The New York Yankees and Texas Rangers are the best teams in the American League thus far, while the Los Angeles Dodgers and Washington Nationals lead the National League. Here’s what’s happening in Major League Baseball this week:
Jeff Carter and Trevor Lewis scored two goals apiece to lead the Los Angeles Kings over the New Jersey Devils 6-1 on Monday night, giving the West Coast franchise its first ever Stanley Cup by winning the best-of-seven series four games to two.
The Miami Heat advanced to the NBA Finals for the second consecutive year by eliminating the Boston Celtics, 101-88, in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Saturday. The Heat will play the Oklahoma City Thunder, the NBA’s Western Conference champions, in the 2012 NBA Finals, starting Tuesday night in Oklahoma City.
I’ll Have Another will not run at the 144th Belmont Stakes on Saturday. The horse, who was vying to become the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978, was ruled out by his trainer Doug O’Neill, who spoke about the matter on ‘The Dan Patrick Show’ on radio Friday morning.
With a win at Belmont Park on Saturday, I’ll Have Another would have become the 12th horse to capture horse racing’s Triple Crown by virtue of consecutive victories in the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes. Unfortunately, the horse has been scratched with a leg injury.
So, besides famously becoming the first horse since Affirmed in 1978 to win all three races, what would’ve I’ll Have Another gotten for winning the Triple Crown?
The 2012 Major League Baseball season is now a third of the way complete. Pennant races are starting to take shape in all six divisions, while some teams are scrambling to address key injuries. Here’s what’s going on this week in Major League Baseball:
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