June Sports ’14

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Stanley Cup Playoffs
NBA Playoffs
Major League Baseball
U.S. Open Championship
Belmont Stakes
24 Hours of Le Mans
College World Series
PGA Tour
Professional Tennis
2014 FIFA World Cup
National Donut Day


June is here, and this means summertime, vacations and backyard barbecues! School’s out and it’s time to get into the pool, and to hang outside and listen to a baseball game on the radio. In addition to the boys of summer, Sports in the month of June include the Stanley Cup Championship, the NBA Finals, The US Open Golf Tournament, Wimbledon, and the College World Series. We got you covered with TV listings, Links from around the web, and FULL Schedules for each. If you are into racing, June has it all with the 24 Hours of Le Mans, The third leg of the Triple Crown at Belmont, and of course NASCAR. June is also home to Father’s Day, so plan your cookout today. Don’t forget to hang your American Flag on the 14th, and eat a donut on the 7th. If you are in the Milwaukee area, you have to try a pickle on a stick and cheese curds at Summerfest. If all that wasn’t enough for you the FIFA World Cup championship starts this month.


It’s also hard to imagine that the longest day of the year is right around the corner, so read on to see what’s happening in the world of sports this month.



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Stanley Cup Playoffs


The Final is Set



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NBC is proud to present the 2014 Stanley Cup Final. Games will be broadcast on NBC, and NBCSN, Additionally, every game can be viewed live on your desktop and mobile device via NBC Sports Live Extra and the NBC Sports Live Extra app.

NHL on NBC playoff channel finder  |  NHL on NBC homepage



Stanley Cup Final Schedule




New York Rangers vs. Los Angeles Kings

Here is the schedule for the Stanley Cup Finals (all times ET):

(* indicates if necessary)

Game 1 – Wednesday, June 4, 8 p.m. (NBC, Live Extra)

Game 2 – Saturday, June 7, 7:15 p.m. (NBC, Live Extra)

Game 3 – Monday, June 9, 8 p.m. (NBCSN, Live Extra)

Game 4 – Wednesday, June 11, 8 p.m. (NBCSN, Live Extra)

*Game 5 – Friday, June 13, 8 p.m. (NBC, Live Extra)

*Game 6 – Monday, June 16, 8 p.m. (NBC, Live Extra)

*Game 7 – Wednesday, June 18, 8 p.m. (NBC, Live Extra)

(*If necessary)



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NBA Finals are Set



After the San Antonio Spurs’ thrilling 112-107 overtime win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday night, the NBA Finals rematch is set. The Spurs will again tangle with LeBron James and the Miami Heat for the championship. We can only hope this year’s meeting is as exciting as last year’s. Miami captured back-to-back titles after falling behind three games to two in the series. A miracle comeback in Game 6 helped propel the Heat to a second title. This year, the slate is wiped clean, and the battle is on again.


here is how they got here:


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Schedule – June ’14

Thursday, June 5
9:00 PMNBA Finals, Game 1ABC
Sunday, June 8
8:00 PMNBA Finals, Game 2ABC
Tuesday, June 10
9:00 PMNBA Finals, Game 3ABC
Thursday, June 12
9:00 PMNBA Finals, Game 4ABC
Sunday, June 15
8:00 PMNBA Finals, Game 5*ABC
Tuesday, June 17
9:00 PMNBA Finals, Game 6*ABC
Friday, June 20
9:00 PMNBA Finals, Game 7*ABC



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Major League Baseball


As we head into summer and the calendar flips to June, we can start to think about some teams being eliminated from contention, and we have a much better idea of who is the cream of the crop. I can’t believe I am writing this, but the team from Oakland sits atop the FANFOOD TOP 10. Sonny Gray has been impressive, although his last start was not something to be proud of. Gray entered the evening a perfect 10-for-10 in quality starts, but he didn’t have his best stuff against a stellar offense last time around. The 24-year-old came into the game with a 1.99 ERA, which then spiked to 2.31. Everybody deserves a night off once in a while. Of course The A’s are much more than one young arm. As they say, you can’t predict baseball. After Detroit won six straight in Baltimore and Boston, the Tigers got swept by the struggling Indians and lost three of four at home to the depleted Rangers in a series that saw backup infielder Danny Worth pitch not once, but twice. The reason for the struggles comes down to the starting pitching, which posted an ERA over 8.00 in that 1-6 span, Despite this they are still the second best team in the bigs. San Francisco was the last team in the FANFOOD Top 10 in May, and since then the Giants just kept on rolling. They swept the Twins and outscored them 16-4 in three games this past weekend. At one point they went 15-7 in May and boast the best record in baseball, they round out the FANFOOD Top 10 heading into June.


Here are rest of the Top 10:

  1. Athletics
  2. Tigers
  3. Giants
  4. Angels
  5. Cardinals
  6. Braves
  7. Brewers
  8. Blue Jays
  9. Rockies
  10. Yankees


MLB on TV Schedule – May ’14:

