The California franchise is based in an area that is not a traditional hockey hotbed. The Kings should certainly be happy to silence critics who believed the team could never succeed in such an environment.
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.
With Triple Crown contender I’ll Have Another scratched, 11 other horses will have an opportunity to win at the 144th Belmont Stakes on Saturday. The scratch cost I’ll Have Another his chance to become the first horse since Affirmed in 1978 to win the Triple Crown. The other horses will now race for their share of the $1 million purse.
Dario Franchitti won the 96th running of the Indy 500 on Sunday by holding off a charging Takuma Sato, who crashed on the last lap. It was the third Indy 500 win for Franchitti, making him one of 10 drivers to win the race three or more times. Piloting his red No. 50 Target-sponsored car, Franchitti won despite starting 16th.
The three-day Memorial Day weekend brings intense playoff matchups in the NBA and NHL, a heavyweight title fight in UFC and the return of ‘The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.’ Here’s what sporting events to watch this weekend:
The top two seeds in the West have both advanced to the Western Conference finals, with the winner of this series heading to the NBA Finals. Here’s a preview of the best-of-seven series between the San Antonio Spurs and the Oklahoma City Thunder:
While the NBA’s Eastern Conference semifinals got underway this weekend, the NBA’s Western Conference semifinals had to wait for two series to each get through a seventh game before the next round of the NBA playoffs were set. Here’s a preview of the Western Conference semifinals:
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