Good morning all! Weather is a little crappy here in Beantown today, few showers. But a lot happened yesterday and early this morning in sports. For those of you that don't know I am an Australian (from Brisbane) that is now living in Boston therefore I follow all the Boston sports as well as the Australian teams with a bias towards the Queensland teams. Here are my sources for sports news if you want to check other teams:
Baseball : mlb.com
Rugby League : nrl.com
PGA golf : http://www.pgatour.com/
The Red Sox continue their winning ways and the bad start to the season seems a long way away. Yesterday they pounded the Blue Jays 16-4 for their 8th straight win. Everybody in the starting lineup got a hit except Jed Lowrie (who officially had an RBI after he got hit with the bases loaded). Ortiz (16HR for the year) and Varitek had home runs, all the starters had an RBI including league leading RBI man Adrian Gonzalez (58 for the year). In games in the AL East, Yankees win over the Indians and the Rays win over the Orioles. Therefore the Red Sox maintain their 2 game lead in the division.
For a full wrap of the Red Sox game:
Boston - Toronto game report
(I get all my MLB news at mlb.com, check it every day!)
In Australian rugby league played today (early this morning US EST) and the Brisbane Broncos won by a point over the Canberrra Raiders thanks to a field goal by Peter Wallace in extra time. Broncos were without a lot of their star players who were kept out of the game as they will be playing in the State of Origin game on Wednesday night. I still think this is unfair and I would prefer if they would just give every team a bye during those weeks. They only play 3 games a year. So the Broncos sent out a team with young up and coming players who performed admirably against a Canberra team that is struggling at the bottom of the table. Broncos are firmly entrenched in the top 8 and will have their full complement of players next week.
For other rugby league scores and news go to nrl.com.
The leaderboard at the PGA event the Fedex st Jude Classic is dominated by Swedes with the leader Robert Karlsson and fellow countrymen Frederick Jacobsen and Karl Petersson also in contention. With one round to play I consider in contention to be within 6 shots as this is the largest deficit that has been overcome before in PGA history. Karlsson has a one shot lead over Harrison Frazer (USA) and a 3 shot lead over John Merrick (USA). There are 11 players within 6 shots of the lead. Unfortunately no Aussies in this groups but Greg Chalmers had a great round yesterday to put him at 3 under.
For other scores and news including shot tracker which I use to follow scores go to http://www.pgatour.com/)
Later on today the Mavericks look to close out the NBA finals v the Heat down in Miami. The Heat of home court for the finals 2 games just like the Lakers last year who managed to close it out. Can the Heat hold on or will the Mavs win their first title?