Here are the Nationally Broadcast Games this month


Sun, Jun 12:10 PMBaltimore OriolesHouston AstrosMLBN
Sun, Jun 12:15 PMSan Francisco GiantsSt. Louis CardinalsMLBN
Sun, Jun 18:07 PMPittsburgh PiratesLos Angeles DodgersESPN2
Mon, Jun 28:10 PMKansas City RoyalsSt. Louis CardinalsESPN
Tue, Jun 37:05 PMBoston Red SoxCleveland IndiansMLBN
Tue, Jun 37:05 PMOakland AthleticsNew York YankeesMLBN
Wed, Jun 412:10 PMSeattle MarinersAtlanta BravesMLBN
Wed, Jun 47:05 PMOakland AthleticsNew York YankeesESPN
Thu, Jun 51:05 PMOakland AthleticsNew York YankeesMLBN
Thu, Jun 51:08 PMToronto Blue JaysDetroit TigersMLBN
Fri, Jun 67:05 PMOakland AthleticsBaltimore OriolesMLBN
Fri, Jun 67:08 PMBoston Red SoxDetroit TigersMLBN
Sat, Jun 71:07 PMSt. Louis CardinalsToronto Blue JaysMLBN
Sat, Jun 74:05 PMCleveland IndiansTexas RangersFS1
Sat, Jun 77:15 PMBoston Red SoxDetroit TigersFOX
Sat, Jun 77:15 PMNew York YankeesKansas City RoyalsFOX
Sat, Jun 77:15 PMOakland AthleticsBaltimore OriolesFOX
Sat, Jun 710:05 PMChicago White SoxLos Angeles AngelsMLBN
Sat, Jun 710:10 PMAtlanta BravesArizona DiamondbacksMLBN
Sun, Jun 88:07 PMBoston Red SoxDetroit TigersESPN
Tue, Jun 107:05 PMBoston Red SoxBaltimore OriolesMLBN
Tue, Jun 107:10 PMLos Angeles DodgersCincinnati RedsMLBN
Wed, Jun 1112:37 PMMinnesota TwinsToronto Blue JaysMLBN
Thu, Jun 1212:35 PMLos Angeles DodgersCincinnati RedsMLBN
Thu, Jun 121:05 PMSan Diego PadresPhiladelphia PhilliesMLBN
Thu, Jun 127:10 PMCleveland IndiansBoston Red SoxMLBN
Thu, Jun 127:10 PMMilwaukee BrewersNew York MetsMLBN
Fri, Jun 138:10 PMTampa Bay RaysHouston AstrosMLBN
Fri, Jun 138:15 PMWashington NationalsSt. Louis CardinalsMLBN
Sat, Jun 144:08 PMMinnesota TwinsDetroit TigersFS1
Sat, Jun 147:15 PMWashington NationalsSt. Louis CardinalsFOX
Sat, Jun 147:15 PMLos Angeles AngelsAtlanta BravesFOX
Sat, Jun 147:15 PMCincinnati RedsMilwaukee BrewersFOX
Sat, Jun 1410:05 PMNew York YankeesOakland AthleticsMLBN
Sat, Jun 1410:10 PMArizona DiamondbacksLos Angeles DodgersMLBN
Sun, Jun 151:35 PMLos Angeles AngelsAtlanta BravesMLBN
Sun, Jun 152:15 PMWashington NationalsSt. Louis CardinalsMLBN
Tue, Jun 177:08 PMKansas City RoyalsDetroit TigersMLBN
Tue, Jun 177:10 PMPhiladelphia PhilliesAtlanta BravesMLBN
Wed, Jun 1812:40 PMChicago CubsMiami MarlinsMLBN
Wed, Jun 181:35 PMMinnesota TwinsBoston Red SoxMLBN
Thu, Jun 1912:35 PMCincinnati RedsPittsburgh PiratesMLBN
Thu, Jun 191:08 PMKansas City RoyalsDetroit TigersMLBN
Thu, Jun 197:05 PMAtlanta BravesWashington NationalsMLBN
Thu, Jun 197:10 PMNew York MetsMiami MarlinsMLBN
Fri, Jun 207:05 PMBaltimore OriolesNew York YankeesMLBN
Fri, Jun 207:05 PMDetroit TigersCleveland IndiansMLBN
Sat, Jun 211:05 PMBaltimore OriolesNew York YankeesMLBN
Sat, Jun 214:05 PMBoston Red SoxOakland AthleticsMLBN
Sat, Jun 214:10 PMToronto Blue JaysCincinnati RedsMLBN
Sat, Jun 217:15 PMDetroit TigersCleveland IndiansFOX
Sat, Jun 217:15 PMPittsburgh PiratesChicago CubsFOX
Sat, Jun 217:15 PMAtlanta BravesWashington NationalsFOX
Sat, Jun 2110:05 PMTexas RangersLos Angeles AngelsFS1
Sun, Jun 221:35 PMAtlanta BravesWashington NationalsMLBN
Sun, Jun 222:15 PMPhiladelphia PhilliesSt. Louis CardinalsMLBN
Tue, Jun 248:05 PMDetroit TigersTexas RangersMLBN
Tue, Jun 248:10 PMLos Angeles DodgersKansas City RoyalsMLBN
Wed, Jun 252:10 PMWashington NationalsMilwaukee BrewersMLBN
Wed, Jun 253:10 PMSt. Louis CardinalsColorado RockiesMLBN
Thu, Jun 262:10 PMAtlanta BravesHouston AstrosMLBN
Thu, Jun 2610:10 PMSt. Louis CardinalsLos Angeles DodgersMLBN
Thu, Jun 2610:15 PMCincinnati RedsSan Francisco GiantsMLBN
Fri, Jun 271:05 PMTampa Bay RaysBaltimore OriolesMLBN
Fri, Jun 277:05 PMBoston Red SoxNew York YankeesMLBN
Fri, Jun 277:05 PMTampa Bay RaysBaltimore OriolesMLBN
Sat, Jun 281:07 PMChicago White SoxToronto Blue JaysMLBN
Sat, Jun 284:05 PMMinnesota TwinsTexas RangersFS1
Sat, Jun 287:15 PMSt. Louis CardinalsLos Angeles DodgersFOX
Sat, Jun 287:15 PMBoston Red SoxNew York YankeesFOX
Sat, Jun 287:15 PMAtlanta BravesPhiladelphia PhilliesFOX
Sat, Jun 287:15 PMWashington NationalsChicago CubsFOX
Sat, Jun 2810:05 PMCincinnati RedsSan Francisco GiantsMLBN
Sat, Jun 2810:10 PMArizona DiamondbacksSan Diego PadresMLBN
Sun, Jun 294:05 PMCincinnati RedsSan Francisco GiantsMLBN
Sun, Jun 294:10 PMSt. Louis CardinalsLos Angeles DodgersMLBN
Sun, Jun 298:05 PMBoston Red SoxNew York YankeesESPN


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MLB Full Schedule – June’14:


