Sunday, June 22, 2008

Sunday Sports Wrap - June 22, 2008

Baseball, baseball, baseball! With the NBA Finals over we can turn our attention back to the MLB. The Tampa Bay Devil Rays are still in contention at only 0.5 back of the Red Sox. Remarkable. The Yankees, on the other hand, are 5 games back from the Red Sox. You can’t really say it was Joe Torre that made the difference for the Yankees. Why? Well, he sure isn’t steering the Dodgers into the fast lane. Sure, they’re in 2nd place in the division at 4.5 games behind Arizona. The only reason they are doing that well is because the rest of the division stinks so badly. Today the Astros visit the Rays and the Indians visit the Dodgers.

The ASP World Tour is still in South Africa for the Billabong Pro Jeffreys Bay. Taj Burrow is the defending champ and once thought he saw a shark at this event. Back in 2003, what he thought was a large dorsal fin turned out to be a whale according to judges. He was never able to get his groove back to get back in contention for that year. Mick Fanning and Kelly Slater have taken this event in the past, as has Andy Irons. Oh yeah, and Slater is the current world number one and totally on fire lately.

There are four WNBA games today. Indiana will come to Los Angeles for the night game. The Sparks are currently number one in the West with an 8-3 record. Indiana is 6-5.

Only one MLS game is on today, with San Jose visiting DC United. Each team is at or near the bottom in the standings. The Los Angeles Galaxy remain number one in the West. Woo Hoo!

Today in Sports History

1994 – The United States beats Colombia 2-1 in the 1994 World Cup (soccer). This is the team’s 1st win since 1950. Brazil went on to take all the marbles.


Lindsay said...

Yikes, I'd be scared if I saw a whale fin too. I can't blame Burrow. I would probably also think it was a shark.

Apryl DeLancey said...

It is very scary, I've seen sharks when I've been in the water both surfing and scuba diving.

Monica 08 said...

So glad to see another female sports fan! I'm really into just soccer and tennis. About the 'today in history' I went to see that US-Colombia game at the Rose Bowl back in 1994!

Who do you think will win the Euro 2008? My favorite team's eliminated.

Apryl DeLancey said...

Hey Monica - welcome! Yeah, I can't believe Portugal is out! Turkey has had a lot of injuries but they seem very determined! It will be exciting regardless!