The Week That Was 6/5-6/11

Welcome to your weekly sports recap, The Week That Was, where we will do a quick recap on the stories, scores, and items from the world of sports that you might have missed. Check out the rest of MentalDimes.com for sport specific content on your favorite teams and do not forget to check out our podcast which is available on Spotify, Apple, and YouTube just search for Mental Dimes. 

The PGA  

Thursday June 9th the PGA suspended 17 PGA Tour players who are competing in the LIV Golf Invitational Series. The suspended players are ineligible from competing in PGA Tour events and the President’s Cup. Notable players included in the suspension are Phil Mickelson, Sergio Garcia, Dustin Johnson, and Ian Poulter.  

LIV Golf Invitational Series 

Wednesday June 8th Bryson DeChambeau and Patrick Reed announce their intentions to play in the LIV Golf Invitational Series. 

Friday June 10th the Saudi backed LIV Golf Invitational series kicked off its first event from The Centurion Club from London. The tournament has a singles and team component to it. 48 individual players competed for a total payout of $20 million where the winner received $4 million dollars and last place received $120K. The remaining $5 million is awarded to the top 3 teams.  

MLB: News 

Monday June 6th New York Mets infielder Eduardo Escobar became the first New York Met to hit for the cycle in 10 years.  

Tuesday June 7th Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander strikes out 12 and passes the great John Smoltz for 17th place on the all-time strikeout list. The 3,086 career strikeouts moves Verlander past Max Scherzer for the lead among active players.  

Tuesday June 7th The Los Angeles Angels fired manager Joe Madden. The team was on a 12-game losing streak when the firing was announced. The team named Phil Nevin as the interim manager for the remainder of the season.  

Thursday June 9th Chicago White Sox manager elects to intentionally walk Trea Turner with a 1-2 count and a runner on base trailing the Dodgers 7-5. The very next batter was Max Muncy who belted a three-run homer. The Sox would end up losing the game 11-9. 

NHL Playoffs 

Monday June 6th The Colorado Avalanche were down 3-1 in the 3rd period and came back to defeat the Edmonton Oilers 6-5 on an overtime goal by Artturi Lehkonen to complete a series sweep and advance to the NHL Stanley Cup Finals for the first time since 2001. 

Tuesday June 7th The Tampa Bay Lightning defeat the New York Rangers to tie the best of 7 series at 2-2.  

June 9th The Tampa Bay Lightning score twice in the final two minutes to steal game 5 and take a 3-2 series lead against the New York Rangers.  

Saturday June 11th The Tampa Bay Lightning defeat the New York Rangers 2-1 to win the series 4-2 and advance to the NHL Stanley Cup finals for the third consecutive year as they look to complete a three-peat.  

NBA Playoffs 

Sunday June 5th The Golden State Warriors blowout the Boston Celtics107-88 in game two of the NBA finals to tie the series at one game apiece. The Warriors outscored the Celtics 35-14 in the third quarter to take control of a game that was 50-52 in favor of Golden State at halftime.

Wednesday June 8th The Boston Celtics take a 2-1 series lead over the Golden State Warriors with a 116-110 victory in Boston.  

Friday June 10th The Golden State Warriors reclaim home court advantage and even the series 2-2 by defeating the Celtics on the road 107-97. Steph Curry dropped 43 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in the win.  

NFL News 

Monday June 6th The Los Angeles Rams make Aaron Donald the highest paid non quarterback by signing him to a 6-year $135 million dollar contract with a $40 million signing bonus and over $86 million of the contract guaranteed.  

Wednesday June 8th Just days after the Aaron Donald Contract the Los Angeles Rams gave the Super Bowl MVP a three-year contract extension worth $80 million dollars. Kupp will receive $110 million dollars over the next five years.  

NCAA College Baseball World Series 

Saturday June 11th The Texas A&M Aggies defeat the Louisville Cardinals 4-3 to complete the series sweep and clinch an appearance in the 2022 NCAA world series.  

NCAA Softball World Series 

Monday June 6th The University of Texas Women’s softball team becomes the first unseeded team to make the college world series defeating UCLA in the best-of-three series.  

Wednesday June 8th Oklahoma defeats Texas in game 1 of the college world series 16-1 

Thursday June 9th The Oklahoma Sooners claim the NCAA Softball title with a 10-5 victory over Texas and a 2-0 series win.  

Friday June 10th The Charlotte Hornets announced the hiring of Golden State Warriors assistant coach Kenny Atkinson to become the team’s next head coach.  

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