JuneGameGame Time
   Sun 1Colorado @ Cleveland1:05 PM ET
Minnesota @ NY Yankees1:05 PM ET
Kansas City @ Toronto1:07 PM ET
Atlanta @ Miami1:10 PM ET
Tampa Bay @ Boston1:35 PM ET
NY Mets @ Philadelphia1:35 PM ET
Texas @ Washington1:35 PM ET
Baltimore @ Houston2:10 PM ET
San Diego @ Chi. White Sox2:10 PM ET
Chi. Cubs @ Milwaukee2:10 PM ET
San Francisco @ St. Louis2:15 PM ET
LA Angels @ Oakland4:05 PM ET
Detroit @ Seattle4:10 PM ET
Cincinnati @ Arizona4:10 PM ET
Pittsburgh @ LA Dodgers8:07 PM ET
   Mon 2Boston @ Cleveland7:05 PM ET
NY Mets @ Philadelphia7:05 PM ET
Seattle @ NY Yankees7:05 PM ET
Tampa Bay @ Miami7:10 PM ET
Minnesota @ Milwaukee7:20 PM ET
Kansas City @ St. Louis8:10 PM ET
Chi. White Sox @ LA Dodgers10:10 PM ET
Pittsburgh @ San Diego10:10 PM ET
   Tue 3Philadelphia @ Washington7:05 PM ET
Boston @ Cleveland7:05 PM ET
Oakland @ NY Yankees7:05 PM ET
Toronto @ Detroit7:08 PM ET
Tampa Bay @ Miami7:10 PM ET
Seattle @ Atlanta7:10 PM ET
San Francisco @ Cincinnati7:10 PM ET
Kansas City @ St. Louis7:15 PM ET
NY Mets @ Chi. Cubs8:05 PM ET
Baltimore @ Texas8:05 PM ET
LA Angels @ Houston8:10 PM ET
Minnesota @ Milwaukee8:10 PM ET
Arizona @ Colorado8:40 PM ET
Chi. White Sox @ LA Dodgers10:10 PM ET
Pittsburgh @ San Diego10:10 PM ET
   Wed 4Seattle @ Atlanta12:10 PM ET
Pittsburgh @ San Diego6:40 PM ET
Philadelphia @ Washington7:05 PM ET
Boston @ Cleveland7:05 PM ET
Oakland @ NY Yankees7:05 PM ET
Toronto @ Detroit7:08 PM ET
Miami @ Tampa Bay7:10 PM ET
San Francisco @ Cincinnati7:10 PM ET
NY Mets @ Chi. Cubs8:05 PM ET
Baltimore @ Texas8:05 PM ET
LA Angels @ Houston8:10 PM ET
St. Louis @ Kansas City8:10 PM ET
Milwaukee @ Minnesota8:10 PM ET
Arizona @ Colorado8:40 PM ET
Chi. White Sox @ LA Dodgers10:10 PM ET
   Thu 5San Francisco @ Cincinnati12:35 PM ET
Oakland @ NY Yankees1:05 PM ET
Toronto @ Detroit1:08 PM ET
Philadelphia @ Washington4:05 PM ET
Miami @ Tampa Bay4:10 PM ET
NY Mets @ Chi. Cubs7:05 PM ET
LA Angels @ Houston7:10 PM ET
Baltimore @ Texas8:05 PM ET
St. Louis @ Kansas City8:10 PM ET
Milwaukee @ Minnesota8:10 PM ET
Arizona @ Colorado8:40 PM ET
   Fri 6Miami @ Chi. Cubs4:05 PM ET
Oakland @ Baltimore7:05 PM ET
Milwaukee @ Pittsburgh7:05 PM ET
St. Louis @ Toronto7:07 PM ET
Boston @ Detroit7:08 PM ET
Philadelphia @ Cincinnati7:10 PM ET
Seattle @ Tampa Bay7:10 PM ET
Cleveland @ Texas8:05 PM ET
NY Yankees @ Kansas City8:10 PM ET
Houston @ Minnesota8:10 PM ET
LA Dodgers @ Colorado8:40 PM ET
Atlanta @ Arizona9:40 PM ET
Chi. White Sox @ LA Angels10:05 PM ET
Washington @ San Diego10:10 PM ET
NY Mets @ San Francisco10:15 PM ET
   Sat 7St. Louis @ Toronto1:07 PM ET
Houston @ Minnesota2:10 PM ET
Miami @ Chi. Cubs4:05 PM ET
Cleveland @ Texas4:05 PM ET
Milwaukee @ Pittsburgh4:05 PM ET
Seattle @ Tampa Bay4:10 PM ET
Philadelphia @ Cincinnati4:10 PM ET
LA Dodgers @ Colorado4:10 PM ET
NY Yankees @ Kansas City7:15 PM ET
Oakland @ Baltimore7:15 PM ET
Boston @ Detroit7:15 PM ET
Chi. White Sox @ LA Angels10:05 PM ET
NY Mets @ San Francisco10:05 PM ET
Atlanta @ Arizona10:10 PM ET
Washington @ San Diego10:10 PM ET
   Sun 8St. Louis @ Toronto1:07 PM ET
Philadelphia @ Cincinnati1:10 PM ET
Oakland @ Baltimore1:35 PM ET
Milwaukee @ Pittsburgh1:35 PM ET
Seattle @ Tampa Bay1:40 PM ET
NY Yankees @ Kansas City2:10 PM ET
Houston @ Minnesota2:10 PM ET
Miami @ Chi. Cubs2:20 PM ET
Cleveland @ Texas3:05 PM ET
Chi. White Sox @ LA Angels3:35 PM ET
NY Mets @ San Francisco4:05 PM ET
LA Dodgers @ Colorado4:10 PM ET
Atlanta @ Arizona4:10 PM ET
Washington @ San Diego4:10 PM ET
Boston @ Detroit8:07 PM ET
   Mon 9Seattle @ Tampa Bay1:10 PM ET
Boston @ Baltimore7:05 PM ET
Chi. Cubs @ Pittsburgh7:05 PM ET
Minnesota @ Toronto7:07 PM ET
LA Dodgers @ Cincinnati7:10 PM ET
Cleveland @ Texas8:05 PM ET
Detroit @ Chi. White Sox8:10 PM ET
NY Yankees @ Kansas City8:10 PM ET
Atlanta @ Colorado8:40 PM ET
Houston @ Arizona9:40 PM ET
Oakland @ LA Angels10:05 PM ET
Washington @ San Francisco10:15 PM ET
   Tue 10Houston @ Arizona3:40 PM ET
Boston @ Baltimore7:05 PM ET
Chi. Cubs @ Pittsburgh7:05 PM ET
San Diego @ Philadelphia7:05 PM ET
Minnesota @ Toronto7:07 PM ET
Milwaukee @ NY Mets7:10 PM ET
St. Louis @ Tampa Bay7:10 PM ET
LA Dodgers @ Cincinnati7:10 PM ET
Miami @ Texas8:05 PM ET
Cleveland @ Kansas City8:10 PM ET
Detroit @ Chi. White Sox8:10 PM ET
Atlanta @ Colorado8:40 PM ET
Oakland @ LA Angels10:05 PM ET
NY Yankees @ Seattle10:10 PM ET
Washington @ San Francisco10:15 PM ET
   Wed 11Minnesota @ Toronto12:37 PM ET
Cleveland @ Kansas City2:10 PM ET
Chi. Cubs @ Pittsburgh7:05 PM ET
Boston @ Baltimore7:05 PM ET
San Diego @ Philadelphia7:05 PM ET
Milwaukee @ NY Mets7:10 PM ET
St. Louis @ Tampa Bay7:10 PM ET
LA Dodgers @ Cincinnati7:10 PM ET
Miami @ Texas8:05 PM ET
Detroit @ Chi. White Sox8:10 PM ET
Arizona @ Houston8:10 PM ET
Atlanta @ Colorado8:40 PM ET
Oakland @ LA Angels10:05 PM ET
NY Yankees @ Seattle10:10 PM ET
Washington @ San Francisco10:15 PM ET
   Thu 12LA Dodgers @ Cincinnati12:35 PM ET
San Diego @ Philadelphia1:05 PM ET
Atlanta @ Colorado3:10 PM ET
Washington @ San Francisco3:45 PM ET
Toronto @ Baltimore7:05 PM ET
Chi. Cubs @ Pittsburgh7:05 PM ET
Cleveland @ Boston7:10 PM ET
Milwaukee @ NY Mets7:10 PM ET
Arizona @ Houston8:10 PM ET
Detroit @ Chi. White Sox8:10 PM ET
NY Yankees @ Seattle10:10 PM ET
   Fri 13Chi. Cubs @ Philadelphia7:05 PM ET
Toronto @ Baltimore7:05 PM ET
Minnesota @ Detroit7:08 PM ET
San Diego @ NY Mets7:10 PM ET
Pittsburgh @ Miami7:10 PM ET
Cleveland @ Boston7:10 PM ET
LA Angels @ Atlanta7:35 PM ET
Kansas City @ Chi. White Sox8:10 PM ET
Cincinnati @ Milwaukee8:10 PM ET
Tampa Bay @ Houston8:10 PM ET
Washington @ St. Louis8:15 PM ET
NY Yankees @ Oakland10:05 PM ET
Arizona @ LA Dodgers10:10 PM ET
Texas @ Seattle10:10 PM ET
Colorado @ San Francisco10:15 PM ET
   Sat 14Kansas City @ Chi. White Sox2:10 PM ET
Chi. Cubs @ Philadelphia3:05 PM ET
Toronto @ Baltimore4:05 PM ET
Cleveland @ Boston4:05 PM ET
Colorado @ San Francisco4:05 PM ET
Minnesota @ Detroit4:08 PM ET
Tampa Bay @ Houston4:10 PM ET
San Diego @ NY Mets4:10 PM ET
Pittsburgh @ Miami4:10 PM ET
LA Angels @ Atlanta7:15 PM ET
Cincinnati @ Milwaukee7:15 PM ET
Washington @ St. Louis7:15 PM ET
NY Yankees @ Oakland10:05 PM ET
Arizona @ LA Dodgers10:10 PM ET
Texas @ Seattle10:10 PM ET
   Sun 15Minnesota @ Detroit1:08 PM ET
San Diego @ NY Mets1:10 PM ET
Pittsburgh @ Miami1:10 PM ET
Toronto @ Baltimore1:35 PM ET
LA Angels @ Atlanta1:35 PM ET
Cleveland @ Boston1:35 PM ET
Chi. Cubs @ Philadelphia1:35 PM ET
Kansas City @ Chi. White Sox2:10 PM ET
Cincinnati @ Milwaukee2:10 PM ET
Tampa Bay @ Houston2:10 PM ET
Washington @ St. Louis2:15 PM ET
Colorado @ San Francisco4:05 PM ET
NY Yankees @ Oakland4:05 PM ET
