Posted on: July 6, 2009 11:54 am

All-Star snubs and Federer claims 15th Slam

Start them up

Some deserving All-Star starters are snubbed by the fans. Blame the East Coast, Scott Miller says in Weekend Buzz. In Look Ahead, Danny Knobler wonders if Roy Halladay will soon be on the trading block.

ASG: Pujols top vote getter | Rosters | History | Moments | Sound off!

History major

Roger Federer survives Andy Roddick's best to claim a sixth Wimbledon title, a 5-7, 7-6 (6), 7-6 (5), 3-6, 16-14 classic, and a record-setting 15th Slam. Roddick forces Federer to the limit and beyond, Art Spander says.

Serena wins women's title | Wimbledon history | Slams | Photos | Speak!

Added 'tude

The Celtics' chances next season might be improved. Loaded with talent and a returning K.G., Boston reaches a deal with free-agent forward Rasheed Wallace, according to multiple reports. Full story | Berger

Wallace profile | Free agents: East | West | BergerSphere | Talk 'Sheed!

Posted on: May 18, 2009 11:18 am
Edited on: May 18, 2009 11:20 am

Magic advance to East finals and Fantasy tidbits

Trick and treat

It's never easy to oust a champ, but the Magic make Boston disappear with a 101-82 win in Game 7. Orlando's reward: the Cavs in the East finals, which the Magic are better prepared for now, Ken Berger says.

Series: Magic 4, Celtics 3 | Playoff bracket | Experts | Yo!

Fantasy: Ah, Choo!

Why are Fantasy owners sitting Cleveland's Shin-Soo Choo? He's been heating up in the cleanup spot and is a must-start. Do not fear playing L.A.'s Randy Wolf this week, either. Planners: Hitting | Pitching

Mack: Strasburg | By the Numbers | Dear Mr. Fantasy | Waiver Wire

Mighty morphing Rangers

When it comes to Rangers rotation woes, it is a tradition. Not this season, Scott Miller says in Weekend Buzz. The Twins' home-field advantage is in jeopardy minus the Metrodome, Danny Knobler says in Look Ahead.

Rangers win seventh straight | Talk! | Twins fall to Yankees in 10th | Talk!

Posted on: May 15, 2009 11:58 am

Magic, Rockets force a Game 7

Reappearing act

Dwight Howard gets his shots, and Orlando will get a Game 7. Howard goes for 23 points and 22 boards to lead the Magic past the C's 83-75. Orlando gets what it needs -- Howard to dominate, Ken Berger says.

Series: Celtics 3, Magic 3 | Postseason bracket | Speak!

Motor still running

The defending champion Red Wings use the home-ice edge in Game 7 for a nail-biting 4-3 win over the Ducks to reach the Western finals against Chicago. Wes Goldstein says Detroit advances because it has depth.

Series: DET 4, ANA 3 | Picks | B/R | Talk! Last time!

Push it to the limit

Looking for heart and desire? The Rockets have all you need. Luis Scola steps up with 24 points and 12 rebounds to help Houston continue to defy the odds and hold off the Lakers 95-80 to force a Game 7. Full story

Series: Lakers 3, Rockets 3 | Picks | B/R: Retire, Phil | Hey!

Posted on: May 13, 2009 10:33 am

Marbury lifts Celtics and the B's and Ducks win

Grand theft

Never count the Celtics out. Trailing most of the game, Boston stages a furious rally in the fourth after trailing by 14 and stuns Orlando 92-88. Stephon Marbury supplies a much-needed spark, Marc J. Spears says.

Related Links: Berger: Magic stinker | BOS 3, ORL 2

Seventh heavens

Hockey fans are loving this. Two more Game 7s are set when top seed Boston prevails at Carolina 4-2 and Anaheim defeats visiting Detroit 2-1. They'll all go at it again Thursday, one night after the Caps-Pens finale.

Related Links: Goldstein: B's | Ducks | BOS-CAR | DET-ANA | WAS-PIT

Best, then the rest

The Jays, Red Sox and Cards remain the cream of the crop. The rest of the league, meanwhile, can take solace knowing they're not Padre-bad. Well, except for the Padres, Larry Dobrow says. Power Rankings

Related Links: Scoreboard | Fantasy | B/R: Swings | Hey! More rankings

Posted on: May 11, 2009 10:55 am

Big Baby beats the buzzer and the Bruins win

Oh, Baby!

