia in three sets.  In the Semi Finals she beat Sara Errani of Italy in two straight sets. In the Final she beat Maria Sharapova of Russia in two straight sets to win the 2013 French Open.

In Round One Rafael beat Daniel Brands of Germany in four sets. In Round Two he beat Martin Kilzan of Slovakia in four sets. In Round Three he beat Fabio Fagnini of Italy in three straight sets. In Round Four he beat Kei Nishikori of Japan in three straight sets as well. In the Quarter Finals he beat Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland in three straight sets too. In the Semi Finals he beat Novak Djokovic of Serbia in five sets. In the Finals he beat David Ferrer of Spain his fellow country man in three straight sets to win the 2013 French Open.

Well congrats to both Serena and Rafael on their French Open wins. Good Luck the rest of the year. We look forward to seeing you defend you titles next year.

Sport Events in July

MLB: There are 386 baseball games in the month of July. The Home Run Derby is on July 15 and the All-Star Game is on July 16.

PGA Golf Tour: The Greenbrier Classic is from July 4-7, the John Deere Classic is from July 11-14, the Sanderson Farms Championship and the Open Championship (British Open) are from July 18-21, and the RBC Canadian Open is from July 25-28.

European Golf Tour: the Alstom Open de France is from July 4-7, the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open is from July 11-14, the Open Championship (British Open) is from July 18-21, and the M2M Russian Open is from July 25-28.

LPGA Golf Tour: The Manulife financial LPGA Classic is from July 11-14, and the Marathon Classic presented by Owens Corning & 0-I.

Men’s Tennis: Wimbledon is from June 24 to July 7. The ATP Campbell’s Hall of Fame Tennis Championship, the ATP Mercedes Cup, the WTA XXVI Internazionali WTA Di Sicilia, and the ATP SkiStar Swedish Open are from July 8-14. The ATP bet-at-home Open-German Tennis Championship, and the ATP Claro Open Colombia are from July 15-21. The ATP Credit Agricole Suisse Open Gstaad, the Vegeta Croatia Open, the BB&T Atlanta Open , the Farmers Classic is from July 22-28. The Bet-At-Home Cup Kitzbuhel is from July 28-Aug 3, and the ATP Citi Open is from July 29-Aug 4.

Women’s Tennis: Wimbledon is from June 24 to July 7. The WTA Budapset Grand Prix is from July 8-14. The WTA Sony Swedish Open and the WTA NURNBERGER Gastein Ladies are from July 15-21. The WTA Tour Bank of the West Classic and the WTA Baku Cup are from July 22-28. The WTA Citi Open is from July 28to Aug 3. The WTA Mercury Insurance Open is from July 28 to Aug 4.

The Belmont

The Belmont was on June 9 at 3 PM EST. Palace Malice won the Belmont by beating Oxbow and Orb who finished in second and third. The horse is three years old he was trained by Todd Pletcher and his jockey is Hall of Famer Mike Smith. Congrats to Palace Malice and his whole team. Also congrats to Orb, Oxbow, and Palace Malice on winning the three triple crown races.

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.

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