Arizona @ LA Dodgers4:10 PM ET
Texas @ Seattle4:10 PM ET
   Mon 16LA Angels @ Cleveland7:05 PM ET
Kansas City @ Detroit7:08 PM ET
Chi. Cubs @ Miami7:10 PM ET
Baltimore @ Tampa Bay7:10 PM ET
Minnesota @ Boston7:10 PM ET
Philadelphia @ Atlanta7:10 PM ET
NY Mets @ St. Louis8:10 PM ET
Milwaukee @ Arizona9:40 PM ET
Texas @ Oakland10:05 PM ET
San Diego @ Seattle10:10 PM ET
Colorado @ LA Dodgers10:10 PM ET
   Tue 17San Diego @ Seattle3:40 PM ET
Houston @ Washington7:05 PM ET
Toronto @ NY Yankees7:05 PM ET
LA Angels @ Cleveland7:05 PM ET
Cincinnati @ Pittsburgh7:05 PM ET
Kansas City @ Detroit7:08 PM ET
Chi. Cubs @ Miami7:10 PM ET
Baltimore @ Tampa Bay7:10 PM ET
Philadelphia @ Atlanta7:10 PM ET
Minnesota @ Boston7:10 PM ET
San Francisco @ Chi. White Sox8:10 PM ET
NY Mets @ St. Louis8:15 PM ET
Milwaukee @ Arizona9:40 PM ET
Texas @ Oakland10:05 PM ET
Colorado @ LA Dodgers10:10 PM ET
   Wed 18Philadelphia @ Atlanta12:10 PM ET
Chi. Cubs @ Miami12:40 PM ET
Kansas City @ Detroit1:08 PM ET
Baltimore @ Tampa Bay1:10 PM ET
Minnesota @ Boston1:35 PM ET
NY Mets @ St. Louis1:45 PM ET
San Francisco @ Chi. White Sox2:10 PM ET
Texas @ Oakland3:35 PM ET
Cincinnati @ Pittsburgh7:05 PM ET
LA Angels @ Cleveland7:05 PM ET
Toronto @ NY Yankees7:05 PM ET
Houston @ Washington7:05 PM ET
Milwaukee @ Arizona9:40 PM ET
Colorado @ LA Dodgers10:10 PM ET
Seattle @ San Diego10:10 PM ET
   Thu 19LA Angels @ Cleveland12:05 PM ET
Cincinnati @ Pittsburgh12:35 PM ET
Kansas City @ Detroit1:08 PM ET
Milwaukee @ Arizona3:40 PM ET
Seattle @ San Diego6:40 PM ET
Atlanta @ Washington7:05 PM ET
Toronto @ NY Yankees7:05 PM ET
NY Mets @ Miami7:10 PM ET
Houston @ Tampa Bay7:10 PM ET
Chi. White Sox @ Minnesota8:10 PM ET
Philadelphia @ St. Louis8:15 PM ET
Boston @ Oakland10:05 PM ET
   Fri 20Pittsburgh @ Chi. Cubs4:05 PM ET
Detroit @ Cleveland7:05 PM ET
Atlanta @ Washington7:05 PM ET
Baltimore @ NY Yankees7:05 PM ET
Toronto @ Cincinnati7:10 PM ET
Houston @ Tampa Bay7:10 PM ET
NY Mets @ Miami7:10 PM ET
Seattle @ Kansas City8:10 PM ET
Chi. White Sox @ Minnesota8:10 PM ET
Philadelphia @ St. Louis8:15 PM ET
Milwaukee @ Colorado8:40 PM ET
San Francisco @ Arizona9:40 PM ET
Boston @ Oakland10:05 PM ET
Texas @ LA Angels10:05 PM ET
LA Dodgers @ San Diego10:10 PM ET
   Sat 21Detroit @ ClevelandTBD
Baltimore @ NY Yankees1:05 PM ET
Chi. White Sox @ Minnesota2:10 PM ET
Seattle @ Kansas City2:10 PM ET
Boston @ Oakland4:05 PM ET
Toronto @ Cincinnati4:10 PM ET
Houston @ Tampa Bay4:10 PM ET
Milwaukee @ Colorado4:10 PM ET
NY Mets @ Miami4:10 PM ET
Philadelphia @ St. Louis4:10 PM ET
Pittsburgh @ Chi. Cubs7:15 PM ET
Atlanta @ Washington7:15 PM ET
Texas @ LA Angels10:05 PM ET
LA Dodgers @ San Diego10:10 PM ET
San Francisco @ Arizona10:10 PM ET
   Sun 22Baltimore @ NY YankeesTBD
Texas @ LA AngelsTBD
Detroit @ Cleveland1:05 PM ET
Toronto @ Cincinnati1:10 PM ET
NY Mets @ Miami1:10 PM ET
Atlanta @ Washington1:35 PM ET
Houston @ Tampa Bay1:40 PM ET
Seattle @ Kansas City2:10 PM ET
Chi. White Sox @ Minnesota2:10 PM ET
Philadelphia @ St. Louis2:15 PM ET
Pittsburgh @ Chi. Cubs2:20 PM ET
Boston @ Oakland4:05 PM ET
San Francisco @ Arizona4:10 PM ET
Milwaukee @ Colorado4:10 PM ET
LA Dodgers @ San Diego4:10 PM ET
   Mon 23Miami @ Philadelphia7:05 PM ET
Chi. White Sox @ Baltimore7:05 PM ET
NY Yankees @ Toronto7:07 PM ET
Pittsburgh @ Tampa Bay7:10 PM ET
Cincinnati @ Chi. Cubs8:05 PM ET
LA Dodgers @ Kansas City8:10 PM ET
Washington @ Milwaukee8:10 PM ET
St. Louis @ Colorado8:40 PM ET
Boston @ Seattle10:10 PM ET
San Diego @ San Francisco10:15 PM ET
   Tue 24Chi. White Sox @ Baltimore7:05 PM ET
Miami @ Philadelphia7:05 PM ET
NY Yankees @ Toronto7:07 PM ET
Oakland @ NY Mets7:10 PM ET
Pittsburgh @ Tampa Bay7:10 PM ET
Detroit @ Texas8:05 PM ET
Cincinnati @ Chi. Cubs8:05 PM ET
Atlanta @ Houston8:10 PM ET
LA Dodgers @ Kansas City8:10 PM ET
Washington @ Milwaukee8:10 PM ET
St. Louis @ Colorado8:40 PM ET
Cleveland @ Arizona9:40 PM ET
Minnesota @ LA Angels10:05 PM ET
Boston @ Seattle10:10 PM ET
San Diego @ San Francisco10:15 PM ET
   Wed 25Pittsburgh @ Tampa Bay12:10 PM ET
Washington @ Milwaukee2:10 PM ET
St. Louis @ Colorado3:10 PM ET
San Diego @ San Francisco3:45 PM ET
Miami @ Philadelphia7:05 PM ET
Chi. White Sox @ Baltimore7:05 PM ET
Cincinnati @ Chi. Cubs7:05 PM ET
NY Yankees @ Toronto7:07 PM ET
Oakland @ NY Mets7:10 PM ET
Detroit @ Texas8:05 PM ET
LA Dodgers @ Kansas City8:10 PM ET
Atlanta @ Houston8:10 PM ET
Cleveland @ Arizona9:40 PM ET
Minnesota @ LA Angels10:05 PM ET
Boston @ Seattle10:10 PM ET
   Thu 26Atlanta @ Houston2:10 PM ET
Minnesota @ LA Angels3:35 PM ET
Miami @ Philadelphia7:05 PM ET
NY Mets @ Pittsburgh7:05 PM ET
Chi. White Sox @ Toronto7:07 PM ET
Washington @ Chi. Cubs8:05 PM ET
Detroit @ Texas8:05 PM ET
Colorado @ Milwaukee8:10 PM ET
St. Louis @ LA Dodgers10:10 PM ET
Cincinnati @ San Francisco10:15 PM ET
   Fri 27Washington @ Chi. Cubs4:05 PM ET
Atlanta @ Philadelphia7:05 PM ET
Boston @ NY Yankees7:05 PM ET
Tampa Bay @ Baltimore7:05 PM ET
NY Mets @ Pittsburgh7:05 PM ET
Chi. White Sox @ Toronto7:07 PM ET
Oakland @ Miami7:10 PM ET
Minnesota @ Texas8:05 PM ET
Colorado @ Milwaukee8:10 PM ET
Detroit @ Houston8:10 PM ET
LA Angels @ Kansas City8:10 PM ET
St. Louis @ LA Dodgers10:10 PM ET
Cleveland @ Seattle10:10 PM ET
Arizona @ San Diego10:10 PM ET
Cincinnati @ San Francisco10:15 PM ET
   Sat 28Washington @ Chi. Cubs1:05 PM ET
Chi. White Sox @ Toronto1:07 PM ET
LA Angels @ Kansas City2:10 PM ET
Atlanta @ Philadelphia3:05 PM ET
Tampa Bay @ Baltimore4:05 PM ET
NY Mets @ Pittsburgh4:05 PM ET
Minnesota @ Texas4:05 PM ET
Oakland @ Miami4:10 PM ET
Detroit @ Houston4:10 PM ET
Colorado @ Milwaukee4:10 PM ET
St. Louis @ LA Dodgers7:15 PM ET
Boston @ NY Yankees7:15 PM ET
Washington @ Chi. Cubs7:15 PM ET
Cincinnati @ San Francisco10:05 PM ET
Cleveland @ Seattle10:10 PM ET
Arizona @ San Diego10:10 PM ET
   Sun 29Boston @ NY YankeesTBD
St. Louis @ LA DodgersTBD
Chi. White Sox @ Toronto1:07 PM ET
Oakland @ Miami1:10 PM ET
NY Mets @ Pittsburgh1:35 PM ET
Atlanta @ Philadelphia1:35 PM ET
Tampa Bay @ Baltimore1:35 PM ET
Colorado @ Milwaukee2:10 PM ET
Detroit @ Houston2:10 PM ET
LA Angels @ Kansas City2:10 PM ET
Minnesota @ Texas3:05 PM ET
Cincinnati @ San Francisco4:05 PM ET
Cleveland @ Seattle4:10 PM ET
Arizona @ San Diego4:10 PM ET
   Mon 30Texas @ Baltimore7:05 PM ET
Colorado @ Washington7:05 PM ET
Tampa Bay @ NY Yankees7:05 PM ET
Oakland @ Detroit7:08 PM ET
NY Mets @ Atlanta7:10 PM ET
Chi. Cubs @ Boston7:10 PM ET
LA Angels @ Chi. White Sox8:10 PM ET
Kansas City @ Minnesota8:10 PM ET
Seattle @ Houston8:10 PM ET
Cleveland @ LA Dodgers10:10 PM ET
Cincinnati @ San Diego10:10 PM ET