There's no crying in basketball. Glen Davis certainly doesn't after hitting a buzzer beater to give the Celtics a 95-94 series-tying victory in Game 4. Big Baby can play, and lets Magic fans know it, Marc J. Spears says.

Related Links: Series tied 2-2 | Wow!

Back to basics

The Bruins finally stop the bleeding. After dropping three straight to the 'Canes, Boston bounces back in Game 5 and wins 4-0 to stay alive in the series. The Bruins return to form, and just in time, Wes Goldstein says.

Related Links: Series | Bruins D Ward leaves hurt | Bracket | Speak up!

Playing to win

Remember Henrik Stenson's disrobing stunt at Doral? Now remember him for his scorching four-shot win at TPC. He buries Tiger Woods and sets the stage for a possible victory at an upcoming major, Steve Elling says.

Related Links: TPC: Leaderboard | Scorecards: Stenson | Tiger | Yo!

Posted on: May 5, 2009 10:23 am

Lakers drop Game 1 and Ovechkin lifts Capitals

The rust of the story

Remain calm. All is well. The Lakers sleepwalk through Game 1 and lose to the Rockets 100-92, but they're not fretting. In fact, they seem to relish this challenge after coasting for six months, Ramona Shelburne says.

Related Links: Series: Houston 1, Los Angeles 0 | Hey!

Cap trick

The Alexander Ovechkin-Sidney Crosby duel is not disappointing. Both stars tally hat tricks in Game 2, but it is Ovechkin's Capitals who prevail 4-3. Crosby does his part, but he needs help, Wes Goldstein says.

Related Links: Series: Capitals 2, Penguins 0 | Expert Picks | Speak!

On point

Orlando nearly blows a 28-point lead to Boston but the Magic hold off the Celtics 95-90 in Game 1 of their series. The key to advancing rests on the decision making of Rafer Alston and Rajon Rondo, Ken Berger says.

Related Links: Series: Orlando 1, Boston 0 | Lee | Hey!

Posted on: May 1, 2009 10:50 am

Bulls win in 3 OTs and the Magic, Rockets move on

Coming up Roses

Real surprise: Celtics-Bulls go OT. But three? Derrick Rose's block of the potential winner helps Chicago survive Ray Allen's 51 and beat Boston 128-127 to force Game 7 -- in the best series ever, Ken Berger says.

Related Links: Series | Berger: Suspensions? | Rose | Yo!

Bring it on

Not every series is a Boston-Chicago type thriller. The Magic head to the 2nd round after dispatching the 76ers 114-89, and later, Houston has no trouble eliminating Portland 92-76. | Freeman: Smarten up, Orlando

Related Links: Series: ORL | Yo! | HOU | Yo! | Bracket

Keep it rolling

Round 2 is under way. Vancouver picks up where it left off and defeats Chicago 5-3. Wes Goldstein says the Blackhawks' explosive offense erases a late 3-0 deficit, but their aggressiveness costs them in the end.

Related Links: Series: Canucks 1, Blackhawks 0 | Picks | B/R | Talk!

Category: NBA
Posted on: April 29, 2009 10:46 am

Carolina advances and the Celtics win in OT

Thrillers on ice

There's nothing like Game 7. Carolina rallies with two goals in the final 80 seconds to win 4-3 at New Jersey. In D.C., the Caps' Sergei Fedorov knocks in the go-ahead goal with 4:59 left to eliminate the Rangers 2-1.

Related Links: Goldstein: Playoff payoff | WAS 4, NYR 3 | CAR 4, NJ 3

No. 5 alive

The Boston-Chicago series has it all: big shots, overtimes, cries of dirty play, Ken Berger says. The Bulls blow a golden opportunity in Game 5, losing to Paul Pierce's Celtics 106-104 in OT to trail 3-2. | Postgame

Related Links: Series: Celtics 3, Bulls 2 | B/R: Brad is bad | Speak up!

Flying colors

Raiders ... Stafford ... grades ... uh, wait, baseball? Larry Dobrow, draft hangover subsiding, revels in the Royals' stunning start, studies St. Louis' success and boosts the BoSox to No. 1 in his newest Power Rankings.

Related Links: Cleveland snaps Boston's streak | B/R | Podcast

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