Sunday, May 18, 2008

Sunday Sports Wrap - May 18, 2008

Another Sunday is upon us and with that some more to show that there is sports life without NFL games on this day. Of course, you can always watch the NFL Network for your fix. It is starting to get a bit more interesting since training camps have started. The lineup today also has replays of games from last year like the Philadelphia Eagles vs. Washington Redskins, Dallas Cowboys vs. New York Giants, and Indianapolis Colts vs. San Diego Chargers. The replay shows are only 90 minutes and they cut out unnecessary pieces and add in parts of the press conference in another screen.

In the NBA, the Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics face off in game 7 of the series. The home team has won most of the games in the playoffs so far, although Detroit and Los Angeles have been able to go against the grain. Can Cleveland do the same?

The Los Angeles Galaxy travel to face FC Dallas today in Major League Soccer. Both clubs go into the match at 7-2 for the season, although Dallas has a better record in the division.

An interesting tidbit of news was on the Yahoo! homepage this morning. A mother didn’t show up for her shift at the concessions stand for her son’s little league game. The league suspended her son for two games. She’s obviously upset but I’m sure the parents that spend the time to volunteer for the league aren’t feeling bad for her. Sure, the child shouldn’t be punished for a parent’s actions but they should also have a solid example of responsibility. I’m sure the child will recall in the future that when he doesn’t live up to his commitments he is not the only one that suffers.

Today in Sports History

1929 – In the first game of a double-header, the Dodgers beat the Phillies 20-16. They lost the second 8-6 for a total of 50 runs for the day.

1942 – New York City stops night baseball for the remainder of WWII.

1971 – Montreal Canadiens capture Lord Stanley’s Cup by defeating the Chicago Blackhawks 4 games over three.

1977 – Juventus wins 6th UEFA Cup in Bilbao, Spain. They had been unsuccessful on two previous attempts.


Lindsay said...

Ha, that's funny about the little league. I remember when my brother was in little league, my parents did concessions an awful lot because some parents just wouldn't do it. Guess who was stuck helping them?

Apryl DeLancey said...

Ha, I know how that is!