Bruins and Blackhawks strap it up for Game V
The Boston Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks meet tonight in the pivotal Game V of the Stanley Cup Finals. The series is tied at 2-2 with three of the four games being decided in overtime. The Blackhawks are -150 home ice favorites with the total 5-flat with the under tilted 45 cents. The key to the series is whether or not the Hawks can solve Bruin goalie Tuukka Rask. They scored just one goal in the two losses and Chicago is 5-0 in the playoffs when the final goes over the total. The Blackhawks snapped a 24 power play scoreless drought in Game IV.
Miami club picks up Heat’s $100,000 champagne bill
Story nightclub where Lebron and most of the Heat celebrated after winning NBA championship on Thursday, has picked up the $100,000 champagne bill. The players also celebrated at Story last year. The players reportedly ordered 100 bottles of Dom Perignon and three 3-liter bottles of champagne. The club sells the standard 750-milliliter bottles of Dom Perignon for $850 each and the club sells 3-liter bottles, called Jeroboams, for $5,000.
The Miami victory parade is scheduled at 11:00 AM on Monday under beefed up security. No backpacks will allowed along the parade route.
The latest Aaron Hernandez update
Boston area law enforcement is yet to serve Patriot TE Aaron Hernandez with an obstruction of justice warrant that has been widely reported by various sources over the last 24 hours. Hernandez is a “person of interest” in the homicide of a Hernandez associate who who was found shot in the back of the head execution style on Monday. Hernandez has been uncooperative with police and allegedly destroyed his cell phone, his home surveillance system and reportedly had a cleaning crew scrub the home on Monday. More on this story as it develops.
MLB News and Notes
Don’t look now but the Toronto Blue Jays have won nine straight. Rajai Davis sent the home faithful happy with a walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the ninth.
San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick threw out the first pitch at last night’s Giants game and hit 87 on the gun. Kaepernick was a California high school star in baseball routinely hit 90 mph. He was taken in the 43rd round of the 2009 MLB draft by the Chicago Cubs.
Veteran slugger Carlos Lee has announced his retirement. Lee calls it quits with career numbers of career numbers of .285/.339/.483 with 358 homers, 469 doubles and 2,273 hits. He played parts of 14 seasons with the White Sox, Brewers, Rangers, Astros and Marlins. Along the way, Lee made three All-Star teams and won a pair of Silver Slugger awards and made more than $130 million in salary during his playing career.
UCLA and Mississippi State play for College World Series title
Mississippi State and UCLA will meet Monday in the best-of-three title series at the College World Series. Both teams went 3-0 in their respective brackets. The Bulldogs punched their ticket with a 4-1 win over Oregon State. Hunter Renfroe delivered the goods with a three-run bomb. UCLA eliminated top-seeded North Carolina by an identical 4-1 score. Grant Wilson led the Bruins pitching six innings of four hit shutout ball.
Leffler death blamed on a mechanical problem
Last week we reported on the death of veteran Nascar series driver Jason Leffler. Yesterday, New Jersey authorites cited a mechanical failure was the cause of the crash that killed the 37-year-old. Leffler was killed from blunt force trauma to the neck after crashing into a concrete wall at Bridgeport Speedway in Logan Township, N.J. on June 12. Rad about the cited mechanical failure by clicking here.
(MLB) San Francisco (Zito) -150 over Miami (Turner) (Saturday, June 22, 4:05 PM EST)