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2014 U.S. Open Championship


The 2014 U.S. Open Golf Championship will be played from June 12 – 15 at the Pinehurst Resort in Pinehurst, NC for the third time in its storied history. Pinehurst will also host the 2014 Women’s US Open this year beginning on June 19th, marking the first time that both championships will be played in the same year on the same course.

Rising from humble beginnings, the first US Open was a nine-hole course, one-day tournament played on October 4, 1895 in Newport, Rhode Island. The winner? British player Horace Rawlins who received a whopping $150 in prize money and a gold medal.

Over the decades, the US Open has emerged to become one of the four majors offering prize money topping $1 million for the winner who also enjoys a much more secure spot in the profession including an automatic invitation to play in the Masters, the British Open and the PGA Championship.

While the US Open has been dominated by American players over the years, the tournament has seen a notable spate of non-American winners between 2004-2007 including South African Retief Goosen (2004), New Zealander Michael Campbell (2005), Australian Geoff Ogilvy (2006) and Argentine Ángel Cabrera (2007).

In 2010, Graeme McDowell became the first Irishman to win the event and the first European to take the title since British player Tony Jacklin won in 1970. Another Irishman — 22-year-old Rory McIlroy — walked away with the championship at 268 to break the U.S. Open record by four shots in 2011.

And, just to add to the drama — it was a relative unknown, American pro Webb Simpson who won one stroke to take his first major championship victory in 2012. In 2013, Justin Rose won his first major title, two strokes ahead of runners-up Jason Day and Phil Mickelson, to became the first player from England to win the U.S. Open since Tony Jacklin in 1970.

The U.S. Open is staged at a variety of courses, set up in such a way that scoring is very difficult with a premium placed on accurate driving. U.S. Open play is characterized by tight scoring at or around par by the leaders, with the winner usually emerging at around even par. A U.S. Open course is seldom beaten severely, and there have been many over-par wins (in part because par is usually set at 70, except for the very longest courses). Normally, an Open course is quite long and will have a high cut of primary rough (termed “Open rough” by the American press and fans), undulating greens (such as at Pinehurst No. 2 in 2005, which was described by Johnny Miller of NBC as “like trying to hit a ball on top of a VW Beetle”), and pinched fairways (especially on what are expected to be less difficult holes). Some courses that are attempting to get into the rotation for the U.S. Open will undergo renovations to develop these features. Rees Jones is the most notable of the “Open Doctors” who take on these projects; his father Robert Trent Jones had filled that role earlier. As with any professional golf tournament, the available space surrounding the course (for spectators, among other considerations) and local infrastructure also factor into deciding which courses will host the event.


US Open TV schedule:

In the US, watch for four full days of TV coverage airing on ESPN and NBC Sports beginning on June 12 leading up to a Father’s Day final on Sunday, June 15, 2014.


Thu. June 12Fri. June 13Sat. June 14Sun. June 15
ESPN9:00 AM – 3:00 PM9:00 AM – 3:00 PM5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
NBC3:00 PM – 5:00 PM3:00 PM – 5:00 PM12:00 PM – 7:30 PM12:00 PM – 7:30 PM


US Open Links:



USGA Championship – U.S. Open – As the championship draws near, catch the latest news & feature stories, TV schedule, and background & history of the course.

