Saturday, June 11, 2011

Saturday morning recap - Bruins, Red Sox, rugby league and more

What a crushing loss for the Bruins last v the Canucks in Stanley Cup game 5.  Yet another close loss in Vancouver and the goal was scored in the 3rd period by the annoying (if you are a Bruins fan) Lapierre who has been an agitator all series (only his 2nd goal of the playoffs).  Tim Thomas played great in goal but so did the Canucks' goalie Luongo after a couple of embarassing losses in Boston.  Now the Bruins must win back in Boston to save the series on Monday night and go back to Vancouver on Wednesday and win there which they have not done yet. (I get all the NHL news at

The Red Sox are on a roll lately and racked up their 7th straight win against the Blue Jays last night.  Gutsy effort by Bucholtz sealed the win and another 2 RBIs by Adrain Gonzalez sealed the 5-1 win.  Pedroia and Ellsbury also chipped in with 3 hits.  Yankkes also win so they are still 2 games behind in the AL East while the Rays loss causes them to slip 4 games behind the Red Sox.
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Early this morning US EST the North Queensland Cowboys were beat by the Manly Sea Eagles in Australian rugby league action.  Disappointed that the Queensland team lost but it is a tough week for teams with State of Origin players (which is on Wednesday) particularly NQ who has 2 key players, Jonathan Thurston and Matt Scott that did not play.  I really can't understand why the NRL teams play during these State of Origin weeks, not really fair for those teams that have a lot of players such as the Broncos and sSt George.  But the NRL wants the money from those games I guess. The Brisbane Broncos play the Canberra Raiders tomorrow without a host of players including Lockyer, Thaiday, Hannant, Parker, Yow Yeh.  Anyway both the Broncos and Cowboys have had decent seasons to date and look to be in good position at this stage to make the final 8.
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Currently watching the Reds game against the Force and the 2nd half has just started.  Reds are behind by 2 pts and I have to say they are lucky it is that close.  With the Super rugby finals only a couple of weeks away the Reds had better sharpen up if they have any thoughts of taking the title this year.
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The Fedex St Jude Classic at TPC Southwind in Memphis heads into the weekend and the final 2 rounds.  A bunch of Aussies have made the cut but only Nick O'Hern is in touch with the leader Robert Karlson at this stage (6 shots behind).  But today will be an important day to sort out who can get into contention.
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