6.8.15: Twenty

Good Morning! Start your morning off with a highlight of  the amazing Serena Williams and her French Open victory…her 20th Grand Slam. Can you say impressive? Because we can.

QUIPS FOR THIS WEEK

NBA

Last night, as we watched the second game of the NBA Finals head into overtime (just like the first!), the Cleveland Cavaliers battled their way to a final score of 95-93 against the Golden State Warriors. Although the Cavs played yesterday without Kyrie Irving, LeBron James scored a triple-double and a total of 39 points to carry the team to their win. Kyrie Irving, who sustained a broken kneecap during his team’s eventual 100-108 loss to the Warriors in Thursday’s Game 1, is expected to be out for at least 3-4 months. After this exciting Game 2, the series is tied 1-1. Make sure to catch Game 3, which will be Tuesday night at 9pm EST.

NHL

Stanley Cup hockey continued as well this weekend! The final series between the Chicago Blackhawks and Tampa Bay Lightning is now tied 1-1, after the Lightning’s 4-3 win on Saturday. Make sure to check out Game 3 tonight at 8pm EST.

Tennis

As we mentioned earlier, Serena Williams won her 20th Grand Slam at the French Open this weekend. This win against Lucie Safarova marks her third French Open win, as well. On the men’s side, Stan Wawrinka upset Novak Djokavic for his first French Open title.

Other

The wait is over — we have a Triple Crown victor for the first time since 1978. Congratulations to American Pharoah and jockey Victor Espinoza for a phenomenal run!

On Saturday in Berlin, Barcelona took home the glory of a Champions League win. Their 3-1 victory over the Italian team Juventus (alongside their Spanish title and Copa Del Rey win) made them the first team to complete a Treble twice in six years.

Team USA kicks off their first game of the women’s World Cup tonight against Australia.

JUST FOR FUN

In the play pen
The furry — or not so furry — pals that keep race horses company while they’re on the road

 

STORIES FOR INSIGHTS, COOL FACTOR + DEBATE

Video killed the radio star
A new era
Yahoo has won the rights to live-stream an NFL game (for free!) to internet-users across the world

Champions League Final
Barcelona v. Juventus – a welcome reprieve from the controversy
Not only was the game thrilling to watch, but it reminded us that what’s most important about soccer is what’s being played on the field

Stayin’ Alive
Is the idea of a Stanley Cup miracle team just a myth?
The Lightning may have talent, but does that top the Blackhawks’ history of experience at the finals?

Hot Hot Hot
Hitting the ball out of the park
The Washington Nationals’ star player Bryce Harper is having a breakout season

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