The Top 5 Sports Stories From Last Week
Hopefully everyone had a fun 4th of July weekend! Let’s start off the week right by recapping the top 5 stories in sports from last week.
1. Murray wins Wimbledon: Finally, the British claim a Wimbledon title. Murray defeated Novak Djokovic in straight sets to the delight of the home crowd. Marion Bartoli won on the women’s side.
2. NBA Free Agency: Or in the words of ESPN, “Where in the world is Dwight Howard?” Well, it’s official. Howard is going to Houston to play for the Rockets. Meanwhile Andre Iguodala signed with the Golden State Warriors and Manu Ginobili is staying with the Spurs. More decisions expected to be made this week with signings becoming official on Wednesday.
3. NHL Free Agency: NHL free agency is underway, but this year’s big stories were the trades. The Bruins traded Tyler Seguin, Rich Peverley, and a prospect to Dallas for Loui Eriksson and three prospects. Meanwhile, the Senators acquired Bobby Ryan from Anaheim. The big free agent signings were Nathan Horton to Columbus, Jarome Iginla to Boston, and Daniel Alfredsson to Detroit.
4. Joey Chestnut’s record: 69 hot dogs in ten minutes! Joey “Jaws” Chestnut remains the eating champion of the world as he broke his own record at the Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog eating contest.
5. MLB All-Star game selections: Here’s the list! It’s fun to argue who was snubbed (Stephen Strasburg) and who maybe shouldn’t have made it (Clay Bucholz, injured since June 8th).