Lakers split in Minnesota
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[MAY 24, 2004]
Brian Cook probably saw more action Sunday than he would have
ordinarily, when his Los Angeles Lakers appeared to snooze through
Game 2 of their Western Conference championship series. Cook got to
play almost 10 minutes and had scored two points to try to help his
mates grab a 2-0 lead, but that was not in the cards.
Cook and the Lakers will be back in
action Tuesday and Thursday as the series resumes in LA. The Laker
loss ensured that a Game 5 will return to the Target Center in the
The Cubs took the three-game series
with the Cards following Sunday's 4-3 victory behind Matt Clement.
Once again the Cardinals were not able to overcome an opponent
From my view in the cheap seats, more
Cardinal everyday players are going to have to start stepping up
besides Scott Rolen. I would hate to think of where the Redbirds
might be right now had it not been for his torrid start! Woody
Williams is beginning to worry me as well.
Cub fans can relax. Panic was really
setting in after Friday's bad loss, but they have held their own
through injuries, and with the soon return of Prior and Wood, the
Cubbie machine should be in fine order.
Lighting and other funky weather
apparently canceled festivities at Lincoln Speedway on Sunday night.
No other information was available at post time.
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I don't know how many of you are
willing to watch playoff hockey, but it is as good as sports can
get. Consider Game 6 and Game 7 played between the Tampa Bay
Lightning and the Philadelphia Flyers. Game 6 was played in Philly,
with the Flyers one step away from elimination. They scored a late
goal with less than two minutes to play in the third period and won
the crazy thing in overtime… Sheer drama!
Then it was back to the Gold Coast for
Game 7, with the younger, upstart Lightning hanging on for dear
life. They somehow played most, if not all, of the third period like
a 20-minute penalty killing to win their first conference finals
ever! They are making their first-ever trip to the Stanley Cup
finals. Maybe Stanley will get a tan!
Local favorite D.A. Weibring won the
Allianz with a wire-to-wire finish. Scott Flesch won for the second
time on the PGA Tour by winning the Colonial.
And this in from the French Open… Andre
Agassi has been upset by the No. 271 player in the world… Ouch!
enough news for now. Maybe the good weather will foster an
outstanding sports week. Have a great week, everybody!