BBC Sports – Golf – Featuring live U.S. Open updates, breaking news and analysis, leaderboard, feature stories, video and audio reports, picture galleries.

Golf.com – The digital version of the print magazine with major U.S. Open coverage & interviews, plus putt around the rest of the site for lots of special features including golf videos, online lessons, fun and games.

U.S. Golf Open Championship – Great background information from Wikipedia with a preview, past winners and related references and resources.


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Schedule – June ’14:


 1:00 pmDOVER SPEEDWAYTrack Details
Dover, DE




 1:00 pmPOCONO RACEWAYTrack Details
Long Pond, PA




 1:00 pmMICHIGAN SPEEDWAYTrack Details
Brooklyn, MI




June 22TNTTOYOTA – SAVE MART 350Preview
3:00 pmSONOMA RACEWAYTrack Details
Sonoma, CA




June 28TNTQUAKER STATE 400Preview
 7:30 pmKENTUCKY SPEEDWAYTrack Details
Sparta, KY



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Belmont Stakes


This year, all eyes are on California Chrome, who is poised to become the first Triple Crown winner in 36 years after winning both the 2014 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes! The official Belmont post positions, odds, and selected jockeys will be announced live from Belmont Park on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 as race day draws near.

The milestone 146th running of the Belmont Stakes will be run on Saturday, June 7, 2014 with post time at 6:30 PM ET and complete TV coverage airing on NBC beginning at 5 PM ET.

Nasal strips

California Chrome and his team already passed their first test in their attempt to win the first Triple Crown since 1978 when it was announced the thoroughbred would be allowed to use a nasal strip in the June 7 race. But how exactly does an adhesive give an advantage to the horse? ESPN The Magazine’s Regina Nuzzo has the answer: It’s a way to avoid bleeding in the lungs, a common problem with racehorses.

“Known formally as Exercise-Induced Pulmonary Hemorrhage, or EIPH, lung bleeding is an often-invisible problem that plagues most racehorses,” Nuzzo wrote. “And it’s been shown to not only hurt race performance but also delay recovery and potentially cause lung damage.”

That’s where nasal strips come in: “The strips attach to a spot just above a horse’s nostrils, using tension in an embedded piece of springy plastic to keep the nose’s weak spot open. The extra airflow translates to big savings in the horse’s effort to suck in air; imagine drinking a milk shake with a fat straw compared with a thin one.”

If you’re wondering what other horses don’t wear one if that’s the case, Nuzzo asked Jim Chiapetta, the co-inventor of the strips, that very question. He said there are multiple studies proving the benefits, but not enough people have read them to use the strips.

The last and most demanding (1-1/2 mile) jewel in the Triple Crown, the Belmont race is also known as “The Test of the Champion” for the gruelling physical toll it takes on 3-year-old horses and the critical pacing and timing demanded of skilled jockeys.

Hey…this is the Big Apple – and In the final showdown, only the smartest and strongest survive.

The lineup of major contenders in this year’s Belmont stakes hang on the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness, and how well horses perform in those two races. This year, California Chrome is the star performer who also looks to win the Belmont to become the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed took the title in 1978. If he wins, California Chrome wil be the “lucky” 13th horse to win the Triple Crown.

His main competition? Besides familiar names like Ride on Curlin (in second place at the Preakness) and Commanding Curve (in second at the Kentucky Derby) other new contenders at Belmont include Tonalist and Commissioner, who were first and second at the Peter Pan Stakes at Belmont, the traditional prep for the Belmont Stakes.

And, who can say if a dark horse will unseat this year’s champion? For years, major spoilers have occurrred at Belmont, where anything can happen and often does! Stay tuned….





Belmont Stakes Links:

Belmont Stakes – The official site offering up ticket information, video clips, history and trivia and the complete lineup for the big race in June, along with feature stories & highlights

NBC Sports – Horse Racing – The official home of the televised Triple Crown races featuring Belmont news and related articles, video clips, history and trivia, plus fun features on the Kentucky Derby and Preakness races.

Belmont Stakes – Wikipedia – Deep background, historical facts & photos along with a complete list of winners and jockeys dating back to 1867.

The Belmont Breeze – Party on – with a recipe for the official drink of the Belmont Stakes.



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The matches kick off on Monday, June 23 leading up to the women’s final on Saturday, July 5 and men’s final on Sunday, July 6, 2014. Wimbledon will be aired on ESPN and ESPN2.


2014 US Wimbledon TV schedule – all times ET:

Monday, JUNE 23
Round 1

Tuesday, JUNE 24
Round 1
ESPN – 7AM – 5PM

Wednesday, JUNE 25
Round 2
ESPN2 – 7AM – 5PM

Thursday, JUNE 26
Round 2
ESPN2 – 7AM – 3PM

Friday, JUNE 27
Round 3
ESPN – 7AM – 5PM

Saturday, June 28
Round 3
ESPN – 8AM – 4PM

Sunday, June 29
Wimbledon Highlights
ABC – 3PM – 6PM

Monday, June 30
Round of 16
ESPN2 – 7AM – 5PM
ESPN – 8AM – 3PM

Tuesday, July 1
Women’s Quarterfinals
ESPN2 – 7AM – 4PM
ESPN – 8AM – 1PM

Wednesday, July 2
Men’s Quarterfinals
ESPN2 – 7AM – 4PM
ESPN – 8AM – 3PM

Thursday, July 3
Women’s Semifinals
ESPN – 8AM – 1PM

Friday, July 4
Men’s Semifinals
ESPN – 8AM – 2PM

Saturday, July 5
Women’s’ Finals
ESPN – 9AM – 3PM

Sunday, July 6
Men’s Finals
ESPN – 9AM – 3PM



Wimbledon Links:

Wimbledon.com – Check out the official site with the latest headlines, video, feature stories, photos, plus ticket information & prices for ticket packages and accommodations, visitor and museum info, directions for getting there, along with Wimbledon history, records and stats.

BBC SPORT | Tennis – The Beeb Online as only they can do it, with reports from center court at Wimbledon, player profiles, video clips, photo galleries and the television schedule for BBC 1 and BBC 2.

ATPtennis.com - The official site for men’s professional tennis with video & audio reports from Wimbledon, scores, standings, feature stories & interactive head-to-head comparisons.

WTATour.com – The official site of women’s professional tennis featuring Wimbledon player profiles, rankings, feature stories, a photo gallery plus a FanZone with an online shop, free wallpaper and related downloads.

Guardian Unlimited Sport | Tennis – All the latest news and commentary from Wimbledon Stadium. Keep up to date with the most recent headlines on who’s in and who’s out.

Wimbledon – Wikipedia – The free online encyclopedia with historical color commentary and info on men’s and women’s singles and doubles champions from 1913 to the present.

Wimbledon party ideas and recipes:

How to Throw a Wimbledon Party – Check out the complete menu, along with ideas for invitations, planning and decorating

Wimbledon Cup Recipe – Get happy with the traditional Pimm’s, gin, cream and mandarin juice cocktail to celebrate the day. And for you Yanks, translate ‘double cream’ to heavy cream.

Poached Salmon with Cucumber-Dill Sauce – Another traditional recipe at Wimbledon, washed down by at least a bucket of strawberries and ice cream.





