Sunday, May 20, 2018

NBA Playoffs: Warriors Ambush Rockets, Take 2-1 West Finals Series Lead

At Oakland, California:

Stephen Curry scored 35 points on Sunday as the Golden State Warriors posted their most lopsided NBA Playoff victory ever by brass-knuckling the visiting Houston Rockets 126-85 in game three of the Western Conference Finals.

James Harden scored 20 points for the Rockets, who suffered their most-ever lopsided playoff defeat.

The Warriors lead the series two games to one.


Stanley Cup Playoffs: Golden Knights Finish Off Jets In Winnipeg, Advance To Final

At Winnipeg, Manitoba:

Ryan Reeves scored the game-and-series-winning goal in the second period, while Marc Andre Fleury saved 31 of 32 shots on Sunday as the Vegas Golden Knights defeated the Winnipeg Jets 2-1 on the road in game five of the Western Conference Final, which the Golden Knights won four games to one, to become the first pure expansion club to reach the Stanley Cup Final since the 1968 St. Louis Blues.

Vegas will take on the winner of the Eastern Conference Final between Tampa Bay and Washington (which the Lightning lead three games to two) in the this year's Stanley Cup Final.

Timbers Make It Five Wins In A Row

At Portland, Oregon:

Cristhian Paredes (52') and Samuel Armenteros (81') each scored once on Saturday as the Portland Timbers picked up a club-record (Major League Soccer era) fifth consecutive victory, 2-1 over the visiting Los Angeles Football Club.

Carlos Vela scored for the guests in the 74th minute.

The Timbers' next match is this coming Saturday on the road against the Colorado Rapids (6:00 PM Pacific Time, telecast over the Timbers' broadcast TV network via KPDX-TV, Portland-Vancouver).

143rd Preakness Stakes: Justify Survives Duel With Good Magic And Late Comeback From Other Horses To Keep Triple Crown Hopes Alive

At Baltimore:

On a muddy track and foggy conditions at Pimlico Race Course, Kentucky Derby winner Justify, with jockey Mike Smith aboard, battled tooth and nail with Good Magic (who ultimately finished fourth) for much of the race until the home stretch, then held off hard-charging Bravazo by a half-length to win Saturday's 143rd running of the Preakness Stakes.

Tenfold finished third.

It was a record-tying Preakness victory for Justify's trainer Bob Baffert.

Justify will try on June 9 to become the 13th horse to win the Triple Crown (the first since American Pharoah in 2015) by winning the Belmont States at Elmont, New York.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Johnny Football?

Might as well call him Johnny Canadian Football, eh?

Stanley Cup Playoffs: Lightning One Win Away From Final

At Tampa, Florida:

Cedric Paquette, Ondrej Palat, and Ryan Callahan each scored a goal on Saturday as the Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the visiting Washington Capitals 3-2 in game five of the Eastern Conference Final, as the Stanley Cup Playoffs continued.

The Lightning can lock up a berth in the Stanley Cup Final with a game-six victory on Monday night in Washington (5:00 PM Pacific Time, NBCSN).

NBA Playoffs: Cavs Run Roughshod Over Celtics, Clip Boston's East Finals Series Lead To 2-1

At Cleveland:

In Saturday's third game of the NBA's Eastern Conference Finals, LeBron James scored 27 points as the Cleveland Cavaliers cut the Boston Celtics' series advantage to two games to one following their game-three 116-86 home demolition.

T2 Overpower Galaxy II

At Portland, Oregon:

In Friday United Soccer League play, Foster Langsdorf produced a hat trick (25', 43', PK-57') as Portland Timbers 2 defeated visiting Los Angeles Galaxy II 7-3.

Next up for T2, an exhibition match this coming Tuesday at home against FC St. Pauli from the German second division, starting at 7:30 PM Pacific Time.

The next USL match will be at home next Saturday against Real Monarchs SLC at 2:00 PM Pacific Time (streamed live on ESPN+).

Friday, May 18, 2018

Stanley Cup Playoffs: Knights Top Jets; Vegas One Win Away From Final

At Las Vegas, Nevada:

As the Stanley Cup Playoffs continued on Friday, William Karlsson (power play), Tomas Nosek, and Reilly Smith each scored a goal while Marc Andre-Fleury saved 36 of 38 shots as the Vegas Golden Knights defeated the visiting Winnipeg Jets 3-2 in game four of the Western Conference Final.

The Golden Knights, who lead the series three games to one, can become the first pure first-year expansion club to reach the Stanley Cup Final since 1968 (St. Louis Blues) by beating the Jets this coming Sunday in Winnipeg (12:00 Noon Pacific Time, NBC).

Thursday, May 17, 2018

'47 Studebaker

Here's a 1947 Studebaker Champion four-door sedan---with suicide doors in the back!


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Glenda!

Here's another glamour photo of 1930s-1960s screen actress Glenda Farrell.


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Stanley Cup Playoffs: Lightning Top Caps In DC Again, Square East Final At 2-2

At Washington:

Brayden Point, Steven Stamkos (power play), Alex Killorn, and Anthony Cirelli (empty netter) each scored once while Andrei Vasilevskiy saved 36 of 38 shots as the Tampa Bay Lightning leveled the Eastern Conference Final at two games apiece on Thursday as the Stanley Cup Playoffs continue following their 4-2 road doubling of the Washington Capitals.

