The 8 Most Important Sports Stories of Last Week
With so much happening in the world of sports, it’s nice to start each week by looking back at the previous week. If it looks like we may be leaning towards Boston and New York, it’s all in your head. Don’t worry Boston, we’ll ignore this small Stanley Cup related news story.
1. Aaron Hernandez arrested for murder:
Aaron Hernandez was arrested and charged with first degree murder in the death of Odin Lloyd. The Patriots immediately cut the pro-bowl caliber Tight End, and are now offering a free swap from the Pro-Shop to any fan who wants to trade in their Hernandez jersey.
2. Wimbledon Week 1:
It’s the year of the Upset at Wimbledon. Nadal got bounced in the first round, Federer in the second round, and now Serena Williams has just been upset in the fourth round. Will this finally be Andy Murray’s year to give the British a win?
3. Celtics SELL SELL SELL!!:
Doc Rivers decided to go to LA to coach the Clippers, netting the Celtics a 2015 first round pick. Then GM Danny Ainge traded Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, and Jason Terry to the Brooklyn Nets for what seems like half of their roster and three future first round picks. Celtics fans already want the team to #TankForWiggins.
4. NHL and NBA Drafts:
Anthony Bennett was the surprise 1st overall pick Thursday by the Cleveland Cavaliers in a draft that saw a lot of trades and surprising picks. Sunday’s NHL draft saw Nathan MacKinnon picked 1st overall by the Colorado Avalanche. Former Celtics player Popeye Jones’ son, Seth Jones, was drafted 4th overall.
5. Vancouver and New York Coaching Switcheroo:
Both the Canucks and Rangers have hired each other’s former coaches. Alain Vigneault will be the new coach of the New York Rangers and John Tororella will be the new coach of the Vancouver Canucks. Everyone involved is hoping that the change of scenery will be enough to get these coaching veterans winning in the playoffs again.
6. Where will Dwight Go?:
Sources say Chris Paul has agreed to a new 5 year $107 million dollar deal with the LA Clippers, so that leaves Dwight Howard as the big name as NBA free agency starts today. The Lakers are trying hard to keep him, but the two Texas teams, Dallas and Houston, are also rumored to be heavily in the running.
7. A-Rod Saga:
First A-rod tweets that he’s okay to play. Brian Cashman tells him to “shut the f$#! up”. A-Rod says that he’s upset with the Yankees not wanting him to play. Then he says he might not be able to play all season for health reasons. The Yankees are slipping too, and may find themselves with a rare lost season.
8. Bergeron’s toughness:
This has to be on this list. The Boston Bruins may have lost the Stanley Cup, but the legend of Patrice Bergeron shall live on. Bergeron played in the Stanley Cup Finals with broken ribs, torn cartilage, a separated shoulder, and a punctured lung. Hercules on skates.
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