24 Hours of Le Mans


At 24 Hours of Le Mans, automotive expertise and determination combine to provide a showcase for endurance, technological achievement, as well as plain, old-fashioned race car thrills. This year marks Le Mans’ 82nd anniversary, with all the action kicking off on Saturday, June 14 and continuing to Sunday, June 15, 2014 airing live for an expected TV audience of millions as the race is broadcast on 100 TV networks worldwide. SPEED TV will air the 24 Hours of Le Mans on demand at their Web site and on their network beginning Saturday morning.

The winner of the 2013 Le Mans race? It was Audi Sport Team Joest, comprising Danish driver Tom Kristensen, British champ Allan McNish, and Frenchman Loïc Duval driving an Audi R18 e-tron quattro.

Begun in 1923, the historic race is annually sponsored by Automobile Club de l’Ouest and takes place at the Circuit de la Sarthe near Le Mans, France. Today, qualifying races which take place on Europe’s most prestigious circuits help to determine which cars are selected for 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Le Mans 24 Hours has proven to be a very popular export with the rise of the American Le Mans Series, and the Japan Le Mans Series, both which help sustain the ideals of endurance and technological achievement in their respective national equivalents.



24 Hours of Le Mans Links:

Le Mans 24 Hours – The official site including the latest news & updates, complete entry list, related history including a searchable database of results and times dating back to 1923 plus additional photos, video and multimedia presentations available with paid membership.

24 Hours of Le Mans – Wikipedia entry with a detailed history including pop culture references, facts & information on the famous 1955 Le Mans disaster, an overview of the circuit, a complete list of winners, pictures, related links.

24 Hours in Le Mans – Fan site with exceptional images as a result of a marathon photo shoot in 2005.

Le Mans – The cult classic starring Steve McQueen that used actual footage of 24 Hours of Le Mans, including site fan forum, lots of interesting behind-the-scenes factoids, photo gallery & memorable movie quotes from the Internet Movie Database.



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2014 College World Series


The College World Series takes place each June at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Nebraska, a championship perhaps more closely followed by college baseball fans than the major league World Series for which it is named. Leading up to the College World Series is the NCAA Division I Baseball Championship tournament in May, which features 64 college baseball teams battling it out in a series of elimination games.
Winners of the regionals are given spots in the super regional games located throughout the country. Two teams go head-to-head at each location for a best of 3 game series, and the field of 64 teams competing for the 2014 NCAA Division I Baseball Championship has been announced.

The national top eight seeds are Oregon State (42-12), Florida (40-21), Virginia (44-13), Indiana (42-13), Florida State (43-15), La.-Lafayette (53-7), TCU (42-15) and LSU (44-14-1). The top eight seed for Indiana marks a first for a Big Ten institution.

The Southeastern Conference (SEC) led all conferences in the number of teams in the championship field with 10, the most for a single conference in the history of the tournament. The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) has seven institutions, while the Big 12 and Pac-12 Conference each have five selected.

Making the tournament for the first time includes Kennesaw State of the Atlantic Sun Conference and Sacramento State of the Western Athletic Conference. Overall, 32 of the 64 teams were in the field last year.

Miami (Fla.) is in the field for the 42nd consecutive year, extending its own record. Florida State is making its 37th consecutive appearance, second all-time. Other long consecutive streaks: Cal State Fullerton (23), Rice (20) and South Carolina (15).

Each of the 16 regionals features four teams, playing a double-elimination format. The regionals are scheduled to be conducted from May 30 to June 2 (if necessary). Selection of the eight super regional hosts will be announced on ncaa.com on June 2 at approximately 11 p.m. ET.

The 68th Men’s College World Series begins play June 14, at the TD Ameritrade Park Omaha in Omaha, Nebraska.


2014 College World Series Links:

ncaa.com baseball page

printable bracket

interactive bracket

regional scoreboard

NCAA College World Series – Official site featuring event schedules, ticket information, the latest scores, history, pictures & feature stories, plus local metro shuttle info to the ballpark.

College Baseball on Yahoo! – Up-to-the-minute coverage including streaming video broadcasts, picture gallery, complete TV schedule, scores & standings, feature stories.

College Baseball – Rosenblatt Report – Keep up with all the action at the College World Series with daily blogs from Kendall Rogers including additional feature stories, news & analysis, photos.

Baseball America.com – College – World series, regional and super regional coverage including feature stories on who to watch, daily college baseball blog, weekly chats, coach tracker, searchable player finder, and downloadable College World Series Preview in pdf format.

College World Series – A complete overview with details on its history, lists of winners & related links, from Wikipedia.



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The PGA Tour is the organizer of the main professional golf tours played primarily by men in the United States and North America. It organizes most of the events on the flagship annual series of tournaments also known as the PGA Tour, as well as the Champions Tour (for golfers age 50 and older) and the Web.com Tour (for professional players who have not yet qualified to play in the PGA Tour), as well as the PGA Tour Canada and PGA Tour Latinoamérica.

Originally established by the Professional Golfers’ Association of America, it was spun off in December 1968 into a separate organization for tour players, as opposed to club professionals, the focal members of today’s PGA of America. Originally the “Tournament Players Division,” it adopted the name “PGA Tour” in 1975 and runs most of the week-to-week professional golf events on the tournament known as the PGA Tour, including The Players Championship, hosted at the TPC at Sawgrass, the FedEx Cup, and the biennial Presidents Cup. The remaining events on the PGA Tour are run by different organizations, as are the U.S.-based LPGA Tour for women and the other men’s and women’s professional tours around the world.



PGA Tour Schedule – June’14:



MAY 29 - JUN 1the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide Insurance CBS, DIRECTV, GOLF,
Muirfield Village GC, Dublin, OH • Purse: $6,200,000
JUN 5 - 8FedEx St. Jude Classic CBS, GOLF, SIRIUS-XM
TPC Southwind, Memphis, TN • Purse: $5,800,000
JUN 12 - 15U.S. Open ESPN, ESPN2, NBC
Pinehurst No. 2, Pinehurst, NC • Purse: $8,000,000
JUN 19 - 22Travelers Championship CBS, GOLF, PGATOUR.COM
TPC River Highlands, Cromwell, CT • Purse: $6,200,000
JUN 23 - 24CVS Caremark Charity Classic 
Rhode Island CC, Barrington, RI
JUN 26 - 29Quicken Loans National CBS, GOLF, SIRIUS-XM
Congressional CC, Bethesda, MD • Purse: $6,500,000



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Professional Tennis


The United States Tennis Association (USTA) is the national governing body for the sport of tennis and the recognized leader in promoting and developing the sport’s growth on every level in the United States, from local communities to the crown jewel of the professional game, the US Open. Established in 1881, the USTA is a progressive and diverse not-for-profit organization whose volunteers, professional staff and financial resources support the singular mission.
The USTA is the largest tennis organization in the world, with 17 geographical sections, more than 770,000 individual members and 8,000 organizational members, thousands of volunteers and a professional staff dedicated to growing the game.



Professional Tennis Schedule – June’14:


May 25 – June 8, 2014

Roland Garros – French Open (Men & Women) Paris, France

June 9 – 15, 2014

Gerry Weber Open (Men) Halle, Germany

AEGON Championships (Men) London, West Kensington, UK

AEGON Classic (Women) Birmingham, UK

June 16 – 22, 2014

AEGON International (Men & Women) Eastbourne, UK

Topshelf Open (Men & Women) ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands

June 19 – 22, 2014

Champions of Tennis (Men’s Senior) Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

June 23 – July 6, 2014

Wimbledon Championships (Men & Women) London, England, UK




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2014 FIFA World Cup championship


With the USA’s recent emergence on the worldwide soccer stage, look for an extra bump in worldwide audience attention as the FIFA World Cup championship gets underway in 2014! The milestone 20th edition of the World Cup games is set to begin on June 12, 2014 in São Paulo, ultimately leading up to an exciting final in Rio de Janeiro at Maracana Stadium on July 13, 2014.

