Heat/Spurs Game Five, Bruins in OT, Ovechkin wins third MVP, MLB News and Notes, Lefty leads at Merion, Nascar in Michigan, Evans wins split at UFC 161 + Saturday Recap: Sunday, June 16, 2013

Happy Father’s Day !!!

Heat/Spurs Game Five Preview

The Heat and Spurs go at it again tonight in Game V tonight at San Antonio with the Heat currently -1.5 point favorites. The total opened at 187 and has been bet up to 187 1/2. The Heat have alternated wins and losses over their last 19 games. A lot has been made about Miami’s 12-0 SU and ATS record following their L12 straight up losses. Not much has been made of the Heat’s 0-7 SU and ATS record after their last seven wins. In the end, it will probably come down to Tony Parker’s aching hamstring.

Bruins level series with OT win

The Boston Bruins gave one away in Game I of the Stanley Cup finals. They stole it back with a 2-1 overtime win in Game II. Daniel Paille got the winner at 13:48 of the first OT to send the series back to Boston tied 1-1. The Bruins were outshot 19-4 in the first period but survived that assault to win in money time.

Ovechkin wins Hart Trophy for the third time

Alex Ovechkin has been named the NHL MVP for the third time. Ovechkin scored 32 goals, 27 in the Caps final 32 games including 16 on the power play. Ovechkin beat Stanley Crosby in a tight vote, Crosby clearly hurt by missing a month with a broken jaw.

Lefty leads US Open after 54 holes

Is this the day that Phil Mickelson breaks through at the US Open ??? Lefty is the only golfer under par after 54 holes heading into Sunday’s final round. Mickelson leads Hunter Mahan, Charl Schwartzel and Steve Stricker by a shot. There are just 10 golfers within 5 shots of the lead including Luke Donald and Justin Rose. It could be a magical day for Lefty who has been the runner-up in this event a record five times. Mickelson could get off the schneid today with a win which would come on his 43rd birthday and Father’s Day.

Kahne favored at Michigan

Sprint Cup – Odds to Win the Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway (Odds courtesy of Bovada)

Drivers 50/1 or less

Kasey Kahne #5 9/2
Jimmie Johnson #48 19/4
Dale Earnhardt Jr. #88 13/2
Carl Edwards #99 15/2
Greg Biffle #16 9/1
Matt Kenseth #20 9/1
Kurt Busch #78 10/1
Kyle Busch #18 11/1
Denny Hamlin #11 14/1
Brad Keselowski #2 15/1
Joey Logano #22 15/1
Tony Stewart #14 15/1
Kevin Harvick #29 20/1
Jeff Gordon #24 25/1
Martin Truex Jr. #56 25/1
Clint Bowyer #15 28/1
Mark Martin #55 30/1
Paul Menard #27 30/1
Jamie McMurray #1 50/1
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. #17 50/1
Ryan Newman #39 50/1

Evans wins split decision in UFC 161 main event

Rashad Evans dominated the third round in his lightheavyweight fight with Dan Henderson to earn a split decision in the headliner of UFC 161 in Winnipeg. Evans was floored by a straight jab late in the first round but was able to grind his way back into the fight. In the co-feature, Stip Miocic won an easy unanimous decision over Roy Nelson in a battle of heavyweights.

UFC 161 Results

Light Heavyweight: Rashad Evans def. Dan Henderson Decision (split) (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Heavyweight: Stipe Miocic def. Roy Nelson Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Light Heavyweight: Ryan Jimmo def. Igor Pokrajac Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Women’s Bantamweight: Alexis Davis def. Rosi Sexton Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-27, 29-28)
Heavyweight: Shawn Jordan def. Pat Barry TKO (punches)
Welterweight: Jake Shields def. Tyron Woodley Decision (split) (27-30, 29-28, 29-28)
Lightweight: James Krause def. Sam Stout Submission (guillotine choke) 3 4:47
Welterweight: Sean Pierson def. Kenny Robertson Decision (majority) (29-28, 29-28, 28-28)
Bantamweight: Roland Delorme def. Edwin Figueroa Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Lightweight: Mitch Clarke def. John Maguire Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Bantamweight: Yves Jabouin def. Dustin Pague Decision (split) (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)

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