The road team has won each game in the series thus far.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Stanley Cup Playoffs: Knights Double Up Jets, Take 2-1 West Final Series Lead

At Las Vegas, Nevada:

As the Stanley Cup Playoffs continued on Wednesday, Jonathan Marchessault scored twice (once on an empty netter) as the Vegas Golden Knights doubled up the visiting Winnipeg Jets 4-2 in game three of the Western Conference Final, which the Knights now lead two games to one.

2018 NBA Playoffs: Rockets Level West Finals With Warriors At One Game Apiece

At Houston:

In Wednesday's second game of the NBA's Western Conference Finals, Eric Gordon and James Harden (who grabbed ten rebounds) each scored 27 points while P.J. Tucker added 22 as the Houston Rockets leveled the series at one game apiece following their 127-105 game-two beat-down of the visiting Golden State Warriors.

Kevin Durant topped the Warriors with 38 points.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Madeleine---With A Hat!!!

Here's a glamour photo of English-born (and hat bearing) 1930s and 1940s screen actress Madeleine Carroll.


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NBA Playoffs: Celtics Overcome LeBron's Triple Double, Cavs; Stretch East Final Series Advantage To 2-0

At Boston:

In Tuesday's second game of the NBA's Eastern Conference Finals, Jaylen Brown scored 23 points as the Boston Celtics, with six players, including all five starters, scoring in double figures, came from behind to overpower the visiting Cleveland Cavaliers 107-94 to stretch their series lead to two games to none.

The Celtics outscored the guests 59-39 in the second half after trailing by seven points as the intermission.

LeBron James led the Cavaliers with 42 points while grabbing 10 rebounds and dishing out 12 assists for a triple double.

Kevin Love added 22 points and 15 rebounds to the Cleveland coffers.

Stanley Cup Playoffs: Lightning Knock Off Caps In DC To Cut Washington East Final Series Advantage To 2-1

At Washington:

As the Stanley Cup Playoffs continued on Tuesday, Steven Stamkos (power play), Nikita Kucherov (PP), Victor Hedman, and Brayden Point each scored once while Andrei Vasilevskiy saved 36 of 38 shots as the Tampa Bay Lightning doubled up the Washington Capitals 4-2 on the road in game three of the Eastern Conference Final, which the Caps still lead two games to one.

Monday, May 14, 2018

NBA Playoffs: Warriors Best Rockets In West Final Opener

At Houston:

In Monday's opening game of the NBA's Western Conference Final, Kevin Durant scored 37 points while Klay Thompson added 28 as the Golden State Warriors downed the Houston Rockets 119-106 on the road.

James Harden topped the Rockets with 41 points while Chris Paul added 23 to go with his 11 rebounds.

Stanley Cup Playoffs: Golden Knights Square West Final With Jets At 1-1 After Road Win In Game Two

At Winnipeg, Manitoba:

As the Stanley Cup Playoffs continued on Monday, Jonathan Marchessault scored twice while Marc-Andre Fleury saved 30 of 31 shots as the Vegas Golden Knights leveled the Western Conference Final at one game apiece following their 3-1 game-two road win over the Winnipeg Jets.

Timbers Take Out Sounders In 100th Meeting (As Well As Cascadia Cup Clash); Fourth Straight Win For Portland

At Portland, Oregon:

In the 100th all-time meeting (dating back to 1975), as well as a Cascadia Cup clash, Sebastian Blanco scored the game's lone goal in the 86th minute as the Portland Timbers racked up their fourth straight Major League Soccer victory on Sunday 1-0 over the visiting Seattle Sounders.

Jeff Attinella registered his third consecutive shutout victory.

The Timbers' next match will their first-ever meeting against the expansion Los Angeles Football Club this coming Saturday at home, set to kick off at 12:00 Noon Pacific Time (nationally telecast on the FOX Network, with coverage set to start at 11:30 AM).

Stanley Cup Playoffs: Lightning In Big Trouble After Losing To Caps Again At Home; Washington Two Games Away From First Appearance In Final Since '98

At Tampa, Florida:

Tom Wilson, Devante Smith-Pelly, Lars Eller, Evgeny Kuznetsov (power play), Alex Ovechkin, and Brett Connolly each scored once while Braden Holtby saved 33 of 35 shots as the Washington Capitals extended their Eastern Conference Final series advantage to two games to none on Sunday with their 6-2 game-two road victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning as the Stanley Cup Playoffs continued.


NBA Playoffs: Celtics Smother LeBron, Bury Cavs In East Final Opener

At Boston:

In Sunday's opening contest of the NBA's Eastern Conference Final, Jaylen Brown scored 23 points (while grabbing eight rebounds) while Marcus Morris added 21 (to go with his 10 rebounds) and Al Horford 20 as the Boston Celtics belted the visiting Cleveland Cavaliers 108-83.

Kevin Love paced the Cavs with 17 points while LeBron James was held to 15 (to go with his nine assists and seven rebounds).