Brazil, as official host country, was granted an automatic berth in the 2014 World Cup. They will play Croatia at the opening game on June 12.

Totaling 32 teams in 8 groups, major contenders for a 2014 World Cup berth also include Spain, France, England, Russia, USA, Germany, Portugal, Netherlands, and Belgium.

The complete lineup was decided with the completion of the final qualifying games played on October 11th and October 15th. Weeks later, the 2014 World Cup final draw was announced live from Brazil on Friday, December 6, 2013.
2014 World Cup final draw matchups


1. Brazil
2. Croatia
3. Mexico
4. Cameroon

1. Spain
2. Netherlands
3. Chile
4. Australia

1. Colombia
2. Greece
3. Ivory Coast
4. Japan

1. Uruguay
2. Costa Rica
3. England
4. Italy

1. Switzerland
2. Ecuador
3. France
4. Honduras

1. Argentina
2. Boznia-Herzegovina
3. Iran
4. Nigeria

1. Germany
2. Portugal
3. Ghana
4. USA

1. Belgium
2. Algeria
3. Russia
4. Korea Republic




FIFA links:



The 2014 World Cup Schedule

In the USA, 2014 World Cup will be televised in its entirety on ABC, ESPN, and ESPN2.


all times local (UTC-3)
US Time Key :13:00 = 12PM ET16:00 = 3PM ET19:00 = 6PM ET
DayVenue & TimeTeam 1Team 2
Thurs, June 12São Paulo 17:00BrazilA2
Fri, June 13Natal, 13:00A3A4
Salvador, 16:00B1B2
Cuiabá, 19:00B2B3
Sat, June 14Belo Horizonte, 13:00C1C2
Fortaleza, 16:00D1D2
Recife, 19:00C3C4
Manaus, 22:00D3D4
Sun, June 15Brasilia, 13:00E1E2
Porto Alegre, 16:00E3E4
Rio de Janeiro, 19:00F1F2
Mon, June 16Salvador, 13:00G1G2
Curitiba, 16:00F3F4
Natal, 19:00G3G4
Tues, June 17Belo Horizonte, 13:00H1H2
Fortaleza, 16:00BrazilA3
Cuiabá, 19:00H3H4
Wed, June 18Porto Alegre, 13:00B4B2
Manaus, 16:00A4A2
Rio de Janeiro, 19:00B1B2
Thurs, June 19Brasilia, 13:00C1C3
São Paulo, 16:00D1D3
Natal, 19:00C4C2
Fri, June 20Recife, 13:00D4D2
Salvador, 16:00E1E3
Curitiba, 19:00E4E2
Sat, June 21Belo Horizonte, 13:00F1F3
Fortaleza, 16:00G1G3
Cuiabá, 19:00F4F2
Sun, June 22Porto Alegre, 13:00H4H2
Manaus, 16:00G4G2
Rio de Janeiro, 19:00H1H3
Mon, June 23Curitiba, 13:00B4B1
São Paulo, 13:00B2B3
Recife, 17:00A2A3
Tues, June 24Natal, 13:00D4D1
Belo Horizonte, 13:00D2D3
Cuiabá, 17:00C4C1
Fortaleza, 17:00C2C3
Wed, June 25Porto Alegre, 13:00F4F1
Salvado, 13:00F2F3
Manaus, 17:00E4E1
Rio de Janeiro, 17:00E2E3
Thurs, June 26Recife, 13:00G4G1
Brasilia, 13:00G2G3
São Paulo,, 17:00H4H1
Curitiba, 17:00H2H3
Sat, June 28ROUND OF 16
Belo Horizonte, 13:00Winner Group ARunner-up Group B
Rio de Janeiro, 17:00Winner Group CRunner-up Group D
Sun, June 29Fortaleza 13:00Winner Group BRunner-up Group A
Recife, 17:00Winner Group DRunner-up Group C
Mon, June 30Brasilia, 13:00Winner Group ERunner-up Group F
Porto Alegre, 17:00Winner Group GRunner-up Group H
Tues, July 1São Paulo, 13:00Winner Group FRunner-up Group E
Salvador, 17:00Winner Group HRunner-up Group G
Rio de Janeiro, 13:00
Fortaleza, 17:00
Sat, July 5Brasilia, 13:00
Salvador, 17:00
Tues, July 8Belo Horizonte, 17:00
Weds, July 9São Paulo, 17:00
Sat, July 12Brasilia, 17:00
Sun, July 13Rio de Janeiro, 16:00


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National Donut Day


Happy National Donut Day!

Every first Friday in June, donut lovers all rise to celebrate a wonderful circle of sweet, doughy goodness that has a day set aside ‘holey’ in its honor.

This year, mark your calendars for Friday, June 6, when Americans everywhere kick back and enjoy a frosty one on National Donut Day 2014.

National Donut Day fun facts

Who gets the first donut? Some historians can trace the donut back to a fried treat served by New Yorkers during 18th century Dutch colonial days.

Donut citing: The first-ever written mention of the donut was made in 1809 when American writer Washington Irving immortalized them as “balls of sweetened dough, fried in hog’s fat, and called doughnuts…”

The first Donut Day? The very first National Donut Day was instituted by the Salvation Army to honor the “donut Lassies” who had kept American soldiers in Europe well-supplied with donuts during World War I. (So if an army marches on its stomach – did the humble donut really help win the war? Possibly.)

America’s favorite? Today, Entenmann’s remains the largest donut-maker in the United States, producing more than 40 million boxes a year. The company’s rich frosted chocolate donut has been the #1 best seller since its introduction in 1972.

How to celebrate National Donut Day

As usual, watch for national donut chains like Dunkin’ Donuts and Krispy Kreme occupying battle stations on National Donut Day, with competitive offers and free donuts to lure in customers in a celebratory mood.

That said, National Donut Day can be celebrated in any way you choose. As long as it’s glazed, powdered, chocolate or plain! Colored sprinkles are extra festive on this hole-iest of holidays, or try mixing it up with morale-boosting Bavarian or Boston Creme.


Homemade Donuts



2 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
1 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1/2 cup milk
1 egg, beaten
1 quart oil for frying



1. Heat oil in deep fryer to 375 degrees F.
2. In a large bowl, mix together flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, cinnamon and nutmeg.
3. Mix in melted butter until dry ingredients become crumbly.
4. Stir in milk and beaten egg.
5. Flour your hands and begin to knead the dough until firm and smooth.
6. Turn dough out onto a floured board and flatten down to 3/8 inch thickness.
7. Dust donut cutter with flour and press into the dough.
8. Slowly and carefully drop donuts into the hot oil and fry for about 1 minute on each side or until golden brown.
9. Drain on paper towels.


(NOTE: You’ll need a donut cutter and a deep fat fryer.)

Helpful hint: For a quick topping, add granulated or powdered sugar to a brown paper bag. Add the donuts, close the top, and give the bag a good shake until donuts are coated.



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