Happy Tuesday everyone, here’s my Top 5 for June 28, 2011 from Len Berman at www.ThatsSports.com.
1. Quick Hits
The L.A. Dodgers file for bankruptcy.
At Wimbledon, the women’s draw got blown up. #1 seed Caroline Wozniacki, and both Williams sisters are out.
The US women’s World Cup soccer team makes its 2011 debut against Korea today in Germany.
Lorenzo Charles, who scored the NCAA championship-winning basket for Jim Valvano’s North Carolina State team in 1983, was killed in an accident while driving a bus in Raleigh.
Kentucky coach John Calipari gets a 36.5 million dollar contract through 2019.
South Carolina can clinch its 2nd straight College World Series title with a win tonight over Florida.
Wide receiver Terrell Owens is said to have knee surgery for an injury reportedly suffered while taping a TV show for VH1.
2. Lack of Money-ball
Not news, the Dodgers are bankrupt in more ways than one. OK, now they made it official. They filed. So? It’s still a huge mess, with divorces and lawsuits still to come. Who knew that when they referred to the Brooklyn Dodgers so lovingly as Da Bums, they were right on the money, so to speak.
And how odd, that the Dodger offense was anything but bankrupt last night. For the first time in L.A. team history, every starter had a hit, an RBI and a run scored in a 15-0 waxing of the Twins.
There’s a report that the NFL is shopping a first half of the season Thursday night TV package worth $700 million a year. The second half of the season belongs to the NFL Network on Thursdays.
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